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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 1,334
  • Gross Revenues: $1,230,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $920,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,550,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a national law firm based in Philadelphia. It is the 13th highest grossing law firm in the United States with $1,084,500,000 in gross revenue for 2010 according to The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100. The firm has ranked in the top 20 of the annual Am Law 100 rankings since 1985. With 1,239 attorneys, Morgan, Lewis ranked fourteenth on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, the firm ranked as the 17th highest grossing law firm in the world. In addition to the firm's flagship Philadelphia office, the firm has large offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Morgan, Lewis has offices in a number of European cities, including Brussels and London, as well as an office in Tokyo. The firm's practice areas include antitrust, business and finance, e-commerce, a German practice group, international dispute resolution, life sciences litigation, and tax law.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 12 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 12 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 14 0 Lawyer head count
The A-List 33 7 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 59 -26 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 78 5 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 40 26 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 5 -5 Summer programs

In the News

Malpractice Suit Against Morgan Lewis Dismissed

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 24, 2014

Accounting and consulting firm BDO Seidman LLP missed the deadline for bringing a legal malpractice lawsuit against Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

Brooklyn AUSA Tapped for Deputy Post in D.C.

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Marshall Miller, the criminal division chief of the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office, has been tapped as the top deputy for the U.S. Department of Justice's criminal division.

Denn Puts in for AG's Race as Biden Announces Bid for Governor

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 23, 2014

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced last week that he will run for governor in 2016 and not seek reelection in November. Lt. Gov. Matt Denn declared his intent to succeed Biden as attorney general only a few days later.

Low Turnout for 'Low T' Drug Lawsuit Filings, Attorneys Say

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2014

Several attorneys in the products liability arena say there are significantly fewer testosterone therapy drug cases being filed nationwide than initially expected.

Executive Actions Target 'Patent Trolls,' Abusive Practices

Eric Kraeutler and Andrew Whitney : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

The last few years have been eventful for patent law in the United States. Since the modern Patent Act was enacted in 1952, there were only modest amendments for nearly 60 years. The most significant changes to the Patent Act came in 2011, when President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Saveri's fee fight … A heart-stopping injunction … Hibb-Hibb-Hooray

Judge to Weigh Uber's ADR Mandate for Drivers—Again

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen has already deemed the arbitration agreement to be potentially misleading and coercive. But the company's lawyers aren't giving up.

Morgan Lewis Scores Three Straight Wins For Danish Company

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

Mark Zelek led a Miami team for Morgan Lewis & Bockius that defeated age-discrimination lawsuits file by two women and a man.

And The Litigation Department Of The Year Is...

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 15, 2014

Once again, the Daily Business Review is recognizing the achievements of law firms litigation departments in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as two lifetime achievement awards.

Life Sciences Lawyer Leaves DLA Piper for King & Spalding

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

Thomas Duley joined King & Spalding's Palo Alto office as a partner.

Lawyers Say Court Didn't Tip Its Hand on Act 13 Ruling

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2014

The Commonwealth Court has yet to decide whether the remaining Act 13 amendments of 2009 to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act can stand following the state Supreme Court's ruling invalidating several provisions as unconstitutional, but that hasn't stopped it from issuing a separate ruling interpreting its original jurisdiction under Act 13 in the meantime.

Pa. Firms Can't Take 'Field of Dreams' Approach to Growth

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2014

Pennsylvania law firms have largely focused their growth initiatives outside of the state with an eye toward capturing market share by opening offices in new cities. But recruiters from some of the most sought-after locales for Pennsylvania firms said the firms are going to have to tailor their approach if they want to be successful.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Settlements Pending for Los Angeles Schools, Homeless

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Pro bono organization Public Counsel has inked two class action settlements that would reinstitute funds to struggling schools and homeless residents in the Los Angeles area affected by California’s budget crisis.

Union Can Intervene in Phila. Newspaper Litigation

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 09, 2014

A union representing employees of Philadelphia-area newspapers can intervene in a lawsuit over the dissolution of The Philadelphia Inquirer's parent company, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled. The union seeks to intervene in the case so it can request that the company's assets be sold in a public auction and to participate as a bidder if an auction is ordered.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Richter to Retire

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Richter will retire in October after serving three decades on the bench.

Drinker Biddle CMO Departure Latest Marketing Move

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2014

The once-ephemeral tenure of chief marketing officers among Am Law 200 firms has, for many, morphed into a much longer-term position as the legal marketing industry has matured. But nothing lasts forever.

A Strong Year in Workplace Dispute Defense

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

By any measure, Morgan Lewis & Bockius' 15-lawyer labor and employment practice in New Jersey had a busy and productive year in 2013.

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.

IPO With Paul Weiss Link Delayed Amid 'Flash Boys' Furor

: The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

With the storm kicked up by Michael Lewis' new book about high-frequency trading continuing to swirl, Virtu Financial—a high-speed trading outfit headed by former Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison corporate partner Douglas Cifu—has pushed back its planned initial public offering. Paul Weiss is just one of several Am Law 100 firms with ties to the controversial industry.

How To Market a Commercial Litigation Practice: Experts Opine

Stacy West Clark : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Practical tips from marketing experts on how litigators can grow their book of business on a regular basis.

People in the News - April 2, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Danielle Banks presented, "Church Members in Conflict: Limitations on Civil Court Jurisdiction," at the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges' mid-annual meeting in Philadelphia.

People in the News - April 1, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

Melanie A. Leney of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads' Cherry Hill, N.J., office was elected to the board of trustees of the Alice Paul Institute, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote gender equality.

Shearman Assists on SunGard Spinoff

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

The firm is advising SunGard Data Systems on the spinoff of its availability services unit into an independent company with roughly $1.4 billion in annual revenue. Meanwhile, Davis Polk is also advising on a spinoff, with Credit Suisse Asset Management transferring ownership of its DLJ Merchant Banking Partners private equity unit to the fund's managers.

HP Reaches $57 Million Deal to End Class Action Over WebOs

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 01, 2014

Hewlett-Packard shocked investors when it pulled the plug on the company's much-touted WebOs operating system and signaled a wholesale shift in business strategy. Now HP and its lawyers at Morgan Lewis and Gibson Dunn have agreed to a $57 million settlement to make investor claims over the episode go away.

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.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

: New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "International Arbitration in New York and Miami," "Mediating With a Litigation Committee or Trust," "'Arbitrating Against Non-Signatories: The Current State of Play," and "Boundaries of the FAA and Reverse Preemption Under the McCarran-Ferguson Act."

The Legal's Women of the Year

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

The Legal's editorial staff recently set out to select our Women of the Year, in which we highlight the achievements of top women lawyers across the state. Our staff examined our archives and asked for insight from respected legal professionals in coming up with our list of honorees. The scope of our search was broad, looking at women working at law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies and anywhere else that lawyers are able to make an impact.

Pierce O'Donnell Finds New Home at L.A. Boutique

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Former Kaye Scholer litigation partner Pierce O'Donnell, a legendary Los Angeles trial lawyer who held on to his California law license despite serving almost 60 days in prison two years ago after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, has agreed to join Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger as of counsel.

Arbitrating Against Non-Signatories: The Current State of Play

John Dellaportas : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

John Dellaportas, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, writes: It is generally thought that those who have not signed an arbitration agreement cannot be compelled to arbitrate. While that is often the case, like most legal rules, it has its exceptions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has recognized five such exceptions, and courts have cited each as supporting arbitral jurisdiction over a non-signatory to an arbitration clause in a contract signed by other parties.

Fisher & Phillips Continues Steady Growth

Greg Land : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Despite what managing partner Roger Quillen described as continuing downward pressure on billing rates, Fisher & Phillips saw its revenue climb by 4.5 percent in 2013, to $139.5 million

SEC Appoints Associate Regional Director in Philadelphia

Isobel Markham : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that it has named G. Jeffrey Boujoukos as the new associate regional director for enforcement in its Philadelphia office.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Differences Between Information Governance and Records Management

Stephanie "Tess" Blair and Tara Lawler : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2014

Given the exploding volume of data that organizations in the United States create and store, and the steady diet of compliance, data security, privacy and discovery obligations they face, information governance is garnering a lot of attention these days.

The Churn: Bingham Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Bingham & McCutchen loses a real estate finance partner to Holland & Knight and litigator to Stubbs Alderton Markiles; Greenberg Traurig adds a former FINRA enforcement counsel; and Holland & Hart absorbs a Salt Lake City tax boutique.

Gay-Friendly Policies Can Help Law Firms, Advocates Say

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A work environment that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers is not only fundamentally fair, it can boost the bottom line. That was the message of Out in Law, a daylong event at New York University School of Law this month.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

How to Market a Commercial Litigation Practice: Experts Opine

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

Commercial litigators have long bemoaned the episodic nature of their practice—and used it, dare I say, as a crutch or rationale for not engaging in active business development. While they may not know when or where their next case is coming from, there are definite steps they can take to ensure the case does come their way.

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

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

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

Onetime Informant Accuses Ex-Business Partner of Extortion

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A onetime informant against the mob claims his former Ivy League-educated business partner has attempted to shake him down along with several prominent law firms, businessman Donald Trump and even a federal prosecutor.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

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

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

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.

Stroock's Miami Managing Partner Caught Up In New York Suit

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2014

Ron Kriss, managing partner of the Miami office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, has been implicated in a New York lawsuit against his son, Jody Kriss, involving New York real estate investment company Bayrock Group.

Legal Department of the Year: Exelon Corp.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

When Exelon Corp. absorbed Constellation Energy Group Inc. in 2012, the legal department spread word of its values with Constellation colleagues whose department had lacked internal diversity or pro bono programs.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

Treehouse Sets Off Flurry of Suits Against Keurig

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

Following in Treehouse Food's footsteps, Grant & Eisenhofer has sued Keurig Green Mountain, accusing the single-serve coffee brewer of scheming to monopolize the market. Several others, including McKool Smith and Motley Rice, have filed similar suits in recent days.

Litigator of the Week: Rollin Chippey II of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 13, 2014

Chippey not only helped secure a $520 million verdict for firm client Asahi Kasei Pharma, but also successfully blocked an appeal by high-priced counsel from Quinn Emanuel that drew formidable amicus support from the business community.

Justices Won't Disturb $400 Million Verdict in Pharma Dispute

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Technology companies represented by Durie Tangri's Michael Page had asked the state Supreme Court to revisit a First District ruling they see as threatening.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Rebecca Baker : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

When Matthew Biben was tapped to lead the legal diversity committee for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in late 2012, his upbringing had already prepared him for the task. "I had a strong grandmother and mother," he said. "I always had strong women around me, and that fostered a sense of equality."

U.S. Cuts Legal Tab in Half

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

The federal government spent about half as much to resolve lawsuits as it did during 2012, doling out $1.7 billion from the Judgment Fund — an open-ended account that the Treasury Department uses to pay legal judgments and settlements.

Morgan Lewis Poaches From Bingham in Three Cities

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

Bingham McCutchen energy partner Mark Williams, tax partner Daniel Nelson, investment management partner Gerald Kehoe and corporate of counsel Ann Chamberlain are leaving the firm's offices in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. For Bingham, the latest lateral losses come on the heels of the firm's worst financial performance in six years.

Leslie Caldwell Wins Committee Approval to Lead Criminal Division

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced the nomination of veteran white-collar defender Leslie Caldwell to lead the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Leslie Caldwell Wins Committee Approval to Lead Criminal Division

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced the nomination of veteran white-collar defender Leslie Caldwell to lead the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

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

Morgan Lewis Hires Chief Operating Officer From Dechert

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has announced Anthony Licata has joined the firm as its first chief operating officer, effective Tuesday. Licata comes to the firm from Dechert, where he also served as COO.

Rethinking Pa. Class Actions Challenging Public M&A

Steven A. Reed and Jason H. Wilson : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

In what has been a familiar trend in courts around the country, shareholders of public companies have increasingly brought putative class actions challenging publicly announced mergers and acquisitions. These class actions, in which the named plaintiffs purport to represent the interests of all shareholders of the acquired company, typically allege that the agreed upon deal price is too low, that the process used to reach the deal was unfair, and that the disclosures in the proxy or tender offer materials are inadequate.

People in the News - March 4, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

Former Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge James Lineberger is set to receive the Philadelphia District Attorney Alumni Association's annual Raymond J. Harley Award.

INADMISSIBLE: Tanya Chutkan Breezes Through Hearing

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan sailed through her Feb. 25 confirmation hearing, setting her up for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plus more in this week's column.

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.

What Are Derivatives? ESMA Seeks Consistency Among EU Members

Isobel Markham : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

The European Securities and Markets Authority has written to the European Commission seeking clarification of the term "derivatives" as it is understood under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Patently Hopeful

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Tech companies are delighted to see a new PTO open up in the neighborhood.

Unrest in Ukraine Ripples Through Global 100 Firms

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

Baker & McKenzie, Chadbourne & Parke, Clifford Chance, Dentons, DLA Piper and Squire Sanders have all seen business at their offices in Kiev grind to a halt this month amid clashes between opposition forces and security services loyal to former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Tyrrell, Patton Boggs May Part Ways Amid Merger Push, Newark Closing

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

Patton Boggs, which is engaged in preliminary merger talks with Squire Sanders after announcing the closure of its Newark office this week, could see one of its top partners head for the door. James Tyrrell Jr., a member of the firm's executive committee and head of its toxic tort and product liability practice group, joined Patton Boggs in a high-profile lateral move in 2006. He also took on a controversial case representing indigenous Ecuadoreans suing energy giant Chevron, which has complicated Patton Boggs' efforts to find a merger partner. As it happens, Squire Sanders has its own ties to the South American nation.

Acting Head of DOJ Criminal Division to Step Down

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

Mythili Raman, the acting head of the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, will step down in March, the department announced today.

Top Laterals 2013 - Kenneth S. Komoroski

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Just over two years after 
joining Norton Rose Fulbright to help open 
its Pittsburgh-area office, 
energy and environmental compliance attorney Kenneth Komoroski left the firm in October to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Pittsburgh along with a team of associates.

PTO Makes a Home Where the Patents Are

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2014

Silicon valley tech companies are delighted to see a branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office open up in the neighborhood.

How Latham Cracked the Houston Market

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 25, 2014

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

People in the News - February 21, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

Anastasia Joseck joined Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young as manager of recruitment in the firm's human resources department.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.

Phila. Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Del. LLC Dissolutions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has exclusive jurisdiction to oversee the dissolution of a Delaware LLC, a Philadelphia judge ruled in dismissing a petition by a faction of the feuding owners of The Philadelphia Inquirer to have the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas handle the matter.

When Is Using Predictive Coding the Ideal Choice?

Stephanie "Tess" Blair and Tara S. Lawler : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

It is safe to assume that at this point most litigators are familiar with the term predictive coding. It is touted as a cure for most of what ails the discovery process and excoriated as a symptom of legal commoditization. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. When used under the right circumstances, it can genuinely improve the quality of document review and significantly reduce costs. To realize those benefits, however, it is important to understand what predictive coding can and cannot achieve, and to understand when and how to use it in any particular case.

Shearman Adds Nuclear Power Partner in Tokyo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

George Borovas was previously head of international nuclear projects for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Risk Management — Beware of the Enforcers

George J. Terwilliger III : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

The government will fix its focus on the health care, energy and manufacturing sectors in 2014.

DOJ Criminal Division Nominee Outlines Enforcement Priorities

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Veteran white-collar defender Leslie Caldwell told Congress last week she would apply criminal laws with equal force if confirmed as the next head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division.

Top Litigation Department Awards Recognize Six Firms

Staff report : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2014

For general litigation, Akerman is being recognized for its work as a large firm, White & Case as a midsized firm and Podhurst Orseck as a small firm.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

People in the News - February 13, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Julie Uebler of Uebler Law is set to be a featured speaker during the "Wonder Women's Week" events produced by the New Leaf Club in Lower Merion, Pa.

White-Collar Defender Leslie Caldwell Sails Through Confirmation Hearing

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 11, 2014

Leslie Caldwell cleared her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill today with no outward opposition to her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division.

White-Collar Defender Leslie Caldwell Sails Through Confirmation Hearing

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 11, 2014

Leslie Caldwell cleared her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill today with no outward opposition to her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division.

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.

White-Collar Defender Leslie Caldwell Up For Prosecutor Job

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

Leslie Caldwell spent the last decade defending Fortune 500 companies and CEOs in criminal matters. On Tuesday, the Senate takes up her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, where she'd be on the other side of the courtroom.

White-Collar Defender Leslie Caldwell Up For Prosecutor Job

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

Leslie Caldwell spent the last decade defending Fortune 500 companies and CEOs in criminal matters. On Tuesday, the Senate takes up her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, where she'd be on the other side of the courtroom.

Bressler Amery Opens Alabama Shop With Securities, Employment Lawyers

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Bressler, Amery & Ross of Florham Park, N.J., has established a Birmingham, Ala., office with 11 lawyers from Maynard, Cooper & Gale, a 200-plus- lawyer firm in that city.

Pa. Trust Income-Tax Planning in the Wake of

John Boxer and Christina Fournaris : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

The American chemist and one-time Pennsylvania resident Robert L. McNeil Jr. amassed his personal fortune primarily through the development and mass commercialization of the pain reliever Tylenol.

The Churn: Yankees President Heads to Jackson Lewis, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Randy Levine, team president of the New York Yankees, has left Akin to join the New York office of Jackson Lewis as of counsel. Meanwhile, Covington adds two financial M&A partners in Washington, D.C., and Gibson Dunn lands new partners in Los Angeles and New York.

Judge OKs Settlement In Price-Fixing Suit

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

Three major manufacturers of zippers, snaps, buttons and hooks have settled for $17.6 million with a class of thousands of plaintiffs in a multidistrict litigation case alleging price-fixing.

Taking It All the Way to Trial, or Acting 'As If'

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

When the U.S. Marshals Service seized the booth of a Chinese tire maker at a Las Vegas trade show and confiscated its contents, it was an unambiguous message from Weisbrod Matteis & Copley: Pay up.

Growing Into a Longer Title; and Other Moves

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Glatfelter's new GC now has four distinct roles at the specialty paper company; and other new occupants of the general counsel's office.

Fee Tracker: Super Bowl, Patent Battles and More

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

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

Give Your Referral Sources a Ton of Tender Loving Care

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

A powerful radio station seems to be overtaking the airwaves and brainwaves. The name of the station is WIIFM. The call letters translate into "what's in it for me" and all of us are listening to it 24/7. I am not saying that this is a bad thing—just that it is a reality and one that lawyers have to accept to properly market their services.

People in the News - January 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Flaster Greenberg shareholders Kevin Greenberg and Bill Skinner are set to discuss recent changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

Drug Company Taps Big Gun to Fight $400 Million Verdict

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

After defeat in the First District, Swiss pharmaceutical firm Actelion has turned to Quinn Emanuel's Kathleen Sullivan to take its case to the California Supreme Court.

Morgan Lewis Wins $131M Verdict in Cochlear Implant IP Row

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

A federal jury in Los Angeles handed a $131 million damages award to the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, finding that Australian hearing implant maker Cochlear Ltd. infringed two of its patents. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton represented Cochlear at trial.

Top Laterals of 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

Each year, we at The Legal take a look back at all the lateral moves in Pennsylvania in an effort to determine the 10 most important lateral hires of the previous year. Profiles of the top laterals and details about each move will be included in our Top Lateral Hires of 2013 supplement. Here is our list of top laterals and this year's runners-up.

Truck Stop Chains Set to Settle With Class for $130 Mil.

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

Lawyers representing a proposed class of about 4,000 independent truck stops announced Tuesday that they've reached a $130 million settlement in their antitrust lawsuit against leading trucker fleet payment card company Comdata Inc., as well as three national truck-stop chains.

Comdata Settles Antitrust Suit with Independent Truck Stops

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 22, 2014

Lawyers from Berger & Montague, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein have reached a $130 million settlement on behalf of a proposed class of about 4,000 independent truck stops that filed an antitrust suit against Comdata Inc. and three national truck stop chains.

The Bankruptcy Files: Freedom Taps McGuireWoods for Chapter 11

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

McGuireWoods is advising Freedom Industries, the company responsible for a recent chemical spill that prompted drinking water bans that affected 300,000 West Virginians, on its Chapter 11 filing. Meanwhile, Skadden and Kirkland are dominating the market on bankruptcy work amid a dearth of large filings and the latter is among the Am Law 100 firms handling out-of-court restructurings for clients like Altegrity, Brookstone and M*Modal.

The Churn: Ted Kennedy Jr. Joins Epstein, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Epstein Becker hires Ted Kennedy Jr. in Connecticut; Reed Smith launches a Kazakhstan office with two Dewey alumni; and a former political adviser in Florida joins Shutts & Bowen.

Drill Baby Drill! $740 Million Pending Sale of Drilling Business

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2014

Varel International Energy Services Inc. of Carrollton is using lawyers from King & Spalding for its pending sale to Sandvik AB for about $740 million. Sandvik, a Swedish high-technology engineering company, turned to lawyers from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Fifth Circuit Resolves Fight Over Bank Leases

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2014

In a ruling that's a history lesson as much as a breach of contract decision, the Fifth Circuit found that JP Morgan Chase Bank must assume the leases of the failed Washington Mutual Bank it bought for $1.8 billion.

Zillow Inc.

George Erb : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Paper-N-Pizza: For Apollo's Lawyers, It's All M&A

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

Friday night just got more fun for five Am Law 100 firms. Paul Hastings, Paul Weiss, Ropes & Gray, Wachtell, and Weil are grabbing a slice of private equity giant Apollo Global Management's $1.3 billion buy of CEC Entertainment, the parent of family restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese's. Meanwhile, Paul Weiss and four other firms are advising on an Apollo-backed company's $1.4 billion buy of specialty paper maker NewPage Holdings.

Amid Practice Leader Losses, Dorsey Plots Turnaround

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

A year after an abrupt management change spurred a firmwide restructuring, three practice group leaders have recently left Dorsey & Whitney for positions elsewhere. Departures aside, Dorsey managing partner Kenneth Cutler tells The Am Law Daily that the firm's gross revenue rose last year for the first time in six years against the backdrop of a shifting legal landscape that has seen leading Minneapolis-based rivals Faegre & Benson and Leonard, Street and Deinard strike merger deals.

The 2014 Litigation Power Rankings

: The American Lawyer : January 15, 2014

The 25 firms whose litigators have fared the best in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year competition since it launched in 2002.

More Women Partners at Pa. Firms, but Overall Ranks Stagnant

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Even as the percentage of women partners has increased over the last decade, female lawyers continue to make up less than one-third of the attorney population at Pennsylvania's 100 largest law firms, according to data tracked by Legal sibling publication PaLaw magazine.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 13, 2014

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

Leading M&A Transactions-Target or Acquirer Based in N.J.-2013

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Leading M&A transactions with the target or acquirer based in N.J. in 2013.

Clinic Not Liable for Nurse's Breach to Patient's Girlfriend

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

An upstate health clinic is not liable for the confidentiality breach that occurred when one of its nurses revealed to a patient's girlfriend that he had a sexually transmitted disease, the state Court of Appeals decided Thursday.

Woolery to Take Leadership of Cadwalader in 2015

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has named corporate cochair James Woolery to become head of the firm. Woolery, a Kentucky native and former business development chair at Cravath, Swaine & Moore who left his role as cohead of North American M&A at JPMorgan Chase last year to become Cadwalader's first deputy chair, will succeed W. Christopher White as chairman on Jan. 1, 2015.

The Churn: Sidley Picks Up Weil Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses another lawyer to Sidley Austin; a renewable energy team in Chicago, San Francisco and New York joins Morgan, Lewis & Bockius from Foley & Lardner; and Edwards Wildman Palmer makes a string of hires around the country.

Akin Acts on Landmark Israeli-Palestinian Natural Gas Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

A pair of Dewey & LeBoeuf defectors now with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are advising the Palestinian Power Generation Company on a 20-year, $1.2 billion deal to purchase natural gas from Israel's Leviathan offshore gas field. Meanwhile, several other energy-related transactions announced this week have yielded roles for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Vinson & Elkins.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

SF Firms See Flurry of Lateral Moves

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Reed Smith Partner Jumps to Sheppard

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

Federal District Courts Welcomed New Leadership, Eyed Major Social Issues

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

Same-sex marriage—an issue that ramped up nationally following a pair of U.S. Supreme Court cases this year—swept into the district courts of Pennsylvania, each of which also changed leadership this year.

The Churn: Greenberg Raids Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2013

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a corporate partner in Washington, D.C., and three intellectual property lawyers in Texas; Winston & Strawn hires an energy lawyer in Hong Kong from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; and a Dorsey & Whitney partner becomes New York City's new corporation counsel.

Calif. Law Firm Leaders Look Ahead to 2014

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 31, 2013

California-based managing partners close the book on 2013 with some cause for optimism. Fenwick's Kathryn Fritz says clients are asking law firms to "reinvent themselves from within."

Special Master Probing Delays in Health Net Class Settlement Payout

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 31, 2013

Administration of a $215 million class action settlement with a health insurer is under a microscope as a special master investigates delays in payments to class members.

The American Lawyer's Newsmakers of 2013

Ross Todd, Hillary Flynn, and Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2013

A slew of lawyers found themselves in new, sometimes unexpected roles in 2013—and made news while doing so.

The American Lawyer's Newsmakers of 2013

Ross Todd, Hillary Flynn, and Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2013

Change is good—at least that's what wew're told. Last year was a good one to test this proposition, as a slew of lawyers found themselves in new, sometimes unexpected roles—and made news while doing so.

Firms See Notable Mergers And Changes in Leadership

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

2013 was marked by a record number of law firm combinations, but some deals were star-crossed; John Edwards returns to the practice.

Law Firm Leaders Look Ahead to 2014

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 27, 2013

Managing partners close the book on 2013 with some cause for optimism. Fenwick's Kathryn Fritz says clients are asking law firms to "reinvent themselves from within."

Am Law 100 Trio Leads on $1.6 Billion Medical Supply Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2013

Buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in medical supply company Ikaria, the maker of a treatment for infantile respiratory failure. Kirkland is advising Madison Dearborn, while the target is being represented by Fried Frank and Wilmer.

Court Reverses $27.6 Mil. Personal Injury Verdict Again

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has for the second time tossed out a $27.6 million verdict awarded to a woman and her husband who said she was injured while taking part in a promotional video for an artificial knee implant.

Cold Remedy: Am Law 100 Firms Load Up on Pharma M&A

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2013

Pharmaceutical M&A got a late-year shot in the arm, with nearly $10 billion in deals involving major industry players like AstraZeneca and Bayer as 2013 came to a close. A bevy of Am Law 100 firms led by Covington, Kirkland, Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, and Weil have grabbed lead roles on the transactions.

For Large Law Firms, 2013 Was a Year of Expansion, Pseudo-Mergers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2013

For Pennsylvania's large law firms, 2013 was a year of office expansion and pseudo-mergers.

Prison Reform, Civil Liberties on List of Top DOJ Challenges

TODD RUGER : The National Law Journal : January 23, 2013

Prison reform, the protection of civil liberties and the fight against fraud are among the top management challenges that face the U.S. Department of Justice in the new year, according to the department's inspector general.

Newsmakers - Dec. 23

: Texas Lawyer : January 23, 2013

Marilea Lewis, has become managing shareholder and chief operating officer of Godwin Lewis in Dallas, effective Dec. 1. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

People in the News - December 20, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

The Philadelphia Bar Association announced that Howard L. Meyers, a senior partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' business and finance practice in Philadelphia, is set to receive the business law section's Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award.

Real Estate Roundup: Alston Snags Former Dewey Space

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, large law firms are addressing their office needs in cities across the country by either renewing existing leases or signing new ones.

Bryan Cave Elects New Chair

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2013

When Washington, D.C.-based white-collar and securities enforcement lawyer Therese Pritchard takes over Bryan Cave's top leadership role in October from Don Lents, she'll be the first woman and first partner outside of St. Louis to lead the firm in its 140-year history.

Name Plaintiff in No-Poach Case Killed by Sheriff's Deputy

Max Taves : The Recorder : January 18, 2013

First District Upholds $400 Million Verdict Against Swiss Drugmaker

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 18, 2013

Name Plaintiff in No-Poach Case Killed by Sheriff's Deputy

Max Taves : The Recorder : January 18, 2013

A name plaintiff in the no-poach litigation against some of Silicon Valley's largest companies was killed last week by a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy, who said he feared for his life.

Could Philadelphia Be the Next Houston?

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2013

Look at a map of the shale formations in Pennsylvania and it's immediately apparent that the southeastern portion of the state is the proverbial odd man out in terms of oil and natural gas reserves.

Recommind Makes Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Again

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 12, 2013

The e-discovery and data management company comes in at no. 241 of Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 list of fastest growing technology media companies in North America.

Amid Deal Doldrums, Energy M&A Still Flows to Some Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Though the volume of energy-related M&A transactions has dipped to a nine-year low, Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fulbright, Vinson & Elkins and White & Case are closing out 2013 by grabbing leading roles on a spate of big deals tied to the industry.

Tech Circuit: Soundtrack Edition

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 10, 2013

After planes, trains, buses, bicycles, subways and roller skates, we catch up with recent moves.

Jump in IPOs Means a Boost For Corporate Lawyers in 2013

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 10, 2013

Corporate practices may not be in the midst of a booming fourth-quarter M&A market like the one that marked the end of 2012, but they have had a bright spot in 2013 thanks to the spate of IPO filings throughout the year.

Kane Wants Out of Same-Sex Marriage Suit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 10, 2013

The second challenge to be brought in federal court against Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage should take a similar tack to the first and focus on the state's secretary of Health and secretary of Revenue, the attorney general suggested in a motion filed today.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

Abbie Maliniak joins Davis Wright Tremaine's health care practice as of counsel to the Los Angeles office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Litigation Departments of the Year

: The Recorder : January 06, 2013

See what put these firms at the head of the field in The Recorder's inaugural contest.

People in the News - December 6, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2013

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is set to host a webinar "The FCC Cracks Down on Telemarketing Again" from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 10.

Uber Hits a Pothole

Max Taves : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Litigation Dept. of the Year: Labor & Employment Finalist Morgan Lewis

mtaves@alm.com : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Have the State's Largest Firms Grown Under New Leaders?

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2013

In less than six years, 10 of the 14 Pennsylvania firms listed in the Am Law 200 have announced or completed changes to the uppermost tier of their leadership structures following long, successful tenures.

Pennsylvania Firms Not Looking To Move Back-Office Locations

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2013

From Wheeling to Lexington and Dayton to Tallahassee, U.S. law firms have increasingly looked to move back-office operations to less expensive geographic markets in an effort to save on rent and employee compensation.

Kaye Scholer Partner Jumps to Jenner

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 02, 2013

2014 Forecast: Pa. Firms Will Likely Grind It Out Again

Hank Grezlak : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2013

The best that most Pennsylvania law firms can expect in terms of revenue growth in 2014 is between 3 and 7 percent, according to a review of both local and national surveys, as well as several years' worth of reported financials and discussions with longtime legal industry observers.

Quartet of Private Equity Deals Yield Roles for Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2013

Baker & McKenzie, Drinker Biddle, Freshfields, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright, Skadden and Womble Carlyle led the way as several large firms landed lead roles advising buyout shops BC Partners, Odyssey Investment Partners, Permira and Thoma Bravo on nearly $3.9 billion in transactional work around the Thanksgiving holiday.

How the Toyota MDL Settlement Happened

David Hechler : Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2013

On the day after Christmas 2012, Toyota Motor North America announced that it had agreed to settle a giant class action over the sudden, unintended acceleration of some of its vehicles. It was the kind of announcement that was guaranteed to draw attention.

The Settlement Scorecard

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Toyota paid more than $1 billion to settle the economic damages MDL on sudden acceleration. So why do some observers say the company won?

Vegas, Baby!

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2013

Information governance and records management are flirting with electronic data discovery. Expect fireworks.

How to Get Started When You Only Have a Few Clients

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

Lately, I have been meeting with lots of lawyers who fall into two categories. First, those that have come out of senior legal positions within the government and therefore have no clients, and second, midlevel partners who have toiled for firm clients and have very little origination on their own.

Strong Fourth Quarter Buoyed Firm Finances in 2012

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

When it came through 2012's financial performance, Pennsylvania's largest law firms saw everything from small to double-digit rises in most of the key metrics.

Eaton Corp. Loses Misconduct Appeal 9-0

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2013

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled against the Eaton Corporation and let stand a trial judge's severe sanctions against the company for legal misconduct. The unanimous decision wasn't even close.

Utilities Win Waste Fee Fight

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

In a major win for the nuclear power industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered the government to quit collecting annual fees from nuclear plant owners for the disposal of radioactive waste.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 22, 2013

Sullivan & Cromwell has elected seven partners, while Littler Mendelson, Greenberg Traurig and Winston & Strawn are among the firms announcing new additions.

Who Won in the Toyota MDL Settlement?

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : January 22, 2013

Toyota paid more than $1 billion to settle the economic damages MDL on sudden acceleration. So why do some observers say the company won?

First District Ready to Affirm $400 Million Verdict in Pharma Feud

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 21, 2013

Pennsylvania Firms Rank High on Client Service List

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania's largest law firms also appear to be some of the most highly thought of among the largest purchasers of legal services—Fortune 1000 corporate counsel.

Pa. Firms Rank High on Client Service List

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania's largest law firms also appear to be some of the most highly thought of among the largest purchasers of legal services—Fortune 1000 corporate counsel.

Morgan Lewis, Gibson Dunn, King & Spalding Lead as Roark Dines on CKE

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Apollo Global Management has agreed to sell its majority stake in CKE Restaurants—the parent of fast food chains Hardee's, Carl's Jr., and Green Burrito—to Atlanta-based private equity firm Roark Capital Group for an undisclosed sum. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is acting as lead counsel to CKE on the deal, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is advising the company's senior management and King & Spalding is representing Roark.

No First Amendment Right for Online Impersonators

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2013

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that online commenters have no constitutional right to falsely attribute nonsatirical postings to someone with a direct connection to the subject matter.

Locke Lord's MP Clements Weighs in on Patton Boggs Talks

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2013

Last week, The Am Law Daily spoke with Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry about the potential merger his firm is discussing with Locke Lord. Now Locke Lord managing partner Jerry Clements, who 50 years ago this week gave a yellow rose to President John F. Kennedy on a visit to Texas, shares her thoughts about Swiss vereins, her firm's expansion efforts and a possible tie-up with Patton Boggs.

Juggling Region's Pitfalls

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2013

In-house counsel navigate a mosaic of red flag issues, regulations and risks in Latin America.

License to Drill

Carlos Harrison : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2013

From Mexico to Brazil, firms eagerly await energy reforms that will spawn big deals, big returns for clients in Latin America.

A Ten-Year Look at Who Gets the Most Work

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Amid Merger Talks, Patton Boggs MP Touts Strategic Plan

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2013

Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry told The Am Law Daily on Thursday that his firm's merger talks with Locke Lord and its latest round of layoffs are part of a broader plan that also includes changes to its long-standing "eat what you kill" compensation system and a push to expand in California, New York, Texas and abroad.

Pepper Hamilton Announces Opening of Silicon Valley Office

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2013

Pepper Hamilton has opened a Silicon Valley office with the addition of three intellectual property partners from Goodwin Procter, the firm announced Tuesday.

A New Name, New Ownership and a New GC for Novitex

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2013

Sharon Ferko is the new general counsel at Novitex Enterprise Solutions, formerly known as Pitney Bowes Management Services.

Nov. 13: The 2013 NLJ Regulatory Summit

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Top attorneys in Washington who focus on regulatory law and policy will share their insights on Nov. 13 about what to expect from federal agencies in 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress.

With Appeal Pending, Gloves Come Off in Pharmaceutical Feud

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 08, 2013

Morgan Lewis partner Christopher Banks is fighting to hold on to a $400 million award for Japan's Asahi Kasei Pharma.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2013

Shook, Hardy & Bacon opens a Seattle office with Microsoft's former chief patent counsel; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hires a Department of Justice veteran; and a former U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona joins Steptoe & Johnson. .

Morgan Lewis, Magic Circle Help Ukraine Find Energy Freedom

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2013

In a deal that could have huge geopolitical implications, Chevron has signed a $10 billion shale gas exploration and production-sharing agreement with the Ukrainian government, which hopes to end its dependence on natural gas imported from Russia. Morgan Lewis and leading Ukrainian firm Asters have landed roles advising the country's government, while Clifford Chance is representing Chevron.

INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Circuit Nominee Blocked from Bench

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2013

President Obama's three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit appear to be in trouble, and they may need Democrats to employ the "nuclear option" to ever make it to the bench. Plus more in this week's column.

How Pa.'s Investment Management Practice Shrank

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2013

Six years after bringing an investment management practice to Philadelphia-based Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, partner Laura Anne Corsell and of counsel Don E. Felice have left to join Newark-based McCarter & English's Philadelphia office.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

In Legal Fights, Uber Tries to Defy Labels

Max Taves : The Recorder : January 01, 2013

Trigger Happy?

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

The EEOC is accused of suing without first attempting required conciliation.

Morgan Lewis Advises Newfield Exploration On Malaysia Exit

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 31, 2013

The Texas-based oil and gas company is selling its Malaysian offshore interests for $898 million to SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd. in an all-cash deal.

Asia Deal Digest: October 31, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 31, 2013

* Rajah & Tann on a $1.1 billion bid for a Chinese food company* Morgan Lewis helps a Texas oil company make a Malaysian exit* Squire Sanders and White & Case line up for U.S. cloud computing acquisitions by Japan's NTT

Key Elements of an Effective Bring-Your-Own-Device Policy

Scott A. Milner and James P. Walsh Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2013

Employee-owned devices, particularly smartphones and tablets, are increasingly used in the workplace. Although many employers have gone to significant expense to equip their workforces with such devices, more and more employees rely on their own devices, in a trend known as bring your own device. BYOD offers advantages for both employee and employer.

Upper Devonian Shales Could Lead to More Energy Work

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2013

By now, most Pennsylvanians have heard of the overlapping Marcellus and Utica shales. But there's a third layer of shales sitting atop both of them in Southwestern Pennsylvania that has the oil and gas industry, and by extension the legal industry, buzzing.

Tech Circuit: Vegas, Baby! Edition

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 29, 2013

ARMA International's Conference and Expo 2013 makes it clear that e-discovery is child's play compared to information governance and management.

Over Drug Company's Protest, Federal Circuit OKs Venue Change

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 28, 2013

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In the News

Malpractice Suit Against Morgan Lewis Dismissed

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 24, 2014

Accounting and consulting firm BDO Seidman LLP missed the deadline for bringing a legal malpractice lawsuit against Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

Brooklyn AUSA Tapped for Deputy Post in D.C.

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Marshall Miller, the criminal division chief of the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office, has been tapped as the top deputy for the U.S. Department of Justice's criminal division.

Denn Puts in for AG's Race as Biden Announces Bid for Governor

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 23, 2014

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced last week that he will run for governor in 2016 and not seek reelection in November. Lt. Gov. Matt Denn declared his intent to succeed Biden as attorney general only a few days later.

Low Turnout for 'Low T' Drug Lawsuit Filings, Attorneys Say

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2014

Several attorneys in the products liability arena say there are significantly fewer testosterone therapy drug cases being filed nationwide than initially expected.

Executive Actions Target 'Patent Trolls,' Abusive Practices

Eric Kraeutler and Andrew Whitney : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

The last few years have been eventful for patent law in the United States. Since the modern Patent Act was enacted in 1952, there were only modest amendments for nearly 60 years. The most significant changes to the Patent Act came in 2011, when President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Saveri's fee fight … A heart-stopping injunction … Hibb-Hibb-Hooray

Judge to Weigh Uber's ADR Mandate for Drivers—Again

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen has already deemed the arbitration agreement to be potentially misleading and coercive. But the company's lawyers aren't giving up.

Morgan Lewis Scores Three Straight Wins For Danish Company

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

Mark Zelek led a Miami team for Morgan Lewis & Bockius that defeated age-discrimination lawsuits file by two women and a man.

And The Litigation Department Of The Year Is...

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 15, 2014

Once again, the Daily Business Review is recognizing the achievements of law firms litigation departments in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as two lifetime achievement awards.

Life Sciences Lawyer Leaves DLA Piper for King & Spalding

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

Thomas Duley joined King & Spalding's Palo Alto office as a partner.

Lawyers Say Court Didn't Tip Its Hand on Act 13 Ruling

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2014

The Commonwealth Court has yet to decide whether the remaining Act 13 amendments of 2009 to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act can stand following the state Supreme Court's ruling invalidating several provisions as unconstitutional, but that hasn't stopped it from issuing a separate ruling interpreting its original jurisdiction under Act 13 in the meantime.

Pa. Firms Can't Take 'Field of Dreams' Approach to Growth

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2014

Pennsylvania law firms have largely focused their growth initiatives outside of the state with an eye toward capturing market share by opening offices in new cities. But recruiters from some of the most sought-after locales for Pennsylvania firms said the firms are going to have to tailor their approach if they want to be successful.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Settlements Pending for Los Angeles Schools, Homeless

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Pro bono organization Public Counsel has inked two class action settlements that would reinstitute funds to struggling schools and homeless residents in the Los Angeles area affected by California’s budget crisis.

Union Can Intervene in Phila. Newspaper Litigation

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 09, 2014

A union representing employees of Philadelphia-area newspapers can intervene in a lawsuit over the dissolution of The Philadelphia Inquirer's parent company, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled. The union seeks to intervene in the case so it can request that the company's assets be sold in a public auction and to participate as a bidder if an auction is ordered.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Richter to Retire

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Richter will retire in October after serving three decades on the bench.

Drinker Biddle CMO Departure Latest Marketing Move

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2014

The once-ephemeral tenure of chief marketing officers among Am Law 200 firms has, for many, morphed into a much longer-term position as the legal marketing industry has matured. But nothing lasts forever.

A Strong Year in Workplace Dispute Defense

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

By any measure, Morgan Lewis & Bockius' 15-lawyer labor and employment practice in New Jersey had a busy and productive year in 2013.

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.

IPO With Paul Weiss Link Delayed Amid 'Flash Boys' Furor

: The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

With the storm kicked up by Michael Lewis' new book about high-frequency trading continuing to swirl, Virtu Financial—a high-speed trading outfit headed by former Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison corporate partner Douglas Cifu—has pushed back its planned initial public offering. Paul Weiss is just one of several Am Law 100 firms with ties to the controversial industry.

How To Market a Commercial Litigation Practice: Experts Opine

Stacy West Clark : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Practical tips from marketing experts on how litigators can grow their book of business on a regular basis.

People in the News - April 2, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Danielle Banks presented, "Church Members in Conflict: Limitations on Civil Court Jurisdiction," at the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges' mid-annual meeting in Philadelphia.

People in the News - April 1, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

Melanie A. Leney of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads' Cherry Hill, N.J., office was elected to the board of trustees of the Alice Paul Institute, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote gender equality.

Shearman Assists on SunGard Spinoff

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

The firm is advising SunGard Data Systems on the spinoff of its availability services unit into an independent company with roughly $1.4 billion in annual revenue. Meanwhile, Davis Polk is also advising on a spinoff, with Credit Suisse Asset Management transferring ownership of its DLJ Merchant Banking Partners private equity unit to the fund's managers.

HP Reaches $57 Million Deal to End Class Action Over WebOs

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 01, 2014

Hewlett-Packard shocked investors when it pulled the plug on the company's much-touted WebOs operating system and signaled a wholesale shift in business strategy. Now HP and its lawyers at Morgan Lewis and Gibson Dunn have agreed to a $57 million settlement to make investor claims over the episode go away.

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.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

: New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "International Arbitration in New York and Miami," "Mediating With a Litigation Committee or Trust," "'Arbitrating Against Non-Signatories: The Current State of Play," and "Boundaries of the FAA and Reverse Preemption Under the McCarran-Ferguson Act."

The Legal's Women of the Year

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

The Legal's editorial staff recently set out to select our Women of the Year, in which we highlight the achievements of top women lawyers across the state. Our staff examined our archives and asked for insight from respected legal professionals in coming up with our list of honorees. The scope of our search was broad, looking at women working at law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies and anywhere else that lawyers are able to make an impact.

Pierce O'Donnell Finds New Home at L.A. Boutique

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Former Kaye Scholer litigation partner Pierce O'Donnell, a legendary Los Angeles trial lawyer who held on to his California law license despite serving almost 60 days in prison two years ago after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, has agreed to join Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger as of counsel.

Arbitrating Against Non-Signatories: The Current State of Play

John Dellaportas : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

John Dellaportas, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, writes: It is generally thought that those who have not signed an arbitration agreement cannot be compelled to arbitrate. While that is often the case, like most legal rules, it has its exceptions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has recognized five such exceptions, and courts have cited each as supporting arbitral jurisdiction over a non-signatory to an arbitration clause in a contract signed by other parties.

Fisher & Phillips Continues Steady Growth

Greg Land : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Despite what managing partner Roger Quillen described as continuing downward pressure on billing rates, Fisher & Phillips saw its revenue climb by 4.5 percent in 2013, to $139.5 million

SEC Appoints Associate Regional Director in Philadelphia

Isobel Markham : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that it has named G. Jeffrey Boujoukos as the new associate regional director for enforcement in its Philadelphia office.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Differences Between Information Governance and Records Management

Stephanie "Tess" Blair and Tara Lawler : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2014

Given the exploding volume of data that organizations in the United States create and store, and the steady diet of compliance, data security, privacy and discovery obligations they face, information governance is garnering a lot of attention these days.

The Churn: Bingham Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Bingham & McCutchen loses a real estate finance partner to Holland & Knight and litigator to Stubbs Alderton Markiles; Greenberg Traurig adds a former FINRA enforcement counsel; and Holland & Hart absorbs a Salt Lake City tax boutique.

Gay-Friendly Policies Can Help Law Firms, Advocates Say

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A work environment that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers is not only fundamentally fair, it can boost the bottom line. That was the message of Out in Law, a daylong event at New York University School of Law this month.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

How to Market a Commercial Litigation Practice: Experts Opine

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

Commercial litigators have long bemoaned the episodic nature of their practice—and used it, dare I say, as a crutch or rationale for not engaging in active business development. While they may not know when or where their next case is coming from, there are definite steps they can take to ensure the case does come their way.

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

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

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

Onetime Informant Accuses Ex-Business Partner of Extortion

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A onetime informant against the mob claims his former Ivy League-educated business partner has attempted to shake him down along with several prominent law firms, businessman Donald Trump and even a federal prosecutor.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

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

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

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.

Stroock's Miami Managing Partner Caught Up In New York Suit

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2014

Ron Kriss, managing partner of the Miami office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, has been implicated in a New York lawsuit against his son, Jody Kriss, involving New York real estate investment company Bayrock Group.

Legal Department of the Year: Exelon Corp.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

When Exelon Corp. absorbed Constellation Energy Group Inc. in 2012, the legal department spread word of its values with Constellation colleagues whose department had lacked internal diversity or pro bono programs.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

Treehouse Sets Off Flurry of Suits Against Keurig

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

Following in Treehouse Food's footsteps, Grant & Eisenhofer has sued Keurig Green Mountain, accusing the single-serve coffee brewer of scheming to monopolize the market. Several others, including McKool Smith and Motley Rice, have filed similar suits in recent days.

Litigator of the Week: Rollin Chippey II of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 13, 2014

Chippey not only helped secure a $520 million verdict for firm client Asahi Kasei Pharma, but also successfully blocked an appeal by high-priced counsel from Quinn Emanuel that drew formidable amicus support from the business community.

Justices Won't Disturb $400 Million Verdict in Pharma Dispute

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Technology companies represented by Durie Tangri's Michael Page had asked the state Supreme Court to revisit a First District ruling they see as threatening.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Rebecca Baker : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

When Matthew Biben was tapped to lead the legal diversity committee for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in late 2012, his upbringing had already prepared him for the task. "I had a strong grandmother and mother," he said. "I always had strong women around me, and that fostered a sense of equality."

U.S. Cuts Legal Tab in Half

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

The federal government spent about half as much to resolve lawsuits as it did during 2012, doling out $1.7 billion from the Judgment Fund — an open-ended account that the Treasury Department uses to pay legal judgments and settlements.

Morgan Lewis Poaches From Bingham in Three Cities

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

Bingham McCutchen energy partner Mark Williams, tax partner Daniel Nelson, investment management partner Gerald Kehoe and corporate of counsel Ann Chamberlain are leaving the firm's offices in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. For Bingham, the latest lateral losses come on the heels of the firm's worst financial performance in six years.

Leslie Caldwell Wins Committee Approval to Lead Criminal Division

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced the nomination of veteran white-collar defender Leslie Caldwell to lead the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Leslie Caldwell Wins Committee Approval to Lead Criminal Division

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced the nomination of veteran white-collar defender Leslie Caldwell to lead the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

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

Morgan Lewis Hires Chief Operating Officer From Dechert

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has announced Anthony Licata has joined the firm as its first chief operating officer, effective Tuesday. Licata comes to the firm from Dechert, where he also served as COO.

Rethinking Pa. Class Actions Challenging Public M&A

Steven A. Reed and Jason H. Wilson : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

In what has been a familiar trend in courts around the country, shareholders of public companies have increasingly brought putative class actions challenging publicly announced mergers and acquisitions. These class actions, in which the named plaintiffs purport to represent the interests of all shareholders of the acquired company, typically allege that the agreed upon deal price is too low, that the process used to reach the deal was unfair, and that the disclosures in the proxy or tender offer materials are inadequate.

People in the News - March 4, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

Former Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge James Lineberger is set to receive the Philadelphia District Attorney Alumni Association's annual Raymond J. Harley Award.

INADMISSIBLE: Tanya Chutkan Breezes Through Hearing

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan sailed through her Feb. 25 confirmation hearing, setting her up for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plus more in this week's column.

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.

What Are Derivatives? ESMA Seeks Consistency Among EU Members

Isobel Markham : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

The European Securities and Markets Authority has written to the European Commission seeking clarification of the term "derivatives" as it is understood under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Patently Hopeful

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Tech companies are delighted to see a new PTO open up in the neighborhood.

Unrest in Ukraine Ripples Through Global 100 Firms

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

Baker & McKenzie, Chadbourne & Parke, Clifford Chance, Dentons, DLA Piper and Squire Sanders have all seen business at their offices in Kiev grind to a halt this month amid clashes between opposition forces and security services loyal to former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Tyrrell, Patton Boggs May Part Ways Amid Merger Push, Newark Closing

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

Patton Boggs, which is engaged in preliminary merger talks with Squire Sanders after announcing the closure of its Newark office this week, could see one of its top partners head for the door. James Tyrrell Jr., a member of the firm's executive committee and head of its toxic tort and product liability practice group, joined Patton Boggs in a high-profile lateral move in 2006. He also took on a controversial case representing indigenous Ecuadoreans suing energy giant Chevron, which has complicated Patton Boggs' efforts to find a merger partner. As it happens, Squire Sanders has its own ties to the South American nation.

Acting Head of DOJ Criminal Division to Step Down

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

Mythili Raman, the acting head of the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, will step down in March, the department announced today.

Top Laterals 2013 - Kenneth S. Komoroski

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Just over two years after 
joining Norton Rose Fulbright to help open 
its Pittsburgh-area office, 
energy and environmental compliance attorney Kenneth Komoroski left the firm in October to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Pittsburgh along with a team of associates.

PTO Makes a Home Where the Patents Are

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2014

Silicon valley tech companies are delighted to see a branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office open up in the neighborhood.

How Latham Cracked the Houston Market

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 25, 2014

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

People in the News - February 21, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

Anastasia Joseck joined Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young as manager of recruitment in the firm's human resources department.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.

Phila. Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Del. LLC Dissolutions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has exclusive jurisdiction to oversee the dissolution of a Delaware LLC, a Philadelphia judge ruled in dismissing a petition by a faction of the feuding owners of The Philadelphia Inquirer to have the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas handle the matter.

When Is Using Predictive Coding the Ideal Choice?

Stephanie "Tess" Blair and Tara S. Lawler : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

It is safe to assume that at this point most litigators are familiar with the term predictive coding. It is touted as a cure for most of what ails the discovery process and excoriated as a symptom of legal commoditization. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. When used under the right circumstances, it can genuinely improve the quality of document review and significantly reduce costs. To realize those benefits, however, it is important to understand what predictive coding can and cannot achieve, and to understand when and how to use it in any particular case.

Shearman Adds Nuclear Power Partner in Tokyo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

George Borovas was previously head of international nuclear projects for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Risk Management — Beware of the Enforcers

George J. Terwilliger III : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

The government will fix its focus on the health care, energy and manufacturing sectors in 2014.

DOJ Criminal Division Nominee Outlines Enforcement Priorities

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Veteran white-collar defender Leslie Caldwell told Congress last week she would apply criminal laws with equal force if confirmed as the next head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division.

Top Litigation Department Awards Recognize Six Firms

Staff report : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2014

For general litigation, Akerman is being recognized for its work as a large firm, White & Case as a midsized firm and Podhurst Orseck as a small firm.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

People in the News - February 13, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Julie Uebler of Uebler Law is set to be a featured speaker during the "Wonder Women's Week" events produced by the New Leaf Club in Lower Merion, Pa.

White-Collar Defender Leslie Caldwell Sails Through Confirmation Hearing

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 11, 2014

Leslie Caldwell cleared her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill today with no outward opposition to her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division.

White-Collar Defender Leslie Caldwell Sails Through Confirmation Hearing

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 11, 2014

Leslie Caldwell cleared her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill today with no outward opposition to her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division.

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.

White-Collar Defender Leslie Caldwell Up For Prosecutor Job

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

Leslie Caldwell spent the last decade defending Fortune 500 companies and CEOs in criminal matters. On Tuesday, the Senate takes up her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, where she'd be on the other side of the courtroom.

White-Collar Defender Leslie Caldwell Up For Prosecutor Job

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

Leslie Caldwell spent the last decade defending Fortune 500 companies and CEOs in criminal matters. On Tuesday, the Senate takes up her nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, where she'd be on the other side of the courtroom.

Bressler Amery Opens Alabama Shop With Securities, Employment Lawyers

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Bressler, Amery & Ross of Florham Park, N.J., has established a Birmingham, Ala., office with 11 lawyers from Maynard, Cooper & Gale, a 200-plus- lawyer firm in that city.

Pa. Trust Income-Tax Planning in the Wake of

John Boxer and Christina Fournaris : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

The American chemist and one-time Pennsylvania resident Robert L. McNeil Jr. amassed his personal fortune primarily through the development and mass commercialization of the pain reliever Tylenol.

The Churn: Yankees President Heads to Jackson Lewis, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Randy Levine, team president of the New York Yankees, has left Akin to join the New York office of Jackson Lewis as of counsel. Meanwhile, Covington adds two financial M&A partners in Washington, D.C., and Gibson Dunn lands new partners in Los Angeles and New York.

Judge OKs Settlement In Price-Fixing Suit

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

Three major manufacturers of zippers, snaps, buttons and hooks have settled for $17.6 million with a class of thousands of plaintiffs in a multidistrict litigation case alleging price-fixing.

Taking It All the Way to Trial, or Acting 'As If'

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

When the U.S. Marshals Service seized the booth of a Chinese tire maker at a Las Vegas trade show and confiscated its contents, it was an unambiguous message from Weisbrod Matteis & Copley: Pay up.

Growing Into a Longer Title; and Other Moves

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Glatfelter's new GC now has four distinct roles at the specialty paper company; and other new occupants of the general counsel's office.

Fee Tracker: Super Bowl, Patent Battles and More

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

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

Give Your Referral Sources a Ton of Tender Loving Care

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

A powerful radio station seems to be overtaking the airwaves and brainwaves. The name of the station is WIIFM. The call letters translate into "what's in it for me" and all of us are listening to it 24/7. I am not saying that this is a bad thing—just that it is a reality and one that lawyers have to accept to properly market their services.

People in the News - January 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Flaster Greenberg shareholders Kevin Greenberg and Bill Skinner are set to discuss recent changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

Drug Company Taps Big Gun to Fight $400 Million Verdict

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

After defeat in the First District, Swiss pharmaceutical firm Actelion has turned to Quinn Emanuel's Kathleen Sullivan to take its case to the California Supreme Court.

Morgan Lewis Wins $131M Verdict in Cochlear Implant IP Row

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

A federal jury in Los Angeles handed a $131 million damages award to the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, finding that Australian hearing implant maker Cochlear Ltd. infringed two of its patents. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton represented Cochlear at trial.

Top Laterals of 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

Each year, we at The Legal take a look back at all the lateral moves in Pennsylvania in an effort to determine the 10 most important lateral hires of the previous year. Profiles of the top laterals and details about each move will be included in our Top Lateral Hires of 2013 supplement. Here is our list of top laterals and this year's runners-up.

Truck Stop Chains Set to Settle With Class for $130 Mil.

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

Lawyers representing a proposed class of about 4,000 independent truck stops announced Tuesday that they've reached a $130 million settlement in their antitrust lawsuit against leading trucker fleet payment card company Comdata Inc., as well as three national truck-stop chains.

Comdata Settles Antitrust Suit with Independent Truck Stops

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 22, 2014

Lawyers from Berger & Montague, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein have reached a $130 million settlement on behalf of a proposed class of about 4,000 independent truck stops that filed an antitrust suit against Comdata Inc. and three national truck stop chains.

The Bankruptcy Files: Freedom Taps McGuireWoods for Chapter 11

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

McGuireWoods is advising Freedom Industries, the company responsible for a recent chemical spill that prompted drinking water bans that affected 300,000 West Virginians, on its Chapter 11 filing. Meanwhile, Skadden and Kirkland are dominating the market on bankruptcy work amid a dearth of large filings and the latter is among the Am Law 100 firms handling out-of-court restructurings for clients like Altegrity, Brookstone and M*Modal.

The Churn: Ted Kennedy Jr. Joins Epstein, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Epstein Becker hires Ted Kennedy Jr. in Connecticut; Reed Smith launches a Kazakhstan office with two Dewey alumni; and a former political adviser in Florida joins Shutts & Bowen.

Drill Baby Drill! $740 Million Pending Sale of Drilling Business

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2014

Varel International Energy Services Inc. of Carrollton is using lawyers from King & Spalding for its pending sale to Sandvik AB for about $740 million. Sandvik, a Swedish high-technology engineering company, turned to lawyers from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Fifth Circuit Resolves Fight Over Bank Leases

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2014

In a ruling that's a history lesson as much as a breach of contract decision, the Fifth Circuit found that JP Morgan Chase Bank must assume the leases of the failed Washington Mutual Bank it bought for $1.8 billion.

Zillow Inc.

George Erb : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Paper-N-Pizza: For Apollo's Lawyers, It's All M&A

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

Friday night just got more fun for five Am Law 100 firms. Paul Hastings, Paul Weiss, Ropes & Gray, Wachtell, and Weil are grabbing a slice of private equity giant Apollo Global Management's $1.3 billion buy of CEC Entertainment, the parent of family restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese's. Meanwhile, Paul Weiss and four other firms are advising on an Apollo-backed company's $1.4 billion buy of specialty paper maker NewPage Holdings.

Amid Practice Leader Losses, Dorsey Plots Turnaround

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

A year after an abrupt management change spurred a firmwide restructuring, three practice group leaders have recently left Dorsey & Whitney for positions elsewhere. Departures aside, Dorsey managing partner Kenneth Cutler tells The Am Law Daily that the firm's gross revenue rose last year for the first time in six years against the backdrop of a shifting legal landscape that has seen leading Minneapolis-based rivals Faegre & Benson and Leonard, Street and Deinard strike merger deals.

The 2014 Litigation Power Rankings

: The American Lawyer : January 15, 2014

The 25 firms whose litigators have fared the best in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year competition since it launched in 2002.

More Women Partners at Pa. Firms, but Overall Ranks Stagnant

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Even as the percentage of women partners has increased over the last decade, female lawyers continue to make up less than one-third of the attorney population at Pennsylvania's 100 largest law firms, according to data tracked by Legal sibling publication PaLaw magazine.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 13, 2014

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

Leading M&A Transactions-Target or Acquirer Based in N.J.-2013

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Leading M&A transactions with the target or acquirer based in N.J. in 2013.

Clinic Not Liable for Nurse's Breach to Patient's Girlfriend

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

An upstate health clinic is not liable for the confidentiality breach that occurred when one of its nurses revealed to a patient's girlfriend that he had a sexually transmitted disease, the state Court of Appeals decided Thursday.

Woolery to Take Leadership of Cadwalader in 2015

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has named corporate cochair James Woolery to become head of the firm. Woolery, a Kentucky native and former business development chair at Cravath, Swaine & Moore who left his role as cohead of North American M&A at JPMorgan Chase last year to become Cadwalader's first deputy chair, will succeed W. Christopher White as chairman on Jan. 1, 2015.

The Churn: Sidley Picks Up Weil Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses another lawyer to Sidley Austin; a renewable energy team in Chicago, San Francisco and New York joins Morgan, Lewis & Bockius from Foley & Lardner; and Edwards Wildman Palmer makes a string of hires around the country.

Akin Acts on Landmark Israeli-Palestinian Natural Gas Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

A pair of Dewey & LeBoeuf defectors now with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are advising the Palestinian Power Generation Company on a 20-year, $1.2 billion deal to purchase natural gas from Israel's Leviathan offshore gas field. Meanwhile, several other energy-related transactions announced this week have yielded roles for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Vinson & Elkins.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

SF Firms See Flurry of Lateral Moves

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Reed Smith Partner Jumps to Sheppard

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

Federal District Courts Welcomed New Leadership, Eyed Major Social Issues

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

Same-sex marriage—an issue that ramped up nationally following a pair of U.S. Supreme Court cases this year—swept into the district courts of Pennsylvania, each of which also changed leadership this year.

The Churn: Greenberg Raids Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2013

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a corporate partner in Washington, D.C., and three intellectual property lawyers in Texas; Winston & Strawn hires an energy lawyer in Hong Kong from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; and a Dorsey & Whitney partner becomes New York City's new corporation counsel.

Calif. Law Firm Leaders Look Ahead to 2014

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 31, 2013

California-based managing partners close the book on 2013 with some cause for optimism. Fenwick's Kathryn Fritz says clients are asking law firms to "reinvent themselves from within."

Special Master Probing Delays in Health Net Class Settlement Payout

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 31, 2013

Administration of a $215 million class action settlement with a health insurer is under a microscope as a special master investigates delays in payments to class members.

The American Lawyer's Newsmakers of 2013

Ross Todd, Hillary Flynn, and Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2013

A slew of lawyers found themselves in new, sometimes unexpected roles in 2013—and made news while doing so.

The American Lawyer's Newsmakers of 2013

Ross Todd, Hillary Flynn, and Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2013

Change is good—at least that's what wew're told. Last year was a good one to test this proposition, as a slew of lawyers found themselves in new, sometimes unexpected roles—and made news while doing so.

Firms See Notable Mergers And Changes in Leadership

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

2013 was marked by a record number of law firm combinations, but some deals were star-crossed; John Edwards returns to the practice.

Law Firm Leaders Look Ahead to 2014

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 27, 2013

Managing partners close the book on 2013 with some cause for optimism. Fenwick's Kathryn Fritz says clients are asking law firms to "reinvent themselves from within."

Am Law 100 Trio Leads on $1.6 Billion Medical Supply Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2013

Buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in medical supply company Ikaria, the maker of a treatment for infantile respiratory failure. Kirkland is advising Madison Dearborn, while the target is being represented by Fried Frank and Wilmer.

Court Reverses $27.6 Mil. Personal Injury Verdict Again

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has for the second time tossed out a $27.6 million verdict awarded to a woman and her husband who said she was injured while taking part in a promotional video for an artificial knee implant.

Cold Remedy: Am Law 100 Firms Load Up on Pharma M&A

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2013

Pharmaceutical M&A got a late-year shot in the arm, with nearly $10 billion in deals involving major industry players like AstraZeneca and Bayer as 2013 came to a close. A bevy of Am Law 100 firms led by Covington, Kirkland, Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, and Weil have grabbed lead roles on the transactions.

For Large Law Firms, 2013 Was a Year of Expansion, Pseudo-Mergers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2013

For Pennsylvania's large law firms, 2013 was a year of office expansion and pseudo-mergers.

Prison Reform, Civil Liberties on List of Top DOJ Challenges

TODD RUGER : The National Law Journal : January 23, 2013

Prison reform, the protection of civil liberties and the fight against fraud are among the top management challenges that face the U.S. Department of Justice in the new year, according to the department's inspector general.

Newsmakers - Dec. 23

: Texas Lawyer : January 23, 2013

Marilea Lewis, has become managing shareholder and chief operating officer of Godwin Lewis in Dallas, effective Dec. 1. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

People in the News - December 20, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

The Philadelphia Bar Association announced that Howard L. Meyers, a senior partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' business and finance practice in Philadelphia, is set to receive the business law section's Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award.

Real Estate Roundup: Alston Snags Former Dewey Space

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, large law firms are addressing their office needs in cities across the country by either renewing existing leases or signing new ones.

Bryan Cave Elects New Chair

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2013

When Washington, D.C.-based white-collar and securities enforcement lawyer Therese Pritchard takes over Bryan Cave's top leadership role in October from Don Lents, she'll be the first woman and first partner outside of St. Louis to lead the firm in its 140-year history.

Name Plaintiff in No-Poach Case Killed by Sheriff's Deputy

Max Taves : The Recorder : January 18, 2013

First District Upholds $400 Million Verdict Against Swiss Drugmaker

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 18, 2013

Name Plaintiff in No-Poach Case Killed by Sheriff's Deputy

Max Taves : The Recorder : January 18, 2013

A name plaintiff in the no-poach litigation against some of Silicon Valley's largest companies was killed last week by a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy, who said he feared for his life.

Could Philadelphia Be the Next Houston?

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2013

Look at a map of the shale formations in Pennsylvania and it's immediately apparent that the southeastern portion of the state is the proverbial odd man out in terms of oil and natural gas reserves.

Recommind Makes Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Again

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 12, 2013

The e-discovery and data management company comes in at no. 241 of Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 list of fastest growing technology media companies in North America.

Amid Deal Doldrums, Energy M&A Still Flows to Some Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Though the volume of energy-related M&A transactions has dipped to a nine-year low, Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fulbright, Vinson & Elkins and White & Case are closing out 2013 by grabbing leading roles on a spate of big deals tied to the industry.

Tech Circuit: Soundtrack Edition

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 10, 2013

After planes, trains, buses, bicycles, subways and roller skates, we catch up with recent moves.

Jump in IPOs Means a Boost For Corporate Lawyers in 2013

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 10, 2013

Corporate practices may not be in the midst of a booming fourth-quarter M&A market like the one that marked the end of 2012, but they have had a bright spot in 2013 thanks to the spate of IPO filings throughout the year.

Kane Wants Out of Same-Sex Marriage Suit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 10, 2013

The second challenge to be brought in federal court against Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage should take a similar tack to the first and focus on the state's secretary of Health and secretary of Revenue, the attorney general suggested in a motion filed today.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

Abbie Maliniak joins Davis Wright Tremaine's health care practice as of counsel to the Los Angeles office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Litigation Departments of the Year

: The Recorder : January 06, 2013

See what put these firms at the head of the field in The Recorder's inaugural contest.

People in the News - December 6, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2013

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is set to host a webinar "The FCC Cracks Down on Telemarketing Again" from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 10.

Uber Hits a Pothole

Max Taves : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Litigation Dept. of the Year: Labor & Employment Finalist Morgan Lewis

mtaves@alm.com : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Have the State's Largest Firms Grown Under New Leaders?

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2013

In less than six years, 10 of the 14 Pennsylvania firms listed in the Am Law 200 have announced or completed changes to the uppermost tier of their leadership structures following long, successful tenures.

Pennsylvania Firms Not Looking To Move Back-Office Locations

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2013

From Wheeling to Lexington and Dayton to Tallahassee, U.S. law firms have increasingly looked to move back-office operations to less expensive geographic markets in an effort to save on rent and employee compensation.

Kaye Scholer Partner Jumps to Jenner

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 02, 2013

2014 Forecast: Pa. Firms Will Likely Grind It Out Again

Hank Grezlak : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2013

The best that most Pennsylvania law firms can expect in terms of revenue growth in 2014 is between 3 and 7 percent, according to a review of both local and national surveys, as well as several years' worth of reported financials and discussions with longtime legal industry observers.

Quartet of Private Equity Deals Yield Roles for Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2013

Baker & McKenzie, Drinker Biddle, Freshfields, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright, Skadden and Womble Carlyle led the way as several large firms landed lead roles advising buyout shops BC Partners, Odyssey Investment Partners, Permira and Thoma Bravo on nearly $3.9 billion in transactional work around the Thanksgiving holiday.

How the Toyota MDL Settlement Happened

David Hechler : Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2013

On the day after Christmas 2012, Toyota Motor North America announced that it had agreed to settle a giant class action over the sudden, unintended acceleration of some of its vehicles. It was the kind of announcement that was guaranteed to draw attention.

The Settlement Scorecard

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Toyota paid more than $1 billion to settle the economic damages MDL on sudden acceleration. So why do some observers say the company won?

Vegas, Baby!

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2013

Information governance and records management are flirting with electronic data discovery. Expect fireworks.

How to Get Started When You Only Have a Few Clients

Stacy West Clark : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

Lately, I have been meeting with lots of lawyers who fall into two categories. First, those that have come out of senior legal positions within the government and therefore have no clients, and second, midlevel partners who have toiled for firm clients and have very little origination on their own.

Strong Fourth Quarter Buoyed Firm Finances in 2012

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

When it came through 2012's financial performance, Pennsylvania's largest law firms saw everything from small to double-digit rises in most of the key metrics.

Eaton Corp. Loses Misconduct Appeal 9-0

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2013

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled against the Eaton Corporation and let stand a trial judge's severe sanctions against the company for legal misconduct. The unanimous decision wasn't even close.

Utilities Win Waste Fee Fight

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

In a major win for the nuclear power industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered the government to quit collecting annual fees from nuclear plant owners for the disposal of radioactive waste.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 22, 2013

Sullivan & Cromwell has elected seven partners, while Littler Mendelson, Greenberg Traurig and Winston & Strawn are among the firms announcing new additions.

Who Won in the Toyota MDL Settlement?

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : January 22, 2013

Toyota paid more than $1 billion to settle the economic damages MDL on sudden acceleration. So why do some observers say the company won?

First District Ready to Affirm $400 Million Verdict in Pharma Feud

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 21, 2013

Pennsylvania Firms Rank High on Client Service List

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania's largest law firms also appear to be some of the most highly thought of among the largest purchasers of legal services—Fortune 1000 corporate counsel.

Pa. Firms Rank High on Client Service List

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania's largest law firms also appear to be some of the most highly thought of among the largest purchasers of legal services—Fortune 1000 corporate counsel.

Morgan Lewis, Gibson Dunn, King & Spalding Lead as Roark Dines on CKE

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Apollo Global Management has agreed to sell its majority stake in CKE Restaurants—the parent of fast food chains Hardee's, Carl's Jr., and Green Burrito—to Atlanta-based private equity firm Roark Capital Group for an undisclosed sum. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is acting as lead counsel to CKE on the deal, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is advising the company's senior management and King & Spalding is representing Roark.

No First Amendment Right for Online Impersonators

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2013

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that online commenters have no constitutional right to falsely attribute nonsatirical postings to someone with a direct connection to the subject matter.

Locke Lord's MP Clements Weighs in on Patton Boggs Talks

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2013

Last week, The Am Law Daily spoke with Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry about the potential merger his firm is discussing with Locke Lord. Now Locke Lord managing partner Jerry Clements, who 50 years ago this week gave a yellow rose to President John F. Kennedy on a visit to Texas, shares her thoughts about Swiss vereins, her firm's expansion efforts and a possible tie-up with Patton Boggs.

Juggling Region's Pitfalls

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2013

In-house counsel navigate a mosaic of red flag issues, regulations and risks in Latin America.

License to Drill

Carlos Harrison : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2013

From Mexico to Brazil, firms eagerly await energy reforms that will spawn big deals, big returns for clients in Latin America.

A Ten-Year Look at Who Gets the Most Work

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Amid Merger Talks, Patton Boggs MP Touts Strategic Plan

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2013

Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry told The Am Law Daily on Thursday that his firm's merger talks with Locke Lord and its latest round of layoffs are part of a broader plan that also includes changes to its long-standing "eat what you kill" compensation system and a push to expand in California, New York, Texas and abroad.

Pepper Hamilton Announces Opening of Silicon Valley Office

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2013

Pepper Hamilton has opened a Silicon Valley office with the addition of three intellectual property partners from Goodwin Procter, the firm announced Tuesday.

A New Name, New Ownership and a New GC for Novitex

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2013

Sharon Ferko is the new general counsel at Novitex Enterprise Solutions, formerly known as Pitney Bowes Management Services.

Nov. 13: The 2013 NLJ Regulatory Summit

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Top attorneys in Washington who focus on regulatory law and policy will share their insights on Nov. 13 about what to expect from federal agencies in 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress.

With Appeal Pending, Gloves Come Off in Pharmaceutical Feud

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 08, 2013

Morgan Lewis partner Christopher Banks is fighting to hold on to a $400 million award for Japan's Asahi Kasei Pharma.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2013

Shook, Hardy & Bacon opens a Seattle office with Microsoft's former chief patent counsel; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hires a Department of Justice veteran; and a former U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona joins Steptoe & Johnson. .

Morgan Lewis, Magic Circle Help Ukraine Find Energy Freedom

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2013

In a deal that could have huge geopolitical implications, Chevron has signed a $10 billion shale gas exploration and production-sharing agreement with the Ukrainian government, which hopes to end its dependence on natural gas imported from Russia. Morgan Lewis and leading Ukrainian firm Asters have landed roles advising the country's government, while Clifford Chance is representing Chevron.

INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Circuit Nominee Blocked from Bench

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2013

President Obama's three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit appear to be in trouble, and they may need Democrats to employ the "nuclear option" to ever make it to the bench. Plus more in this week's column.

How Pa.'s Investment Management Practice Shrank

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2013

Six years after bringing an investment management practice to Philadelphia-based Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, partner Laura Anne Corsell and of counsel Don E. Felice have left to join Newark-based McCarter & English's Philadelphia office.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

In Legal Fights, Uber Tries to Defy Labels

Max Taves : The Recorder : January 01, 2013

Trigger Happy?

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

The EEOC is accused of suing without first attempting required conciliation.

Morgan Lewis Advises Newfield Exploration On Malaysia Exit

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 31, 2013

The Texas-based oil and gas company is selling its Malaysian offshore interests for $898 million to SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd. in an all-cash deal.

Asia Deal Digest: October 31, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 31, 2013

* Rajah & Tann on a $1.1 billion bid for a Chinese food company* Morgan Lewis helps a Texas oil company make a Malaysian exit* Squire Sanders and White & Case line up for U.S. cloud computing acquisitions by Japan's NTT

Key Elements of an Effective Bring-Your-Own-Device Policy

Scott A. Milner and James P. Walsh Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2013

Employee-owned devices, particularly smartphones and tablets, are increasingly used in the workplace. Although many employers have gone to significant expense to equip their workforces with such devices, more and more employees rely on their own devices, in a trend known as bring your own device. BYOD offers advantages for both employee and employer.

Upper Devonian Shales Could Lead to More Energy Work

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2013

By now, most Pennsylvanians have heard of the overlapping Marcellus and Utica shales. But there's a third layer of shales sitting atop both of them in Southwestern Pennsylvania that has the oil and gas industry, and by extension the legal industry, buzzing.

Tech Circuit: Vegas, Baby! Edition

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 29, 2013

ARMA International's Conference and Expo 2013 makes it clear that e-discovery is child's play compared to information governance and management.

Over Drug Company's Protest, Federal Circuit OKs Venue Change

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 28, 2013