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Why One Miami Trial Lawyer Pivoted to ADR During the Pandemic

Wed, 03/10/2021 - 14:29

Peckar & Abramson construction litigator Melinda Gentile is shifting her practice away from trials as the virtual ADR process entices an increasing amount of her firm's clients.

       

Vern Winters: 'At the End of the Day, We are in a Service Business'

Wed, 03/10/2021 - 07:30

Winters, who is in the process of retiring from Sidley Austin to deal with a painful nerve disease in his feet, said a lightbulb went off for him when a friend asked if he would refer a client to himself knowing what he knows about his condition.

       

Women Argued Less Than 30% of Cases at the Minn. High Court Last Year. This Susman 2nd Year Who Just Argued There Has Some Ideas

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 07:30

"Firms have to allow clients to get to know the associates and the young lawyers, not just when it comes time to do the arguments, but to be part of trial team calls, to be part of the pitch that brings in the case," says Susman Godfrey's Beatrice Franklin.

       

In-Person Civil Jury Trials Set to Resume Later This Month in Brooklyn State Court

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 16:00

While civil jury trials have been largely halted since the pandemic's onset one year ago, Administrative Judge Lawrence Knipel said the Brooklyn court had processed an "amazing" 18,500 matters since the end of April 2020. Civil trials are set to resume on March 22.

       

Litigation Leaders: Sidley Austin's Yvette Ostolaza and Mark Hopson on Building an Elite International Team of Trial and Appellate Lawyers

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 07:30

"Our best client relationships are those where we are working with multiple teams within the client's legal and business departments," says Hopson. "We are also honest with our clients in terms of what we can and, sometimes more importantly, what we can't do. Clients appreciate that honesty."

       

Women Argued Less Than 30% of Cases at the Minn. High Court Last Year. This Susman 2nd Year Who Just Argued There Has Some Ideas

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 07:30

"Firms have to allow clients to get to know the associates and the young lawyers, not just when it comes time to do the arguments, but to be part of trial team calls, to be part of the pitch that brings in the case," says Susman Godfrey's Beatrice Franklin.

       

Litigators of the Week: The Irell Trial Team That Landed a Whopping $2.175B Patent Verdict Against Intel in Waco

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 07:30

After a six-day trial, it took jurors less than four hours of deliberations to side with the Irell team led by Morgan Chu, Ben Hattenbach and Alan Heinrich and their client, VLSI Technology LLC.

       

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

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 07:25

After three years of litigation on behalf of crew members of the USS Pueblo and their families, a team from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp last week won a $2.3 billion damages award against North Korea among the largest ever awards in a state-sponsored terrorism case.

       

AI for Litigators? How McDermott Is Using Algorithms to Flag Potential Issues for Clients and Get Their Hands on Hot Docs Faster

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 07:30

The folks at McDermott Will & Emery say their in-house artificial intelligence tools allow them to visualize data, spot potential compliance issues, and surface key documents quickly.

       

Amazon, Fenwick Win $4.8M Fee Award in Multidistrict Patent Litigation

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 20:11

PersonalWeb Technologies had accused more than 80 Amazon customers of infringement. A federal judge in San Jose wrote that, even accounting only for fees tied to PersonalWeb's misconduct, Amazon was entitled to about 75% of its request.

       

A Big Law Trial Lawyer's Story of Pain, Loss and Healing

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:30

What if you had to walk away from your career, right at its height, because of a debilitating disease? Vern Winters, who is in the process of retiring from Sidley Austin, writes about having to face those facts—and to find a way past them.

       

Along Came SPACs, and Then SPAC Litigation

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 08:24

Lawsuits related to special purpose acquisition companies will have many similarities to traditional securities and M&A litigation, but will also develop their own rubrics given the unique features of the SPAC model, writes Stephen Blake of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

       

Wake Up, Big Law: Your Diversity Issues Might Very Well Become Loss-of-Influence Issues

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 07:30

Progressives are calling on the Biden administration to expand the pool of potential federal judicial nominees beyond the Am Law 200 partners and prosecutors who have routinely filled vacancies during the Obama and Trump administrations.

       

What's Up With All the Trade Secret Action at the ITC? Two Latham IP Litigators Weigh In

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 07:30

In the wake of a big trade secret win at the Commission for electric car battery maker LG Energy Solutions, Latham's David Callahan and Bert Reiser discuss how parties are harnessing the protections of the Defend Trade Secrets Act at the ITC.

       

Atlanta Federal Judge Announces Intention to Go Senior But Remain at 'Full Blast'

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 18:00

"We have right now the same number of judge positions we did in '79. It's a completely transformed judiciary in terms of the volume of cases, volume of business, the population," Judge Amy Totenberg said. "The prospect of being able to actually add judges and have very much active senior judges is...

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Litigators of the Week: This Debevoise Duo Fended Off a $650M Arbitration Claim For the Republic of Iraq

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:30

Catherine Amirfar and Ina Popova of Debevoise & Plimpton on Monday secured a complete defense win in a bilateral investment treaty arbitration brought by Agility Public Warehousing Company.

       

Another Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs that Shows that You Guys Don't Make This Part of the Job Easy

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:25

Death penalty vacated: Check. Antitrust precedent set: Check. Former LOTW verdict flipped: Check.

       

How This Senior Judge Became the Federal Judiciary's Most Effective Evangelist for Virtual Trials

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:30

U.S. District Senior Judge Marsha Pechman in Seattle says the pandemic has forced the federal judiciary to try cases in Quonset huts, gymnasiums and, at least in her court, virtually in jurors' homes. "We should be thankful that the American public is willing to invite us in," she says.

       

How Jurors Perceive Time in the Virtual World and Why You Should Care About It

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 07:30

Austin, Texas trial lawyer Carl Guthrie suspects remote jurors expect virtual trials to be "instantaneous" much like the medium used to present them.

       

Paul Weiss' Mark Pomerantz Joins Manhattan Prosecutors for Trump Probe

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 18:02

Pomerantz is on leave from the firm to work as a special assistant district attorney.

       

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