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Litigators of the Week: A Defense Win for the NCAA in the First Concussion Suit to Go to Trial

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 07:30

A trial team led by Will Stute, William Molinski and David Fuad of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe won the first jury trial seeking to hold the NCAA liable for concussion-related injuries from playing college football.


Litigator of the Week Runner-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 07:25

The runner-up spot this week goes to a team at Paul Weiss that got a big appellate reversal for data analytics company Mu Sigma knocking out a long-running lawsuit brought by Walworth Investments.


Credibility: Hard to Get for Litigators. Easy to Lose.

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 07:30

Third Circuit Judge L. Felipe Restrepo suggests that lawyers concede as much as they possibly can without harming their client's position. "It really helps judges and it helps juries understand that you're a serious person and you're there to only dispute what really matters."


What It Takes For a Litigator to Lead a Local Big Firm Office

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 07:30

Local leaders have to have an appetite for the sorts of administrative and managerial work that lots of lawyers try to avoid.


An Early-Week Edition of Litigator of the Week Shout Outs

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 07:30

With a two-week cycle of Litigator of the Week landing on Friday, let's give this bonus batch of shout-out-worthy litigation results a moment to shine.


Litigation Leaders: W. Brantley Phillips Jr. of Bass, Berry & Sims On the Measure of Success

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 07:30

"What counts as 'success' can vary widely from case-to-case depending on the business goal," said Phillips, who is based in Nashville. "Our team understands that, and we measure our success based on how well we are able to assist our clients in reaching their goals."


Litigators of the Week: The Shareholders' Team Behind the Record $1B Cash Settlement with Dell

Fri, 11/18/2022 - 07:30

Three weeks before a scheduled trial in Delaware's Court of Chancery, Silpa Maruri of Quinn Emanuel, Ned Weinberger of Labaton Sucharow, and Chad Johnson of Robbins Geller hammered out a settlement for Dell minority shareholders who claim they were shortchanged in a 2018 stock conversion deal.


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

Fri, 11/18/2022 - 07:25

Our runners-up at Irell & Manella brought home a $948.8 million damages verdict for VLSI Technology LLC in its third West Texas patent trial showdown over computer processing technology with Intel Corp.


The Legal Profession Presents Some Unique Challenges to Mental Health. Stigma Need Not Be One of Them.

Thu, 11/17/2022 - 07:30

"We can all help overcome this stigma by acknowledging that this distress to one's mental health is a common human condition, requiring simply compassion, patience, and heartfelt support," said Thomas Leff, a trial lawyer based in Wilmington, Delaware, during a web discussion sponsored by ABOTA.


Lessons on Law Firm Management from Leaders Who Litigate

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 07:30

Here's what litigators who hold firmwide leadership positions say about what it takes to inspire confidence from colleagues and get things done.


'It's a Fun Job, Right?': Susman Godfrey's Jacob Buchdahl on Celebrating Team Success

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 07:30

The Susman partner says an important part of leadership at trial is "recognizing just how dependent you are on every single member of the team."


Litigators of the Week: Acquittals in the 'Espionage Lite' Trial of Tom Barrack and Protégé

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 07:30

Michael Schachter and Randall Jackson of Willkie Farr & Gallagher defended Colony Capital founder and former Trump advisor Tom Barrack from charges he conspired to act as an illegal agent of the United Arab Emirates, with Abbe Lowell of Winston & Strawn representing his twenty-something...

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Another Jam-Packed Edition of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 07:25

Runners-up this week include litigators from Goodwin Procter, Jenner & Block, and Munger Tolles.


Meta Cuts Hit Legal Department, Slamming Brakes on Its Explosive Growth

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 08:02

"Whichever Meta lawyers are laid off will be able to land softly. They're not going to take massive pay cuts, but they may have to show some flexibility," legal recruiter Mike Evers said.


How Opioid Litigation Is Creating 'a New Breed' of Plaintiffs Lawyer

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 07:30

"It's going to create a very formidable plaintiffs bar in our country going forward given the level of expertise provided to a new group of younger lawyers," says Jayne Conroy of Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the three co-leads of the plaintiffs' executive committee in the National Prescription...

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Plaintiffs Counsel Jayne Conroy: Trials Have Been 'Front and Center' in Driving Opioid Settlements

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 07:30

"The trial is the place where—win or lose—the information gets out to the public and people can start to look at it and even build on it for the next case that comes around," says Conroy, one of the three co-leads of the plaintiffs' executive committee in the National Prescription...

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What's the Litigation Outlook as Legal Industry Faces an Economic 'Inflection Point'?

Tue, 11/08/2022 - 07:30

Recent industry surveys from Thomson Reuters and Berkeley Research Group point to belt-tightening and less deal work across the legal industry. But there might be more disputes springing out of the deals actually moving forward.


Litigation Leaders: Pryor Cashman Co-Chairs Say Being a Litigator 'Is and Should Be a Passion'

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 07:30

"Wherever possible we try to staff our cases with one or two partners working with one or two associates so that everyone on each team is actually an active part of the whole rather than feeling as if they are doing piecework," said Todd Soloway, who co-chairs the 71-litigator group with Donald...

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Litigators of the Week: Wilmer Wins Big 'Simply Prepaid' Trademark Fight for T-Mobile

Fri, 11/04/2022 - 08:30

Joseph Mueller and Brittany Amadi of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr won summary judgment that Simply Wireless abandoned its unregistered trademark for "Simply Prepaid." Their client T-Mobile has generated more than $1 billion in revenues from its "Simply Prepaid" services.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 11/04/2022 - 08:25

John Byron and his team at Steptoe & Johnson are runners-up for upholding their Chancery Court win requiring CorePower Yoga to buy 34 studios from their client Level 4 Yoga, a Corepower franchisee.