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Kirkland Wins One for an Underdog

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:17

When your client is a convicted drug dealer who got hurt playing basketball in prison, it's no easy feat to convince a jury to award damages using


Litigator of the Week: A Mega-Bank Battle With Billion-Dollar Implications

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:47

Given the magnitude, complexity and high stakes of the dispute, Joseph Frank, who is global co-head of Shearman & Sterling's securities litigation and enforcement practice, was our clear-cut choice for litigator of the week.


Daily Dicta: What's the Opposite of Good Legal Writing? This Brief by Carter Page.

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:00

This is why pro se defendants get a bad name.


Daily Dicta: The Expert Witness from Hell

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:00

The Expert Witness from Hell There are good expert witnesses. There are bad expert witnesses. And then there is Michael Panish.A


Daily Dicta: The Plea Deal Read Round the World

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:00

Litigators of the Week: Covington Pair Score the Plea Deal Read Round the World Friday means Litigator of the Week here


Daily Dicta: Unnaturally Stupid Lawsuits, Arbitrators Gone Wild and a Fond Farewell

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 07:00

Unnaturally Stupid Lawsuits Of all the failed would-be class actions, the ones targeting food labels for false advertising strike


Daily Dicta: The Haunting of President Trump (Lawyer Style)

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:00

President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke deserve to be haunted for slashing the size of two national monuments in Utah. If not by ghosts, then by lawyers.


Daily Dicta: The $69 Billion Question: Do the Feds Hate All Vertical Mergers ? Or Just the Ones Involving CNN?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:00

Do the Feds Hate All Vertical Mergers Now? Or Just the Ones Involving CNN? There's a potential moment of reckoning on the


Daily Dicta: Excuse Me, John Dowd Did What?

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:00

As happens so often in the Trump administration, a Tweet set this story in motion:So that sounds a bit like the president just admitted to


Sanctions Slugfest Between Star Litigators from Dechert, Gibson Dunn and Morgan Lewis

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:04

"I have never seen a group of lawyers so quick to threaten sanctions against other members of the bar," wrote Morgan Lewis & Bockius' Christopher Parlo of opposing counsel including Dechert's Andrew Levander and Randy Mastro of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.


Shout-Out: Willkie Farr Puts the Brakes on $10B Suit Against Soros

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 01:43

A team from Willkie Farr & Gallagher led by litigation partners Joseph Baio, Elizabeth Bower and Benjamin McCallen succeeded in pausing a $10 billion suit against George Soros and the Open Society Foundation.


The Tragic, Inexplicable Downfall of Jeffrey Wertkin

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:24

What happened to Jeffrey Wertkin, the former Akin Gump partner who tried to sell secret court documents for $310,000? What terrible error of judgment led him to this place?


Shout Out: A Pro Bono Win for MoFo in Texas Abortion Case

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:21

Working pro bono, a team from Morrison & Foerster last week helped secure a win in a case challenging abortion restrictions in Texas.


Litigator of the Week: A Nod for “Trustworthiness in a Timely Win for Uber

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:51

In what might best be termed a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for Uber Technologies Inc. and its outside lawyers, Michael Li-Ming Wong of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher gave the company a sorely needed legal win.


For Neal Katyal, a Bittersweet Milestone

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:55

Bittersweet.That's how Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal on Tuesday described breaking Thurgood Marshall's record, set in 1967, as the


Daily Dicta: The Paralegal and the Prince

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 01:16

Good morning! I'm Lit Daily editor Jenna Greene here with your Daily Dicta. You can reach me at or find me on Twitter: @jgreenejenna.There


Daily Dicta: Who's the Boss at CFPB | Perils of Autofill | Law Firm Shakedown

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 08:00

When 1,600 workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau show up for work on Monday, they won't know who is actually in charge.


Daily Dicta: How Sick-as-a-Dog Abbe Lowell Powered Through Menendez Closing

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:00

Good morning and welcome to the new Litigation Daily I'm editor Jenna Greene, here with your Daily Dicta. As always you can reach me at or


Daily Dicta: Small and Scrappy, This Firm Is Sanctions-Happy

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:23

Welcome to Day 2 of the new Lit Daily newsletter.


Daily Dicta: Daniel Petrocelli's Very Good Week

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 08:00

Here's a clear sign that AT&T and Time Warner aren't backing down in the face of Justice Department resistance to their merger.