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Litigators of the Week: The Boutique Founders Who Nixed the Federal Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Fri, 01/21/2022 - 07:30

Less than a year after Steve Lehotsky, the former chief litigation counsel at the U.S. Chamber's Litigation Center, and Scott Keller, the former head of the Supreme Court practice at Baker Botts, came together to form their boutique Lehotsky Keller, they scored a monumental win for a coalition of...

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Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 01/21/2022 - 07:25

The team at Proskauer Rose representing the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico reached a major milestone in the restructuring case they've been handling for more than four years.

       

Cooley, Culture and Choosing an Associate Over the World's Richest Man

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 07:30

Law firm culture can be hard to define. But at least Cooley can say a single associate is more valuable in its culture than all the business Elon Musk's companies sent the firm's way.

       

'A Lot to Reckon With': Crowell's Warrington Parker Sees Shifts in Tech Suits Between Competitors and Antitrust Enforcement

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 07:30

"The competitor versus competitor landscape has changed in terms of the weapons used," says Parker, who is based in San Francisco. "I don't think this is overstating it all: The government's role as a player in this world of Silicon Valley is going to increase."

       

Litigation Leaders: Zuckerman Spaeder Chair Dwight Bostwick on How Teaching High School and Coaching Prepared Him to Lead

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 07:30

"It's so important to establish a culture where people see themselves as part of a team and recognize and celebrate the importance of each person's role in the group's success. Doing so is fundamental to successful outcomes, whether you're a team on the field or a trial team in court."

       

Litigators of the Week: Orrick and Lee Sullivan Stick Google With Import Ban in Patent Showdown with Sonos

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 07:30

Clem Roberts and Bas de Blank of Orrick and Sean Sullivan of Lee Sullivan prevailed at the U.S. International Trade Commission this week on all five patents the wireless audio pioneer was asserting against Google.

       

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 07:25

A team at Sullivan & Cromwell fended off more than $100 million in potential damages for New York real estate investor Richard D. Cohen.

       

What Does the Future Hold For Mass Arbitration?

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 07:30

Professor Maria Glover of Georgetown University Law Center, who wrote the first major academic study of mass arbitration, says she's come to the "tentative conclusion" that the phenomenon is here to stay in one form or another.

       

Demand Was Up for Litigation Work Last Year But Not Quite Like It Was in Real Estate and M&A

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 07:30

According to the 2022 State of the Legal Market Report, out this week from Thomson Reuters and Georgetown Law Center, demand for litigation demand was up 3.3% year-over-year as of November, as compared to increases of 10% and 10.6% for demand in real estate and M&A practices, respectively.

       

Why Workplace Class Actions Keep Settling for Eye-Popping Numbers

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 07:30

Despite the pandemic, or maybe partially because of it, the top 10 settlements tracked in Seyfarth Shaw's annual workplace class action litigation report hit a record $3.62 billion in 2021, more than double the $1.58 billion in 2020.

       

Taking Stock of Kirkland's Push Into Plaintiff-Side Contingency Fee Litigation

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 07:30

The firm has scored more than $2 billion in recoveries in trials for clients for Huntsman, Motorola and TriZetto alone in the two-plus years since it announced a concerted effort to expand its contingency docket.

       

Litigator of the Week: Kellogg Hansen's Josh Branson Revives an Anti-Terrorism Act Suit Against Big Pharma Companies

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 07:30

The D.C. Circuit this week found that his clients, families of 395 Americans killed or injured in Iraq by the terrorist group Jaysh al-Mahdi, adequately alleged the companies aided and abetted the group by paying bribes to the country's ministry of health, which the group controlled.

       

A Three-Week Batch of Litigators of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 07:25

The Delaware Court of Chancery late last month ordered Energy Transfer LP to pay Cravath's client The Williams Companies a $410 million termination fee stemming from the companies' scuttled merger.

       

Quinn and Keller Lenkner Take Aim at 'Defense-Biased' Mass Arbitration Procedures in New Ticketmaster Suit

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 07:30

While a motion to compel arbitration was pending in a prior antitrust class action, the ticket seller changed its dispute resolution forum from JAMS to New Era ADR, a startup, web-based dispute resolution platform.

       

In-House Lawyers Expect More Disputes in 2022, Especially of the Cyber- and ESG-Related Varieties

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 07:30

A new forecast released by Baker McKenzie draws on the responses of 600 in-house lawyers and risk professionals from organizations based in the UK, USA, Singapore and Brazil.

       

Litigation Leaders: Ken Gallo and Jessica Carey Aim to Expand the 'Culture of Excellence' at Paul Weiss from Coast-to-Coast

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 07:30

"Our primary strategic goal in 2022 hasn't changed: to be the litigation department of choice for the world's leading companies, investors and financial institutions in their most important disputes and challenges," Gallo says.

       

Run It Back! One Last Look at the 2021 Litigators of the Week

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 07:30

Here's one last 'huzzah!' for this year's winners.

       

One More Time from the Top: What We Heard from In-House Litigators in 2021

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 07:30

The in-house lawyers we spoke with for our In-House Litigation Leaders series are interested in firms that are interested in their businesses, which run the gamut from groceries to natural gas, from shipbuilding to shared office spaces.

       

Keeping the Ball Rolling: How Big Firm Leaders Continue to Manage in Uncertain Times

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 07:30

How did top litigators balance the needs of their people and their dockets through a pandemic in 2021?

       

Litigation Prognostication: Big Firm Litigators Predictions for 2022

Mon, 12/20/2021 - 07:30

An aggressive SEC. Privacy issues bubbling up into the courts. And trials aplenty. Is that good or bad news?

       

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