For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, fresh off a do-over merger deal with Dentons, is losing its white collar practice head and the leader of its vaunted government contracts group to Covington & Burling LLP, according to sources familiar with the moves.
DLA Piper finally entered the Canadian legal marketplace Friday with the completion of its merger with Vancouver-based Davis LLP, only one year after a failed merger attempt with now-defunct Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie LLP.
Whether they’re confusing popularity for leadership or appeasing a partner who's clueless about reeling in new business, law firms often choose their practice group leaders for all the wrong reasons, with potentially disastrous results. Here, successful law firm leaders outline the four biggest mistakes managing committees make in selecting practice group heads.
The big cats at Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP staged a legal comeback in the Federal Circuit this week and won a reversal of a decision that had denied them attorneys' fees in a "vexatious" patent litigation. The legal lambs are led by Big Tobacco counsel from Jones Day and BakerHostetler that couldn't dodge a multimillion-dollar settlement payment.
As firms get fiercer and leaner, and as corporations become even more cautious, attorneys can find themselves on the chopping block. And experts warn that BigLaw associates, bankruptcy attorneys and litigation specialists are some of the attorneys most at risk. Here, Law360 takes a look at some of those possible targets.
With the ink on its merger deal with Dentons still wet, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP on Wednesday named a new head of its lauded government contracts group.
Just days after Robins Kaplan LLP announced the opening of its new office in the Silicon Valley region, which will bolster its technology and intellectual property practices, the firm revealed that it would be closing the doors of its Atlanta outpost.
The $160,000 benchmark for first-year associates remains the most commonly reported salary at large firms this year, though the changing shape of BigLaw continues to make baseline salaries difficult to compare as the top players become increasingly heterogeneous, according to the latest report from the National Association for Law Placement.
You're working harder than you even thought possible. You're learning everything you can about your field. You're networking with the right people. What else do you need to do to get tapped to join the partnership ranks? Here, more than 25 attorneys advise on how you can make partner.
The world’s largest global law firm will be getting even bigger next month when Dentons continues its recent expansion blitz by hiring approximately 50 partners, associates and staff away from White & Case LLP’s Budapest office.
A promotion to partner or election to practice group chair means a slew of new responsibilities and lots of well-deserved recognition. Law360 reveals the list of attorneys whose commitment to legal excellence earned them highly coveted spots in the law firm leadership ranks. Find out if a law school buddy — or rival — moved up in the first quarter of the year, and let the office chatter begin.
Baker & McKenzie LLP said Wednesday it has become the first international firm to sign a joint operation agreement with a Chinese firm in a newly established free trade zone in Shanghai.
An attorney for Jones Day told the Eighth Circuit at oral arguments Tuesday that an Iowa federal court had created an "untenable" situation when it ordered one of its partners to produce a training video on proper discovery procedure as a sanction for allegedly obstructing depositions while representing Abbott Laboratories in a personal injury suit.
Damien Atkins took over this week as general counsel of Panasonic Corp. of North America. Here, Law360 talks to him about his tenure in the legal department of AOL Inc., how adapting and surviving is the key to getting ahead in the tech world, and how compliance is in the hands of every staff member.
Despite lowered expectations for growth in the legal industry and the overall economy, managing partners remain confident that law firm profits will continue to rebound and intend to keep increasing associate headcount in the coming months, according to a survey released Tuesday by Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group.
Manhattan's commercial court is considering making arbitration cases subject to its $500,000 monetary threshold under a rule proposed Tuesday, in the busy, complex court's latest bid to streamline its cases and reduce its caseload.
Running a law firm has always been a colossal task, but the rapidly changing legal market has heaped a substantial helping of stress onto the plates of managing partners, with clients demanding more for less and young talent increasingly harder to retain. Here, managing partners at major U.S. firms dish on what it is that keeps them up at night.
The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed a Texas state court judge to serve in the Southern District of Texas, marking the first federal judge to be confirmed since the Republicans assumed control of the legislative chamber earlier this year.
Fewer than an estimated 5 percent of law firms use the sort of psychological and personality testing relied on by their corporate clients in the hiring process, but experts say BigLaw should rethink the benefits of pre-employment screening given how much risk firms take on when bringing in talent.