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Data Snapshot: The Richest Law Firms Are Getting Even Richer

Law.com Newswire - 1 hour 20 min ago

Since 2000, the wealthiest 25 firms in the Am Law 200 increased their profitability at a rate that outpaced their peers. Here's what that might mean for competitors.

Categories: General Law

Special prosecutor says Michael Cohen has gone to ‘significant lengths’ to aid investigation

ABA Journal - Fri, 2018-12-07 18:36

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday filed a sentencing memo recommending a “substantial prison term” for President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, even as…

Categories: General Law

Paul Manafort Lied About Contact with Trump Administration, Mueller Says

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 18:32

The former Trump campaign chairman told “multiple discernible lies, according to a Friday court filing.

Categories: General Law

Panel Rejects Separate Opioid MDL for Addicted Babies

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 18:26

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation refused to transfer class actions brought on behalf of 40 percent of the nation's opioid-addicted babies, concluding there would be “substantial overlap with the opioid multidistrict litigation it created a year ago.

Categories: General Law

Petrosinelli Poised to Lead Williams & Connolly After Tesla Taps Butswinkas

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 17:42

With Dane Butswinkas soon to be focused on Tesla's regulatory travails as general counsel, partner Joseph Petrosinelli will step into the chairman's seat at Williams & Connolly. Plus: Quinn Emanuel announced its largest partnership class ever.

Categories: General Law

Kirkland & Ellis Names New Chairman to Replace Jeffrey Hammes

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 17:22

Jon Ballis, a Chicago-based corporate partner who has become one of Kirkland's best-known private equity lawyers, will take over as leader of the world's highest-grossing firm in 2020.

Categories: General Law

Lawyer resolves suit claiming he violated confidential settlement in priest sex-abuse case

ABA Journal - Fri, 2018-12-07 17:05

A New Jersey lawyer has resolved a lawsuit accusing him of violating a confidential settlement by telling reporters that a Catholic school had reached a…

Categories: General Law

SDNY Prosecutors Urge 'Substantial' Prison Time for Michael Cohen

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 17:00

Prosecutors from the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's office acknowledged Cohen's help, but strongly urged the court not to mistake Cohen's efforts for those of a traditional cooperator.

Categories: General Law

Skilled in the Art: Quinn Kicks Up a Soccer Storm | Silicon Valley Tackles...Gypsum Board? | Firms Smoking in E-Cig Fight

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 15:33

In today's briefing, we dive into the bevy of patent litigation stemming from the e-cigarette industry, an interesting debate from the world of soccer, and more.

Categories: General Law

Millennial Attorneys and the Pressure to be Perfect

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 15:09

Perfection is an impossible standard. Yet, it is the standard by which many attorneys measure their professional success—or worse, personal worth.

Categories: General Law

Kirkland & Ellis Backs Off Mandatory Arbitration for Staffers

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 14:55

Law student activists combating mandatory arbitration in Big Law have notched another win, but it's uncertain whether the firm will abolish the policy for partners.

Categories: General Law

Ex-Skadden Partner to Lead U.S. Trade Negotiations With China

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 14:48

Well-known China hawk Robert Lighthizer will likely take a hard line in upcoming trade negotiations.

Categories: General Law

Diversity Officers Move into the Big Law C-Suite

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 14:38

The Sandra Bang's new role at Shearman & Sterling is part of a trend in which large law firms are giving diversity officers a seat at the leadership table.

Categories: General Law

Trump Watch: Barr is Raised | A Guide to Mueller's Filing Friday

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 13:52

The announcement that William Barr is Trump's pick to replace Jeff Sessions comes amid what's already expected to be a busy Friday.

Categories: General Law

New suit filed challenging Trump’s asylum requirements and Whitaker’s appointment

ABA Journal - Fri, 2018-12-07 12:18

Two immigrants who were denied asylum because they entered the United States outside official checkpoints are among the plaintiffs in a new suit that…

Categories: General Law

In case that could affect Mueller defendants, Supreme Court considers ‘separate sovereigns doctrine’

ABA Journal - Fri, 2018-12-07 10:36
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday appeared unlikely to overturn a doctrine that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same crime.

At least…

Categories: General Law

4 Things to Know About William Barr, Trump's Pick to Replace Jeff Sessions

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 10:29

Barr, who was a U.S. attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, currently serves as of counsel at Kirkland & Ellis.

Categories: General Law

On the Stock Market Roller Coaster, Stay the Course, Counselor

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:37

It's impossible to know exactly why the stock market does what it does. You can, however, make some educated guesses as to what may be driving market behavior.

Categories: General Law

How I Made Partner: Wilmer's Ashwin Gokhale

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:23

"I feel that in some sense I am starting a new career," says Ashwin Gokhale, who practices in the firm's Palo Alto office.

Categories: General Law

Columbia University's AI Business Course Studies Legal Tech Startup

Law.com Newswire - Fri, 2018-12-07 09:00

A Columbia University professor said legal tech is a 'very important part of a business's arsenal' and is partially the reason the Ivy League school debuted a new MBA course about a legal tech startup.

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