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Litigation-Heavy Firms Faced Financial Headwinds in 2020. Can They Expect a Better 2021?

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 08:30

The economic slowdown that we saw in the first half of 2020 might not have quite the litigation repercussions of prior slowdowns, but open courts make for busier litigators.


Potential Mentors Are Everywhere

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 20:35

Mentors can be anyone willing to listen and help and they don't have to look like you, writes former Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears.


Trailblazing Judge Paul Feinman Dead Shortly After Retirement From NY Court of Appeals

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 12:15

The judge redefined what was possible for LGBTQ lawyers in New York, said Matthew Skinner, executive director of The Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission, last week.


For First Biden Judicial Nominees, Big Law Was More Career Booster Rocket than Brass Ring

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 08:30

Lawyers with Big Law on their resume made up a majority of the president's first batch of nominees. But they might not all consider themselves "Big Law" attorneys.


Citing 'Temporary' Effects, Litigation-Heavy Munger Tolles Posts Revenue, Profit Dip

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 18:20

"Unlike some firms, we're not so focused on budget and financial goals and all of that," said Malcolm Heinicke, co-managing partner of the firm.


Liberal Groups Cheer Biden's First Judicial Nominees, But Say Work Remains

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 16:03

"This list powerfully affirms that nominees who are racially diverse and whose professional background reflects a broad range of practice are available to serve on the federal bench," said Sherrilyn Ifill, the president and director-counsel of the NAACP LDF.


No Sympathy for the Devil: Nike Turns to Arnold & Porter to Sue the Designer Behind 'Satan Shoe'

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 08:30

Nike on Monday turned to Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer to sue New York-based design company MSCHF for trademark infringement. MSCHF sold a limited run of 666 Nike Air Max 97 sneakers that its website said included "60CC INK AND 1 DROP HUMAN BLOOD" and featured images and themes associated with...

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Queens Trial Adjourned After Legal Aid Lawyer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 20:11

Jury selection in the case began March 24, part of last week's resumption of in-person jury trials around New York state.


With 3 Retirements Coming in Less Than a Year, New York's Top Court Enters Period of Uncertainty

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 15:21

Three judges are set to leave the court over a 10-month span. Legal experts say the shakeup is a critical moment for New York's highest court.


With 4 Defamation Suits and Counting, Voting Machine Company Taps Susman Godfrey to Bolster Legal Team

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 09:00

Susman Godfrey is joining Clare Locke as "equal partners" in the defamation lawsuits Dominion Voting Systems filed over statements made about its role in the 2020 election.


Litigation Leaders: Cozen O'Connor's Jim Heller on Building Trial-Ready Product Liability, White Collar and Class Action Teams

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 08:30

"We have a deep bench of attorneys who have taken trials to verdicts. I am very comfortable stating that each of the attorneys in the litigation department is ready to try cases."


Litigators of the Week: After COVID Forced a Trade Secrets Mistrial, This Hogan Lovells Duo Scored a $152M Verdict on Second-Go

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 08:30

A nine-figure jury verdict win is impressive under any circumstances. But everything that led up to the East Texas verdict Maria Boyce and Cristina Rodriguez of Hogan Lovells scored for client ResMan makes it all the more impressive.


A Stoked Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 08:25

Solid results from Goodwin Procter, Mayer Brown, Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins, Paul Hastings, and White & Case,


Has COVID Created a New Crop of Plaintiff-Friendly Jurors?

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:45

Defendants have tended to try to avoid jurors who express a heightened sense of fearfulness and tendency to worry about things. What about fears related to COVID?


Rob Bonta, Progressive Calif. Lawmaker, Is Picked for State Attorney General

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 17:45

"Rob has become a national leader in the fight to repair our justice system and defend the rights of every Californian," Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement.


Burford Capital's Profits Dip for 2nd Straight Year, but Its Business With Corporations Grows

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:33

Burford officials pointed to CFOs being increasingly open to working directly with litigation funders.


Between Two Teds: Gibson Dunn's Star Litigators Become Podcasters

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 15:18

Ted Boutrous and Ted Olson are chatting about their careers in a new podcast, allowing them to promote their names and capabilities to clients, law students and the general public.


Meet the Ballard Spahr Partner Protecting Press Access to the Derek Chauvin Trial in Minneapolis

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 08:30

"Let people watch the process, because they will trust it more if they can see it," says Ballard Spahr partner Leita Walker, who has represented a coalition of media outlets covering the trial of the former police officer charged in George Floyd's death.


A Subject That Keeps Partners Up at Night and Law Firm GCs Employed: 'There's Nothing Ever Clear in Conflicts'

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 08:30

For a big enough law firm, conflicts provide enough thorny questions in murky territory to provide a certain level of job security for firm GCs.


IP Litigation Boutique Desmarais Expands to Washington, Beefs Up ITC Practice

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 07:01

Three partners from Troutman Pepper, led by Goutam Patnaik, will add to the firm's presence at the International Trade Commission. Partner Justin Wilcox is relocating from New York to manage the office and step up D.C.-area recruiting.