Business of Law

A person walks by a logo of Kobelco, Kobe Steel Ltd.'s brand name, in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward on Oct. 11, 2017, with the company mired in data fabrication scandals.

Japan's Kobe Steel Under Fire for Fudging Data on Metals

By Elaine Kurtenbach |

The Japanese government urged steelmaker Kobe Steel to clarify the extent of manipulation of inspection data on steel, aluminum and other metals used in a wide range of products, reportedly including rockets, aircraft and cars, in the latest quality scandal to rock Japanese manufacturing.

Tyson & Mendes Miami office managing partner Damian Fletcher.

West Coast Firm Expands to Florida

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Tyson & Mendes taps Damian Fletcher to open its new office in Fort Lauderdale.

Don Hayden, Etan Mark and Josh Migdal, of Mark Migdal & Hayden Law firm

Five Lawyers Form New Litigation Firm in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

The new firm will focus on litigation and dispute resolution, including arbitration and complex commercial litigation.

Florida's Hourly Legal Billing Rates Among Nation's Highest

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Florida's hourly legal billing rates are among the highest in the nation, but comparatively fewer of those billable hours get applied to actual invoices, according to a legal trends report.

George Cuesta, principal of general contractor Cuesta Construction in Sweetwater.

Picking Up After Irma: The Challenges to Rebuilding in the Current Construction Climate

By Lidia Dinkova |

The South Florida construction industry was competitive before Hurricane Irma. Now contractors are seeing a hike in demand for materials and labor.

American Airlines CEO: We'll Never Lose Money Again

By David Koenig |

The CEO of American Airlines says the once-volatile industry has changed so radically that his company will never lose money again.

On the Move

Legal industry hiring and promotions.


DLA Piper Partner Moves to Jones Day in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Former DLA Piper partner Adam Rogers has returned to Jones Day after a decade at other national firms.

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Weinstein Leaves Clarke Silverglate for Hinshaw & Culbertson

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Hinshaw & Culbertson has lured white-collar criminal law attorney and former Assistant U.S. Attorney David S. Weinstein from Clarke Silverglate in Miami.

Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana.

This Freshman Louisiana GOP Senator Could Defy Wall Street

By Elizabeth Dexheimer |

Banks have a challenge when Congress returns from summer recess next week. His name is John Neely Kennedy.

Left to right: Laura Reich and Clarissa Rodriguez, partners at Reich Rodriguez.

Two Miami Attorneys Form Women-Owned Litigation and Arbitration Firm

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Two former Tenzer lawyers who have been friends since high school have struck out on their own to open a women-owned commercial litigation and arbitration firm.

Joanne Braddock Lambert.

Jackson Lewis Appoints Joanne Lambert as Managing Partner in Orlando

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Joanne Braddock Lambert, a partner at Jackson Lewis who has been with the firm for 17 years, has been named office managing partner in Orlando.


Visa, Discover Pare Deals With Extremist Groups After Rally

By Jennifer Surane |

Companies behind the most popular U.S. credit cards said they are severing ties with extremist organizations that incite violence after they came under pressure to stop providing ways for white supremacists groups to raise funds.

DLA Piper Partner Infante Joins Holland & Knight in Miami

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Emil Infante joined the firm's corporate and latin America practicies.

Michael McAuliffe, left, and Martin Reeder, right.

Atherton Gets New Name Partners with Prominent Pair

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Michael McAuliffe, a current judicial candidate and former top prosecutor for Palm Beach County, and commercial and media law litigator L. Martin Reeder Jr., whose clients include the cable giant CNN, have joined business litigation and trial law firm Atherton Law Group, prompting a firm name change.

Wells Fargo

New Wells Fargo Scandal Seen as Proof Controls Still Lacking

By Laura J. Keller and Noah Buhayar |

Wells Fargo & Co.'s disclosure that it may have pushed thousands of car buyers into loan defaults and repossessions by charging them for unwanted insurance is raising doubts about the bank's ability to put proper controls in place.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Proposal Would Prohibit Agency Business With Venezuela

By Jim Turner |

A state agency overseen by the governor and two cabinet members would be prohibited from doing business with any outfit tied to the Maduro regime in Venezuela, under a proposal released by Gov. Rick Scott.

Andrew Bailey, chief executive officer of the Financial Conduct Authority. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Libor Funeral Set for 2021 as FCA Abandons Scandal-Tarred Rate

By Suzi Ring |

Libor, the nearly 50-year-old global borrowing benchmark that became a byword for corruption, is headed for the trash heap of history.

Marcos Jimenez

High-Profile Florida Litigator Marcos Jimenez Leaves McDermott to Form Own Firm

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Marcos Jimenez, the well-known litigator and former South Florida U.S. attorney who is representing ex-Panamanian President Ricardo Montinelli, has left McDermott Will & Emery to strike out on his own.