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Nearly three decades after a "maggot" reference in a deposition prompted the Delaware Supreme Court to rebuke a lack of civility, a certain roughness is creeping back into the state's legal proceedings — and the Court of Chancery wants it to stop.
Stone Hilton PLLC, The Buzbee Law Firm, Cogdell Law Firm and Scheef & Stone LLP lead this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions after they worked to unhook Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton from impeachment allegations.
Lordstown Motors is defending its proposed retention of Richards Layton & Finger PA as its bankruptcy co-counsel, disputing the federal bankruptcy watchdog's contention that a conflict exists that should disqualify the Delaware firm from representing the electric-truck maker in its Chapter 11.
Having a mentor can be a crucial boost to a young attorney’s career. Here are four tips on how new associates can go about finding the ideal mentor.
Pryor Cashman's work on a $440 million music catalog sale and Irell & Manella's patent suit against Samsung lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight on Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Sept. 8 to 22.
Summer ended with another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms expanded their practices and reach. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.
New York City Bar Executive Director Bret Parker will be taking part this weekend in a 4x4x48 challenge — which involves running/walking four miles, every four hours, for 48 hours — to raise awareness and money for Parkinson's disease research. Here, Parker spoke to Law360 about his work with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and his own experience with Parkinson's.
What combination of attributes adds up to a firm that stands above the rest? On Tuesday, we will publish the first of our Leaderboard rankings, providing analysis and insights into what it means to be a successful law firm.
The recently shuttered Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP on Thursday responded to questions over its apparent difficulty refunding client retainers, saying clients had given consent for some retainer funds to be deposited into the firm's operating account instead of a trust account.
Large law firms have had a big appetite this spring and summer for cybersecurity and privacy experts, and one way they've met the demand for that talent is by hiring attorneys from in-house legal departments.
As more Mid-Law firms create dedicated practice areas for their outside general counsel services, those in the industry see the area as a potential sweet spot for mid-size and regional firms.
Verna Williams of Equal Justice Works says she remains committed to diversifying public interest law, even as the legal industry deals with challenges to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Six weeks after storied Pennsylvania firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP announced it would be shutting down, the majority of its attorneys and staff have moved to new firms — alone or with a group — retired or secured other employment, though not all have found new homes.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday pondered what happens when state attorney-client privilege law intersects with federal judicial estoppel in the case of a gambling machine company that sued its former counsel, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, for representing a casino it considered adverse to its interests, with one judge placing it among the "strangest" matters he's ever mulled.
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP has announced that it will expand the role of its litigation practice chair at the start of 2024 by naming two co-chairs to share the job with the incumbent, Jonathan Krause.
As head of DLA Piper's new space exploration and innovation practice, Christian Ford said he and fellow firm attorneys are gearing up to meet the needs of clients in what he expects will be a "crowded" commercial space industry.
On the heels of a June survey in which three in four general counsel or other top in-house lawyers predicted an increase in litigation over the next two years, Burford Capital has released a report with most respondents reporting delays and partial payments of litigation and arbitration judgments, necessitating cost-saving strategies.
Business leaders across sectors are increasingly relying on their chief legal officers to serve as strategic advisers to the company. And general counsel at law firms are no exception to that, as they join the C-suite and discussions at the executive table.
It's been 20 years since Massachusetts U.S. District Judge William Young penned an open letter to his colleagues on the federal bench warning the American jury trial was "withering away," and that this signaled judges had "lost focus on our prime mission." But in a recent interview with Law360, he seemed optimistic about the future.
Companies are moving cautiously in these economic times, but a just-released report on in-house counsel still found a steady flow of hiring, with an increase especially in the life sciences and renewable energy sectors.
Convera Bidco Ltd. is urging a Delaware vice chancellor to reject Western Union's attempt to block Convera's in-house attorneys and counsel from Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom LLP from representing it in litigation over its purchase of Western Union's business-to-business global payments services, arguing the financial services giant hasn't shown there's a disqualifying conflict.
Deepfakes — fabricated audio and visual recordings created with generative artificial intelligence tools — will continue to surface in courts and lengthen e-discovery, increase litigation costs and reduce the number of cases that go to trial, according to legal scholars and judges.
The NextGen bar exam is set to debut in July 2026. Law360 Pulse spoke to two bar exam educators about what legal employers and law schools should know about the new exam.
A Delaware federal judge has confirmed a $1.8 million arbitration award in favor of a British litigation funder in its battle with a San Francisco law firm over the earnings from a now-settled patent infringement lawsuit against Google.
Reed Smith LLP has appointed a partner and a diversity, equity and inclusion leader based in its Houston, Texas, office as its new global chair of DEI.
Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.
Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.
Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.
ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.
OpinionWe Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds
Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.
Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.
Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.
In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.
Meredith Beuchaw at Lowenstein Sandler discusses how senior attorneys can assist the newest generation of attorneys by championing their pursuit of a healthy work-life balance and providing the hands-on mentorship opportunities they missed out on during the pandemic.
A recent data leak at Proskauer via a cloud data storage platform demonstrates key reasons why law firms must pay attention to data safeguarding, including the increasing frequency of cloud-based data breaches and the consequences of breaking client confidentiality, says Robert Kraczek at One Identity.
There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.
Many attorneys are going to use artificial intelligence tools whether law firms like it or not, so firms should educate them on AI's benefits, limits and practical uses, such as drafting legal documents, to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal market, say Thomas Schultz and Eden Bernstein at Kellogg Hansen.
Dealing with the pressures associated with law school can prove difficult for many future lawyers, but there are steps students can take to manage stress — and schools can help too, say Ryan Zajic and Dr. Janani Krishnaswami at UWorld.
Amid ongoing disagreements on whether states should mandate implicit bias training as part of attorneys' continuing legal education requirements, Stephanie Wilson at Reed Smith looks at how unconscious attitudes or stereotypes adversely affect legal practice, and whether mandatory training programs can help.
To become more effective advocates, lawyers need to rethink the ridiculous, convoluted language they use in correspondence and write letters in a clear, concise and direct manner, says legal writing instructor Stuart Teicher.