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Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 07:25

Defense lawyers at Libby Hoopes Brooks & Mulvey and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan won acquittals for the former fencing coach of Harvard and a parent accused of bribing him to get his sons recruited.


Litigators Weigh In With What to Watch for in 2023

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 07:30

Where I see uncertainty, you see fertile ground for disputes.


This Gibson Dunn Team Shows You Can Get Associates Reps While Winning

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 07:30

"You have to be in the cage swinging, getting pitches. You don't get better if you're not," says partner Collin Cox who led a team of three associates to a $15 million trial victory in Dallas federal court.


Litigation Leaders: Davis Polk's Jim Rouhandeh on Recruiting and Training Top-Flight Associates—"the Lifeblood of the Firm"

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 07:30

"I was thinking at a recent partners meeting that one day all of us will be retired, replaced by our current and future associates," says Rouhandeh, the head of the firm's litigation department. "It is our job to prepare them for that day, in order to ensure and enhance the legacy of this great...

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Litigators of the Week: In Pursuit of Funds from Kazakhstan Bank Collapse, Boies Schiller Team Gets $100M Verdict

Fri, 12/23/2022 - 07:30

Last week, jurors in Manhattan federal court routed a significant sliver of billions in absconded funds back to BTA Bank thanks to the trial work of Matthew Schwartz, John Zach and Craig Wenner of Boies Schiller Flexner.


A Veritable Blizzard of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 12/23/2022 - 07:25

First up, a Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher team led by Collin Cox gets a runner-up spot this week for bringing home a $15 million jury verdict for client


Curtain Call: One Last Look at 2022's Litigators of the Week

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 07:30

With one more LOTW set to land tomorrow, the race to see which firm will land the most winners this year is already wrapped up.


Litigation Leaders: Kramer Levin's Barry Berke on Being 'Trial Lawyers and Not Just Litigators'

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 07:30

"That trial lawyer approach has helped us achieve great success for our clients not only for those cases we do try, but also for those cases we get dismissed early, where we achieve a favorable settlement, or where we avoid having a case brought in the first instance," Berke says.


Litigators of the Week: Navigating a Family Food Fight Over the World's Largest Mozzarella Maker

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 07:30

Cliff Stricklin of King & Spalding and Mike Hofmann of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner helped defuse the emotional elements of a business lawsuit that doubled as a family dispute involving the world's largest mozzarella maker.


A Cavalcade of Worthy Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 07:25

Our first runners-up his week are litigators at Quinn Emanuel who scored key defense wins in a pair of proposed privacy class actions brought on behalf of users of Google's Chrome browser.


A Whole Lotta Hustle, a Boost From Partners and Client Buy-In: A Latham Associate's Recipe for Landing 11 Appellate Arguments

Thu, 12/15/2022 - 07:30

Samir Deger-Sen came to Latham as a collegiate debate world champion and three-time federal clerk. But even he had to work to find appellate argument opportunities.


Why Litigators Are Susceptible to the Effects of Secondary Trauma and What to Do About It

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 07:30

"As an attorney, working with clients who are struggling with difficult issues impacts us," says Angela Downes, a professor at UNT Dallas College of Law.


Learning to Listen and When to Sit Down: Takeaways from the Lit Daily's 'Best I've Ever Seen' Series

Tue, 12/13/2022 - 07:30

That looks like fun. How could I do that? That was the general approach I took after I heard Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan founder John


VMWare's Brooks Beard Supplements a 'Small But Mighty' Litigation Group By Deputizing Others on the Legal Team

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 07:30

"It's a fantastic model that allows us to run lean and mean as a litigation team while getting an opportunity to work with the extremely talented attorneys and legal professionals we have spread across the full legal team," Beard said.


Litigators of the Week: Trump Org Prosecutors Secure Across-the-Board Guilty Verdict in Tax Fraud Trial

Fri, 12/09/2022 - 07:30

Susan Hoffinger, Joshua Steinglass and their colleagues at the Manhattan district attorney's office secured a guilty verdict on all 17 counts in the tax fraud trial against two of former President Donald Trump's business entities.


Another Impressive Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 12/09/2022 - 07:25

This week's runners-up are Barry Berke, Dani James and their team at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel got a ruling knocking out the bribery charges facing former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin.


What the Litigation Daily Is Watching Out for in 2023

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 07:30

What will the circuit courts have to say about the sudden surge of mass tort-related bankruptcies? Will midsize firms grab a bigger piece of the litigation pie? And what do the current economic headwinds portend for litigators?


A Clerk Hiring Conundrum

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 07:30

A new study based on in-depth interviews with 50 federal appeals court judges found they often fail to tap their colleagues for tips on how they've broadened their own pool of clerkship candidates.


Four Cases. Three Arguments. Two Circuits. One Week.

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 07:30

Theane Evangelis of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher discusses what it was like handling three oral arguments in four cases for gig economy clients on back-to-back days in two separate circuit courts last month.


Taking a Data-Centric Approach to Managing Tort Claims

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 07:30

Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial partners Johnny Friedman and Shane O'Neill have been moonlighting for the past two years as co-founders of DataGavel, a tech platform designed to bring data aggregation and deep collaboration to the torts practice.