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Litigator of the Week: Wilmer's Mark Fleming Knocks Out a Multi-Billion Dollar Patent Judgment Against Cisco

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 08:30

In a case where Cisco Systems had been slapped with more than $2.75 billion in damages and royalties, the Federal Circuit last week found that company stock held by the trial judge's wife hadn't been "divested" as required under federal law when it was put into a blind trust.

       

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 08:25

Our first runners-up this week are defense lawyers who got a ruling from Michigan's high court knocking out criminal charges against a state official stemming from the Flint water crisis.

       

An Insurance Claims Perspective on the Rise in Nuclear Verdicts

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 08:30

Alexia Cruz, the claim general counsel at insurer Travelers, predicts analytics will be "instrumental" in identifying cases that could yield nuclear verdicts so defendants and their insurers can put the right amount of resources towards those cases upfront.

       

A Checklist For Getting and Staying Up-to-Speed on a New Litigation Assignment

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 08:30

Here are some of the items on the checklist Holland & Hart's Andrew Lillie and Mark Gibson use to keep litigation matters they're handling on track.

       

Boies Schiller's Joanna Wright on an Early Abortion Access Litigation Win: 'This Is a First Step in Marshaling the Resistance'

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 08:30

A judge in New Orleans granted a temporary restraining order initially blocking Louisiana's so-called "trigger laws," designed to make abortion illegal in the state immediately upon the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

       

What's Changed?: Checking in With Simpson Thacher's Lynn Neuner and Jonathan Youngwood

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 08:30

"I think technology can definitely be your friend," Youngwood said. "What I hope is that it's used thoughtfully and appropriately."

       

Litigators of the Week: The Duo Who Kept Monsanto's RoundUp Defense Winning Streak Alive

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:30

George Lombardi of Winston & Strawn and Jennifer Lee of Husch Blackwell led a trial team that won a defense verdict in state court last week in a case where an Oregon man claimed the herbicide caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, marking Monsanto's fourth straight win in Roundup cases.

       

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:25

Our first runner-up this week is Roy Black of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf who won the first trial acquittal for a defendant in the government's Varsity Blues probe into elite college admissions practices.

       

Litigation Boutiques: Where Every Partner Knows Your Name

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 08:30

Here's how the half dozen newly-minted partners at litigation boutiques who participated in Law.com's "How I Made Partner" series this past year described their career paths.

       

What's Changed?: Checking In With Kent Raygor of Sheppard Mullin

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 08:30

"If you hadn't before, you better write the best papers you can because that might be your only shot at winning a motion," says the veteran litigator of the growing momentum for judges to decide issues without oral argument.

       

Litigation Leaders: Skadden's Jim Carroll Touts the Value of Having an In-House Trial Consulting Group

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 08:30

"Our trial consultants enable our litigators to deploy best practices on every case, maintaining a comprehensive archive of materials that serve as exemplars for trial presentations."

       

Litigators of the Week: The Duo Behind a Landmark Retaliation Verdict Against So Cal Edison and Edison International

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 08:30

A Los Angeles jury awarded $422,377,265 to Alfredo Martinez and $42,200,000 to Justin Page who alerted company officials about harassment in the Torrance, California, office of Southern California Edison a huge win for David deRubertis of The deRubertis Law Firm and Brennan Kahn of Perona, Langer,...

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Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 08:25

The first runners-up this week are litigators from MoloLamken and CERA LLP who took home a win for plaintiffs in a rare securities class action that made it to trial

       

Can Fewer than 12 Be Greater Than 12? Let's Talk About Smaller Juries

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 08:30

Michael Maguire of ADR Services Inc., Paula Hannaford-Agor, the director of the Center for Jury Studies at the National Center for State Courts, and Orange County, California, plaintiffs lawyer Eric Traut lay out the case for embracing procedures allowing smaller juries.

       

Bruce Proctor of Lixil Americas on the Value That Litigators Bring to In-House Practice

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 08:30

"Our internal litigation expertise causes us to have very realistic views about litigation and the goals to be achieved in any particular instance," says Proctor, the GC of the parent company of water and housing product brands including American Standard, DXV and GROHE.

       

An Early-Week Batch of Litigator of the Week Shout Outs

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 08:30

With two weeks' worth of wins under consideration in this cycle of Litigator of the Week, we're giving a little extra shine to a worthy batch of shout outs.

       

Newly-Minted Second Hundred Litigation Partners Open Up About What It Takes to Make It

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 08:30

Lawyers who recently made partner at firms in the second half of the Am Law 200 have embraced specialization and say that personal development can lead to professional opportunities.

       

Newly-Minted Second Hundred Litigation Partners Open Up About What It Takes to Make It

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 08:30

Lawyers who recently made partner at firms in the second half of the Am Law 200 have embraced specialization and say that personal development can lead to professional opportunities.

       

Litigators of the Week: The Latham Duo Who Won an Acquittal for Former Perkins Coie Partner Michael Sussmann

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 08:30

Sean Berkowitz and Michael Bosworth convinced a federal jury that Sussmann was not guilty of lying to the FBI about his client representations when he shared allegations of possible ties between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank in the run-up to the 2016 election.

       

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 08:25

Our first runners-up this week at Bracewell won a whopping $1.6 billion in damages in a breach of contract suit against IBM Corp.

       

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