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Sedgwick

  • Designation: San Francisco
  • Head Count: 342
  • Gross Revenues: $208,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $610,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $755,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold is a San Francisco-based law firm; it merged with Woo & Associates on July 1, 2007 and acquired Gordon Hargrove & James on January 1st 2009. According to the National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 350 rankings of firms by size, the firm has 343 attorneys and is the 127th largest firm in the United States. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 139th on the The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings with gross revenue of $193,000,000 in 2010. Sedgewick, Detert is a litigation and trial law firm, and specializes in all aspects of civil litigation, including complex business, class action, environmental and toxic tort, professional liability, product liability, construction, and insurance and reinsurance. In addition to its San Francisco headquarters, the firm has a dozen other locations, including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Irvine, California, Newark, New Jersey, Paris, and London.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 136 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 129 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 30 7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 99 -99 Summer programs

In the News

Addition By Subtraction

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

Employee turnover is often a major, daunting challenge. But it can present an opportunity for improvement.

Three Judges Named to Fill Santa Clara Vacancies

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

Those appointments and one in Contra Costa County were among 10 throughout the state announced Wednesday.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Lawyer Accused of Intimidation Won't Face Discipline

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

After conducting its own sua sponte investigation, the First Department disciplinary committee has declined to take any action against Scott Greenspan who was accused by a judge of pestering and intimidating jurors in a malpractice case he was monitoring for an insurance company.

Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

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.

How Technology Can Fuel Small Law Firms

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Julie Pearl and J. Craig Williams outline key ways to incorporate tech into transactional and litigation shops.

Florida Bar Swears In New Leaders, Doles Out Awards

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2014

West Palm Beach litigator Gregory Coleman was sworn in as the 66th president of the Florida Bar. The organization also recognized several lawyers.

Fish & Richardson Shifts Back-Office Functions to Minneapolis

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

The Twin Cities will soon be home to the latest Am Law 100 firm to consolidate its administrative operations, with national IP firm Fish & Richardson expecting to save $3 million per year by moving its accounting, finance, human resources and information technology functions to its Minneapolis office.

Caterpillar Engine-Failure Litigation To Be Venued in N.J. Federal Court

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Lawsuits from around the country claiming Caterpillar Inc.'s engines for trucks, buses and recreational vehicles frequently break down have been centralized in federal court in New Jersey.

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.

A How-to Guide For Winning Trials

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

The View From the Bench seminar featured some of Miami's most celebrated plaintiffs and defense attorneys offering their tips on opening statements, closing arguments and jury selection.

Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Simpson, Munger, Latham Help Lawyers.com Find New Home

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

The three firms are advising on the $1.1 billion sale of Internet Brands—owner of websites like Lawyers.com and CarsDirect.com—from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity to private equity rival KKR.

Simpson, Bass Berry Lead as Amsurg Snags Sheridan

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

An operator of ambulatory surgery centers moves to bolster its offerings by acquiring a company that provides hospitals with outsourced physicians' services.

Shining a Light on IT's Invisible Heroes

Kenneth Jones : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Just like in soccer, IT victories are won by the entire team, not just the superstars with big salaries.

Shining a Light on IT's Invisible Heroes

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

Just like in soccer, IT victories are won by the entire team, not just the superstars with big salaries.

Say Hello To Jason Murray, First Black DCBA President-Elect

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2014

Jason Murray makes history by becoming the first black lawyer to be elected president of the Dade County Bar Association.

The Art of Parodying a Global Mega-Brand

Afigo I. (Okpewho) Fadahunsi : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

"Dumb Starbucks" stunt was protected by parody law and the fair use doctrine.

Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

As the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nears, it is appropriate that the first comprehensive biography has been published of Roy Wilkins, the executive director of the NAACP between 1955 and 1977.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

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

Shocking Statements Unsealed in Judge Carlos Cortez Dispute

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 21, 2014

The deposition transcripts released by the Dallas County District Clerk's Office on April 16 include a Dec, 20, 2010, sworn statement from Crystal Haynes, who alleges that Cortez sexually assaulted her as a child, beginning when she was "probably 8" and he was dating her mother.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

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

On the Move: Towey Joins Sedgwick as Partner

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

New hires for Sedgwick, Parker McCay, and more N.J. firms.

Shocking Statements Unsealed in Judge Carlos Cortez Dispute

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

The deposition transcripts released by the Dallas County District Clerk's Office on April 16 include a Dec, 20, 2010, sworn statement from Crystal Haynes, who alleges that Cortez sexually assaulted her as a child, beginning when she was "probably 8" and he was dating her mother.

Carefully Pick Your Battles With Clients

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 14, 2014

The client may not always be right, but if you pick your battles carefully, you'll end up together at the finish line.

Sedgwick Team Joins Miami Attorney For Defense Verdict In Insurance Suit

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 09, 2014

Ramon Abadin and his colleagues from Sedgwick joined Robert Newton Harris in winning a defense verdict for Howden Insurance and Hemispheric Reinsurance.

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.

Is the Internet a Place for Public Accommodation?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 07, 2014

The California Supreme Court to review if the Internet is a place of public accommodation.

In Practice: The FCC and the Open Internet

John F. Stephens : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Internet access could become toll-based for bandwidth-heavy startups, depending on how net neutrality is defined, according to Sedgwick attorney John F. Stephens.

Parties Picking Bellwether Cases in Stryker Litigation

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

A federal judge in Minnesota has given lawyers on both sides of the hip implant litigation against Stryker Corp. until May 1 to pick as many as five bellwether cases for trials next year.

To Cut Costs, Gordon & Rees Sends Some Functions Across the Bay

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

A Q&A with Executive Director Mark Stephens on the firm's decision to relocate 130 employees to Oakland.

Extended Whistleblower Protections Create More Liability for Companies

J. Gregory Lahr and Ryan C. Chapoteau : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

J. Gregory Lahr and Ryan C. Chapoteau, partners at Sedgwick, discuss the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court recently expanding the whistleblower anti-retaliation protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to include employees of privately held contractors who perform work for public companies.

Jurisdiction in the Facebook Era

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

How do courts use case law that doesn't deal with social media when assessing issues brought on by the advent of technology?

5 Year Battle Over: Defense Wins In Suit Over Insurance Commissions

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 17, 2014

A five-year case spanning three countries involving $2 million in insurance commission fees ended in a Miami-Dade Circuit courtroom with a complete defense verdict.

Echoes of My Soul

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

44th District Judge Carlos Cortez No-Billed

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

A Dallas County grand jury on Feb. 20 declined to indict 44th District Judge Carlos Cortez on a family violence assault charge.

44th District Judge Carlos Cortez No-Billed

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2014

A Dallas County grand jury on Feb. 20 declined to indict 44th District Judge Carlos Cortez on a family violence assault charge.

Sedgwick Latest Am Law Firm to Make Back-Office Move

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The San Francisco-based firm plans to open an office housing various support operations in Kansas City sometime this summer. The location will be home to roughly 100 Sedgwick staffers who will either relocate or come out of the local labor force to manage work in the firm finance, human resources, information technology, knowledge management, marketing and new business operations.

In a Challenging Economy, Some Firms Pulled Away From the Pack

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 07, 2014

Richard Dickson's Fenwick, along with Cooley, saw gains in all the major metrics, but other firms fell flat or faltered.

Channel Twist: Legal Tech News

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

Tonight on the "CBS Evening News"—if all news were legal technology.

At Sedgwick, Revenue and Profits Tick Down

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 30, 2014

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  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Sedgwick, LLP

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

Firm Rankings

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

In the News

Addition By Subtraction

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

Employee turnover is often a major, daunting challenge. But it can present an opportunity for improvement.

Three Judges Named to Fill Santa Clara Vacancies

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

Those appointments and one in Contra Costa County were among 10 throughout the state announced Wednesday.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Lawyer Accused of Intimidation Won't Face Discipline

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

After conducting its own sua sponte investigation, the First Department disciplinary committee has declined to take any action against Scott Greenspan who was accused by a judge of pestering and intimidating jurors in a malpractice case he was monitoring for an insurance company.

Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

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.

How Technology Can Fuel Small Law Firms

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Julie Pearl and J. Craig Williams outline key ways to incorporate tech into transactional and litigation shops.

Florida Bar Swears In New Leaders, Doles Out Awards

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2014

West Palm Beach litigator Gregory Coleman was sworn in as the 66th president of the Florida Bar. The organization also recognized several lawyers.

Fish & Richardson Shifts Back-Office Functions to Minneapolis

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

The Twin Cities will soon be home to the latest Am Law 100 firm to consolidate its administrative operations, with national IP firm Fish & Richardson expecting to save $3 million per year by moving its accounting, finance, human resources and information technology functions to its Minneapolis office.

Caterpillar Engine-Failure Litigation To Be Venued in N.J. Federal Court

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Lawsuits from around the country claiming Caterpillar Inc.'s engines for trucks, buses and recreational vehicles frequently break down have been centralized in federal court in New Jersey.

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.

A How-to Guide For Winning Trials

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

The View From the Bench seminar featured some of Miami's most celebrated plaintiffs and defense attorneys offering their tips on opening statements, closing arguments and jury selection.

Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Simpson, Munger, Latham Help Lawyers.com Find New Home

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

The three firms are advising on the $1.1 billion sale of Internet Brands—owner of websites like Lawyers.com and CarsDirect.com—from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity to private equity rival KKR.

Simpson, Bass Berry Lead as Amsurg Snags Sheridan

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

An operator of ambulatory surgery centers moves to bolster its offerings by acquiring a company that provides hospitals with outsourced physicians' services.

Shining a Light on IT's Invisible Heroes

Kenneth Jones : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Just like in soccer, IT victories are won by the entire team, not just the superstars with big salaries.

Shining a Light on IT's Invisible Heroes

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

Just like in soccer, IT victories are won by the entire team, not just the superstars with big salaries.

Say Hello To Jason Murray, First Black DCBA President-Elect

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2014

Jason Murray makes history by becoming the first black lawyer to be elected president of the Dade County Bar Association.

The Art of Parodying a Global Mega-Brand

Afigo I. (Okpewho) Fadahunsi : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

"Dumb Starbucks" stunt was protected by parody law and the fair use doctrine.

Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

As the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nears, it is appropriate that the first comprehensive biography has been published of Roy Wilkins, the executive director of the NAACP between 1955 and 1977.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

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

Shocking Statements Unsealed in Judge Carlos Cortez Dispute

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 21, 2014

The deposition transcripts released by the Dallas County District Clerk's Office on April 16 include a Dec, 20, 2010, sworn statement from Crystal Haynes, who alleges that Cortez sexually assaulted her as a child, beginning when she was "probably 8" and he was dating her mother.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

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

On the Move: Towey Joins Sedgwick as Partner

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

New hires for Sedgwick, Parker McCay, and more N.J. firms.

Shocking Statements Unsealed in Judge Carlos Cortez Dispute

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

The deposition transcripts released by the Dallas County District Clerk's Office on April 16 include a Dec, 20, 2010, sworn statement from Crystal Haynes, who alleges that Cortez sexually assaulted her as a child, beginning when she was "probably 8" and he was dating her mother.

Carefully Pick Your Battles With Clients

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 14, 2014

The client may not always be right, but if you pick your battles carefully, you'll end up together at the finish line.

Sedgwick Team Joins Miami Attorney For Defense Verdict In Insurance Suit

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 09, 2014

Ramon Abadin and his colleagues from Sedgwick joined Robert Newton Harris in winning a defense verdict for Howden Insurance and Hemispheric Reinsurance.

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.

Is the Internet a Place for Public Accommodation?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 07, 2014

The California Supreme Court to review if the Internet is a place of public accommodation.

In Practice: The FCC and the Open Internet

John F. Stephens : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Internet access could become toll-based for bandwidth-heavy startups, depending on how net neutrality is defined, according to Sedgwick attorney John F. Stephens.

Parties Picking Bellwether Cases in Stryker Litigation

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

A federal judge in Minnesota has given lawyers on both sides of the hip implant litigation against Stryker Corp. until May 1 to pick as many as five bellwether cases for trials next year.

To Cut Costs, Gordon & Rees Sends Some Functions Across the Bay

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

A Q&A with Executive Director Mark Stephens on the firm's decision to relocate 130 employees to Oakland.

Extended Whistleblower Protections Create More Liability for Companies

J. Gregory Lahr and Ryan C. Chapoteau : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

J. Gregory Lahr and Ryan C. Chapoteau, partners at Sedgwick, discuss the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court recently expanding the whistleblower anti-retaliation protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to include employees of privately held contractors who perform work for public companies.

Jurisdiction in the Facebook Era

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

How do courts use case law that doesn't deal with social media when assessing issues brought on by the advent of technology?

5 Year Battle Over: Defense Wins In Suit Over Insurance Commissions

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 17, 2014

A five-year case spanning three countries involving $2 million in insurance commission fees ended in a Miami-Dade Circuit courtroom with a complete defense verdict.

Echoes of My Soul

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

44th District Judge Carlos Cortez No-Billed

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

A Dallas County grand jury on Feb. 20 declined to indict 44th District Judge Carlos Cortez on a family violence assault charge.

44th District Judge Carlos Cortez No-Billed

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2014

A Dallas County grand jury on Feb. 20 declined to indict 44th District Judge Carlos Cortez on a family violence assault charge.

Sedgwick Latest Am Law Firm to Make Back-Office Move

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The San Francisco-based firm plans to open an office housing various support operations in Kansas City sometime this summer. The location will be home to roughly 100 Sedgwick staffers who will either relocate or come out of the local labor force to manage work in the firm finance, human resources, information technology, knowledge management, marketing and new business operations.

In a Challenging Economy, Some Firms Pulled Away From the Pack

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 07, 2014

Richard Dickson's Fenwick, along with Cooley, saw gains in all the major metrics, but other firms fell flat or faltered.

Channel Twist: Legal Tech News

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

Tonight on the "CBS Evening News"—if all news were legal technology.

At Sedgwick, Revenue and Profits Tick Down

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 30, 2014

More Profiles:
Choose A Law Firm

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Sedgwick LLP

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

Sedgwick LLP

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

Firm Rankings

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

In the News

Addition By Subtraction

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

Employee turnover is often a major, daunting challenge. But it can present an opportunity for improvement.

Three Judges Named to Fill Santa Clara Vacancies

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

Those appointments and one in Contra Costa County were among 10 throughout the state announced Wednesday.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Lawyer Accused of Intimidation Won't Face Discipline

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

After conducting its own sua sponte investigation, the First Department disciplinary committee has declined to take any action against Scott Greenspan who was accused by a judge of pestering and intimidating jurors in a malpractice case he was monitoring for an insurance company.

Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

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.

How Technology Can Fuel Small Law Firms

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Julie Pearl and J. Craig Williams outline key ways to incorporate tech into transactional and litigation shops.

Florida Bar Swears In New Leaders, Doles Out Awards

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2014

West Palm Beach litigator Gregory Coleman was sworn in as the 66th president of the Florida Bar. The organization also recognized several lawyers.

Fish & Richardson Shifts Back-Office Functions to Minneapolis

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

The Twin Cities will soon be home to the latest Am Law 100 firm to consolidate its administrative operations, with national IP firm Fish & Richardson expecting to save $3 million per year by moving its accounting, finance, human resources and information technology functions to its Minneapolis office.

Caterpillar Engine-Failure Litigation To Be Venued in N.J. Federal Court

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Lawsuits from around the country claiming Caterpillar Inc.'s engines for trucks, buses and recreational vehicles frequently break down have been centralized in federal court in New Jersey.

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.

A How-to Guide For Winning Trials

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

The View From the Bench seminar featured some of Miami's most celebrated plaintiffs and defense attorneys offering their tips on opening statements, closing arguments and jury selection.

Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Simpson, Munger, Latham Help Lawyers.com Find New Home

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

The three firms are advising on the $1.1 billion sale of Internet Brands—owner of websites like Lawyers.com and CarsDirect.com—from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity to private equity rival KKR.

Simpson, Bass Berry Lead as Amsurg Snags Sheridan

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

An operator of ambulatory surgery centers moves to bolster its offerings by acquiring a company that provides hospitals with outsourced physicians' services.

Shining a Light on IT's Invisible Heroes

Kenneth Jones : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Just like in soccer, IT victories are won by the entire team, not just the superstars with big salaries.

Shining a Light on IT's Invisible Heroes

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

Just like in soccer, IT victories are won by the entire team, not just the superstars with big salaries.

Say Hello To Jason Murray, First Black DCBA President-Elect

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2014

Jason Murray makes history by becoming the first black lawyer to be elected president of the Dade County Bar Association.

The Art of Parodying a Global Mega-Brand

Afigo I. (Okpewho) Fadahunsi : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

"Dumb Starbucks" stunt was protected by parody law and the fair use doctrine.

Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

As the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nears, it is appropriate that the first comprehensive biography has been published of Roy Wilkins, the executive director of the NAACP between 1955 and 1977.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

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

Shocking Statements Unsealed in Judge Carlos Cortez Dispute

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 21, 2014

The deposition transcripts released by the Dallas County District Clerk's Office on April 16 include a Dec, 20, 2010, sworn statement from Crystal Haynes, who alleges that Cortez sexually assaulted her as a child, beginning when she was "probably 8" and he was dating her mother.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

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

On the Move: Towey Joins Sedgwick as Partner

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

New hires for Sedgwick, Parker McCay, and more N.J. firms.

Shocking Statements Unsealed in Judge Carlos Cortez Dispute

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

The deposition transcripts released by the Dallas County District Clerk's Office on April 16 include a Dec, 20, 2010, sworn statement from Crystal Haynes, who alleges that Cortez sexually assaulted her as a child, beginning when she was "probably 8" and he was dating her mother.

Carefully Pick Your Battles With Clients

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 14, 2014

The client may not always be right, but if you pick your battles carefully, you'll end up together at the finish line.

Sedgwick Team Joins Miami Attorney For Defense Verdict In Insurance Suit

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 09, 2014

Ramon Abadin and his colleagues from Sedgwick joined Robert Newton Harris in winning a defense verdict for Howden Insurance and Hemispheric Reinsurance.

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.

Is the Internet a Place for Public Accommodation?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 07, 2014

The California Supreme Court to review if the Internet is a place of public accommodation.

In Practice: The FCC and the Open Internet

John F. Stephens : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Internet access could become toll-based for bandwidth-heavy startups, depending on how net neutrality is defined, according to Sedgwick attorney John F. Stephens.

Parties Picking Bellwether Cases in Stryker Litigation

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

A federal judge in Minnesota has given lawyers on both sides of the hip implant litigation against Stryker Corp. until May 1 to pick as many as five bellwether cases for trials next year.

To Cut Costs, Gordon & Rees Sends Some Functions Across the Bay

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

A Q&A with Executive Director Mark Stephens on the firm's decision to relocate 130 employees to Oakland.

Extended Whistleblower Protections Create More Liability for Companies

J. Gregory Lahr and Ryan C. Chapoteau : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

J. Gregory Lahr and Ryan C. Chapoteau, partners at Sedgwick, discuss the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court recently expanding the whistleblower anti-retaliation protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to include employees of privately held contractors who perform work for public companies.

Jurisdiction in the Facebook Era

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

How do courts use case law that doesn't deal with social media when assessing issues brought on by the advent of technology?

5 Year Battle Over: Defense Wins In Suit Over Insurance Commissions

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 17, 2014

A five-year case spanning three countries involving $2 million in insurance commission fees ended in a Miami-Dade Circuit courtroom with a complete defense verdict.

Echoes of My Soul

Jeffrey Winn : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

44th District Judge Carlos Cortez No-Billed

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

A Dallas County grand jury on Feb. 20 declined to indict 44th District Judge Carlos Cortez on a family violence assault charge.

44th District Judge Carlos Cortez No-Billed

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2014

A Dallas County grand jury on Feb. 20 declined to indict 44th District Judge Carlos Cortez on a family violence assault charge.

Sedgwick Latest Am Law Firm to Make Back-Office Move

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The San Francisco-based firm plans to open an office housing various support operations in Kansas City sometime this summer. The location will be home to roughly 100 Sedgwick staffers who will either relocate or come out of the local labor force to manage work in the firm finance, human resources, information technology, knowledge management, marketing and new business operations.

In a Challenging Economy, Some Firms Pulled Away From the Pack

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 07, 2014

Richard Dickson's Fenwick, along with Cooley, saw gains in all the major metrics, but other firms fell flat or faltered.

Channel Twist: Legal Tech News

Kenneth Jones : Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

Tonight on the "CBS Evening News"—if all news were legal technology.

At Sedgwick, Revenue and Profits Tick Down

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 30, 2014