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Winston & Strawn LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 822
  • Gross Revenues: $741,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $900,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,410,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -5

Winston & Strawn is a Chicago-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings, with 868 attorneys in offices worldwide, it is the thirty-first largest law firm in the United States. With $717,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010, the firm ranked 34th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings. Winston & Strawn has been on The American Lawyer's annual Am Law 100 rankings since 1986. The firm ranked 40th on the 2011 Global 100 survey of revenue ranking worldwide. The firm has a substantial focus on litigation and corporate practice, representing corporations and financial institutions in all types of disputes. Practice areas include antitrust and trade regulation, employment and labor relations, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. In addition to its Chicago headquarters, the firm has offices in several cities, including New York, Washington, D.C., London, Geneva and Paris.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 39 -5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 39 -5 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 38 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 43 -2 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 25 -7 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 103 -22 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 121 -242 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 45 30 Summer programs

In the News

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

DLA Piper, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Sullivan & Worcester and Schulte Roth & Zabel have each added an attorney.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe and Amanda Bronstad : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Meritor v. Eaton; Catholic Healthcare West v. U.S. Foods; Vergara v. State of California; Grocery Manufacturers Association v. Sorrell; Macy's v. J.C. Penney

Texas Lawyer Announces Its Winning Women of 2014

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : January 29, 2014

We read each of the nearly 150 nominations we received and then conducted our own research to arrive at this list of 20 Winning Women and a lifetime achiever.

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.

The Churn: Skadden's Roberts Bound for NBPA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom litigation partner Michele Roberts in Washington, D.C., has been elected executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, an organization that recently paid big money to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which this week hired Citigroup deputy general counsel Elizabeth Sacksteder as a partner in New York. Those moves and more in our latest look at lateral hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

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

The Churn: Arnold & Porter Adds to Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

Arnold & Porter takes on a couple of attorneys from Alston & Bird; the embattled Bingham McCutchen brings on a partner and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bingham Headlines Latest Round of Merger Rumblings

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

After a spate of lateral departures following a tough financial year in 2013, Bingham McCutchen has reportedly sounded out several Am Law 100 firms for potential tie-up talks, which come at a record-setting time for law firm mergers.

Three Asia-Based Partners Exit DLA Piper

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 18, 2014

The moves are the latest in a number of departures for the firm in the region.

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.

Second Circuit Tosses Deutsche Bank Shareholder Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

Handing a win to lawyers at Cahill and Skadden, the Second Circuit affirmed Wednesday that its 2011 decision in dooms a long-running securities class action against Deutsche Bank AG and a half-dozen big underwriting banks.

The Morning Wrap

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

A round up of legal news from ALM-affiliated publications and around the web: OPM gets hacked; Jesse Ventura's defamation suit; Commerzbank AG nears settlement for sanctions violations.

Ecuador Blasts Judge in Chevron RICO Appeal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

Steven Donziger isn't the only one who has a bone to pick with U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, the Manhattan judge who sided with Chevron Corporation earlier this year in sprawling litigation over legacy oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Utah Taking Same-Sex Marriage Appeal to Supreme Court

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The state of Utah has decided to go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to resurrect its ban on same-sex marriages.

Donziger Returns Fire as Chevron Appeal Heats Up

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

Lawyers for New York attorney Steven Donziger reloaded this week in their epic fight with Chevron, asking an appeals court to vacate a finding that Donziger procured a $9.5 billion judgment against the oil giant through wholesale fraud.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Hires Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Only days after confirming the closure of its Abu Dhabi office to focus on the Americas, Holland & Knight has brought on an 11-strong team by raiding an energy boutique for half of its lawyers. The Am Law Daily looks at those hires and more new arrivals from throughout the Am Law 200.

Groupon Makes a Deal for a New General Counsel

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

Dane Drobny is heading to Groupon Inc. from the Sears Holdings Corp. legal department.

Fee Tracker

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

The lawyers who suit up for the NFL Players Association—and what they bill.

Ex-Dewey Partners Challenge Barclays Over Loans

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Sued by the bank, three former Dewey partners claim the bank and the firm duped them into borrowing money.

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

Judge Rejects Bid to Toss Ex-Lawyer's Bribery Conviction

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

A judge has refused to upset Robert Simels' witness bribery conviction, or even let the once-prominent criminal defense attorney have a hearing on his claims of ineffective legal representation and due process violations in the government's use of a wired informant against him.

Judge Invites Scrutiny of Gibbons Ties in Port Authority Case

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

A federal judge has invited parties in four cases against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that are pending before him to weigh in on whether he should hand them off to another judge because he provided legal services for the agency as a partner at Gibbons before he went on the bench.

Tenth Circuit Rejects Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2014

A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday declared Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed the December ruling of a federal trial judge in Utah.

For Aereo, a Failure of Innovation Through Litigation

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

For Aereo's lawyers, the company's copyright battle with the television broadcast industry both epitomized bet-the-company litigation and turned the formula inside out.

LegalTech West Coast Preview: Day 2 Panels

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

The second day of LegalTech West Coast will include a dozen panels on topics such as information governance, cybersecurity and deflating the cost of e-discovery.

Companies Ink $500 Million Deal to End Truck Parts War

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

The deal between Meritor Inc. and Eaton Corp. caps nearly a decade of antitrust litigation that pulled in lawyers from at least eight law firms.

How to Protect Client Data From Government Spies and Other Miscreants

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Cybercriminals and the government may have access to your firm's confidential client data.

NFL Players Union Scores Reversal in Pay Cap Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

The Eighth Circuit gave the NFL Players Association an opening to revive its $3 billion lawsuit accusing league owners of colluding to secretly cap salaries for the 2010 season. But the union's lawyers at Winston & Strawn and Latham & Watkins still face a long road to recovering any damages.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Antitrust Lawyers Gear Up for Trial in Transmission Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

A squadron of top litigators has descended on Delaware, ready to duke it out over claims that truck components manufacturer Eaton Corp. owes billions of dollars in damages to rival Meritor Inc.

'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.

In Dewey Shadows, U.K. Capital Loan Court Fight Rolls On

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

While the spotlight's glare remains fixed elsewhere, a series of suits that raises fresh questions about just how far Dewey & LeBoeuf's leaders went to hide the dire state of the firm's finances is quietly taking shape in London's courts.

Winston & Strawn Adds Taipei Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Horng-Dar Lin is coming aboard from Sovereign Law Office, a Taipei-based firm he founded last year. He was also previously vice president responsible for intellectual property at contract electronics maker Foxconn Technology Group.

The Churn: Greenberg Adds Two Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Greenberg Traurig raids Patton Boggs and Dentons for new practice chairs in Washington, D.C., and London in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

LegalTech Tackles E-Discovery and Cybersecurity

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

Panels address risk management, information governance, regulatory hurdles, the cloud, e-discovery spending.

INADMISSIBLE: G.W. Law Names Blake Morant Next Dean

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Morant has served as dean of Wake Forest University School of Law for the past seven years, and will assume the top position at George Washington University Law School on Sept. 1. Plus more in this week's column.

Appeals Court Invalidates Bristol-Myers Squibb's Hep B Patent

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

In a win for the generic drug company Teva Pharmaceuticals and its lawyers at Winston & Strawn, the Federal Circuit knocked out a Bristol-Myers Squibb patent on the Hepatitis B drug Baraclude.

INADMISSIBLE: GM Legal Dept. Faulted In Internal Report

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

An exhaustive internal investigation of General Motors Co.'s ignition-switch recall shortcomings found fault with the company's legal team, but "confirmed" that its top lawyer did not learn about the safety issues until after the recall. Plus more in this week's column.

Legal Fees Significantly Reduced in Iranian Dairy Dispute

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 03, 2014

Lawyers for a company awarded approximately $13.4 million in legal fees in a decades-long dispute over Iranian dairy interests got bad news Tuesday morning. A federal appeals court in Washington reversed the fee awards, finding their client was instead entitled to only $29,516 in fees.

Legal Fees Slashed in Iranian Dairy Dispute

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 03, 2014

Winston & Strawn and Morgan Lewis got bad news Tuesday. The D.C. Circuit chopped their legal fee in a decades-long dispute over Iranian dairy interests, reducing it from $13 million to $29,516.

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.

Winston & Strawn

Lisa Lednicer : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Judge Wants to Know Niro Firm's Role in 'Pattern of Deceit'

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

Sheppard Mullin's Stephen Korniczky has been pursuing sanctions against Niro Haller & Niro for its representation of Intellect Wireless in a series of patent cases.

Judge Wants to Know Niro Firm's Role in 'Pattern of Deceit'

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

Sheppard Mullin's Stephen Korniczky has been pursuing sanctions against Niro Haller & Niro for its representation of Intellect Wireless in a series of patent cases.

Judge Approves Plan for Antismoking Ad Campaign

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 02, 2014

Eight years after a federal judge in Washington ordered tobacco companies to pay for an antismoking ad campaign, the judge on Monday approved a plan for executing that order.

Am Law Firms Reap Rewards of NFL Union Work

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

The annual report filed by the National Football League Players Association with the U.S. Labor Department shows Winston & Strawn, Latham & Watkins, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Norton Rose Fulbright and Patton Boggs racking up substantial fees for their work on behalf of players last year.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Novartis / Glaxo / Eli Lilly; TIAA-CREF / Nuveen; Mallinckrodt / Questcor; Blackstone / Gates

Simels Makes New Bid to Upset Witness Bribery Conviction

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

Five years after defense attorney Robert Simels was sentenced, he is trying to overturn his conviction by asserting prosecutors wrongfully delayed disclosure of relevant recordings and that his defense attorney, Gerald Shargel, offered substandard representation.

How To Navigate Social Media Hazards

John Rosenthal and Adam Nadelhaft : Law Technology News : January 21, 2014

IP, privacy, labor and employment, FDA, security are just some of the vulnerable practice areas.

Fannie Mae GC Relocates to Medtronic Legal Department

Vinayak Balasubramanian : Corporate Counsel : January 20, 2014

Bradley Lerman is packing his bags and taking up residence at Medtronic Inc.

Bank to Settle Suit over Teller Chairs

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

U.S. Bank N.A. has agreed to pay almost $2 million to settle a class action by California bank tellers who sued because they were not provided chairs at their teller stations, according to federal court documents.

BofA Escapes Investor Class Action Over AIG Suit

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2014

The bank's lawyers at Munger Tolles and Winston & Strawn persuaded the Second Circuit that BofA didn't intend to dupe shareholders about a looming $10 billion lawsuit brought by AIG.

Hogan Faces Off Against Former Patent Client

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

Anticipating a professional negligence suit, Hogan Lovells has brought on Keker & Van Nest's Elliot Peters to file a preemptive strike in federal court.

In-House Counsel Profile: Stephen Patton, corporation counsel for the City of Chicago

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hired Stephen Patton as the city's ­general counsel in 2011. Within a short time, he brought major change to a department defined for decades by two mayors named Daley and their long tradition of rewarding many local law firms with city work.

Weil's Awkward Transition

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 12, 2014

When Weil, Gotshal & Manges embarked on a strategic overhaul, some partners headed for the exits.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2014

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

Appeals Court Rules DuPont Didn't Engage in Fraud

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

The Federal Circuit agreed that DuPont acted in bad faith in a patent suit brought by Monsanto, but fell short of committing "fraud on the court." Gibson Dunn argued on behalf of DuPont while Wilmer represented Monsanto.

The Score: Ex-Patterson Belknap Partner Parsons to Head Clippers

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

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver pushes Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the drama swirling around the team adds new players with ties to Patterson Belknap and Kaye Scholer.

Fee Tracker: Bridgegate, Detroit and Apple

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

Gibson Dunn's Christie tab grows, Jones Day revs it up in Motown and filings by Goodwin Procter and Fried Frank hint at the Apple e-book fight's high cost.

Howrey Trustee Racks Up Deals With Ex-Partners, Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Allan Diamond raises more than $5 million by reaching settlements with four firms and 60 former partners.

The Churn: Winston Bulks Up in IP and Asia, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Despite a recent round of layoffs, Winston & Strawn has hired a four-strong corporate team in Hong Kong and a three-partner IP team in San Francisco.

A Scramble for Antismoking Ads

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Some cable networks protest being left off list,say they would reach high-impact audiences.

DLA's Asia Corporate Head Jumps to Winston & Strawn

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Mabel Lui has assumed the same role at the Chicago-based firm, taking with her a team of three lawyers.

Hogan IP Lawyers Jump to Winston & Strawn

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Sunny Cherian and two others had come to Hogan from Howrey three years ago.

Litigator of the Week: Stephen Tillery of Korein Tillery

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 01, 2014

It's more than a little unusual for an intermediate court to undo a high court decision. But Tillery's $10 billion battle with Philip Morris is no ordinary case.

2014 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2014 Rising Stars by a panel of 20 esteemed judges. Our panel reviewed more than 230 nominations of attorneys 40 and under who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.

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.

The Trouble With Nonequity Partners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Reliance on nonequity partners has boosted the bottom line at Am Law 100 firms—but is it a sustainable business model?

CityTime Actors Sentenced to 20 Years Each in Prison

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

Three men convicted in the massive kickback and bribery scheme in New York City's payroll modernization program were each sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday.

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.

Two Steps Forward in Chicago: Helping Advance Women in Law

Lisa Grace Lednicer : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

With “Two Steps Forward,” we feature people who have strived to advance the careers of women in corporate law—an ongoing, formidable challenge. Here are five individuals who have worked to improve the status of women in corporate departments, in law firms, at law schools and in the business community throughout the Chicago area.

Fans Sue Springsteen Tour Sellers Who Glommed Tickets for Brokers

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Bruce Springsteen fans who claim they paid too much for tickets to his 2012 Wrecking Ball tour are suing the concert promoters for consumer fraud.

A Guilty Plea in a Cold Chicago Case

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 23, 2014

Did Windy City cops go easy on the mayor's nephew? Winston & Strawn's Dan Webb led the investigation.

Class Certification Denied in Case Against Smucker Co.

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2014

A federal judge has freed The J.M. Smucker Co. from facing a class action filed by consumers who challenged the truthfulness of the company's label claims that products were healthy.

Am Law Trio on Motorola Unit Sale

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Kirkland, Wachtell and Winston & Strawn land roles on Zebra Technologies' purchase of a Motorola Solutions unit.

Private Equity Giants Tap Kirkland for Two Big Deals

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

The firm is advising Blackstone on its Ipreo Holdings buy and Madison Dearborn on its sale of Nuveen Investments.

Entertainment Matters: Belafonte Settles With King Heirs

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

A suit over MLK memorabilia ends, Katherine Heigl taps Ballard Spahr and CBS stays in-house to lock in late night.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Panel: Change of Prison Doesn't Make Inmate's Case Moot

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 14, 2014

An Atlanta-based appeals court has rejected the federal prison system's eleventh-hour attempt to end a lawsuit brought by an inmate by giving him the safer facility assignment he has long sought.

Winston Cements $503 Million Win in Battle of Tycoons

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

Winston & Strawn's W. Gordon Dobie scored the half-billion dollar win for Israeli businessman Alexander Gliklad in a long-running fight with billionaire industrialist Michael Cherney.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 11, 2014

Upsetting the Apple cart … Ware gets whacked … Sunny news for Solyndra

Credit Card Companies Narrowly Escape Antitrust Class Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

Somewhat grudgingly, a federal judge in New York tossed claims that American Express, Discover and other companies used meetings organized by lawyers at Wilmer and Ballard Spahr to cook up a conspiracy to preempt consumer class actions.

Chinese Solar Firms Can't Escape Solyndra's Attack

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

A federal judge in Oakland cleared the way for an antitrust suit accusing three Chinese companies of flooding the U.S. market with cheap solar panels.

Chinese Solar Firms Can't Escape Solyndra's Attack

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong has cleared the way for an antitrust suit accusing three Chinese companies of flooding the U.S. market with cheap solar panels.

Examining the Future of Complex Prosecutions in New York

Gerald L. Shargel and Ross M. Kramer : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Gerald L. Shargel and Ross M. Kramer of Winston & Strawn address the proposed revisions to New York state grand jury procedure, the accomplice corroboration rule, and the substantive laws on larceny, scheme to defraud and money laundering—key areas where New York state law has lagged behind federal law in the white-collar arena.

White-Collar Crime

: New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "SEC Renews Focus on Accounting and Disclosure Fraud," "Rule 180.1: The CFTC Targets Fraud and Manipulation," "Examining the Future of Complex Prosecutions in New York," and "How the SEC May Receive Testimony Compelled in U.K., Canada."

Court Revives Samsung Antitrust Suit Against Panasonic

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

The Ninth Circuit reversed a decision that found Samsung waited too long to file its suit accusing Panasonic of using patents to stomp competitors.

Appeals Court Revives Samsung Digital Memory Suit Against Panasonic

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

A decision by Ninth Circuit Judge Ronald Gould reverses a district court ruling that the suit accusing Panasonic of using patents to stomp competitors had been filed too late.

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.

Feeling Insecure?

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

You should—threats to client confidentiality lurk inside and outside your firm.

Robotic Attorneys and the Future

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 31, 2014

Will legal work soon be performed by robots?

Whistleblower Rules Extend to Private Companies

Dan Webb and Robb C. Adkins : The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court decision broadens reach of Sarbanes-Oxley beyond publicly held corporations.

In-House Counsel Profile: DeVry Education Group Inc.'s Gregory Davis

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Gregory Davis heads an 11-­lawyer team that also includes a director of contract management.

IN BRIEF: Denies Advance Knowledge

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith testified on his own behalf last week in federal court in New York against charges he served as a propagandist for al-Qaeda and recruited fighters for Osama bin Laden ­immediately ­following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Patent Ruling Highlights Pressure on Plaintiffs

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

Should patent plaintiffs be held to the same heightened pleading standards that other litigants have had to adopt since the Supreme Court's rulings in and ?

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.

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.

Winston & Strawn Hits NCAA With Suit over Players' Pay

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

Will Jeffrey Kessler of Winston & Strawn upend the business of college sports?

Former Student Settles With School District After Alleging Coaches Forced Her to Admit She Was Gay

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

"The only reason this case settled is the insurance carrier did not want to spend another five years and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for this case to go back to the Fifth Circuit," said Robert Davis, who defended KISD and coaches Rhonda Fletcher and Cassandra Newell.

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.

Treehouse Sets Off Flurry of Suits Against Keurig

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

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

Former Student Settles With School District After Alleging Coaches Forced Her to Admit She Was Gay

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 13, 2014

"The only reason this case settled is the insurance carrier did not want to spend another five years and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for this case to go back to the Fifth Circuit," said Robert Davis, who defended KISD and coaches Rhonda Fletcher and Cassandra Newell.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Winston, Revenue, Profits and Head Count All Slip

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

Winston & Strawn saw its gross revenue dip 1.9 percent in 2013, to $741 million, while its profits per equity partner fell 5.4 percent, to $1.41 million, according to the firm.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 10, 2014

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

Emails Aren't Only Challenge in Dewey Defense, Experts Say

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A day after Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders were indicted on grand larceny and fraud charges, criminal defense experts weighed in on the challenges and strategies in defending such cases, especially when damning emails are presented as key evidence.

Morgan Lewis Poaches From Bingham in Three Cities

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

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

CBOE's Three Patents Face Risk of Invalidation

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

The PTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board has instituted postgrant reviews of three patents owned by the Chicago Board Options Exchange that are at the center of a suit against the International Securities Exchange, represented by Winston & Strawn.

Ex-Dewey Leaders Charged With Fraud

Ed Shanahan : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

After a nearly two year investigation, the former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf, ex-chairman, Steven Davis; former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine; and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, were accused Thursday of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the firm.

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.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Weil's Profits, Revenue, Head Count All Drop in 2013

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

After a turbulent year in which at least three dozen partners left and some core practices fell into the doldrums, Weil, Gotshal & Manges reported substantial financial declines in 2013. Revenue dipped 7.4 percent while profits per equity partner fell by the same percentage.

Weil Loses Finance Partner to Paul Hastings

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Senior leveraged finance partner John Cobb is heading to Paul Hastings from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, marking the 36th partner departure from Weil in the past six months, and the 15th in just the last three months alone, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

High Court Takes Up New Securities Conundrum in Omnicare Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

With Monday's cert grant in , Winston & Strawn won a chance to resolve a circuit split over what constitutes a false statement under federal securities laws. Plus: Some good news for Aereo as it prepares for April arguments in its Supreme Court showdown with TV broadcasters.

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.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Geoffrey Willis joins the Brown Rudnick's environmental and real estate practices in the Irvine, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Law Firms Back Narrow Right of Court Access in Delaware Appeal

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

Two dozen major law firms came together on Monday to send an unlikely message to the U.S. Supreme Court: It's time to clamp down on open access to government.

Court Revives Patent Fight Over Manhole Cover Sealant

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 21, 2014

The relatively unknown world of manhole cover sealants drew the likes of Jones Day, which represented Stopaq in its bid to revive a patent infringement claim against Amcorr, advised by Winston & Strawn.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

Kirkland Seeks $20.7 Billion in Damages From Anadarko

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

There's a $20 billion gulf between what Anadarko and its adversaries think the company should have to pay to resolve a battle over environmental liabilities in the Tronox Inc. bankruptcy.

Winston's Webb Wades Into Coffee Pod Wars

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

Single-serve coffee brewers are big business, especially now that market leader Green Mountain's patents on the technology have expired. So it's fitting that an upstart competitor has hired big-name litigator Dan Webb to challenge Green Mountain's recent efforts to maintain its huge market share.

Bingham's White-Collar Co-Chairman Leaves for Sheppard

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

Oil and Gas Equipment Division to Change Hands for $550 Million

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

William Lemmer, senior vice president and general counsel of Cameron International Corp., turned to lawyers from Winston & Strawn and Baker Botts for the Houston company's pending sale of its reciprocating compression division to GE Oil & Gas for about $550 million in cash.

Nine More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners targeted in the latest round of suits filed by the defunct firm's liquidation trust include Steven Otillar, who waged a since-settled court fight with Citibank over his alleged failure to repay a capital loan, and onetime Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.

The Morning Wrap

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: Obama challenged on professional diversity of judicial picks, attorneys face allegations of wrongdoing and a call for outside counsel to quit in the Utah same-sex marriage case.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 07, 2014

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

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.

The New Frontier: Predictive Coding for InfoGov

Katherine Montgomery : Law Technology News : January 06, 2014

LegalTech New York panel argues that predictive coding can also assist information governance.

White & Case Scores for Pfizer in Lyrica Patent Row

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

Pfizer Inc. and its lawyers at White & Case fended off a major challenge from generic rivals on Thursday, persuading an appeals court that patents for the blockbuster painkiller Lyrica give the company exclusive rights to sell the drug through the end of 2018.

Company's Patent Office Filing Held To Void Attorney-Client Privilege

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2014

A federal judge, finding a hip-replacement device manufacturer waived attorney-client privilege on communications with its patent counsel, has compelled the disclosure of documents and oral statements in an infringement suit.

Diversity Programs in Need of An Overhaul

Peggy A. Davis : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Focused on filling the pipeline, firms have failed to update ways to help practitioners thrive.

Am Law 200 Firms Stake Claims in Houston

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Drawn by the oil and gas boom, plenty of other firms have followed Latham's lead into Houston.