New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
"We own 30 companies and we make all critical decisions. So rather than build a team of 10 lawyers, we find an expert for every type of legal need."
"We are constantly in hiring mode and always looking for talent."
A lesbian couple was married on Feb. 19 in Travis County, Texas, in the first same-sex ceremony performed in that state. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
A doll cramps Psy's style, plus Texan civility and no more Hugo Caliente in this week's column.
Same-sex marriage challenge highlights array of factors courts take into account when assigning cases.
Hogan Lovells reported an increase of 3.6 percent in its gross revenue for 2014, to $1.78 billion compared with 2013's $1.72 billion. Plus more in this week's column.
There are many facets to cybersecurity. This article highlights five key issues for consideration.
Obama administration proposal would reduce legal ambiguities and allow civil RICO claims.
"Any time you have the opportunity to work with and get to know your regulators, it's good for all of us."
U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch will have to wait another two weeks for her Senate Judiciary Committee vote, Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said during a committee meeting on Feb. 12. Plus more in this week's column.
Suffice it to say that the snow in Boston has lost its appeal. A three-week onslaught has hampered road and transit travel, forced court closures and tested law firms' ability to keep running. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Deney Terrio goes toe-to-toe with Hasbro over "Vinny Terrio." Plus: soured on Blackberry and the daily grind of the law in this week's column.
There is an old saying: "If you aren't growing, you are dying." So keep growing your LinkedIn network. You won't like the alternative.
Left Shark infringement claims, obnoxious neighbors, and Mike Jones raps for a lawyer's Super Bowl ad in this week's column.
Drucker serves on the 14-member global leadership team, examines potential franchise opportunities and reviews marketing agreements, endorsements and public relations contracts. Oh, and he helps out at Godiva stores on Valentine's Day — the busiest day of the year.
Critics say damages awarded to third parties are unjust, but courts are clear on the issue.
U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer appears ready to wash her hands of fights over evidence in a wrongful-termination case pending since 2010. Plus more in this week's column.
The commonwealth of Virginia will pay $520,000 to lawyers who successfully challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage, including $459,000 to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Plus more in this week's column.
Saying no to biometric hand scans on religious grounds; a brief respite for the Situation; and cold justice for fake Mister Softee trucks in this week's column.
General counsel Richard Fischer runs his department on what he calls the "working foreman" model.
A new survey tells us that although all firms measure some things — profits per partner or revenues, for example — they lack systems to take a hard look at the big picture. Here are examples of potentially valuable data that law firms are ignoring.
Despite small steps to rein in investigations, companies must remain on high alert for problems.
Delaware court rejects view that boards must consider multiple suitors when seeking a merger.
Rob Chesnut, who joined Chegg in 2010, was the company's first in-house lawyer.
Eat and drive in Cobb County, Ga., at your own risk. Plus: art criticism in Belgium and a suit about the Dallas Cowboys Uncatch in this week's column.
To help lawyers make tools like LinkedIn and Twitter work for them and their practices, I've put together checklists — daily steps you can take. Recently, we talked about LinkedIn, and this week we look at Twitter.
Protesters disrupted a U.S. Supreme Court session last week, rising one after another to shout criticism of the court's Citizens United campaign finance decision on the occasion of its fifth anniversary. Plus more in this week's column.
"I take the laptop home, and my iPhone is always with me."
New arrivals, laterals, and a new office in this week's column.
In certain cases, arbitrators should consider dispositive motions and bifurcated proceedings.
A special master is resisting further delay in water-rights litigation between Florida and Georgia. Ralph Lancaster Jr. gave the states until mid-July to complete written discovery in their dispute over water from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
A prediction for 2015: Rhetoric will obfuscate reality.
An announcement by FDR's former law firm raises questions about firm monikers old and new.
An intermediate New York state appellate court has rejected a writ of habeas corpus to move a chimpanzee named Kiko from the Primate Sanctuary in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to a different sanctuary. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
If you feel inspired to finally start bringing in business through your online efforts, set aside 10 minutes per day, print out this list and get cranking.
Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's lawyers are wasting no time taking his public corruption conviction to a federal appeals court. Plus more in this week's column.
There has to be a better way to rob an ATM. Plus, Atlantic City moves up in this week's column.
"There is always a project that is either current or prospective that I'm working on, so there's homework on Christmas morning, there's homework on Saturday nights."
The identities of federal immigration judges who were the targets of misconduct complaints can remain confidential, a Washington federal judge has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.
Three courtroom artists who sketched some of the nation's most publicized trials during the past 50 years will showcase their work beginning on Jan. 2 at the Newport Beach Central Library in California. Plus: Siberia outdoes the IRS in this week's column.
Agencies worldwide challenge transactions for unlawful cooperation between parties prior to closing.
Lateral moves, new arrivals, promotions and a new practice group in this week's column.
NLRB allows union organizing via company email.
To a journalist who sits across from distant Zuccotti Park, where the world Occupy movement got its chaotic start, Occupy Central was a model of disciplined civil disobedience. It was also the Hong Kong bar's finest hour.
The hacking scandal at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. has yielded at least three lawsuits, the first on Dec. 15 by plaintiffs lawyers at Keller Rohrback on behalf of current and former Sony employees. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
In a little less than two months, it will be a crime to tattoo or pierce your pet in the state of New York. Plus: a New Jersey attorney's fight over unconstitutional parking tickets in this week's column.
"I met with the GC at the CBOE, who wasn't looking for someone. Later that day, he called me and said, 'We can find a place for you.' "
A former staffer in the office of U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, sued her old workplace alleging she was illegally fired in a sexually charged environment after she complained about mistreatment. Plus more in this week's column.
If topics designated for a corporate client's deposition overreach, it's wiser to seek a protective order.
"I think a lot about what are the right metrics for a small legal department. What is the work where we're adding value? How do we stop doing the things that don't add value?"
The downsizing to a new office building follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. Plus more in this week's column.
Usually, the story goes, people try to sell you a bridge. In Michigan, it appears somebody just took one. Plus: Christie vetoes a pig bill again in this week's column.
Two pending bills are popular among lawmakers due to concern about thefts by foreign countries.
Companies are failing to prioritize programs.
Some British liberals have long dreamed of enacting a U.K. Bill of Rights. Now the United Kingdom’s ruling Conservative Party has put forth its own proposal for codifying human rights—but critics call it a smokescreen for decoupling from Europe.
A trend emerges among courts to approve a class for liability only and defer a decision on damages.
Anne Taintor has become famous for taking iconic 1950s domestic images and turning them on their heads with tongue-in-cheek captions. But a New Mexico woman claims to be one of those images, and she's not amused. Plus more in this week's column.
Hiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president for global quality assurance at Takata Corp., on Dec. 3 defended his company's decision not to initiate a nationwide air bag recall, saying a regional recall is sufficiently addressing a deadly safety defect. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert last week offered a broad assessment of the regulatory landscape — and politics — in Washington as Republicans prepare to take control of the Senate and vie for the White House. Plus more in this week's column.
Laterals, new arrivals, and a new practice group in this week's column.
Half of the top lawyers shed at least $1 million.
I went to the European Pro Bono Forum this month expecting to be welcomed with open arms as an emissary of America's expansive pro bono culture. I found London's pro bono leaders suspicious of efforts to boost pro bono, and hostile to the American model. With good reason.
In Sydney, Australia, doing the chicken dance at work is not grounds for dismissal. Plus: Clairol's cleared in this week's column.
The Obama administration has announced long-anticipated regulations to cut ozone emissions from power plants and factories, especially in the Midwest. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
During her seven years as a rising star at the U.S. Department of Justice, Leondra Kruger was often mentioned by admirers as a sure bet to be nominated to the Supreme Court someday. That day came Nov. 24. Plus more in this week's column.
Emmes invests in real estate primarily in the office, retail, hospitality and multifamily housing sectors. The company holds about 60 properties in 19 states; its total assets under management are about $2 billion.
Much remains legally uncertain for kids who come from households with same-sex parents.
Voltaire once wrote, "To hold a pen is to be at war." If that's so, Texas attorney Joe Joplin once nearly lost a very expensive battle. Also in this week's column: print can be too fine.
A man who opened fire at a Florida State University library on Nov. 20 before being killed by police has been identified by a law enforcement official as Myron De'Shawn May, a lawyer who graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2009 after earning an undergraduate degree from FSU. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
In a not-so-subtle hint that it's prepared to fight, the American Clinical Laboratory Association last week announced it has hired longtime U.S. Supreme Court advocate Paul Clement and constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe to challenge federal regulators. Plus more in this week's column.
Fancy words and long sentences don't make lawyers look smarter, just windier.
He went into the law because "I loved learning about our system of government and the Constitution."
Compliance failure seen in currency trading.
Two paths to real rule of law in China.
"Our department may be small, but what we lack in size we make up for in stamina and a passion for getting the job done right."
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last week denied full-court review in the dispute over the University of Texas affirmative action program, clearing the way for a return trip to the U.S. Supreme Court.
So, you screwed up. Don't make the problem worse by taking the wrong steps after making the error.
Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers are having trouble lining up defense witnesses. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
The Roxanne Wars of the mid-'80s get reignited in a Long Island library, and mourning legal tech too soon gone in this week's column.
Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act's first test.
A federal judge has delayed sentencing for two friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a pending case testing a statute that criminalizes record destruction and falsification. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Late-Obama administration turnover highlights the role individual leaders play in enforcement policy.
"Bad Judge," an NBC comedy in which Kate Walsh played a criminal court judge with a passion for hard living, has been canceled after five weeks. Plus a Teletubbie gets arrested in this week's column.
"I work with great lawyers who are all rowing in the same direction."
Venable partner Karl Racine will be the District of Columbia's first elected attorney general, taking over an office that will be dramatically reshaped by the time he takes office. Plus more in this week's column.
Industry urges government to speak with one voice.