Columbia University has told the Federal Circuit that a declaration from a former Norton Lifelock Inc. computer scientist shows that the company's former lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP are lying about his refusal to testify in the school's decade-long $600 million patent case in Virginia federal court.
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School Says Declaration Bares Quinn Emanuel Lies In IP Feud

By Andrew Karpan

Columbia University has told the Federal Circuit that a declaration from a former Norton Lifelock Inc. computer scientist shows that the company's former lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP are lying about his refusal to testify in the school's decade-long $600 million patent case in Virginia federal court.

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NJ Judicial Privacy Law Hit With Constitutional Challenge

By Jake Maher

Companies accused of violating Daniel's Law hit back in New Jersey federal court this week, calling the judicial data privacy protection measure unconstitutionally vague, harsh and riddled with loopholes, and arguing it is being "cynically" misused by the plaintiff, a data privacy company.

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Ex-Navy Employee Pleads Guilty To Contract Bribery Scheme

By Daniel Wilson

Former U.S. Navy civilian official James Soriano has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from Navy contractors to help steer hundreds of millions of dollars in deals to the companies, after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

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ENFORCEMENT

Ex-Rehab Biz Manager Gets Prison For Theft From Resident

By Brian Steele

The former business manager of a Connecticut rehabilitation center will serve at least nine months in prison for stealing money from an elderly resident's bank account, state prosecutors said.

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LITIGATION

Brief

11th Circ. Won't Rehear Ruling In Pratt & Whitney Cancer Case

By Jonathan Capriel

The full Eleventh Circuit won't review a panel's affirmation of a jury verdict win for defense contractor Pratt & Whitney that found it had failed to exercise reasonable care when disposing of radioactive materials but also freed it from liability for the pediatric cancer cases that emerged in a Florida neighborhood.

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PEOPLE

Adams And Reese Hires Atlas Air Atty In Nation's Capital

By Jack Rodgers

Adams and Reese LLP has hired a former Atlas Air Inc. labor and employment counsel, who is joining the firm in Washington, D.C., to grow the firm's newly launched aviation and aerospace team, the firm announced Wednesday.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Litigation Inspiration: Attys Can Be Heroic Like Olympians

Although litigation won’t earn anyone an Olympic medal in Paris this summer, it can be worthy of the same lasting honor if attorneys exercise focused restraint — seeking both their clients’ interests and those of the court — instead of merely pursuing every advantage short of sanctionable conduct, says Bennett Rawicki at Hilgers Graben.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

How 3 Firms Cleared 2 Ex-Autonomy Execs In HP Fraud Case

By Bonnie Eslinger

A California federal jury's rejection last week of fraud charges against the founder and former finance vice president of British software company Autonomy validated an approach by the defendants' three law firms — Steptoe, Clifford Chance and Bird Marella — to form a "seamless" collaboration throughout the trial, from jury selection to closing arguments.

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Senate Panel OKs Fix For Federal Courts' 'Genuine Crisis'

By Courtney Bublé

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted out unanimously on Thursday a bipartisan bill to create 66 new and temporary judgeships to alleviate the federal courts' workload.

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Confronting The Psychological Toll Of Personal Injury Law

Personal injury lawyers advocate for clients who have experienced trauma, loss and life-altering injuries, but these cases can have an emotional impact on attorneys themselves — so it is crucial to address these challenges proactively and openly, and normalize the conversation around mental health in the legal profession, says Lisa Lanier at Lanier Law Group.

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Series

Playing Chess Makes Me A Better Lawyer

There are many ways that chess skills translate directly into lawyer skills, but for me, the bigger career lessons go beyond the direct parallels — playing chess has shown me the value of seeing gradual improvement in and focusing deep concentration on a nonwork endeavor, says attorney Steven Fink.

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Cooley LLP

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King & Spalding

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McElroy Deutsch

Montgomery McCracken

Morgan & Morgan

Orrick Herrington

Parker Poe

Pierson Ferdinand LLP

Quinn Emanuel

RKW LLC

Riker Danzig

Saul Ewing

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Seyfarth Shaw

Sills Cummis

Spiro Harrison

Starr Gern

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Stinson LLP

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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. Government Accountability Office

U.S. Navy

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