Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
Benjamin Slater III
What are the keys to success in the courtroom?
Campbell D. Barrett and Judge Lynda B. Munro
Every trial has the potential for an appeal. The likelihood of an appeal is enhanced when the judge has picked a clear winner and loser after a family bench trial.
For success in any trial, jury selection and case framing are key.
A successful mediation typically depends upon three key steps: engaging the client on why and when to mediate; actively engaging the adversary prior to the mediation; and advocating at the mediation session itself.
There are reasons to hire an expert with 30-plus years of experience, but don't underestimate the skills of a first timer.
A look back at the 1983 Nilssen case, and what it means for patent law today.
News from our listed lawyers. This week: New leadership at Richards, Layton & Finger, and developments in the Supreme Court.
Aver Lex won the 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" award for Criminal Defense in Ukraine.
This week, hirings at King & Spalding, and a profile of civil rights attorney Debra Katz.
Ann E. Evanko and Katherine L. Wood
Can social change be sped up via legislation? A key provision of the recent tax-law overhaul, clearly written with #MeToo in mind, suggests it can.
Kelly S. Hughes
Obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders are far more common among lawyers than other professionals. It’s past time to address the problem.
Miguel de Almada and Frederico Bettencourt Ferreira from the Portuguese firm discuss their 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" award for Litigation and Arbitration.
Patricia Brown Holmes
What effect is California’s new law mandating more women in corporate boardrooms likely to have?
For many women, a government job is an ideal—albeit necessary—springboard to a law-firm partnership.
A leading attorney with the 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" winner for Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Portugal speaks to Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer.
Kelly L. Frey Sr.
New technologies open up new ways for children to be exploited online. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act offers a solution.
Did you make it to LMA 2019? Read the Best Lawyers recap of this year's biggest takeaways.
Lizzie Fletcher was a star lawyer in Houston before defeating a nine-term incumbent to win a seat in Congress last November. What the much-lauded work she did in her first career teach her about how to succeed in this new one?
Robert M. Marino
While they sound similar, misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis mean very different things in a medical malpractice case.
2019 "Women in the Law" by the numbers.
Michell Nader discusses his firm's 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" award for Capital Markets Law in Mexico.
Jaye L. Rancourt
Without media attention, would the decisions have been the same?
In recent years, there’s been a significant increase in product liability lawsuits filed in California.
In a community property state like California, credit card debt may be shared between partners.
Patricia Brown Holmes had a celebrated career long before she began defending Jussie Smollett.
Robert M. Steeg
In Dufrene vs. Murphy Appraisal Services, LLC, contract rights and real estate law pose an interesting problem.
Diogo Ortigão Ramos discusses Cuatrecasas' 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" award for tax law in Portugal.
Brian J. MacDonough
A new case in Massachusetts clarifies something important about the standards to be met in workplace harassment cases.