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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.
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.
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 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.
A new committee composed of state Supreme Court chief justices and others will examine why fewer attorneys are going into public interest law, as well as the state of legal education and bar admissions processes more generally, according to an announcement Monday.
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.
The NFL's Buffalo Bills has hired a Hodgson Russ LLP attorney, who so far has spent his entire career at the firm, as legal chief, a team spokesperson confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Monday, about a month after the franchise fired its former general counsel.
International firm Watson Farley & Williams is expanding its corporate team in America, bringing in a Clyde & Co. LLP maritime and corporate attorney as a partner in the firm's New York office.
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:
Paul Hastings LLP has continued its investment funds and private capital practice growth by adding an investment funds partner in New York from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
With the one-year lookback window for New York's Adult Survivors Act poised to close at midnight Thursday, New York state and federal courts saw a slew of new sexual assault lawsuits filed targeting high-profile defendants from the worlds of music, film, sports, politics, banking and law.
Kaufman Dolowich co-managing partner Michael Kaufman discussed the firm's new name and renewed emphasis on private litigation, in addition to insurance work, in a conversation with Law360 Pulse.
Social media posts by Donald Trump have led to an ongoing deluge of death threats and antisemitic slurs against a law clerk and the New York judge overseeing the ex-president's civil fraud trial, a court security official said Wednesday.
A New York federal judge has awarded $10 million to attorneys representing a class of Verizon workers suing the telecommunications giant over claims a shoddy investment option lost their 401(k) plan millions of dollars.
Foley Hoag LLP will promote seven attorneys located across its Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., offices to the partnership at the start of 2024.
Epstein Becker Green will promote 12 attorneys to members of the firm at the start of the new year, the firm announced this week.
Large law firm partners have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, including what appears to be a nearly foolproof business model that is benefiting them even in a shaky economy.
A New York law firm can't escape charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it aided and abetted an $8.4 million Ponzi scheme allegedly run by one of its clients, after a federal judge denied the firm's bid to be dismissed from the case.
The Board of Judges of the Southern District of New York has selected a former Paul Weiss partner and current director of a pro se legal clinic to serve an eight-year term as a magistrate judge.
Emerging court technologies must be supervised and controlled by the judiciary, a new paper from a group of professors argues, while also noting the potential benefits the justice system could glean from the tech.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has promoted 16 attorneys to partner — 11 of whom identify as members of historically underrepresented groups.
A Georgia federal judge on Monday cut a New York law firm from a lawsuit alleging it helped ex-Fugees rapper Prakazrel Samuel "Pras" Michel fraudulently sell his music catalog and warned the entire case may be dismissed if plaintiffs can't show it belongs in his courtroom.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday slashed Alcon Vision's $1.17 million fee request for its attorneys at Morrison Foerster LLP after securing sanctions against Lens.com over its bad faith counterclaims in a trademark dispute, instead awarding $227,000 after finding "glaring deficiencies" in the fee request.
A former Trump Organization executive testified in the former president's New York civil fraud trial Tuesday that he had to leave his position after getting caught up in the government investigations swirling around his former boss, but denied that he intentionally and fraudulently overvalued Donald Trump's real estate empire to give him a leg up in business deals.
A California federal court refused to reconsider its decision allowing a New York law firm to intervene in a coverage suit against Ozy Media Inc. and its CEO, holding that the firm is entitled to recover unpaid legal fees from the CEO under a charging lien.
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.