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Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016
Lawyers who represented iconic pop star Prince recall a complex, unusual client.
C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016
Debbie Feinstein, director of the FTC's competition bureau, said she didn't lose confidence in the agency's case against the merger of Staples Inc. and Office Depot. The FTC won on every critical issue, scoring a preliminary injunction that stopped Staples' proposed $6.3 billion acquisition of Office Depot. Feinstein reflects on the trial in this Q&A with The National Law Journal.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016
Eight months after Monsanto Co. abandoned its $45 billion saga to acquire Switzerland's Syngenta AG, the agribusiness giant is the recipient of a $62 billion takeover bid by Germany's Bayer AG.
Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2016
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's list for potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees is heavy on federal appellate judges and former clerks for conservative justices but light on big names in politics and private practice.
Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2016
In 2016, the corporate alien tort is more alive than dead.
Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : May 11, 2016
The effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1857 decision in 'Dred Scott v. Sandford', which found that African Americans could not be U.S. citizens and therefore could not file suit in federal court, will be the subject of a one-act play scheduled for various times this month at The Actors Studio in Manhattan.
Shepard Goldfein and James Keyte : New York Law Journal : May 10, 2016
In their Antitrust Trade and Practice column, Shepard Goldfein and James Keyte write: Though his confirmation seems far from a sure thing, many have wondered what we could expect in the antitrust domain if Merrick Garland were to take Justice Antonin Scalia's now-empty seat. One distinct possibility is an increase in the number of antitrust cases heard by the Supreme Court. Though his experience with the subject matter does not rival that of Justice Stephen Breyer, Garland has shown an affinity for the topic prior to his appointment to the D.C. Circuit.
Tony Mauro and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 10, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland told the U.S. Senate in writing Tuesday that neither President Barack Obama nor White House staffers sought assurances from him about how he would rule on specific cases or legal issues.
: The National Law Journal : May 09, 2016
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said on April 29 "I am not ashamed" to have returned to private practice after resigning last year, asserting he will continue to advance the justice reform issues he espoused in office as a private attorney. Plus more in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 08, 2016
Plenty of familiar names from The Am Law 200 and Global 100 appeared in an early version of a searchable online database drawn from the leaked files of offshore firm Mossack Fonseca.
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : May 06, 2016
While praising U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland's qualifications as a judge, two major civil rights organizations this week raised concerns about the D.C. Circuit chief judge's record on criminal justice and other issues.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2016
Kerry Kircher has resigned as general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, according to court papers he filed Wednesday in federal cases that involve the House.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016
Big Law litigators love to boast that their firms are ready and willing to take cases to trial. So it's interesting to look at the top 100 verdicts of 2015 to see what firms are actually making good on their threats. The answer is probably not who you'd think.
Aric Press : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016
Her Pro Bono Challenge prompted some 60 million hours of free legal service.
Rich Acello : The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016
"Don't be afraid to take calculated risks. In my career, I've taken voluntary pay cuts and moved in and out of the law in order to pursue my goals."
Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 25, 2016
Writing about the U.S. Supreme Court—both fiction and nonfiction—is a growing genre, but it has its pitfalls and challenges. Five authors gathered recently to discuss their work and experiences. Georgetown's Supreme Court Institute hosted the event, and C-SPAN's Book TV aired the panel discussion on April 23.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016
Ronald Cami heads to Davis Polk & Wardwell in Silicon Valley; Davis Wright Tremaine adds a former top federal prosecutor; another Bracewell partner departs; a new IP boutique forms inside the Beltway; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016
The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 22, 2016
Prince, the legendary singer, songwriter, producer and man of myriad other talents, died Thursday at 57. The eclectic pop icon kept a bevy of high-profile lawyers busy during the past three decades.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016
In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 19, 2016
All good litigators have two things in common: They're excellent writers and natural storytellers. Which makes writing a novel a natural pursuit for those inspired to do so. In a new thriller, Arnold & Porter partner Anthony Franze offers a fascinating window into Big Law life and the appellate bar.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016
A four-lawyer team leaves Dykema Gossett to start their own shop; Norton Rose Fulbright nabs a dealmaker who nearly died in an African plane crash; a Seyfarth Shaw practice leader joins a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from The Am Law 200.
Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016
New York lawyers are playing a multitude of roles in the campaigns of presidential candidates in preparation for the New York primary Tuesday. The level of lawyer involvement in the campaigns varies by candidate, with Hillary Clinton having the most support and infrastructure involving attorneys. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have less formal but still-strong ties to New York attorneys.
: The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016
A federal appeals panel in Washington last week appeared ready to disrupt the organizational structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which vests power in the hands of a single director. Plus more in this week's column.
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 15, 2016
The American Bar Association's formal evaluation of Judge Merrick Garland's qualifications for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court is underway and could be completed soon, even though the Senate Judiciary Committee has no plans to hold a hearing on his nomination.
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 13, 2016
In order to bring an action under the Anti-Terrorism Act, a lawyer for the Palestine Liberation Organization told a Second Circuit panel, there "has to be an attack on the United States," so there was no justification for this "massive judgment" against his clients. The case law, he said, doesn't focus on the fact that the victims of the attacks in Jerusalem are Americans.
Zoe Tillman and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2016
Magic tricks! Chocolate addiction! Harry Potter! There's more to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland than his fervor for the law. We've collected what we learned after speaking with more than 40 of the chief judge's former law clerks.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 12, 2016
The team's GC was able to block StubHub's offense by arguing a deal with Ticketmaster was in the best interest of fans.
Mike Sacks : Legal Times : April 12, 2016
Chuck Grassley and Merrick Garland are set to meet for breakfast today. The NLJ maps Garland's influence, as seen through his dozens of former law clerks. And Bill Baer, the former DOJ Antitrust Division chief, will take over as acting associate attorney general. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.
: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016
Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.