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McCarter & English, LLP

  • Designation: Newark
  • Head Count: 371
  • Gross Revenues: $222,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $600,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $675,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

McCarter & English is a Newark, New Jersey-based law firm. With 381 attorneys, it is the 117th largest firm in the United States according to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings. With respect to revenue, McCarter & English ranked 127th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings with $216,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. McCarter & English is primarily a litigation firm, specializing in mass toxic tort, products liability, and insurance coverage cases. Other practices include bankruptcy and restructuring, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, corporate, securities, financial institutions, and white collar criminal defense. In addition to its Newark, New Jersey headquarters, the firm has offices in locations including Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, Connecticut, and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm completed a merger with the Boston-based law firm of Gadsby Hannah in June 2006. It then merged with Pollack & Kaminsky in October 2009.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 133 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 118 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 72 18 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 164 -12 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Capitol Report

Jena Morrow : New Jersey Law Journal : January 18, 2014

A round-up of action from Trenton.

Courts Limit Exposure for Breach of Warranties

Eduardo J. Glas : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

Eduardo J. Glas of McCarter & English writes for the New York Law Journal: Several recent New York cases involving securitized-mortgage trusts have dealt setbacks to the trusts seeking to enforce contractual rights against the sellers of the mortgages for breach of warranties. Almost unanimously, the courts have been holding that such suits by the trusts are barred by the applicable six-year statute of limitations on breach of contract actions despite contractual language that purports to establish the accrual of the claims not at the time the warranties are made but at a later period.

Silent Threats Most Concerning, Court Security Experts Say

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 18, 2014

The most serious threats to judges come from disappointed litigants who don't openly air their unhappiness, as was illustrated last week when federal agents alleged insurance executive Jeffrey B. Cohen silently amassed a cache of weapons with Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster as his target.

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.

The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals Calendar of Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2014

Today, the litigation and technology committee meeting is set for 12:30 p.m. at the Jenkins Law Library, 833 Chestnut St., Suite 1220. Dan Giancaterino, education services manager of the library, will present a lunch-and-learn titled "Beyond the Walls." He will touch upon the role of the law library in the digital era, electronic research and resources, trends, accessibility and on-site versus remote access. Contact litigation (litigation@philaparalegals.com) or technology (technology@philaparalegals.com) committee chairs to confirm your attendance.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Fair Play Act Targets Commercial Trucking Industry," "Pleading Fraud With Particularity," "Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for Compensating Fact Witnesses" and "Courts Limit Exposure for Breach of Warranties."

Jurisdiction Spat Grinds On in Giants Memorabilia Suit

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Attorneys continue to do battle over federal versus state jurisdiction in a lawsuit by a former memorabilia dealer against the New York Giants.

Courts Limit Exposure for Breach of Warranties

Eduardo J. Glas : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Eduardo J. Glas of McCarter & English writes: Several recent New York cases involving securitized-mortgage trusts have dealt setbacks to the trusts seeking to enforce contractual rights against the sellers of the mortgages for breach of warranties. Almost unanimously, the courts have been holding that such suits by the trusts are barred by the applicable six-year statute of limitations on breach of contract actions despite contractual language that purports to establish the accrual of the claims not at the time the warranties are made but at a later period.

Essex Bar Installs Officers

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

The Essex County Bar Association held its annual election of Officers and Trustees at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.

Firm Financials

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

A look at the yearly numbers behind the 's yearly Top 20, and New Jersey's biggest firms.

Capitol Report

Jena Morrow : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

A round-up of action from Trenton.

The 2014 New Leaders of the Bar

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The 49 lawyers included on this list are those that we decided—after a rigorous evaluation process—are emblematic of a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

N.J. Justices Give OK to Volunteer Lawyers in Bankruptcy Cases

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

The Supreme Court on July 2 cleared the way for more lawyers to take on pro bono bankruptcy work, especially those from larger firms.

N.J. Firms Improve Pro Bono Numbers But Still Lag

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

New Jersey firms showed improvement in their dedication to volunteer work, though there's plenty of room for further gains, a recent survey of national pro bono work at large firms shows.

Fed. Judge Kicks 15 Celexa and Lexapro Cases to State Court

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A federal judge in Camden, N.J., has remanded to state court 15 suits over birth defects in children born to mothers who took Forest Laboratories' antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."

Chancery Slashes Requested Attorney Fee for Computer Misuse Claim

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 02, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery interpreted for the first time how attorney fees should be calculated in a civil case alleging violations of Delaware's Misuse of Computer System Information Act.

Compensating for Long-Term Value Creation in U.S. Public Corporations

Joseph E. Bachelder III : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

In his Executive Compensation column, Joseph E. Bachelder, III of McCarter & English takes a look at the correlation between the long-term incentive compensation of these three categories of performers and long-term value creation in U.S. public corporations that is attributable to them.

Wachtell Partner Departs to Start Exec Comp Boutique

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

Jeremy Goldstein has bid adieu to the Black Rock, the New York headquarters of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he was a partner for the past six years. In launching his own boutique, the 40-year-old Goldstein leaves behind a firm that had the highest profits per partner in the country last year.

NJ Firms Say First-Year Hiring Status Quo, Despite NALP Report

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

NALP reported that first-year associate hiring is increasing at BigLaw, but the trend has yet to manifest itself at many of New Jersey's largest firms and branches.

Special Master Chosen for Argentina Debtors Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Southern District Judge Thomas Griesa has appointed a special master to assist negotiations between Argentina and purchasers of distressed debt from that country.

Ruling Spares Lawyer From Emotional Distress Claim

CHRISTIAN NOLAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 24, 2014

Can unhappy clients sue their lawyers for emotional distress? There has been no guidance on the matter from the appellate courts in Connecticut. Perhaps the most noteworthy case on the topic was decided last year by the Iowa Supreme Court, which ruled that emotional distress damages may be awarded in a legal malpractice case. In that case, Miranda v. Said, an immigration attorney's reckless representation led to the plaintiff's deportation from the country and separation from his wife and children.

Winners and Losers: June 23, 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2014

It was a good week for N.J. law schools, but not so much for the state's taxpayers.

Weil's Reines Objects to Rehearing in DataTern Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 20, 2014

Microsoft, SAP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Edward Reines rejected a losing litigant's contention that Reines' friendship with Federal Circuit Judge Randall Rader tainted an appeal before the court.

Reines Objects to Rehearing in DataTern Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 20, 2014

The Weil Gotshal partner responded Friday on behalf of Microsoft and SAP, calling the petition for rehearing a "cynical" move at odds with Federal Circuit practice.

Suit Over Giants Memorabilia Stays in U.S. Court, for Now

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2014

The New York Giants have won their bid to stay in federal court while defending a lawsuit alleging the team trafficked in bogus memorabilia, though the jurisdiction may be short-lived.

NLJ 350: Northern New Jersey Suffers Big Slide

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Northern New Jersey lies within commuting distance of New York City, but the two areas are worlds apart when it comes to the nation's largest law firms' staffing choices. Among the top 25 U.S. markets, Northern New Jersey's 9.3 percent headcount slide was the steepest last year.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

People in the News - June 16, 2014 - Garden State Bar Association to Host Scholarship and Awards Gala

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

The Garden State Bar Association is set to host its 39th Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Gala on June 21 at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, N.J.

McCarter & English Names Two Partners in Wilmington

: Delaware Law Weekly : January 11, 2014

McCarter & English named two new partners in its Wilmington office.

N.J. Firms Contract in Size Even as Head Counts Up in National Survey

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

As head counts at large U.S. firms grew almost 4 percent on average, the most populous New Jersey firms were heading in the other direction.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 06, 2014

A flawed 'Jewel'? … More Rader fallout … Go for the Gold

Partners for Women and Justice Honor Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Partners for Women and Justice bestowed awards on Michael Long and Michael Lichtenstein of Lowenstein Sandler and members of the Domestic Violence Project of McCarter & English for their contributions.

AstraZeneca Sues Manufacturers of Generic Cancer, Diabetes Drugs

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Drug maker AstraZeneca filed two patent infringement suits in federal court in Trenton, N.J., on Tuesday against drug makers who are seeking to produce knockoffs of its products.

Summer Associate Hiring Falls to A New Low at New Jersey Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Summer hiring at New Jersey firms and branches, which plateaued at well below pre-recession rates in recent years, now has hit a new low.

Court Weighs Fees Owed to Former Firms in Bankruptcy

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Court of Appeals judges appeared skeptical Wednesday about concluding that lawyers are responsible to their former bankrupt firms for fees earned on uncompleted matters they take to their new firms.

N.J. Supreme Court Will Decide if Watchdogs Can Be Whistleblowers

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 04, 2014

A New Jersey Supreme Court case that promises to have a major impact on the scope of whistleblower protection in the state has drawn participation from both sides of the employment bar.

Court Weighs Fees Owed to Former Firms in Bankruptcy

Joel Stashenko : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

State Court of Appeals judges appeared skeptical Wednesday about concluding that lawyers are responsible to their former bankrupt firms for fees earned on uncompleted matters they take to their new firms.

PAE Seeks New Hearing Due to Rader-Reines Conflict

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

DataTern, which faced off on appeal against Weil partner Ed Reines, has asked the Federal Circuit to rehear the case en banc.

N.J. Firms Steady in AmLaw 200, But Two Slide Off the Board

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

New Jersey firms held their ground in the recently released national AmLaw 200 rankings, though two that have made appearances before failed to make the cut.

Five IP Attorneys Leave Novak Druce for Drinker Biddle

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 28, 2014

Intellectual property attorneys Francis DiGiovanni, Jeffrey Eichen, M. Curt Lambert, Zhun Lu and Keith A. Walter Jr. have left Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg to join Drinker Biddle & Reath, both firms have confirmed.

Christie Hires Gibbons Lawyer To Defend Against Whistleblower Suit

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The Christie administration has brought in a private attorney from one of New Jersey's most prominent law firms to take over the defense of a two-year-old whistleblower suit that accuses it of taking over a county prosecution and having the charges dropped in order to protect political cronies.

Nonequity Partner Ranks Swell at N.J. Firms, Per National Trend

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2014

In New Jersey, the proportion of nonequity partners has grown every year, for at least the past eight years, at the 20 firms and branches ranked in the 's most recent annual survey of top-grossing firms.

DataTern Lawyer Asks Rader to Explain Mystery Recusal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

The Federal Circuit's chief judge should detail the conflict that led him to bow out of a case against Microsoft and SAP after it was already decided, McCarter & English argued in Wednesday's letter.

DataTern Lawyer Asks Rader to Explain Mystery Recusal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

The Federal Circuit's chief judge should detail the conflict that led him to bow out of a case after it was already decided, a McCarter & English partner argues.

$12 Million Settlement Ends UConn Law Library Saga

Law Tribune Staff : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 21, 2014

A long-running legal battle over shoddy construction at the University of Connecticut law library has come to an end, as a group of contractors has settled with the state for more than $12 million.

Suit Over N.Y. Giants Memorabilia Sounds in Patent Law, Judge Says

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2014

A federal judge seemed inclined on Friday to keep a memorabilia dealer's lawsuit against the New York Giants in federal court based on a subset of claims alleging that the franchise stole marketing ideas from him.

Amici Briefs From Firms Fault 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A dozen prominent law firms are urging the Court of Appeals to declare as impractical the practice of allowing bankruptcy trustees to pursue profits from matters that partners carry from defunct firms to their new firms, and to find it contrary to nearly a thousand years of legal principle.

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.

For Trial Lawyers Like Paul Rowe, The Courtroom Is the Place To Be

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

"Living the case" is perhaps the watchword for Rowe, who chose decades ago to make trial work his metier and has never looked back.

Federal Circuit Yanks Rader's DataTern Dissent

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 05, 2014

The chief judge is now recused in case over whether companies can go after patent assertion entities that sue their customers.

Daily Decision Service Alert: Vol. 23, No. 83 - April 30, 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Daily decision alert.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

In a string of new leases, several investment companies will join the roster at Boston Properties, 250 W. 55th St., at Eighth Avenue. Also, media group Thomson Reuters, headquartered at 3 Times Square, has signed an expansion lease with at Waterfront Corporate Center II in Hoboken, N.J.

Late Filing Stymies McCarter's Bid For Urban-Enterprise Tax Refund

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

McCarter & English cannot recoup more than $400,000 in sales and use taxes that it paid to New Jersey because it missed the statute of limitations for seeking a refund, a Tax Court judge says.

Litigation Department Of The Year: McCarter & English Litigators Expand Reputation In Wide Range Of Practice Areas

DOUGLAS S. MALAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 29, 2014

When McCarter & English moved into the Connecticut marketplace about a decade ago, there was a general sense the New Jersey-based firm was strong in business litigation. Since then, the firm's leaders like to think the reputation has grown.

Litigation Departments Of The Year 2014

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 28, 2014

What you will likely find most interesting in the articles on the following pages is the incredible array of cases handled by Connecticut firms—an intellectual property case involving a dental manufacturer's patent, an employment law case involving racial slurs, and financial litigation involving allegedly misled investors, to name but a few. If you want to learn just a little more about a practice area that's not your own, this is a painless way to do it.

Litigation Departments Of The Year 2014

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 28, 2014

The Connecticut Law Tribune's annual Litigation Departments of the Year competition was truly a case study. We had well over 30 law firms submit nearly 60 applications, with some firms opting to compete in more than one category. We picked 15 winners.

Sills Cummis' Gross and Net Down, But Profits per Partner Are Stable

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Sills Cummis & Gross, one of New Jersey's largest and perennially highest-grossing firms saw a drop-off in revenue and a sharp decline in net profits in the last fiscal year.

Large N.J. Firms Sluggish in Revenue, Profits

Ronald J. Fleury : New Jersey Law Journal : January 25, 2014

New Jersey's bellwether firms continued in 2013 the retrenchment that began a year earlier, as revenues stayed virtually flat while profits abated slightly.

Fraud on U.S. Patent Office Leads to $26M Verdict Against 3M Company

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 22, 2014

Violating antitrust law through a fraud on the Patent Office will cost 3M Company more than $26 million in damages, almost all of it in legal fees to its adversary in the patent litigation.

Report of the Supreme Court Working Group on Business Litigation

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Notice to the bar.

Capitol Report

Jena Morrow : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

A recap of legislative actions in Trenton of interest to attorneys.

Calendar

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Weekly calendar of law-related events.

IP Attorney Pezzner to Leave Novak Druce for Drinker Biddle

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 09, 2014

Intellectual property attorney Ashley I. Pezzner is set to leave Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg to join Drinker Biddle & Reath, Novak Druce senior partner Jeff Bove has confirmed.

Court OKs Attack on DataTern Patents by SAP, Microsoft

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

After DataTern accused dozens of SAP and Microsoft customers of patent infringement, the two companies sprang into action and used declaratory judgment actions to knock out DataTern's patents in 2012. The Federal Circuit blessed that tactic on Friday, but with some reservations.

Litigation Departments of the Year

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

The results of the 's second annual venture into rating law firm litigation departments for excellence. Awards are given in general, commercial, employment, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, product liability and real estate litigation.

A Backbone for Products Liability Defense

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

McCarter & English's Products Liability group has a long tenure of service as national and regional counsel, defense medical counsel and lead counsel in consolidated and multidistrict litigations across a broad range of industries.

Making Law While Protecting Policyholders

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

McCarter & English's insurance litigators, a core group of a multifaceted litigation department, is prominent in the market of policyholders' counsel in coverage matters.

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

Vaughn Sought Change to Distance Bench From Former Judge's Stance

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 02, 2014

In a rare move, Delaware Superior Court President Judge James T. Vaughn Jr. has asked the Delaware Supreme Court to amend a footnote in a dissenting opinion to reflect that an opinion issued by former Superior Court Judge Peggy L. Ableman did not speak for the entire court.

Court Weighs Easing of Ethics Rules To Promote Pro Bono in Bankruptcy

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2014

The New Jersey Supreme Court is considering whether ethics strictures should be relaxed to facilitate appearances of volunteer lawyers for debtors in bankruptcy cases.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Honors Five

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund honors five local lawyers, Kristen Polovoy, of counsel with Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, is a Burlington County Freeholders' "Outstanding Woman of the Year," and Evan Mandery speaks at the Rutgers' Annual Evangelides Lecture.

District Court Defines Managerial Role in LLCs

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 26, 2014

An individual who performs some, but not all, of the managerial duties for a limited liability company and is not listed as a manager in the entity's LLC agreement cannot be sued as a manager under Delaware's LLC Act, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

HAP Investments has added general counsel, McCarter & English has added two partners and Joshua Friedman has been elected president of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Norberto Quintana joins Holland & Knight's financial-services practice as partner in the New York office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Giants, Manning Seek Dismissal of Suit Over Bogus Team Memorabilia

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning are asking for dismissal of a sports memorabilia dealer's suit claiming that his business dealings with the team landed him in criminal trouble

Executive Compensation Under Dodd-Frank: an Update

Joseph E. Bachelder III : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

In his Executive Compensation column, Joseph E. Bachelder of McCarter & English summarizes the current status of regulation projects under Dodd-Frank Sections 951 through 957, covering executive compensation.

Gibbons Revenue Stays Flat in 2013, First Growth Stagnation in a Decade

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Gibbons, one of New Jersey's top-earning and most populous homegrown firms, saw revenues stay essentially flat in fiscal 2013—the first year it failed to grow revenue in a decade.

Memorabilia Dealer Wants His Suit Against Giants Back in State Court

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A former sports memorabilia dealer suing the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning over allegedly bogus helmets and jerseys is asking that the suit be moved back to New Jersey state court.

Governor Announces 16 Nominees For Superior Court

KAREN ALI : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 14, 2014

When people talk about the Sweet 16 this time of year, it's usually a reference to top teams in the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament. But this March, the reference can be made to the 16 attorneys nominated by Gov. Dannel Malloy for Superior Court judgeships.

Password Protection Fails to Preserve Document as Trade Secret

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 12, 2014

Using a computer password as the only protection for sensitive corporate documents is not enough to preserve the information as a trade secret under Delaware law, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

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.

N.J. Federal Judges Work on Plan For Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

A committee of federal judges in New Jersey is expected to hammer out a plan by the end of the month to manage more than 600 hundred suits filed by insureds against flood insurance carriers over Superstorm Sandy claims.

McCarter & English 2013 Revenues Boosted by Bankruptcy, Tax Work

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

McCarter & English, one of New Jersey's largest and most well-established firms, enjoyed good revenue growth in fiscal 2013 led by strong performance in its bankruptcy and tax practices.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

The Churn: Dentons Continues Heenan Blaikie Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Dentons hires a total of 46 attorneys from failed Canada firm Heenan Blaikie; Akerman adds three new litigators in its month-old Chicago office; and a former White House adviser joins Akin Gump.

Federal Court To Hear Suit Accusing Giants of Dealing Bogus Sports Gear

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A lawsuit by a sports memorabilia dealer who allegedly received bogus items from the New York Giants, quarterback Eli Manning and others in the team has been sent to federal court.

Birdsall Bankruptcy Settlement Would Let Employees' Lawyers Retain Fees

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A proposed settlement in the Birdsall Services Group bankruptcy would allow 13 law firms to keep more than half a million dollars in fees incurred by officers and employees who were under investigation in the pay-to-play scandal that brought down the company.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Six firms announce new hires, while Sheppard Mullin, Baker & McKenzie and Stroock announce new partners.

Capitol Report

Jena Morrow : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

A round-up of action from Trenton.

Chandler to Lead Search for New Chancellor

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 19, 2014

Gov. Jack Markell has appointed former Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor William B. Chandler III to lead the Judicial Nominating Commission, an 11-member task force responsible for recommending candidates to fill judicial vacancies. Chandler's first order of business on the JNC will be to identify candidates for the Chancery Court chancellor opening created by current Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr.'s promotion to Supreme Court chief justice.

Markell Names Former Chancellor Chandler to Lead JNC

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 19, 2014

Gov. Jack Markell has appointed former Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor William B. Chandler III to lead the Judicial Nominating Commission, an 11-member task force responsible for recommending candidates to fill judicial vacancies. Chandler's first order of business on the JNC will be to identify candidates for the Chancery Court chancellor opening created by current Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr.'s promotion to Supreme Court chief justice.

The Score: Paul Weiss Drops Wells Report, Helps Client Buy Easton

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

Roughly a year after reaping $3.6 million to conduct an internal investigation of the NBA players' union, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner Ted Wells released Friday the results of his inquiry into the Miami Dolphins bullying imbroglio. Wells' firm also took the lead this week counseling a client on its $330 million acquisition of struggling Easton-Bell Sports' baseball and softball business. Meanwhile, Davis Polk and Covington, respectively, helped Comcast and the NFL ink a pair of major TV rights deals.

Lowenstein Revenue Growth Fueled By Spike in Transactional Practice

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Lowenstein Sandler, one of New Jersey's highest-grossing home-grown firms, enjoyed strong revenue growth last year thanks largely to a marked rise in transactional work.

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.

Perfumer Dodges Flavor Behemoth's $80M Trade Secrets Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

After a long and hard-fought jury trial, a team from McCarter & English persuaded a jury to reject an $80 million trade secrets case that the fragrance and flavor giant Givaudan SA brought against a prominent perfumer and his new company.

People in the News - February 5, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2014

Archer & Greiner attorney Salvatore M. DeBunda was re-elected to a second three-year term as president of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association by members of the statewide organization, which represents owners and trainers of horses that race at Parx Racing.

McCarter Branches Into Beltway, Acquiring D.C. Energy Law Firm

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

McCarter & English, New Jersey's largest firm, has expanded its East Coast footprint by opening shop in the nation's capital.

On The Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Announcements about lawyers, firms and judges.

Giants, Manning Sued for Allegedly Dealing Bogus Sports Memorabilia

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A civil suit filed in New Jersey state court accuses New York Giants insiders of passing off bogus collectibles and of framing a sports memorabilia dealer who ended up ensnared in a federal investigation.

The Churn: Dechert and MoFo's Revolving Door, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Morrison & Foerster hires the Justice Department's top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcer Charles Duross, while Dechert's white-collar and securities litigation cochair Benjamin Rosenberg is poised to leave his firm to become the New York County District Attorney's Office's next general counsel. Meanwhile, a Paul Weiss litigation partner is headed for the nonprofit sector. .

Bogus Court-Appearance Notices Can Email Viruses, Lawyers Told

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Courts around the country are circulating warnings about virus-bearing emails that purport to be notices of court hearings.

Partners for Women and Justice Thank Volunteer Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Notice to the bar.

Capitol Report

Jena Morrow : New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A round-up of action from Trenton in the final days of the lame duck session.

People in the News - January 23, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2014

Philip D. Amoa, a corporate attorney from McCarter & English's Philadelphia office, was elected to the board of directors of Philadelphia VIP.