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A woman who claims she was sexually harassed by a manager while working at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club alleges she was fraudulently induced by an attorney who later worked for Trump into signing a nondisclosure agreement, though her lawsuit lodged Wednesday in a Garden State court doesn't name the attorney as a defendant.
The San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorney's offices urged a California appellate panel on Wednesday to revive their civil suit alleging Potter Handy LLP deceived the court by shaking down thousands of businesses with factually unsupported disability rights lawsuits, saying a lower court erred in ruling the litigation privilege applies.
Current and former Deutsche Bank employees told a New York state judge Tuesday and Wednesday that they raked in millions from Donald Trump's business and saw no fraud in the nine-figure loans they approved, but the judge appeared unswayed by arguments that the testimony undermined the attorney general's case.
A Colorado judge ordered a Denver construction firm this week to pay a Reno, Nevada-based casino owner and operator for discovery violations involving a massive trove of documents tied to a lawsuit over a quarter-billion-dollar expansion project.
Top investors of cannabis company Clover Top Holdings Inc. have asked a Colorado federal judge to grant them $38,000 in legal fees for defending against a failed shareholder suit that accused them of profiting from misrepresentations about the company.
By mid-November, federal judges’ 2022 financial disclosure forms should have been available on a public database, but only half the reports were up. Many courts that draw commercial litigation, from New Jersey to the Ninth Circuit, still had many judges missing, and a new type of report, meant to provide real-time snapshots of judges’ major windfalls, can take more than a year to be posted, flouting federal law.
A Texas law firm that has been repeatedly dinged over its pre-filing diligence was able to persuade a California federal court to reject efforts by online dating brand eHarmony to make the firm pay over $150,000 in legal fees following a failed patent case.
A New York law office and a shareholder are defending their $8 billion in "intellectual property piracy" counterclaims in California federal court against Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group, which says the law office and shareholder were part of a scheme to steal its billion-dollar hotel portfolio.
A former Philadelphia assistant district attorney asked the Third Circuit on Wednesday to revive her employment discrimination lawsuit against city District Attorney Larry Krasner for denying her a religious exemption to his office's mandate that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
First Energy investors suing the company over the massive bribery scheme to bail out two failing nuclear energy plants can get documents relating to an internal investigation conducted by two major law firms, a special master ruled on Wednesday, reasoning that the company had not sufficiently proved that the materials are shielded by attorney-client privilege.
A court-appointed special master has recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice release potentially millions of confidential Volkswagen documents that were part of a Jones Day investigation into the automaker's 2015 emissions-cheating scandal, saying the secrecy of grand jury proceedings doesn't shield all documents from public disclosure.
A federal magistrate judge Wednesday recommended slashing a request for attorney fees from Iron Workers' benefit funds in a case dealing with an employer's unpaid contributions, saying there are "vague" billing entries from the plaintiffs' counsel as part of a $2.2 million judgment.
Genova Burns LLC is launching a multidisciplinary team to help clients handle distressed real estate assets, the firm announced Wednesday, uniting its experts in lending, commercial leasing and bankruptcy in a new task force.
Oracle has asked a Nevada federal judge for nearly $12.2 million in legal fees and other costs, alleging it spent the last five years enforcing an injunction blocking Rimini Street Inc. from infringing on the company's software due to what it called the competitor's repeated resistance, obstruction and "disregard" for the court's authority.
A retired Philadelphia federal judge has joined alternative dispute resolution provider FedArb's panel of arbitrators available for clients seeking a mediator to settle disputes across a wide range of legal issues.
U-Haul's longtime general counsel has left to form his own dispute resolution firm, which he told Law360 Pulse on Wednesday was the culmination of a successful in-house career.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP announced that a former district attorney in the state of Tennessee joined the firm's Columbus, Ohio, office as of counsel.
A New York federal judge tossed part of a Yeshiva University student's suit alleging the school and Seyfarth Shaw LLP tried to cover up claims that she was raped by a school basketball player but ruled that one federal and several state claims can continue.
A discrimination and retaliation suit against New York firm Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP by a former associate who says she was fired for reporting sexual harassment has been removed to federal court with the firm claiming a state court would interfere with its arbitration rights under international law.
South Florida personal injury boutique Kelley Uustal has hired a veteran litigator away from AXS Law Group who comes to the firm with a resume of high-profile trial victories, the firm announced Wednesday.
Two insurers must reimburse McDonald's for defense costs it has incurred over underlying violent workplace claims after they wrongly denied coverage, the fast food giant told an Illinois federal court, accusing the two of breach of contract and "unreasonable and vexatious" denial of its insurance claims.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced Wednesday that it has tapped its long-serving Chicago office managing partner and co-chair of its litigation department to take over as firm chair, effective July 1.
Since the 2022 enactment of the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act, litigants can easily determine whether they think a judge should sit out a case on financial grounds. How this plays out in the courtroom, though, isn't always straightforward.
Judges on a Third Circuit panel were skeptical Wednesday of arguments from AbbVie Inc. that a lower court's ruling on discovery of attorney communications in a "sham" patent case would open the floodgates to privilege challenges any time a drug company files a suit that slows down a competitor.
A Georgia federal judge froze a suit Wednesday from a former Alston & Bird LLP administrative assistant who said she was fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, while the court mulls the firm's bid to force the case to arbitration.
The pandemic has likely exacerbated the prevalence of problem drinking in the legal profession, making it critical for lawyers and educators to address alcohol abuse and the associated stigma through issue-specific education, supportive assistance and alcohol-free professional events, says Erica Grigg at the Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program.
OpinionLawyers Have Duty To Push For Immigration Court Reform
Attorneys must use their collective voice to urge federal lawmakers to create an Article I immigration court outside executive branch control, helping address the conflicts of interest, political influence and lack of adjudication consistency that prevent migrants from achieving true justice, say Elia Diaz-Yaeger and Carlos Bollar at the Hispanic National Bar Association.
First-year associates can have a hard time building relationships with colleagues, setting boundaries and prioritizing work-life balance in a remote work environment, so they must be sure to lean on their firms' support systems and practice good time management, say Jenny Lee and Christopher Fernandez at Kirkland.
Attorney team leaders have a duty to attend to the mental well-being of their subordinates with intention, thought and candor — starting with ensuring their own mental health is in order, says Liam Montgomery at Williams & Connolly.
As law firms begin planning next year's summer associate events, they should carefully examine how choice of venue, activity, theme, attendees and formality can create feelings of exclusion for minority associates, and consider changing the status quo to create multiculturally inclusive events, says Sharon Jones at Jones Diversity.
Though the pandemic has shown the value of remote work, many firms are still reluctant to embrace flexible working arrangements when offices reopen, so attorneys should use several negotiating tactics to secure a long-term remote or hybrid work setup that also protects their potential for career advancement, says Elaine Spector at Harrity & Harrity.
Instead of spending an entire semester on 19th century hunting rights, I wish law schools would facilitate honest discussions about what it’s like to navigate life as an attorney, woman and mother, and offer lessons on business marketing that transcend golf outings and social mixers, says Daphne Delvaux at Gruenberg Law.
Female lawyers belonging to minority groups continue to be paid less and promoted less than their male counterparts, so law firms and corporate legal departments must stop treating women as a monolithic group and create initiatives that address the unique barriers women of color face, say Daphne Turpin Forbes at Microsoft and Linda Chanow at the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.
OpinionWe Need More Professional Diversity In The Federal Judiciary
With the current overrepresentation of former corporate lawyers on the federal bench, the Biden administration must prioritize professional diversity in judicial nominations and consider lawyers who have represented workers, consumers and patients, says Navan Ward, president of the American Association for Justice.
Retired attorney Vernon Winters explains how lawyers can thoughtfully transition into retirement while protecting their firms’ interests and allaying clients' fears, with varying approaches that turn on the nature of one's practice, client relationships and law firm management.
Narges Kakalia at Mintz recounts her journey from litigation partner to director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the firm, explaining how the challenges she faced as a female lawyer of color shaped her transition and why attorneys’ unique skill sets make them well suited for diversity leadership roles.
Navigating the legal world as an Asian American lawyer comes with unique challenges — from cultural stereotypes to a perceived lack of leadership skills — but finding good mentors and treating mentorship as a two-way street can help junior lawyers overcome some of the hurdles and excel, say attorneys at Paul Weiss.
As the need for pro bono services continues to grow in tandem with the pandemic, attorneys should assess their mental well-being and look for symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, while law firms must carefully manage their public service programs and provide robust mental health services to employees, says William Silverman at Proskauer.
As more law firms develop their own legal services centers to serve as both a source of flexible personnel and technological innovation, they can further enhance the effectiveness by fostering a consistent and cohesive team and allowing for experimentation with new technologies from an established baseline, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.
Amid pandemic-era shifts in education, law schools and other stakeholders should consider the wide geographic and demographic reach of Juris Doctor programs with both online and in-person learning options, and educators should think through the various ways hybrid programs can be structured, says Stephen Burnett at All Campus.