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Jeffrey Bauer of Huntington Ingalls Industries: 'We Invest in Our Outside Counsel, and We Expect Them to Invest in Us'

8 hours 3 min ago

"It is uncommon for us to have 'one-off' matters with different firms," says Bauer, an in-house litigation expert at the nation's largest shipbuilder. "Instead, we focus on building relationships with our outside counsel so they become extensions of our law department."


4 Ways to Master Virtual Depositions

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 08:30

"With the option of doing depositions in person or virtually, legal teams and their clients now have the option of considering which approach will offer the greatest strategic advantages," writes Avi Stadler, the general counsel of Esquire Deposition Solutions.


Litigators of the Week: Motley Rice and Robbins Geller Land an $809M Securities Settlement From Twitter

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 08:30

Dan Drosman and Tor Gronborg of Robbins Geller and Lance Oliver of Motley Rice secured a nine-digit settlement from Twitter in a case accusing two former executives of making misleading statements about user metrics.


An Almost-Overwhelming Slate of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 08:25

Latham leads the way this week with a rare acquittal for a former CEO who went to trial on criminal fraud charges.


How to Ask for $185M in Attorneys Fees Without Coming Off Like a Jerk

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 08:30

A judge at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims last week granted Quinn Emanuel's request for 5% of $3.7 billion in judgments scored for health insurers owed payments under the Affordable Care Act. Arguments first put forward by the Quinn lawyers led to $12 billion in recoveries industry-wide.


The Feds Asked for More Than 20 Years. How Did Kaleil Isaza Tuzman's Team at Gibson Dunn Get a Sentence of Time Served?

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 08:30

Isaza Tuzman, who was arrested in Colombia on a U.S. fraud warrant, was sexually assaulted while in custody. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe took Isaza Tuzman's PTSD into account at sentencing, saying "the government had a moral obligation to do everything in its power to ensure his safety."


2nd Circuit Panel Casts Doubt on Challenge to New York's Revised Eviction Protections

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 18:16

Comments from the bench seemed to question assertions by Randy Mastro of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher that the new measure was at odds with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month, which scrapped an earlier iteration that allowed tenants to self-certify that they had suffered financial hardship.


This Skadden Litigator Brings a First-Gen Perspective to His Role as One of the Firm's New York Hiring Partners

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 08:30

Matthew Martino, the first member of his family to graduate college, regularly tells first-generation recruits about his background during interviews: "You can see them relax a bit. Then the interview becomes a lot more organic."


How Does This Reed Smith Citizen-Solder 'Reload, Refit, Refuel Both Body and Mind' After Deployment? Prepping to Go to Trial is Part of It

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:30

Just months off of a year-plus-long deployment centered on helping California fight COVID-19 and wildfires, National Guard Colonel Jesse Miller is gearing up for an in-person trial.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:30

Runners-up this week include litigation teams from Cooley; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Kirkland & Ellis and Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum.


Litigators of the Week: Apple Turns to Gibson Dunn and Paul Weiss to Fend Off Fortnite Maker's Antitrust Challenge

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:30

Rich Doren and Veronica Moyé of Gibson Dunn and Karen Dunn of Paul Weiss led Apple's trial team against Epic Games in the hotly contested antitrust challenge to its App Store business model.


Did Twitter Execs Mislead Investors About User Engagement? A Rare Federal Securities Class Action Trial Is Set to Decide

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 08:30

Jury selection is set for Monday in a rare securities class action trial involving plaintiffs counsel at Robbins Geller and Motley Rice and defense counsel at Cooley and Simpson Thacher.


The Civil Jury Trial Is a Dying Institution. Can It Be Revived?

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 08:30

"We felt that with an analysis of the types of things that were contributing to the decline, that we might actually have an opportunity to reverse it," says Cornell Law School Professor Valerie Hans, the lead author of a new white paper aimed at rejuvenating civil jury trials in the U.S.


Applied Materials CLO Teri Little on the Calculus of Cooperating with Prosecutors in a Criminal Trade Secrets Case

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 08:30

"In cases involving export-controlled technology and potential national security concerns, it makes sense to rely on the federal government despite countervailing concerns about delay and impact on the civil case," says Little, in the wake of a former employee's conviction on 11 federal trade...

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Litigation Leaders: How Wilmer Litigators Keep a 'Relentless Focus' on the Storytelling Dimension of Trials

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 08:30

"Our lawyers are expert in the craft of establishing and reinforcing narratives and themes, and in the art of witness presentation—and, together, those are the key ingredients for achieving victory for our clients," says Hallie Levin, who co-chairs the trial practice at Wilmer Cutler...

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Litigator of the Week: The Dechert Partner Who Revived the Case of an Asylum Seeker Whose Immigrant Story Echoes His Own

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 08:30

Sozi Tulante secured a precedent-setting victory for B.C., an asylum-seeker from Cameroon, in an immigration appeal centering on B.C.'s primary language, Pidgin English, and the need for an interpreter.


Another Healthy Dose of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 08:25

A pair of plaintiffs' teams kick off the runners-up in what turned out to be a rough week in the courts for Boeing and its 737 MAX 8 partners.


What Makes the Elizabeth Holmes Trial the Hottest Ticket in Town?

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 08:30

I think I'm wrapping my head around the epic media line. Now those three Holmes' "fans" dressed in black? That's an entirely separate question.


Susman's Sex-Trafficking Suit Against Pornhub Headed for Discovery

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 08:30

Despite the company's argument that Section 230 shielded it from liability for sex trafficking claims stemming from underage content uploaded by others, a Southern California judge let the proposed class action move forward.


Chief Judge Rolls Out Mandatory Testing for Unvaccinated New York Court Employees

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 19:22

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore noted that many other employers, both public and private, have also started requiring the COVID-19 vaccine or announced that they will.