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- Year Over Year Change: 3
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In the News
Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 10, 2016
Petitions for inter partes review don't have to be accepted on an all-or-nothing basis, Judge Timoty Dyk ruled in a dispute between Synopsys and Mentor Graphics.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : February 10, 2016
It's hard to see who has the moral high ground in a brutal conflict of interest fight between Covington & Burling and its former client, 3M Co.
Jan Wolfe : Corporate Counsel : February 09, 2016
3M's lawyers are also cheering the ruling, however, seizing on a finding by the judge that Covington did, in fact, violate an ethics rule.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : February 03, 2016
Scott Gilbert made his name as a star insurance litigator who has helped clients recover more than $50 billion in claims. But he's also the lawyer behind the releases of Amir Hekmati in Iran and Alan Gross in Cuba. It's all about the ability to broker a settlement.
Brian Baxter and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016
The latest Dickstein Shapiro defectors are hired by Holland & Knight; Jones Day adds an IP trio; Kirkland & Ellis recruits a senior SEC official; Latham & Watkins lands a high-profile lateral in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
C. Ryan Barber : Legal Times : January 29, 2016
Two more Dickstein Shapiro lawyers leave the firm as its future remains ever more cloudy. Former AG Eric Holder Jr. sits down to talk about Covington, the Yates memo and, among other things, his new Apple watch. A massage therapist sues Harvard University over her classification as a contractor. Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticizes the work of enforcement agencies in a New York Times op-ed. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 28, 2016
On a swing through California, the former attorney general discusses his return to Covington & Burling, pressures on large law firms, and his concerns about the Yates Memo (which he also helped initiate).
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2016
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and members of the state's congressional delegation are teaming up to introduce legislation to split up the Ninth Circuit. Similar efforts in the past have failed to gain traction, but Ducey's office says the time is ripe to revisit the issue.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 25, 2016
U.S. District Judge Edward Chen must approve the $9 million deal, which provides for just 11 cents per class member.
: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016
Beth Wilkinson, a star litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, has left the firm to launch a new firm along with high-profile litigators from Kirkland & Ellis and Covington & Burling. Plus more in this week's column.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2016
Several large Washington law offices closed early Friday, around noon or 1 p.m., and encouraged staff members to stay off the roads in anticipation of a city-crippling blizzard. But many lawyers had different plans in mind. A true "snow day" may be out of the question when you've got hours to bill. "There's a lot going on. It doesn't stop because of the snow," Steptoe & Johnson LLP chairman Phil West said.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2016
The lobbying numbers are in, and the fears of Squire Patton Boggs are confirmed. Although every other law firm lobbying group among the largest in Washington saw their revenues rise in 2015, the legacy firm of the late Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. did not. Its year-end total dropped 20 percent. Squire Patton Boggs—whose Washington lobbying department has faced dozens of departures since 2013—is now the third-largest lobbying organization in Washington, behind Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016
All six partners at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz—the trial boutique formed this week by star Paul Weiss litigator Beth Wilkinson—are under age 54. The goal, she said, is to give younger lawyers the kind of trial experience that can be hard to come by at a larger firm.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016
Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2016
Star Paul Weiss litigator Beth Wilkinson has left the firm to launch a new litigation boutique along with high-profile hires from Kirkland & Ellis and Covington & Burling.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice must turn over to Congress internal records about how the department responded to a congressional inquiry into the botched gun-walking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.
: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016
A federal district judge in Washington won't recuse from a regulatory fight between tobacco companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Plus more in this week's column.
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 15, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court added another class action case to its argument docket on Friday, agreeing to determine the fate of an "end run" tactic used by plaintiffs to appeal the denial of class certification. The court granted certiorari in Microsoft v. Baker, a dispute over a class action brought by Xbox 360 purchasers who blame the company for scratched discs.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2016
A federal district judge in Washington won't recuse from a regulatory fight between tobacco companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The judge ruled on Wednesday that work his former law firm did for an anti-tobacco group was "too attenuated" from the case to disqualify him.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2016
Facing a skeptical judge, the pair scored a welcome defense victory for Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan in a closely watched antitrust case over zinc prices.
Michael A. Scarcella : Legal Times : January 13, 2016
A federal judge in Ohio certifies a class of Tea Party groups in a suit against the IRS. The justices prepare to hear a dispute over using Iranian bank assets to compensate terror victims. And the GM trial's underway in New York. This is a legal news roundup from ALM and other publications.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2016
Arnold & Porter, Covington & Burling, Dentons, Latham & Watkins and Munger, Tolles & Olson have landed roles on a deal that will return the National Football League to Los Angeles after a 21-year hiatus.
: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016
Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016
The Obama administration has launched a renewed effort to winnow the remaining detainee population at Guantánamo Naval Base, according to lawyers who have long represented them.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2016
An L.A. boutique adds four from Dickstein Shapiro; Barclays bags a Jenner & Block partner; Latham & Watkins lands a chief judge; Locke Lord hires from Volkswagen; Louis Freeh leaves Pepper Hamilton; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016
Three Am Law 100 firms each poached practice heads from rivals this week. Covington & Burling brought on Wilmer's CFPB co-chair, DLA Piper picked up Jenner & Block's antitrust chair and Mintz Levin landed Locke Lord's retail industry and consumer products chair.
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2016
Trademark rights assigned by the Russian government to Stolichnaya vodka must be respected by courts in the United States, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 04, 2016
The S.F.-based company promoted its "brain-training program" without scientific backing, the agency alleges.
Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2016
Another former Dewey partner has stumbled in a lawsuit against Barclays related to capital contribution loans provided to partners at the now-defunct firm.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 04, 2016
In early December, Washington attorney Charles Miller told the District of Columbia Council he opposed a proposal that would require employers to give 16 weeks of paid time off to workers who have babies or need to care for a family member.