- Akin Gump urged a D.C. court to dismiss a solo practitioner Gary Silversmith’s claims that the firm owes him hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees for helping to recover $4.5 million for the Kyrgyz Republic.
- The last former Jones Day associate in a once-$200 million lawsuit against the firm has dropped her claims, putting the two-year-old gender bias case to rest.
- Milbank has named Mikeisha Anderson Jones as its first global chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, the New York-based firm said.
Top Legal News
Milbank again boosts associate pay, catching up to rivalsCompetitive Intelligence · June 29, 2021 · 10:17 PM UTC
Milbank, the law firm that started the latest associate compensation race, confirmed Tuesday that it will raise salaries further than it promised earlier this month, matching a newer scale set by New York competitors.
People MovesCrowell's new innovation leader: 'technology does not solve all problems'
Environment6th Circuit to probe if Flint MDL judge pushed too hard on $643M settlement
EmploymentJanus doesn't block mandatory bar association dues - 10th Circuit
Mergers & AcquisitionsGoodwin, White & Case support COVID-19 drug maker Pardes SPAC union
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People MovesHolland & Hart taps Greenspoon practice leader for new cannabis group
From The Bench
Read Reuters' Pulitzer Prize-winning series on how the obscure legal doctrine protects police accused of excessive force.
Litigation · June 29, 2021 · 7:06 PM UTCSupreme Court limits patent law's assignor estoppel doctrine
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to limit the patent-law doctrine of assignor estoppel, which bars a party that assigns a patent from later arguing the patent is invalid as a defense to infringement claims, but declined to overturn it altogether.
Legal Industry · June 29, 2021 · 6:25 PM UTCCrowell's new innovation leader: 'technology does not solve all problems'
Crowell & Moring has recruited legal technology and innovation veteran Alma Asay for a new client-facing role at the firm, where Asay said she plans to apply a decade of experience founding and working at legal tech companies.
Government · June 29, 2021 · 9:08 PM UTCResolving split, SCOTUS says no bond for previously deported detainees
The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 ruling on Tuesday said foreign nationals who are detained after illegally reentering the U.S. following a prior deportation are not eligible for bond, settling a circuit split.
Transactional · June 29, 2021 · 10:12 PM UTCDechert, MoFo, Skadden, direct JPMorgan deal flurry
Dechert; Morrison & Foerster; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom are crafting a trio of deals involving JPMorgan Chase & Co that have been announced within the past eight days.