March 20, 2018

Shira Scheindlin and Howard Lavin featured in "Attys Wary of Zero-Tolerance Policies After #MeToo"

Law360 | Former United States District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin and Howard Lavin were featured in a Law360 article that discusses Stroock’s “Challenges in the World of #MeToo” program held March 20, 2018.

  • March 13, 2018

    “Chinese deals in US to keep flowing despite Donald Trump’s halting of Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm”

    South China Morning Post | Chris Griner, the co-managing partner of Stroock’s Washington, D.C. office and chair of Stroock’s National Security/CFIUS/Compliance Group, was quoted in a South China Morning Post article that discusses U.S. President Donald Trump’s shut down of Broadcom Limited’s attempted takeover of chip maker Qualcomm Inc., putting a cloud over potential deals for U.S. assets by foreign companies with Chinese connections....Read More

    March 8, 2018

    Stroock Litigator Laura Besvinick Wins Prestigious Burton Award for Legal Writing

    Press Release | Litigation partner Laura Besvinick has been awarded a Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award by the Burton Awards, a nonprofit program associated with the Library of Congress. Laura’s article “What Lawyers Can Learn from Poker Players” was selected out of nominations submitted by the nation’s top 1,000 largest law firms. In announcing the award, Burton Awards founder William Burton said “the winners are outstanding, highly skilled, and effective writers, and the competition was acutely keen. The Law360 writing award winners have now attained a new and even higher standard of excellence.”...Read More

  • February 22, 2018

    “Big Law’s Moment in Corporate America’s #MeToo Reckoning”

    Bloomberg Big Law Business | Former United States District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin was quoted, and Robert Abrams was mentioned, in a Bloomberg Big Law Business article that discusses how as press scrutiny of workplace sexual misconduct has intensified, companies in the public spotlight have turned to large law firms to investigate alleged assault and harassment....Read More

    February 9, 2018

    “Stroock represents Carr Properties in 341,000 s/f D.C. transaction and purchase of 350 Morse St., NE”

    Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal | Jeff Keitelman, Steven Moskowitz, Joseph Miller, Kelly Booker and Logan Wyman were mentioned in a Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal article that discusses the representation of Carr Properties in two separate transactions, the sale of 1255 23rd St. NW and the purchase of 350 Morse St., NE, both in Washington, D.C....Read More

  • January 24, 2018

    James Sammataro quoted in "Enrique Iglesias Sues Universal Music Over Streaming Royalties"

    The Wall Street Journal | James Sammataro, a partner in Stroock’s Entertainment and Litigation Groups and managing partner of the firm’s Miami office, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article that discusses a lawsuit filed by Stroock client Enrique Iglesias in a dispute with Universal Music Group over how much he is paid for songs played on streaming music services....Read More


Join Judge Shira Scheindlin in Las Vegas at the "MTMP Spectacular Spring Conference" on April 11-13

Stroock of counsel and former judge, Shira Scheindlin, will share her thoughts on women in legal leadership and diversity in the legal profession on April 13 at this bi-annual conference for plaintiff mass torts.

  • March 26-27, 2018 - PLI's 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute
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  • April 9-11, 2018 - Platts 33rd Annual Global Power Markets Conference
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  • April 11-13, 2018 - MTMP Spectacular Spring Conference
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    "Ides of March Special: 5th Circuit 'Assassinates' DOL Fiduciary Rule"

    On March 15, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit vacated in its entirety the Department of Labor’s revised investment advice fiduciary rule (the “Fiduciary Rule”). This decision has the potential to have national applicability and finality on the Fiduciary Rule. Assuming there are no challenges to the decision or other adverse authority from other circuits for cases currently open and under appeal, it is likely that the “old” 1975 rule will be reinstated.

    However, this may not be the end of the story—at least not yet. This Stroock Special Bulletin examines this recent decision and what may be next for the Fiduciary Rule.


    "DC Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Opinion Addressing Challenges To FCC's 2015 TCPA Ruling"

    The DC Circuit issued its opinion addressing the various challenges to the FCC’s 2015 Ruling regarding the TCPA. The DC Circuit struck down two of the FCC’s controversial rulings, including with respect to the scope of an autodialer and calls to a reassigned number.

    This Stroock Special Bulletin addresses some of the key points from the ruling.


    "Second Circuit Finds Sexual Orientation Discrimination Actionable Under Title VII"

    In Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit broke with its own precedent, holding that sexual orientation discrimination constitutes a form of discrimination 'because of sex,' in violation of Title VII.

    The Second Circuit now joins the Seventh Circuit and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) in recognizing such a claim.