The recession has brought a painful degree of uncertainty to a profession that doesn't like change. But when the storm's over, how different will the landscape look?
Investors have long complained that securities arbitration is biased toward brokerages. But this year arbitrators socked Credit Suisse with a $431 million award. More big cases are on the way.
Google's settlement with book publishers is a brilliantly innovative use of the class action mechanism that could reshape copyright law. But first it has to pass muster with the Justice Department.
Baltimore has sued Wells Fargo for what it claims were predatory lending practices. Other cities hit hard by foreclosures are watching carefully.
Litigators tell us how the recession has changed their jobs.
When Richard Kendall's clients got tired of paying big-firm rates, he left Irell & Manella to strike out on his own.
Right now there's no international court to handle Madoff-scale fraud cases or cross-border disputes between the world's biggest banks. A few lawyers are starting to imagine what one might look like.
Lessons for defense lawyers from the W.R. Grace trial.