Employers need clear policies in order to use a federal criminal law as a civil remedy against workers.
Employers need clear policies in order to use a federal criminal law as a civil remedy against workers.
"My day doesn't end at 6."
A lawyer for entertainer Bill Cosby is fighting back in the forum that may matter to him most: the court of public opinion. Plus more in this week's column.
One side says "public safety," the other side says "defacing public property." Plus more in this week's column.
Lateral moves in this week's column.
Monroe Freedman wrote an article in our very own Legal Times more than 20 years ago that was attacked when published because of his appraisal of Atticus Finch, the heroic fictional lawyer of "To Kill a Mockingbird." A role model for lawyers? Freedman thought not. Plus more in this week's column.
In a television ad, a dog smells the aroma emanating from an open bag of Beggin' Strips and runs around the house yelling, "Where's the bacon?" A federal lawsuit asks the same question. Plus more in this week's column.
"In the sixth grade I was the prosecutor in a 'mock trial' and from that point on I was determined to be a attorney."
Kitchen-sink responses to interrogatories are all too common and do clients no favors.
Sleep, exercise, and office ergonomics are also integral to achieving healthy, balanced lives.
As the U.S. Department of Justice investigates whether airlines conspired to keep ticket prices high, consumers are already going to court. Plus more in this week's column.
En banc ruling in "Innocence of Muslims" case doesn't bode well for individual actors' claims.
In a dispiriting year for beer makers, Anheuser-Busch settles another suit that challenged the authenticity of Beck's. Plus more in this week's column.
"I love what we do; we protect those who protect us."
Are lawyers working themselves to death? Is the strain of being constantly connected through tablets, cellphones and social media wreaking havoc on our bodies? Yes.
The judge in the Hulk Hogan sex tape case laid down a lot of rules, but missed an important one. Plus more in this week's column.
Private law scholars think it's nuts to insert 50-state complexity into a treaty designed for universal ease.
"I'm very happy when I can help people avoid or resolve a problem or achieve something we want in a way that's appropriate."
The latest AG is taking some cues from her predecessor but also making bold, independent moves.
Revisiting affirmative action, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 agreed to take a second look at the constitutionality of the admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin. Plus more in this week's column.
A federal district judge in Washington last week blocked the proposed $8.2 billion merger between food distributors Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.
Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.
A lawyer's stubborn adherence to a no-win point is a sure way to lose favor with a judge.
"I like the business side of things; I'm not a big fan of the external advisory role."
There is no official drink of the State Bar of Georgia, but one fiery concoction has enough precedent to merit unofficial status. Plus: reimbursing mock trials and overzealous German parking cops in this week's column.
Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit values clarity in legal briefs. Last week, the famously acronym-averse judge again showed his willingness to shame lawyers who disappoint him.
Family lawyers relying on mental health professionals for consulting services, support and testimony.
"When you're at a small company with 50 or 100 employees that is growing, and you have the opportunity to move the needle, it's exciting."
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reveled in her rock star status as she discussed her career and a coming movie about her life during the American Constitution Society's annual meeting in Washington. Plus more in this week's column.
Williams & Connolly is refusing to turn over documents about the firm's relationship with Lance Armstrong as the disgraced cyclist fights allegations that he defrauded the U.S. government by lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Plus more in this week's column.
The court said the ruling was not a tough call, but many uncertainties about accommodation remain.
Everyone's a critic, including the art thieves. Plus a repurposed golf cart and the most powerful stare in the world in this week's column.
When the chips are down and the stakes are high, a reliable opinion of counsel regarding invalidity and/or noninfringement is still a legally effective shield against charges of indirect infringement and willful infringement.
Recent decisions have clarified the Sixth Amendment's guarantee of self-representation.
One of the world's largest hotel chains has filed suit against a man it says exploited a flaw in its online reservations system to the tune of $48,500. Plus more in this week's column.
In a harshly worded 13-page letter, Sen. Elizabeth Warren last week told U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White that she found her leadership "extremely disappointing." Plus more in this week's column.
Asked what part of the job he likes best, he said, "Feeling like I'm a part of the team that's building a great company."
Social media should be a force multiplier for your firm — something that dramatically increases the effectiveness of the group.
They apply their industry’s values to legal work.
Study finds that lawyers in lucrative, prestigious positions are miserable.
The Cuban bar has no compunctions in voicing its displeasure with that country's legal system to government officials. Yet, Havana attorney Osvaldo Miranda Diaz said they are "getting tired of complaining." Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin would like it known how much they rock. Also, they didn't steal from another band's song to create their most enduring hit. Plus more in this week's column.
Philip Alito, the son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., has a new job that is drawing criticism as a potential liability for the court itself. Plus more in this week's column.
"When I was in private practice I did litigation, and we'd get bogged down in discovery dispute. But in-house, I'm on the front line of helping business get done."
Amid an increase in the invalidation of statutes, some call for high court to follow states' leads.
As state laws permitting the use and distribution of marijuana—medical or recreational—are enacted, many entrepreneurs see an opportunity to be part of this "budding" industry. But because marijuana distribution, even intrastate, remains categorically illegal under federal law, federal authorities may seek to prosecute marijuana distributors, those who aid such distribution and those who launder the proceeds from that distribution, among others.
We all want more business, not more maybes. But if you really want more business, you need to be on the radar of many more people than just those who will end up hiring you.
Attorney George Kieffer is well-known for his civic involvement: A member of the University of California Board of Regents, he also helped write the city charter of Los Angeles. But he's also a lifelong musician. Plus more in this week's column.
Appeals court won't rehear case that changes long-standing inquiry regarding class definition.
Wilson gave up early ambitions for a biotechnology career. "I didn't enjoy being in a lab; it was kind of lonely and repetitive," he said.
New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.
Federal agents do not have unlimited power to search laptops and other electronic devices without a warrant at the border, including airports, a federal judge in Washington has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.
Assistant attorney general reveals details that corporations should know about investigations.
A man shows up for a meeting with his attorney in a "fluorescent green Batman" outfit, and the attorney suspects "drink had been taken." Plus: noodle wars and Fitbit fights in this week's column.
A federal judge has held the city of Atlanta in contempt and imposed sanctions for its failure to meet the terms of a settlement with a woman arrested by police while she filmed them arresting her neighbor. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
"I know the processes that need to be put in place to create a foundation for adequate growth."
Few men want housewives these days.
The department offers a best-practices guide.
Newly enacted legislation speeds up the resolution process. More controversial revisions could be next.
"I hire based on the team, not so much the firm."
An en banc federal appellate panel has struck down part of a California law requiring sellers of fine art to pay royalties to the artists. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
A beer aficionado says Blue Moon isn't really "craft beer," and an attempted exorcism at King & Spalding in this week's column.
North Jersey Media Group Inc. publishes The Record, which the company says reaches nearly half a million readers a day in Northern New Jersey, plus a second daily publication and 49 community newspapers.
There may be ways around local rules against citing to such rulings, but proceed with caution.
Texas state trooper Billy Spears was disciplined in early April for allowing himself to be photographed in uniform with rapper Snoop Dogg at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. Now he's firing back. Plus more in this week's column.
In her remarks, Lynch said her role was to "not just represent the law and enforce the law, but to use it to make real the promise of America: the promise of fairness, the promise of equality, of liberty and justice for all." Plus more in this week's column.
Preliminary regulations provide some definitions.
Business school study puts a damper on female bonding.
"I do not wish to have an encounter with the police right now. Am I free to leave?" That's advice from Judge Janice Rogers Brown about what to say to police on patrol in Washington for illegal guns. Plus more in this week's column.
Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is out from under the threat of criminal penalties for his evasive responses before the grand jury in a steroids investigation. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Did attorneys cross a line by benefiting from a justice system that harmed the unrepresented?
Creative Services Inc. specializes in pre-employment screening, background investigations and security consulting. General counsel John Nichols is the sole attorney at the company.
They don't play one on TV, but according to a recent survey lawyers really identify with Jack McCoy, the unconventional district attorney on "Law & Order." Plus more in this week's column.
Supreme Court's ruling in teeth-whitening case puts limits on professional boards' sovereign immunity.
"We try to run the business very efficiently and very lean."
A bust of Edward Snowden that was erected overnight in a Brooklyn park is now the property of the 88th Precinct. Attorney Ron Kuby is attempting to help the artists bust out their bust. Plus more in this week's column.
Want to let your customers know with a phone call or text that the items they need are ready for pickup? Think twice before you dial.
One-fifth of its law school grads go into Big Law, despite its No. 110 rank.
Ninth Circuit decision improves odds for individuals who say they were forced to commit crimes.
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.'s offhand 2011 criticism of law review articles has stung legal academics ever since. Nearly four years later, his comment has finally met its match in the form of … a law review article. Plus more in this week's column.
Science writer Paul Brodeur says America's been hustled by "American Hustle." Plus, an energy drink suit gets sapped and a joyride with an owl gets a Florida man caught in federal talons in this week's column.
DSM North America is a division of Koninklijke DSM N.V., a Dutch firm that North America president and general counsel Hugh Welsh calls "the biggest company you’ve never heard of."
They may be an acquired taste, but anchovies are integral ingredients in the making of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce. A New Jersey industrial landlord is claiming it found that out the hard way.
Procedural rules permit witnesses to submit changes to transcripts — but proceed with caution.
U.S. Supreme Court has determined that some patent law appeals aren't so special after all.
General counsel Matthew Jacobs oversees 32 attorneys split into three groups: the advice team, which handles tax matters and helps interpret pension law; the investments group; and the litigation group.