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 2016. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily Big Law's Naughty Dad? Tiffany at Harvard Law? This Is Not Fake News Folks, I can't make this stuff up. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:31:12 EST 1202774272925 Kasowitz Wins One for Marine Who Tried to Save His Comrades in Afghanistan Jason Brezler tried to do the right thing. The U.S. Marine Corps major warned his comrades in Afghanistan of a possible attack, but in his haste to do so, he sent a classified document from his personal email account. That got Brezler booted from the Marines. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:23:06 EST 1202774252440 Pryor Cashman Can't Shake Malpractice Suit Over Stock Deal, Appeals Court Rules The New York-based law firm Pryor Cashman can't avoid a malpractice lawsuit by relying on language in an assignment-of-rights agreement that the firm itself drafted for the client. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:21:09 EST 1202774251195 King & Wood Mallesons Europe Heading Towards Pre-Pack Administration The situation at King & Wood Mallesons is coming to a head. Sources at the firm say that its beleaguered European arm is heading for a pre-packaged administration, the U.K. equivalent of bankruptcy, with negotiations already at an advanced stage. An announcement should occur in the second half of next week. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:32:48 EST 1202774174383 Bankrupt SoCal Power Plant Owes Big Money to Big Law La Paloma Generating Co. LLC, a natural gas-fired power plant in Southern California struggling with increased competition from the renewable energy sector, filed for bankruptcy this week in Delaware. The company owes nearly $200,000 to three Am Law 100 firms. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:36:42 EST 1202774147181 Jackson Lewis Absorbs Seven-Lawyer Cincinnati Firm The national labor and employment giant has expanded again by bolting on Cincinnati's Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg. Jackson Lewis' addition of the smaller firm marks the latest merger move in what has been a particularly busy close to the year. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:31:34 EST 1202774146342 Postelection, Orrick Litigator Vows to 'Stick It to the Man' IP litigation hotshot Neel Chatterjee is only half-joking. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:35:17 EST 1202774125918 Sullivan & Cromwell's Giuffra Steps in for Fiat Chrysler in Emissions Suit Hit with accusations that it cheated U.S. emission rules, the company has turned to a lawyer familiar with the issue?Volkswagen's lead attorney, Robert Giuffra Jr., a leader of Sullivan & Cromwell's litigation group. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:23:33 EST 1202774124229 10 Most Underrated Law Schools in America News flash: A number of not-so-highly ranked schools managed to get a high percentage (70 percent or more) of their graduates into full-time jobs that require JDs or are JD-advantaged. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:00:27 EST 1202774078760 IPO Funds Continue to Fuel Massive Growth at Publicly Listed UK Firm The U.K.'s first publicly listed law firm continues to power ahead, with Gateley announcing that its revenue increased 19 percent and its pre-tax profit soared 44 percent in the first half of the current fiscal year. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:42:23 EST 1202774053802 Rapper 50 Cent Gets $14.5 Million in Malpractice Settlement The rapper, actor and businessman known as 50 Cent claimed that his former lawyers from Garvey Schubert Barer had failed to adequately represent him in an arbitration with a company that was set to market a line of headphones. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:29:35 EST 1202774038628 After Shooting, Lawyer's Fake Twitter Account Presses 'Pizzagate' Conspiracy Do lawyers have a special responsibility not to perpetuate fake news? Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:00:58 EST 1202774017571 Simpson Thacher Antitrust Head Joins Weil Kevin Arquit, head of the antitrust group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York, is poised to leave the firm for Weil, Gotshal & Manges on Jan. 1, 2017. Arquit, a former general counsel of the Federal Trade Commission and director of its Bureau of Competition, joined Simpson Thacher in 2002 from Clifford Chance. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:57:08 EST 1202774020190 Weil Helps UFC Fighters Unify Against New Octagon Owners James Quinn, a veteran litigator at Weil and longtime legal advocate for professional athletes, is representing a group of Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters that have formed a trade association to negotiate better terms with management of the mixed martial arts promotion company, which was sold for $4 billion in July. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:15:39 EST 1202774011187 Graduate Sues Oxford University For Preventing Him From Becoming A Lawyer An Oxford graduate is suing the prestigious university for 1 million pounds ($1.27 million), claiming that its ?appallingly bad? teaching prevented him from having a successful career as a lawyer. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:41:11 EST 1202773947848 National Labor and Employment Firm Starts Pay Equity Practice Fisher & Phillips, an Atlanta-based labor and employment firm, announced Monday the formation of a pay equity group that seeks to assist clients in what some experts predict could be an active area of litigation in 2017. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:44:28 EST 1202773924085 Law Firms Earn Top Marks for LGBT Equality More law firms than any other type of industry earned perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign's survey of how employers treat their LGBT workforce. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:36:04 EST 1202773924045 How Law Firms Can Move Beyond Diversity Plan Hype Are these initiatives moving the needle or are they just great publicity opportunities? Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:58:07 EST 1202773920028 Chicago's Edelson Launches RICO Suit Against Serial Class Action Objector The lawsuit claims that The Bandas Law Firm extracts "nuisance payments" by filing frivolous motions to hold up class-action settlements. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:27:38 EST 1202773914348 DLA, Reed Smith Among Top 20 Firms Rated By Clients For Service Allen & Overy, DLA Piper, Norton Rose Fulbright and Reed Smith are among a group of 20 law firms rated by clients as providing the best level of overall service. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:48:31 EST 1202773824479 Deal Watch: Jones Day Helps Ink $4.3B Deal for Air Filtration Client In an otherwise slow week for mergers and acquisitions, one company made the biggest deal in its history. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:03:53 EST 1202773768942 Could 2016 Break Law Firm Merger Record? With a month left to go, legal consultants say 2016 could approach last year's record for law firm combinations. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:01:07 EST 1202773765975 Johnson & Johnson Hit With $1 Billion Verdict in Hip Implant Case Johnson & Johnson lost a $1 billion verdict on Thursday in a closely watched trial over a hip implant device made by its DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. division. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:09:20 EST 1202773746444 Is Justice for Sale in Illinois? How State Farm's in-house counsel allegedly played a key role in an effort to influence a state Supreme Court ruling. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:01:20 EST 1202773745921 Associate Bonus Season: Method or Madness? Here we go again. The annual associate bonus season is now in full swing, with a growing number of firms committing to match the scale set earlier this week by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:30:29 EST 1202773663240