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Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 263
  • Gross Revenues: $330,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,255,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,975,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Boies Schiller & Flexner was established in 1997. The firm ranked 89th on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 in 2011 with $305,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Boies Schiller specializes in complex litigation and international arbitration. Practice areas include litigation, antitrust, appellate, constitutional law, and intellectual property. The firm has 241 lawyers in several states and the District of Columbia and was ranked 172nd on the 2011 NLJ 250, the National Law Journal's rankings of law firms by size.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 91 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 91 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 167 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 139 -139 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 51 23 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

They Were Friends Working To Transform Wynwood, Now They Face Each Other In Litigation

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : January 30, 2014

A landlord and broker working together to transform Miami's Wynwood neighborhood are locked in a legal fight.

Fourth Circuit Strikes Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today, divided, struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.

Goldman Mulls Deal as Banks Suffer New Blow in FHFA Cases

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

With trial approaching for Goldman, RBS, HSBC and Nomura, a judge rejected the argument that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac knew they were being misled about billions of dollars in residential mortgage-backed securities they purchased before the financial crisis.

Attorneys: Skip 3rd DCA And Let Florida Supreme Court Decide Gay Marriage Issue Once And For All

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : January 28, 2014

With Florida Supreme Court review virtually assured, lawyers will ask to skip initial round of appeals on the constitutionality of Florida's ban on gay marriage.

Barclays Argues for Dismissal of Fraud Suit Over 'Dark Pool'

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 25, 2014

Barclays is challenging the authority of New York's top lawyer to sue the bank for fraud over allegedly deceptive statements it made to investors concerning high frequency trading in its 'dark pool,' or private stock exchange.

Judge Nixes Price-Fixing Suit Against Alleged Chinese Cartels

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 25, 2014

A $58 million antitrust suit, claiming Chinese companies conspired to fix prices for the mineral magnesite, was dismissed July 24 by a Newark federal judge who found that the plaintiffs lacked statutory standing to sue.

Barclays Moves to Dismiss AG's Suit Over 'Dark Pools'

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Barclays is challenging the authority of New York's top lawyer to sue the bank for fraud over allegedly deceptive statements it made to investors concerning high frequency trading in its "dark pool," or private stock exchange.

JCOPE Finds State Attorney Violated Travel Rules

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics said Assistant Attorney General David Ellenhorn improperly accepted a plane ride from an adversary without first obtaining permission from his boss. But the panel declined to impose a fine or sanction.

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: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

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Appeals Court Derails Massive Chiquita Alien Tort Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

In the latest ruling to address the ever-narrowing scope of the Alien Tort Statute, the Eleventh Circuit dismissed long-standing claims that Chiquita Brands International facilitated war crimes by paramilitary groups in Colombia.

Discovery: The Next Phase of RMBS Gridlock

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 23, 2014

In back to back discovery rulings last week, Manhattan Justice Shirley Kornreich put a lid on how much information plaintiffs could obtain from Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs about their roles structuring residential mortgage loan securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Rejected! Governor Scott Tosses List Of 6 Finalists For Palm Beach JNC

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2014

But nine others are named to South Florida judicial nominating commissions.

City To Appeal Class Certification For Water, Sewer Customers

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 10, 2014

North Miami Beach will appeal an order certifying a class action against the city on behalf of utility customers.

Utah Taking Same-Sex Marriage Appeal to Supreme Court

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The state of Utah has decided to go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to resurrect its ban on same-sex marriages.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Hires Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Only days after confirming the closure of its Abu Dhabi office to focus on the Americas, Holland & Knight has brought on an 11-strong team by raiding an energy boutique for half of its lawyers. The Am Law Daily looks at those hires and more new arrivals from throughout the Am Law 200.

The Rematch

David Bario : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

In another long-running smartphone war, a reversal.

Comments by Spitzer May Be Actionable, Judge Finds

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Former Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is potentially liable in a defamation action brought by longtime nemesis Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the removed chief executive officer of American International Group (AIG), a judge in Putnam County said.

Litigator of the Week: David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 26, 2014

Unlike Boies's most famous cases, most Americans will never hear of . But for corporations, or anyone whose bread is buttered litigating securities class actions, was the big news at the Supreme Court this week.

Family Recovers $60,000 For Lung Cancer Death

: Daily Business Review : January 25, 2014

Security Fraud Class Actions Survive High Court Review

Tony Mauro : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stopped short of ringing a death knell for securities fraud class actions, tinkering with but not reversing a precedent that business advocates wanted the court to overturn.

Boies, Reed Smith Square Off in Bizarre Phone Scam Case

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

It's not often that litigators from Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Reed Smith go to battle over less than $3 million. But a peculiar lawsuit involving a fake semiconductor company CEO and Chinese wire transfers has the two firms duking it out in Manhattan federal court.

Securities Fraud Class Actions Survive High Court Review

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 23, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stopped short of ringing a death knell for securities fraud class actions, tinkering with but not reversing a precedent that business advocates wanted the court to overturn.

Securities Lawyers Dodge a Bullet with Halliburton Ruling

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

In , the Supreme Court had a chance to shut down securities litigation as we know it. Instead, Monday's decision has plaintiffs lawyers thanking their stars—and may even promise more billable hours for defense lawyers.

Banks Cite Superfund Ruling in New Bid to Beat FHFA Claims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

Three hold-out banks that have refused to settle with the FHFA—Nomura, HSBC and Goldman Sachs—rehashed old arguments to defeat claims that they misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about the riskiness of billions of dollars in securities backed by home loans.

PwC, Citco Escape Madoff Feeder Fund Class Action

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2014

Lawyers at Kirkland and Paul Weiss tentatively freed their clients from a class action targeting them over services they provided to Fairfield Greenwich Group, a manager of so-called feeder funds that funneled billions of dollars into Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

A How-to Guide For Winning Trials

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

The View From the Bench seminar featured some of Miami's most celebrated plaintiffs and defense attorneys offering their tips on opening statements, closing arguments and jury selection.

Boies Partner Tanya Chutkan Confirmed as Federal Trial Judge

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 04, 2014

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Greenberg's Attorney Vows Appeal of Latest Loss

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

In the wake of Wednesday's decision refusing to dismiss the long-running civil fraud case against former AIG execs Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Howard Smith, the defense vowed to once again take the case to the First Department.

Boies Vows Appeal After N.Y. Clears Hurdle in Greenberg Suit

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

In the wake of Wednesday's decision refusing to dismiss the long-running civil fraud case against former AIG execs Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Howard Smith, David Boies vowed to once again take the case to an intermediate appellate court.

The Shifting Sands of Fee-Shifting in Patent Cases

Robert C. Scheinfeld and Parker H. Bagley : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

In their Patent and Trademark Law column, Robert C. Scheinfeld and Parker H. Bagley write that a few seemingly simple words—"The court in exceptional cases may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party"—have been the subject of more than one-half century of debate. What exactly makes a patent case exceptional, and how do you identify one?

INADMISSIBLE: Squire Sanders, Patton Vote on Merger

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Squire Sanders partners on May 23 were voting on the firm's proposed merger with Patton Boggs — hours after the former abruptly halted the vote. Plus more in this week's column.

Judge Strikes D.C. Budget Autonomy Law

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 19, 2014

The District of Columbia Council ran afoul of federal law when it changed the city's charter to give officials more freedom to spend local funds, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled Monday.

Ruemmler Departs as White House Counsel

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 16, 2014

Kathryn Ruemmler leaves the White House on Friday after nearly three years as President Barack Obama's top lawyer.

Tom Donilon Returns to O'Melveny From the White House

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 15, 2014

The adviser President Barack Obama said "shaped every single national security policy of my presidency" will return to the law firm that shaped his career. Thomas Donilon—Obama's national security adviser from 2010 to 2013, a veteran of the Clinton and Carter administrations, and protege of Warren Christopher, former secretary of state and firm chairman—rejoins O'Melveny & Myers as vice chairman.

Man who argued cigarettes gave him lung cancer gets $59,400

: Daily Business Review : January 14, 2014

Judge Hears Arguments in D.C. Budget Autonomy Fight

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

A Washington federal trial said Wednesday there were “compelling arguments” in favor of budget autonomy for the District of Columbia. But he hinted he may be bound to find that only Congress—and not the D.C. Council—can make autonomy a reality.

Same-Sex Marriage Case Appears to Divide Fourth Circuit

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Virginia is not the only state with a stake in the same-sex marriage arguments heard on Tuesday before a federal appellate panel. If Virginia's ban goes, so too may bans in North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.

Federal Circuit Revives Oracle Copyrights in Google IP Brawl

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

Appeals Court Rules DuPont Didn't Engage in Fraud

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

The Federal Circuit agreed that DuPont acted in bad faith in a patent suit brought by Monsanto, but fell short of committing "fraud on the court." Gibson Dunn argued on behalf of DuPont while Wilmer represented Monsanto.

The Score: Ex-Patterson Belknap Partner Parsons to Head Clippers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver pushes Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the drama swirling around the team adds new players with ties to Patterson Belknap and Kaye Scholer.

Federal Circuit Revives Oracle Copyrights in Brawl with Google

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

Oracle's case against Google threatened to become the biggest litigation flop to emerge from the smartphone wars. But with an appellate turnaround led by Orrick's Josh Rosenkranz, Oracle has vindicated its intellectual property and put Google back on the defensive.

Antitrust Suit Against Amex Goes Forward

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis denied American Express's bid for summary judgment in a suit over so-called "anti-steering" provisions that allegedly restrained merchants from steering customers to other credit cards that had lower fees for merchants.

Tech Docket Watch: Apple Wins Latest Patent Battle With Samsung

: Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

Apple gets mixed win in Samsung patent case, plug pulled on power cord settlement, SAP and Oracle still exchanging blows in copyright fight.

Oracle, SAP Set to Brawl Over Damages in Landmark Copyright Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

In its long-awaited appeal, Oracle has tapped Quinn Emanuel's Kathleen Sullivan to argue that a jury's $1.3 billion verdict should be restored.

Oracle, SAP Set to Brawl Over Damages in Landmark Copyright Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

In its long-awaited appeal, Oracle has tapped Quinn Emanuel's Kathleen Sullivan to argue the jury's $1.3 billion verdict should be restored.

A Tough Year at Bingham

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

Lower billings and higher costs in 2013 meant that Bingham McCutchen partners took a hit. But not everybody suffered.

Judge Rebuffs Bid for Jury by Ex-AIG CEO in State Suit

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos ruled that the two claims remaining in the drawn-out civil fraud case against Hank Greenberg and his co-defendant, former AIG CFO Howard Smith, for disgorgement and injunctive relief, do not provide a right to trial by jury.

The Trouble With Nonequity Partners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Reliance on nonequity partners has boosted the bottom line at Am Law 100 firms—but is it a sustainable business model?

No Washington Firms Rank Among the 'Super Rich'

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 29, 2014

The top Washington law firms found themselves clustered far behind the nation's richest firms last year, according to a financial survey released by NLJ affiliate The American Lawyer released on Monday. None of the 12 Washington-based firms qualified as one of the “Super Rich firms” that pulled in average profits per partner of more than $2 million, the magazine reported. Most of those were based in New York and posted profits per partner closer to $3 million.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Super Rich Get Richer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

It was a middling year for most big firms, but the top 20 pulled away from the pack.

S&C Knocks Out , This Time for Good

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

Nearly 15 years ago, Sullivan & Cromwell's David Tulchin signed on to defend Microsoft against an avalanche of claims that it stifled competition to promote an illegal monopoly for Windows. Now the last of the cases has finally reached a dead end at the Supreme Court.

Libor Case Against Barclays Gets a Second Life

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

In a setback for Barclays and defense lawyers at Sullivan & Cromwell, Boies Schiller and Dechert, the Second Circuit on Friday revived part of a securities class action targeting the bank over its role in alleged Libor manipulation.

The Dam Breaks: Investors Take Aim at Herbalife

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

Amid reports that Herbalife is under criminal investigation, the securities plaintiffs bar has finally pounced on the controversial nutritional supplements company.

Boies Schiller, Mayer Brown Represent D.C. Council in Budget Fight

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 17, 2014

Lawyers from Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Mayer Brown are representing the District of Columbia Council in its lawsuit against the mayor over management of the city's budget.

Sidley Renews Pitch for China in Vitamin Makers' Appeal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

With two Chinese companies facing a $157 million price-fixing verdict, the Chinese government is reasserting its position that the litigation should never have gotten off the ground because the defendants were acting at its behest.

White House Lawyer to Join Latham's White-Collar Team

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 16, 2014

Former White House special counsel Jonathan Su will join Latham & Watkins as a white-collar defense litigator after a two-year stint in the Obama administration.

Next Step for Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Two federal appellate courts are poised to decide the constitutionality of three state bans against same-sex marriage and move the fundamental question closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judicial Estoppel and Claims Not Disclosed in Bankruptcy

Adam R. Shaw : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

In his Northern District Roundup, Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Adam R. Shaw discusses two companion opinions by District Judge Mae A. D'Agostino addressing the legal implications caused by an altered release and an opinion by Senior District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy holding that the doctrine of judicial estoppel precluded a party from pursuing litigation claims that he failed to disclose in a prior bankruptcy.

Panel Rejects Bid to Remove Judge From AIG Civil Case

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The First Department has declined to reconsider a decision it made two months ago when it refused to remove Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos from the civil fraud case of Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Howard Smith.

Ethics Panel Expands Probe of AG's Office, Sources Say

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

State ethics investigators looking into Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office and its conduct in relation to the civil fraud prosecution of business titan Maurice "Hank" Greenberg have apparently expanded the inquiry to Schneiderman's top deputy.

Fee Tracker: Big Legal Bills for Gibson Dunn

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

The Am Law Daily's periodic tabulation of notable fees earned—or owed—to Am Law 200 firms on a variety of engagements starts off with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which is reaping the benefits from its work in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal. The firm is also representing the Garden State in a sports gambling case and counseling the American Foundation for Equal Rights in a high-profile gay marriage fight in California. And that's not even including what the firm is seeking for advising energy giant Chevron.

Wilmer Partner Nominated to D.C. Federal Trial Bench

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 04, 2014

Randolph Moss, head of the regulatory and government affairs practice at Wilmer Cuter Pickering Hale and Dorr, is President Barack Obama's newest nominee to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Judge Stays Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Class Action

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 01, 2014

Judge Stays Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Class Action

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 01, 2014

A class action in Virginia federal district court challenging the state ban on same-sex marriage will be on hold pending a federal appeal court's decision on the constitutionality of the prohibition.

Senate Committee Advances Four Judicial Nominations

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 27, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved four nominations today, including a unanimous voice vote on Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Senate Confirms Christopher Cooper to D.C. Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Covington & Burling partner Christopher "Casey" Cooper to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Senate Confirms Christopher Cooper to D.C. Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Covington & Burling partner Christopher "Casey" Cooper to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

FINRA Arbitrator Allegedly Faked Background, Law License

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority—the securities industry-funded Wall Street regulator and investment arbitrator—has weathered its share of storms over the last couple years. Now another one is brewing, and it's a doozy.

Price-Fixing Trial Was Boring. The Verdict Less So.

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Treble damages boosted the recovery against Dow Chemical to $1.2 billion — the year's largest.

Artist and Photographer Settle Infringement Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Famed "appropriation" artist Richard Prince has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit by photographer Patrick Cariou, according to a letter submitted by Cariou's attorney on Tuesday. The terms of the agreement are confidential.

Artist Richard Prince Settles Landmark Fair Use Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2014

In the third big copyright settlement announced this week, famed "appropriation" artist (and Boies Schiller client) Richard Prince inked a confidential deal to resolve claims that he ripped off works by photographer Patrick Cariou.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

Boies Schiller Loses Bid to End Client Fee Matter

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

For a second time, a judge has denied Boies Schiller & Flexner's summary judgment motion seeking legal fees against a former client—family members of Modell's Sporting Goods scion Mitchell Modell.

Family Gives Up Disputed Patent, Ending Trial With Boies' Client

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

But former McDermott partner muddied by allegations says he will bring his own suit.

Family Gives Up Disputed Patent, Ending Trial With Boies' Client

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

A pair of pro se litigants surrendered a patent that they allegedly snatched from law firm files, ending their splashy trial with famed litigator David Boies.

INADMISSIBLE: Judiciary Hiring Public Defenders Again

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Federal defender offices, which lost approximately 400 employees because of last year's mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, have enough money in this year's budget to begin backfilling most of those positions, court officials said on March 11. Plus more in this week's column.

Boies Points to McDermott File Room in Patent Theft Suit

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

Palo Alto-based Theranos, represented by David Boies, accuses a father and son of patenting an idea swiped from the firm's files.

Boies Points to McDermott File Room in Patent Theft Suit

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

Palo Alto-based Theranos, represented by David Boies, accuses a father and son of patenting an idea swiped from the firm's files.

New Vacancy on D.C. Federal Bench

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 13, 2014

U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle will take senior status in June, opening up a new seat on Washington's federal trial court.

No Boies v. Wells Rematch as Terra Firma Takes Citigroup Case to U.K.

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

After more than four years and who knows how much money spent duking it out in the U.S., Terra Firma Capital Partners and Citigroup have opted to let an English court deal with their dispute over the 2007 sale of music label EMI.

Justices Weigh Class Action Compromise in Halliburton Case

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 05, 2014

Wednesday's blockbuster arguments on the fate of securities class actions pitted Boies Schiller's David Boies against Aaron Streett of Baker Botts. But an amicus brief filed by Vinson & Elkins on behalf of a group of law professors nearly stole the show.

Justices Might Shy from Overturning Class Action Precedent

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 05, 2014

Despite the urgent plea of business advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared reluctant to completely overturn a key precedent that has made it easier for plaintiffs to sue companies for securities fraud.

Circuit Grants Writ to Client Who Pleaded on Bad Advice

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

An Australian national can stay in the United States because a federal appeals court ruled Monday that he cannot be punished for his attorney's incorrect advice about a crime not being a deportable offense.

Virginia Class Seeks to Intervene in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Lawyers representing a class of same-sex couples in Virginia have moved to intervene in a pending case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that challenges the constitutionality of the state's ban on gay marriage.

Susman Godfrey

Pearl Wu : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

As if helping to secure a historic billion-dollar settlement against Toyota Motor Corp. didn't keep Susman Godfrey busy enough last year, the firm's performance was key in other landmark cases as well.

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward's dogged perseverance was instrumental in securing $1.06 billion for plaintiffs in the intricate urethane antitrust litigation last year.

INADMISSIBLE: Tanya Chutkan Breezes Through Hearing

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan sailed through her Feb. 25 confirmation hearing, setting her up for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plus more in this week's column.

Shareholders Tout Discovery Win in Fannie/Freddie Takeover Challenge

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

Lawyers for the plaintiffs say the ruling may bring them closer to brokering a deal for preferred shareholders who lost billions in expected profits when the terms of the government's Fannie and Freddie takeover suddenly changed in mid-2012.

Covington Scores for Salix in Pharma Contracts Trial

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

Napo Pharmaceuticals claimed that Salix never delivered on a promise to promote a potentially lucrative Napo drug, but a state court jury in Manhattan told Napo to pin the blame elsewhere.

Boies Schiller Partner Poised for Confirmation as Federal Judge

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today had no tough questions for Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan during her confirmation hearing for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Boies Schiller Partner Poised for Confirmation as Federal Judge

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today had no tough questions for Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan during her confirmation hearing for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Three Sidley Lawyers to Argue in Three Days in High Court

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 19, 2014

It will be Sidley Austin week at the U.S. Supreme Court starting Feb. 24, with three of the firm's top partners slated to argue—one on each of the three days the court will be sitting.

Three Sidley Lawyers to Argue in Three Days in High Court

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 19, 2014

It will be Sidley Austin week at the U.S. Supreme Court starting Feb. 24, with three of the firm's top partners slated to argue—one on each of the three days the court will be sitting.

Boies, Bingham Clear Hurdle for Oracle in Rimini Street Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Bingham McCutchen scored a partial win in Oracle's copyright battle with Rimini Street, a smaller rival that offers low-cost support to Oracle customers.

Government Still Pursuing Greenberg Case 9 Years Later

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

After years of litigation pursued by three different state attorneys general and recent court rulings that seem to lift any remaining barriers to a trial, the end of the civil fraud case against business titan Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is still nowhere in sight.

Justices Could Confront Same-Sex Marriage Again in 2015

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Federal court decisions striking down same-sex marriage restrictions have moved, or are about to move, into four federal appellate courts, increasing the likelihood of U.S. Supreme Court review in 2015 or soon thereafter.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

Ex-White House Lawyers Set Up New Practice at Boies Schiller

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

Karen Dunn, a former associate White House counsel, joins Boies, Schiller & Flexner as a partner in the firm's newly established crisis management and government response team.

Appellate Panel Keeps Ramos on Greenberg Case

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

A First Department panel in Manhattan appears to have cleared the way for the long-postponed civil fraud trial of former American International Group executives Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Howard Smith.

GoDaddy.com Loses Motion to Recuse 'The Academy's Judge'

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Domain-name registrar GoDaddy.com Inc. has lost an effort to force the recusal of a federal judge based on alleged bias toward the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose own attorney it said referred to her as "the Academy's judge."

The Lateral All-Stars

Hillary Flynn, Tom Brennan, Chris Johnson and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The most high-profile lateral partner moves of 2013.

Is Reliance on Lateral Hiring Destabilizing Firms?

William Henderson and Christopher Zorn : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

More than ever, firms look to laterals to boost profitability. But the data shows that it's not working.

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They Were Friends Working To Transform Wynwood, Now They Face Each Other In Litigation

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : January 30, 2014

A landlord and broker working together to transform Miami's Wynwood neighborhood are locked in a legal fight.

Fourth Circuit Strikes Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today, divided, struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.

Goldman Mulls Deal as Banks Suffer New Blow in FHFA Cases

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

With trial approaching for Goldman, RBS, HSBC and Nomura, a judge rejected the argument that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac knew they were being misled about billions of dollars in residential mortgage-backed securities they purchased before the financial crisis.

Attorneys: Skip 3rd DCA And Let Florida Supreme Court Decide Gay Marriage Issue Once And For All

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : January 28, 2014

With Florida Supreme Court review virtually assured, lawyers will ask to skip initial round of appeals on the constitutionality of Florida's ban on gay marriage.

Barclays Argues for Dismissal of Fraud Suit Over 'Dark Pool'

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 25, 2014

Barclays is challenging the authority of New York's top lawyer to sue the bank for fraud over allegedly deceptive statements it made to investors concerning high frequency trading in its 'dark pool,' or private stock exchange.

Judge Nixes Price-Fixing Suit Against Alleged Chinese Cartels

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 25, 2014

A $58 million antitrust suit, claiming Chinese companies conspired to fix prices for the mineral magnesite, was dismissed July 24 by a Newark federal judge who found that the plaintiffs lacked statutory standing to sue.

Barclays Moves to Dismiss AG's Suit Over 'Dark Pools'

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Barclays is challenging the authority of New York's top lawyer to sue the bank for fraud over allegedly deceptive statements it made to investors concerning high frequency trading in its "dark pool," or private stock exchange.

JCOPE Finds State Attorney Violated Travel Rules

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics said Assistant Attorney General David Ellenhorn improperly accepted a plane ride from an adversary without first obtaining permission from his boss. But the panel declined to impose a fine or sanction.

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: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

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Appeals Court Derails Massive Chiquita Alien Tort Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

In the latest ruling to address the ever-narrowing scope of the Alien Tort Statute, the Eleventh Circuit dismissed long-standing claims that Chiquita Brands International facilitated war crimes by paramilitary groups in Colombia.

Discovery: The Next Phase of RMBS Gridlock

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 23, 2014

In back to back discovery rulings last week, Manhattan Justice Shirley Kornreich put a lid on how much information plaintiffs could obtain from Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs about their roles structuring residential mortgage loan securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Rejected! Governor Scott Tosses List Of 6 Finalists For Palm Beach JNC

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2014

But nine others are named to South Florida judicial nominating commissions.

City To Appeal Class Certification For Water, Sewer Customers

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 10, 2014

North Miami Beach will appeal an order certifying a class action against the city on behalf of utility customers.

Utah Taking Same-Sex Marriage Appeal to Supreme Court

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The state of Utah has decided to go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to resurrect its ban on same-sex marriages.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Hires Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Only days after confirming the closure of its Abu Dhabi office to focus on the Americas, Holland & Knight has brought on an 11-strong team by raiding an energy boutique for half of its lawyers. The Am Law Daily looks at those hires and more new arrivals from throughout the Am Law 200.

The Rematch

David Bario : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

In another long-running smartphone war, a reversal.

Comments by Spitzer May Be Actionable, Judge Finds

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Former Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is potentially liable in a defamation action brought by longtime nemesis Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the removed chief executive officer of American International Group (AIG), a judge in Putnam County said.

Litigator of the Week: David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 26, 2014

Unlike Boies's most famous cases, most Americans will never hear of . But for corporations, or anyone whose bread is buttered litigating securities class actions, was the big news at the Supreme Court this week.

Family Recovers $60,000 For Lung Cancer Death

: Daily Business Review : January 25, 2014

Security Fraud Class Actions Survive High Court Review

Tony Mauro : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stopped short of ringing a death knell for securities fraud class actions, tinkering with but not reversing a precedent that business advocates wanted the court to overturn.

Boies, Reed Smith Square Off in Bizarre Phone Scam Case

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

It's not often that litigators from Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Reed Smith go to battle over less than $3 million. But a peculiar lawsuit involving a fake semiconductor company CEO and Chinese wire transfers has the two firms duking it out in Manhattan federal court.

Securities Fraud Class Actions Survive High Court Review

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 23, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stopped short of ringing a death knell for securities fraud class actions, tinkering with but not reversing a precedent that business advocates wanted the court to overturn.

Securities Lawyers Dodge a Bullet with Halliburton Ruling

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

In , the Supreme Court had a chance to shut down securities litigation as we know it. Instead, Monday's decision has plaintiffs lawyers thanking their stars—and may even promise more billable hours for defense lawyers.

Banks Cite Superfund Ruling in New Bid to Beat FHFA Claims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

Three hold-out banks that have refused to settle with the FHFA—Nomura, HSBC and Goldman Sachs—rehashed old arguments to defeat claims that they misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about the riskiness of billions of dollars in securities backed by home loans.

PwC, Citco Escape Madoff Feeder Fund Class Action

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2014

Lawyers at Kirkland and Paul Weiss tentatively freed their clients from a class action targeting them over services they provided to Fairfield Greenwich Group, a manager of so-called feeder funds that funneled billions of dollars into Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

A How-to Guide For Winning Trials

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

The View From the Bench seminar featured some of Miami's most celebrated plaintiffs and defense attorneys offering their tips on opening statements, closing arguments and jury selection.

Boies Partner Tanya Chutkan Confirmed as Federal Trial Judge

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 04, 2014

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Greenberg's Attorney Vows Appeal of Latest Loss

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

In the wake of Wednesday's decision refusing to dismiss the long-running civil fraud case against former AIG execs Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Howard Smith, the defense vowed to once again take the case to the First Department.

Boies Vows Appeal After N.Y. Clears Hurdle in Greenberg Suit

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

In the wake of Wednesday's decision refusing to dismiss the long-running civil fraud case against former AIG execs Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Howard Smith, David Boies vowed to once again take the case to an intermediate appellate court.

The Shifting Sands of Fee-Shifting in Patent Cases

Robert C. Scheinfeld and Parker H. Bagley : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

In their Patent and Trademark Law column, Robert C. Scheinfeld and Parker H. Bagley write that a few seemingly simple words—"The court in exceptional cases may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party"—have been the subject of more than one-half century of debate. What exactly makes a patent case exceptional, and how do you identify one?

INADMISSIBLE: Squire Sanders, Patton Vote on Merger

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Squire Sanders partners on May 23 were voting on the firm's proposed merger with Patton Boggs — hours after the former abruptly halted the vote. Plus more in this week's column.

Judge Strikes D.C. Budget Autonomy Law

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 19, 2014

The District of Columbia Council ran afoul of federal law when it changed the city's charter to give officials more freedom to spend local funds, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled Monday.

Ruemmler Departs as White House Counsel

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 16, 2014

Kathryn Ruemmler leaves the White House on Friday after nearly three years as President Barack Obama's top lawyer.

Tom Donilon Returns to O'Melveny From the White House

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 15, 2014

The adviser President Barack Obama said "shaped every single national security policy of my presidency" will return to the law firm that shaped his career. Thomas Donilon—Obama's national security adviser from 2010 to 2013, a veteran of the Clinton and Carter administrations, and protege of Warren Christopher, former secretary of state and firm chairman—rejoins O'Melveny & Myers as vice chairman.

Man who argued cigarettes gave him lung cancer gets $59,400

: Daily Business Review : January 14, 2014

Judge Hears Arguments in D.C. Budget Autonomy Fight

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

A Washington federal trial said Wednesday there were “compelling arguments” in favor of budget autonomy for the District of Columbia. But he hinted he may be bound to find that only Congress—and not the D.C. Council—can make autonomy a reality.

Same-Sex Marriage Case Appears to Divide Fourth Circuit

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Virginia is not the only state with a stake in the same-sex marriage arguments heard on Tuesday before a federal appellate panel. If Virginia's ban goes, so too may bans in North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.

Federal Circuit Revives Oracle Copyrights in Google IP Brawl

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

Appeals Court Rules DuPont Didn't Engage in Fraud

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

The Federal Circuit agreed that DuPont acted in bad faith in a patent suit brought by Monsanto, but fell short of committing "fraud on the court." Gibson Dunn argued on behalf of DuPont while Wilmer represented Monsanto.

The Score: Ex-Patterson Belknap Partner Parsons to Head Clippers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver pushes Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the drama swirling around the team adds new players with ties to Patterson Belknap and Kaye Scholer.

Federal Circuit Revives Oracle Copyrights in Brawl with Google

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

Oracle's case against Google threatened to become the biggest litigation flop to emerge from the smartphone wars. But with an appellate turnaround led by Orrick's Josh Rosenkranz, Oracle has vindicated its intellectual property and put Google back on the defensive.

Antitrust Suit Against Amex Goes Forward

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis denied American Express's bid for summary judgment in a suit over so-called "anti-steering" provisions that allegedly restrained merchants from steering customers to other credit cards that had lower fees for merchants.

Tech Docket Watch: Apple Wins Latest Patent Battle With Samsung

: Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

Apple gets mixed win in Samsung patent case, plug pulled on power cord settlement, SAP and Oracle still exchanging blows in copyright fight.

Oracle, SAP Set to Brawl Over Damages in Landmark Copyright Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

In its long-awaited appeal, Oracle has tapped Quinn Emanuel's Kathleen Sullivan to argue that a jury's $1.3 billion verdict should be restored.

Oracle, SAP Set to Brawl Over Damages in Landmark Copyright Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

In its long-awaited appeal, Oracle has tapped Quinn Emanuel's Kathleen Sullivan to argue the jury's $1.3 billion verdict should be restored.

A Tough Year at Bingham

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

Lower billings and higher costs in 2013 meant that Bingham McCutchen partners took a hit. But not everybody suffered.

Judge Rebuffs Bid for Jury by Ex-AIG CEO in State Suit

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos ruled that the two claims remaining in the drawn-out civil fraud case against Hank Greenberg and his co-defendant, former AIG CFO Howard Smith, for disgorgement and injunctive relief, do not provide a right to trial by jury.

The Trouble With Nonequity Partners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Reliance on nonequity partners has boosted the bottom line at Am Law 100 firms—but is it a sustainable business model?

No Washington Firms Rank Among the 'Super Rich'

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 29, 2014

The top Washington law firms found themselves clustered far behind the nation's richest firms last year, according to a financial survey released by NLJ affiliate The American Lawyer released on Monday. None of the 12 Washington-based firms qualified as one of the “Super Rich firms” that pulled in average profits per partner of more than $2 million, the magazine reported. Most of those were based in New York and posted profits per partner closer to $3 million.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Super Rich Get Richer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

It was a middling year for most big firms, but the top 20 pulled away from the pack.

S&C Knocks Out , This Time for Good

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

Nearly 15 years ago, Sullivan & Cromwell's David Tulchin signed on to defend Microsoft against an avalanche of claims that it stifled competition to promote an illegal monopoly for Windows. Now the last of the cases has finally reached a dead end at the Supreme Court.

Libor Case Against Barclays Gets a Second Life

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

In a setback for Barclays and defense lawyers at Sullivan & Cromwell, Boies Schiller and Dechert, the Second Circuit on Friday revived part of a securities class action targeting the bank over its role in alleged Libor manipulation.

The Dam Breaks: Investors Take Aim at Herbalife

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

Amid reports that Herbalife is under criminal investigation, the securities plaintiffs bar has finally pounced on the controversial nutritional supplements company.

Boies Schiller, Mayer Brown Represent D.C. Council in Budget Fight

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 17, 2014

Lawyers from Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Mayer Brown are representing the District of Columbia Council in its lawsuit against the mayor over management of the city's budget.

Sidley Renews Pitch for China in Vitamin Makers' Appeal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

With two Chinese companies facing a $157 million price-fixing verdict, the Chinese government is reasserting its position that the litigation should never have gotten off the ground because the defendants were acting at its behest.

White House Lawyer to Join Latham's White-Collar Team

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 16, 2014

Former White House special counsel Jonathan Su will join Latham & Watkins as a white-collar defense litigator after a two-year stint in the Obama administration.

Next Step for Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Two federal appellate courts are poised to decide the constitutionality of three state bans against same-sex marriage and move the fundamental question closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judicial Estoppel and Claims Not Disclosed in Bankruptcy

Adam R. Shaw : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

In his Northern District Roundup, Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Adam R. Shaw discusses two companion opinions by District Judge Mae A. D'Agostino addressing the legal implications caused by an altered release and an opinion by Senior District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy holding that the doctrine of judicial estoppel precluded a party from pursuing litigation claims that he failed to disclose in a prior bankruptcy.

Panel Rejects Bid to Remove Judge From AIG Civil Case

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The First Department has declined to reconsider a decision it made two months ago when it refused to remove Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos from the civil fraud case of Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Howard Smith.

Ethics Panel Expands Probe of AG's Office, Sources Say

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

State ethics investigators looking into Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office and its conduct in relation to the civil fraud prosecution of business titan Maurice "Hank" Greenberg have apparently expanded the inquiry to Schneiderman's top deputy.

Fee Tracker: Big Legal Bills for Gibson Dunn

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

The Am Law Daily's periodic tabulation of notable fees earned—or owed—to Am Law 200 firms on a variety of engagements starts off with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which is reaping the benefits from its work in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal. The firm is also representing the Garden State in a sports gambling case and counseling the American Foundation for Equal Rights in a high-profile gay marriage fight in California. And that's not even including what the firm is seeking for advising energy giant Chevron.

Wilmer Partner Nominated to D.C. Federal Trial Bench

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 04, 2014

Randolph Moss, head of the regulatory and government affairs practice at Wilmer Cuter Pickering Hale and Dorr, is President Barack Obama's newest nominee to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Judge Stays Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Class Action

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 01, 2014

Judge Stays Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Class Action

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 01, 2014

A class action in Virginia federal district court challenging the state ban on same-sex marriage will be on hold pending a federal appeal court's decision on the constitutionality of the prohibition.

Senate Committee Advances Four Judicial Nominations

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 27, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved four nominations today, including a unanimous voice vote on Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Senate Confirms Christopher Cooper to D.C. Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Covington & Burling partner Christopher "Casey" Cooper to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Senate Confirms Christopher Cooper to D.C. Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Covington & Burling partner Christopher "Casey" Cooper to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

FINRA Arbitrator Allegedly Faked Background, Law License

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority—the securities industry-funded Wall Street regulator and investment arbitrator—has weathered its share of storms over the last couple years. Now another one is brewing, and it's a doozy.

Price-Fixing Trial Was Boring. The Verdict Less So.

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Treble damages boosted the recovery against Dow Chemical to $1.2 billion — the year's largest.

Artist and Photographer Settle Infringement Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Famed "appropriation" artist Richard Prince has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit by photographer Patrick Cariou, according to a letter submitted by Cariou's attorney on Tuesday. The terms of the agreement are confidential.

Artist Richard Prince Settles Landmark Fair Use Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2014

In the third big copyright settlement announced this week, famed "appropriation" artist (and Boies Schiller client) Richard Prince inked a confidential deal to resolve claims that he ripped off works by photographer Patrick Cariou.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

Boies Schiller Loses Bid to End Client Fee Matter

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

For a second time, a judge has denied Boies Schiller & Flexner's summary judgment motion seeking legal fees against a former client—family members of Modell's Sporting Goods scion Mitchell Modell.

Family Gives Up Disputed Patent, Ending Trial With Boies' Client

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

But former McDermott partner muddied by allegations says he will bring his own suit.

Family Gives Up Disputed Patent, Ending Trial With Boies' Client

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

A pair of pro se litigants surrendered a patent that they allegedly snatched from law firm files, ending their splashy trial with famed litigator David Boies.

INADMISSIBLE: Judiciary Hiring Public Defenders Again

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Federal defender offices, which lost approximately 400 employees because of last year's mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, have enough money in this year's budget to begin backfilling most of those positions, court officials said on March 11. Plus more in this week's column.

Boies Points to McDermott File Room in Patent Theft Suit

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

Palo Alto-based Theranos, represented by David Boies, accuses a father and son of patenting an idea swiped from the firm's files.

Boies Points to McDermott File Room in Patent Theft Suit

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

Palo Alto-based Theranos, represented by David Boies, accuses a father and son of patenting an idea swiped from the firm's files.

New Vacancy on D.C. Federal Bench

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 13, 2014

U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle will take senior status in June, opening up a new seat on Washington's federal trial court.

No Boies v. Wells Rematch as Terra Firma Takes Citigroup Case to U.K.

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

After more than four years and who knows how much money spent duking it out in the U.S., Terra Firma Capital Partners and Citigroup have opted to let an English court deal with their dispute over the 2007 sale of music label EMI.

Justices Weigh Class Action Compromise in Halliburton Case

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 05, 2014

Wednesday's blockbuster arguments on the fate of securities class actions pitted Boies Schiller's David Boies against Aaron Streett of Baker Botts. But an amicus brief filed by Vinson & Elkins on behalf of a group of law professors nearly stole the show.

Justices Might Shy from Overturning Class Action Precedent

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 05, 2014

Despite the urgent plea of business advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared reluctant to completely overturn a key precedent that has made it easier for plaintiffs to sue companies for securities fraud.

Circuit Grants Writ to Client Who Pleaded on Bad Advice

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

An Australian national can stay in the United States because a federal appeals court ruled Monday that he cannot be punished for his attorney's incorrect advice about a crime not being a deportable offense.

Virginia Class Seeks to Intervene in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Lawyers representing a class of same-sex couples in Virginia have moved to intervene in a pending case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that challenges the constitutionality of the state's ban on gay marriage.

Susman Godfrey

Pearl Wu : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

As if helping to secure a historic billion-dollar settlement against Toyota Motor Corp. didn't keep Susman Godfrey busy enough last year, the firm's performance was key in other landmark cases as well.

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward's dogged perseverance was instrumental in securing $1.06 billion for plaintiffs in the intricate urethane antitrust litigation last year.

INADMISSIBLE: Tanya Chutkan Breezes Through Hearing

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan sailed through her Feb. 25 confirmation hearing, setting her up for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plus more in this week's column.

Shareholders Tout Discovery Win in Fannie/Freddie Takeover Challenge

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

Lawyers for the plaintiffs say the ruling may bring them closer to brokering a deal for preferred shareholders who lost billions in expected profits when the terms of the government's Fannie and Freddie takeover suddenly changed in mid-2012.

Covington Scores for Salix in Pharma Contracts Trial

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

Napo Pharmaceuticals claimed that Salix never delivered on a promise to promote a potentially lucrative Napo drug, but a state court jury in Manhattan told Napo to pin the blame elsewhere.

Boies Schiller Partner Poised for Confirmation as Federal Judge

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today had no tough questions for Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan during her confirmation hearing for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Boies Schiller Partner Poised for Confirmation as Federal Judge

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today had no tough questions for Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan during her confirmation hearing for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Three Sidley Lawyers to Argue in Three Days in High Court

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 19, 2014

It will be Sidley Austin week at the U.S. Supreme Court starting Feb. 24, with three of the firm's top partners slated to argue—one on each of the three days the court will be sitting.

Three Sidley Lawyers to Argue in Three Days in High Court

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 19, 2014

It will be Sidley Austin week at the U.S. Supreme Court starting Feb. 24, with three of the firm's top partners slated to argue—one on each of the three days the court will be sitting.

Boies, Bingham Clear Hurdle for Oracle in Rimini Street Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Bingham McCutchen scored a partial win in Oracle's copyright battle with Rimini Street, a smaller rival that offers low-cost support to Oracle customers.

Government Still Pursuing Greenberg Case 9 Years Later

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

After years of litigation pursued by three different state attorneys general and recent court rulings that seem to lift any remaining barriers to a trial, the end of the civil fraud case against business titan Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is still nowhere in sight.

Justices Could Confront Same-Sex Marriage Again in 2015

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Federal court decisions striking down same-sex marriage restrictions have moved, or are about to move, into four federal appellate courts, increasing the likelihood of U.S. Supreme Court review in 2015 or soon thereafter.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

Ex-White House Lawyers Set Up New Practice at Boies Schiller

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

Karen Dunn, a former associate White House counsel, joins Boies, Schiller & Flexner as a partner in the firm's newly established crisis management and government response team.

Appellate Panel Keeps Ramos on Greenberg Case

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

A First Department panel in Manhattan appears to have cleared the way for the long-postponed civil fraud trial of former American International Group executives Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and Howard Smith.

GoDaddy.com Loses Motion to Recuse 'The Academy's Judge'

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Domain-name registrar GoDaddy.com Inc. has lost an effort to force the recusal of a federal judge based on alleged bias toward the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose own attorney it said referred to her as "the Academy's judge."

The Lateral All-Stars

Hillary Flynn, Tom Brennan, Chris Johnson and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The most high-profile lateral partner moves of 2013.

Is Reliance on Lateral Hiring Destabilizing Firms?

William Henderson and Christopher Zorn : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

More than ever, firms look to laterals to boost profitability. But the data shows that it's not working.