Patton Boggs is firing back at claims that the firm committed fraud by seeking to enforce a $19 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corporation.
The FTC's revolving door is spinning briskly with news that former chairman Jon Leibowitz is joining Davis Polk as a partner and Deborah Feinstein will leave Arnold & Porter to head the agency's Bureau of Competition. In addition, Jonathan Nuechterlein, a partner at WilmerHale, will serve as the FTC's general counsel.
Under a deal proposed Friday in the long-running Adelphia shareholder litigation, a class of investors will walk away with $12 million as part of a $40 million insurance-funded settlement that Buchanan Ingersoll agreed to last year.
A federal judge in California disqualified Winston & Strawn from additional work on the city of San Bernardino's bankruptcy proceedings on Thursday, ruling that the firm has an insurmountable conflict.
The controversy surrounds John McAleese III, who was a partner at one of Apple's go-to firms and whose wife is co-owner of a patent-holding company that has sued Apple.
The Nevada Supreme Court is expected to take up arguments in a high-profile robo-signing case in which a mortgage processing services firm is challenging the legal authority of the state's attorney general to hire Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll on a contingent fee basis.
The nation's largest public pension fund wants to bar Winston & Strawn from further work on bankruptcy proceedings involving the California cities of Stockton and San Bernardino.
It's no secret that Marc Kasowitz has been busy battling banks connected to the mortgage-backed securities meltdown. That was made even more clear on Tuesday, when in the span of less than 24 hours judges issued three big rulings in financial crisis cases and we spotted Kasowitz's name on every one.
A patent licensing company and its lawyers at Robbins Geller moved for sanctions Monday against Hewlett-Packard and two of its outside law firms, arguing that they improperly made payments to a potential key fact witness.