Antitrust litigator David Gelfand, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, is joining the Justice Department's Antitrust Division as deputy assistant attorney general for litigation.
Newly-minted federal judge William Orrick III said a former Morgan Lewis partner married to the plaintiff in a patent suit breached duties but likely did not taint outside counsel.
For plaintiffs lawyer Joseph Saveri, the settlements mean headlines and cash flow for his new shop.
Two state high courts ruled this week that the attorney-client privilege means that lawyers need not open confidential talks with their in-house counsel to clients bringing malpractice claims, as a third prepared to mull the same question.
Covington represented the Minnesota AG's Office on contingency in a suit accusing 3M of contaminating the state's waterways with PFCs. 3M cried foul, citing Covington's past work on PFC matters for the company.
Nga Tran-Pedretti and her lawyers at Reed Smith sued CIFC Asset Management for illegal employment practices, and now the company is seeking damages from her for allegedly violating non-disclosure agreements. For Reed Smith this case may be more personal than most: It appears that Tran-Pedretti is married to a Reed Smith practice leader.
To mark the tenth-anniversary of the Arbitration Scorecard, the Litigation Daily will be spotlighting some of the biggest treaty disputes featured in The American Lawyer's survey of international arbitration. Today, we reveal the biggest dispute under contract arbitration and the biggest under treaty arbitration.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a longtime favorite firm of Hewlett-Packard's, will not get to represent the company in the wave of shareholder suits stemming from the company's ill-fated acquisition of British software maker Autonomy.
Why did Burford Capital have a change of heart about funding the Ecuadorian plaintiffs seeking to enforce a multibillion-dollar judgment against Chevron? According to a motion filed on Thursday by Patton Boggs, one of the plaintiffs' counsel, Burford dumped the plaintiffs because it decided that backing them would threaten its litigation financing business.