Companies need better direction and incentive from the government to stay inside the law.
Companies need better direction and incentive from the government to stay inside the law.
General Counsel H. Edward Wynn leads an eight-member team with outposts in Brazil, Europe and China.
A former federal prosecutor who's suing the U.S. Department of Justice over his termination will be allowed to keep his real name secret, a Washington federal trial judge ruled last week. Plus more in this week's column.
Brooklyn resident Louis Segna made more than 400 fake 911 calls over two years trying to get police to respond to his complaints about his noisy neighborhood. Also: The ugliest courthouse in Texas, and only say nice things about Roca Labs in this week's column.
Fordham University School of Law professor Zephyr Teachout won 34 percent of the vote on Sept. 9 in New York state's Democratic primary against Gov. Mario Cuomo. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Survey finds new types of associates, practices.
Fees awarded to corporate lawyer who argued case.
United Parcel Service Inc. is the world's largest package-delivery company. General counsel Teri McClure leads a team of 41 in the United States and 72 worldwide.
The U.S. Department of Justice is digging in deeper in Ferguson, Mo., initiating a civil rights investigation of the police department that follows the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said last week.
Bacon was cooking, not for dinner but for revenge, when a woman tried to set her ex-boyfriend's house on fire. Plus: a withdrawal from a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" bankruptcy case, and a starring role for a former U.S. attorney in this week's column.
Rachel Moran, dean of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, has announced plans to step down as soon as her replacement can be found. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Parties pursuing a business-method patent, which has roots in the Morse telegraph, face uncertainty.
Lisa Hatton Harrington oversees much of NBCUniversal Media LLC's digital arm, including Fandango, the country's leading online retailer of movie tickets.
Law firms, Washington's largest private-sector real estate tenants, have razed tradition to cater more to the city's young intelligentsia when choosing new locations, according to some of the city's law firm and real estate leaders. Plus more in this week's column.
Marlon Wayans compares another actor to a Family Guy character, and a lawsuit ensues. Plus: a bad puppy dealer in this week's column.
Pepper Hamilton chairman Louis Freeh, a former judge and director of the FBI, was hospitalized in New Hampshire with serious injuries following a one-car accident. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
The National Labor Relations Board recently served up a decision that would have been pretty hard for one Jimmy John's franchisee to swallow.
A recent decision shows how far counsel can go in fighting an opposing lawyer's questions to a witness.
A shy, misplaced historian named Gary Osen assembled much of the evidence in the world's first terrorism finance trial.
The U.S. Supreme Court on August 20 tapped the brakes on the fast-moving litigation seeking to overturn bans on same-sex marriage. Plus more in this week's column.
A federal appeals court held that the Catwoman character's use of so-called clean-slate software in "The Dark Knight Rises" movie to erase her criminal records doesn't violate Fortres Grand Corp.'s real Clean Slate trademark. Plus: lawyers are stressed, and healthier kids' meals in this week's column.
D.C. Circuit extends privilege in internal corporate probes, but inconsistent rulings remain.
A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."
"Second-largest" firms get a bigger piece of the pie.
As marijuana laws change throughout the country, how should employers handle positive drug tests?
Joseph Bonaccorsi became Akorn's first general counsel in 2009 and for three years was its only in-house lawyer; now is he one of three.
Hogan Lovell's Neal Katyal has a lineup of U.S. Supreme Court arguments in the coming term that most high court advocates would trade a coveted justice bobblehead for. But none of the five he will argue is likely to capture the nation's attention as much one he recently signed up to handle. Plus more in this week's column.
Of the 65 residents of Montezuma, Colo., 61 are registered to vote. And they're all being sued by their own town. Plus: T.I. settles in this week's column.
Former Microsoft Corp. chief executive officer Steve Ballmer completed his purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team on Aug. 12 for $2 billion. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Regulators are clamping down on transfers out of the country. Lawyers need to learn the new rules.
How can lawyers sell online and offline without losing their dignity? Here are five simple techniques.
They fear preemption of their crackdowns on "trolls."
The Madison Cos. LLC is a private-equity firm specializing in acquisition and management of entertainment and real estate properties. General counsel Andrew Kelley leads a legal team comprising three attorneys, a paralegal and a legal assistant.
The federal government violated labor laws by requiring certain employees to work without pay during last year's government shutdown, even though they were paid later on, a federal judge has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.
The photographer of the famous monkey "selfie" is considering legal action against Wikimedia. Plus: A solo attorney's epic commercial in this week's column.
Artificial reproduction technology — and a patchwork of laws — may catch some attorneys off guard.
To hold the Russian Federation liable for its cynical plundering of OAO Yukos Oil Co., as a tribunal in The Hague did on July 28, was a triumph for the oft-criticized system of investment arbitration. It's easy to see the justice in taking $50 billion from Russia. The hard part is to justify giving it to five wealthy friends of Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Corporation could be liable for labor violations.
The San Francisco streaming video startup's general counsel Elizabeth "Boo" Baker says that in an extended negotiation "the other side will know the nickname by the end."
Six years after Alan Gura convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the District of Columbia's ban on guns in the home, he again prevailed in having another city gun regulation declared unconstitutional. Plus more in this week's column.
Sesame Workshop doesn't think everything is a-OK in Times Square. Plus: law in space in this week's column.
A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that a cross-shaped beam found in the wreckage of the September 11, 2001, attacks can be displayed at New York's Ground Zero museum without violating the establishment clause. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Without it, disputes become mired in electronic discovery and resolution remains elusive.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. has come a long way from helping pharmacies and other medical professionals figure out doctors' messy handwriting. Brian Farley heads a department of 40, including 16 attorneys, located in Chicago, Atlanta, Raleigh and India.
A blogger in France is paying a price for a negative restaurant review. Plus: preaching permits in this week's column.
An intermediate state appeals court in Albany, N.Y., has ruled that neither a California animal rights group nor a New York resident has standing to compel the state to halt commercial production of foie gras. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Supreme Court's rejection of President Obama's labor board picks could upset hundreds of decisions.
Cross-selling doesn't have to be painful; sometimes it can start with a simple step like accepting that LinkedIn invite from the associate down the hall.
Freeport LNG Development L.P. has responded to the shale gas boom by undertaking a multibillion-dollar expansion. General counsel John Tobola said its earnings are set by contract, not daily oil prices.
What a difference 17 years and a Senate rules change can make. On July 16, the U.S. Senate confirmed former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronnie White to a seat on the federal bench in the Eastern District of Missouri. Plus more in this week's column.
A New York state court threw out a defamation suit by Kenny Kramer — the inspiration for the "Seinfeld" television show character Cosmo Kramer — against a former show writer and guest whose book dissed Kramer's "Seinfeld"-based bus tours. Plus: a lamentable situation in this week's column.
Amending some provisions — particularly those dealing with discovery — will block access to justice.
You remember the story — Jack planted the magic beans and climbed the stalk into the clouds? It worked for Jack, but it won't work for lawyers. They need to use LinkedIn to further their specific business-development goals.
He was snagged by provision aimed at financial crime.
When it comes to pay, at least, the similarities are striking, with rewards tied closely to performance metrics.
Shawn Murphy heads a team of four attorneys in Irvine who handle products liability consumer litigation claims including warranty and "lemon law" complaints, and asbestos litigation cases.
Shrinking Washington law firm Dickstein Shapiro has lost a significant part of its government law and policy practice group to Greenberg Traurig. Plus more in this week's column.
Fifteen exotic dancers filed a proposed class action complaint in San Antonio federal court, alleging their employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay them "whatsoever" for regular and overtime hours. Also: sleeping in the stands in this week's column.
Lateral moves in this week's column.
Facebook Inc. defended its privacy practices following revelations that it altered some users' news feeds in 2012 to gauge their emotional responses. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
While statistics demonstrate the increasingly social nature of the legal profession, it remains critical to empower individuals by fostering follow-up and cultivating consistency.
Appeals courts tap amicus counsel even if opposing lawyers see eye-to-eye or if one party bails out.
The American Lawyer just published its annual "A-List" issue, but once you look behind the scores, you get a sense that the winners aren't quite as stellar as they first appear.
Catamaran Corp. helps employers, insurers and unions navigate their prescription benefits. Cliff Berman founded the 10-lawyer legal department in 2008.
A bumper sticker reading "Unmarked Police Car" had a couple Indianapolis police officers unamused, and a canceled gambling tournament nets nothing else for anybody in this week's column.
Six years after it opened, Holland & Knight is closing its Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, office and exiting the Middle East. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
Often overlooked in federal practice, state "offer of settlement" statutes potentially present both plaintiffs and defendants with an opportunity to recover costs and attorney fees.
Besides clarifying disclosure requirements, the agency is prompting companies to take proactive steps.
The greatest child pornography prosecution in history concluded this month with the sentencing of the Ukrainian child pornographer Maksym Shynkarenko to 30 years in prison.
Wintrust Financial Corp. is one of the faster-growing bank holding companies in the Midwest. General counsel Lisa Pattis was Wintrust's first in-house attorney.
Lateral moves, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.
Created to prevent lawyers from falsely claiming expertise, it instead keeps information from the public.
What do lawyers and Pakistani factory workers have in common? More than you think.
Governing boards, mindful of the need to protect the corporate reputation, are extending their review of executive conduct to a 24/7 cycle.
Oak Brook, Ill.-based Retail Properties of America Inc., more commonly known as RPAI, is a real estate investment trust that's one of the nation's largest owners and managers of strip shopping centers. Dennis Holland leads a team of real estate specialists comprising five attorneys plus support staff.
Pop star Miley Cyrus and actress Sandra Bullock were the latest celebrities to get burglarized in Los Angeles. Plus: trying to get some anachronistic laws repealed in New Jersey in this week's column.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on June 11 rejected requests by a group of Roman Catholic nonprofit organizations to block the contraceptive coverage requirement in the Affordable Care Act. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
The U.S. attorney general's criminal prosecutions against corporations threaten a tepid economy.