The Am Law Daily The daily source for legal business news, analysis and intelligence from the editors and reporters at The American Lawyer. en-us Copyright 2017. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily Claims Against Wilmer Revived Over 'Freeze Out' of Company's Minority Owners A Massachusetts appellate court ruled Friday that Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr must face allegations that it improperly helped the majority owners of a biotechnology company client freeze out the company's minority shareholders. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:26:01 EDT 1202793650635 Trump's Man of the Hour Scaramucci Not One To 'Humble Brag,' Says Cravath Associate Tapped to serve as President Donald Trump's communications director, Anthony Scaramucci told a group of Harvard law students last year to follow his lead and dial back the bravado. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:27:03 EDT 1202793639058 Dentons Set to Merge With Scotland's Maclay Murray The deal continues Dentons' international expansion of late and gives Maclay a long-awaited merger partner. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:40:54 EDT 1202793585351 DLA Piper Acquires 60-Lawyer Liner Firm in L.A. The deal with Liner LLP, a boutique known for representing entertainment industry clients ranging from film studios to Bill Cosby, boosts DLA Piper's presence in Southern California. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:29:06 EDT 1202793563363 Amid Delays, Politics Leave US Attorney Prospects in Limbo It's been six months since shortlists for U.S. attorney started circulating in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:34:48 EDT 1202793547946 Law Firms, Owed by Bankrupt Clients, Look to Represent Them in Court Greenberg Traurig and Husch Blackwell are tapped for bankruptcies in Hawaii and Texas that count several law firms among leading creditors. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:36:50 EDT 1202793526011 Linklaters Associate Denies Wrongdoing in Insider Trading Case A pristine start to a Big Law career has been derailed for a former editor-in-chief of Harvard Law School?s International Law Review who joined Linklaters in 2015. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:27:33 EDT 1202793523688 The American Lawyer Announces its Fifth Annual Global Legal Awards Winners Law firms are honored for excellence in global work in four main categories: disputes, finance, citizenship and mergers and acquisitions. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:02:58 EDT 1202793509575 Mintz Levin Partner Plays More Than One Tune Brad Scheller usually gets to work around 7 a.m. In his New York office, the patent litigator at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo keeps a spare, stand up string bass. It's not performance-ready, but his wife wanted it out of the house. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:52:36 EDT 1202793499774 Ivory Tower Jobs Lure Akin Gump Cyber Pro, Gibson Dunn Partner The rhythms of university life beckoned to a pair of Big Law veterans on either coast this summer, with partners departing Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for academic positions. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:40:02 EDT 1202793489685 Holland & Knight Bolsters Boston Base, Continues Hiring Spree The Florida-based Am Law 100 firm has welcomed aboard Mark Kalpin, co-chair of the energy and cleantech group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, as well as education and employment partner Janet Judge, who joins from her own solo shop. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:48:31 EDT 1202793435748 Cohen Milstein Enjoys Windy City Windfall in Hotel Tax Dispute Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, a plaintiffs firm that has a track record of partnering with public sector clients, earned $5.4 million for its work on behalf of Chicago in a suit looking to collect higher taxes from Expedia Inc. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:47:29 EDT 1202793427540 Ex-Secretary Accuses Quinn Emanuel of Racial Discrimination A former floating secretary who left the elite trial firm in 2015 claims he was subjected to racial slurs by a trial logistics director during the high-profile 2014 patent trial of Apple v. Samsung. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:03:00 EDT 1202793418269 After Lawsuit, R. Kelly's Lawyer Left Bryan Cave On the heels of a bombshell report by BuzzFeed that he runs a ?sex cult,? R&B icon R. Kelly has retained a longtime lawyer to deny the shocking allegations. That attorney, Chicago's Linda Mensch, joined her current firm last year after leaving Bryan Cave in the aftermath of a suit filed against her, the firm and her star client. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:08:46 EDT 1202793331113 Dorsey & Whitney Names First Woman Chair of Policy Committee Kim Severson, a trusts and estates partner at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis and head of the firm's nonprofit foundation, has been tapped to serve as chair of its policy committee. Severson is the first woman to hold the firm in the firm?s 105-year history. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:01:28 EDT 1202793330430 Fish & Richardson Set to Receive $12.5M Fee Award in Gilead-Merck Infringement Battle Fish & Richardson and client Gilead Sciences Inc. are slated to receive nearly $14 million in legal fees after exposing patent misconduct by Merck & Co. Inc. that helped Gilead shake off a $200 million infringement verdict. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:34:32 EDT 1202793318711 Orrick Develops New Role in Bet on Hot Field of Impact Finance The firm says it is the first to create a dedicated impact finance attorney position. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:36:31 EDT 1202793307396 Big Firms Bag Roles on Designer Jeans, Wedding Dress Bankruptcies Struggling retail chains shopping for law lawyers in what might well become the year of the retail bankruptcy saw several of their ailing brethren dip into the Big Law ranks this month for a trio Chapter 11 cases. And Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a firm not down for advising debtors, appears to have a role in one case. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:24:58 EDT 1202793228528 Trump Lawyer Must Face Pete Rose Defamation Claims A Philadelphia federal judge has refused to dismiss claims that lawyer John Dowd allegedly defamed baseball player Pete Rose. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:42:35 EDT 1202793213864 Innovative UK Law Firm Launches Antitrust Practice With Shearman Hire London-based Wiggin has hired Collette Rawnsley from Shearman & Sterling. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:36:22 EDT 1202793164381