Legal Business

    • 21 Sep 2018

    In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

    For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. ...read more
    • 21 Sep 2018

    Ginsburg Warns Court Nominees Against Spelling Out Views

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday appeared to defend the reticent answers of recent high court nominees to lawmaker questions on hot-button legal issues, telling a Columbia Law School audience that during her own confirmation hearings ...read more
    • 21 Sep 2018

    GOP 'Cultural Blindness' Comes Under Fire In Me Too Era

    Despite the long-lasting bitterness over Justice Clarence Thomas’ confirmation and the rise of the #MeToo movement, Republicans are putting politics above process by rushing their inquiry into sexual assault allegations against D.C. Circuit Judge Brett ...read more
    • 21 Sep 2018

    Law360's Pro Say: Manafort Plea Spells Trouble For Skadden

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has long denied any wrongdoing in its involvement in Paul Manafort's shady lobbying for pro-Russian figures, but the plea deal Manafort struck with prosecutors last week seems to contradict some of the elite ...read more
    • 21 Sep 2018

    Golden State Warriors Name David Kelly Chief Legal Officer

    The Golden State Warriors have announced that David Kelly, in his eighth season with the organization, has been promoted from general counsel to chief legal officer for business and basketball. ...read more
    • 21 Sep 2018

    Goodwin's PropTech Group Eyes A Burgeoning Sector

    Goodwin Procter LLP says it's the first major law firm in the U.S. to set up a practice group devoted to the intersection of real estate and technology, and co-leaders of Goodwin's so-called PropTech group recently told Law360 their firm is ideally ...read more
    • 21 Sep 2018

    GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

    New survey results showed that the hurdles faced by legal operations professionals are changing as the role increases in popularity, a top Mitsubishi attorney claimed the company illegally refused to promote her to general counsel because of her gender ...read more
    • 21 Sep 2018

    Cloud Computing Clearly The Future For Small Firms

    While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no ...read more
    • 21 Sep 2018

    Why Associates Are Taking A Pay Cut To Go In-House

    In-house legal departments are continuing to snag young, talented attorneys from BigLaw firms in spite of a pay gap accentuated by a recent spate of associate raises, with nonmonetary perks luring associates away from law firms and into corporations. ...read more
    • 20 Sep 2018

    Having Proved Their Worth, Legal Ops Pros Face New Hurdles

    While the responsibilities for legal operations professionals haven’t significantly changed in the past decade, the challenges they face have substantially shifted because of the entity’s increasing popularity, according to a survey published Thursday ...read more
    • 20 Sep 2018

    Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

    IP law firm Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP climbed to the top of this week’s legal lions list after the Federal Circuit reversed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board loss for client DuPont, while a lawyer for the NRA ended up on the lambs ...read more
    • 20 Sep 2018

    Kavanaugh Accuser Negotiating Testimony Before Senate

    Amid the furor sparked by sexual misconduct allegations against D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his accuser entered into negotiations Thursday over appearing before the Senate for a hearing that could determine whether the judge makes it to the U ...read more
    • 20 Sep 2018

    Court Master, Corporate Atty Picked For New Chancery Seats

    Delaware Gov. John Carney announced his nomination of two candidates for the expanded bench of the Delaware Chancery Court on Thursday, choosing Chancery Master Morgan T. Zurn and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP litigator Kathaleen S. McCormick ...read more
    • 20 Sep 2018

    Leveraging Today’s Lateral Associate Market

    With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law ...read more
    • 20 Sep 2018

    Fox Rothschild To Expand In Carolinas With Latest Merger

    Fox Rothschild LLP will merge in November with southeastern firm Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, creating a combined firm of more than 900 lawyers in 27 locations in the U.S., the firms announced on Thursday. ...read more
    • 20 Sep 2018

    What In-House Counsel Can Do To Fight Cyberthreats

    In-house counsel can play a pivotal role in helping their businesses prepare for possible data breaches, as companies of all sizes across industries seek to maintain security amid unprecedented challenges from cyberattacks. Here, Law360 looks at four ...read more
    • 19 Sep 2018

    Kavanaugh Assault Hearing Could Devolve Into Chaos

    The Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on the sexual misconduct allegations against D.C. Circuit Judge and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will have the trappings of a trial but lack a court proceeding's rules. ...read more
    • 19 Sep 2018

    Gorsuch Was The Least Responsive Nominee In Decades

    New research has concluded that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was less responsive to questions during his confirmation hearings than any justice since 1968 and departed significantly from the so-called Ginsburg Rule, with the study's authors ...read more
    • 19 Sep 2018

    Coinbase Hires Ex-O'Melveny Partner As Chief Legal Officer

    The cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase said Wednesday it has hired a former O'Melveny & Myers LLP managing partner who had been general counsel for Fannie Mae as its chief legal adviser. ...read more
    • 19 Sep 2018

    Ex-Mitsubishi Atty Claims Sex Bias Led To Her Ouster

    A Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. unit illegally refused to promote one of its top attorneys to general counsel because of her gender and fired her under false pretenses after she complained about the conglomerate’s discriminatory treatment of women, according ...read more
    • 19 Sep 2018

    4 Shot, Gunman Killed At Pa. Magistrate Judge's Office

    A man shot and wounded four people at the Fayette County, Pennsylvania, office of a magisterial district judge on Wednesday before police shot and killed him, police and emergency officials said. ...read more
    • 19 Sep 2018

    Simpson Thacher And Recruiting Firm Settle Payment Row

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and a legal recruiter on Tuesday confidentially settled a nearly $1 million dispute in Manhattan federal court over the firm's alleged nonpayment for the placement of a bankruptcy partner, closing the book on a sticky ...read more
    • 19 Sep 2018

    ABA To Lawyers: Don’t Forget Ethics During A Hurricane

    The American Bar Association issued an opinion Wednesday reminding lawyers of their obligations to clients following large-scale natural disasters, a move prompted by Hurricane Florence unleashing havoc on the Carolinas. ...read more
    • 19 Sep 2018

    Back To School: Stanford's Jeff Fischer Talks Supreme Court

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed. ...read more
    • 19 Sep 2018

    Law Firm Leaders: Littler's Tom Bender And Jeremy Roth

    Thomas Bender and Jeremy Roth serve as co-presidents and co-managing partners of Littler Mendelson PC. The two leaders recently sat down with Law360 for a discussion covering major topics impacting the legal industry today, including diversity, evolving ...read more