A lawyer in the Alabama Attorney General’s office who made an unsupported and incorrect statement to a federal court in written filings and a hearing must personally pay the court $1,500 in a death row inmate’s case about how he would be executed.
In 10 years as managing partner and then U.S. CEO of Dentons, Mike McNamara helped stitch together the self-described “world’s largest law firm” by clinching a merger after it was initially rejected and championing an expansion audaciously named “Project Golden Spike.”
Notoriously risk-adverse Big Law firms are building cannabis practice groups as a rising number of states legalize recreational and medicinal use, even though the drug remains largely banned under federal law.
Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s chief legal officer Claire Hart has left the company as its corporate parent Activision Blizzard Inc. faces scrutiny over accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination.
A federal judge on Thursday approved a request by lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to be paid nearly $185 million for work on a pair of class-action lawsuits that led the U.S. government to pay health insurers more than $3.7 billion.
Conservative entry-level hiring practices that bolstered Big Law firms after the Great Recession constrain them now as they struggle to find associates for the mountains of work after pandemic shutdowns.