When in-house counsel look across a courtroom, there are a few firms that they don't want to ever see as opponents, a new survey has found.
Law firms angling to become a client's primary litigation firm — the one that does the bulk of that company's litigation work — need more than just outstanding legal skills; they need to offer top-notch client service too, a new report shows.
Polsinelli Shughart PC is facing a suit from a legal secretary who claims her employer wrongly refused to pay for vacation time she accrued while working at one of the two Kansas City, Mo., legal shops that merged to create the firm.
Lateral movement in the legal industry cooled off as the temperature rose this summer, dropping by nearly 80 moves between June and August, according to Law360 data.
The California Legislature has passed a bill that would impose strict disqualification rules on trial court judges hearing cases that involve certain former contributors to their election campaigns.
Trans-Atlantic mergers continue to tempt law firms, with Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP looking to join forces with Hammonds LLP and create a globe-circling powerhouse.
A grand jury has indicted a Philadelphia attorney for allegedly negotiating settlements without the knowledge of his clients and pocketing more than $1 million he embezzled from clients and the law firm where he was a named partner.
Intellectual property firm Townsend and Townsend and Crew has pared down its ranks in its home state of California, cutting nine attorneys in the San Francisco area, in addition to 25 staff members.
A former summer associate has sued Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin PC, claiming its decision to defer and ultimately rescind her full-time associate contract violated discrimination laws.
DLA Piper, which recently expanded its executive management team, has delayed the start date for half of its incoming associate class past January 2011.
Courts cannot strike a claim for damages on the ground that the damages are precluded as a matter of law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled in a case involving a $100 million contract dispute between baby supplies companies Whittlestone Inc. and Handi-Craft Co.
The traditional BigLaw work model is largely based on the concept of putting the firm first. But as Generation Y's presence in the legal profession grows, firms will need to rethink that approach to meet the younger generation's needs, legal experts say.
Candidates with shining resumes can be competent and professional and still not get hired if they flub the all-important recruiting dinner. Legal experts weigh in with Law360 on the do's and don'ts of dining with name partners.
As law firms face increased accountability from clients, many are taking a page from the corporate playbook by embracing project management, and the most forward-thinking firms — those that see the strategy as more than a passing fad — have embarked on plans to make it an integral part of their cultural fabric, experts say.
LeClairRyan PC announced Tuesday that co-founder Gary D. LeClair is set to gradually hand over his role as CEO to shareholder David C. Freinberg, who currently heads up the firm's Newark, N.J., office.
Executives from six of the top law firm and lawyer rating agencies gathered at the American Bar Association's annual conference Friday to discuss how they have structured their rating methodologies to maximize objectivity, transparency and profits in the increasingly competitive ranking market.
To maintain business in today's legal market, law firms need more than stellar legal skills; they need great client service. But some law firms continue to do things that rub clients the wrong way. Here, corporate counsel offer lawyers their list of what not to do.
DLA Piper has boosted its management team, naming as chairmen two corporate finance partners, who will join three other leaders whose terms are slated to end in 2012.
With the economy still in the dumps and more partners facing de-equitization than ever before, firms could risk losing their rising talent if they don't take measures to make partnerships more attractive. Here are some things they can do to cultivate commitment and make young lawyers want to stay, according to experts.
Before leaving town for the August recess, the U.S. Senate confirmed a slate of U.S. attorney, federal district and circuit court nominees, including North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge James Wynn, who was nominated for the second time in November to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.