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The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms

By Sam Bell and Pamela Wilkinson

The legal market expanded more tentatively in 2023 than in previous years amid a slowdown in demand for legal services, especially in transactions, an area that has been sluggish but is expected to quicken in the near future.

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Strategic Hiring Was The New Normal For BigLaw In 2023

By Emma Cueto

The 400 largest law firms by headcount in the U.S. grew more slowly in 2023 than in the previous two years, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP surpassed the 3,000-attorney threshold, according to the latest Law360 ranking.

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TOP NEWS

Trump Rests In NY Hush Money Trial, Declining To Testify

By Frank Runyeon and Stewart Bishop

Donald Trump rested his defense Tuesday in the Manhattan district attorney's criminal hush money case, closing out the testimony and setting the stage for deliberations next week after the former president opted not to take the witness stand.

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Coverage Recap: Day 16 Of Trump's NY Hush Money Trial

By Stewart Bishop

Law360 reporters are providing live updates from the Manhattan criminal courthouse as Donald Trump goes on trial for allegedly falsifying business records related to hush money payments ahead of the 2016 election. Here's a recap from Tuesday, day 16 of the trial.

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UMich Punished Officer For Talking To Press, Jury Finds

By Danielle Ferguson

A jury in Detroit federal court on Tuesday awarded a University of Michigan police officer $300,000 in emotional distress damages, finding the school unlawfully retaliated against him after he spoke with a journalist about its alleged mishandling of a sexual assault report.

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More Classified Docs Were Found After Mar-A-Lago Raid

By Carolina Bolado

Additional classified documents were found at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, including in Trump's bedroom, after the FBI's August 2022 search of the Florida property, according to a filing unsealed Tuesday in the criminal case accusing him of mishandling classified documents.

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Tuna Buyers Seeking $1B In July Price-Fixing Trial

By Nadia Dreid

Tuna buyers who are taking StarKist, its parent company and a private investment firm that put money into Bumble Bee Foods to trial on allegations of conspiring to hike the price of the tinned fish will be asking for over $1 billion in damages once all is said and done.

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Feds Can't Show Autonomy Jury Report Showing Audit Issues

By Bonnie Eslinger

The California federal judge overseeing a criminal trial over claims Autonomy's former CEO conned HP into buying the U.K. company for $11.7 billion denied prosecutors' bid Tuesday to show jurors a British accounting watchdog's findings that Deloitte failed to catch misleading information in Autonomy's books.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Earth, Wind & Fire Cover Band Owes $750K In TM Suit

By Ivan Moreno

A Florida federal judge has ordered a concert producer and promoter to pay $750,000 to the entity that owns the music of Earth, Wind & Fire after the band won a summary judgment ruling in March that found the defendants infringed the legendary group's trademarks by organizing concerts featuring their music and name.

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Bungie's Code Copying Claims Questioned At Seattle Trial

By Rachel Riley

A top product security engineer at Bungie told a Seattle federal jury on Tuesday that a hacker accused of exploiting a popular game to make cheat software likely never had access to the game's source code and acknowledged the game company hasn't seen the cheat code that it claims amounts to copyright infringement.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

5 Lessons From Ex-Vitol Trader's FCPA Conviction

The recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering conviction of former Vitol oil trader Javier Aguilar in a New York federal court provides defense takeaways on issues ranging from the definition of “domestic concern” to jury instruction strategy, says attorney Andrew Feldman.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1

A promotion to partner or election to practice group chair means a slew of new responsibilities and also lots of well-deserved recognition. Law360 reveals the list of attorneys whose commitment to legal excellence earned them highly coveted spots in the law firm leadership ranks. Find out if your old legal friends — or rivals — moved up in the fourth quarter of last year.

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200th Lifetime Judge Confirmed Under Biden

By Courtney Bublé

The U.S. Senate voted 66-28 on Wednesday to confirm U.S. Magistrate Judge Angela M. Martinez as U.S. district judge in the District of Arizona, marking the 200th lifetime federal judicial confirmation under President Joe Biden.

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NY Judicial Nominee Defends Record Amid GOP Criticism

By Courtney Bublé

A judicial nominee for a New York federal court stood by her ruling allowing an inmate convicted of sex offenses to transfer from a male to female prison, amid concerns from Republicans that led to some dramatics Wednesday in a congressional hearing room.

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Analysis

Justices' CFPB Alliance May Save SEC Courts, Not Chevron

By Katie Buehler

A four-justice concurrence to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's unique funding scheme last week carries implications for other cases pending before the court that challenge the so-called administrative state, or the permanent cadre of regulatory agencies and career government enforcers who hold sway over vast swaths of American economic life.

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DA Willis, Trump Judge, and Justice All Roll To Victory In Ga.

By Chart Riggall

The judge and district attorney at the center of former President Donald Trump's Georgia prosecution easily fended off their electoral challengers Tuesday night, while an abortion-rights candidate for the Peach State's highest court fell well short of the mark.

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Feature

Spencer Fane Lures In Big-Name 'Misfits' For Patent Group

By Dani Kass

Spencer Fane LLP has spent the past two years building up what it hopes to be a top-tier intellectual property group, pulling together a "band of misfits" from firms like Fish & Richardson PC and McKool Smith, according to the group's co-leader.

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NY Federal Reserve Associate GC Rejoins Covington

By Jack Rodgers

A former Covington & Burling LLP associate who left the firm 13 years ago to join the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has returned to work as of counsel, the firm announced Tuesday.

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Texas Attys Get Green Light To Charge Subscription Fees

By Lynn LaRowe

An opinion recently issued by the Professional Ethics Committee of the State Bar of Texas gives Lone Star State lawyers the go-ahead to offer subscription-based legal services so long as the arrangement doesn't result in the charging of an "unconscionable fee."

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Feds To Extend Plea Offer To Oath Keepers Atty In Jan. 6 Case

By Ali Sullivan

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that they plan to extend a plea offer to an attorney for the far-right Oath Keepers group charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, but the specifics of the offer could depend on the U.S. Supreme Court's stance on a federal statute often used to prosecute alleged Capitol rioters.

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NC County Sued Over 'Faithful Slaves' Courthouse Monument

By Adrian Cruz

A group of residents of North Carolina's Tyrrell County has sued the county's board of commissioners in North Carolina federal court over an allegedly racist monument outside a courthouse that commemorates "faithful slaves" deemed loyal to the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

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Series

Being An EMT Makes Me A Better Lawyer

While some of my experiences as an emergency medical technician have been unusually painful and searing, the skills I’ve learned — such as triage, empathy and preparedness — are just as useful in my work as a restructuring lawyer, says Marshall Huebner at Davis Polk.

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A&O Shearman

Abrams Fensterman

Adams & Reese

Ahmad Zavitsanos

Akerman LLP

Akin Gump

Albert & Mackenzie

Allen Matkins

Alston & Bird

Amundsen Davis

Anderson Kill

Archer & Greiner

ArentFox Schiff

Armstrong Teasdale

Arnall Golden

Arnold & Porter

Atheria Law

Atkinson Andelson

Ausley McMullen

Avila Rodriguez

Axinn Veltrop

BAL LLP

Babst Calland

Baker & Hostetler

Baker Botts

Baker Donelson

Baker McKenzie

Baker Sterchi

Balch & Bingham

Ball Janik

Ballard Spahr

Banker Lopez

Banner Witcoff

Barack Ferrazzano

Barclay Damon

Barley Snyder

Barnes & Thornburg

Barrasso Usdin

Bass Berry

Bast Amron

Beasley Allen

Beck Redden

Becker & Poliakoff

Bell Nunnally

Benesch

Berger Montague

Berger Singerman

Berman Tabacco

Bernstein Litowitz

Bernstein Shur

Best Best & Krieger

Beveridge & Diamond

Bilzin Sumberg

Birch Stewart

Bird Marella

Blake Cassels

Blank Rome

Blankingship & Keith

Bodman PLC

Boies Schiller

Bond Schoeneck

Bookoff McAndrews

Bowman & Brooke

Bracewell LLP

Brach Eichler

Bradley Arant

Brand Woodward

BraunHagey & Borden

Bremer Whyte

Bressler Amery

Bricker Graydon

Brinkley Morgan

Brock & Scott

Brooks Pierce

Brouse McDowell

Brown Goldstein

Brown Rudnick

Brownstein Hyatt

Bryan Cave

Buchalter APC

Buchanan Ingersoll

Buckley LLP

Burke Williams & Sorensen

Burns & Levinson

Burns White

Burr & Forman

Butler Snow LLP

Butler Weihmuller

Butzel Long

Cadwalader Wickersham

Cahill Gordon

Calfee Halter

Cantor Colburn

Carlson Caspers

Carlton Fields

Carr Allison

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Chapman & Cutler

Chartwell Law

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Cipriani & Werner

Clark Hill

Cleary Gottlieb

Clifford Chance

Clifford Law Offices

Coats Rose

Coblentz Patch

Cohen & Gresser

Cohen Milstein

Cohen Seglias

Cohen Ziffer

Cole Schotz

Cole Scott

Conn Maciel

Connell Foley

Conroy Simberg

Constangy Brooks

Continental PLLC

Cooley LLP

Cordell & Cordell

Covington & Burling

Cowan DeBaets

Cox Castle

Cozen O'Connor

Cravath Swaine

Crowe & Dunlevy

Crowell & Moring

Crowley Fleck

Cullen & Dykman

Curtis Mallet-Prevost

DLA Piper

DTO Law

Davidoff Hutcher

Davis & Gilbert

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Davis Polk

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Day Pitney

DeWitt LLP

Dean Mead

Debevoise & Plimpton

Deborah Gordon Law

Dechert LLP

Dentons

Desmarais LLP

Dewey Pegno

DiCello Levitt

Diaz Reus

Dickie McCamey

Dickinson Wright

Dilworth Paxson

Dinsmore & Shohl

Dorsey & Whitney

Drummond Woodsum

Duane Morris

Dykema Gossett

EPGD Business Law

Earth & Water Law

Eastman & Smith

Eckert Seamans

Einhorn Barbarito

Elias Law Group LLP

Ellis George

Epstein Becker

Eversheds Sutherland

Faegre Drinker

Farah & Farah

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Feldman Firm PLLC

Fennemore Craig

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Finnegan

Fish & Richardson

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Fishman Haygood

Flaster Greenberg

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Foley Hoag

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Greene Broillet

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Ice Miller

Intellectual Property Law Group

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Jaspan Schlesinger

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Nutter McClennen

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O'Melveny & Myers

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Salvi Schostok

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Smith Anderson

Smith Gambrell

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Stinson LLP

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Stradley Ronon

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Stueve Siegel

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Wick Phillips

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Winstead PC

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Wolf Greenfield

Wolf Haldenstein

Womble Bond

Wood Smith

Wyatt Tarrant

Wyrick Robbins

Yetter Coleman

Young Conaway

Zuber Lawler

Zuckerman Spaeder

Zumpano Patricios

von Briesen & Roper

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Baretz & Brunelle LLC

Bumble Bee Foods LLC

Chevron Corp.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

Dongwon F&B Co. Ltd.

Getty Images Holdings Inc.

HP Inc.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.

LinkedIn Corp.

Lion Capital LLP

Major Lindsey & Africa LLC

Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund

Natural Resources Defense Council

Pemex Procurement International Inc.

StarKist Co.

State Bar of Texas

Super Lawyers

Trump Organization Inc.

Vitol Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Federal Reserve System

Financial Reporting Council

Georgia Supreme Court

Manhattan District Attorney's Office

National Archives and Records Administration

National Marine Fisheries Service

North Carolina General Assembly

U.S. Attorney's Office

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court