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In Rare Showdown, SCOTUS Hearing Reunites Former and Current Hogan Lovells Partners

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 15:43

The unusual faceoff between current and former Hogan Lovells partners began with good luck wishes from Neal Katyal and ended with high praise for the "junior" advocate, now-Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General Colleen Sinzdak.


After COVID Causes Problems with Mail and Paper Checks, Boies Schiller Makes Extra Push to Get Au Pair Class Members Paid

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 07:30

While 75% of the 13,000 class members—mostly young people from abroad who have provided live-in childcare to families in the U.S.—have been able to cash checks, the undeposited checks that remain outstanding average almost $1,850.


How Irell's Morgan Chu Is 'Spoon-Feeding' a Billion-Dollar Damages Case to Jurors

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 21:46

Chu told a Western District of Texas jury Monday that "nearly a billion" Intel processors infringe his client's two patents. But he hasn't given jurors a number, yet. Wilmer's William Lee said the right number is zero for VLSI's "imaginary products."


How Kirkland's First Black Partner Advocated In and Out of Court to Get 4 Maryland HBCUs to the Precipice of a Historic $577M Settlement

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 07:30

In a high-profile case where Kirkland teamed with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Mike Jones says that courtroom advocacy was sharpened by presentations made to newspaper editorial boards and legislators.


Litigators of the Week: The Quinn Emanuel Trio Who Fended Off Citi's Attempt to Claw Back Half a Billion in Mistakenly Wired Funds

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 07:30

Adam Abensohn, Benjamin Finestone and Robert Loigman grabbed headlines this week in the case spinning out of a nearly billion dollar blunder that rocked the finance world.


This Week's LOTW Runner-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 07:25

Latham & Watkins scored a huge win at the ITC in a trade secret showdown over electric vehicle batteries.


California Supreme Court Asked to Move Cases Out of Slow-Moving Appellate Court

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 22:01

A Northern California attorney who accused three Sacramento appellate justices of allowing cases to languish for years has asked the state Supreme Court to transfer dozens of matters from the Third District to other appellate districts.


A Lawyer's Death and $4M Insurance Policy: Inside Florida's First Federal Remote Civil Jury Trial

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 14:41

Armed with heartbreaking security footage, a toxicology report and testimony from witnesses around the country, jurors had to decide whether the former Tampa attorney died accidentally or by suicide.


Trial by Combat

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 11:42

Should Rudy Giuliani be disciplined for his conduct relating to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capital and his participation in frivolous lawsuits?


Flattery Only Gets You So Far: Plaintiffs Counsel's Praise Doesn't Nudge Gibson Dunn's Stance on Fees in iPhone Throttling Case

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 07:30

You can hardly blame Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy founder Joe Cotchett for trying the catch-more-flies-with-honey approach.


Judge Calls for DOJ to Probe Prosecutors' 'Systemic' Disclosure Problems in Iran Sanctions Case

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 17:46

The order from U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York, followed a blistering September opinion that took to task the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office for making "countless" belated disclosures to lawyers representing Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad before, during and after...

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How Quinn Emanuel Went from Losing a TRO to a Sweeping Win Over Citibank's Half-Billion Blunder

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 07:30

In fast-paced, high-stakes pieces of litigation, winning at the temporary restraining order stage can often be the whole ballgame. Not this time.


Litigation Leaders: Baker Donelson's 'Buck' Wellford on Building a Team With 85 Attorneys Who Have 20-Plus Trials Under Their Belts

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 07:30

"Most large firms have lawyers who have worked on litigation involving claims for significant damages or the potential for unfavorable exposure to the client, but what makes Baker Donelson different is that we have lawyers spread out across our footprint who have actually tried these cases."


Litigators of the Week: Gibson Dunn and Alston & Bird Team to Fend Off an Import Ban on Fitness Trackers

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 07:30

After an all-remote bench trial, Gibson Dunn, working for Fitbit, and Alston & Bird, representing Garmin, this week scored a ruling at the U.S. the International Trade Commission finding the companies didn't infringe a rival's patent.


LOTW Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 07:25

Patent wins for Latham and Kirkland lead our latest batch of Litigator of the Week runners-up.


You Think Things Have Been Rough in Civil Cases? Have a Look at the Criminal Side of the Docket

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 20:46

A panel discussion between practitioners, judges, and administrators from across the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday made it clear the challenges created by the pandemic have been felt most acutely in criminal cases.


What, If Anything, Can Litigators Take from the Opening of the Second Trump Impeachment Trial?

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 21:54

Tuesday's Senate proceedings, which focused on the Constitutional question of whether a former president can stand trial for impeachment, had elements of both opening statements and appellate arguments.


Gibson Dunn Teams With Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project to Free Maryland Man After 21 Years Served

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 07:30

"My hat is off to them. They out-lawyered me," a special prosecutor Joseph Michael told a local newspaper reporter covering his office's decision not to retry a Maryland man who served 21 years for a crime he maintains he didn't commit. "If I ever kill anybody, I want them to represent me."


How the Pandemic Has Pressed Fast Forward on Access to Justice Efforts Across the Country

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 07:30

Top judges from Nevada, Texas, Michigan and California detailed how the pandemic has forced them to make courts more accessible and service-oriented.


Litigators of the Week: How Robbins Geller Landed a $1.2B Settlement in the Valeant Pharmaceuticals Securities Case

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 07:30

Jim Barz and Darren Robbins of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd got sign-off this week on the ninth-largest PSLRA settlement ever.