The Litigation Daily The daily source for legal business news, analysis and intelligence from the editors and reporters at The AmLaw Litigation Daily. en-us Copyright 2015. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Litigation Daily The CFPB May Be Unpopular, But Is It Unconstitutional? It?s hard to see Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head Richard Cordray, who comes across about as menacing as Opie Taylor on the Andy Griffith Show, as ?the very definition of tyranny.? But that?s what lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher would have you believe in their constitutional challenge to the 4-year-old agency. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:24:26 EDT 1202733934764 Five Things Law Firm Publicists Do Wrong--And What Lawyers Can Do Right From fake "exclusives" to tardy announcements, law firm publicists can drive reporters crazy. Here's how lawyers can make the process better. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:25:26 EDT 1202733925803 Plaintiffs Bar Giant Michael Hausfeld on Winning, Losing and Playboy Magazine Michael Hausfeld is one of the best-known and most-feared plaintiffs lawyers in America, racking up billions in settlements for cases involving antitrust and human rights violations. He spoke recently with the Litigation Daily, and shared his thoughts on topics including settlement negotiations, legal writing and obnoxious behavior by opposing counsel?and how he scored a profile in Playboy magazine. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:49:02 EDT 1202733809689 MoFo, Cleary, Gibson Dunn and Latham Have a Good Week MoFo, working pro bono, secured a temporary restraining order against the release of more anti-abortion videos in the Planned Parenthood controversy. In other news, Cleary Gottlieb, Gibson Dunn and Latham had victories of their own. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:29:08 EDT 1202733695781 A Judge Passionately Defends Trial By Jury ?I did not try this case very well,? wrote Massachusetts federal Judge William Young, the first sentence of an extraordinary opinion in a $60 billion reverse payment antitrust suit. Over 104 pages, Young muses on the art of judging and passionately defends the importance of trial by jury. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:53:53 EDT 1202733653368 O'Melveny, Cravath Lawyers Are Litigators of the Week Jonathan Hacker of O?Melveny & Myers (pictured at left) and Keith Hummel of Cravath, Swaine & Moore convinced a federal appeals court that Ford Motor Co. and IBM couldn't be tied to human rights abuses in apartheid South Africa under the U.S. Alien Tort Statute. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:02:28 EDT 1202733565101 SEC Plays Gotcha in Case Against Baby Formula Maker Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sometimes feels like small-time, gotcha-style litigation. Case in point: the $12 million settlement with Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. over marketing baby formula to health care professionals in China. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:17:44 EDT 1202733446585