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Perkins Coie LLP

  • Designation: Seattle
  • Head Count: 861
  • Gross Revenues: $635,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $740,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,080,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Perkins Coie is a Seattle-based law firm with multiple offices in the United States and Asia. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. firms based on size, with 693 attorneys Perkins Coie is the 52nd largest law firm in the United States. With $477,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010, the firm placed 59th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings. On the 2011 Global 100 survey, Perkins Coie ranked as the 68th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm's practice areas include internet law, antitrust, class actions, e-commerce, intellectual property, class action defense, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, and product liability.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 49 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 49 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 33 4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 66 5 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 74 -10 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 34 29 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 106 -37 Summer programs

In the News

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

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

D.C. Attorney General Candidates List Grows

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 16, 2014

Five Washington lawyers so far have announced their candidacy for District of Columbia attorney general, including Perkins Coie partner Lorelie Masters and Venable partner Karl Racine.

Corporate Directors as Securities Gatekeepers

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 15, 2014

Directors of public companies have one more duty to add to their list: gatekeeping.

Howrey 'Jewel' Claims Sent Back to Montali

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

Citing judicial economy, Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong turned back a slew of motions to have the cases heard in district court.

Howrey 'Jewel' Claims Sent Back to Bankruptcy Court

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

A California federal judge denied bids by several firms embroiled in lingering Howrey clawback cases to bypass U.S. bankruptcy court.

INADMISSIBLE: Dickstein Government Law Team Decamps

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Shrinking Washington law firm Dickstein Shapiro has lost a significant part of its government law and policy practice group to Greenberg Traurig. Plus more in this week's column.

Sprint's False Claims Defense Falls Flat in Overcharging Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

The Justice Department accuses the telecommunications company of inflating bills to federal agencies by $21 million.

Uncertainty Surrounds Legal Process for Unaccompanied Minors Coming to Dallas County

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Bill Holston refrains from making predictions about the legal help for the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the United States-Mexico border. "Nobody knows how this is going to work," said Holston, the executive director of Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, (HRI) a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides representation to asylum seekers.

Big Law Finds its Inner Rock Star in Battle of the Bands

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Morrison & Foerster emerged the winner in Tuesday's Battle of the Bands event in Los Angeles to raise money for domestic violence victims. Band Morrison edged out Proskauer Rose's Legally Blonde and Norton Rose Fulbright's Hostile Witness.

Redbox Reaches Proposed Deal With Visually Impaired Consumers

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Visually impaired film fans in California have reached a $1.2 million class action settlement with video rental company Redbox, which has agreed to make its self-service kiosks more accessible to the legally blind.

Sears Rings Up a New General Counsel

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

The new top lawyer goes from sports equipment to a retailer in a tough market segment.

Perkins Coie's New Managing Partner to Head Firm from D.C.

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

In its continuing effort to raise its national profile, Perkins Coie has named John Devaney as its first firm leader outside of its Seattle headquarters. Devaney will take the reins in January, replacing longtime veteran Robert Giles.

Partner Pay Spreads, Firm By Firm

: The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

The pay range from least to most compensated partner varied widely among firms, our survey shows.

The Churn: Fitzpatrick Cella Leader Leaves, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Mayer Brown has hired Colleen Tracy, former managing partner of New York-based Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, where she took the IP firm's leadership reins in 2009. The Am Law Daily looks at Tracy's move and other new arrivals throughout The Am Law 200.

On the State Level, Suits Focus on Prison Conditions

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Am Law 200 firms take the lead in cases in Arizona, California and South Carolina.

Rader Leaves Federal Circuit With Unfinished Business

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 30, 2014

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

Rader Leaves Federal Circuit with Unfinished Business

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 30, 2014

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

Fight Over Jurisdiction in Asiana Airlines Crash

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Two days after a federal regulatory report concluded that pilot error and a confusing auto-flight system contributed to last year's Asiana Airlines crash, a lawyer for The Boeing Co. was in court arguing that lawsuits brought by more than 100 of the victims should be removed from state court.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

Meet the GC: Barry Medintz of Recall Holdings

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

Barry Medintz is the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Recall Holdings Ltd. Recall is an international provider of information management services and supports 80,000 customer accounts in 23 countries with more than 300 dedicated operations centers.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 16, 2014

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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

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

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

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

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

Redbox Prevails in Zip Code Appeal

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2014

The Ninth Circuit has dismissed a proposed class action filed on behalf of Redbox customers in California, after concluding the kiosk retailer didn't illegally ask for their ZIP codes.

Redbox Prevails on Appeal in Zip Code Class Action

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2014

A federal appeals court has dismissed a proposed class action filed on behalf of Redbox customers in California, after concluding the kiosk retailer didn't illegally ask for their ZIP codes.

Perkins Coie Snares Emerging Companies Partner in LA

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

Jonathan Atzen previously served as general counsel at a Santa Monica biotech company.

Cantor's Defeat Ripples Through Lobbying Industry

Todd Ruger and Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 11, 2014

The surprising primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday will reverberate through Washington's lobbying industry, touching business advocates and lobbying shops with close ties to his office.

Future Horizons: Expect the Unexpected

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 09, 2014

The 141-page ILTA report is delivered in small, high-calorie bytes like a bag of gourmet popcorn.

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

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

NetApp: Following the Playbook to a "T"

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Change outside firm relationship? Check. Thwart patent trolls? Check. Be a change agent? Definitely.

Playing Hot Potato

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Regulators may be interested in overseeing bitcoin, but it's not clear which can or will.

Election Lawyers Leave Patton Boggs for Jones Day

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 30, 2014

Jones Day scooped up three prominent Republican election and political law lawyers from Patton Boggs' Washington office, the firm said Friday.

ACE, MSA Safety and Reed Smith Named Value Champions by ACC

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

For Philadelphia-based ACE Group General Counsel Kevin Rampe, the process of revamping his legal department has focused on better leveraging in-house talent and creating the technology to help a geographically dispersed legal team know who knows what.

ACC Value Champs Tally Up In-house Savings, Efficiency

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

The Association for Corporate Counsel named a diverse slate of in-house legal departments and outside counsel partners as its 2014 ACC Value Champions.

Appeals Court OKs CalPERS Suit Against Rating Agencies

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

Defense lawyers at Wilson Sonsini and Perkins Coie had argued the suit should be thrown out under California's anti-SLAPP statute.

Appeals Court OKs CalPERS Suit Against Rating Agencies

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

Defense lawyers for Moody's and S&P had argued the suit should be thrown out under California's anti-SLAPP statute.

The Morning Wrap

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

A round of legal news from ALM-affiliates and around the web: the feds want $5 billion from BNP Paribas; Republican incumbents learn how to win; Facebook goes after an ad crook.

HBR, QDiscovery, D4, Advanced Discovery Among Shops Hiring, Promoting

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 21, 2014

Legal industry career moves, and the Association of Legal Administrators names its new board of directors.

Facebook Goes After Alleged Ad Crook

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 20, 2014

The company has sued a man it claims ran up bills topping $300,000 by posing as employees of legitimate marketing firms.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

Court Rules for Prosecutors in Key Foreign Bribery Case

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2014

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

Ruemmler Departs as White House Counsel

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 16, 2014

Kathryn Ruemmler leaves the White House on Friday after nearly three years as President Barack Obama's top lawyer.

Kirkland Suffers Swift Defeat in Teva FDA Fight

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2014

Less than a week after Teva Pharmaceutical Industries sued the FDA to block competitors from marketing generic versions of its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, the company's lawyers are back where they started.

Defense Scores in Privacy Suit Against Apple, 14 App Makers

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

Judge Jon Tigar dismissed the bulk of a suit over address book data, but gave plaintiffs a chance to amend.

Sprint Defends Its Bills for Wiretapping Services

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Accused of overcharging federal agencies for court-authorized surveillance, Sprint insists its invoices were accurate.

Hogan Lovells Picks Up Pair of Corporate Partners

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Nathaniel Gallon joins from Wilson Sonsini, Veronica McGregor from Perkins Coie.

INADMISSIBLE: Patton Boggs Abandons Ecuador Case

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

What does the $15 million settlement Patton Boggs reached with Chevron Corp. last week mean for the teetering law firm? Foremost, it wipes away a problem — rooted in the firm's fight against Chevron over environmental damage claims in Ecuador. Plus more in this week's column.

15 Years After Misdeeds, Former Perkins Coie Partner Suspended

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 08, 2014

In 1999, then-Perkins Coie partner Yoshihiro Saito gave false information to the U.S. Department of Commerce in antidumping proceedings. On Thursday, Saito—now retired from practicing law—was formally suspended from the D.C. Bar for one year.

Snapchat Acknowledges Privacy Assurance Rang Hollow

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 08, 2014

Snapchat messages are not nearly as ephemeral as the company promised, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in an administrative lawsuit against the app maker on Thursday.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Lawyers Group Sides with D.C. Council in Budget Fight

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 05, 2014

A group of Washington lawyers, including attorneys at some of the city's biggest firms, are supporting the D.C. Council in its court fight against the mayor over management of the budget.

Asus, Round Rock Ink Deal to End Patent Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

Round Rock Research, the patent licensing company founded by former Kirkland partner John Desmarais, netted a confidential settlement last week with longtime target ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Google's Nest Taps Perkins Coie to Fight False Advertising Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Partners Bobbie Wilson and Brian Hennessy entered their appearances Monday.

Eggleston Picked For WH Counsel

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

For the first time since taking office, President Obama has looked outside his close circle of advisers to fill the top legal post at the White House.

Week of April 21

: Texas Lawyer : January 21, 2014

Ted L. Field has become a tenured professor at South Texas College of Law. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 21, 2014

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

Neil Eggleston Picked for White House Counsel

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Kirkland & Ellis' Washington office, was named Monday the next White House counsel. Eggleston was picked to replace Kathryn Ruemmler, a former Latham & Watkins partner who plans to stay at the post until mid-May, the White House said. Ruemmler intends to return to private practice in New York.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

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

The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Three more partners have left struggling Patton Boggs for new endeavors.

Experts Seek the Right Regulatory Box for Bitcoin

Jenna Greene : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Following a series of multimillion-dollar thefts and losses, federal regulators want to step up their oversight of virtual currency bitcoin. But bitcoin—a nationless digital money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transaction—doesn't fit neatly in any regulatory box.

Bingham Privacy Partner Jumps to Perkins Coie

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

Valley partner James Snell was with Bingham for 20 years.

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

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

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

MOLSON COORS BREWING CO.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

As deputy general counsel at Molson Coors Brewing Co., Lee Reichert relies on a diverse team to handle global compliance demands.

Ninth Circuit's M. Margaret McKeown

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

Judge McKeown discusses technophilia, judicial pay raises and a perilous mountain-climbing expedition in Tibet.

Sprint Bulks Up Defense Team in DOJ Overcharging Case

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

Regulation of Bitcoin Is Up for Grabs

Jenna Greene : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Federal regulators want to step up their oversight of virtual currency bitcoin. But bitcoin doesn't fit neatly in any regulatory box.

Latham Scores for Amazon in Rovi Patent Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 08, 2014

Despite the efforts of Durie Tangri's Mark Lemley, Rovi Corporation hit another dead end Tuesday in its litigation campaign against the digital TV industry. But rather than raising the white flag, in the wake of its defeat Rovi was threatening a follow-up case involving new patents.

Regulation of Bitcoin Is Up for Grabs

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Following a series of multimillion-dollar thefts and losses, federal regulators want to step up their oversight of virtual currency bitcoin. But bitcoin — a nationless digital money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions — doesn't fit neatly in any regulatory box.

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

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

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

Brookstone Bankruptcy Yields Roles for Half-Dozen Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

K&L Gates is serving as lead debtors' counsel to the specialty gadget retailer, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware on Thursday as part of a plan to sell itself to Spencer Spirit Holdings. The proposed $146.3 million deal has pulled in Am Law 200 firms Stroock, Greenberg Traurig, and Choate, Hall & Stewart, as well as two regional shops.

Obstacles to U.S. Lawsuits in Malaysia Airlines Mystery

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is unlikely to lead to lawsuits in the United States because, unlike the Asiana Airlines crash last year, there’s no potential case against the American manufacturer, The Boeing Co., according to lawyers with aviation litigation expertise.

EDD School House: Corporate Risks of Social Media

Gerline Fleury Johnson : Law Technology News : January 02, 2014

Compelling, daylong Practicing Law Institute course hit the mark, but danced around e-discovery issues.

The Morning Wrap

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 01, 2014

A round-up of news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: Perkins Coie sued by Howrey trustee, report finds CIA misled the government and public about its interrogation program, and class granted in antitrust litigation about price fixing of electronic books.

Court Denies Sanctions in 'Innocence of Muslims' Flap

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Ramos Tosses Suit Against Fox News Host Geraldo Rivera

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 31, 2014

Fox News Channel host Geraldo Rivera is not liable to a Beverly Hills talent agency for more than $1 million in commissions stemming from his work for the cable network because the parties had no written agreement, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled.

U.S. Supreme Court Enters Another Sticky Wicket of Patent Law

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

Accepting its first patent case for the 2014 term, the court agreed to review , a case that addresses the standard of review for claims construction.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Randy Aoyama joins Hinshaw & Culbertson as partner in the Phoenix office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Kirkland Partner in the Running for White House Counsel

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Washington, is the leading contender to replace White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler when she steps down, according to five Washington attorneys following the selection process who spoke on background about an administration personnel decision.

Actress Accuses Google of Flouting Court Order to Remove Anti-Islamic Film

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

In an emergency motion, the lead lawyer for Cindy Lee Garcia says Google isn't even trying to comply with the Ninth Circuit's takedown order and should be sanctioned.

Actress Says Google Is Flouting Order on Anti-Islamic Film

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

In an emergency motion, the lead lawyer for Cindy Lee Garcia claims Google isn't even trying to comply with the Ninth Circuit's take-down order and should be sanctioned.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

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

Perkins Coie Unveils Virtual Currency Tracker

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 21, 2014

Perkins Coie charts the regulations and actions of 44 countries and the EU on digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

Texas Roots Don't Help Plaintiff in Intel Patent Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

Patent licensing company Stragent built a dog park and a community garden in East Texas, among other charitable endeavors. But when the moment of truth arrived in a patent infringement case Stragent brought against Intel, jurors sided with defense lawyers at Perkins Coie.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Pamela Fulmer joins Arent Fox's intellectual property and complex litigation practices as partner in the San Francisco office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

In-House Counsel Profile: University of Illinois' Thomas Bearrows

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

Thomas Bearrows manages a legal department of 50, including 26 attorneys, most of them in Chicago.

Secret Takedown Order in YouTube Case Sets Off Frenzy

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

The way Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski has handled the dispute over "Innocence of Muslims" has made the case a lightning rod—even on his own court.

Secret Takedown Order in YouTube Case Sets Off Frenzy

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

The way Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski has handled the dispute over "Innocence of Muslims" has made the case a lightning rod—even on his own court.

State's Ban on Super PACs Appears Doomed, Analysts Say

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2014

Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in that government restrictions on politically motivated corporate donations violate the First Amendment, a similar restriction in Pennsylvania's state law has been enjoined.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Sprint Taps Perkins Coie to Fight DOJ Overbilling Charges

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

D.C. Bar Announces 2014 Presidency Candidates

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

The D.C. Bar announced yesterday that this year's candidates for president-elect are Stephen Glover, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and Timothy Webster, a partner at Sidley Austin.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Harvey Kauget joins Burr & Forman's intellectual property practice as partner in the Tampa office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

New Kids on the Circuit

Scott Graham : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The most important patent court has a new look.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Rader dresses down the defense … White asks 'Where's the beef?' … And Google learns it's hard to argue with a fatwa

The Churn: Dinsmore Absorbs Bond Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Dinsmore & Shohl expands its public finance capabilities with the acquisition of a 35-lawyer Cincinnati-based firm; Dorsey & Whitney loses a pair to Polsinelli; and Orrick expands in London.

Pa. Contribution Ban Challenged By Pro-Democratic 'Super PAC'

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2014

A Pennsylvania state law that bars political committees from taking contributions from corporations or organizations, like labor unions, for political purposes is directly at odds with Citizens United, a Washington, D.C.-based "super PAC" argued in its challenge to the measure.

Ninth Circuit Orders Google to Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 26, 2014

Writing the majority opinion, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski sided with an actress who claimed she'd agreed to perform in another film and that her life was at risk.

Three Firms Chip In on $1.6B Semiconductor Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Weil and Womble Carlyle are advising RF Micro Devices in connection with its purchase of TriQuint Semiconductor, a rival maker of radio frequency semiconductor chips, in an all-stock deal worth roughly $1.6 billion. Perkins Coie is representing TriQuint.

How to Defend Against a False Claims Act Suit

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 18, 2014

The key is communication: Contractors need to explain exactly what kind of work they performed.

Law Firm Surveillance Report Cited in Legal Challenge

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2014

The weekend's disclosure that an allied foreign government monitored a U.S. law firm's communications with a client has already been cited in a legal challenge to the National Security Agency's surveillance practices.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

GENERAL MILLS INC.

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

General Mills Inc.'s legal department is a finely tuned operation, processing everything from food law to employment work and regularly appraising the outside firms it relies on to handle its thorniest issues.

Rogowski Leaves Novak Druce to Build Phila. IP Firm's Del. Office

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 12, 2014

Patricia S. Rogowski, a former intellectual property attorney at Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg's Wilmington office, has joined Philadelphia-based Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, where she said she will lead her new firm's expansion into Delaware.

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

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

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

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Panitch Schwarze Makes First Hire In New Del. Office

Jeff Mordock : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2014

Patricia S. Rogowski, a former intellectual property attorney at Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg's Wilmington, Del., office, has joined Philadelphia-based Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, where she will lead her new firm's expansion into Delaware.

DLA's New Coleader Discusses Firm's Leadership Change

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

A little more than two years after DLA Piper hired former Linklaters managing partner Tony Angel, the esteemed law firm leader is poised to step down as global cochair of the world's largest firm by gross revenue and head count. During Angel's time at the top of DLA, the legal services giant restructured its U.K. operations and absorbed an Australian alliance partner. Roger Meltzer, the cohead of DLA's Americas arm who will take the leadership helm with Nigel Knowles in 2015, spoke with The Am Law Daily about the succession plan and DLA's future initiatives.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Law firm personnel changes in metropolitan Washington D.C.

INADMISSIBLE: Tech Companies Reach Deal in Data Fight

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other technology giants scored a victory last week in their quest to reveal more information about the government's demands for customer information. Plus more in this week's column.

2013 LTN Innovation Awards

Fredric Lederer : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

Our latest innovation awards evidence the symbiosis of legal practice and technology.

2013 LTN Awards

Fredric Lederer : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

Our latest innovation awards evidence the symbiosis of legal practice and technology.

The Churn: Katten Grabs Bingham Real Estate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Bingham McCutchen loses another practice group leader, as real estate cochair Kenneth Lore takes a nine-lawyer team to Katten Muchin Rosenman. Meanwhile, Skadden brings back a former partner to head its white-collar group and Blank Rome poaches two partners versed in sometimes tricky partnership issues from Greenberg Traurig.

6 Essential Leadership Traits for Law Department Managers

Larry Lohman and Andrew E. Shipley : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

For a law department manager, good leadership skills are not luxury items—they are essential to his or her ability to provide outstanding legal services.

State, Federal Courts Warn Of Virus-Carrying Messages

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 30, 2014

State and federal courts in Connecticut are among those nationwide circulating warnings about virus-bearing emails that purport to be notices of court hearings. At the Connecticut Judicial Branch, court administrators are on the lookout for the virus attacks.

Obama Touts Voting Rights Bill, Patent Reform

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

President Barack Obama tonight urged Congress to take up patent reform and to restore the Voting Rights Act in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that he said "weakened" the anti-discrimination law.

Obama Touts Voting Rights Bill, Patent Reform

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

President Barack Obama tonight urged Congress to take up patent reform and to restore the Voting Rights Act in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that he said "weakened" the anti-discrimination law.

INADMISSIBLE: Privacy Board Divided Over NSA Program

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Mirroring different rulings from two federal district judges, an independent White House privacy board is divided over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records. Plus more in this week's column.

Bogus Court-Appearance Notices Can Email Viruses, Lawyers Told

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

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