| GLOBAL 20
What makes a law firm truly global? What does it take to handle the biggest and most complex cross-border matters? These firms know. Here, Law360 reveals its eighth annual ranking of the firms with the most international clout.
With Britain less than a year from exiting the European Union, firms on Law360’s Global 20 have begun pushing deeper into the countries remaining in the bloc, adding offices and industry specialists in a shift that could rebalance how BigLaw works in the region.
Setting up shop across the globe may seem impossible for smaller law firms, but it can be done — and it’s not the only way to get business overseas. Here, Law360 looks at what firms should think about when deciding whether, and how, to go global.
Jenner & Block LLP’s insurance co-head Matthew Jacobs has left for Jones Day to pursue an opportunity at one of the country’s “leading insurance recovery practices,” he told Law360 Tuesday.
A slew of factual disputes remain in a class action accusing State Farm of secretly spending millions to get a judge elected to the Illinois Supreme Court and help overturn a $1.05 billion judgment against the company, a federal judge said Tuesday in an order denying the insurer and other defendants a win.
Attorneys for former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam on Tuesday went after a government witness who says he gave the younger Skelos a job in part to keep key state legislation to his insurance company viable, by questioning him over a state regulator’s finding that he engaged in misconduct at a medical malpractice insurer.
Construction contractor Quality Plus Services Inc. sued an AIG unit in Virginia federal court on Tuesday, claiming the insurer has wrongly denied the company’s request for coverage of $1.6 million in losses it suffered through email-based fraudulent transfer schemes carried out by crooks posing as a QPS employee.
A former attorney was sentenced to seven years in prison in New York federal court on Tuesday for bilking investors out of more than $3.4 million for what he claimed were investments backed by real estate and life insurance policies.
A Pennsylvania man filed suit Tuesday against The Standard Insurance Co. in Oregon, alleging that after he was forced to leave his job as chief marketing officer at Duane Morris LLP due to cognitive problems, the insurance company denied his claim for long-term disability benefits.
An Ohio federal magistrate judge on Tuesday declined to grant a quick win to a putative class of retired members of the United Steelworkers union in their suit accusing Verso Corp. of breaking a promise to provide them life insurance benefits for life, but said the class could potentially try again later.
The NCAA has urged a New Jersey federal court to send back to state court a wrongful death suit against the sports association, a Massachusetts college and insurers from the parents of a football player who died after a workout, rejecting the school’s claims of diversity jurisdiction.
Chicago-based firm Tressler LLP has added four attorneys to its staff in four U.S. cities, augmenting its national presence in such specialty areas as insurance coverage disputes, hospital law and patent and copyright infringements, the firm has announced.
Due to Washington state’s anti-rebate laws, Zenefits customers in Washington now pay over $1,000 per year for a service that should be free. If a law advances no legitimate policy objective, and its net effect is to harm consumers, then the legislature should change the law, say Nicholas Gregory and Shawn Hanson of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Earlier this year, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., made headlines with his decision to leave Congress and return to law. In this series, former members of Congress who made that move discuss how their experience on the Hill influenced their law practice.
Working across far-flung offices to secure hundreds of billions in deals that include Eastern and central Europe’s largest-ever telecom transaction while also fielding major cross-border disputes, White & Case LLP again earned a spot on Law360’s Global 20.
Unlike others considered favorites to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a voluminous judicial record after 12 years on the federal appellate bench — one that reflects his strong conservative views on the law.
President Donald Trump added another name to the latest round of speculation about who will fill Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat — interviewing Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, for the vacancy Monday, Lee’s office and the White House confirmed Tuesday.
The Big Four’s march into the legal industry has been relentless over the past decade, and leaders of Deloitte and EY told Law360 in recent interviews that onlookers should only expect a ramping-up of their expansion into the legal market going forward.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP announced on Tuesday that it would join the throng of firms offering associates base salary hikes according to the new market standard established in June, while international firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP made public the rollout of a new compensation system for British associates that focuses more on performance than seniority.