June 15, 2018

Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

Nyet. Non. Nein. No. That's the answer the Supreme Court gave Thursday to the question of whether federal courts in the United States must accept statements from foreign governments about their own laws as binding. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote...

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June 13, 2018

In-House Legal Spend Is On the Rise, While Outside Legal Spend Is Decreasing

The 2nd Annual Study of Effective Legal Spend Management takes an in-depth look at what law departments are doing to manage spend and control costs – and what is actually working. Fifty-nine in-house legal decision makers evaluated 22 different techniques...

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June 13, 2018

New York Top Court Narrows Martin Act in $11B Credit Suisse Case

New York’s highest court on Tuesday curbed the state attorney general’s ability to fight fraud on Wall Street, awarding a victory to Credit Suisse Group AG as it tries to end an $11 billion lawsuit over risky mortgage securities.  Read...

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June 12, 2018

Congress Presses Facebook On Data Sharing With Chinese Companies

After recent allegations that Facebook has been sharing users’ data with smartphone manufacturers, including Chinese companies, Congress members accused Facebook of not being transparent enough with them about these dealings in the Congressional hearings from this April. Facebook Shares Data...

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June 11, 2018

Women-Led Trial Firm Remakes Old Model

As partners at Paul Weiss, Alexandra Walsh and Beth Wilkinson often talked about starting a firm together, and how they might structure it to address issues in the legal industry like gender disparity and a lack of training opportunities for...

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June 11, 2018

Scott Wiegand Joins Brownstein, Bolstering Sports Betting and Online Gaming Practices

Scott Wiegand, former senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a shareholder in the Corporate Department. Read the source article at Cloud Communications Alliance

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June 8, 2018

Wake Up Call: Deloitte Links with U.S. Immigration Law Firm

In the latest legal services expansion by a Big Four accounting firm, Deloitte’s U.K. arm said it is allying with the U.S. part of San Francisco-founded immigration firm Berry Appleman & Leiden and will also acquire eight foreign offices from...

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June 6, 2018

Lateral Moves and Promotions in BigLaw

Visit links to all the partner promotions and lateral moves announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format.  Read the source article at TechnoLawyer Blog

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June 6, 2018

Let The Salary Wars Commence!! Another Biglaw Firm Has Matched The $190K Scale

Yesterday the litigation boutique of Hueston Hennigan matched, and today we’ve gotten word that Proskauer matched. Now Winston & Strawn is on board as an early adopter of the new pay scale, and it’d fair to say that three Biglaw firms make...

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June 5, 2018

Only a minority of clients are “very satisfied” by their outside lawyers

Most clients like and appreciate the work they get from their outside firms, but only a minority told us that they were “very satisfied” by their outside lawyers. We heard heartwarming praise—“They were in the foxhole with me”—and the familiar...

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