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 2017. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Litigation Daily Does Virtual Reality Belong in the Courtroom? It would certainly help jurors to pay attention, or at least not fall asleep. But would virtual reality re-creations really get a jury closer to the truth? Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:03:26 EST 1202779898150 Covington Team Takes Fight to the Feds to Make Clients Whole Lawyers from Covington & Burling faced a formidable opponent and carried the burden of proof. But the team overcame those challenges to persuade a jury that the federal government should return assets seized from a Chinese couple running an import-export business. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:49:40 EST 1202779828704 How a Slam Dunk Victory Almost Slipped Away?and the Lawyering That Saved It Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer counsel Krista Carter faced a hot bench at the Federal Circuit earlier this month as she defended what looked like a bulletproof patent infringement judgment. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:09:12 EST 1202779710829 Phila. Taps Dechert, Eyes Hogan Lovells to Protect Sanctuary City Policy As legal clashes over its status as a sanctuary city appear likely, Philadelphia is turning to a team of local big-law attorneys to advise it on how to handle the controversial immigration issue. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:57:41 EST 1202779597430 John Roberts, in Border-Shooting Case, Raises Specter of Drone Killings U.S. Supreme Court arguments Tuesday over the cross-border shooting of a Mexican teenager by a federal border officer moved deeper into uncharted legal territory when Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. raised the specter of drone shootings. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:12:36 EST 1202779565795 It?s Official: Norton Rose Fulbright, Chadbourne & Parke Catch Merger Fever The year is already shaping up to be a busy one for Big Law combinations. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:24 EST 1202779548573 Neil Gorsuch's 'Law?s Irony' Makes High Court Appearance U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's thinking on deference to federal agencies and the ever-increasing number of federal criminal statutes could make an appearance next week in the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, in an amicus brief, quoted some of Gorsuch's remarks in his speech "Law's Irony," where he questioned whether the scope of U.S. criminal statutes had stretched too far. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:21:26 EST 1202779548464 Yale Names Heather Gerken as First Woman Law Dean University officials announced Tuesday that Yale Law professor Heather Gerken, 48, will assume the deanship on July 1, replacing outgoing dean Robert Post. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1202779572664