Jackson Walker LLP doesn't rely on offices in New York, Washington, London — or anywhere else outside of Texas, for that matter. But by sticking to seven cities across the state, the Texas-only firm has been able to nab top-tier lawyers from big-name firms while providing greater value to a client-base that includes national banks, media properties and energy companies.
No state boasts more firms with large numbers of Hispanic attorneys than Florida, where Hispanic lawyers are regularly promoted to partnerships and business connections with Latin America have become so important that firms need bilingual and bicultural attorneys to stay competitive.
The landmark trial of the executive leadership of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on fraud and larceny charges began on Tuesday, and defense attorneys quickly laid the blame for Dewey’s collapse on the financial crisis and some “greedy” partners who fled the firm, and said the executives were far removed from any accounting trickery.
A modestly sized firm with only one office, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP didn’t expect to provide representation in one of the most salacious storylines of 2014. But after highly publicized racist remarks made by former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Greenberg Glusker deftly handled the team’s record-breaking $2 billion sale by his wife, a longtime client.
A law firm’s summer associate program can be a great way for both firms and attorneys-in-training to figure out whether they have a future together, but it's still easy to be wrong. Here, Law360 looks at what firms can do to avoid such a misstep and find that star associate in the pack.
The long-awaited trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s former top leaders has kicked off in New York state court, and Law360 reporters are on hand to provide live coverage from inside the courtroom. An archive of the live blog, found below, will be updated throughout the trial.
Three Florida-based law firms headline a group of 25 BigLaw behemoths and midsize firms that outperform the competition when it comes to employing Hispanic attorneys, particularly at the partner level, according to Law360 data.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s former top leaders perpetrated a “massive fraud” in the years leading up to the firm’s 2012 demise, using accounting shenanigans to steal from investors and lenders, a prosecutor said in New York state court Tuesday at the start of a long-awaited jury trial.
Although it might be expected that labor and employment boutiques have more black attorneys since the practice often tackles issues related to race and ethnicity, the firms say their success and ability to stand above their full-service peers comes down to significant investment and targeted diversity and inclusion efforts.
The three largest employment law firms in the U.S. headline a group of 25 firms that have significantly more black attorneys than the industry average, particularly at the partner level, according to Law360 data.
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.
On Tuesday three former top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP will finally stand trial on criminal charges they committed fraud before the once-storied law firm’s downfall, a grind of a proceeding that will test the mettle of both sides and likely shape the legacy of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance.
Days after its abrupt closing, national foreclosure leader Butler & Hosch PA was hit with a putative class action claiming the Florida-based firm's firing of 700 employees without advance notice violated the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
Since its inception in 1962 as a California-centric three-attorney boutique, Farella Braun & Martel LLP has grown into a Bay Area institution, helping steer big-name clients from across the country in transactions and litigation revolving around the state’s ever-growing technology, renewable energy, winemaking and intellectual property sectors.
When the economic downturn wiped out property deal activity, it also prompted many law firms to chop their real estate associate ranks. But with business booming again, competition for senior associates is hot and heavy, making firms that held their practices together during the tough times both stronger market competitors and targets for associate poaching, experts say.
A New York taxpayer who provides legal services online does not have to collect sales and compensating use taxes because such services are not subject to sales tax in the state, according to an advisory opinion released Thursday.
Partners in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP diaspora were hit with financial burdens from the breakdown but largely avoided reputational damage as they relaunched their careers, firm alumni said on the eve of an unprecedented BigLaw criminal trial.
While law firm pockets might not go as deep for bonuses and salary these days, experts say successful firms are learning to dangle a new carrot to attract top talent: family-friendly policies
Gibson Dunn's Dallas office is run like an elite boutique, with its partners and “gilt-edged” associates handling the biggest-ticket litigation and corporate work for clients that have come to rely on the firm for billion-dollar disputes and billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions.
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