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Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 891
  • Gross Revenues: $364,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $410,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $670,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith has 891 attorneys and is the 32nd largest firm in the United States.  With $364,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 87th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, NJ, NV, NY, PA, RI, SC, TX, WA and WV.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 87 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 87 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 30 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 1 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

After Bingham Bolt-On, Morgan Lewis Subleases Unused Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 24, 2015

Less than a year after agreeing to absorb the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has agreed to sublease space in Boston that it agreed to move into last year, before its combination with the former was finalized in January.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 03, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lewis Brisbois' Atlanta Office Adds Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 30, 2015

Continuing its hiring spree, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith added three new partners in June from a mix of large and small firms: Frank Brannen from King & Spalding, Jason Wright from Morris Manning & Martin and Terry Finnerty from Ford & Finnerty.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

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

Attorneys Debate Effectiveness of Circuit Professionalism Panels

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : June 25, 2015

The Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism has panels in every circuit to mentor misbehaving lawyers and correct their behavior.

Doyle Sworn in as New Chief Judge of Court of Appeals

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : June 24, 2015

Making official a quick rise to the top leadership role at the Georgia Court of Appeals, Sara Doyle was sworn in as the court's chief judge on Wednesday.

Cozen, McKenna Long at Opposite Ends of Growth Spectrum

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

With the NLJ 350 inspiring law firms to size up their competitors this week, we took a look at the Am Law 200 firms that saw their legal ranks fluctuate the most through the first six months of 2015.

Expansion Strategy a Factor In Nelson Brown's Decline

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 09, 2015

It took less than two years for Nelson Brown & Co., formerly Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, to transform from an expanding, profitable insurance boutique to the nearly shuttered business that sources say is winding down.

Panel Sees More Data Breach Litigation on the Horizon

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2015

A panel of national data-security attorneys agreed at a cybersecurity conference Tuesday that data breach litigation is expanding in almost every way, and big changes are coming soon.

Last Name Partner Leaves Nelson Brown

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 02, 2015

Michael R. Nelson, the last remaining name partner of Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein, has left the firm to join Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Law Firm Laptops Are No Laughing Matter

J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens : Daily Report : June 01, 2015

When 14 attorneys left the law firm of Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton to join Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, they took their firm-issued laptops with them. Needless to say, the Nelson Levine firm was none too thrilled.

In-House Counsel Profile: Bowlmor AMF Corp.'s Rick Chung

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

"I know the processes that need to be put in place to create a foundation for adequate growth."

Nelson Brown, Lewis Brisbois Settle Lawsuits Against Each Other

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : May 15, 2015

Lawsuits that Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein and Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith attorneys leveled at each other over allegedly stolen laptops and withheld bonuses have been resolved.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

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

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

Con Ed Has Right to Contractor's Files, Panel Finds

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 23, 2015

A judge was "too harsh" when she denied Consolidated Edison Inc.'s request for the litigation files of a contractor in the massive steam pipe explosion that rocked midtown Manhattan in July 2007, a sharply divided panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, ruled Tuesday.

Key Steps to Take When Hit by a Sanctions Motion

J. Randolph Evans : Daily Report : April 20, 2015

Motions for sanctions have become commonplace in modern-day litigation. For many litigators, it is a routine tool to increase the stakes. Fortunately, most courts recognize weak motions as little more than litigation tactics and treat them accordingly.

Panel Rejects Amendment as 'Patently Devoid of Merit'

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

A trial court erred in allowing the family of two brothers who died in a 2007 elevator accident to add an allegation of gross negligence and demand punitive damages in their lawsuit against the property owner and the elevator operator, an appellate court ruled.

Patchwork of State Laws Adds to Data-Breach Headaches

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Businesses want a consistent and clear standard, says Morgan Lewis' Reece Hirsch, but the federal government probably won't be able to deliver one any time soon.

West Palm Firm Helps Station Owner Avoid Damages From Gas Fire

Francisco Alvarado Special to the Review : Daily Business Review : April 09, 2015

A St. Augustine gas station and neighboring property went up in flames when a fire eurpted during tanker refueling.

Discrimination Suit Claims Nelson Brown Had 'Frat House' Culture

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 09, 2015

The former heads of the subrogation unit of what is now Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein ran the department like a "frat house" and discriminated against the female attorneys working there, a former associate at the firm has alleged in a lawsuit.

Newsmakers: Week of March 30

: Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Harvey Heller and Keith Short have joined Coats Rose as of counsel in the firm's real estate practice group in Houston.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 30, 2015

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

Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015: Defense Association of New York

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : March 30, 2015

When Gary Rome took the helm of the nonprofit Defense Association of New York in June 2014, this lack of women and minority defense litigators and firm partners was high on his priority list. "Are we just going to talk about diversity, or are we actually going to train diverse attorneys and teach them what it takes to obtain clients, what it takes to climb the ladder?" he said.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

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

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Llp

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

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Llp

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

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith L is an USA-based law firm.  

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 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

After Bingham Bolt-On, Morgan Lewis Subleases Unused Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 24, 2015

Less than a year after agreeing to absorb the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has agreed to sublease space in Boston that it agreed to move into last year, before its combination with the former was finalized in January.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 03, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lewis Brisbois' Atlanta Office Adds Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 30, 2015

Continuing its hiring spree, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith added three new partners in June from a mix of large and small firms: Frank Brannen from King & Spalding, Jason Wright from Morris Manning & Martin and Terry Finnerty from Ford & Finnerty.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

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

Attorneys Debate Effectiveness of Circuit Professionalism Panels

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : June 25, 2015

The Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism has panels in every circuit to mentor misbehaving lawyers and correct their behavior.

Doyle Sworn in as New Chief Judge of Court of Appeals

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : June 24, 2015

Making official a quick rise to the top leadership role at the Georgia Court of Appeals, Sara Doyle was sworn in as the court's chief judge on Wednesday.

Cozen, McKenna Long at Opposite Ends of Growth Spectrum

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

With the NLJ 350 inspiring law firms to size up their competitors this week, we took a look at the Am Law 200 firms that saw their legal ranks fluctuate the most through the first six months of 2015.

Expansion Strategy a Factor In Nelson Brown's Decline

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 09, 2015

It took less than two years for Nelson Brown & Co., formerly Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, to transform from an expanding, profitable insurance boutique to the nearly shuttered business that sources say is winding down.

Panel Sees More Data Breach Litigation on the Horizon

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2015

A panel of national data-security attorneys agreed at a cybersecurity conference Tuesday that data breach litigation is expanding in almost every way, and big changes are coming soon.

Last Name Partner Leaves Nelson Brown

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 02, 2015

Michael R. Nelson, the last remaining name partner of Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein, has left the firm to join Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Law Firm Laptops Are No Laughing Matter

J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens : Daily Report : June 01, 2015

When 14 attorneys left the law firm of Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton to join Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, they took their firm-issued laptops with them. Needless to say, the Nelson Levine firm was none too thrilled.

In-House Counsel Profile: Bowlmor AMF Corp.'s Rick Chung

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

"I know the processes that need to be put in place to create a foundation for adequate growth."

Nelson Brown, Lewis Brisbois Settle Lawsuits Against Each Other

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : May 15, 2015

Lawsuits that Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein and Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith attorneys leveled at each other over allegedly stolen laptops and withheld bonuses have been resolved.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

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

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

Con Ed Has Right to Contractor's Files, Panel Finds

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 23, 2015

A judge was "too harsh" when she denied Consolidated Edison Inc.'s request for the litigation files of a contractor in the massive steam pipe explosion that rocked midtown Manhattan in July 2007, a sharply divided panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, ruled Tuesday.

Key Steps to Take When Hit by a Sanctions Motion

J. Randolph Evans : Daily Report : April 20, 2015

Motions for sanctions have become commonplace in modern-day litigation. For many litigators, it is a routine tool to increase the stakes. Fortunately, most courts recognize weak motions as little more than litigation tactics and treat them accordingly.

Panel Rejects Amendment as 'Patently Devoid of Merit'

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

A trial court erred in allowing the family of two brothers who died in a 2007 elevator accident to add an allegation of gross negligence and demand punitive damages in their lawsuit against the property owner and the elevator operator, an appellate court ruled.

Patchwork of State Laws Adds to Data-Breach Headaches

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Businesses want a consistent and clear standard, says Morgan Lewis' Reece Hirsch, but the federal government probably won't be able to deliver one any time soon.

West Palm Firm Helps Station Owner Avoid Damages From Gas Fire

Francisco Alvarado Special to the Review : Daily Business Review : April 09, 2015

A St. Augustine gas station and neighboring property went up in flames when a fire eurpted during tanker refueling.

Discrimination Suit Claims Nelson Brown Had 'Frat House' Culture

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 09, 2015

The former heads of the subrogation unit of what is now Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein ran the department like a "frat house" and discriminated against the female attorneys working there, a former associate at the firm has alleged in a lawsuit.

Newsmakers: Week of March 30

: Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Harvey Heller and Keith Short have joined Coats Rose as of counsel in the firm's real estate practice group in Houston.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 30, 2015

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

Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015: Defense Association of New York

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : March 30, 2015

When Gary Rome took the helm of the nonprofit Defense Association of New York in June 2014, this lack of women and minority defense litigators and firm partners was high on his priority list. "Are we just going to talk about diversity, or are we actually going to train diverse attorneys and teach them what it takes to obtain clients, what it takes to climb the ladder?" he said.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

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

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

More Profiles:
Choose A Law Firm

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

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

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

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

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith is an USA-based law firm.  

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 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

After Bingham Bolt-On, Morgan Lewis Subleases Unused Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 24, 2015

Less than a year after agreeing to absorb the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has agreed to sublease space in Boston that it agreed to move into last year, before its combination with the former was finalized in January.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 03, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lewis Brisbois' Atlanta Office Adds Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 30, 2015

Continuing its hiring spree, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith added three new partners in June from a mix of large and small firms: Frank Brannen from King & Spalding, Jason Wright from Morris Manning & Martin and Terry Finnerty from Ford & Finnerty.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

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

Attorneys Debate Effectiveness of Circuit Professionalism Panels

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : June 25, 2015

The Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism has panels in every circuit to mentor misbehaving lawyers and correct their behavior.

Doyle Sworn in as New Chief Judge of Court of Appeals

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : June 24, 2015

Making official a quick rise to the top leadership role at the Georgia Court of Appeals, Sara Doyle was sworn in as the court's chief judge on Wednesday.

Cozen, McKenna Long at Opposite Ends of Growth Spectrum

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

With the NLJ 350 inspiring law firms to size up their competitors this week, we took a look at the Am Law 200 firms that saw their legal ranks fluctuate the most through the first six months of 2015.

Expansion Strategy a Factor In Nelson Brown's Decline

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 09, 2015

It took less than two years for Nelson Brown & Co., formerly Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, to transform from an expanding, profitable insurance boutique to the nearly shuttered business that sources say is winding down.

Panel Sees More Data Breach Litigation on the Horizon

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2015

A panel of national data-security attorneys agreed at a cybersecurity conference Tuesday that data breach litigation is expanding in almost every way, and big changes are coming soon.

Last Name Partner Leaves Nelson Brown

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 02, 2015

Michael R. Nelson, the last remaining name partner of Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein, has left the firm to join Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Law Firm Laptops Are No Laughing Matter

J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens : Daily Report : June 01, 2015

When 14 attorneys left the law firm of Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton to join Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, they took their firm-issued laptops with them. Needless to say, the Nelson Levine firm was none too thrilled.

In-House Counsel Profile: Bowlmor AMF Corp.'s Rick Chung

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

"I know the processes that need to be put in place to create a foundation for adequate growth."

Nelson Brown, Lewis Brisbois Settle Lawsuits Against Each Other

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : May 15, 2015

Lawsuits that Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein and Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith attorneys leveled at each other over allegedly stolen laptops and withheld bonuses have been resolved.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

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

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

Con Ed Has Right to Contractor's Files, Panel Finds

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 23, 2015

A judge was "too harsh" when she denied Consolidated Edison Inc.'s request for the litigation files of a contractor in the massive steam pipe explosion that rocked midtown Manhattan in July 2007, a sharply divided panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, ruled Tuesday.

Key Steps to Take When Hit by a Sanctions Motion

J. Randolph Evans : Daily Report : April 20, 2015

Motions for sanctions have become commonplace in modern-day litigation. For many litigators, it is a routine tool to increase the stakes. Fortunately, most courts recognize weak motions as little more than litigation tactics and treat them accordingly.

Panel Rejects Amendment as 'Patently Devoid of Merit'

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

A trial court erred in allowing the family of two brothers who died in a 2007 elevator accident to add an allegation of gross negligence and demand punitive damages in their lawsuit against the property owner and the elevator operator, an appellate court ruled.

Patchwork of State Laws Adds to Data-Breach Headaches

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Businesses want a consistent and clear standard, says Morgan Lewis' Reece Hirsch, but the federal government probably won't be able to deliver one any time soon.

West Palm Firm Helps Station Owner Avoid Damages From Gas Fire

Francisco Alvarado Special to the Review : Daily Business Review : April 09, 2015

A St. Augustine gas station and neighboring property went up in flames when a fire eurpted during tanker refueling.

Discrimination Suit Claims Nelson Brown Had 'Frat House' Culture

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 09, 2015

The former heads of the subrogation unit of what is now Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein ran the department like a "frat house" and discriminated against the female attorneys working there, a former associate at the firm has alleged in a lawsuit.

Newsmakers: Week of March 30

: Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Harvey Heller and Keith Short have joined Coats Rose as of counsel in the firm's real estate practice group in Houston.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 30, 2015

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

Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015: Defense Association of New York

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : March 30, 2015

When Gary Rome took the helm of the nonprofit Defense Association of New York in June 2014, this lack of women and minority defense litigators and firm partners was high on his priority list. "Are we just going to talk about diversity, or are we actually going to train diverse attorneys and teach them what it takes to obtain clients, what it takes to climb the ladder?" he said.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

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

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.