Female partners need to advise the younger attorneys on what it really means to be a partner — the rewards, the burdens, and how to juggle it all, says Cynthia Bast, leader of Locke Lord LLP's affordable housing section and co-chairwoman of the firm's board of directors.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Patricia A. Millett as a judge on the D.C. Circuit, marking the first judicial appointment approval under the Senate's new filibuster rules.
A partner in Sidley Austin LLP's Chicago real estate practice was free on bond Monday after being charged along with a young relative with a Thanksgiving Day sexual assault on a male teen, according to law enforcement officials.
Littler Mendelson PC, the largest management-side labor and employment law firm in the world, is set to merge with a team of 22 attorneys from Puerto Rico's leading law firm Schuster Aguilo in an effort to expand its global footprint, it said Monday.
Philadelphia-based White and Williams LLP said Monday that it had elected Patricia Santelle to serve as managing partner and executive committee chair, making her the first woman to lead the firm in its nearly 115-year history.
The Human Rights Campaign on Monday awarded a record 81 law firms a perfect score in its 2014 Corporate Equality Index, which rates companies based on their policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Skadden Arps Meagher Slate & Flom LLP on Friday asked a New York federal judge to toss a putative collective action accusing the firm of violating federal labor law by denying overtime pay to lawyers hired on a temporary basis for document review work.
BigLaw continues to toe the line with associate bonuses, with a handful of firms confirming Monday that they will match the Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP scale announced early last week.
At a recent meeting, a group of men from one negotiating party entered, walked right past me and the woman who was the chief executive of the other party and went to shake the hands of her subordinates, who happened to be men. This happens all the time, says Mary Murphy, partner-in-charge of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP's San Francisco office and co-chairwoman of the firm's land use and development practice group.
Ex-Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin urged a state appeals court on Wednesday to overturn her February corruption conviction on grounds that prosecutors had unconstitutionally slapped her with charges for noncriminal violations of internal judicial rules governing the use of court staff for political work.
Firms must recognize the stress of being a mother and a lawyer, and work to make their practitioners feel like they are part of a team that is helping them to succeed on both fronts, says Veronica Rendon, co-head of Arnold & Porter LLP's securities enforcement and litigation practice group.
Texas-based civil litigation and transaction boutiques Roberts Markel Weinberg PC and Butler Hailey will merge at the beginning of 2014, creating a 31-attorney firm representing commercial and community association clients throughout the state, the firms said Monday.
A council tasked with streamlining New York's commercial court published a proposed rule Monday that could give businesses the ability, while entering into contracts, to waive time-consuming litigation tactics, including forum fights and midcase appeals, and limit electronic and regular discovery.
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The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division will gain two judges later this month, according to the state Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, who announced a pair of elevations on Thursday.
Three intellectual property attorneys who previously practiced together at international law firm Locke Lord LLP have launched a new intellectual property boutique law firm — Kroub Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC — in New York City, the firm said Tuesday.
A woman is who is working part-time as a lawyer at a law firm and is also the primary parent is an incredibly hard-working person. She’s working two jobs — and that’s a work ethic you want for your employee base, says Margaret Andrews Davenport, co-chairwoman of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP's corporate department.
I was recently the only female present as several lawyers, not at my firm, discussed future U.S. presidential candidates. “No one will vote for a woman” was the consensus they reached, oblivious to my female presence in their midst, says Dusty Elias Kirk, leader of Reed Smith LLP's real estate group.
While flat demand for outside lawyers has behemoth law firms struggling to change their business models, upstart boutiques and non-law-firm service providers are tailoring legal advice and leveraging technology to reinvent how services are delivered to clients, chipping away at work traditionally done by BigLaw in the process, experts say.
Our legal lions were feeling the holiday cheer this week with a high-profile reversal for some locked-up executives and confirmation that a major airline merger deal will fly. Our legal lambs weren't in the mood for festivities, as one faces a prison sentence for bribing a judge and another for helping run an investor scam.