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 Ex-Foley & Lardner Partner Enters Not-Guilty Plea in Case Alleging Insider Trading Following insider trading charges brought in May, former Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and Foley & Lardner partner Walter "Chet" Little formally denied the allegations in court on Thursday, entering a not-guilty plea alongside a co-defendant in the criminal case. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:02:16 EDT 1202795946656 Venable Vies for Baltimore Police Monitor Role as Sheppard Mullin Re-Ups in New Orleans As Baltimore nears a recommendation for a police monitor under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, Venable remains as the only law firm in a select group of finalists vying for the role. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, meanwhile, has signed on for an additional three years—and fees of up to $6.4 million—in a similar role in New Orleans after its selection in 2013. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:46:41 EDT 1202795940870 Morgan Lewis Lands a New Tax Man in Bill-Slashing Baker McKenzie Partner Baker McKenzie's North America tax practice head Tom Linguanti has left the global legal giant to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. By linking up with John Magee, a high-profile tax controversy partner at his new firm, Linguanti finds himself on a team that over the years he often competed against for work. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:58:57 EDT 1202795837530 In Trump Era, Akin Gump's New Pro Bono Counsel Eyes Challenges Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, known for its work in the pro bono arena, has named Lauren Connell as its new pro bono counsel. Connell succeeds Fiona Brett, a well-regarded pro bono lawyer who suffered a personal tragedy last year, as she prepares to leave the firm. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:50:59 EDT 1202795835189 Husch Blackwell's Next Leader is a Newly Employed Non-Lawyer Paul Eberle, the newly-elected CEO at Husch Blackwell, only joined the Am Law 100 firm a year ago as a result of its merger with Milwaukee-based Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:46:08 EDT 1202795834281 After a Long In-House Career, Tennis Enthusiast Takes Act to DLA Piper Four decades after taking the court at what would eventually become the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, a longtime in-house lawyer at American International Group Inc. is headed to DLA Piper in New York, although he won?t be in attendance for the first serve festivities that start in the city later this month. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:40:42 EDT 1202795827664 Jewish Lawyers in Trump Orbit Stay (Mostly) Silent After Charlottesville Do the prominent lawyers representing President Donald Trump, his family and his administration?many of them Jewish?have a duty to object publicly to his comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia? Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:21:27 EDT 1202795809827 Law Firms Still Suck at Business Development, Survey Finds Business development folks at large law firms should look away now. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:43:54 EDT 1202795786934 Trump Teaches Big Law a Lesson Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is notching short-term gains at the risk of long-term pain from its most famous client, argues Steven J. Harper. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:39:13 EDT 1202795772221 Hogan Lovells Hollers at HayBoo for Latest Lateral Hire Ricardo ?Rick? Martinez, co-leader of the trade and export finance practice at Haynes and Boone, has joined Hogan Lovells as a partner in New York. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:40:16 EDT 1202795720555 King & Spalding's Latest Lateral Recruit Has Firm Headed to Chicago Rather than return to Latham & Watkins, Zachary Fardon chose to build a King & Spalding office from the ground up in Chicago. He said he will build his new firm?s Windy City outpost with a focus on ?caring, kindness and civility,? noting that those ?those couplings are maybe too rare in the Big Law business.? Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:04:55 EDT 1202795706436 UK Litigation Funder Woodsford Puts $20M Toward Lewis Baach London-based Woodsford Litigation Funding Ltd. on Wednesday announced a $20 million investment deal with litigation boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss?a move that comes less than a month after Woodsford opened its first U.S. outpost in Philadelphia. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:12:09 EDT 1202795697293 Is Change Now Unstoppable for Law Firm Billing? New billing models are about to sweep the industry, according to one law firm leader who says alternative fees helped catapult his firm onto The Am Law 200 just 14 years after he founded it. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:55:00 EDT 1202795683023 Big Law Responds to Trump's Charlottesville Protest Remarks In the days following the violent clashes between rival groups of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that killed a 32-year-old legal assistant, some corporate executives have openly criticized President Donald Trump for his delay in condemning white supremacists. Some Big Law leaders have reacted to the president?s response. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:33:21 EDT 1202795614508 Oblon's Scott McKeown to Take Over PTAB Practice at Ropes & Gray McKeown, an active litigator before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, fills a gap left by Steven Baughman who moved to Paul Weiss earlier this year to launch a PTAB practice. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:12:51 EDT 1202795610281 Alt-Right Lawyer Who Organized Charlottesville Rally Launches Senate Bid Augustus Sol Invictus, a retired Florida lawyer, was one of the organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally that erupted in violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:06:43 EDT 1202795610282 Nothing 'Negative' About Philadelphia Lawyers? Texans Talk It Over in Duane Morris Case Is running a trial practice at a corporate Phlia. firm "kind of like being the second-best ballerina in Galveston"? Maybe to these Houston litigators. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:07:37 EDT 1202795566683 Half-Dozen Firms Help Jeter's Group Reel in MLB's Marlins Wachtell, Skadden, Proskauer Rose, Foley & Lardner and Akerman are among a handful of large law firms advising on the proposed $1.2 billion sale of Major League Baseball?s Miami Marlins to an ownership group led by former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and venture capitalist Bruce Sherman. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:43:17 EDT 1202795463898 ABA Report Promotes Changes to Treat Addiction, Depression A report released Monday by the American Bar Association hopes to help the legal profession address addiction and depression by detailing sweeping changes that bar regulators, judges, law firms, law schools and others can make to address what the report says amounts to a crisis in lawyers? well-being. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:51:06 EDT 1202795444567