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Georgia-based firm Hall Booth Smith PC announced Monday it has opened an office in Buffalo, New York, led by a partner focused on medical malpractice, the firm's third new location to open in 2023.
Jones Day and a one-time client have gone to court in competing lawsuits, with the client — Ambassador Enterprises LLC and two of its entities — accusing the firm of charging an unreasonable fee in Indiana and the firm firing back in a breach of contract suit seeking to recover its nearly $700,000 bill in Pennsylvania.
Atlanta-based Hall Booth Smith PC just bolstered its Miami shop with five new attorneys, including two partners from Sastre Saavedra & Epstein PLLC.
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and Clifford Chance LLP are among the latest firms to release their year-end bonus and 2024 salary figures, matching the prevailing scales set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.
Caterpillar is moving for sanctions in its long-running antitrust dispute with International Construction Products, telling a Delaware federal judge that the now-defunct equipment supplier, which is accusing Caterpillar of tortious interference and boycott claims, failed to preserve important documents as employees left and the company shuttered.
A former partner of the Marsh Law Firm PLLC suing its founder over allegations of financial malfeasance has urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to send the case back to the state court where it was originally filed, telling the court it lacks sufficient jurisdiction to adjudicate the intrafirm dispute.
Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 39.
A District of Columbia federal judge on Friday firmly rejected Donald Trump's argument that "presidential immunity" shields him from the criminal charges stemming from allegations of election interference in 2020, ruling that Trump doesn't enjoy a "lifelong 'get-out-of-jail-free' pass" just because he was president.
The story of an Olympic gymnast-turned-lawyer illustrates the emotional and psychological challenges that trauma survivors can face, how these challenges can play out in litigation, and how people who have experienced trauma can bounce back.
A Florida federal judge has shot down a Texas law firm's bid to toss a malpractice lawsuit alleging it bungled property transfers that ended up increasing its former client's property taxes.
The Chicago attorney who runs a small intellectual property law practice called Seven Eleven Law Group made good on her promise this week to fight the trademark infringement allegations that convenience store giant 7-Eleven sued her for last month, rejecting the company's claims that her firm is creating consumer confusion and profiting from 7-Eleven's multinational brand.
BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and practical considerations above abstract ideological commitments, as well as a deeply gracious and down-to-earth woman who never let her dedication to the law overshadow her zest for life.
New Jersey and its governor on Friday urged a state judge to toss claims made by the ex-chief of the state's Election Law Enforcement Commission that a state law was passed in order to remove him from his post and is unconstitutional, arguing it was well within the Legislature's power to enact the law.
A New York judge on Friday allowed Donald Trump to call more experts in his civil fraud trial defense case, including a real estate broker friendly with the former president, but rejected Trump's attempt to put the court's independent monitor on the stand.
Two Florida voters claim Gov. Ron DeSantis violated the U.S. Constitution when he suspended elected prosecutor Monique Worrell in August, saying in a new lawsuit that he disenfranchised the nearly 400,000 residents who voted for her.
A former McDermott Will & Emery LLP partner who lives in Israel has sued the firm in Illinois state court, claiming it unlawfully refused to give him the pay raise it planned for U.S. income partners in 2022.
A Utah federal judge has ordered the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to explain why it shouldn't face sanctions after he found that the agency may have misrepresented key facts to obtain a temporary restraining order against cryptocurrency project Debt Box.
The litigation and corporate practice leaders at FisherBroyles resigned early last month to launch their own law firm, the partners confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Friday.
Many of the hotly divided cases at the U.S. Supreme Court came down to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a central force on the bench whose savviness at striking compromises and taking a pragmatic approach to resolve disputes is on full display in four opinions.
A Delaware Superior Court judge has affirmed an unemployment board's decision denying an ex-Morris James LLP paralegal a year's worth of unemployment benefits after he agreed to leave the firm amid claims that he was retaliated against after he accused one of its partners of misconduct.
A Southwestern cowgirl who will always be known as the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor inspired those around her with an indomitable work ethic, a deep affection for public service and an innate ability to drive consensus among her colleagues.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in four cases in a week that ended with the solemn news of the death of the first female justice and a signal from the court that the first opinion of the term may be released next week. Here, Law360 Pulse takes a data-driven dive into the week that was at the U.S. Supreme Court.
November ended amid another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms expanded their reach and showered associates with bonuses and higher pay. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
The plaintiffs in two class actions against Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP regarding a data breach the firm had in March filed a motion in federal court on Thursday to combine the suits.
Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 38.
Ignore what you've been told about jargon — adding insider industry terms to your firm's marketing and business development content can persuade potential clients that you have the specialized knowledge they can trust, says Wayne Pollock at Law Firm Editorial Service.
To attract future lawyers from diverse backgrounds, firms must think beyond recruiting efforts, because law students are looking for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that invest in employee professional development and engage with students year-round, says Lauren Jackson at Howard University School of Law.
Allison Coffin at Akin Gump discusses how summer associates going back to school can continue to develop real-world lawyering skills by leveraging the numerous law school resources that support professional development both inside and outside the classroom.
In uncertain and challenging times, law firm leaders can build and sustain culture by focusing attention on mission, values and leadership development, and applying a growth mindset across their firms, says Scott Westfahl at Harvard Law.
Robert Keeling at Sidley reflects on leading discovery in the litigation that followed the historic $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger and how the case highlighted the importance of having a strategic e-discovery plan in place.
As virtual reality continues to develop, litigators should consider how it will affect various aspects of law practice — from marketing and training to the courtroom itself — as well as the potential need for legal reforms to ensure metaverse-generated data is preserved and available for discovery, says Ron Carey at Esquire Deposition Solutions.
OpinionCLE Accreditation Should Be Tied To Learning Outcomes
Given the substantial time and money lawyers put toward mandatory continuing legal education, CLE regulators and providers should be held to accreditation standards that assess learning outcomes, similar to those imposed on law schools and continuing medical education providers, says Rima Sirota at Georgetown Law.
Robert Dubose at Alexander Dubose describes several categories of visuals attorneys can use to make written arguments easier to understand or more persuasive, and provides tips for lawyers unused to working with anything but text.
There are major differences between BigLaw and Mid-Law summer associate programs, and each approach can learn something from the other in terms of structure and scheduling, the on-the-job learning opportunities provided, and the social experiences offered, says Anna Tison at Brooks Pierce.
David Kouba at Arnold & Porter discusses how attorneys can prioritize mental health leave and vacation despite work-related barriers to taking time off.
The traditional structure of law firms, with their compartmentalization into silos, is an inherent challenge to mental wellness, so partners and senior lawyers should take steps to construct and disseminate internal action plans and encourage open dialogue, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.
The key to trial advocacy is persuasion, but current training programs focus almost entirely on technique, making it imperative that lawyers are taught to be effective storytellers and to connect with their audiences, says Chris Arledge at Ellis George.
Female attorneys in leadership roles inspire other women to pursue similar opportunities in a male-dominated field, and for those who aspire to lead, prioritizing collaboration, inclusivity and integrity is key, says Kim Yelkin at Foley & Lardner.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza, now at Wilkinson Stekloff, recalls the challenges of her first case as a civil defense attorney — a multibillion-dollar multidistrict class action against Allergan — and the lessons she learned about building rapport in the courtroom and with co-counsel.
Most legal professionals lack understanding of the macroeconomic trends unique to the legal industry, like the rising cost of law school and legal services, which contributes to an unfair and inaccessible justice system, so law school courses and continuing legal education requirements in this area are essential, says Bob Glaves at the Chicago Bar Foundation.