April 15, 2011 - 6:20pm

And they’re off!

First to announce was Cravath, then not to be out done Sullivan & Cromwell stepped up to match bonuses as high as 25K for a 7th year. Soon, Orrick and Mofo and Bingham and the rest of the fun bunch were anteing up.

Happy days here again?

http://abovethelaw.com/tag/springtime-bonus-watch-2011/

April 15, 2011 - 5:38pm

Having taken on beaten the New York Times with a United States Supreme Court decision in his favor, professional gadfly Jonathan Tasini turned his and his followers’ attention onto AOL and its purchase of the Huffington Post.  A suit alleging deceptive business practices and unjust enrichment was filed recently in US SD NY.

February 9, 2011 - 3:56pm

Patton Boggs Seeks Injunction Against Gibson Dunn
By Jeff Jeffrey and Mike Scarcella

Patton Boggs has asked a federal judge to enjoin Chevron and its lawyers from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher from tortiously interfering with Patton Boggs’ contract to represent a group of indigenous Ecuadorian people in a long-running suit against the oil and gas giant.

February 4, 2011 - 12:05am

By Ashby Jones

winstonWe blogged last week the news that Chicago-based Winston & Strawn had abandoned efforts to merge with Howrey, in favor of plucking Howrey lawyers one by one.

Let the plucking begin.

January 24, 2011 - 6:58pm

from the New York Times
By GRETCHEN MORGENSON
Published: January 24, 2011

Since the government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers have spent more than $160 million defending the mortgage finance companies and their former top executives in civil lawsuits accusing them of fraud. The cost was a closely guarded secret until last week, when the companies and their regulator produced an accounting at the request of Congress.