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Daily Dicta: White Collar Dream Team Suggests Fix for Insider Trading Laws

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 00:37

The 31-page report by the Bharara Task Force on Insider Trading offers a clear overview of why insider trading enforcement 'has suffered—and continues to suffer—from uncertainty and ambiguity to a degree not seen in other areas of law.'


Litigation Boutique's First Trial Yields $236M Verdict

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 18:53

Reichman Jorgensen partner Courtland Reichman said the patent infringement verdict against virtualization giant VMWare and Morrison & Foerster proves the firm can go toe-to-toe with elite competitors.


Ex-Kirkland, Wilkinson Walsh Litigator Calls It Quits to Escape Stress and Just 'Go Home'

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:53

Brant Bishop, 50, stepped back from his high-stakes litigation career this month to embrace more time with his family. "For now the plan is to not really have much of a plan," he said.


2 Pierce Bainbridge Partners Exit for Armstrong Teasdale

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:21

Pierce Bainbridge will likely keep its representation of Rudy Giuliani, despite partner exits of Eric Creizman and Melissa Madrigal.


Plaintiffs Firms Warm Up to Data Analytics--Slowly

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:08

The plaintiffs bar has started getting into the Big Data game as well, although so far, the emphasis has been on case management.


Ken Starr Urges Quick Acquittal of Trump, Warning Against Impeachment as Political Weapon

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 15:27

"Will law professors agree with this? No. But with all due respect to the academy, this is not an academic gathering," Ken Starr said in his return to the impeachment stage.


As Judges Check Trump, Gorsuch and Thomas Decry 'Chaos' of National Injunctions

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 15:24

"What in this gamesmanship and chaos can we be proud of?" Justice Neil Gorsuch, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, asked. Last year in an unrelated case, a Washington federal trial judge said the Trump DOJ's crusade against national injunctions "reeks of bad faith" and "demonstrates contempt for...

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In $200M Gender Bias Suit, Jones Day Says Black Box Pay Model Keeps 'Anger,' 'Ego' at Bay

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:45

As it presses for sanctions in a $200 million gender bias case, the firm said it's been keeping compensation confidential since before it hired its first female lawyer in the early 1960s.


Daily Dicta: With a Growing Team of Big Law Alums, Everytown Law Takes Aim at the Firearms Industry

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 22:55

Over the past three years, the gun safety advocacy group Everytwon Law has been building a formidable in-house team, growing from one lawyer to 15 full-time litigators.


Daily Dicta: Satan's Favorite Lawyer

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 22:45

'Is there anyone you wouldn't represent?' Kate McKinnon as the devil asked Jon Lovitz playing Alan Dershowitz in the SNL cold open. His answer: 'Well, as long as the client is famous enough to get me on TV, it's all good.'


In Retrial With Apple, WiLAN Scores $85M Patent Verdict

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 20:50

Represented by McKool Smith, the Canadian IP monetization company had won $145 million the first time around in a fight over voice-over-LTE technology. But it decided to try again after Apple offered only $10 million to end the case.


Missouri Disputes Littler's Claim for Financial Incentives for Opening Kansas City Back Office

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 18:59

The Am Law 100 law firm and the state are in court over how many jobs Littler was obligated to create in Kansas City. At stake is $14 million in economic incentives for Littler.


Attorney Sues Baker Botts and SF Partner For $35M, Claiming Extortion On Behalf of Ex-Client

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 18:26

Harvey Kesner alleges that Baker Botts and San Francisco partner Jonathan Shapiro threatened to alert federal authorities and sue him on behalf of his former client, MabVax, if he did not pay $9.6 million. Mabvax is currently suing Kesner with other representation.


How Women Are Ascending in IP Law

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 17:52

Marilyn Hall Patel, former chief judge of the Northern District of California, and Dechert's Katherine Helm discuss supporting women in intellectual property and finding advocates in unlikely places.


New Cluster of Pelvic Mesh Suits Sparks Jurisdiction Fights in Pennsylvania

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 16:08

In the last three months, three newly filed mesh cases have been remanded to state court, while 10 have either been kept in Pennsylvania federal court or transferred to other U.S. districts.


That Was Fast! Lawsuit Filed 8 Hours After Industrial Explosion in Houston

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:24

The explosion happened just after 4 a.m., and Houston resident Sophia S. Navarro filed her lawsuit about 12:15 p.m. against Watson Grinding & Manufacturing Co.


Bayer Pauses High-Profile Roundup Trial Amid Settlement Talks

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:02

On the day that opening statements were set to begin, Bayer AG agreed to postpone a high-profile trial in Missouri over Monsanto Co.'s Roundup herbicide as it hammers out a possible global settlement of thousands of cases.


And the LOTW Runners Up...

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:04

Honorable mention goes to lawyers from Cravath; Covington & Burling and Quinn E.manuel


Litigators of the Week: Robbins Geller Duo Seals $1B Settlement

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 01:27

'The bottom line is: if we can take on what we took on, and achieve the result we achieved, we can do anything.'


'What Happened Next Beggars Belief': 7th Circuit Scolds DOJ for Defying Order in Visa Case

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 19:12

The panel, composed of Judges Frank Easterbrook, William Bauer and David Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said the Justice Department "flatly refused" to implement the original order.