Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.
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.
Famous New Jersey residents like Bruce Springsteen may have their tax breaks cropped. Plus more in this week's column.
General counsel Marc Bell oversees corporate affairs and risk management at the holding-company level, and manages litigation for each of Vector's subsidiaries.
It's the 21st century, and selling the Brooklyn Bridge is for amateurs. Plus more in this week's column.
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle registered with the federal government as a lobbyist for the first time in his career last week. Plus more in this week's column.
I hope that all lawyers can not only be proud of what they do, but have confidence that their knowledge can benefit their community both online and off.
Portrayal of sniping, cut-throat trial lawyers in popular culture is influencing attorney conduct.
"There are lots of alternative creative ways to bill, and the hourly fee is slowly but surely dying."
The justices' narrow reading of a Sarbanes-Oxley provision could doom future obstruction charges.
New York City has a pretty tough law on the books aimed at drivers who idle too long in one spot, with fines of up to $220. City Council member Donovan Richards Jr. says the law isn't being enforced, and he has a better idea. Plus more in this week's column.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and his chief of staff, Kevin Seifert, face a $100,000 lawsuit over a car crash Seifert was involved in while driving Ryan's car last year. Plus more in this week's column.
When lunching with a U.S. Supreme Court justice, it appears most lawyers want to go the Notorious route. Plus more in this week's column.
David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in 2012 amid a sex scandal, will plead guilty to mishandling classified information. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek any jail time. Plus more in this week's column.
When it comes to sharing articles on LinkedIn, Twitter and even by email, we need to embrace our inner toy-sharing toddler.
"I'm hands-off to the extent I can be, but I will roll up my sleeves and get involved in things where appropriate."
More children than ever are diagnosed with medical and psychiatric difficulties. Attorneys must be ready.
"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."
Loretta Lynch's nomination for U.S. attorney general moved forward last week on Capitol Hill, where the full Senate is expected to take up a vote soon. Plus more in this week's column.
The high court upheld a waiver of such suits, but a distinction emerges when public rights are at issue.
Somebody's inner goddess is celebrating: Jenny Pedroza won a legal victory that may entitle her to a cut of the profits from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" book series. Plus more 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.
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.
"We are constantly in hiring mode and always looking for talent."
There are many facets to cybersecurity. This article highlights five key issues for consideration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Left Shark infringement claims, obnoxious neighbors, and Mike Jones raps for a lawyer's Super Bowl ad in this week's column.
Despite small steps to rein in investigations, companies must remain on high alert for problems.
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.
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.
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.
General counsel Richard Fischer runs his department on what he calls the "working foreman" model.
Rob Chesnut, who joined Chegg in 2010, was the company's first in-house lawyer.
Delaware court rejects view that boards must consider multiple suitors when seeking a merger.
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."
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.
New arrivals, laterals, and a new office in this week's column.
A prediction for 2015: Rhetoric will obfuscate reality.
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.
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.
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.
An announcement by FDR's former law firm raises questions about firm monikers old and new.
"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."
There has to be a better way to rob an ATM. Plus, Atlantic City moves up 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.
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.
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.
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.' "
If topics designated for a corporate client's deposition overreach, it's wiser to seek a protective order.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
A trend emerges among courts to approve a class for liability only and defer a decision on damages.
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.