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Attorneys representing customers who bought Philips breathing machines with defective insulating foam asked a Pennsylvania federal court for $95 million in fees and costs Tuesday, arguing it was a reasonable amount compared to the minimum of $495 million that Koninklijke Philips NV agreed to pay to settle economic loss claims.
Pennsylvania's high court won't take up a $50 million legal malpractice case brought by a mushroom growers' cooperative against its former counsel from Saul Ewing LLP, leaving intact a ruling that the farmers filed their suit too late.
Defense litigation firm Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP has promoted 31 attorneys to partner, effective Jan. 1, the firm announced Monday.
Hogan Lovells leadership changes in the new year include the promotion of a mergers and acquisitions partner to administrative partner of the firm's Philadelphia office.
Plaintiffs litigation firm Seeger Weiss LLP announced Monday that a longtime Dechert LLP litigator and expert in e-discovery joined the firm's Philadelphia office as a partner.
Cozen O'Connor has launched a diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and solutions practice composed of attorneys and professionals from the firm's ancillary businesses with one of its longtime attorneys at the helm.
Reed Smith LLP said Monday that it had promoted 27 lawyers to its partnership, with the law firm's office in London accounting for a quarter of the new partners.
Benjamin D. Brown is taking on his new role as managing partner of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC with an eye toward maintaining a firm culture that enables lawyers to build the type of world they want for them and their families.
McGuireWoods LLP has two new deputy managing partners, for litigation and for strategic development, and three new litigation department chairs.
Despite an upswing in lateral recruitment during the fourth quarter, the legal industry still closed 2023 with about 18% fewer hires than in 2022, according to industry data provided by Firm Prospects, which has been showing signs of recovery since the latter half of 2023.
Barley Snyder has announced the addition of an experienced healthcare lawyer and an expert estate planner as its first new partners of the year.
Management-side labor firm Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has announced new leadership for five of its offices.
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP started 2024 with a new face among its 11-attorney board of directors after a co-chair of the firm's tax group was elected for the position, the firm announced Friday.
Junior associates at Lowenstein Sandler LLP will be rewarded this year with pay raises that match the prevailing Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP scale.
Covington & Burling LLP secured the top spot on this week's list of Legal Lions after a New York federal judge permanently tossed a proposed class action Tuesday against its client over a Tide laundry detergent label.
The former chairperson of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has left the public sector after more than 30 years of working in state government to join Stevens & Lee's energy practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry has brought on a veteran government attorney who has deep legal experience in various state government roles to serve as the organization's new vice president and general counsel.
The U.S. legal services sector continued to trend positive in the area of job growth, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.
As he kicks off another three-year term as Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's managing partner, James K. Lehman told Law360 on Friday he is focused on continuing to grow the national firm as well as helping prepare its next generation of leadership.
Peter Michaud starts his three-year term as chair of Ballard Spahr LLP with an eye toward growth and innovation. The Minneapolis-based attorney talked to Law360 Pulse earlier this week about how his background in transactions can inform his leadership role.
Legal industry news started off with a bang in 2024, with a mass partner departure, more law firm raise and bonus announcements, and a law firm combination, all in the first week of the year. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
Duane Morris LLP has selected a Philadelphia-based attorney who has spent the last two decades with the firm to be the next chair of its health law practice group.
As the calendar turns to a new year, the legal industry welcomes a wave of fresh leaders who are ready to steer their law firms into an era of change.
A Philadelphia man is suing his former lawyer for allegedly using his workplace injury case as collateral to secure litigation funding and then transferring the high-interest-rate loans to his legal fees.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. said that it had selected its longtime corporate general counsel to serve as its new chief administrative and legal officer, according to a recent regulatory filing.
In order to improve access to justice for those who cannot afford a lawyer, states should consider regulatory innovations, such as allowing new forms of law firm ownership and permitting nonlawyers to provide certain legal services, says Patricia Lee Refo, president of the American Bar Association.
Guest Feature5 Ways Firms Can Avoid Female Atty Exodus During Pandemic
The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.
With law schools forgoing traditional grading due to the pandemic, hiring firms that have heavily weighted first-year grades during the on-campus interview process should turn to metrics that allow a more holistic view of a candidate, says Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey.