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DOJ's Roger Stone Debacle Puts New Focus on Judge Amy Berman Jackson

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:31

Former federal judges said Jackson would be within her rights to question DOJ about how to weigh its conflicting sentencing recommendations for the Trump ally.


FisherBroyles Goes International, Opens London Office

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:05

The new London office is not the end of the firm's international growth, as it eyes expansion in Singapore and Milan.


Linking Content into the Client Journey: Why Content Experience Matters

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:18

One of the most effective components of legal marketing is thought leadership content. With today's available palette of media tools, law firms are able to design, build and customize the content that their client's experience like never before. Ensuring that this "content experience" is profound and impactful is a necessary and critical endeavor.


Theranos Judge Boots Claims Related to Doctors and Non-Paying Patients, but Lets Most Criminal Charges Proceed

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:50

The federal judge overseeing the criminal case against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and the former president of the blood-testing company largely denied their motions to dismiss but found that the government couldn't show that they intended to deprive doctors or insured patients of money since they weren't directly paying for tests.


DOJ's Roger Stone Maneuvering Faces Calls for Internal Investigation

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:17

Michael Bromwich, a former U.S. Justice Department inspector general, tweeted a "memo to all career DOJ employees": "This is not what you signed up for. The four prosecutors who bailed on the Stone case have shown the way."


Gibson Dunn Partner, Brooklyn Federal Prosecutor Are Trump's Choices to Join US District Courts in NY

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:56

Jennifer Rearden, of Gibson Dunn's Litigation & Crisis Management practice group, is set to be named to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; and Brooklyn federal prosecutor Saritha Komatireddy, a clerk to Brett Kavanaugh, is set to be named to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.


If Confirmed, Baker Hostetler Partner Would Fill Last Vacancy on Texas Federal Bench

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:19

Drew Tipton, a Houston litigator nominated for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi, answered senators' questions about precedent, judicial activism and the application of federal law during a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Cooley Caps 10-Year Growth Streak With Big Revenue Boost, Big Hires

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:12

The firm, which nearly tripled its revenue in the last decade, called 2019 an "amazing" year for deal work.


Paul Weiss Targeted, This Time by NYU Law Students

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:30

A protest on Tuesday was the third in a month by students at top law schools against Paul Weiss in a bid to pressure the firm to end its representation of ExxonMobil.


What's Next: Judge Refuses to 'Bless' Hypocrisy Over Arbitration + BIPA and CCPA Take New Forms in Court + Uber and Postmates Fail to Raise Serious AB5 Questions

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:03

A federal judge issued a warning to both sides before greenlighting mass arbitration against a gig economy company.


Sixth Circ.: Attorneys Not Liable Under FDCPA for Reasonable Mistakes of State Law

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:45

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held in a split decision that attorneys garnishing a debtor do not make a "false, deceptive or misleading representation" under the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act when their representations of law are later proven wrong, so long as they represent a reasonable interpretation of the law.


'When Character Matters Most': What Lawyers Are Saying About the Stone Prosecutors Who Quit

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 08:56

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump congratulated U.S. Attorney General William Barr for "taking charge" of the Roger Stone investigation. Former DOJ lawyers lambasted the department's move to retract the original sentencing memo, and they praised the four prosecutors who took a stand.


Big Apple for Barnes & Thornburg, Can Google Nix EU's $2.6B Fine?, Boosting Paternity Leave: The Morning Minute

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.


Cadwalader's Bonus Policy Favored Men, UK Tribunal Says

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 05:40

The tribunal said the firm's bonus policy put women "at a particular disadvantage when compared with men," but it ultimately ruled in favor of the firm.


Clark Hill Restructures Leadership, Appoints New CEO

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 05:30

After undergoing two big combinations in recent years, the Detroit firm has reconfigured its leadership while appointing its first new chair in nearly two decades.


Final CFIUS Rules for Real Estate Transactions: 5 Things to Know

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:41

While the federal government has whittled down some of the final regulations from the initial proposals, there is still potential for trouble for foreign investors under the 31 pages of final rules governing national security reviews by CFIUS of foreign investments in U.S. real estate, which take effect on Feb. 13.


Critical Mass: Facebook Faces Questions About $550M 'Tag Suggestions' Settlement. Find Out Where the Next Opioid Trials Could Be.

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:41

A federal judge overseeing a biometrics class action against Facebook has a lot of questions about its proposed settlement.


Reading the Tea Leaves in NHSTA's First Approval of Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:00

While the NHTSA's approval only applied to a fleet of low-speed, small vehicles used solely for delivering goods, it does offer some insights into the regulator's thinking.


Skilled in the Art:The Hearing That Could Cost Qualcomm Its Royalty Rates + Bringing Diagnostic Patent Wins Back to Life + How NPE Sausage Gets Made

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 22:18

If Qualcomm loses at the Ninth Circuit, it won't be the fault of liberal judges.


Compliance Hot Spots: Compliance Leaders' Budget Woes | Judge Scraps SEC 'Gag Rule' Suit | New Lobbying & FARA Registrations | USDOJ v FTC in 9th Circuit

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 21:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our white-collar, regulatory and compliance briefing on trends and news. Scroll down for new reporting on the latest compliance pro surveys, FARA registrations and much more. Thanks for reading!