Former media magnate Conrad Black is currently on trial in federal court in Chicago. Lord Black (at right) stands accused of fraud, racketeering, tax violations, obstruction of justice, and money laundering — serious stuff. He’s being defended by Edward Greenspan, one of Canada’s most colorful trial attorneys. Greenspan — who went to law school with […]
* In the legal and regulatory crackdown on business corruption and white-collar crime, “lawyers serving fraud-ridden companies have emerged relatively unscathed,” reports the Washington Post. Chalk it up to professional courtesy. [Washington Post] * Lord Conrad Black (at right), former media mogul, has had his worldwide assets frozen by a Canadian court. But don’t feel […]
What is the long train of e-discovery? It is powered by the relentless engines of technological advancement, surging societal and economic complexity, and the concepts of civil justice due process.
The e-discovery space seems surreal. It is a huge business for everyone but the consumers of legal services—namely, companies. For them it is just a massive, costly pain.
Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson just resigned as chairman of Chicago legal powerhouse Winston & Strawn, after 13 years at the helm. Here’s what he had to say about his departure: Thompson, 70, described the move as a natural transfer of power to younger lawyers. He noted that the firm had amended its rules twice […]