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Big Legal Bill for Exec’s Backdating Defense

Major corporations commonly agree to indemnify officers and directors for legal costs, should they be sued or prosecuted as a result of their work. Otherwise, even CEOs often would find…

EU Tiptoes Toward Mass Torts

Class actions as we know them in the U.S. are virtually unheard of in Europe, and corporations located in the EU would like to keep it that way. Hence, a…

Parties Lawyer Up in Sallie Mae Case

As litigation looms between the now-reluctant buyer of a student loan provider and the willing bride, spectators are looking to see who weighs in as lead counsel in a lawsuit…

Moving from BigLaw to MegaLaw

When William Cook was in India earlier this year, a local manager wanted to know where in the world his 750-lawyer Atlanta-based law firm housed its foreign offices. The answer:…

Pro Bono Team Attacks Exec’s Prosecution

A team of pro bono attorneys from four different firms has taken up the cause of a convicted Dynegy Inc. executive and filed a habeas corpus petition seeking his release…

Top NJ Judge Joins 2—Yes, 2—Family Firms

When it came time to retire from the bench and return to law practice, former New Jersey Chief Justice James Zazzali had a hard time making a choice between two…

Exploding OT Claims for Many Employers

Wage-and-hour class action claims brought over unpaid overtime are a hot practice area—and, as today’s $62 million judgment against Wal-Mart illustrates, one that can be extremely costly to employers.

“Multiplaintiff…

In-House DuPont Lawyers Post Profit

Like many corporations, DuPont Co. spends a lot of money on its in-house law department. The department’s annual budget was about $230 million last year. However, unlike most corporations, the…

Loeffler Leaves Loeffler, Keeps Lobby Arm

Lobbyist and former Texas Congressman Tom Loeffler has left the law firm he founded.

But he has retained his national lobbying firm, the Loeffler Group, and will continue to be…

Top India Law Salary: $7K + Stock Options

The starting annual salary for a graduate of one of India’s top law schools working in an outsourced position for a major U.S. law firm is less than an American…

Practicing Lawyer Also Sells Luxe Goods

Like a number of others who market luxury goods to upscale clients, Maryann Mihalopoulos isn’t ready to give up her day gig.

A lawyer who runs a business litigation and…

Survey: Skadden #1 in Corporate Realm

In the corporate arena, one law firm clearly is the top of the list, a survey says: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

There isn’t a category where Skadden isn’t…

Five Firms in Attorney Fee Free-for-All

After fighting together to win a settlement in a class action over mortgage lender closing costs, a group of Illinois plaintiffs lawyers squared off for a new battle—fighting with each…

Missing E-Mail Costs Brokerage $12.5 M

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Morgan Stanley said it couldn’t produce a number of e-mails in arbitration cases because they had been destroyed along with the company’s New York City…

Lawyer’s Knowledge Used Against Him

Connecticut lawyer Philip Russell has a lot of expertise in child pornography cases—but it may hurt his defense in a prosecution for destroying evidence.

Prosecutors say Russell should have given…

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