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Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Designation: Milwaukee
  • Head Count: 844
  • Gross Revenues: $644,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $765,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $960,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Foley & Lardner is a Milwaukee-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, the firm has 895 attorneys and is the twenty-seventh largest firm in the United States. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 39th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms, with $633,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Foley & Lardner has been in The American Lawyer's annual Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms by revenue since 1986. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, the firm was ranked as the 46th highest grossing law firm in the world. Foley & Lardner is the highest-ranked Milwaukee law firm in the Am Law rankings. Its other locations include Chicago, Los Angeles, Tampa, Washington, D.C., Brussels, Shanghai and Tokyo. The firm's practice areas include corporate governance and compliance; securities; mergers and acquisitions; litigation; labor and employment; intellectual property litigation; and tax. Areas of industry representation include: automotive, energy, health care, life sciences, and technology.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 47 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 47 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 36 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 43 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 90 -90 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 120 -1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 73 -2 Summer programs

In the News

Patience Rewarded

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

When Aflac went searching for a new general counsel, it found she was already there; and other Moves.

Legal-Tech Startup Accelerated

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

How e-discovery company NexLP captured the attention and support of venture capitalists.

The Churn: Skadden's Roberts Bound for NBPA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom litigation partner Michele Roberts in Washington, D.C., has been elected executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, an organization that recently paid big money to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which this week hired Citigroup deputy general counsel Elizabeth Sacksteder as a partner in New York. Those moves and more in our latest look at lateral hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

To Keep Unions Away, Play Fair

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

Some tips for companies wanting to keep employees from turning to unions.

Ground Shifts Under Howrey's Unfinished Business Claims

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Armed with two recent wins, Shay Dvoretzky of Jones Day is going up against the Howrey estate on Tuesday as its trustee tries to claw back profits owed from unfinished matters that former partners took with them when they joined other firms.

Athenahealth Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Wachtell Raids Simpson Thacher for Executive Compensation Expert

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

A month after Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz executive compensation partner Jeremy Goldstein left the venerable Am Law 100 firm to start his own practice, the country's most profitable shop on a profits-per-partner basis looked outside its ranks to find a replacement in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Andrea Wahlquist. She becomes only the fourth lateral partner hire in Wachtell's storied history.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 21, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Four Firms Advise on Latest Deal Arising From North America's Energy Boom

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Foley & Lardner, Dorsey & Whitney and leading Canadian firms Miller Thomson and Stikeman Elliott are advising on a $3.8 billion oil and gas merger that will create the largest producer in North Dakota's lucrative Bakken Shale formation.

On The Move: GSU Health Law Center Gets New Director After Decade of Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

Charity Scott has stepped down as the director of Georgia State University law school's Center for Law, Health & Society, which she helped to start a decade ago. Law professor Leslie Wolf became the center's new director on July 1.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Got Civility? Judges, Lawyers Want To See More Of It In Court

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

Judges and attorneys establish professionalism panels and a code of conduct to deal with the lack of civility in the courtroom.

Jury Rules Against Miami Handbag Maker In Trademark Dispute

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 08, 2014

A Miami handbag designer has been sued by high-end jeweler Buccellati for using her famous last name in a trademark fight.

Court Sides With Wilmer, Kenyon & Kenyon in Intel Chip Patent Row

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

The Federal Circuit ruled Monday that Intel's computer chips don't infringe on tiny X2Y Attenuators' patents, dealing a final blow to X2Y's unlikely bid to block sales of Apple and Hewlett-Packard computers that use the Intel chips.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

INADMISSIBLE: BNP Assailed Over Unlawful Transactions

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The French bank BNP Paribas S.A. has agreed to plead guilty and pay nearly $9 billion over transactions with countries subject to U.S. sanctions such as Cuba, Iran and Sudan, DOJ lawyers said. Plus more in this week's column.

Let's Get This Company Started. Do We Need a Prenup?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

It might sound silly, but think of what happened to Steve Jobs. Setting out the terms of the relationship may smooth things later on.

Will There Be A Next Generation Of Trial Lawyers?

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

Are trial attorneys going the way of the dinosaur? Trial numbers continue to plummet across the board due to arbitration, mediation, high criminal sentences and even technology.

Caddell, Baron Depart Jobs, Gonzalez Flies

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 02, 2014

Doug Caddell and Deborah Baron leave kCura and Nuix, Sally Gonzalez is profiled in Rhapsody.

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.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Lateral moves, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

The Churn: Paul Weiss, Squire Patton Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

A big week for lateral moves saw Paul Weiss pluck a prominent prosecutor, the newly minted Squire Patton Boggs make another key addition and a rare departure from Wachtell Lipton. The Am Law Daily has the lowdown on the latest comings-and-goings from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Deals

Vinayak Balasubramanian : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Private equity firm Apax Partners has agreed to sell its majority stake in Advantage Sales and Marketing to two other private equity firms, Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners. Wisconsin Energy Corporation has announced it will buy energy holding company Integrys Energy Group for $9.1 billion, including debt, a deal that would expand the company's geographic base.

Reach of Supreme Court's 'Aereo' Ruling Seen as Limited

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 25, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday handing a major copyright victory to network broadcast companies over the upstart Aereo streaming service was widely seen as narrow and unlikely to stifle new technologies.

A Young Obama Ponders Problem of Minority Retention at Big Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

In 1990, onetime Tulane Law School associate dean Robert Clayton found himself quoted in The Chicago Reporter alongside a 28-year-old summer associate about the problems with retention of black lawyers at large firms. That associate was Barack Obama. Since then, little has changed.

How to Protect Client Data From Government Spies and Other Miscreants

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Cybercriminals and the government may have access to your firm's confidential client data.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 23, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Am Law 100 Firms Tapped in Wisconsin Energy Deal

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

Skadden, Cravath and Foley & Lardner all advised on Wisconsin Energy's $9.1 billion cash and stock purchase of Integrys Energy group while Baker Botts and Davis Polk represented the financial advisers.

The Churn: Greenberg Adds Two Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Greenberg Traurig raids Patton Boggs and Dentons for new practice chairs in Washington, D.C., and London in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Judge Denies Heller Ehrman Claim on Lawyer's Profits

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled the Heller Ehrman bankruptcy estate has no claim to profits earned from client business former partners brought with them to new law firms.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 16, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

A summary of this week's notable court decisions.

IN BRIEF: Contraceptive Mandate OK'd

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on June 11 rejected requests by a group of Roman Catholic nonprofit organizations to block the contraceptive coverage requirement in the Affordable Care Act. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Heads to Alaska, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Holland & Knight, a firm with Florida roots, is heading to Anchorage after recruiting a team of lawyers from Patton Boggs, plus more moves from across The Am Law 200.

Justice Watch: Supreme Court Could Make Litigation More Difficult For Patent Trolls

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 13, 2014

As a perpetually gridlocked Congress wrestles with passing meaningful patent litigation reform, the U.S. Supreme Court stepped up in recent months with a spate of opinions that look to rein in so-called patent trolls.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Judge Rejects 'Jewel' Doctrine in Heller Case

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer ruled that defunct law firms have no claim to profits earned on client matters taken to other firms.

China Partner Joins Foley & Lardner in D.C.

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Richard "Tad" Ferris, formerly a Washington partner with Holland & Knight, focuses on product-safety and environmental issues arising in foreign investments in China.

Sager Out, Fox In as General Counsel of DuPont

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 10, 2014

Chemical giant announced the appointment of a new general counsel and the retirement of its longtime legal chief.

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.

At the Federal Circuit, a New Chief Enters in Tough Times

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Sharon Prost, seen as a centrist on patent issues, may help bring her colleagues in line with the Supreme Court.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

At the Federal Circuit, a New Chief Enters in Tough Times

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Sharon Prost, seen as a centrist on patent issues, may help bring her colleagues in line with the Supreme Court.

Breyer Takes Dim View of 'Jewel' Doctrine

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer seems ready to side with law firms fighting the Heller estate over profits earned by former partners.

It's Time for a PTO Director, Hatch Tells Obama

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been without a director for 16 months, and a senior lawmaker is pressuring President Barack Obama to fill the vacancy.

To Attract Star Talent, Take Stock of Equity Options

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

Companies that want rock star top talent must think through the corporate stock structure and plan for their recruitment from day one.

International Firms Flock to Mexico

Susan Beck : Global Lawyer News : January 31, 2014

Sweeping pro-business reforms in the energy and telecom sectors, and in tax, labor and competition laws have created vast opportunities, firms say.

MemorialCare Names a Woman of Distinction as GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

Terri Cammarano is a longtime health-care lawyer with a notable history of pro bono and public service.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Court Allows Whistleblowers to Pursue Claims Against BAE

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

In a setback to BAE Systems Inc. and its lawyers at Foley & Lardner, an appeals court will allow claims to proceed against the military contractor for allegedly retaliating against two purported whistleblowers in violation of the False Claims Act.

Edwards Wildman Launches Public Policy Group

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

Squire Sanders isn't the only Am Law 100 firm seeking to bolster its government relations arm. Edwards Wildman has added four lobbyists from a Boston-based public policy shop to double the size of its practice.

The 22nd Century GC Who Came in From the Cold

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 19, 2014

The low-nicotine cigarette and smoking-cessation company hires a longtime outside counsel as its top lawyer.

Court Rules for Prosecutors in Key Foreign Bribery Case

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2014

In a highly anticipated decision, the Eleventh Circuit on Friday largely sided with federal prosecutors' broad definition of what constitutes a "foreign official" under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The Churn: Patton, Squire Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs add lawyers as their merger talks move toward a resolution, Troutman opens in Charlotte and bankruptcy boutiques get busy.

Lawyers from three firms bring new life to Trump project

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

Foley Latest Firm to Shutter a San Diego Office

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

San Diego, where Baker & McKenzie and Goodwin Procter closed their offices in recent years, will see Foley & Lardner also leave town as the firm consolidates its space and moves up the San Diego Freeway to Del Mar.

A Conflict Minerals Dilemma

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

As the fight over conflict minerals heats up again in court, companies on the sidelines are caught in limbo — with any legal lifeline potentially coming too late to offer much assistance.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

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.

Fee Tracker: Bridgegate, Detroit and Apple

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

Gibson Dunn's Christie tab grows, Jones Day revs it up in Motown and filings by Goodwin Procter and Fried Frank hint at the Apple e-book fight's high cost.

Putting Her on Light Duty? Have a Written Policy

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2014

Don't make it up on the spot; make sure there's a set company policy when recovering employees return to work.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Review 100: Akerman Still Tops Among Florida's Biggest Firms

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 02, 2014

Akerman, Greenberg Traurig and Holland & Knight remained the top three law firms in numbers of attorneys in 2014 based on the Review 100 annual survey of Florida's top law firms.

Predictive Coding Is Here to Stay

Adam Losey : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Judges embrace technology that's no more exotic than a spam filter.

Amid Sterling Row, Skadden Waits in Wings

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

The firm is preparing for a potential court battle with Los Angeles Clippers owner and attorney Donald Sterling.

Supreme Court is Passionate About Patent Law

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wrapped up the term's arguments by showing that its appetite for patent disputes remains unsated.

IP Attorneys Develop Niche Practice for Fashion Industry

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : January 25, 2014

For the past decade, South Florida - especially Miami and Miami Beach - has attracted more artists, musicians and couturiers, and their arrival has energized the intellectual property lawyers who preserve and protect their greatest assets.

Labor Board to Rule if Football Players Can Unionize

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

Football players at Northwestern University will vote today whether to unionize, but the ballots won't be counted until the five politically appointed members of the National Labor Relations Board decide if the student-athletes are in fact university employees.

Law Libraries: The Last Refuge for Print?

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Despite the advantages of e-books, most law libraries remain tied to printed material. What's holding them back?

Without The Aid Of This Foley Partner, $130 Million Bank Merger Might Not Have Happened

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : January 22, 2014

Francisco Cerezo had to merge the hardcore New York law culture with the nuances of Latin America to complete Ecuador's Produbanco's merger with Nicaragua's Promerica.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

New hires and lateral moves in this week's column.

Florida Supreme Court Reverses 3rd DCA Pregnancy Decision

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 17, 2014

Workplace discrimination on the basis of pregnancy is a form of sex discrimination barred under state civil rights law, the Florida Supreme Court ruled.

Foley, Quarles Help Keep Bucks in Wisconsin

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

The Milwaukee-based Am Law 200 firms and Paul Weiss advise on the record-setting sale of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.

EEOC Updates Workplace Religious Garb Guidelines

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 16, 2014

Need help dealing with dress or grooming standards based on religious belief? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has some advice.

The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two prominent hedge fund partners and a privacy practice cochair have left Bingham McCutchen.

PRO: High Court's Lifting of Campaign Finance Limits Sparks Sharp Divide

Cleta Mitchell : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

McCutcheon decision is a victory for freedom of speech.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Erin Murphy joins Arnstein & Lehr's litigation practice group as special counsel to the Chicago office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

In-House Counsel Profile: Ingredion Inc.'s Christine Castellano

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Christine Castellano supervises 19 attorneys in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Roughly half of the work involves transactions, 30 percent employment law and 20 percent litigation.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 04, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

There's No Such Thing as Dumb Publicity

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A coffee shop risks a lawsuit to make a splash.

Feeling Insecure?

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

You should—threats to client confidentiality lurk inside and outside your firm.

Northwestern Players Score Big in Unionization Contest

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

The Northwestern University Wildcats scored an important victory with the National Labor Relations Board in their drive toward scoring full union recognition for players.

Jury: Garbage Truck Fire That Burned Man Not Maker's Fault

VerdictSearch : Daily Business Review : January 26, 2014

'Document Retention' Shouldn't Just Be for Americans

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2014

Many foreign companies don't quite understand the discovery demands of U.S.-style litigation.

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.

Cheers to Antitrust Work in Contested Glass Company Merger

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

With less than a month before trial, two glass makers and the Federal Trade Commission are on the verge of settling the agency's suit challenging the companies' pending $1.7 billion merger—a transaction that's involved dozens of antitrust lawyers from more than 20 firms.

Bryan Cave Opens Miami Office

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 13, 2014

St. Louis-based international law firm Bryan Cave is opening a Miami office with two attorneys who opened DLA Piper's Miami office three years ago.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Jennifer Weiss joins Goulston & Storrs' tax practice as partner in the Boston office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Justice Watch: Going To Court To Fight Counterfeit Merchandise

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2014

Big-name manufacturers are striking back against counterfeit goods in Florida with an increased presence in court and at the port, and by targeting third parties.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

Litigation Multitasking

Jan Wolfe : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A patent licensing company, under fire, is firing back on all pistons.

Microsoft Beats Sanction Ahead of Web Patent Trial

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

Two weeks before trial in a case alleging that Microsoft infringes a patent for Web browsing, Fish & Richardson won a ruling that nixes adverse inference findings against the company.

Lawyers: Objecting to Predictive Coding Is Futile

Adam Losey : Law Technology News : January 25, 2014

While technology-assisted review isn't for every case, judges are becoming savvy about its advantages.

Patent Bar Underwhelmed by Obama's Reform Initiative

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The Obama administration last week expanded its effort to improve the patent system and curb abusive legislation, but intellectual property lawyers said the initiative's limited scope suggested that any major reforms must come from Congress.

FTC Wins $21M Order Against Light Bulb Maker

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

A California federal judge on Thursday ordered a light bulb maker to pay $21 million for exaggerating the performance of its LED bulbs, handing the Federal Trade Commission a significant victory in its quest to crack down on deceptive advertising claims.

FTC Wins $21M Order Against Light Bulb Maker

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

A California federal judge on Thursday ordered a light bulb maker to pay $21 million for exaggerating the performance of its LED bulbs, handing the Federal Trade Commission a significant victory in its quest to crack down on deceptive advertising claims.

Verdict Near in 'Exceptional' Trademark Dispute

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Jurors in California are set to decide whether social networking company Classmates.com infringed on the trademark of sports memorabilia dealer Memory Lane Inc.

Starbucks Takes High Road Against Parodist

Lisa Shuchman : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

In the end it was the Los Angeles County Health Department — not intellectual property law — that forced the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop in Los Angeles to close.

Starbucks Plays It Smart With 'Dumb Starbucks' TM

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

Starbucks hasn't always played its cards well when asserting its intellectual property, but it seems to have made the right call with the satirical "Dumb Starbucks" store.

Starbucks Plays It Smart With 'Dumb Starbucks' TM

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

Starbucks hasn't always played its cards well when asserting its intellectual property, but it seems to have made the right call with the satirical "Dumb Starbucks" store.

The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Five firms have added new partners, while others have announced promotions.

MoFo Helps Pharma Client Craft $4.3 Billion Development Deal

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Establishing a sense of credibility

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A game of three-dimensional chess. That's how Kenneth Lee described the multibillion-dollar battle between the trustee of Lehman Brothers Inc. and the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

Heller Judge Brings Clarity to Clawback Debate

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Four firms fighting the Heller Ehrman estate over revenue earned by former Heller partners on matters they took with them as the firm collapsed got some bad news last week in the form of a ruling laying out how such so-called unfinished business claims should be calculated.