South Florida is this year's top “judicial hellhole,” reclaiming a title that it held in 2007 and then lost in 2008 to West Virginia, according to a report from a tort reform special interests group.
McDonough Holland & Allen PC, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP and Hanson Bridgett LLP came out on top in Law360's ranking of firms with the highest concentration of female partners.
From chopping travel budgets and pushing rate freezes to implementing layoffs and salary reductions, law departments are experimenting with a wide range of cost-cutting measures to keep afloat, according to a new survey.
In a climate of layoffs, corporate firms should consider reducing attorneys' hours and salaries rather than cutting them entirely, according to a new report.
Corporate legal departments are less likely to work with inexperienced outside attorneys this year, and are more concerned with reducing spending on outside counsel altogether, according to the Association of Corporate Counsel and Serengeti Law's ninth annual Managing Outside Counsel Survey.
A new rule intended to reduce the time and cost of document review during discovery by muting the consequences for accidentally turning over privileged documents has had little impact on litigation costs, according to Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's 2009 Litigation Trends Survey.
More companies are turning to alternative billing options amid recession, but the traditional billable hour is far from dead, according to Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's 2009 Litigation Trends Survey.
It remains rare for U.S. companies to be required to produce electronic information from social networking Web sites, but around half of American businesses block employees from using the sites at the office, according to Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's 2009 Litigation Trends Survey.
Many corporate attorneys are bracing for a swell of new lawsuits in the coming year, in part because the sour economy continues to send companies to court for debt collection and regulatory scrutiny, according to Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's 2009 Litigation Trends Survey.
U.S. companies continue to be intent on trimming their law department costs, looking to cut back on spending and staffing, and putting the brakes on raises for in-house attorneys, according to a recent survey.
Corporate litigation spending is set to rise in 2010 after dropping a massive 10.4 percent in 2009, bucking an overall projected decline in companies' legal budgets, according to a new report by the BTI Consulting Group Inc.
Regulatory issues are the single biggest concern keeping corporate legal officers awake at night, but that's good news for firms desperately seeking signs of growth, with a recent spike in regulatory counsel spending projected to accelerate in 2010, according to a new report on corporate legal spending by the BTI Consulting Group.
Attorneys of all ages continue to flock to online social networks, although they remain unconvinced of the strategic business value of sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, according to a new study.
A Yale Law Women survey has congratulated 10 of the Vault Top 100 Firms for their forward-thinking policies on flexibility, but it said many firms still lag in promoting women and ensuring that part-time associates can advance to partner.
While the demand for legal services is down and rate growth is weak, cost controls and layoffs have allowed law firms to maintain profitability in the downturn, according to a new report.
General counsel are overwhelmingly opposed to a regulatory crackdown on such things as audit practices and executive pay, but they are prepping for that possibility anyway, according to a survey released Thursday.
A survey released Tuesday on the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” features firms — including Sidley Austin LLP, WilmerHale LLP, Jenner & Block LLP and Foley Hoag LLP — that offer lawyers flexible hours and other options to achieve work-life balance, a goal experts say has fallen by the wayside amid the recession.
In more bad news for associates, median starting pay at the largest firms in many cities has hit a peak of $130,000, down from an average of $160,000 in the past few years, a new survey has found.
More than three-quarters of female minority attorneys at U.S. law firms will quit their jobs within five years due to challenges in moving up to partner and other leadership positions, according to a report by a women’s research organization.
Feeling the squeeze from the recession and credit crisis, U.S. law firms are having second thoughts about merging with one another, according to a recent analysis.