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Stephen DiCarmine leaves court after a mistrial is declared in the first Dewey & LeBoeuf trial, Oct. 19, 2015.

Lawyer Calls Dewey Criminal Case a Failure as Summations Begin

By Scott Flaherty |

A lawyer for former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive director Stephen DiCarmine on Tuesday sought to inject doubt in the minds of jurors nearing a potential verdict in the long-running criminal case over the firm's demise.

Stay-at-Home-Rainmakers: A Growing Threat to Big Law

By Roy Strom |

Cloud-based law firms still face skepticism from some pockets of the legal market. But there are signs that they are becoming stiffer competition for Big Law.

The Appellate Division, Second Department, at 45 Monroe Place, Brooklyn

Ex-Brooklyn Bar President Resigns Amid Conduct Probe

By Jeff Storey |

The Second Department said Gregory Hesterberg had acknowledged that he could not defend himself against allegations that included "misapplication of escrow funds and failure to account." The court accepted his resignation and disbarred him.

Johnson Receives NYSBA Pioneer Award

The New York State Bar Association presented its George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award to former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, now a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Stephen DiCarmine, left, and Joel Sanders outside the courtroom during their 2015 trial

Dewey Leaders Won't Testify, Call Witnesses as Retrial Nears End

By Scott Flaherty |

In the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal case, counsel for former firm executives Joel Sanders and Stephen DiCarmine said Monday that they would proceed to summations without putting either defendant on the stand or calling their own witnesses.

L-R Bill O'Reilly, Chris Christie and Ken Starr.

From Bridgegate to Bill O'Reilly, Probes Put Law Firms in the Hot Seat

By Miriam Rozen |

For American media audiences, the Bill O'Reilly saga had pretty much everything, from sex and celebrity to money and politics. For law firms and their clients, it was also a reminder: In the biggest scandals, there's nothing internal about internal investigations.

Former White House counsel W. Neil Eggleston. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL

Obama White House Counsel Neil Eggleston Returns to Kirkland

By Katelyn Polantz |

"From the moment Neil left, we were missing him and hoping he would return," said Kirkland's Eugene Assaf.

Magistrate Judge Scott

Criminal Conviction Needed for Attorney Misconduct Finding, Magistrate Judge Says

By Joel Stashenko |

A client dissatisfied with her attorneys' work in a personal injury case cannot bring a legal misconduct claim under state Judiciary Law because the lawyers were not also convicted of a crime related to that representation, Western District Magistrate Judge Hugh Scott concluded.

Sol Greenberg

Long-Time Albany County DA Greenberg Is Dead

By Joel Stashenko |

Sol Greenberg, who became one of the longest-serving district attorneys in New York during his 25 years as chief prosecutor in Albany County, has died.

Disbarred SI Lawyer Sentenced Up to 22 Years for Theft

By Andrew Denney |

A disbarred Staten Island attorney who previously served time for larceny is going back to prison for up to 22 years for running real estate schemes in which he stole more than $1 million while posing as a practicing attorney.

Kerrie Campbell.

Chadbourne Ousts Partner Suing Firm for Gender Bias

By Brian Baxter |

Kerrie Campbell, a litigator at Chadbourne & Parke who brought a $100 million gender bias suit against the firm, was expelled from its partnership Thursday. In a memo to all Chadbourne partners, Campbell sought to avoid such a fate, which came after 70 partners voted in favor of her exit. She was the only dissenting vote.

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

Memorial Service Set for Abdus-Salaam

By Rebecca Baker |

As the investigation into the death of Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam continues, a public memorial service has been scheduled to honor her.

Evan Greebel and Martin Shkreli

Shkreli, Ex-Counsel to Get Separate Trials, US Judge Decides

By Andrew Denney |

A joint trial of ex-pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli and Evan Greebel, his co-defendant in a fraud case and his former lawyer, would present a "serious risk" that Shkreli would not receive a fair trial, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

David Feuerstein

NYC Boutique Makes Bet on Big Weed

By Meghan Tribe |

Feuerstein Kulick, a five-lawyer boutique formed last year in Manhattan, has received a surge in interest from clients keen on opportunities in the legal cannabis market following legislation introduced in Canada last week that would legalize marijuana north of the border.

Judges Lorna Schofield and Paul Engelmayer

New Group of US Judges, Including Two From NY, Start to Wrangle MDL Dockets

By Amanda Bronstad |

The Southern District has the most MDLs of any district in the country, three of which are now being handled by Judges Lorna Schofield and Paul Engelmayer.

Lawyer Who Stole From Judge's Estate Is Sentenced

By Andrew Denney |

A Queens attorney convicted of stealing more than $587,000 from the estate of the late John Phillips Jr., a Brooklyn Civil Court judge who once held $10 million worth of properties in the borough, has been sentenced to one to three years in prison.

Albany Law School

Albany Law to Honor Former Agriculture Secretary Vilsack

By Joel Stashenko |

Albany Law School will honor Thomas Vilsack, the former Iowa governor and U.S. agriculture secretary, with the top award it gives annually to an alumnus.

Mark Zauderer, court-appointed referee

Napoli Lashes Out at Referee After Critical Ruling in Firm Breakup

By Jason Grant |

One of the former partners embroiled in the combative breakup of Napoli Bern said court-appointed referee Mark Zauderer "has failed in his charge to resolve this dispute" and allowed the matter to turn "into a litigation upon itself." The comments were made one day after Zauderer issued a ruling that removed Napoli's counsel and criticized his behavior during proceedings.

Left to right: Mary Pat Gallagher, Ola Nunez, Steven Gerber and David Ganz.

Ex-Gonzalez Saggio Lawyers in NJ Join NY's Schoeman Updike

By Lizzy McLellan |

Lawyers from the former New Jersey office of defunct Milwaukee-based firm Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan have found a new home at a New York firm, after a year of running their own shop.