South America

Business of Law

Paul Hastings hiring spree includes new Brazil office overseen by 3 former Allen & Overy partners

Law Firms

Angry ghost at law firm pushed me to ground, woman says (see the video)

Evidence

Exec asked general counsel to pull up shirt but didn’t spot FBI body cam, news report says

The Modern Law Library

Author tells tangled tale of the $19B verdict against Chevron in ‘Law of the Jungle’ (podcast)

Judiciary

US judge’s name is a household word in Argentina

Trials & Litigation

Chevron can sue Patton Boggs over law firm effort to collect $9.5B verdict, federal judge rules

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge rules for Chevron in civil-racketeer case, bans collection of $9B enviro award in US

White-Collar Crime

General counsel takes plea in $39M foreign bribery case

Trials & Litigation

Racketeering case filed by Chevron against lawyer who won $18B enviro award goes to trial

Business of Law

Littler Mendelson combines with law firms in Colombia and Costa Rica

Privacy Law

Brazilians consider privacy laws in wake of NSA surveillance revelations

International Law

ABA, IABA pledge cooperation on issues involving human trafficking, rule of law

Criminal Justice

Onetime Natalee Holloway suspect may wed from Peruvian jail to avoid extortion extradition

Law Firms

Jones Day opens new office in Miami, its first in Florida

Trials & Litigation

With $1B fee unpaid, plaintiff lawyer who won $18B enviro case is now pro se against Chevron

Criminal Justice

Doc charged in 7 murders may have slain 300 to free up hospital beds, Brazilian investigator says

International Law

Nightclub fire kills more than 230 people; 4 individuals held for questioning

International Law

Baker & McKenzie 1st BigLaw Firm to Open Peru Office, Acquires 100-Lawyer Lima-Based Partnership

Business of Law

Holland & Knight Plans to Open Bogota Office, Only the Second Colombian Outpost for a Major US Firm

Internet Law

Brazil Sues Twitter in Bid to Ban Speed Trap and Roadblock Warnings