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Litigators of the Week: Trump Org Prosecutors Secure Across-the-Board Guilty Verdict in Tax Fraud Trial

3 hours 50 min ago

Susan Hoffinger, Joshua Steinglass and their colleagues at the Manhattan district attorney's office secured a guilty verdict on all 17 counts in the tax fraud trial against two of former President Donald Trump's business entities.


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

3 hours 55 min ago

This week's runners-up are Barry Berke, Dani James and their team at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel got a ruling knocking out the bribery charges facing former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin.


What the Litigation Daily Is Watching Out for in 2023

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 07:30

What will the circuit courts have to say about the sudden surge of mass tort-related bankruptcies? Will midsize firms grab a bigger piece of the litigation pie? And what do the current economic headwinds portend for litigators?


A Clerk Hiring Conundrum

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 07:30

A new study based on in-depth interviews with 50 federal appeals court judges found they often fail to tap their colleagues for tips on how they've broadened their own pool of clerkship candidates.


Four Cases. Three Arguments. Two Circuits. One Week.

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 07:30

Theane Evangelis of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher discusses what it was like handling three oral arguments in four cases for gig economy clients on back-to-back days in two separate circuit courts last month.


Taking a Data-Centric Approach to Managing Tort Claims

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 07:30

Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial partners Johnny Friedman and Shane O'Neill have been moonlighting for the past two years as co-founders of DataGavel, a tech platform designed to bring data aggregation and deep collaboration to the torts practice.


Litigators of the Week: A Defense Win for the NCAA in the First Concussion Suit to Go to Trial

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 07:30

A trial team led by Will Stute, William Molinski and David Fuad of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe won the first jury trial seeking to hold the NCAA liable for concussion-related injuries from playing college football.


Litigator of the Week Runner-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 07:25

The runner-up spot this week goes to a team at Paul Weiss that got a big appellate reversal for data analytics company Mu Sigma knocking out a long-running lawsuit brought by Walworth Investments.


Credibility: Hard to Get for Litigators. Easy to Lose.

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 07:30

Third Circuit Judge L. Felipe Restrepo suggests that lawyers concede as much as they possibly can without harming their client's position. "It really helps judges and it helps juries understand that you're a serious person and you're there to only dispute what really matters."


What It Takes For a Litigator to Lead a Local Big Firm Office

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 07:30

Local leaders have to have an appetite for the sorts of administrative and managerial work that lots of lawyers try to avoid.


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

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 07:30

With a two-week cycle of Litigator of the Week landing on Friday, let's give this bonus batch of shout-out-worthy litigation results a moment to shine.


Litigation Leaders: W. Brantley Phillips Jr. of Bass, Berry & Sims On the Measure of Success

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 07:30

"What counts as 'success' can vary widely from case-to-case depending on the business goal," said Phillips, who is based in Nashville. "Our team understands that, and we measure our success based on how well we are able to assist our clients in reaching their goals."


Litigators of the Week: The Shareholders' Team Behind the Record $1B Cash Settlement with Dell

Fri, 11/18/2022 - 07:30

Three weeks before a scheduled trial in Delaware's Court of Chancery, Silpa Maruri of Quinn Emanuel, Ned Weinberger of Labaton Sucharow, and Chad Johnson of Robbins Geller hammered out a settlement for Dell minority shareholders who claim they were shortchanged in a 2018 stock conversion deal.


This Week's Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 11/18/2022 - 07:25

Our runners-up at Irell & Manella brought home a $948.8 million damages verdict for VLSI Technology LLC in its third West Texas patent trial showdown over computer processing technology with Intel Corp.


The Legal Profession Presents Some Unique Challenges to Mental Health. Stigma Need Not Be One of Them.

Thu, 11/17/2022 - 07:30

"We can all help overcome this stigma by acknowledging that this distress to one's mental health is a common human condition, requiring simply compassion, patience, and heartfelt support," said Thomas Leff, a trial lawyer based in Wilmington, Delaware, during a web discussion sponsored by ABOTA.


Lessons on Law Firm Management from Leaders Who Litigate

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 07:30

Here's what litigators who hold firmwide leadership positions say about what it takes to inspire confidence from colleagues and get things done.


'It's a Fun Job, Right?': Susman Godfrey's Jacob Buchdahl on Celebrating Team Success

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 07:30

The Susman partner says an important part of leadership at trial is "recognizing just how dependent you are on every single member of the team."


Litigators of the Week: Acquittals in the 'Espionage Lite' Trial of Tom Barrack and Protégé

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 07:30

Michael Schachter and Randall Jackson of Willkie Farr & Gallagher defended Colony Capital founder and former Trump advisor Tom Barrack from charges he conspired to act as an illegal agent of the United Arab Emirates, with Abbe Lowell of Winston & Strawn representing his twenty-something...

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Another Jam-Packed Edition of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 07:25

Runners-up this week include litigators from Goodwin Procter, Jenner & Block, and Munger Tolles.


Meta Cuts Hit Legal Department, Slamming Brakes on Its Explosive Growth

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 08:02

"Whichever Meta lawyers are laid off will be able to land softly. They're not going to take massive pay cuts, but they may have to show some flexibility," legal recruiter Mike Evers said.