A former Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP associate who alleged the firm fired him after he bragged to partners about his "superior legal mind" on Wednesday appealed a New York state judge's dismissal of his $78 million lawsuit.
Law360's ranking of the 100 largest law firms shows the ranks of megafirms are growing, and the biggest of them all now logs a mighty 4,000 attorneys across the world.
Most members of international law societies say that there needs to be firmer guidelines over the use of online social networking sites in the legal industry and that jurors’ access to online communications should be limited, according to a report released Thursday by the International Bar Association.
Morrison & Foerster LLP associates will bring home year-end bonuses up to $65,000 and will receive salaries between $160,000 and $290,000 next year, according to a report on Thursday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a bill to force the U.S. Supreme Court to televise most of its open sessions, despite objections from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that Congress should not give orders to the high court's justices.
Bingham McCutchen LLP attorneys will bring home year-end base bonuses topping out at $37,500, with extra boosts of up to $30,000 for the biggest billers, and will enjoy salaries ranging from $160,000 to $300,000 in the next year, the firm confirmed Wednesday.
Miles & Stockbridge PC will open a Washington office this month for greater accessibility to its clients in the real estate, finance and capital markets, manufacturing and distribution and other arenas in the capital city, the firm announced Friday.
Former WilmerHale executive director Scott Green has been named CEO of Pepper Hamilton LLP, the first nonlawyer selected to lead the firm, Pepper Hamilton announced Tuesday.
Lincoln Memorial University's law school on Wednesday questioned the impartiality of an American Bar Association appeals board staffed after the ABA denied the law school accreditation, asking a Tennessee federal court to reconsider blocking the law organization's decision in the school's antitrust suit.
A federal judge said Tuesday that he will not allow a suit challenging New York's bar on nonlawyer investment in law firms to proceed, citing a patchwork of state laws that makes the proposition unworkable.
The American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession said in a report earlier this month that despite generally increasing numbers of women in the legal industry, it still harbors concerns about the comparatively low percentages of women in leadership positions.
The New York federal judge who handled the Raj Rajaratnam trial is leaving the bench to start a firm specializing in commercial litigation, securities fraud and white collar cases with two former Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP partners, the attorneys announced Tuesday.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP on Friday reportedly will dole out 2011 merit bonuses topping out at more than $55,000 to 80 percent of its associates.
In response to an increasing number of suits that involve data in other countries, the American Bar Association on Monday adopted a rule urging U.S. courts to respect foreign privacy laws when ordering discovery in civil litigation.
The American Bar Association House of Delegates on Monday passed a resolution approving a model law that would encourage states to adopt technologies to guarantee the authentication, preservation and accessibility of electronic records of state cases and laws.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC associates brought home year-end bonuses topping out at $62,500 and will enjoy salaries ranging from $160,000 to $265,000 in the next year, according to Thursday reports.
The New York State Bar Association is going to re-examine its position on whether nonlawyers can invest in law firms in response to an American Bar Association proposal that aims to open equity ownership to outsiders, NYSBA officials said Thursday.
After a dip in new legal service jobs last month, the industry experienced a small bounce in January with the addition of 1,000 jobs, according to a U.S. Department of Labor report released Friday.
Female lawyers recognized Thursday for being at the top of their fields attributed their success to working for firms that have deeply rooted cultures of supporting women, including Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
As Dodd-Frank gives state governments more power to enforce federal consumer protection laws, it is imperative that states are more transparent about their use of private attorneys, former Florida state Attorney General Bill McCollum and others told U.S. politicians Thursday.