Three intellectual property attorneys who previously practiced together at international law firm Locke Lord LLP have launched a new intellectual property boutique law firm — Kroub Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC — in New York City, the firm said Tuesday.
A woman is who is working part-time as a lawyer at a law firm and is also the primary parent is an incredibly hard-working person. She’s working two jobs — and that’s a work ethic you want for your employee base, says Margaret Andrews Davenport, co-chairwoman of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP's corporate department.
I was recently the only female present as several lawyers, not at my firm, discussed future U.S. presidential candidates. “No one will vote for a woman” was the consensus they reached, oblivious to my female presence in their midst, says Dusty Elias Kirk, leader of Reed Smith LLP's real estate group.
While flat demand for outside lawyers has behemoth law firms struggling to change their business models, upstart boutiques and non-law-firm service providers are tailoring legal advice and leveraging technology to reinvent how services are delivered to clients, chipping away at work traditionally done by BigLaw in the process, experts say.
Our legal lions were feeling the holiday cheer this week with a high-profile reversal for some locked-up executives and confirmation that a major airline merger deal will fly. Our legal lambs weren't in the mood for festivities, as one faces a prison sentence for bribing a judge and another for helping run an investor scam.
The Florida Supreme Court suspended Deerfield Beach, Fla., attorney Max Ricardo Whitney for one year after alleged improper actions during the course of representing two clients in an immigration case, saying his conduct warranted more than the 90 days recommended by a referee.
The trustee for folded law firm Howrey LLP launched an adversary complaint in a California court against Seyfarth Shaw LLP on Wednesday, seeking to recover money made by former Howrey lawyers when they took their unfinished business to Seyfarth.
New York law firm Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, launched in 2012 by former Southern District of New York Judge Richard Holwell and three former Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP partners, is going big-time with bonuses, the firm told Law360 on Thursday.
Law firms are set to gear up their customer relationship muscle with more investments in upgrades in aging technology systems aimed at tracking and improving client services, according to a survey released Thursday.
Someone once told me I had to cut my hair in order to become a rainmaker because long hair on women is too sexy and men would never take me seriously. I ignored her and learned that I could create my own style, and it's served me well, says Lori Hoberman, chairwoman of Chadbourne & Parke LLP's emerging companies/venture capital practice.
While law firms have made great strides, studies show that we all still have implicit biases that affect perceptions and decision making. As a senior woman I have the opportunity to help combat that — and the obligation to do so, says Carla Christofferson, managing partner of O'Melveny & Myers LLP's Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's policy committee.
Australian law firms suffering through a post-financial crisis “hangover" have made a number of payroll cuts and partner de-equitizations this year, but some firms are expecting that the installation of a new government will provide the certainty the business community needs for a bounceback in 2014, experts say.
The product liability firm Bowman and Brooke LLP has opened an office in San Diego with two former Morris Polich & Purdy LLP attorneys who specialize in drug and medical device injury lawsuits.
British multinational Eversheds LLP has rejoined the South Africa legal community in a merger with domestic outfit Mahons Attorneys, the firms announced Wednesday.
New proposed rules to limit the number and scope of questions New York lawyers can pepper each other with in corporate litigation were published Tuesday as the Empire State seeks to streamline how its beleaguered Commercial Division handles its growing caseload.
The Center for Public Integrity painted a bleak picture Wednesday of the way state judges disclose potential financial conflicts, giving big states like Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas failing or near-failing grades while mustering only middling praise for California and other, more transparent states.
The women who make partner have already established themselves as superstars, but many of the men who make partner are viewed as "future superstars." Men are given the benefit of the doubt more so than women, says Lisa Sotto, managing partner of Hunton & Williams LLP's New York office and head of the firm's privacy practice.
There was a case I handled for a very influential business magnate some years ago. He referred to me a few times as “the little girl.” He stopped after I did the cross-examination of our opponent at trial, won the case and otherwise saved his bacon, says Emily Yinger, Hogan Lovells LLP's regional managing partner for the Washington, D.C., region.
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP's decision to match its associate bonus scale to last year's figures is a sign of financial health among top-tier firms, but experts say the picture is less bright for firms further down the ladder as the wealth gap in the legal industry expands.
When the Supreme Court decided this week to not hear arguments over New York’s “Amazon Tax” on Internet sales, it created more work for law firms and CPA practices to compete for — but such increased demand might only be temporary.