Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Law Firm Profile

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 350
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm. The firm ranked 84th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms based on revenue, with $318,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. In the 2010 Global 100 rankings, the firm was ranked as the 99th highest grossing law firm in the world, which marks the first time the firm has appeared on the Global 100. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, the firm has 377 attorneys and is the 118th largest firm in the United States. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner practices in the areas of intellectual property, including acquisitions, licensing, and enforcement of patents; litigation; trademarks; copyrights; and trade secrets. The firm has five offices in the United States and four offices overseas in Brussels, Taipei, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 124 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 30 19 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 63 30 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 15 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 72 -41 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 86 -51 Summer programs

In the News

Group Gives Some Atlanta Firms Gold Standard for Women in Big Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Thirteen firms with Atlanta offices have qualified for Gold Standard Certification this year from the Women In Law Empowerment Forum for having a "meaningful percentage" of women in leadership roles.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A flurry of moves at DLA Piper; a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner departs; and Bingham loses two more amid merger talks in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Did You Hear the One About the Appellate Lawyer?

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 14, 2014

With a full plate of problems in its 2013 term, the U.S. Supreme Court still found some humor in its pursuit of solutions, and sometimes at the expense of the lawyers appearing before it. Here are some lighter moments that provoked outright or nervous laughter—moments that some lawyers may prefer to forget.

Replacing Rader: Sizing up the Short List for the Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

PTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee, a former Google lawyer, is an oft-mentioned candidate—and one who would add Silicon Valley perspective to the influential patent court.

Upstream Investor Interest On The Miami River

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

Investment dollars for residential and mixed-used projects are flowing into the Miami River's northern industrial corridor.

Replacing Rader: The Short List for the Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

PTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee, a former Google lawyer, is an oft-mentioned candidate—and one who would add Silicon Valley perspective to the influential patent court.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The following cases were recently filed in the Washington-area district courts. This information is provided by the district courts' official online bulletins.

Rader Leaves Federal Circuit With Unfinished Business

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 30, 2014

The court has yet to rule on a $360 million verdict against Apple. Rader was on the panel.

Rader Leaves Federal Circuit with Unfinished Business

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 30, 2014

The court has yet to rule on Apple's appeal of a $360 million verdict for VirnetX after former chief judge Randall Rader dominated arguments in the case in March.

Meet the GC: Chris Schwab of Cadillac Jack Inc.

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 24, 2014

Chris Schwab is vice president, general counsel and secretary of Cadillac Jack Inc., a subsidiary of Montreal-based Amaya Gaming Group Inc., which supplies products and technology for the global gaming market in the United States and Mexico.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Using Design-Patent Protection for Replacement Parts

P. Andrew Riley and Elizabeth D. Ferrill : Corporate Counsel : January 19, 2014

Companies with innovative replacement-part designs are frequently turning to design patents for IP protection.

'Disparaging' Washington Football Trademarks Canceled

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

Ruling that the term "Redskin" is disparaging to Native Americans, a divided panel of three administrative law judges from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six of the National Football League team's trademarks.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

'Disparaging' Football Trademarks Spiked

Tony Mauro and Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

If and when the Washington Redskins trademark dispute gets to the U.S. Supreme Court, it is not certain the justices would uphold last week's ruling canceling the team's marks as disparaging to Native Americans.

'Disparaging' Washington Football Trademarks Canceled

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

Ruling that the term "Redskin" is disparaging to Native Americans, a divided panel of three administrative law judges from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six of the National Football League team's trademarks.

Winston & Strawn Adds Taipei Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Horng-Dar Lin is coming aboard from Sovereign Law Office, a Taipei-based firm he founded last year. He was also previously vice president responsible for intellectual property at contract electronics maker Foxconn Technology Group.

Court Opens Companies To Litigation Over Labeling

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Food and beverage companies would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

SCOTUS Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Companies would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

Supreme Court Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Food and beverage companies and others would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

Supreme Court Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Food and beverage companies and others would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

Apple, HP Chase Fees From Serial Patent Plaintiff

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Linex knew it had a weak case but continued to litigate in hopes of extracting a settlement, lawyers for the companies argue.

Apple, HP Chase Fees From Serial Patent Plaintiff

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Linex knew it had a weak case but continued to litigate in hopes of extracting a settlement, lawyers for the companies argue.

The Churn: Husch Blackwell Hires Again in Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Husch Blackwell becomes the latest large Midwestern firm to bulk up in the Rockies; Dechert raids Wilmer to launch a life sciences practice in Frankfurt; Sidley Austin shutters its office in Germany's financial capital and other moves from around The Am Law 200.

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Ropes & Gray

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Am Law Firms Reap Rewards of NFL Union Work

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

The annual report filed by the National Football League Players Association with the U.S. Labor Department shows Winston & Strawn, Latham & Watkins, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Norton Rose Fulbright and Patton Boggs racking up substantial fees for their work on behalf of players last year.

The Diversity Crisis: Big Firms' Continuing Failure

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Large firms have long lagged in matters of diversity, and their record on hiring and promoting African-Americans is especially bleak. Why have firms fallen so short, and what can be done about it?

Rader Steps Down as Chief, Apologizes for Reines Email

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

In a gushing email, Randall Rader praised Weil Gotshal partner Edward Reines for an "IMPRESSIVE" argument in a pending case.

Rader Steps Down as Chief, Apologizes for Reines Email

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

The Federal Circuit chief judge apologized for "conduct that crossed the lines" when he sent an email to Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Edward Reines that praised Reines' skills and encouraged him to share the email with others.

Panel Clarifies Standard for Brokers' Commissions

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

A real estate brokerage can proceed with a lawsuit against a couple who backed out of buying an apartment through the firm, then bought another apartment in the same building 18 months later, a unanimous state appeals panel has ruled.

In D.C., A Changing Law Firm Map

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 19, 2014

Moves by Law Firms Could Shift Profession's Center of Gravity

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

As leases draw to a close and the industry shrinks, fresh real estate frontiers open.

The Shifting D.C. Law Firm Scene

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Planned office moves by Washington firms will change the local lawyer landscape.

Judges Doing Something About Dearth of Diverse Clerks

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

The last time anyone counted, minorities filled a fraction of federal positions.

ITC Retreat Prompts War of Words in VoIP Patent Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

Accusations of misconduct and gamesmanship are flying fast in a battle at the International Trade Commission involving major electronics companies whose devices stream content from Google Inc. and Netflix.

Wilmer Preserves GE Victory in Mitsubishi Wind Power Battle

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 08, 2014

General Electric has won its unusual legal battle with an ex-employee who aligned himself with Mitsubishi in a bitter patent fight over wind turbine technology.

Sutherland Barely Falls Off Am Law 100 National Firm Rankings

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : January 02, 2014

Twenty-five firms that appear in this year's Am Law 100 ranking of the nation's top-grossing law firms have an office in Atlanta. That is a net gain of one firm from last year.

Hogan IP Lawyers Jump to Winston & Strawn

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Sunny Cherian and two others had come to Hogan from Howrey three years ago.

A Busy Two Weeks for Court as Adjournment Draws Nigh

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 16, 2014

Lying, streaming and phoning top the April argument docket of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices enter the homestretch of the October 2013 term.

A Busy Two Weeks for SCOTUS as Adjournment Draws Nigh

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 16, 2014

Lying, streaming and phoning top the April argument docket of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices enter the homestretch of the October 2013 term.

Paulsboro Rail Disaster Victims Can Proceed With Class-Action Claims

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Residents and business owners affected by the 2012 Paulsboro train derailment and chemical spill can pursue class-action claims against Conrail and other rail carriers, though a class has yet to be certified.

SAP Shuffles Legal Line-Up to Fight $391 Million Judgment

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

SAP has brought on Weil Gotshal's Edward Reines to argue that a 2013 decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board shields the softwar giant from having to satisfy a $391 million judgment.

SAP Shuffles Legal Lineup to Defend First-of-its-Kind PTO Ruling

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

The software giant has brought on Weil Gotshal partner Edward Reines to argue a 2013 decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board shields SAP from having to satisfy a $391 million judgment.

Nonprofits, Even Rivals, Probably Won't Have Standing in PTAB Appeals

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

Federal Circuit Judge Todd Hughes suggested the court will find that Consumer Watchdog can't demonstrate an injury sufficient to let it challenge stem cell patents.

DC Lateral Moves Roundup

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

Proskauer Rose and Miles & Stockbridge grabbed lawyers from Crowell & Moring. A partner left Williams & Connolly for Zuckerman Spaeder. And a bankrupcty group went to Baker Donelson.

The Churn: Crowell Adds and Loses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Crowell & Moring gains one partner and loses two others, McDermott Will & Emery makes two IP partner hires and a pair of Wilson Elser lawyers jump to New Jersey's Wolff & Samson.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Winston, Revenue, Profits and Head Count All Slip

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Winston & Strawn saw its gross revenue dip 1.9 percent in 2013, to $741 million, while its profits per equity partner fell 5.4 percent, to $1.41 million, according to the firm.

SCOTUS Mulls Fee-Shifting in Texas Patent Case

Marcia Coyle : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 26 wrestled with what makes an "exceptional" patent case—justifying an attorney fee award—and appeared dissatisfied with the options available.

Federal Circuit Revives Apple Patent Case, Hears $368M VirnetX Appeal

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

One Federal Circuit panel issued a decision reviving a patent infringement lawsuit against the company in California, while another heard arguments in the appeal of a whopping $368 million jury verdict that Apple lost to VirnetX Inc. in 2012.

Unappetizing Options for Resolving Attorney Fee Conundrum

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with what makes an "exceptional" patent case justifying an attorney fee award—and appeared dissatisfied with the options available.

Justices Sound Ready to Lower Bar for Attorney Fee Awards in Patent Cases

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 26, 2014

Though at opposite ends of the political spectrum, Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia both seemed inclined to hand trial judges more discretion to make the loser pay in "exceptional" cases.

Justices Sound Ready to Lower Bar for Attorney Fee Awards in Patent Cases

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 26, 2014

Though at opposite ends of the political spectrum, Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia both seemed inclined to hand trial judges more discretion to make the loser pay in "exceptional" cases.

How Latham Cracked the Houston Market

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 25, 2014

When the firm decided to beef up its oil and gas practice, it recruited heavily from the city's Big Three.

Cases Present Chance to Discourage Patent Trolls

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 25, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday devotes its entire argument time to two patent cases involving the award of attorney fees.

Supreme Court Newcomers Take On Fee-Shifting in Patent Cases

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

Don Dunner isn't the only lawyer making his U.S. Supreme Court debut this week as the justices take up the question of fee shifting in patent cases. Rudy Telscher of the IP boutique Harness Dickey & Pierce will also stand before the high court for the first time on Wednesday, arguing a case with potentially huge ramifications for the patent bar.

Increased Damages for Patent Infringement in Japan

Masayuki Yamanouchi and Ming-Tao Yang : Corporate Counsel : January 24, 2014

The patent-damages landscape in Japan has gone through several important changes in the last year.

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.

Deal of the Week: Phillips 66 Partners $700 Million Pending Purchase

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Vinson & Elkins and Latham & Watkins are working on a deal for Phillips 66 Partners of Houston to make its first acquisition: the purchase of a pipeline system and storage spheres from Phillips 66 for $700 million.

New Challenges For Protecting Trademarks Online

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

The World Wide Web had a major growth spurt that means brand owners may have to spend more energy, time and money to protect their trademarks.

Fee Tracker: Super Bowl, Patent Battles and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

In our latest installment of the Fee Tracker, The Am Law Daily looks at the legal fees paid by several leading nonprofit organizations in the news, such as the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Bidding Committee, the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and the UJA-Federation of New York, which recently hired a top Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner as its new leader.

At (Long) Last, a Supreme Court Debut

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

At 82, the revered IP litigator and appellate specialist Donald Dunner of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner has never argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. But, as Dunner says, "there's a first time for everything."

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: 350
  • Gross Revenues: $316,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $905,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $990,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -97

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 97 -97 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 97 -97 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Group Gives Some Atlanta Firms Gold Standard for Women in Big Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Thirteen firms with Atlanta offices have qualified for Gold Standard Certification this year from the Women In Law Empowerment Forum for having a "meaningful percentage" of women in leadership roles.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A flurry of moves at DLA Piper; a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner departs; and Bingham loses two more amid merger talks in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Did You Hear the One About the Appellate Lawyer?

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 14, 2014

With a full plate of problems in its 2013 term, the U.S. Supreme Court still found some humor in its pursuit of solutions, and sometimes at the expense of the lawyers appearing before it. Here are some lighter moments that provoked outright or nervous laughter—moments that some lawyers may prefer to forget.

Replacing Rader: Sizing up the Short List for the Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

PTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee, a former Google lawyer, is an oft-mentioned candidate—and one who would add Silicon Valley perspective to the influential patent court.

Upstream Investor Interest On The Miami River

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

Investment dollars for residential and mixed-used projects are flowing into the Miami River's northern industrial corridor.

Replacing Rader: The Short List for the Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

PTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee, a former Google lawyer, is an oft-mentioned candidate—and one who would add Silicon Valley perspective to the influential patent court.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The following cases were recently filed in the Washington-area district courts. This information is provided by the district courts' official online bulletins.

Rader Leaves Federal Circuit With Unfinished Business

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 30, 2014

The court has yet to rule on a $360 million verdict against Apple. Rader was on the panel.

Rader Leaves Federal Circuit with Unfinished Business

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 30, 2014

The court has yet to rule on Apple's appeal of a $360 million verdict for VirnetX after former chief judge Randall Rader dominated arguments in the case in March.

Meet the GC: Chris Schwab of Cadillac Jack Inc.

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 24, 2014

Chris Schwab is vice president, general counsel and secretary of Cadillac Jack Inc., a subsidiary of Montreal-based Amaya Gaming Group Inc., which supplies products and technology for the global gaming market in the United States and Mexico.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Using Design-Patent Protection for Replacement Parts

P. Andrew Riley and Elizabeth D. Ferrill : Corporate Counsel : January 19, 2014

Companies with innovative replacement-part designs are frequently turning to design patents for IP protection.

'Disparaging' Washington Football Trademarks Canceled

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

Ruling that the term "Redskin" is disparaging to Native Americans, a divided panel of three administrative law judges from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six of the National Football League team's trademarks.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

'Disparaging' Football Trademarks Spiked

Tony Mauro and Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

If and when the Washington Redskins trademark dispute gets to the U.S. Supreme Court, it is not certain the justices would uphold last week's ruling canceling the team's marks as disparaging to Native Americans.

'Disparaging' Washington Football Trademarks Canceled

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

Ruling that the term "Redskin" is disparaging to Native Americans, a divided panel of three administrative law judges from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six of the National Football League team's trademarks.

Winston & Strawn Adds Taipei Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Horng-Dar Lin is coming aboard from Sovereign Law Office, a Taipei-based firm he founded last year. He was also previously vice president responsible for intellectual property at contract electronics maker Foxconn Technology Group.

Court Opens Companies To Litigation Over Labeling

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Food and beverage companies would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

SCOTUS Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Companies would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

Supreme Court Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Food and beverage companies and others would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

Supreme Court Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Food and beverage companies and others would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

Apple, HP Chase Fees From Serial Patent Plaintiff

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Linex knew it had a weak case but continued to litigate in hopes of extracting a settlement, lawyers for the companies argue.

Apple, HP Chase Fees From Serial Patent Plaintiff

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Linex knew it had a weak case but continued to litigate in hopes of extracting a settlement, lawyers for the companies argue.

The Churn: Husch Blackwell Hires Again in Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Husch Blackwell becomes the latest large Midwestern firm to bulk up in the Rockies; Dechert raids Wilmer to launch a life sciences practice in Frankfurt; Sidley Austin shutters its office in Germany's financial capital and other moves from around The Am Law 200.

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Ropes & Gray

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Am Law Firms Reap Rewards of NFL Union Work

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

The annual report filed by the National Football League Players Association with the U.S. Labor Department shows Winston & Strawn, Latham & Watkins, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Norton Rose Fulbright and Patton Boggs racking up substantial fees for their work on behalf of players last year.

The Diversity Crisis: Big Firms' Continuing Failure

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Large firms have long lagged in matters of diversity, and their record on hiring and promoting African-Americans is especially bleak. Why have firms fallen so short, and what can be done about it?

Rader Steps Down as Chief, Apologizes for Reines Email

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

In a gushing email, Randall Rader praised Weil Gotshal partner Edward Reines for an "IMPRESSIVE" argument in a pending case.

Rader Steps Down as Chief, Apologizes for Reines Email

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

The Federal Circuit chief judge apologized for "conduct that crossed the lines" when he sent an email to Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Edward Reines that praised Reines' skills and encouraged him to share the email with others.

Panel Clarifies Standard for Brokers' Commissions

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

A real estate brokerage can proceed with a lawsuit against a couple who backed out of buying an apartment through the firm, then bought another apartment in the same building 18 months later, a unanimous state appeals panel has ruled.

In D.C., A Changing Law Firm Map

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 19, 2014

Moves by Law Firms Could Shift Profession's Center of Gravity

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

As leases draw to a close and the industry shrinks, fresh real estate frontiers open.

The Shifting D.C. Law Firm Scene

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Planned office moves by Washington firms will change the local lawyer landscape.

Judges Doing Something About Dearth of Diverse Clerks

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

The last time anyone counted, minorities filled a fraction of federal positions.

ITC Retreat Prompts War of Words in VoIP Patent Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

Accusations of misconduct and gamesmanship are flying fast in a battle at the International Trade Commission involving major electronics companies whose devices stream content from Google Inc. and Netflix.

Wilmer Preserves GE Victory in Mitsubishi Wind Power Battle

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 08, 2014

General Electric has won its unusual legal battle with an ex-employee who aligned himself with Mitsubishi in a bitter patent fight over wind turbine technology.

Sutherland Barely Falls Off Am Law 100 National Firm Rankings

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : January 02, 2014

Twenty-five firms that appear in this year's Am Law 100 ranking of the nation's top-grossing law firms have an office in Atlanta. That is a net gain of one firm from last year.

Hogan IP Lawyers Jump to Winston & Strawn

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Sunny Cherian and two others had come to Hogan from Howrey three years ago.

A Busy Two Weeks for Court as Adjournment Draws Nigh

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 16, 2014

Lying, streaming and phoning top the April argument docket of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices enter the homestretch of the October 2013 term.

A Busy Two Weeks for SCOTUS as Adjournment Draws Nigh

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 16, 2014

Lying, streaming and phoning top the April argument docket of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices enter the homestretch of the October 2013 term.

Paulsboro Rail Disaster Victims Can Proceed With Class-Action Claims

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Residents and business owners affected by the 2012 Paulsboro train derailment and chemical spill can pursue class-action claims against Conrail and other rail carriers, though a class has yet to be certified.

SAP Shuffles Legal Line-Up to Fight $391 Million Judgment

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

SAP has brought on Weil Gotshal's Edward Reines to argue that a 2013 decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board shields the softwar giant from having to satisfy a $391 million judgment.

SAP Shuffles Legal Lineup to Defend First-of-its-Kind PTO Ruling

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

The software giant has brought on Weil Gotshal partner Edward Reines to argue a 2013 decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board shields SAP from having to satisfy a $391 million judgment.

Nonprofits, Even Rivals, Probably Won't Have Standing in PTAB Appeals

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

Federal Circuit Judge Todd Hughes suggested the court will find that Consumer Watchdog can't demonstrate an injury sufficient to let it challenge stem cell patents.

DC Lateral Moves Roundup

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

Proskauer Rose and Miles & Stockbridge grabbed lawyers from Crowell & Moring. A partner left Williams & Connolly for Zuckerman Spaeder. And a bankrupcty group went to Baker Donelson.

The Churn: Crowell Adds and Loses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Crowell & Moring gains one partner and loses two others, McDermott Will & Emery makes two IP partner hires and a pair of Wilson Elser lawyers jump to New Jersey's Wolff & Samson.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Winston, Revenue, Profits and Head Count All Slip

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Winston & Strawn saw its gross revenue dip 1.9 percent in 2013, to $741 million, while its profits per equity partner fell 5.4 percent, to $1.41 million, according to the firm.

SCOTUS Mulls Fee-Shifting in Texas Patent Case

Marcia Coyle : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 26 wrestled with what makes an "exceptional" patent case—justifying an attorney fee award—and appeared dissatisfied with the options available.

Federal Circuit Revives Apple Patent Case, Hears $368M VirnetX Appeal

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

One Federal Circuit panel issued a decision reviving a patent infringement lawsuit against the company in California, while another heard arguments in the appeal of a whopping $368 million jury verdict that Apple lost to VirnetX Inc. in 2012.

Unappetizing Options for Resolving Attorney Fee Conundrum

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with what makes an "exceptional" patent case justifying an attorney fee award—and appeared dissatisfied with the options available.

Justices Sound Ready to Lower Bar for Attorney Fee Awards in Patent Cases

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 26, 2014

Though at opposite ends of the political spectrum, Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia both seemed inclined to hand trial judges more discretion to make the loser pay in "exceptional" cases.

Justices Sound Ready to Lower Bar for Attorney Fee Awards in Patent Cases

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 26, 2014

Though at opposite ends of the political spectrum, Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia both seemed inclined to hand trial judges more discretion to make the loser pay in "exceptional" cases.

How Latham Cracked the Houston Market

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 25, 2014

When the firm decided to beef up its oil and gas practice, it recruited heavily from the city's Big Three.

Cases Present Chance to Discourage Patent Trolls

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 25, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday devotes its entire argument time to two patent cases involving the award of attorney fees.

Supreme Court Newcomers Take On Fee-Shifting in Patent Cases

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

Don Dunner isn't the only lawyer making his U.S. Supreme Court debut this week as the justices take up the question of fee shifting in patent cases. Rudy Telscher of the IP boutique Harness Dickey & Pierce will also stand before the high court for the first time on Wednesday, arguing a case with potentially huge ramifications for the patent bar.

Increased Damages for Patent Infringement in Japan

Masayuki Yamanouchi and Ming-Tao Yang : Corporate Counsel : January 24, 2014

The patent-damages landscape in Japan has gone through several important changes in the last year.

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.

Deal of the Week: Phillips 66 Partners $700 Million Pending Purchase

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Vinson & Elkins and Latham & Watkins are working on a deal for Phillips 66 Partners of Houston to make its first acquisition: the purchase of a pipeline system and storage spheres from Phillips 66 for $700 million.

New Challenges For Protecting Trademarks Online

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

The World Wide Web had a major growth spurt that means brand owners may have to spend more energy, time and money to protect their trademarks.

Fee Tracker: Super Bowl, Patent Battles and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

In our latest installment of the Fee Tracker, The Am Law Daily looks at the legal fees paid by several leading nonprofit organizations in the news, such as the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Bidding Committee, the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and the UJA-Federation of New York, which recently hired a top Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner as its new leader.

At (Long) Last, a Supreme Court Debut

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

At 82, the revered IP litigator and appellate specialist Donald Dunner of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner has never argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. But, as Dunner says, "there's a first time for everything."