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Proskauer Rose LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 746
  • Gross Revenues: $736,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $985,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,850,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 3

Proskauer Rose is a New York-based law firm. The firm ranked 38th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms with gross revenues of $645,000,000 in 2010. Proskauer Rose has ranked in the top 50 of the annual Am Law 100 since 1986. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, with 663 attorneys, the firm is the 54th largest law firm in the United States. In the 2011 Global 100 survey of firms worldwide, Proskauer ranked as the 45th highest grossing law firm in the world. Proskauer Rose's practice areas include corporate; mergers and acquisitions; labor and employment; real estate transactions; bankruptcy and reorganization; taxation; litigation; and intellectual property. The firm has 12 offices locations: New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton, Boston, New Orleans, Newark, Chicago, London, Paris, Sao Paolo and Hong Kong.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 36 3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 36 3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 55 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 35 0 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 45 -17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 110 -10 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 76 4 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 12 28 Summer programs

In the News

Circuit Says Bush, Cheney Requests Exempt From FOIA

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The Second Circuit rejected the claim of political journalist John Cook, who sought not the presidential and vice-presidential materials from the National Archives themselves, but the requests for such records made by the former president and vice-president.

Kamins Returning to Bench While Investigation Proceeds

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Barry Kamins is going back to work next week as a civil court judge in Queens, while a judicial ethics panel investigates allegations that the jurist improperly served as a behind-the-scenes political advisor to embattled former District Attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes.

The 2014 New Leaders of the Bar

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The 50 lawyers included on this list are those that we decided—after a rigorous evaluation process—are emblematic of a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

The Churn: Venable Expands in L.A., Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A day after Hogan Lovells and Squire Patton Boggs started the third quarter with mergers abroad, Venable has gotten into the tie-up game by picking up seven lawyers from Los Angeles litigation boutique Weingarten Brown. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of Am Law 200 hires.

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.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Eight firms have added partners, while six others have added counsel.

Big Suits

David Bario, Ross Todd, and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

ATP Tour v. Deutscher Tennis Bund; Shell Oil v. U.S; U.S. v. Jiang; In re BofA AIG; In re Neurontin; In re Pradaxa

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

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

The 2014 New Jersey Top 40 (21-40)

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

The second half of the NJLJ Top 40 law firms.

A Golden State for Class Action Arbitration Waivers

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 26, 2014

The California Supreme Court issued a decision upholding class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has added a partner, while other firms have added counsel

The Churn: Bingham, Squire Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Two Am Law 100 firms that have dealt with a high degree of lateral volatility in recent months—Bingham McCutchen and the newly formed Squire Patton Boggs—made hires this week, but also saw some partners leave. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and others from around The Am Law 200.

Security Fraud Class Actions Survive High Court Review

Tony Mauro : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stopped short of ringing a death knell for securities fraud class actions, tinkering with but not reversing a precedent that business advocates wanted the court to overturn.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Seven firms announce new additions, and Albany Law School has appointed professors Deborah Kearns and Sarah Rogerson as co-directors of its Law Clinic & Justice Center.

Halliburton Ruling Aids Both Sides in Securities Litigation

Tony Mauro : supreme_court_brief : January 23, 2014

The battlefield of securities class actions shifted on Monday, with the U.S. Supreme Court giving both plaintiffs and defendants weapons to deploy in what may be an even more intense and costly level of warfare in the future.

'Respectful and Measured,' NBA Head Is His Father's Son

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

When it comes to holding firm on tough calls, the National Basketball Association's new commissioner, Adam Silver, made a name for himself long before he stood up to Donald Sterling, the controversial co-owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Am Law Trio Lead on Blackstone, DDR Shopping Center Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Jones Day, Proskauer Rose and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett are advising on a deal valued at nearly $2 billion that finds DDR Corp. and a real estate-focused affiliate of private equity giant The Blackstone Group teaming up to buy 76 shopping centers from American Realty Capital Properties.

Statute of Limitations for SEC Enforcement Actions

Sarah S. Gold and Richard L. Spinogatti : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

In their Corporate and Securities Litigation column, Sarah S. Gold and Richard L. Spinogatti discuss the judicial difference of opinion as to whether SEC actions or proceedings seeking declaratory or injunctive relief or disgorgement are within Section 2462's prohibition on actions not "commenced within five years from the date when the claim first accrued."

Fee Tracker: Latham's Lucrative Soccer Links

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

In its latest tally of money flowing to Am Law 200 firms, The Am Law Daily looks at Latham & Watkins' work for the U.S. Soccer Federation ahead of this year's World Cup tournament; Gibson Dunn's mounting Bridgegate tab; and the bills accrued by Davis Polk and Skadden on a big financial services IPO.

The Churn: Husch Blackwell Hires Again in Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Husch Blackwell becomes the latest large Midwestern firm to bulk up in the Rockies; Dechert raids Wilmer to launch a life sciences practice in Frankfurt; Sidley Austin shutters its office in Germany's financial capital and other moves from around The Am Law 200.

Scarpulla, Panelists Discuss Efficient Ways to Litigate

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 09, 2014

The newest judge to join Manhattan's Commercial Division told an audience of junior associates and other practitioners Friday that the key to greater efficiency in litigation is to be realistic, reach across the aisle early and work on getting clients "the best deal possible."

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

Retired Judge Wins Appeal in Suit Against Country Club

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

An appeals court has revived Retired Bergen County Assignment Judge Robert Passero's suit against a country club over an unrefunded debenture bond.

Thinking Creatively to Solve Lengthy Discovery Disputes

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 06, 2014

Inherent in the culture of state commercial litigation practice today are prolonged discovery disputes—a particular thorn in the side for judges asked to compel the production of documents or even impose sanctions.

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

Ventas said on Monday that it will acquire American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $2.6 billion. Also, four firms have landed roles in connection with the sale of 24 Hour Fitness by Forstmann Little & Co., the New York-based buyout shop that has been liquidating its portfolio following the November 2011 death of its cofounder.

The Will and Pension Form Don't Match; Who Gets the Money?

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2014

A terminally ill worker names his son beneficiary on a pension form, then names his wife in his will. A court ruled for the son.

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

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

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

Proposed Regulations on Allocation of Partnership Liabilities

Peter M. Fass : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

In his Real Estate Securities column, Peter M. Fass discusses proposed regulations issued by the IRS in January that would amend the rules regarding allocation of partnership liabilities and disguised sales. According to published reports, the regulations, if finalized as proposed, would negatively impact a variety of real estate investments which use the partnership vehicle.

4 Things to Know When Hiring Teens for Summer Jobs

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

U.S. and state employment laws are extra protective of the youngest, and at times most vulnerable, members of the workforce.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

The 2014 IP Hot List: Life on the Cutting Edge

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

The NLJ received dozens of nominations for our annual list of the hottest IP firms, and many of our chosen 20 rank among the most venerable in the country.

Proskauer Rose

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Am Law 100 Trio Advises on $2.6 Billion Senior Housing Buy

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Wachtell is representing Ventas in its acquisition of American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust in the stock-and-cash transaction, while Proskauer Rose and Venable are counseling ARC.

Proskauer Blames Accountants for Tax Strategy Issues

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 02, 2014

An outside accountant to Johnson & Johnson stockholders is battling a third-party lawsuit filed by Proskauer Rose that claims his accounting firm should be held fully liable for any damages allegedly suffered by shareholders after a tax avoidance strategy backfired.

Supreme Court Upends Two More Patent Rulings

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 02, 2014

A rough year for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit got rougher on Monday, when two more of its rulings were unanimously reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings has named Craig Gangi as executive vice president and general counsel and Proskauer Rose partner Robert Kafin has been elected as chair of the Times Square Alliance, among other announcements.

Q&A: Neal Schelberg

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Proskauer Rose partner Neal Schelberg describes himself as "an ERISA nuts and bolts man." He has spent most of his professional life opining on the act's requirements, and this year is chairman of the U.S. Labor Department's ERISA Advisory Council. Here he discusses ERISA, the work of the council and how issues such as same gender marriage and health care reform are impacting the employee benefits area.

Four Firms Score With Record-Setting Clippers Sale

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

Covington & Burling, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, Kirkland & Ellis and Proskauer Rose are advising on what could prove to be the most lucrative sale of a professional sports team in U.S. history in former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's proposed $2 billion bid to acquire the National Basketball League's Los Angeles Clippers. But a mammoth antitrust suit looms.

CPA Moves to Dismiss Third-Party Claims in Tax Fraud Suit

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 28, 2014

An outside accountant to Johnson & Johnson stockholders is battling a third-party lawsuit filed by Proskauer Rose that claims his accounting firm should be held fully liable for any damages allegedly suffered by shareholders after a tax avoidance strategy backfired.

IRS on Health-Care Premium Reimbursement: Don't Do It

Vinayak Balasubramanian : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service is not fond of employers reimbursing the health-care premiums of their employees. And the agency really wants everyone to know that.

Keker Scores for Google in Patent Proxy Fight With BT

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

A case that sparked debate over the murky backgrounds of many IP plaintiffs came to an unceremonious end on Tuesday, when an appeals court refused to revive patent infringement claims targeting Google Inc. over its lucrative Adsense program.

Future of Legal Education Debated at Pace

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Leaders from the New York state bench, bar and legal academy gathered at Pace Law School on Thursday for the latest in a series of national and statewide conversations about how the legal community should respond to changing times for the nation's law schools.

Fund for Modern Courts Awards

: New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

E. Leo Milonas and Michael A. Cardozo were honored by The Fund for Modern Courts in Manhattan on Monday.

Convocation to Explore Instilling Professional Values

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2014

The challenges of instilling professional values in the next generation of lawyers during a turbulent time for law schools will take center stage at a May 22 convocation.

Articulate Subpoena Costs to Call Off the Dogs in E-Discovery

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 20, 2014

ABA panel tackles e-discovery cost issues in third-party subpoena requests.

When E-Discovery Goes Wrong

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

A panel of experts discuss e-discovery horror stories, vetting vendors and expectations for service providers in terms of competency and ethics.

Dozen Firms Tune In for AT&T's $48.5 Billion DirecTV Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

In a deal likely to face major regulatory scrutiny, a telecommunications giant aims to absorb the nation's largest satellite television operator.

An In-house Lawyer's Secret Sauce

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 19, 2014

Ron Palmese, general counsel for Union Square Hospitality Group, has a foodie's in-house dream job.

Proskauer Helps MLS Ink Key $720 Million Deal

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

Major League Soccer took a big step in its quest to reach the upper echelon of pro sports this week, tapping Proskauer Rose to advise on an eight-year, $720 million media rights deal with ESPN, FOX and Univision.

Four Am Law Firms Dine on Red Lobster Sale

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

Latham and Wachtell are advising Darden Restaurants on the $2.1 billion cash sale of seafood chain Red Lobster to longtime Kirkland & Ellis private equity client Golden Gate Capital. But some activist investors aren't happy.

Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Corporate Fee-Shifting Bylaws

Jeff Mordock : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

An investor or subsidiary that sues a corporation and loses may be required to fork over attorney fees under fee-shifting bylaws, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled. The court upheld the validity of the provisions in a response to certified questions of law asked by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

Allen Fagin, former chairman of Proskauer Rose, has been appointed executive vice president and chief professional officer of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, among other moves.

Litigator of the Week: Bradley Ruskin of Proskauer Rose

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2014

For many defense lawyers, winning a ruling that could stem the tide of shareholder lawsuits would be a career-defining achievement. For Ruskin, it was the icing on the cake in an influential sports law case he's dominated from start to finish.

Ex-Warner Music Group Interns Clear Hurdle in FLSA Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

In a setback for WMG's lawyers at Vedder Price, a judge agreed to invite about 3,000 former unpaid interns to join a proposed class action claiming the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Del. Supreme Court Upholds Corporate Fee-Shifting Bylaws

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 14, 2014

An investor or subsidiary that sues a corporation and loses may be required to fork over attorney fees under fee-shifting bylaws, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled. The court upheld the validity of the provisions in a response to certified questions of law asked by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

The Common Law of Legal Malpractice and Fraud

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone writes: Legal malpractice has an ancient and noble heritage. There are no particular statutes in this area; courts rely exclusively on the common law when scrutinizing the manner in which attorneys represent their clients. How does this body of law categorize, analyze and adjudicate perceived wrongs by attorneys of clients?

Bingham Chair Zimmerman to Shed Daily Duties

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Five months after posting its worst-ever single-year decline in profitability, Bingham McCutchen said Tuesday that longtime chairman Jay Zimmerman will formally hand over day-to-day management of the firm to managing partner Steven Browne as of June 1.

Waiter, Acting Alone, Engaged in 'Concerted Activity'

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 13, 2014

An administrative law judge said that although a fired employee filed the class action, it involved the rights of other employees.

Panelists Preview Upcoming Changes to Commercial Division Rules

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 12, 2014

Panelists at a New York City Bar Association event on Friday provided an overview of the recent changes in the Commercial Division and their potential benefits in light of a state budget crisis that has squeezed court resources despite increased case filings and mounting motion practice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

New arrivals, promotions, and lateral moves in this week's column.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Amici Briefs From Firms Fault 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine

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

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

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

Patton Boggs Admits Regret for Role in Chevron Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

Patton Boggs has ended its role in long-running, multibillion environmental litigation against Chevron involving Ecuador with the announcement that it agreed to pay the oil giant $15 million and admitted regret for its role in the case.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

In one of the larger leases along Sixth Avenue this year, Neuberger Berman has signed a 20-year agreement with Vornado Realty Trust for about 355,000 square feet at 1290 Avenue of the Americas.

Crowell & Moring Names N.Y. Managing Partner

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Crowell & Moring has named Edwin Baum managing partner of the firm's New York office, taking the place of corporate partner Joseph Adams, who has led the New York office for four years and will continue his practice at the firm.

Proskauer Acts for PE Firm on $216 Million IPO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

Ares Management has become the latest private equity firm to tap the public markets, although its legal fees pale in comparison to IPOs of years past.

More Social Media in the Workplace, More Problems

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2014

As the social media universe expands and more users join networks every day, the risks for businesses also appear to be on the rise.

New York Firms Increase Profits, Reducing Size

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Many large New York law firms grew their revenue and profits last year, continuing to pull ahead of the national pack when it comes to financial indicators.

Proskauer Survey: Social Media Disciplinary Action Soars

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 02, 2014

Social media misconduct has shot through the roof, according to a recent report from Proskauer Rose.

Rise Above Barriers to the Ballot

Matthew Skinner : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Matthew Skinner, executive director of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, writes: The significant challenges we face should not keep us from rising to the occasion.

A Tough Year at Bingham

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

Lower billings and higher costs in 2013 meant that Bingham McCutchen partners took a hit. But not everybody suffered.

A Lawyer's Secret Sauce

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Ron Palmese: General Counsel, Union Square Hospitality Group

Amid Sterling Row, Skadden Waits in Wings

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

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

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 28, 2014

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

NBA Probe Could Lead to More Legal Woes for Clippers Owner

Ross Todd : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, a former Cravath associate, has launched an internal investigation into L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments.

Davis Polk: A Bullish Year, a Big Payday

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Deals work, big litigations drive double-digit profit growth.

The Churn: Gibson Lands Ropes SF Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Among those switching firms in our latest roundup: a new cochair for Gibson Dunn's life sciences practice.

Run Criminal Background Checks With Care

Katharine H. Parker and Daniel L. Saperstein : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Proliferating "ban the box" laws penalize employers who screen job candidates without justification.

Asia Deal Digest: April 17, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

* White & Case and Linklaters lead on $5.85 billion Chinese mine acquisition in Peru* Chinese retail group turns to Simpson Thacher for its takeover of a British department store chain* Milbank advises the government of Sri Lanka on a third sovereign bond offering

Foley, Quarles Help Keep Bucks in Wisconsin

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

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

The Careerist: All You Need Is Botox

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 16, 2014

Time for another round of quirky, strange news.

A Lawyer's Privacy Interest—Real or Illusory?

Edward M. Spiro and Judith L. Mogul : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

In their Southern District Civil Practice Roundup, Edward M. Spiro and Judith L. Mogul, principals of Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello, write that a recent decision by Judge Paul G. Gardephe rejects the notion that the "law office" protection from disclosure extends to an attorney's witness interview notes and serves as a reminder that the zone of protection for a lawyer's own records carved out by 'Sage Realty' is a narrow one.

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.

Robbins Geller Faces Off with NHL Over Head Injuries

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2014

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd made a clumsy entrance into litigation over concussions in pro sports, filing a class action complaint against the National Hockey League that included a few attention-grabbing typos and factual errors.

AlixPartners Sues Consultants Poached by McKinsey & Co.

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

The lawsuit, filed in Delaware Chancery Court by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Richards Layton & Finger, accuses former AlixPartners managing directors Eric Thompson and Ivo Naumann of breaching their employment agreements and stealing trade secrets.

Let's Talk About Pay Equality in the Workplace

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 10, 2014

With Congress stuck in an apparent state of stasis on initiatives for gender pay equality, what's President Barack Obama to do?

Back to 'Basic'? Maybe Not

Sarah S. Gold and Richard L. Spinogatti : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

In their Corporate and Securities Litigation column, Sarah S. Gold and Richard L. Spinogatti of Proskauer Rose discuss the arguments before the Supreme Court in 'Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund,' market efficiency, the fraud-on-the-market theory and the presumption of reliance at the class certification stage.

Viacom Intern Case Moves Ahead as Employers Eye Second Circuit

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

Another employment class action brought on behalf of unpaid interns cleared a hurdle when a federal judge in Manhattan conditionally certified an FLSA class action against Viacom Inc.

Too Cute to Work?

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A story made for the tabloids raises an interesting employment question.

MoFo CMO Is Moving On

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

News of firm additions and appointments.

Stormy Weather For Health Reform

Marcia Coyle and Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

For government lawyers defending the federal health care reforms against two major attacks in different courts last week, the temperature inside two Washington courtrooms mirrored that outside: cold and stormy. By the end of the day, in both the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the government appeared to face a hard slog to victory.

Insufficient Evidence Linked Mold to Health, Judges Rule

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Wrestling with a question that has gained the attention of other state courts in recent years, a 4-2 Court of Appeals said plaintiff's expert relied on various studies that showed an "association" between health problems and exposure to mold, but did not show either "general" or "specific" causation.

Growing Trend Toward Paid Sick Leave Comes to NYC

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2014

With the Earned Sick Time Act, New York City joins many municipalities and states that have implemented mandatory paid-leave policies.

Apple Retail Workers Press Pause on Bag Check Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

Plaintiffs lawyers seek to stay wage-and-hour case until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on whether employees must be paid for time spent in security screenings.

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.

Skadden to Settle Fletcher Bankruptcy Case for $4.25 Million

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

While disputing a court-appointed trustee's claim that it had not "adequately" protected former client Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher Jr.'s hedge funds and those who invested in them, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has agreed to pay $4.25 million to avoid any potential legal claims stemming from the bankruptcy of one of those funds.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

DC Lateral Moves Roundup

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

Proskauer Rose and Miles & Stockbridge grabbed lawyers from Crowell & Moring. A partner left Williams & Connolly for Zuckerman Spaeder. And a bankrupcty group went to Baker Donelson.

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.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Pull Away

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

A year after making only slight financial gains, a group of New York–based firms made up of some of The Am Law 100's most profitable members put even more distance between itself and the rest of the pack in 2013, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Parties Reach Accord in Firefighter Case

Andrew Keshner and Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

New York City, the federal government and an intervening group of black firefighters and applicants have reached an agreement in principle to settle the last pending claims of a hard-fought class action suit alleging intentional discrimination within the New York City Fire Department.

Suits Test Reach of Antitrust Laws Over Caps on College Athletes' Pay

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Putative class actions in California and New Jersey are testing whether college sports organizations are big businesses whose limits on payments to amateur athletes violate antitrust laws.

Legal Aid Forms Committee to Find New Chief Attorney

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

Two union officials and three attorneys-in-charge of the New York City Legal Aid Society are among those named to a search committee to find a successor to outgoing Attorney-in-Chief Steven Banks.

FINRA Issues Warning on Bitcoin and Digital Currency

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 17, 2014

The agency warns investors that these digital "currencies" are not legal tender and may lead to losses.

The Score: March Madness Edition

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

With the field set for the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's basketball tournament, others can agonize over their brackets. The Am Law Daily's focus is on the lawyers and law firms with ties to the NCAA and the nation's top college sports conferences.

Company Re-Files Lawsuit Against Proskauer Rose

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

A former longtime client of Proskauer Rose has re-filed a malpractice suit claiming the firm's advice cost it hundreds of millions of dollars in tax liability.

Panel Upholds Private Right to Sue Nonpaying Insurers

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Scrutinizing a law that requires insurance companies to pay claims in a timely manner, a Brooklyn appellate court has determined the law gives claimants an implied right to file suit against their insurer.

Reactions to Dewey Indictments Run the Gamut

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Those with direct and indirect interests in the events at issue in the charges filed against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders Thursday try to make sense of the stunning developments.

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Corporate Whistleblower Protection

Tony Mauro : supreme_court_brief : January 06, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday significantly expanded legal protection for corporate whistleblowers, making it clear for the first time that thousands of workers in the mutual-fund industry and other private companies are protected from retaliation for reporting fraud.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

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

Unlimited Breaks: Great for Morale, But Beware

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2014

Employees love the idea, but if you're considering it, be aware that unlimited time off may not work for every company team.

Insurers Must Cover Bear Stearns Settlement, Judge Says

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 05, 2014

A "dishonest acts" exclusion clause in its liability policies does not exempt insurers from covering a $250 million settlement reached between the Securities and Exchange Commission and a J.P. Morgan subsidiary, a Manhattan state judge ruled.

Justices Expand Corporate Whistleblower Protection

Tony Mauro : supreme_court_brief : January 04, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday significantly expanded legal protection for corporate whistleblowers, making it clear for the first time that thousands of workers in the mutual-fund industry and other private companies are protected from retaliation for reporting fraud.

'Dishonest Acts' Clause Not Applicable in Insurance Case, Judge Rules

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 04, 2014

A 'dishonest acts' exclusion clause in its liability policies does not exempt insurers from providing coverage for a $250 million settlement reached between the Securities and Exchange Commission and a J.P. Morgan subsidiary, a Manhattan state judge ruled.

Justices Expand Corporate Whistleblower Protection

Tony Mauro : supreme_court_brief : January 04, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday significantly expanded legal protection for corporate whistleblowers, making it clear for the first time that thousands of workers in the mutual-fund industry and other private companies are protected from retaliation for reporting fraud.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Proskauer's Revenue Up as Head Count Drops

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

Proskauer Rose recorded gains in every major financial metric in 2013, including a gross revenue increase of 4.3 percent to $768.5 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

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.

NFL Tax Filings Show Big Fees for Three Firms

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

The latest tax filings by the National Football League and its collective bargaining arm show that it paid out nearly $25 million to Akin Gump, Covington & Burling and Paul Weiss, the latter a newcomer to the NFL's stable of top outside legal advisers.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: the U.S. Supreme Court caught on camera, Proskauer sues an ex-client and new judicial nominations drama.

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.

Claims Narrowed in Ex-Associate's Suit Against Quinn

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

A unanimous state appeals panel has dismissed a retaliation claim that is part of a discrimination suit filed by a black former contract attorney against Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, ruling that the claim is barred because a federal judge dismissed a similar claim last year.

Proskauer Sues Ex-Client Accusing Firm of Malpractice

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

After its former client sued the firm for malpractice, Proskauer Rose and four of its partners have sued the client's senior executives, claiming they solicited legal advice based on "materially false...representations" and have harmed the firm's reputation with their "meritless" claims.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Profits Spike at Davis Polk

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

Davis Polk & Wardwell saw its profits per partner surge 22.5 percent last year, to $2.94 million, while the firm's gross revenue rose a more modest 5.4 percent, to $975 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Litigator of the Week: Thomas Goldstein of Goldstein & Russell

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

The omnipresent Supreme Court advocate and SCOTUSblog cofounder scored a major victory for class action plaintiffs who are seeking billions from law firms and other advisers of Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford.

Actor's Friend Gets Apology, Money to Help Playwrights

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

The National Enquirer, which, in an "exclusive interview" with David Bar Katz, a close friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman, quoted him saying they were gay lovers and he had seen Hoffman using drugs, has admitted that it was duped and never spoke to Hoffman's friend.

Justices OK Suits Against Law Firms in Ponzi Scheme

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Private investors burned in Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme can move ahead with their state-law class actions against two prominent law firms and insurance brokers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Chadbourne, Proskauer Lose Supreme Court Bid to Block Stanford Class Actions

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 26, 2014

In a highly anticipated decision interpreting the reach of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, the court green-lighted investor claims against Chadbourne & Parke, Proskauer Rose and other advisers of convicted Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford.

Are Some Workers 'Too Cute' to Employ?

Rebekah Mintzer : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A yoga teacher alleges she was fired on that ground.

Are Some Workers "Too Cute" To Employ?

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 19, 2014

A yoga instructor and massage therapist claims she was fired from her job for being too too good-looking for her boss and his jealous wife.

Asset Protection Planning Without Malpractice Risk

Commentary by Michael Sneeringer : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2014

When an attorney's file is papered with the words "asset protection planning," judges automatically view any legitimate estate planning attempts as fraudulent to creditors upon seeing the words "asset protection," writes attorney Michael A. Sneeringer.

Make Valentine's Day a Time for Love, Not Lawsuits

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

Love is in the air, so it's a good time to think about how to prepare for when Cupid's arrow strikes in the workplace.

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

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

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

Federal Common Law Governs Insider Duties Under §10(b)

Sarah S. Gold and Richard L. Spinogatti : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

In their Corporate and Securities Litigation column, Sarah S. Gold and Richard L. Spinogatti of Proskauer Rose analyze a recent decision in which the Second Circuit held explicitly for the first time that the duty of corporate insiders to either disclose material non-public information or to abstain from trading is defined by federal common law, not state or foreign fiduciary duty law, and applies to registered and unregistered securities alike.

Effects of the New Jersey "Sandy" Law

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 10, 2014

The new "Sandy" law in New Jersey affects the Family Leave Act and the Security and Financial Empowerment Act.

NLRB Revives Union Election Ideas in Proposed Rules

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 10, 2014

Now that the National Labor Relations Board has a full set of members, the so-called ambush or quickie union election rule is back.

iPad rEvolution

Alan Cohen : Law Technology News : January 07, 2014

Virtualization could be the key to lawyers abandoning their laptops for tablets.

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

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

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

Reinstating a Lost Tax-Exempt Status

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 06, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service has new reinstatement procedures for companies or organizations that had their tax-exempt status revoked.

U.S. Supreme Court to Scrutinize Securities Class Actions

Stephen A. Miller and Joshua N. Ruby : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2014

In two sets of cases this term, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide questions that could significantly alter securities litigation on behalf of large groups of investors under both federal and state law.

Scarpulla Joins Manhattan Commercial Division Bench

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 05, 2014

Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla is the newest judge to join the Commercial Division, taking over for Justice Barbara Kapnick who joined the First Department, the Office of Court Administration confirmed Tuesday.

Real Estate Workouts—Liabilities in Excess of Tax Bases

Peter M. Fass : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

In his Real Estate Securities column, Proskauer Rose partner Peter M. Fass discusses, in the context of a real estate workout involving a partnership or limited liability company, the tax considerations when a property has liabilities in excess of the tax basis of the property.

Scarpulla Joins Manhattan Commercial Division Bench

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 05, 2014

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla, a 10-year veteran of the bench who has a substantial business litigation background, is the newest judge to join the Commercial Division, the Office of Court Administration confirmed Tuesday.

Three Paul Hastings Lawyers Move to Proskauer Rose

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Zachary Fasman, Allan Bloom and Erika Collins have joined Proskauer Rose as partners in its labor and employment law practice.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Is Your Company Accommodating?

Katharine Parker and Jacquelyn Weisman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Pregnancy is not a disability, but may require similar adjustments.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Contractors Face Executive Order for Minimum Wage Hike

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

In President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address, he promised to raise the minimum wage for workers on new government contracts. Employers across the U.S. need to pay attention to this executive wage hike.

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.

4 Tips for Affordable Care Act Employer Compliance

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

Companies need to start putting Affordable Care Act politics on the backburner and focus on adjusting to Obamacare's realities.

Finance, Media Defendants Beat RealTime Patent Suits

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has brought a near-certain end to RealTime Data's patent infringement campaign against a large swath of the financial services industry.

State Whistleblowing Laws Provide Whopping Verdicts

Harris Mufson and Noa Baddish : The National Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Employers have finally started to recognize that the risks attendant to whistleblower claims in federal legislation can be enormous. But what about state whistleblower laws?

Fee Tracker: Apple's Bromwich Battle and More

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

The Am Law Daily tallies how much Am Law 200 firms are earning on a variety of engagements, from a Goodwin Procter partner serving as Apple's court-appointed monitor to Robins Kaplan's representation in a card-swipe class action to a Winston & Strawn partner's move in-house with a longtime client.

Automatic Allocation of GST Exemption: Traps for the Unwary

Jay D. Waxenberg, Andrew M. Katzenstein and Maggie Mouradian : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Jay D. Waxenberg, Andrew M. Katzenstein and Maggie Mouradian of Proskauer Rose write: Dynasty trusts for the benefit of succeeding generations are standard tools in every estate planner's toolkit. Some practitioners and their clients rely on automatic allocation of generation-skipping transfer tax exemption to these trusts to keep them exempt from GST tax. Without careful planning, however, the automatic allocation may not take place, making the intergenerational tax savings unavailable.

Trusts & Estates

: New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Top 10 Developments, Lessons and Reminders of 2013," "Standing to Enforce Restrictions on Use of Charitable Gifts," "Making Disclaimer Work for Minors," "Revocable Inter-Vivos Trusts," "Automatic Allocation of GST Exemption: Traps for the Unwary" and "'Brewer' Raises New Issues Regarding Estate Distribution."

D.C. MOVES

: The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Will the Asia Shakeout Ever Come?

By Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2014

What's the solution to the overly competitive market for legal services in Asia? Many international law firms in Asia are simply counting on their weaker rivals to eventually give up and go home, leaving a bigger pie for everybody else. But Asian Lawyer editor Anthony Lin says they shouldn't bet on that scenario.

Correction

: New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Whistle-Blower Law Didn't Protect Fired In-House Lawyer

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 17, 2014

A Labor Department review board said the company fired the attorney for cause, and not for whistle-blowing activity.

Fried Frank, Paul Weiss Lead on Time Warner Center Sale

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

The Am Law 100 firms—well versed on the subject of Manhattan's pricey commercial real estate—are advising media giant Time Warner Inc. on the $1.3 billion sale of its Columbus Circle headquarters to an investor group. The deal has also yielded roles for Gibson Dunn, Kirkland, Schulte Roth, Sidley Austin and Skadden.

Insurance Industry Deals a Boon to Big Firms

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

A dozen Am Law 100 firms have grabbed roles on a series of transactions announced since the start of 2014 involving the insurance industry, where consolidation in the sector this year could could produce a bevy of business for transactional lawyers.

City Settles Lawsuits in RNC Arrests for $18 Million

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Activists and civil rights attorneys hailed the settlement, which includes $7.6 million for plaintiffs lawyers' fees, as a vindication of their claim that police had no right to arrest some 1,800 protestors, bystanders, legal observers and journalists without individualized probable cause.

Dechert Adds One Hong Kong Litigator, Loses Another

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie litigation partner Kareena Teh will be coming aboard at Dechert as current Asia litigation head David Chu leaves to launch a new practice for Proskauer Rose.

NLRB Decisions in Jeopardy at Supreme Court

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 15, 2014

, which was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13, could have a huge impact in the labor and employment world by rendering hundreds of National Labor Relations Board decisions null and void.