Wake-up call: Boies charges $1,950 per hour in Google dispute


In today’s column, Washington-based Wiley Rein announced associate pay increases that matched the Cravath standard; Controversial constitutional law scholar Ilya Shapiro says he won’t be joining Georgetown Law after all; Toyota North America promoted its chief legal officer with more responsibility.

  • Leading litigant David Boies, founder of Boies Schiller Flexner, is charging $1,950 an hour in a case alleging privacy violations against Alphabet Inc’s Google LLC, according to a report citing a court filing. (Reuters)
  • Washington-based Wiley Rein announced associate pay increases that match the Cravath standard, effective June 1. (above the law)
  • The district attorney overseeing a criminal investigation into the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has asked for help from at least four current and former prosecutors from elsewhere in the state. (Houston ChroniclePublic defenders representing Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz have asked to withdraw from his death penalty trial. (Associated Press)

Lawyers, Law Firms

  • Toyota North America said it was promoting Sandra PhillipsRogers, its Group Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer, to a newly created position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Resources and General Counsel. The promotion, which will take effect on June 20, was among several changes to management and the legal department announced by the company on Monday. The new position gives Phillips Rogers, a former partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, additional responsibilities for corporate shared services, Toyota de Mexico. She continues to lead teams in legal, sustainability and regulatory, and social innovation, Toyota said. (PR Newswire)
  • Intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould is the latest firm to launch an advisory arm to advise companies on protecting their brands, including in the area of ​​non-fungible tokens. (American lawyer)
  • A court has ordered a mental health evaluation of a Connecticut attorney who was disbarred after accusing a judge of favoring Jewish people. (Insider CT)

Laterals, Removals, Internal

  • In Silicon Valley, Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett seized capital markets lawyer Heidi Mayon of Goodwin Procter as a partner. She was a partner at Gunderson Dettmer and Pillsbury Winthrop, where she spent 12 years; Allen and Overy hired a mergers and acquisitions lawyer Jesse Debban as a partner in its San Francisco office. He comes after 12 years at Farella Braun + Martel, where he was a partner and president of the commercial transactions group; in Los Angeles, Paul Hastings poached lawyer Latham & Watkins in real estate finance and real estate transactions pablo clarke as a partner; BakerHostetler landed a Los Angeles-based securities and consumer protection litigator Philippe Eskenazi as an associate of Hunton Andrews Kurth; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer said it had “officially opened” its new Silicon Valley office space, which has nearly 40 lawyers, including 10 partners. (Freshfields.us)
  • Sidley Austin added two cybersecurity partners in Washington, getting Jennifer Seale and Jonathan Willan by Baker McKenzie; Virgin Rome chose Brown Rudnick trial attorney and sports law adviser David A. Moreno, Jr. as a partner in New York; Based in Massachusetts Crazy added trial and appellate counsel for Mintz Christopher Sullivan as a litigation partner in his New York office; in VancouverCanada Cozen O’Connor recruited the B.C. Securities Commission’s Litigation Manager, jeremy gellis, as a white collar member; Proskauer Rose’s London office has hired longtime restructuring and bankruptcy lawyer from Clifford Chance Adrian Cohen as a partner. (Proskauer.com)
  • fintech company EarnUp Hiring seasoned internal leader for technology, financial services and healthcare companies Aileen Casanave as General Counsel; San Francisco-based crypto investment firm Paradigm has hired a crypto and fintech veteran in-house Katie Biber as CLO. She worked on Republican Utah Senator Mitch Romney’s unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2012 and was recently a CLO at credit card startup Brex Inc. (The block)

Legal training

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced a new summer internship program in Europe for students of a dual degree program in English and French law, offered by Queen Mary University of London and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. (BCLP.com)
  • Constitutional Law Specialist Ilya Shapiro said he was leaving his post as executive director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution before he even started. He made the announcement days after Georgetown Law cleared him to start work despite his controversial “inferior black woman” tweet. (New York Times)


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