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2 Public Company GCs Weigh In on the Current Litigation Landscape

Thu, 11/03/2022 - 08:30

Michael Ullmann, the outgoing GC of Johnson & Johnson, and David Battisti, the GC of Penske Transportation Solutions, gave a window into difficult litigation discussions with executives and corporate board during a summit on law, policy and politics sponsored by the Institute for Legal Reform at...

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Five Years In, Some Thoughts on #MeToo, Law Firms and Litigation

Wed, 11/02/2022 - 08:30

The movement has fueled an emphasis on disclosure and transparency.


Litigator of the Week (Updated) FAQs

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 20:00

An overview of the weekly Litigator of the Week feature.


Talk Data to Me

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 08:30

There have been a couple of interesting streams that have been flowing through this column-space of late. On the one hand, there's been a lot


A Data-Based Leap of Faith: Chewing on Predictive Analytics With Law Firm Marketing Pro Kimberly Rennick

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 08:30

Rennick, the chief marketing and business development officer for the Americas at Allen & Overy, earlier in her career helped harness data to retain clients at DLA Piper.


Litigators of the Week: Cahill Gets a Defense Verdict for Credit Suisse as Last Bank Standing in Foreign Exchange Class Action

Fri, 10/28/2022 - 08:30

While 15 other banks paid plaintiffs a total of more than $2.3 billion to settle claims they conspired to manipulate the $5 trillion-per-day foreign exchange currency market, Herbert Washer, Edward Moss and Tammy Roy of Cahill Gordon & Reindel defended Credit Suisse at trial and won.


A Frightfully Full Edition of Litigator of the Week Runners-Ups and Shout Outs

Fri, 10/28/2022 - 08:25

Dan Webb of Winston & Strawn led a team representing Versata Software in a three-week trial involving automotive configuration software where a Detroit jury hit Ford Motor Co. with a $100 million damages verdict.


Turning the Courtroom into a Kitchen Table: Uncovering Juror Bias During Voir Dire With Mike Brown of Nelson Mullins

Thu, 10/27/2022 - 08:30

"It's all about the jury," says Mike Brown of Nelson Mullins. "We can all think that we're tremendous trial lawyers and we have all these great skills. But it really does depend on who's in the box."


The Curious Case of a Long-Missing Charles White Drawing

Wed, 10/26/2022 - 08:30

A federal judge in Manhattan last week sided with Howard University in an ownership fight over a drawing that had been missing from the school's collection since the 1970s.


'Don't Waste the Court's Time': A Delaware Chancery Court Primer from Paul Weiss's Andre Bouchard

Tue, 10/25/2022 - 08:30

"You've got to jealously guard when you get the court involved in matters," says Bouchard, the former Chancellor of Delaware's Court of Chancery, now a partner at Paul Weiss.


'Story's Not a Gimmick': Using Images and Digital Technology to Drive Home Your Message to Juries

Mon, 10/24/2022 - 08:30

"When people get involved in a good story, attention spans lengthen," says Ohio trial lawyer Jim Casey. "Story defeats bias. It defeats resistance and it crosses generations."


Litigator of the Week: Kasowitz Partner Reps 'Platinum Cooperator' in FCPA Case Involving Venezuelan State Oil Company

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 08:30

Daniel Fetterman of Kasowitz Benson Torres represented Venezualan businessman Abraham Shiera, who received a sentence of one year and a day of prison time, a significant downward departure from the guidelines range for his role in the bribery scandal involving PDVSA, the Venezuelan state-run oil...

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

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 08:25

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Ridley, McGreevy & Winocur secured the dismissal of criminal charges against the last two remaining individual defendants in the government's long-running probe of alleged price-fixing in the market for broiler chickens.


The Advantages of Authenticity: 'You Can't Tell an Effective Story as Someone Else'

Thu, 10/20/2022 - 08:30

Sara Williams of Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys says she became a better trial attorney after getting over the idea she needed to be Atticus Finch.


A Roadmap for Handling the Stress of High-Profile Trial Work

Wed, 10/19/2022 - 08:30

Minneapolis District Judge Peter Cahill, who oversaw the murder trial of the police officer who killed George Floyd, says its good to recognize the things that are within your control and those that are not when you're faced with the stress inherent in a high-profile trial.


Taking Stock of the Shrinking, But Still Massive, Opioid Docket

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 08:30

A half-dozen years after the first cases seeking to hold drug companies, distributors and pharmacies liable for the costs of dealing with the opioid crisis, our colleague Amanda Bronstad gives a thorough rundown of the current state of play.


Litigation Leaders: Knobbe Martens' Co-Chairs on Recruiting IP Litigators Early in Their Career and Teaching Them To Collaborate

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 08:30

"We believe strongly in giving younger lawyers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience very early on, and we have a shorter partnership track—six years—than most other firms," says Sheila Swaroop, who has co-chaired the firm's litigation practice with partner Michael Friedland since...

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Litigators of the Week: 5 Weeks Into Countrywide Trial, Quinn and Patterson Belknap Bring Home $1.84B Settlement for Ambac

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 08:30

A trial team led by Michael Carlinsky and Manisha Sheth at Quinn Emanuel and Peter Tomlinson at Patterson Belknap landed the market-moving payout for monoline insurer Ambac in the case dating back to the mortgage meltdown.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 08:25

Our first runners-up this week are Josh Koskoff, Chris Mattei and Alinor Sterling of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder who landed a nearly $1 billion verdict


One Last 'Reality Check': Kat Hacker of Bartlit Beck on Running Mock Trials

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 08:30

"What our practice is all driving towards is trial and that moment where you stand up and you have somebody decide are you going to win or are you going to lose," Hacker said. "Mocks are the first opportunity to get that feedback about your case—and a pretty close corollary to trial."