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Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

Former US Attorney Bharara to Teach at NYU Law School

By Andrew Denney |

Former Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired earlier this month after refusing to resign at the Trump administration's behest, has taken a position with New York University School of Law as a distinguished scholar in residence.

Puerto Rican Bar Celebrates Citizenship Centennial

More than 100 guests attended a celebration sponsored by the Puerto Rican Bar Association commemorating the centennial of American citizenship for Puerto Rico residents.

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Two More Big Firms Prepare to Get Flexible

By Meghan Tribe |

A pair of legal giants—Baker McKenzie and Jackson Lewis—are joining the rush of Am Law 100 firms touting programs that permit their employees to work from home, while also presumably helping their employers shed some costly office space in the future.

Morrison & Foerster's Washington, D.C. offices. July 23, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

MoFo's Financials Took a Dip in 2016

By Rebecca Cohen |

After ticking upward in 2015, Morrison & Foerster saw its financial performance slide last year. Gross revenue at the firm fell 3.5 percent, to $945 million, as revenue per lawyer and profits per partner also dropped to $990,000 and $1.41 million, respectively.

Claire Gutekunst, incoming president of the New York State Bar Association, outside the association's offices near the Court of Appeals in Albany.

Bar Groups Gear Up to Preserve Legal Services Funding

By Rebecca Baker |

New York bar groups are joining law firm leaders and the American Bar Association to stop President Donald Trump's plan to defund the Legal Services Corp.

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

Dewey Execs Urge Dismissal as Finance Director Ends Testimony

By Scott Flaherty |

As a key government witness wrapped up his testimony Monday in the criminal case over Dewey & LeBoeuf's collapse, defense lawyers urged a New York judge to throw out indictments against two former firm executives, arguing that prosecutors had hamstrung their efforts to defend their clients in court.

Justice Raffaele

Judge's Lawsuit Over Police Beating Is Pared Down

By Andrew Denney |

A lawsuit by a Queens judge who says a New York City police officer physically assaulted him without provocation in 2012 has been pared down to claims of excessive force and battery against the officer.

Panel Reinstates Process Abuse Claim Against Lawyer

By Andrew Denney |

A Manhattan appeals court has reinstated an abuse of process claim against an attorney who repeatedly tried to enforce a judgment even after he was told the judgment had been entered in error.

Judge Neil Gorsuch

City Bar Rates Gorsuch Qualified—With Concerns

By Andrew Denney |

The New York City Bar Association has rated Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, as "qualified" for the position, citing his intellectual ability, motivation to build consensus and "unquestionable integrity and independence," among other attributes.

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

Dewey Witness Says He Didn't Discuss Accounting Moves with Former Exec DiCarmine

By Scott Flaherty |

A key witness in the criminal retrial over the collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf told a New York jury Friday that he never discussed improper accounting adjustments with former Dewey executive director Stephen DiCarmine.

Judge LaBuda

Family Court Judge Dismisses Charges Against Judge Who Ran Down Brother With ATV

By Joel Stashenko |

Both a state judge and his brother acted like children in allowing their dispute to get physical, but the evidence does not indicate the judge intentionally ran his brother down with an all-terrain vehicle, a Family Court judge has determined.

Ex-Judge Agrees Not to Run for Judicial Office Again

By Rebecca Baker/Associated Press |

A former western New York town judge who prohibited media from covering the arraignment of a state police major's daughter charged with killing her boyfriend has promised he won't seek re-election.

Dewey & LeBoeuf's former offices in Manhattan.

Lawyers for Dewey Defendants Question Prosecutors' Deal with Key Witness

By Scott Flaherty |

As the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal retrial continued Thursday, a lawyer for former Dewey chief financial officer Joel Sanders pressed a key witness about changes to his cooperation and plea agreement after an earlier trial ended with a hung jury in 2015.

Joshua Holt, at Goodwin Procter.

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's 'Biglaw Investor' to Associates' Rescue

By Leigh Jones |

This Big Law associate is a mysterious blogger on a mission to prevent young lawyers from falling prey to their own lousy money management.

Arent Fox Partner Convicted of Insider Trading

By Brian Baxter |

Robert Schulman, who joined the firm in 2015 from Hunton & Williams, has been convicted of insider trading in New York for passing on a tip related to Pfizer Inc.'s $3.6 billion acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Animal rights lawyer Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project with Teko, a chimpanzee. Wise appears on Thursday before a state appeals court in Manhattan to argue for habeas corpus petitions for two chimpanzees being kept in New York.

Chimp Advocate Doggedly Pursues Animal Rights

By Andrew Denney |

Animal rights attorney Steven Wise appears on Thursday before a state appeals court in Manhattan to argue in support of habeas corpus petitions on behalf of two captive chimpanzees, the latest battle in his nearly 30-year fight for the personhood of animals.