U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked President Barack Obama's nomination of former Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP lawyer Caitlin Halligan to a seat on the D.C. Circuit, the second federal appeals court nominee they've stonewalled this year.
The U.S. Supreme Court should not be forced to televise oral arguments, attorneys and a Third Circuit judge opposing a new bill aimed at putting cameras in the high court told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Proskauer Rose LLP is the latest to match Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP’s $37,500 year-end associate bonuses for its seven-year veterans, the firm confirmed Monday.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP will join forces with the Hani Qurashi Law Firm to serve clients in Saudi Arabia as well as multinational clients who conduct business in the Middle Eastern hub, the firm announced Monday.
The American Bar Association's Commission on Ethics 20/20 asked for comments Friday on a discussion draft of a proposed change to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct that would allow nonlawyers to have ownership interests in law firms.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP confirmed Thursday that it will join the parade of law firms handing out year-end associate bonuses, at levels matching the other firms.
Jones Day hopes the absence of an LLP at the end of its name is explicit to clients. That's because the firm self-identifies so strongly as a simple partnership that it doesn't compensate attorneys based on the business they bring in, instead focusing solely on finding the best attorney to solve each client's problem as efficiently as possible. It also rarely loses business, and it is preferred far and away by in-house attorneys for client service, according to a new survey.
Bingham McCutchen LLP has expanded its presence in Asia with the opening of a Beijing office that will focus on cross-border trade and investment matters for a variety of industries, the firm announced Wednesday.
While one firm stands above the rest when it comes to finding innovative ways to boost clients' businesses, 11 others are close behind with their efforts at anticipating needs and tailoring services to each client, according to a new survey of corporate counsel.
As client satisfaction rates settle at a four-year low, six law firms established themselves as among the best of the best for the first time this year for their responsiveness, efficiency and willingness to improve, according to a new survey of corporate counsel.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP will follow in Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP’s footsteps and hand out associate bonuses up to $37,500, the firm said Wednesday.
They don't sugarcoat advice, are inflexible on fees and exclude in-house counsel in client communications: They are the 53 law firms considered most arrogant by corporate counsel, nearly twice as many as last year, according to a new survey.
When it comes to law firms that offer the most bang for your buck, corporate counsel tend to look most often to one firm with the ability to execute three key strategies for optimizing value, a new survey shows.
While many firms have been increasing their emphasis on client service to remain competitive, a few made strong pushes toward more in-person meetings, satisfaction surveys and follow-up calls this year, earning them the designation of most improved in a new survey of corporate counsel.
A Florida bankruptcy court on Tuesday greenlit the proposed sale of bankrupt law firm Ruden McClosky PA to sole bidder Greenspoon Marder PA in a move that would give creditors at least $5.8 million.
Bryan Cave LLP and Holme Roberts & Owen LLP are in talks about a possible merger that would further cement Bryan Cave as one of the world's largest law firms, according to a news report published Monday.
The number of corporate legal departments relaxing cost-cutting measures this year and spending on outside counsel is ticking up, even as firms indicate they will control costs in 2012, according to Altman Weil Inc.’s annual chief legal officer survey, released Tuesday.
A U.K. law firm took an unusual step last month when it announced plans to adopt a numerical target to bolster the ranks of its female leadership, but attorneys this side of the Atlantic say U.S. firms may hesitate to follow suit for fear of running into legal gray areas.
Law firms with a large European footprint can expect transactional work to dry up in the months ahead, but these firms will be able to weather the storm if they shift gears to meet emerging demands for restructuring and litigation expertise stemming from the region's debt crisis.
New York law firm Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP will hand out year-end associate bonuses of up to $37,500 in a near-identical scheme to its 2010 payouts, according to Monday news reports.