The breach highlights the increasing risks of relying on unfamiliar e-discovery technology—and the potential liability exposure to lawyers.
A massive Wells Fargo customer data breach was not the work of a hacker, but of the bank's own lawyer who failed to review an entire set of discovery documents, including information about the bank's wealthy customers, before it was shipped to a litigation adversary.
The firm can't shake a former financial industry client's breach of fiducuary claim related to a FINRA investigation, the First Department ruled.
Three partners at large Manhattan law firms have been named as magistrate judges in the Southern District of New York.
Defections hit Reed Smith in New York, where four mass tort litigators joined King & Spalding, and also in London.
While Marc Kasowitz's role on President Donald Trump's legal team has been diminished, the "uberlitigator" still has a bevy of commercial cases on his plate back in New York.
Two New York law firms have brought on former U.S. congressmen for new adviser roles.
Charles Miller, who practiced for 11 years at Kasowitz Benson Torres, has moved to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, where he will lead the midsize firm's new securities and financial services litigation group.
The SEC wrote to Southern District Judge Valerie Caproni on Tuesday, indicating a possible deal with Dewey & LeBoeuf executive Joel Sanders, who was convicted in May of scheming to defraud investors in his former firm.
A lawsuit against the firm by ex-client NextEra Energy is the latest in what appears to be a growing wave of bankruptcy-related malpractice cases facing law firms.