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A defendant accused of participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol has called on the U.S. Supreme Court to rein in the U.S. Department of Justice's broad reading of a statute enacted in the wake of the 2001 Enron scandal, a law that has become one of the government's most powerful tools against defendants facing similar charges.
Law firm billing rate increases of 8.3% across the industry drove profits upward by almost 6% in 2023, even as demand remained nearly flat, according to the results of a year-end survey of 130 law firms by Wells Fargo's Legal Specialty Group.
The Cargo Airline Association has appointed a longtime U.S. Department of Transportation attorney as its managing director of safety and regulatory policy, the group said Monday.
Gilbert LLP, a litigation firm based in Washington, D.C., announced on Tuesday the launch of Tesseract Data Services, a legal technology subsidiary that will both assist with matters at the firm and independently advise clients.
As large law firms reportedly consider historic changes to their partnership structures and compensation systems, and the industry looks back at another mostly flat year for profits, the lateral partner job market has been thrown into flux, with many BigLaw partners wondering, "Can I find better elsewhere?"
Balch & Bingham LLP announced it has hired a Williams Mullen attorney to join the firm as a partner in its environmental and natural resources practice in its Washington, D.C., office.
Retired Court of Appeals Judge J. Michael Luttig and a slew of other officials who worked for Republican administrations urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to uphold the Colorado high court's decision disqualifying Donald Trump from the state's ballots, saying they were defending "the peaceful transfer of power."
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider live arguments in a case that could determine the future availability of a widely used abortion medication, advancing a matter some regard as the most significant battle over abortion since the justices overruled Roe v. Wade.
Employers' side labor and employment firm Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC announced Monday it has tapped a longtime litigator as its new managing shareholder. She is the sixth person, and the first woman, to serve in that role.
Law firms have long strived for better diversity in their ranks, but the effort to make a more organized, concentrated push to improve representation is still in its infancy, according to a recent survey of diversity professionals at major U.S. firms.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is bolstering its antitrust and competition team with the addition of a Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP partner and the co-chair of King & Spalding LLP's practice, the firm announced Monday.
Augmented reality in courtrooms is years away at best, but recent advancements have inspired legal experts to imagine how this technology might improve evidence presentations in courts.
Fish & Richardson PC announced Monday that it has added the former managing director of professional development at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP to its leadership team, hiring the veteran legal talent professional to become its next chief legal talent officer.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has added a chief operating officer who was previously in a senior business position at DLA Piper, the firm announced on Monday.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has hired Katlin McKelvie, the former deputy general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as a partner in the firm's healthcare-focused practice group in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Monday.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has hired an attorney with over 30 years of experience working in government and private practice to co-lead the firm's national security practice in Washington, D.C., according to a Monday announcement.
Students for Fair Admissions Inc. is back at the U.S. Supreme Court, this time asking the justices to prohibit the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from using race in admission decisions while a legal challenge is pending.
Law firms have continued to raise billing rates in 2023, according to a report released Friday that broke down average billable rates across timekeeper roles, including partners, associates and paralegals.
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP leads this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions, as a New York federal judge ruled in favor of a pair of photographers who launched separate but related copyright infringement suits alleging that well-known appropriation artist Richard Prince stole their work.
Wiggin and Dana handling a $1.8 billion aerospace acquisition and Morgan & Morgan winning an interim lead counsel battle lead off this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Jan. 12 to 26.
Outside counsel are often trained to respond to email at all hours and deliver on requests from corporate clients posthaste, a culture of on-demand service that has played a part in mental health challenges in the profession. In recent years, though, some clients have begun to push for a paradigm shift.
Less than a year after U.S. District Judge Ana C. Reyes took the bench in February 2023, the longtime Williams & Connolly LLP litigation partner has already handled several Jan. 6 trials and the Assa Abloy merger trial, a case she took on a scant month after her Senate confirmation.
Washington, D.C., firms added a number of former White House lawyers over the past few weeks in some of the latest legal industry moves in the nation's capital.
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP's managing partner since 2018 has been reelected to his third term as the firm's leader.
Rajan Singh has left his position as vice president and associate general counsel of FiscalNote to rejoin Womble Bond Dickinson LLP's corporate and securities group as of counsel in Tysons, Virginia, the firm announced Friday.