| LAW360 400
The annual Law360 400 ranks the largest U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component by domestic attorney headcount.
The biggest of BigLaw are widening the gap between themselves and their rivals, as firms of all sizes grapple with fluctuating demand and seek out their place in the legal landscape.
These firms saw double-digit growth in 2017 — one hire at a time. Here, their leaders tell Law360 of their varied approaches to attracting top talent.
Cooper Industries LLC can tap into a slew of liability policies to cover a U.S. Environmental Protection action over the cleanup of a New Jersey Superfund site because it received a valid transfer of a corporate predecessor’s insurance rights, a state appeals panel affirmed on Friday.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday delivered a fractured set of opinions in a revision to an important insurance case initially decided in 2017, but ultimately ordered a new trial of a policyholder’s claim that USAA Texas Lloyd’s Co. improperly investigated her Hurricane Ike damage claim.
The personal data of up to 1,500 U.S.-based commercial insurance policyholders may have been compromised by a hack at an unnamed “specialist law firm,” according to a statement released Friday by Bermuda-based specialist insurer Hiscox Ltd.
Wells Fargo & Co. could be fined as much as $1 billion by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to end investigations about questionable charges within its auto lending and mortgage units, the bank said on Friday.
A Canadian court Thursday refused to back The Walt Disney Co.’s choice for how to arbitrate a dispute over $15 million of insurance coverage toward an undisclosed settlement with a meat processor that sued over ABC’s characterization of a beef product as “pink slime.”
Syndicates of Lloyd’s of London who paid out $500 million to Chevron for a Gulf of Mexico oil rig that broke asked the Fifth Circuit on Thursday to kick its reimbursement dispute with rig engineers to arbitration, saying a Texas federal judge should have never weighed in on the merits of the claims because a valid arbitration clause existed.
The Sixth Circuit on Friday refused to revive a lawsuit in which a man had sought long-term disability benefits from his former employer’s plan administrator, Life Insurance Co. of North America, saying he had not asked for the benefits in a manner that complied with the administrator’s policies.
A New Jersey judge has ruled that Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. must give a news outlet the key report linked to its controversial tiered coverage plan that sparked litigation by hospitals, saying the insurer hasn’t provided enough specifics to justify the report’s continued sealing.
The last week has seen Libya’s sovereign wealth fund launch a fraud suit against JPMorgan, shippers sue a specialty underwriter, and the arrival of a UBS case against an Indian beverage magnate fighting extradition to face charges related to the collapse of his airline. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts at Major Lindsey & Africa interview law firm management about navigating an increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Gillian Ward, chief marketing officer at Baker Botts LLP.
Amid years of attorney migration between intellectual property boutiques and their general practice rivals, the IP specialists saw a slight downtick in 2017, as these firms continued to adjust to practicing under the America Invents Act.
The two largest employment boutiques are getting bigger at a faster rate than their rivals, according to this year’s Law360 400. Here’s our look at the trends that shaped the sector in 2017.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP agreed to pay Michael Cohen an annual $500,000 “strategic alliance fee,” though the veteran attorney for Donald Trump now under criminal investigation did little other than maintain an independent office and referred only five clients to the firm during the year of the agreement, according to a motion filed by prosecutors in Manhattan federal court on Friday.
Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the subject of a critical U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General report, is working with Boies Schiller Flexner LLP to determine whether to sue President Donald Trump and administration officials for wrongful termination and defamation, McCabe’s lawyer said Friday.
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to allow states to tax online sales and how to calculate damages in certain patent cases when it returns to the bench this week for the final oral argument session of the 2017-2018 term.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission general counsel nominee Sharon Fast Gustafson during her Senate confirmation hearing declined to state her view on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits anti-LGBT bias, the general counsel of The Cheesecake Factory looked back on the changing restaurant industry before she retired Thursday, and the legal services sector finished the first quarter with more than 1,000 fewer jobs than at the end of last year. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed.
A Florida federal judge refused Friday to grant certification to a proposed nationwide class of attorneys in a suit alleging the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system improperly charges users for viewing judges’ opinions, ruling it would be too difficult to define and administer such a vast PACER class.
For those who missed out, here’s a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
Whether it’s Russian meddling, the Equifax breach or Facebook’s user-data scandal, every day seems to bring a new cybersecurity crisis. On the latest episode of Law360’s Pro Say podcast we’re joined by a special guest who knows a lot about cyber threats — former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
We hope you found this message to be useful.
However, if you’d rather not receive future emails of this sort,
you may unsubscribe here.
Please DO NOT reply to this email. For customer support inquiries, please call 1-646-783-7100 or visit our Contact Us page.
Law360 | Portfolio Media, Inc, 111 West 19th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011