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What the End of the National COVID Emergency Could Mean for Remote Federal Court Proceedings

13 hours 14 min ago

The chief judges of California's four federal districts discussed the adjustment period on the horizon—including the possible loss of some popular remote proceedings—during a panel discussion last week.


Litigator of the Week: After SCOTUS Reverses Non-Unanimous Murder Conviction, O'Melveny Wins Acquittal on Retrial

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 08:30

After O'Melveny knocked out Evangelisto Ramos' prior 10-2 conviction on second degree murder charges, partner Rebecca Mermelstein this past week won a unanimous "not guilty" verdict alongside local co-counsel Sarah Chervinsky in New Orleans.


Litigators of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 08:25

Wins by litigators at Gibson Dunn, Hogan Lovells, Kirkland & Ellis, and Morgan Lewis lead this week's line-up.


Some Trial Tips From 2 California Federal Judges

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 08:30

Judge Anthony Battaglia and Judge Edward Davila offered up some useful trial pointers for lawyers yesterday as part of a panel discussion at the fifth annual Class Action Law Forum at the University of San Diego School of Law.


How a Boies Schiller Litigator Got Caught Up in the Fracas Between a Litigation Funder and a Client

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 08:30

Sysco last month fired Boies Schiller Flexner partner Scott Gant after the company feuded with Burford Capital, the litigation funder financing the antitrust litigation Gant was handling.


Five Objectives for Success as a Litigator: Be Bold. Be Present. Be Kind. Be Reasonable. And Be Honest.

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 08:30

Morrison & Foerster partner David Cross lays out five fundamental objectives for long-term success as a litigator.


How One Litigation Group Evolved Its Training Program to Incorporate Remote Advocacy

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 08:30

"I think there will always be an element of being certain that our practitioners are fluent in the technology that is being used so that they can advocate wherever they need to advocate," says Sascha Henry, co-leader of the business trial practice group at Sheppard Mullin.


Litigators of the Week: King & Spalding Wins a Botnet Case for Google, Sticks Defendants with Attorney Fees

Fri, 03/10/2023 - 07:30

Laura Harris, Sumon Dantiki and Andrew Michaelson of King & Spalding won case-terminating sanctions and a fee award of more than $500,000 against two Russian defendants accused of infecting a network of computers with malware to mine cryptocurrency and steal user information.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 03/10/2023 - 07:25

A Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton team led by partners Lev Dassin, Roger Cooper, Rishi Zutshi and Lina Bensman takes home the top runners-up spot


Veteran McDonald's Litigator Pauline Levy on Finding Work-Life Balance In-House

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 07:30

"I feel so lucky to have gone in-house to McDonald's," says Levy, senior counsel at McDonald's, who has been with the company since 1997. "We worked incredibly hard on very interesting cases and issues, many of which are in the news, but it is easier to achieve work-life balance here."


Class Action Defense Costs Are Rising. Are Defense Firms Benefiting? Not All of Them.

Wed, 03/08/2023 - 07:30

Digging into the results of Carlton Fields' 12th annual class action survey with John Clabby, the head of the firm's securities litigation and enforcement practice.


What Defendants in Waco Can Take From VMWare's Stunning Mid-Trial Patent Win

Tue, 03/07/2023 - 07:30

"What I'm most proud of about this case is how this team combined procedural maneuvers, patent law nuances and persuasive advocacy," said Gibson Dunn partner Brian Rosenthal.


Litigation Leaders: Morrison & Foerster's Richard Hung on the Value of Litigators with Engineering Chops

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 07:30

"Our understanding of technology also helps us break down complicated issues into digestible chunks, which is critical to persuading judges and juries," says Hung, noting the firm has more than 130 lawyers and patent agents with technical degrees and experience.


Litigator of the Week: In Trial Run-Up, Baker Botts Gets $1.345B Settlement With Banks For Receiver in Stanford Ponzi Litigation

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 07:30

The deal, which included $1.2 billion from TD Bank, brings the total recoveries achieved by a Baker Botts team led by partner Kevin Sadler to more than $2.7 billion in litigation stemming from Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme.


Another Insanely Impressive Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 07:25

Lead runners-up at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher got the first directed verdict of no infringement from U.S. District Judge Alan Albright in Waco, Texas.


What a Busy Year in Class Action Settlements Meant on the Recovering Side of the Docket

Thu, 03/02/2023 - 07:30

Steve Cirami, the head of the class action team at fintech company Broadridge, says last year's surge in activity was just "the tip of the iceberg" in terms of what to expect in cross-border, global settlements.


Building the Habits of Highly Effective Legal Writing

Wed, 03/01/2023 - 07:30

Catharine Du Bois who teaches legal writing at Brooklyn Law School says there are some conscious deliberate steps lawyers can take to become more persuasive writers.


Litigation: A Salve for Law Firms During Bumpy Economic Times?

Tue, 02/28/2023 - 07:30

It's that time of year again: The flow of law firm financial reporting at The American Lawyer has hit a steady stream. You can follow along for the


Some Concerns About AI and Deep Fakes From the Bench

Mon, 02/27/2023 - 07:30

U.S. District Judge Frank Volk on AI and the law: "This is something we need to be on the cutting edge of or we're going to get cut with it."


Litigators of the Week: Covington Team Gets a Directed Verdict in First Trial Over Heavy Metals in Baby Food

Fri, 02/24/2023 - 07:30

Phyllis Jones, Michael Imbroscio, David Sneed and their colleagues at Covington & Burling convinced a federal judge in Texas to pull the plug on a trial against The Hain Celestial Co. last week due to a lack of expert evidence on general causation.