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Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 08:25

BraunHagey & Borden brought home a $56 million verdict in a trademark case brought on behalf of San Diego craft brewer Stone Brewing against global beer giant Molson Coors.


All They Do is Win, Win, Win: Dissecting a Trial Hot Streak With Kirkland's Adam Alper and Mike De Vries

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 08:30

The duo has reeled off six straight jury verdicts over the past two-plus years, including four plaintiff-side trade secrets wins.


Cronos Group's Michael Akavan on Managing Litigation in the Frequently-Changing Legal Landscape Around Cannabis

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 08:30

"Because our company is still in a start-up phase, our legal team tends to be very entrepreneurial—it's not unusual for us to work nights and weekends and we want our outside counsel to be available when we need them," says the Sullivan & Cromwell alum.


'It's All Starting Now': Crowell's Ian Laird on the Commercial Disputes Likely to Result from Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

Tue, 03/29/2022 - 08:30

Ian Laird, the co-chair of the international dispute resolution group at Crowell & Moring, says he sees potential parallels with a batch of bi-lateral investment treaty arbitrations brought against Russia for expropriations in Crimea.


Litigation Leaders: Gibson Dunn's Global Litigation Co-Chairs on Bringing 'Energy, Enthusiasm and Grit' to Law-Shaping Matters

Mon, 03/28/2022 - 08:30

"We play the long game, whether that is identifying and preserving legal issues for appeal as part of a trial team or doing what it takes to ultimately prevail in the appellate chain," says Gibson's Helgi Walker.


Litigators of the Week: Orrick Scores a Market-Moving Reversal at New York's High Court

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 08:30

Rich Jacobsen, Paul Rugani and Danny Rubens of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe are still very much engrossed in the world of residential mortgage securities, where New York's Court of Appeals made new law that benefits their client Credit Suisse last week and other RMBS sponsors.


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

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 08:25

Adam Alper and Mike De Vries of Kirkland & Ellis kept their two-plus year trial winning streak alive with their sixth straight jury verdict.


A Key to Training Up New Trial Lawyers: Pass On the Opportunities When You Can

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 08:30

"Jurors, I think, tend to get tired of hearing from the same one or two lawyers all the time," says Kirkland's Jim Hurst. "Their ears and eyes perk up when suddenly some new younger lawyer gets up and he or she is doing a good job."


Expanding Out of a Sub-Specialty or Creating One of Your Own: A Career Development Conversation With 2 Latham Litigators

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 08:30

Jamie Wine and Andy Gass say that if you don't see someone with the practice that you want to have, that shouldn't discourage you.


Two Days. Two Circuits. Two Arguments. 1,100 Miles.

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 08:30

There's plenty to stress about in preparing for appellate arguments in any blockbuster piece of litigation in federal court. But how about preparing


Note to Class Action Lawyers: Engage with the Objection, Not the Objector

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 08:30

The chief judges of California's four federal district courts agree that it's more effective to address the merits of an objection rather than the motives of an objector.


Litigator of the Week: What the End of Sentence for a Terrorist Tortured by the CIA Could Mean for Guantanamo Bay's Future

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 08:30

"From a normal U.S. teenager to being a high-value detainee at GTMO." That's how Majid Khan, the only known American legal resident to be


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 08:25

Lawyers at Covington & Burling have been representing Ukraine pro bono at the International Court of Justice challenging Russia's pretext for invasion.


A Rare View From Either Side of a Divided Appellate Panel That's Been Flipped by the Supreme Court

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 08:30

Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown and her colleague Senior Circuit Judge William Fletcher on Wednesday discussed the Supreme Court's TransUnion v. Ramirez decision, which reversed a decision where Fletcher was in the majority and McKeown dissented.


Is a Gig as an AUSA Still the Likeliest Launchpad to Big Law Trial Practice?

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 08:30

Proskauer Rose partner Bart Williams, who went 11 for 11 on trials as a federal prosecutor, is questioning the tried-and-true route to trial experience. (He has no questions about picking up practice tips from co-counsel though.)


Kenneth Feinberg Says Court is Where the Action Is. The Settlement Funds He Tends to Oversee Are the 'Aberration'

Tue, 03/15/2022 - 08:30

Arguably the biggest name in alternative dispute resolution says there's no substitute for doing things the old-fashioned way in the U.S.: "You hire your lawyer. I'll hire my lawyer. Judge and jury will decide."


Drilling Down on Greenberg Traurig's Trial Boutique Within a Litigation Department

Mon, 03/14/2022 - 08:30

Lori Cohen and William Michael Jr., the co-chairs of Greenberg's trial practice group, discuss the details of the 100-plus lawyer boutique-within-a-firm.


Litigators of the Week: The Zuckerman Spaeder Duo Who Challenged the Use of 'Race-Norming' in the NFL Concussion Settlement

Fri, 03/11/2022 - 07:30

The federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion benefits process gave sign-off last week to a settlement that will eliminate the use of race-based norms, a major win for Black retirees who intervened in the case with counsel from Zuckerman Spaeder's Cy Smith and Aitan Goelman.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 03/11/2022 - 07:25

Our first Litigator of the Week runners-up this week at Winston & Strawn scored a major appellate reversal for Cox Communications. You might remember


Miami Litigator Peter Prieto Describes What He Sees on the Horizon in Multidistrict Litigation

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 07:30

Prieto, the head of commercial and class action litigation at Miami boutique Podhurst Orseck, is set to moderate a panel of MDL judges at The Miami Law Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum on Friday.