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  • From Bridgegate to Bill O'Reilly, Probes Put Law Firms in the Hot Seat
    For American media audiences, the Bill O'Reilly saga had pretty much everything, from sex and celebrity to money and politics. For law firms and their clients, it was also a reminder: In the biggest scandals, there's nothing internal about internal i…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 10:01am -
  • Call for Nominations: Litigation Departments of the Year
    It's time to submit your entry for The American Lawyer's Litigation Departments of the Year, which recognizes top litigation departments in overall excellence, intellectual property, products liability, and regulatory/white-collar.      
    - 2 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 7:27am -
  • Jury Awards $3M to Widow of Ex-Reed Smith Partner
    A Chicago federal jury on Thursday awarded $3 million to the widow of a former leader of Reed Smith’s corporate department, finding pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline plc liable for the 2010 suicide of Stewart Dolin.      
    - 3 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 10:17am -
  • Lawyers Take Aim at Each Other as O'Reilly Exits Fox
    In a slugfest between two prominent New York litigators, plaintiffs lawyer Douglas Wigdor on Wednesday cited his appreciation for Fox News and his financial backing for Donald Trump's presidential campaign to refute the suggestion that he's part of a…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 8:05am -
  • Wachtell Lawyer Jumps to Litigation Funder
    Garrett Ordower is joining Lake Whillans in New York, where he'll help vet cases for potential investment.      
    - 4 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 8:03am -
  • Chadbourne Ousts Partner Suing Firm for Gender Bias
    Kerrie Campbell, a litigator at Chadbourne & Parke who brought a $100 million gender bias suit against the firm, was expelled from its partnership Thursday. In a memo to all Chadbourne partners, Campbell sought to avoid such a fate, which came after…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 7:27am -
  • Tony Valukas Steps Down as Jenner & Block Chairman
    Anton “Tonyâ€� Valukas, a longtime partner and leader of Jenner & Block, will step down as chairman at month’s end. Valukas, one of The American Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievers, will not be replaced in the honorary role but remai…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 10:51am -
  • Cadwalader's ITC Chair Decamps to IP Boutique
    Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, a suburban Washington, D.C.-based IP firm, has hired partner Alexander Hadjis from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, which he joined in early 2014 from Morrison & Foerster. Hadjis headed Cadwalader’s Internati…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 7:34am -
  • Chadbourne Sex Bias Plaintiffs Lose Bid to Block Partnership Vote
    A federal judge in Manhattan on Monday declined to temporarily block Chadbourne & Parke’s partnership from voting to expel Kerrie Campbell, a partner in Washington, D.C., who is leading a $100 million gender discrimination action against the f…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 11:36am -
  • Study Shows Gender Diversity Varies Widely Across Practice Areas
    A study by ALM Intelligence found that women are better represented in niche legal fields such as immigration and family law, but underrepresented in top-tier Big Law practice areas like corporate and litigation. Female talent is also underrepresente…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Dentons Culls Partners Amid Budget Shortfall
    The world’s largest law firm by head count asked several U.S.-based partners to leave after it failed to meet its 2016 budget, multiple sources said.      
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 9:01am -
  • O’Melveny Lands Foley & Lardner Sports Co-Leader in Practice Push
    O’Melveny & Myers has hired Irwin Raij, co-chair of the sports industry team at Foley & Lardner in Miami, New York and Washington, D.C., as a partner and co-chair of its sports industry group. The addition of Raij is the latest lateral recruit…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 7:31am -
  • Deal Watch: Skadden Feasts on Panera, Intrawest, McAfee Bids
    What do security software, ski resorts and casual dining chains have in common? Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which got the first quarter of 2017 started by snagging roles on three notable M&A deals. Alas, the firm was shunted aside by Latham…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Apr 17, 5:34am -
  • Ciber, Med Dev Bankruptcies Leave Trail of Big Law Creditors
    The bankruptcy filings this week of global IT consultancy Ciber Inc. and a pair of medical device makers have left several big firms holding the bag. Ciber owes thousands in unpaid legal fees to Polinselli, while Duane Morris, Simpson Thacher & Bartl…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 4:11pm -
  • Death of Diversity Pioneer Rooney A Tough Blow to Buchanan Ingersoll
    When news broke Thursday of Dan Rooney's death, the National Football League community mourned the loss of one of its great icons. For Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, the loss of the Pittsburgh Steelers' chairman at 84 marked the passing of a longtime c…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 7:54am -
  • For Trump U Plaintiffs Lawyers, Unusual Path to 'Extraordinary' $25M Settlement
    Plaintiffs lawyers from Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd discuss the road to the settlement they reached with Trump U.      
    - 9 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 7:16am -
  • The United Airlines Fiasco Should Lead to Better Pay for Jurors
    Being bumped from an airplane is a raw deal. Sitting on a jury is way worse. What could be done to change that? Fair pay.      
    - 10 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 11:43am -

The AL Daily Law News

  • From Bridgegate to Bill O'Reilly, Probes Put Law Firms in the Hot Seat
    For American media audiences, the Bill O'Reilly saga had pretty much everything, from sex and celebrity to money and politics. For law firms and their clients, it was also a reminder: In the biggest scandals, there's nothing internal about internal i…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Apr 17, 7:48pm -
  • Call for Nominations: Litigation Departments of the Year
    It's time to submit your entry for The American Lawyer's Litigation Departments of the Year, which recognizes top litigation departments in overall excellence, intellectual property, products liability, and regulatory/white-collar.       
    - 1 day ago, 21 Apr 17, 7:27pm -
  • Jury Awards $3M to Widow of Ex-Reed Smith Partner
    A Chicago federal jury on Thursday awarded $3 million to the widow of a former leader of Reed Smith?s corporate department, finding pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline plc liable for the 2010 suicide of Stewart Dolin.       
    - 2 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 10:17pm -
  • Lawyers Take Aim at Each Other as O'Reilly Exits Fox
    In a slugfest between two prominent New York litigators, plaintiffs lawyer Douglas Wigdor on Wednesday cited his appreciation for Fox News and his financial backing for Donald Trump's presidential campaign to refute the suggestion that he's part of a…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 8:05pm -
  • Wachtell Lawyer Jumps to Litigation Funder
    Garrett Ordower is joining Lake Whillans in New York, where he'll help vet cases for potential investment.       
    - 3 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 8:03pm -
  • Chadbourne Ousts Partner Suing Firm for Gender Bias
    Kerrie Campbell, a litigator at Chadbourne & Parke who brought a $100 million gender bias suit against the firm, was expelled from its partnership Thursday. In a memo to all Chadbourne partners, Campbell sought to avoid such a fate, which came after…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 7:27pm -
  • Tony Valukas Steps Down as Jenner & Block Chairman
    Anton ?Tony? Valukas, a longtime partner and leader of Jenner & Block, will step down as chairman at month?s end. Valukas, one of The American Lawyer?s Lifetime Achievers, will not be replaced in the honorary role but remain a senior partner at the C…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 10:51pm -
  • Cadwalader's ITC Chair Decamps to IP Boutique
    Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, a suburban Washington, D.C.-based IP firm, has hired partner Alexander Hadjis from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, which he joined in early 2014 from Morrison & Foerster. Hadjis headed Cadwalader?s International Tr…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 7:34pm -
  • Chadbourne Sex Bias Plaintiffs Lose Bid to Block Partnership Vote
    - 5 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 11:36pm -
  • Study Shows Gender Diversity Varies Widely Across Practice Areas
    A study by ALM Intelligence found that women are better represented in niche legal fields such as immigration and family law, but underrepresented in top-tier Big Law practice areas like corporate and litigation. Female talent is also underrepresente…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 11:00pm -
  • Dentons Culls Partners Amid Budget Shortfall
    The world?s largest law firm by head count asked several U.S.-based partners to leave after it failed to meet its 2016 budget, multiple sources said.       
    - 5 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 9:01pm -
  • O?Melveny Lands Foley & Lardner Sports Co-Leader in Practice Push
    O?Melveny & Myers has hired Irwin Raij, co-chair of the sports industry team at Foley & Lardner in Miami, New York and Washington, D.C., as a partner and co-chair of its sports industry group. The addition of Raij is the latest lateral recruit by O?M…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 7:31pm -
  • Deal Watch: Skadden Feasts on Panera, Intrawest, McAfee Bids
    What do security software, ski resorts and casual dining chains have in common? Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which got the first quarter of 2017 started by snagging roles on three notable M&A deals. Alas, the firm was shunted aside by Latham…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Apr 17, 5:34pm -

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