Kaye Scholer LLP on Thursday announced associates would again receive bonuses of up to $80,000 this year, in excess of the $60,000 benchmark set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.
A few naughty lawyers can expect coal in their stockings this year, including a former Winston & Strawn LLP partner who helped Ponzi schemer Kenneth I. Starr launder money and a former Mayer Brown LLP partner convicted of aiding Refco Inc.’s $1 billion accounting scam.
An increasing need for higher returns has real estate developers and investors looking farther afield from their home bases, and as the industry becomes less “local,” law firms with a broader geographical reach are in high demand.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Cornelia T.L. “Nina” Pillard as a judge for the D.C. Circuit in an early Thursday morning vote, making her the second of three candidates picked by President Barack Obama for the powerful appellate court to be confirmed this week.
The head of Norton Rose Fulbright's U.S. operations has stepped down with health issues, the firm announced Thursday, and will be temporarily replaced by an interim lead.
Women for the fourth straight year occupied a shrinking portion of firm associate ranks in 2013 as minorities made modest but steady gains, according to an industry report released Tuesday, in what survey takers called a “historic shift” for the legal industry.
I am often the only woman at the table. At my firm, I am the only female department chair and one of only a few women at our departmental and practice group meetings. This needs to change, says Patricia Santelle, managing partner of White and Williams LLP, chairwoman of the firm's commercial litigation department and co-chairwoman of the firm's insurance coverage and bad faith group.
The demands on leaders at large law firms in 2013 are significant, but I don’t believe they are greater, or that there are special traps, for women, says Debora de Hoyos, global client relationship partner at Mayer Brown LLP.
The New York State Court of Appeals on Thursday said it would review questions raised by the Second Circuit connected to the Thelen LLP liquidating trustee's bid to recover fees earned by former partners from cases they brought to Seyfarth Shaw LLP when Thelen dissolved.
With Hogan Lovells leaders saying much of the "hard work" of an international integration is now behind them, the firm is set to move away from co-leadership and ratify a lone chief executive, the firm announced Wednesday.
Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP again distinguished itself in BigLaw this week by paying out year-end associate bonuses that soared above the benchmark set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, a firm leader confirmed Wednesday.
A New York federal judge said Wednesday that she would not toss a putative class action a lawyer brought over Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's alleged failure to pay overtime to temp attorneys, ruling that the lawyer might be entitled to extra pay.
Federal and state judges on Wednesday told attorneys representing drugmakers and medical device firms about their biggest pet peeves in personal injury litigation, saying too many motions related to discovery and expert testimony were wastes of time and outlining in animated fashion their ideal ways of choosing bellwether suits.
Legal experts continued the push Wednesday for new rules to streamline New York's heavily burdened commercial courts, proposing a "fairly conservative" mandatory mediation pilot program that would subject one in every five cases to the "underutilized" form of dispute resolution.
My advice to an aspiring female attorney is never to think of herself as a female attorney, says Danielle Lesser, co-chairwoman of Morrison Cohen LLP's business litigation department.
A new survey from the Association of Corporate Counsel that explores the changing role of the general counsel says that today’s evolving business environment will lead to general counsels taking on a more integral role in senior management in the future.
Miami Beach police are investigating a possible suicide after finding renowned white-collar defense attorney Richard Sharpstein of Akerman LLP dead in his home Tuesday morning, according to reports.
Incoming Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor William P. Fedullo announced at his inaugural address on Tuesday that the group would be launching a new program aimed at starting and nurturing new firms.
The Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday afternoon unanimously confirmed Gov. Tom Corbett’s nomination of Judge Patricia Jenkins, who has spent the last 20 years on the bench of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, to fill an open seat on the state’s Superior Court.
The New Jersey Supreme Court is pushing ahead with the formation of a committee to help implement new standards allowing law firms in the state to use trade names, according to a notice posted Tuesday.