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How O’Melveny Is Creating an Operational Roadmap for Its Litigators

How O’Melveny Is Creating an Operational Roadmap for Its Litigators

The International Legal Technology Association held its blowout “ILTACON” conference last week at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, in which lawyers and professionals from the country’s top law firms convened to discuss how technology is changing the practice of law. Speakers who manage operations at firms such as Hogan Lovells, Microsoft Corp., Cooley and

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Uber Said to Hire Law Firm O’Melveny & Myers on India Rape Case

By Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg News Uber Technologies Inc. has hired the law firm O’Melveny & Myers to conduct internal fact-finding and handle any litigation in the San Francisco-based company’s defense in a civil suit brought by a woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India, a person familiar said. Eric Alexander, Uber’s former

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Bigly Expansion & Decline: Big Law Market Share By The Numbers

By the numbers, which big law firm has gained the most revenue since the recession? We decided to take a look at the largest 100 U.S. law firms and compile a data set from archived records of financial rankings in The American Lawyer. It was a fairly simple, but time-intensive process, which entailed taking the 2007 list

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Does Trump Know His University’s Lawyer Supports Clinton?

Two months after publicly entering the case, the lead lawyer defending Trump University in a class-action donated the maximum allowable amount to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. O’Melveny & Myers’ Daniel Petrocelli filed a notice of appearance for Trump University on Nov. 23, 2015, and then donated $2,700 to Clinton on Jan. 11, according to the Center for

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Pace University’s Law Dean on Name Changes and the State of Legal Education

Last week, Pace University announced that its law school would rebrand itself as the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, named after the late German environmentalist. In an interview, the law school’s dean David Yassky fielded questions about the news, his views on the state of legal education, and the recent “kerfuffle” around George Mason University’s

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GC of Company that Produced “Spotlight” on Why He Left O’Melveny

It’s been a good year for Participant Media. In February, the production company’s film “Spotlight” won an Academy Award for Best Picture. It was the first film backed by Participant to win the award. It’s also been a good year for Gabriel Brakin, the company’s first in-house attorney, who was hired back in 2008. In March, Participant named

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Debevoise & Plimpton Opens in Tokyo

Debevoise & Plimpton has opened an office in Tokyo, where it has advised Japanese corporations for decades. But the firm is not doing so by bringing onboard outside lawyers. Instead, it has relocated three attorneys from New York City. Leading the office is Christopher Smeall, a corporate partner who advises on joint ventures, financing, acquisitions


Wake Up Call: Jury Deliberations, Questions Begin in Dewey Case

• After nearly four months, the criminal fraud trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives in New York City has finally gone to the jury for deliberations. Acting Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz rejected a request by defense lawyers seeking a mistrial following the prosecution’s summation. (American Lawyer) • The jury of seven women and five men took less

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Looking at the Most Influential Writers Before the U.S. Supreme Court

What’s the most effective writing style for lawyers filing briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court? “I’d say relatively short sentences, with a non-confrontational tone,” said Adam Feldman, a Ph.D. candidate in political science and international relations at the University of Southern California, who has become an expert on the matter. This year, Feldman studied 9,400