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Litigation Leaders: Sidley Austin's Yvette Ostolaza and Mark Hopson on Building an Elite International Team of Trial and Appellate Lawyers

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 07:30

"Our best client relationships are those where we are working with multiple teams within the client's legal and business departments," says Hopson. "We are also honest with our clients in terms of what we can and, sometimes more importantly, what we can't do. Clients appreciate that honesty."


Women Argued Less Than 30% of Cases at the Minn. High Court Last Year. This Susman 2nd Year Who Just Argued There Has Some Ideas

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 07:30

"Firms have to allow clients to get to know the associates and the young lawyers, not just when it comes time to do the arguments, but to be part of trial team calls, to be part of the pitch that brings in the case," says Susman Godfrey's Beatrice Franklin.


Litigators of the Week: The Irell Trial Team That Landed a Whopping $2.175B Patent Verdict Against Intel in Waco

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 07:30

After a six-day trial, it took jurors less than four hours of deliberations to side with the Irell team led by Morgan Chu, Ben Hattenbach and Alan Heinrich and their client, VLSI Technology LLC.


Another Stacked Week of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 07:25

After three years of litigation on behalf of crew members of the USS Pueblo and their families, a team from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp last week won a $2.3 billion damages award against North Korea among the largest ever awards in a state-sponsored terrorism case.


AI for Litigators? How McDermott Is Using Algorithms to Flag Potential Issues for Clients and Get Their Hands on Hot Docs Faster

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 07:30

The folks at McDermott Will & Emery say their in-house artificial intelligence tools allow them to visualize data, spot potential compliance issues, and surface key documents quickly.


Amazon, Fenwick Win $4.8M Fee Award in Multidistrict Patent Litigation

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 20:11

PersonalWeb Technologies had accused more than 80 Amazon customers of infringement. A federal judge in San Jose wrote that, even accounting only for fees tied to PersonalWeb's misconduct, Amazon was entitled to about 75% of its request.


A Big Law Trial Lawyer's Story of Pain, Loss and Healing

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:30

What if you had to walk away from your career, right at its height, because of a debilitating disease? Vern Winters, who is in the process of retiring from Sidley Austin, writes about having to face those facts—and to find a way past them.


Along Came SPACs, and Then SPAC Litigation

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 08:24

Lawsuits related to special purpose acquisition companies will have many similarities to traditional securities and M&A litigation, but will also develop their own rubrics given the unique features of the SPAC model, writes Stephen Blake of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.


Wake Up, Big Law: Your Diversity Issues Might Very Well Become Loss-of-Influence Issues

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 07:30

Progressives are calling on the Biden administration to expand the pool of potential federal judicial nominees beyond the Am Law 200 partners and prosecutors who have routinely filled vacancies during the Obama and Trump administrations.