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 2015. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily Dewey Jury Keeps Quiet After Partial Verdict After throwing out part of the criminal case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders on Wednesday and getting a jolt from the judge, the jury went home Thursday without a peep. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:14:42 EDT 1202739363356 Deal Watch: Beer Battle, Asset Swap Quench Firms' Transactional Thirst Anheuser-Busch InBev has sidled up with Sullivan & Cromwell in its ongoing effort to merge with alcoholic beverage industry rival SABMiller. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:42:56 EDT 1202739355347 Milberg Notifies New York of 32 Layoffs Milberg, a once high-flying plaintiffs firm, has notified New York sate of its intention to let go of 32 employees by December. The cutbacks are the latest by a big firm coping with a drop-off in high-stakes litigation tied to the 2008 financial crisis. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:03:40 EDT 1202739347764 Footloose Lawyers Keep Their Business—and Their Blogs Law firms are used to partners taking their clients with them when they jump to other firms. But what about their blogs? Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:29:16 EDT 1202739331165 King & Spalding Touts State AG Practice with New Alliance K&S became the latest defense firm to trumpet its state AG expertise and its connections with top state law enforcers this week, announcing a partnership with former Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:09:15 EDT 1202739315242 Round One Goes to Dewey & LeBoeuf Defendants In the white-collar defense bar, the feeling was awfully bullish for Dewey & LeBoeuf?s former leaders after Wednesday?s partial verdict. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:16:49 EDT 1202739237133 Behind Rise of Daily Fantasy Sports, A Big-Firm Bonanza Cooley, Debevoise, Dentons, Fenwick, Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig, Kirkland and Latham are advising clients in the increasingly lucrative—and still mostly unregulated—world of daily fantasy sports. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:41:46 EDT 1202739230422 Dewey & LeBoeuf Trial Takes a Physical Toll Dizzy jurors. Muscle spasms. Defense lawyers and prosecutors falling down left and right. Just an average couple of weeks in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:44:14 EDT 1202739222708 Depressed? Anxious? This Quiz Aims to Help Lawyers Mental health advocacy groups are working to remove stigmas and barriers to treatment in the legal industry. National Depression Screening Day is Thursday. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:41:43 EDT 1202739199841 Dewey Execs Win Partial Verdict as Deliberations Continue The Manhattan jury hearing the the criminal case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders acquitted them of several counts, but many of the most serious charges remain. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:45:41 EDT 1202739178802 K&L Gates Partner Nominated as VA Watchdog, Plus More Lateral Moves The Obama administration nominates a K&L Gates litigator to clean up the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Pillsbury brings on a bitcoin expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:19:35 EDT 1202739134740 Mayer Brown Tapped to Defend Volkswagen Consumer Suits The legal lineup continues to expand on both sides of Volkswagen?s historic corporate disaster. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:19:10 EDT 1202739136908 Founders of Fledgling Legal Recruiting Firm Square Off in Court A recent lawsuit pitting Michelle Foster against her erstwhile partner Eilene Bloom offers a window into the legal recruiting business. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:59:42 EDT 1202739131087 Jury Deadlocked in Dewey & LeBoeuf Criminal Trial Jurors deliberating in the criminal case against three former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf told a judge that they?re unable to agree on a majority of the charges against the defendants. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:03:28 EDT 1202739118572 Dewey & LeBoeuf Jurors Seek More Witness Testimony Jurors in the criminal case against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders considered Monday a key witness's testimony relating to accounting adjustments at the now-defunct Am Law 100 firm. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:12:01 EDT 1202739002048 American Apparel, Saddled By Legal Bills, Tries on Jones Day for Ch. 11 The troubled retailer?s ongoing fight with former CEO Dov Charney has landed the company in bankruptcy. Among American Apparel?s top 30 largest unsecured creditors are three high-powered Am Law 100 firms. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:21:05 EDT 1202738999374 Report: 2015 Could Set Record for Number of Law Firm Mergers There have been 68 law firm mergers through September 2015, according to a report released Monday by legal consultancy Altman Weil. The number is the highest through the third quarter of any year since the firm began tracking such deals nearly a decade ago. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:08:20 EDT 1202738996969 Husch Blackwell Partner Leaves Firm After Sexting Scandal John Diehl Jr., a real estate development and construction partner at Husch Blackwell in St. Louis who resigned as Missouri House Speaker in May after being caught up in a sexting scandal involving a female college freshman, has now also left the Am Law 200 firm. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:04:12 EDT 1202738973373 Dentons? Latest Global Push Sees Firm Set Up Shop in Italy Dentons is opening an office in Milan after hiring a 21-lawyer team led by three partners from DLA Piper, including its former local managing partner, Federico Sutti. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:31:38 EDT 1202738959367 Littler Mendelson Expands Beyond Americas With German Merger Littler Mendelson has established its first presence outside the Americas following a merger with German labor and employment law boutique Vangard, the firm announced Monday. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:27:01 EDT 1202738958072 Arent Fox Adds Tech Transactions Head, Plus More Lateral Moves Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:18:39 EDT 1202738908464 Ahead of Hurricane, Dewey & LeBoeuf Jury Soldiers On The judge in the criminal case of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives will not ask a jury whether they?ve reached a partial verdict in the nearly four-month trial, though he raised the possibility of doing so. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:16:11 EDT 1202738875163 Another Big Deal for Teva, and a Mystery Role for Kirkland Revealed Closing the loop on the twisted tale of Kirkland & Ellis' bid to advise longtime client Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on its latest big M&A deal. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:04:23 EDT 1202738874443 Ex-Locke Lord IT Engineer Convicted in Hacking Case A former information technology at Locke Lord has been convicted in a federal court in Dallas of hacking the firm?s internal computer network. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:26:06 EDT 1202738858564 U.S. Adds 4,700 Legal Jobs in September Moreover, the Labor Department revised its numbers for August, meaning that declines initially reported weren't really as steep. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:10:17 EDT 1202738819566 King of Torts Falls Off Forbes 400, But Ex-Finley Kumble Lawyer Rises Forbes unveiled its tally of America?s 400 wealthiest people this week, and while Texas lawyer Joe Jamail Jr. fell off the list, two former lawyers with real estate backgrounds?Rick Caruso and Sanford Diller?broke into the exclusive ranks. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 05:36:24 EDT 1202738768998