"These awards demonstrate that whistleblowers can provide the SEC with incredibly significant information that enables us to pursue and remedy serious violations that might otherwise go unnoticed," Jane Norberg, chief of the SEC's whistleblower office, said in a statement Monday.
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch on Monday chided their colleagues for passing up “another opportunity” to end the “constitutionally suspect” power of federal agencies to interpret their own regulations.
As O’Melveny & Myers partner Daniel Petrocelli faces one of the biggest trials of his life—fending off the Justice Department’s challenge to AT&T’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner— there’s a niggling question: What does the renowned Los Angeles litigator really know about antitrust law?
"We built the case from the ground up," Goldstein & Russell founder Tom Goldstein said at a Georgetown University Law Center panel discussion. "We designed the legislation. Got the legislation passed. We went into court. We told the courts that ‘hello, we want to lose.’"
Tech companies find some comfort in protections accorded by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Weedmaps, which helps consumers connect with marijuana dispensaries, is the latest to throw up that shield in the face of regulators.
The en banc Federal Circuit considers whether the U.S. PTO should be allowed to collect attorney fees in Section 145 proceedings. Plus, the Ninth Circuit hears the copyright appeal over Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven and who's on the move in patent circles.
The settlement in a sex discrimination case against Chadbourne & Parke is set to go to three lead plaintiffs who ended up securing a total of $2 million in back pay for their Equal Pay Act claims, and a motion seeking court approval for the accord said “there are no other opt-in plaintiffs.”
This week’s Legal Speak podcast with Law.com editors Vanessa Blum and Leigh Jones takes a close look at our ranking of the law schools that send the most graduates into first-year Big Law associate jobs.
Catching up with DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association. Smith talks with the NLJ in a wide-ranging interview about what's on his plate. "We don’t make apologies for being an aggressive labor union," Smith says.
A legal writing professor's examination of U.S. Supreme Court decisions shows the justices usually achieve unanimity on most matters of style. But on three points—conjunctions, possessives and fragments—the justices divide.
How in-house lawyers can dazzle their future bosses with their tech skills, and what legal departments can learn about NDAs from the Stormy Daniels affair. Plus, Anheuser Busch InBev’s general counsel chatted with us about his favorite beer, complicated alcohol laws and data compliance.
Richard W. Westling, a litigation and health care partner in the firm's Washington and Nashville offices, filed a notice of appearance Wednesday evening. Westling was once on the defense team for U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous, impeached in 2010 for misconduct.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, colleges and universities are re-evaluating faculty-student relationships, and whether to ban them outright—leading the institutions’ top lawyers to play a significant role in drafting policy governing the issue.
Marc Berger, formerly co-leader of the firm's global securities and futures enforcement practice, provided legal services to companies that included Morgan Stanley & Co., FMR Corp., Pfizer Inc. and Pacific Investment Co., according to a newly disclosed financial disclosure report.
Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger said professor Amy Wax violated the school's confidentiality policy around grades and that black law students assigned to her required first-year courses would face undue pressures.
Part of the problem surrounding Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, the documents reveal, was that he chose not to have federal protection while at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, the hunting resort where he died in February 2016.
Pepperdine University School of Law recently hosted cast members of the new ABC court drama "For The People," while the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law is set to honor Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino.
How will the sex trafficking bill poised to pass the Senate impact internet platforms? Plus, the lawsuit that might reveal Bitcoin's true creator, and a new tool for managing open source software licensing.
Agreeing to arbitration was supposed to be as easy as clicking a button, but Live Nation was unable to show that a man seeking to sue the company actually clicked any of the buttons indicating his consent to arbitrate.
Barry Pollack, who said he is also representing a client in connection with the Robert Mueller investigation, quietly left Miller & Chevalier to join Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber as a partner.
The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Miami on behalf of the estate of David Kleiman, a paralyzed IT security expert who died in 2013, may incidentally establish whether Craig Wright is, in fact, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, said to be the inventor of bitcoin.
Jones Day's managing partner, Stephen Brogan, explains why his firm refused to settle with the trustee of bankrupt law firm Heller and why his firm's win last week in the California Supreme Court is good for clients.
A U.S. Labor Department judge raised concerns about the breadth of a Wells Fargo whistleblower settlement, saying the release of claims was too broad. The lawyers have a second shot to amend the language. Wells Fargo has recently resolved several whistleblower cases.
The U.S. Justice Department and the California Attorney General's Office fired off a round of arguments over scheduling and venue for the government's big immigration case against the state. U.S. District Judge John Mendez in Sacramento wasn't having it. On Monday, he told the attorneys to knock it off.
Google Inc. tells the U.S. Supreme Court there was nothing unfair or unreasonable about the tech company's $8.5 million settlement of a privacy class action in which $5.3 million of the funds go to third parties and none to members of the class. Class members—more than 100 million Google users—each would have received 4 cents, court records show. The Google settlement directs settlement funds to be distributed proportionally to six recipients that are devoted to web privacy.
Lawyers on both sides of a high-profile case against Hyundai, citing a circuit split, have asked an en banc appeals panel to upend a ruling that they say threatens the future of nationwide class action settlements.
Gay rights advocates and the National Football League said an unnamed team should not have asked a prospective player whether he “likes men,” a question that spotlights broader risks for LGBT employees and employers in an unsettled legal landscape.
Brad Hildebrandt and Tony Williams|
March 09, 2018
Law firm consultants Brad Hildebrandt and Tony Williams have identified four types of firms competing for the global work that keeps firms the busiest, and they identify which models are working and which have staying power.
The abrupt resignation of James Tanenbaum, a capital markets partner who recently joined Mayer Brown from Morrison & Foerster, demonstrates the potential need for increased due diligence in lateral hiring.
Facebook said the compliance counsel would "advise on legal and regulatory compliance matters across the company, including in the areas of campaign finance and political advertising law, lobbying reporting, political activities and ethics, anti-corruption and global trade."
Twitch Interactive GC Elizabeth "Boo" Baker has seen the video game streaming company from startup through its 2014 acquisition by Amazon. In this video, she describes her job's highlights, what she demands from outside counsel, and how she climbed the in-house ladder.
U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who has overseen the Ohio-based opioid MDL with a keen eye for settling the matters swiftly, is allowing lawyers to litigate in hopes of resolving a number of legal issues.
With the third anniversary of the introduction of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax now imminent, tenants have started to receive reminders to submit these additional returns, so it is timely to consider what tenants' responsibilities are.
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