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Orrick Takes Another Big Step in a Nearly Two-Decade Quest to Exonerate a California Death Penalty Prisoner

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 08:30

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday appointed Morrison & Foerster to conduct an independent investigation into Kevin Cooper's claims that he's innocent of the quadruple homicide that led to his death penalty conviction. His lawyers at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe are cautiously hopeful the new...

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Litigation Leaders: Goodwin Procter's Joanne Gray on the Firm's Approach to 'Client Centricity'

Tue, 06/01/2021 - 08:30

"In addition to belonging to legal practice areas, our litigators are aligned to our firm's industry groups. This industry focus is not a new focus for us. We have been focused on our clients' industries for more than 20 years."


Litigator of the Week: The Paul Weiss Associate Who Challenged the FAA Decision to Ax Peak-Hour Discount Flight Slots From Newark

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 08:30

Aimee Brown convinced the D.C. Circuit that the FAA's decision to retire desirable takeoff slots at Newark International Airport that formerly belonged to Southwest Airlines violated the Administrative Procedures Act, a win for her client Spirit Airlines.


A Pre-Holiday Weekend Edition of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 08:30

This week's runners-up include teams for Jenner & Block, Latham & Watkins, and Paul Weiss.


Baker Donelson's Bruce McMullen, the Former Top Lawyer for the City of Memphis, Ponders the Return-to-the-Office Balancing Act

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 08:30

McMullen, a commercial litigator who was recently named the managing shareholder of the Am Law 100 firm's two Memphis offices, said that striking the balance between providing work flexibility and maintaining a collaborative culture will be key.


'Hackers Love a Good Crisis': Dechert's Brenda Sharton on the Rise in Cybersecurity Threats and Ransom Demands

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 08:30

Sharton said the remote work environment has forced companies to up their game. One client in the information security space reported a 35-fold increase in phishing emails during the pandemic.


COVID-Related Securities Class Actions Are Still Landing. Here Are Some Worth Keeping an Eye On

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 08:30

According to a new report from ISS Securities Class Action Services, nine COVID-related cases have been filed so far in 2021, including cases targeting large cap companies that allege much more than "you shoulda known what COVID would mean to your business."


With All Eyes on Tim Cook's Testimony, a Spotlight Shines on Two Diverse Trial Teams in Epic Games v. Apple

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 08:30

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has often found herself as the only minority or woman with a speaking role in the tech-heavy antitrust cases she's overseen. The Epic Games v. Apple trial has been different on the front, and the judge has noticed.


Litigators of the Week: The Hogan Lovells Team That Scored the Largest Wrongful Conviction Verdict Ever for 2 N.C. Men

Fri, 05/21/2021 - 08:30

Des Hogan, Liz Lockwood, and David Maxwell of Hogan Lovells led a team that won a $75 million verdict for Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, brothers who were wrongfully convicted, sentenced to death, and spent 31 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 05/21/2021 - 08:25

This week's stellar batch is led by a big trial win that Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison scored for Bloomberg L.P.


When It Comes To Recovering on Securities Class Actions, More Money Means More Complexity

Thu, 05/20/2021 - 08:30

Please forgive us as we paraphrase the late, great economic philosopher The Notorious B.I.G.


Georgia Appeals Court Nixes Arbitration Order in Case of Customer Murdered by Uber Driver

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 14:13

The appellate panel said evidence showed that a tiny link to Uber's terms and conditions, including mandatory arbitration, was hidden by a pop-up keyboard and may have never been seen by the murdered man.


What It Takes to Make Partner As a Litigator These Days

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 08:30

Taken in the aggregate, partnership promotion success stories can tell us something about what it takes these days to win the proverbial pie-eating contest where the prize is more pie.


A Dozen Questions To Answer Before Negotiating a Protective Order in Civil Litigation

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 01:18

Little creates as much havoc in civil litigation as an ill-conceived or misunderstood protective order. Aimee Fagan and Phillip Aurentz of Sidley Austin have some tips to avoid common pitfalls.


Can't Judges Just All Get Along? The Case for a Collegial Judiciary

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 10:37

"Collegiality doesn't happen just because you snap a finger. It's something you've really got to work at," said Retired Minnesota District Court Judge Kevin Burke.


Litigator of the Week: A Kirkland Partner's 12-Year Quest to Get Fair Treatment for Maryland's HBCUs Yields a Half-Billion Settlement

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 08:30

"When all is said and done, I think this will be the case that my kids and grandkids will look back at as being the crowning achievement of my career," says Kirkland's Mike Jones.


This Week's Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 08:25

This week's lineup includes an eminent domain win for a water utility in California by a team at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips after 67 days of trial testimony.


Do We Know Hate When We See It?

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 08:30

"Until someone really understands the definition of hate, they may not be prepared to deal with it," said Alameda Superior Court Judge Trina Thompson.


Abortion Rights Win at US Supreme Leads to Court Clash Over Big Law Fees

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 16:35

O'Melveny & Myers and Morrison & Foerster are among the firms seeking fees for advocacy in a long-running abortion rights case that went to the Supreme Court last term. Stanford's Jeff Fisher, the veteran Supreme Court practitioner, is among the lawyers whose work on the case was highlighted in a...

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From Pro Se Longshot to Pro Bono Victor: Kirkland Gets Habeas Win in Illinois Murder Case to Stand Up on Appeal

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 08:30

The Seventh Circuit last week upheld a ruling tossing the 2000 murder conviction of Julius Evans, whom lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis have represented since 2016.