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Quinn Emanuel Name Partner and Growth 'Visionary' Bill Urquhart Dies at 72

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 17:21

Urquhart was the chief driver of the firm's recruiting initiatives as it grew from a 15-lawyer boutique to an 800-plus-lawyer global litigation powerhouse.


Opening Day Highlights: A Supreme Court Argument Debut, and a New Format

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:05

Sarah Schrup, head of Northwestern University School of Law's Supreme Court practicum, was the first lawyer to make use of the new two minutes of uninterrupted argument time.


Second Circuit Gets Immediate Appeal After US Judge Dismisses Trump Challenge to Subpoena of Tax Returns

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:28

Within about 90 minutes of the district judge's decision, the Second Circuit granted a temporary administrative stay pending expedited review by the court. A date for the hearing was not immediately set.


DLA Piper Partner Who Alleged Assault Drags Kamala Harris Into Arbitration Dispute

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 01:07

Harris, who is married to a DLA Piper partner, has called out mandatory arbitration in the past.


Daily Dicta: This Grateful Company Named a Video Game Character After Their Lawyer. How Do Other Clients Say Thank You?

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 01:00

Nintendo named an iconic video game character after John Kirby, a retired Latham & Watkins partner who died last week. It got me thinking: What do other clients do to show appreciation for lawyers who deliver key wins?


Sandy Hook Families Hire Ex-SG Don Verrilli for Fight With Gunmaker Remington

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 18:31

Verrilli is leading the plaintiffs' case before the U.S. Supreme Court, as Remington argues that federal law protects it from liability in the 2012 school shooting.


Firm Can't Revive Defamation Suit Over Negative Online Reviews

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 17:15

The Second District Court of Appeal was "troubled" that Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo and name partner Alexander Cohen failed to cite "directly applicable contrary authority" in a case where it upheld a win for a former client's daughter accused of making defamatory posts on review sites, including Yelp...

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Cooley Says Elizabeth Holmes Has Growing Unpaid Legal Bill In Theranos Civil Case

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:56

Cooley's Stephen Neal, John Dwyer and Jeffrey Lombard have asked to bow out of a civil case in Arizona federal court, saying Holmes hasn't paid them in more than a year and likely won't be able to going forward.


Paul Weiss Takes a Sideswipe at Gibson Dunn in New SCOTUS Brief in Consumer Bureau Case

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:17

Paul Weiss appellate leader Kannon Shanmugam wants the U.S. Supreme Court to take his challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The court received a new and competing petition, from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a few days ago.


And the LOTW Runners Up...

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 15:31

Honorable mention goes to lawyers from Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Dechert; O'Melveny & Myers; Quinn Emanuel; Pepper Hamilton; Nixon Peabody; Mayer Brown; Norton Rose and Gibson Dunn.


After 60,000 Hours, Skadden and Weil Near End of Innocence Project Backlog

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 14:55

The two Am Law 100 firms and the Innocence Project are close to clearing the group's backlog of thousands of requests for assistance.


Say Your Piece, SCOTUS Advocates. But Only for Two Minutes

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 14:29

The U.S. Supreme Court's hot bench will cool down, at least for the opening two minutes of an advocate's argument, according to a new guide. "Let's see how long it lasts," one scholar says.