Dewey Judge Approves $4.5M WARN Settlement

    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP's liquidating trust on Wednesday received preliminary approval for a $4.5 million settlement resolving a class action accusing the fallen firm of laying off employees without adequate notice under the New York state and federal more

    Robbins Russell's Happy Warrior: Roy Englert

    Robbins Russell’s Roy Englert talks to Law360 about elevator pitches, Playboy bunnies, and what it means to be a happy lawyer. more

    Texas Powerhouse: Gibson Dunn

    Gibson Dunn’s 50-lawyer Texas team may be smaller in ranks than other national law firms with a strong foothold in the state, but its ability to play above its weight class has earned it a reputation as having one of the most sophisticated litigation more

    Pennsylvania Powerhouse: Fox Rothschild

    From its roots in Philadelphia more than a century ago, Fox Rothschild LLP has grown to five offices across Pennsylvania, and thrives through a focus — unusual for a firm of its magnitude — on cultivating an exceptionally broad client base more

    New Jersey Powerhouse: Goldberg Segalla LLP

    When Goldberg Segalla LLP’s Princeton office opened its doors in 2006 under the leadership of partner David S. Osterman — staffed only by him and his paralegal — firmwide managing partner Richard J. Cohen said he knew Osterman was a more

    Senate Confirms Fla., Vt. Judges, Grills 4th Circ. Nom

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday easily confirmed four nominees to sit on the Florida and Vermont federal judiciary, while senators also grilled nominees for the Fourth Circuit, Court of Federal Claims and the New York and Wisconsin federal benches. more

    5 Tips For Defeating A Class Cert. Bid

    A series of recent U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit decisions are helping to bolster defendants’ position against plaintiffs’ attempts to certify class actions, but defendants still have their work cut out for them when fighting these high-stakes more

    $18.5M In Fees OK'd For Dreier Bankruptcy Trustee, Attys

    A New York bankruptcy judge on Monday approved more than $18.5 million in fees and expenses to the trustee for defunct Park Avenue law firm Dreier LLP, along with her lawyers, financial advisers and consultants for their work recovering $79 million for more

    Senate Advances Fla., Vt. Federal Judge Nominees

    The U.S. Senate on Monday advanced three nominees for judicial positions on the Florida federal bench, including a pair of Florida state judges, as well as ending debate on a Vermont Supreme Court associate justice for the Vermont federal bench. more

    Ex-Dewey Brass Says Insurance Deal Bars Misconduct Claims

    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s former executive director and chief financial officer on Friday rebuffed claims that they are liable for millions in connection with their alleged roles in the firm’s downfall, saying they are protected by an insurance more

    New Jersey Powerhouse: Gibbons

    Much has changed in New Jersey since the birth of Newark-based Gibbons PC in 1926, but the firm sees founder Andrew Crummy's legacy in its present status as a regional powerhouse at the center of trailblazing civil rights litigation, commercial development more

    Texas Powerhouse: Gibbs & Bruns

    In 1974, Robin Gibbs left his job with one of Houston’s most venerable law firms, with a vision of creating a small commercial litigation shop at a time when BigLaw virtually monopolized the high-end legal services market. Forty years later, Gibbs more

    Pennsylvania Powerhouse: Duane Morris

    Duane Morris LLP has been a fixture in Pennsylvania since 1904 and boasts a list of corporate and public-sector clients that reflect its historic Keystone State pedigree. The firm also is known as a pipeline for lawyers who seek to become judges and, more

    5 Tips For A Successful Mentorship Program

    With heavy caseloads and long work days, there's little time for personal bonds between partners and less-experienced associates to take root — making mentorship programs crucial to law firms. Here, those tasked with overseeing such initiatives share more

    5 Ways To Contain The Chaos Of Mass Torts And MDLs

    The first steps an attorney takes when faced with the prospect of multidistrict litigation can mean the difference between settling for an outsize sum and defeating suits on their merits before they accumulate, attorneys say. Here, Law360 looks at ways more

    BigLaw Women's Leadership Role Gains Are Slow But Steady

    Female lawyers are making slow but steady gains in key leadership roles like compensation and executive committee seats, the chair of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum said Friday, as more firms have also put their shoulder behind business development more

    Lawyers Beg For Uniform CLE Requirements

    Practicing law across the border of several states is becoming the standard for many attorneys, but vast differences among continuing legal education requirements creates a headache for attorneys, causing many to call for uniform standards in all states more

    4 Nominees By Pa. Gov. Will Round Out Philly Bench

    The Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas is set to see four new judges take the bench in the near future as Gov. Tom Corbett announced a slate of statewide judicial nominees on Friday. more

    Texas Powerhouse: Gardere

    From its roots in Dallas, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has evolved to become one of Texas’ leading full-service firms, building on its historical strengths in energy and litigation to serve clients across the country, and focusing on taking the right more

    New Jersey Powerhouse: Duane Morris

    A fixture in Philadelphia since 1904, Duane Morris LLP began expanding into New Jersey in the mid-1990s, which has resulted in the firm sporting two thriving offices, a host of clients across the economic landscape and a wealth of practice areas and expertise more

    Pennsylvania Powerhouse: Drinker Biddle & Reath

    On the north plaza of Philadelphia City Hall you’ll find a tall, bronze statue of prominent 19th century city attorney John Christian Bullitt. And while you won’t find Bullitt’s name on the marquees of any of Philadelphia’s many more

    Orrick Scores $1M For Calif. Home Loan Scam Victims

    A team of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP lawyers working pro bono in California came to the rescue of loan modification scam victims, winning a $950,000 default judgment for hundreds of low-income, mostly Spanish-speaking homeowners who found themselves more

    Proposal Would Curb Depositions In NY Commercial Courts

    READY FOR SARAH -- New York lawyers tasked with streamlining the state's busy commercial courts, which handle complex, big-dollar disputes, proposed Friday to limit the number of depositions per side to 10 and limit the duration of depositions to more

    NYC Bar Finds Greater Firm Diversity But Troubling Signs

    Minority representation at New York City law firms was again up last year, according to a bar report released Thursday, as law firm leaders described diversity and discussions around the business case for broader representation as being far more serious more

    Pennsylvania Powerhouse: Dechert

    Unlike many of its other homegrown rivals in Pennsylvania's competitive legal market, Dechert LLP has only one location in the state. That location, in the gracefully soaring Cira Centre, adjacent to the city's 30th Street Station, affords many more