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Meet the Ballard Spahr Partner Protecting Press Access to the Derek Chauvin Trial in Minneapolis

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 08:30

"Let people watch the process, because they will trust it more if they can see it," says Ballard Spahr partner Leita Walker, who has represented a coalition of media outlets covering the trial of the former police officer charged in George Floyd's death.


A Subject That Keeps Partners Up at Night and Law Firm GCs Employed: 'There's Nothing Ever Clear in Conflicts'

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 08:30

For a big enough law firm, conflicts provide enough thorny questions in murky territory to provide a certain level of job security for firm GCs.


IP Litigation Boutique Desmarais Expands to Washington, Beefs Up ITC Practice

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 07:01

Three partners from Troutman Pepper, led by Goutam Patnaik, will add to the firm's presence at the International Trade Commission. Partner Justin Wilcox is relocating from New York to manage the office and step up D.C.-area recruiting.


Orrick Saw Flat Revenue, Double-Digit Profit Growth as Litigation Underperformed

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 01:02

Orrick chairman and CEO Mitch Zuklie said litigation accounts for half of the firm's matters, adding that he expects demand to pick back up as the courts reopen in 2021.


Litigator of the Week: Eli Lilly Turns to Kirkland's O'Quinn to Block New Dispute Resolution Procedure Over Drug Discount Program

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 08:30

A federal judge in Indianapolis this week granted John O'Quinn's motion for a preliminary injunction finding that the government's messaging about the new program to resolve disputes over the 340B drug pricing program were "ambiguous, confusing, duplicitous, and misleading."


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and One Big Shout Out

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 08:25

Runners up from Davis Wright Tremaine, Gibson Dunn, Paul Weiss, Quinn Emanuel, and a big shout out to Fisch Sigler.


The Federal Courts Have a Transparency Problem. Here's How We Can Fix It.

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 01:19

Gabe Roth, the executive director of Fix the Court, writes that though the third branch says it's the most transparent when it comes to its work, it's the least transparent when it comes to the perks.


Education or Exploitation? Fair or Foul? The NCAA Plays in a Different Court—The Supreme Court

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 20:10

Gregory L. Curtner, an antitrust litigator at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila who has represented the NCAA in many matters, makes the case that amateurism should survive a potentially game-changing case at the U.S. Supreme Court.


Can You Sue Your Ex For Posting Photos You Took? This Timeshare Mogul Is Trying

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 08:30

Everybody knows that breakups can be messy. But thankfully few venture into the copyright realm.


A 'Recipe for Litigation': Have Big Law Litigators' Pandemic Predictions Come True?

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 08:30

The Lit Daily checks in with four litigators whose predictions from a year ago about the types of litigation coming out of the pandemic have proven prescient, even if there's been less of it than they expected.


Federal Circuit Judge Evan Wallach Takes Senior Status: 'A Good Time to Create a Place for Someone Else'

Tue, 03/16/2021 - 22:14

Wallach's departure opens the first vacancy for the Biden administration on the nation's patent appellate court. The judge plans to continue hearing Federal Circuit cases while also sitting by designation on district courts.


Leah Ward Sears to Lead Georgia Federal Judicial Nominations Commission

Tue, 03/16/2021 - 16:50

"For far too long, this system has inadequately represented the great diversity of Georgia and America," the state's former chief justice said. "I'm honored to lead Senators Ossoff and Warnock's Commission to bring new, different, and unique perspectives to the federal nominations process and...

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The Stephen Breyer Retirement Watch Gets an Unofficial Kickoff

Tue, 03/16/2021 - 08:30

On what would have been Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 88th birthday, Justice Stephen Breyer delivered remarks to open a lecture series celebrating his late colleague at the National Judicial College. Meanwhile, a Colorado professor took to The New York Times opinion pages Monday to call on Breyer to retire...

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Chief Judges Says Majority of New York State Court Proceedings Will Stay Virtual, for Now

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 18:20

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, who made the comments in a video posted on the court system website, reported there were upward of 1,200 "virtual bench trials and evidentiary and fact-finding hearings" that started last week statewide.


What Was Up With All the Securities Class Actions Targeting Non-U.S. Issuers Last Year? Dechert's Angela Liu Weighs In

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 08:30

Liu and her colleagues recently released a white paper analyzing why the percentage of securities class actions targeting issuers based outside the U.S. jumped from 15% in 2019 to just over 27% last year even though the total number of securities suits was down.


Georgia Plaintiffs Lawyer Who Took on GM Says Jury Trials 'Must Resume ASAP'

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 17:18

"When we file a lawsuit on behalf of our client, the most meaningful pressure that is placed on the persons or corporations we sue is the prospect of a jury trial," said Lance Cooper.


White-Collar Enforcement in the Biden Era: Where We Were, Where We're Going

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 11:20

Two months in, the Biden administration has already signaled certain departures from the Trump era on white-collar enforcement.


Litigator of the Week: The Potential $3B Copyright Headache that Weil Gotshal Erased for Getty Images

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 07:30

Benjamin Marks, who heads the intellectual property & media practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, convinced the Second Circuit to uphold his summary judgment win for Getty Images in a case where the company was facing potential statutory damages of $3 billion.


Litigator of the Week Runner-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 07:25

Quinn lands up as runner-up this week for scoring an early win in the battle over whether XRP, the cryptocurrency backed by Ripple Labs, is a security.


Breaking Up Is Hard, Let's Sue: Do Litigation Firm Break-Ups Have to End This Way?

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 07:30

The ugly allegations are flying back and forth in dueling lawsuits between the founding partners of Roche Cyrulnik Freedman, a Boies Schiller Flexner spinoff. Litigators, it seems, spawn more than their fair share of litigious breakups.