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The D.C. federal judge overseeing Donald Trump's criminal election-interference case denied the former president's bid to subpoena records from the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building, saying Monday that Trump's "vague" motion resembled a "fishing expedition."
A North Carolina Supreme Court justice, who said her high court colleagues make biased decisions based on gender and race in a news interview, filed an emergency motion on Monday to stop a formal investigation into her statements, which she said threatens her seat on the court and violates her First Amendment rights.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday will battle for the future of its administrative court with the help of a seasoned high court litigator, while the agency's challenger is placing his hopes on a loyal attorney who has yet to argue a case before the justices.
Perkins Coie LLP and a proposed class that sued the BigLaw firm for allegedly misappropriating $10 million in cryptocurrency reached a preliminary settlement to end the case for $4.5 million, according to a filing made in Washington state federal court on Monday.
The wife of a Houston attorney accused of sharing a sexually explicit video of himself and another woman without the woman's consent has to sit for a deposition next month ahead of a January trial date, a state court judge said Monday.
The top federal judge in Delaware concluded Monday that the Texas attorneys behind prolific patent litigation funding outfit IP Edge might have broken the law — and their ethical obligations as lawyers — by litigating ferociously for settlements from tech companies while operating behind a shadowy network of "relatively unsophisticated individuals."
A New York federal judge on Monday approved a $19.2 million award for attorneys representing investors in a Libor-rigging case against several financial institutions for their role in securing multiple settlements totaling over $74 million.
Delaware Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster has called out as "profoundly misguided" published comments by former U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr criticizing the state's top corporate law courts for "flirtation" with environmental, social and governance principles.
Attorneys representing California State Teachers Retirement System in the Libor-rigging case against several financial institutions asked a New York federal judge for a $19.2 million award for their role in securing several settlements totaling nearly $74 million.
A New Jersey federal judge has appointed Nussbaum Law Group PC, Korein Tillery PC and Hausfeld LLP as co-lead interim counsel in an antitrust suit against fragrance manufacturers, rejecting a bid from other firms led by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP for the roles.
Northeast regional firm Ward Greenberg announced that about half of its attorneys will join Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP, with the Rochester, New York, team making the move to Hodgson Russ LLP.
A former Kirkland & Ellis LLP associate accusing the firm of sex discrimination has urged a California federal court to disregard its motion to dismiss, arguing that Kirkland has been rehashing already-rejected arguments and improperly tacking on new ones.
The Third Circuit has reinstated a lawsuit against Brach Eichler LLC, finding that a New Jersey federal court was wrong to conclude that a dry-solids handling company waited too long to file the action alleging that the firm and others illegally hacked into the business's computers.
A longtime adviser to financial services companies, fintechs and digital asset firms has joined Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP as a partner in its New York office and as chair of its trading and markets practice.
Arguing that a broad exclusion expressly prevents a payout, the National Liability & Fire Insurance Co. has told a Connecticut state court judge that it should win a feud over whether a professional liability policy protects an attorney allegedly tricked into wiring real estate closing payments to a hacker.
The minority shareholder of vinyl decking business Plextrusions Inc. is asking an Ohio federal judge to disqualify Roderick Linton & Belfance LLP from representing the company's majority shareholder in litigation between the two, accusing the firm of submitting a "demonstrably false document" to the court on its client's behalf.
A Georgia prosecutor is contesting an attorney fee request related to her being sanctioned by a federal court in October for abusing the scheduling of a criminal trial she was prosecuting in order to avoid a deposition in a sex discrimination suit against her.
An Illinois construction company urged a Louisiana federal court to disqualify an attorney representing a general contractor in a dispute over a "secret" settlement involving a $145 million project for a sheriff's office.
Donald Trump's lawyers on Monday said safety concerns don't justify a New York state judge's gag orders against the former president in the state attorney general's civil fraud trial, arguing that threats made by others don't present an "imminent" danger and should not result in his loss of First Amendment rights.
Two law firms embroiled in a dispute over how to divide some $1.8 million in attorney fees from a successful class action against DuPont have agreed to settle their claims for a six-figure sum before trial.
Former Texas bankruptcy Judge David R. Jones wants more time to see whether the federal government will defend him against allegations he hid his romantic relationship with a Jackson Walker LLP attorney while her firm had major cases before him.
An Ohio appeals court reinstated a homeowners association's defense attorney in a dispute with a management company over legal fees, ruling that a lower court should not have granted the disqualification because there was no preexisting attorney-client relationship that prejudiced the parties.
Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 34:
Facebook and other social media platforms are facing massive multidistrict litigation accusing them of harming young people by purposely making their platforms addictive, and counsel for the suing school districts will have a seat at the leadership table, a California federal judge has ruled.
The Fourth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the lawyers who helped a Maryland attorney represent a medical malpractice victim's widow while he allegedly attempted to extort the University of Maryland Medical System for a $25 million payout must abide by grand jury subpoenas about the case.
With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.
With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.
The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.
Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.
Attorneys should take a cue from U.S. Supreme Court justices and boil their arguments down to three points in their legal briefs and oral advocacy, as the number three is significant in the way we process information, says Diana Simon at University of Arizona.
In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.
Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.
Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.
Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.
ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.
OpinionWe Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds
Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.
Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.
Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.
In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.
Meredith Beuchaw at Lowenstein Sandler discusses how senior attorneys can assist the newest generation of attorneys by championing their pursuit of a healthy work-life balance and providing the hands-on mentorship opportunities they missed out on during the pandemic.