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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.
Lawyers who were recently interim general counsel say that successfully serving in the role meant finding ways to make their mark and build their own brand — and doing so in a subtle manner — to land the job permanently.
The legal industry’s busy January continued this week as BigLaw firms elevated attorneys and expanded their reach into growing markets. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Thursday night to intervene in Alabama's second attempt to execute an inmate who previously survived a botched lethal injection, with the court's three liberal justices saying they would have heard the man's claims that he was being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment.
The U.S. Supreme Court receives thousands of petitions for review each term, but only a few make the news. Here, Law360 looks at four petitions filed in the past two weeks that you might've missed, including questions over pleading standards, the correct obviousness test to apply in patent disputes, whether Americans with Disabilities Act retaliation plaintiffs are entitled to jury trials, and how the government should prosecute spoofing.
The U.S. Department of State's acting legal adviser has been in his position for months longer than is allowed under the law, according to a report issued Thursday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
January saw a string of notable office moves by national and regional firms across the country as outfits including Blank Rome LLP, Duane Morris LLP and others announced changes to their footprints.
The former vice president for offshore wind at the American Clean Power Association has joined Locke Lord LLP, the firm announced Thursday, saying the addition will further strengthen its renewable energy capabilities.
Environmental nonprofit Earthjustice announced Thursday that an experienced attorney who previously served as lead counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund joined as managing attorney of its clean energy program.
The legal field is brimming with people who are intimately familiar with work ethic, but often don't know how to adequately and effectively rest in order to be their most effective selves, according to a Thursday presentation at the Institute for Well-Being in Law's 2024 Virtual Annual Conference.
As overall lateral hiring slowed in 2023, a new report from Leopard Solutions found that the top 200 U.S. law firms have continued to extend their recruitment efforts beyond their usual networks, bringing in attorneys from smaller firms at the same rate as their BigLaw counterparts.
A relatively new nonprofit, started by a former judicial clerk, is stepping up its work to bring transparency to the clerkship experience and address harassment and discrimination against clerks.
Former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro was sentenced to four months in prison on Thursday for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The Senate voted 87-6 on Thursday to confirm Judge Gretchen Lund to the Northern District of Indiana.
Redgrave LLP announced Wednesday it had hired a discovery attorney with over a decade of experience to join its team as a partner in Washington, D.C.
When Robert May joined Morrison Foerster LLP in 2014, the attorney recalls not knowing any co-workers in his work area who had school-age children. Nearly 10 years later, he says his co-workers on his San Francisco office floor alone are raising more than 20 young kids.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether a World War II-era doctrine encouraging courts to strongly consider agency statutory interpretations could replace the court's controversial so-called Chevron doctrine that requires judges to defer to those interpretations if a statute is ambiguous.
Timothy Carroll joined Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a partner and first-chair intellectual property trial lawyer from Venable LLP on Wednesday, bringing his expertise in federal court and U.S. International Trade Commission trials to the firm's IP litigation practice, Orrick said.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP has announced the launch of its national security enforcement task force, putting together a team of former public sector attorneys to help clients navigate what the firm calls "increasingly aggressive national security enforcement priorities" at various federal agencies and Congress.
In the years since a groundbreaking 2016 study on lawyer well-being found alarming rates of mental health problems in the legal profession, state bars and supreme courts have amped up efforts to improve lawyer mental health. Well-being leaders in six states shared details of their work at the IWIL 2024 Virtual Annual Conference on Wednesday.