Christine Simmons

Lawyer's 'Inadvertent' E-Discovery Failures Led to Wells Fargo Data Breach

Christine Simmons

The breach highlights the increasing risks of relying on unfamiliar e-discovery technology—and the potential liability exposure to lawyers.

Lawyer's 'Inadvertent' E-Discovery Failures Led to Wells Fargo Data Breach

Christine Simmons

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.

Appeals Court Revives Ex-Client's $2.8M Case Against Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Christine Simmons

The firm can't shake a former financial industry client's breach of fiducuary claim related to a FINRA investigation, the First Department ruled.

3 From Big Law Chosen as SDNY Magistrate Judges

Rebecca Baker and Christine Simmons

Three partners at large Manhattan law firms have been named as magistrate judges in the Southern District of New York.

Partner Group Leaves Reed Smith for King & Spalding in NY

Christine Simmons

Defections hit Reed Smith in New York, where four mass tort litigators joined King & Spalding, and also in London.

White House Sours on Kasowitz, But What About Other Clients?

Christine Simmons

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.

Ex-Congressmen Join Barclay Damon, Meltzer

Christine Simmons

Two New York law firms have brought on former U.S. congressmen for new adviser roles.

Kasowitz Partner Leaves to Run Practice Group at Tarter Krinsky

Christine Simmons

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.

Dewey Exec, SEC in Talks to Settle Suit Tied to Firm's Collapse

Christine Simmons

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.

Greenberg Traurig Faces Bankruptcy Client's Wrath in Malpractice Fight

Christine Simmons

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.

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