Law Firm articles

A Donald Trump bobble head is displayed for sale inside the White House gift store in Washington, D.C. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Announcements: Closed for Inauguration

Announcements: Closed for Inauguration

Like our Washington D.C. metropolitan area based colleagues at Bloomberg BNA, Big Law Business will be off on Friday, January 20 for the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Meet us back here on Monday for more tales of the business of law. See you back here then.    

The Federal Trade Commission headquarters stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Trump Antitrust Candidate Pushed Envelope to Support Deals

By David McLaughlin and Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg News The Trump team is considering giving a top antitrust post to a former U.S. trade commissioner whose hands-off views on competition have at times failed to withstand court scrutiny. Joshua Wright, a conservative law professor who heads President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team for the Federal Trade Commission, is

Michelle Lee, under secretary of commerce for intellectual property at the U.S. Department of Commerce, speaks during the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Dana Point, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Lee to Stay as Patent Office Director, Issa Says

By Michaela Ross and Tony Dutra, Bloomberg BNA Patent and Trademark Office director Michelle K. Lee will remain at her post, California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa told a tech industry gathering today, according to two sources in attendance. Lee, like all presidential appointees, was asked to submit her resignation soon after the November election. It’s

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during a news conference in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

General Counsel in the U.S. are Bullish on Trump

In a new survey, a majority of chief legal officers at U.S. companies expressed optimism that their business operations will be positively affected when Donald J. Trump takes control of the White House as U.S. President. The phone survey, conducted by the legal market research firm Acritas, covered 101 U.S. general counsels or their equivalent

Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images

The 2017 Litigation Playing Field Has Changed in Two Big Ways 

As the world prepares itself for a new presidential administration, no one knows for sure what the future holds. But the lawyers at Crowell & Moring took a hard look at the potential litigation landscape in 2017 and compiled their findings in a new report. The report, here, covers a lot of ground, but we caught

Donald "Don" Blankenship, former chief executive officer of Massey Energy Co., back left, listens to his attorney Bill Taylor speak to members of the media outside the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Photographer: Calvin Mattheis/Bloomberg

Former Coal Baron Blankenship’s Conviction Upheld on Appeal 

By Jef Feeley, Bloomberg News Former coal baron Donald Blankenship will stay in jail for now after an appeals court upheld his conviction for flouting mine-safety laws. The self-described “political prisoner” didn’t identify any reversible errors in his 2016 trial on charges he ignored safety rules at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine, a federal

U.S. President Barack Obama presents former Beatle Paul McCartney the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a concert in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

McCartney Won’t ‘Let It Be,’ Sues Sony to Get Back Song Rights

By Bob Van Voris and Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg News Do you want to know a secret? A quirk in U.S. copyright law says Paul McCartney may be able to get the rights to one of his songs back as early as next year, with others following. But, Sony Corp. appears to be standing in the way.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wake Up Call: D.C. Firms to Close for Inauguration

• Most law firm offices in downtown Washington, D.C., will close for inauguration of President-elect Trump Friday, in anticipation of road closures and other access restrictions. Greenberg Traurig, Dentons and Crowell & Moring are among the exceptions and are planning parties. (National Law Journal) • Wall Street’s expectations that Trump will quickly free banks from the grip