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It Takes Two to Conspire … But Don’t Tell the AUSAs Prosecuting Martin Shkreli's Lawyer

5 hours 29 min ago

Lawyers from Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher are mounting a full-throated defense of Evan Greebel, a former corporate partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman and Kaye Scholer who faces criminal charges in connection with his work for “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli.


These Baby Lawyers at Wilkinson Walsh May Soon Be Eating Your Lunch

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 03:39

If you had any doubt that 18-month-old Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz was here to stay as a litigation player, check out its class of seven new associates.


In ‘Especially Unpleasant and Nasty’ Suit, Carlton Fields Client Must Pay $18.5M Legal Bill from Cooley

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 01:34

Litigation is rarely nice. But sometimes it’s so ugly that you just have to stop and gawk. The antitrust battle between pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing companies Procaps SA and Patheon Inc. is one of those cases.


Litigator of the Week: Taylor Swift’s Lawyer Tells All

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:38

Forgive the tabloid headline. Venable partner J. Douglas Baldridge is actually quite discreet when discussing his famous client. But he spent last week litigating under a blinding media spotlight, with everyone from People Magazine and Inside Edition to The New York Times covering Taylor Swift’s...

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Your Move, Trump Lawyers. The Country Is Watching

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:52

Big law firms, the ones billing Trump full-freight—can make moral decisions about whom they choose to represent, whose agenda they want to help advance. Their response to the violence in Charlottesville? Crickets...


The Arbitration Fight You Didn’t Know Was Happening—And that Skadden Is Winning

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:14

For all the attention being paid these days to mandatory arbitration of consumer financial disputes, there’s another unlikely battleground: roof shingles. Seriously.


Trump Lawyer John Dowd Forwards Email Equating Confederate Leader with George Washington

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:37

After President Donald Trump said there were “very fine people on both sides” of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, one of his top lawyers circulated an email equating Confederate general Robert E. Lee with George Washington and saying Black Lives Matter had been “totally infiltrated”...

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Hot Cross Buns: These Sullivan &amp Cromwell Litigators Show How to Grill a Witness

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:37

Trial was just four months away when a team from Sullivan and Cromwell led by David Tulchin and Thomas White parachuted in to save the day for medical device maker Micro System Engineering Inc.


How Gibson Dunn (and T-Mobile) Saved a Sidley Client $32M

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:14

“I’ve never seen anything like this in 37 years of practice.” That’s how Sidley Austin chair Carter Phillips describes the way his client Sprint got off the hook for a $32 million patent infringement judgment last week


Litigator of the Week: When the Feds Say ‘Uncle’ in a Fraud Case

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:11

It took five years for the government to decide to halt its securities fraud prosecution of international financier Benjamin Wey. But for his attorney, Haynes and Boone partner David Siegal, the problems with the feds' case were baked-in from the start.


Five Legal Stories to Distract You From Thoughts of Armageddon

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:25

Here are five legal stories from around the web to get your mind off whether you should start building a bomb shelter. Hello boob photos, a plaintiffs lawyer having a temper tantrum, disastrous blind dates, celebrities with herpes and poop. See, aren’t you feeling better already?


Preet Bharara is Unchained on Social Media—and He’s Awesome

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:26

The last thing the world needs is another $1,500-an-hour white collar defense lawyer in New York City—which is why it’s so refreshing that Preet Bharara has eschewed the lucrative and predictable embrace of a law firm.


This Top Venable Litigator Is Defending Taylor Swift in DJ Groping Trial

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 09:52

J. Douglas Baldridge, who chairs Venable’s Washington litigation group, is a highly-accomplished lawyer. But his current trial involves unique allegation—did a disc jockey fondle pop superstar Taylor Swift’s buttock?


Stand and Deliver: CREW Takes Its Best Shot at Convincing Court Not to Toss Suit Against Trump

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 10:59

The legal dream team representing Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington took a running leap at the hurdle of standing, filing a hard-hitting brief on Friday evening in their emoluments lawsuit against President Donald Trump.


From Wolves to Horses to Dogs, This Big Law Partner Has Built a Practice Exclusively Defending Animals

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:11

Schiff Hardin partner Bruce Wagman has the best client list ever: birds, cats, chickens, chimpanzees, cows, deer, dogs and more. Okay, technically they’re not his clients, because, well, animals can’t hire lawyers. But Wagman has carved out a unique practice defending and improving their...

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Litigator of the Week: In Terrorism Case, the Long View Paid Off

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:14

In Stuart Newberger's legal practice, patience is essential. So when the Crowell and Moring partner logged a significant win in a terrorism suit against Sudan before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, he shrugged off the fact that it came 17 years after his clients first came to...

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Commercial Litigation is on a Downswing—But These Firms Are Coming Out on Top

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:37

Your suspicions are confirmed: commercial litigation has been on the decline for the last eight years. Who is grabbing the biggest pieces of the shrinking pie?


Shout-Out: This is Why You Hire Beth Wilkinson

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:30

In late June, I wrote a column headlined “No Pressure Beth—Just $12 Billion on the Line as Containerboard Class Action Gets Closer to Trial.” The Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz founding partner delivered—big time.


Irell Avoids Shock Verdict in Defibrillator Patent Case

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:58

Normally, a $10 million verdict is nothing to crow about. But Irell partner David Gindler called it an "amazing outcome" for his client considering Dutch electronics corporation Koninklijke Philips N.V. was seeking $217 million.


Why It's a Good Thing That Williams and Connolly Isn't Merging With Quinn Emanuel ​

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:45

The combined firm would have been a slightly terrifying, 1,000-litigator juggernaut. But that's not why I'm glad to hear they're not merging.