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Business of Law

  • February 11, 2010

    Legal Power Couple: Gregory Rasin & Elise Bloom

    This week, as Valentine's Day approaches, Law360 takes a look at five couples whose careers couldn't preempt the laws of attraction. Today's powerful pairing: Proskauer Rose LLP's Gregory Rasin and Elise Bloom.

  • February 11, 2010

    Bill To Counter Citizens United Takes Shape

    Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., on Thursday unveiled the framework for legislation in Congress that will attempt to counter the U.S. Supreme Court's explosive Citizens United ruling by putting new limits on corporate expenditures for political speech.

  • February 10, 2010

    Mandatory Retirement Overhaul To Test Firms' Mettle

    The recent lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Kelley Drye & Warren LLP over its mandatory retirement policy may have some firms taking a hard look at this long frowned-upon practice. And while scrapping the policy could be disastrous for some firms, others are well-positioned to reap significant benefits from the change.

  • February 10, 2010

    Orrick Gives Breakdown Of Merit-Based Bonuses

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has revealed how much it is paying its associates in merit-based bonuses for 2009, offering a rare glimpse into the mechanics of alternative compensation schemes as more firms shift away from lockstep pay.

  • February 10, 2010

    Schumer Suggests Ex-Cleary Atty For 2nd Circ. Spot

    Raymond J. Lohier, the former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP associate who currently heads the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, has been recommended for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

  • February 10, 2010

    Legal Power Couple: Jordan Hershman & Diana Lloyd

    This week, as Valentine's Day approaches, Law360 takes a look at five couples whose careers couldn't preempt the laws of attraction. Today's powerful pairing: Bingham McCutchen LLP's Jordan Hershman and Choate Hall & Stewart LLP's Diana Lloyd.

  • February 9, 2010

    Legal Power Couple: Ronald & Frances Green

    This week, as Valentine's Day approaches, Law360 takes a look at five couples whose careers couldn't preempt the laws of attraction. Today's powerful pairing: EpsteinBeckerGreen's Ronald and Frances Green.

  • February 9, 2010

    Bingham Unveils Details Of Lockstep-Merit Pay Plan

    Bingham McCutchen LLP reportedly has released the details of its hybrid compensation plan of lockstep base pay plus merit bonuses for associates for 2010, months after the firm told its lawyers it would be shifting to such a system.

  • February 9, 2010

    US News' Plan To Rank Law Firms Sparks ABA Study

    Spurred by last year's announcement that U.S. News and World Report magazine is planning to rank law firms the way it ranks law schools, the American Bar Association has decided to study the way such rankings are compiled.

  • February 9, 2010

    Critics Fear Citizens United Could Tip Judges' Scales

    While most of the criticism leveled at the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling has focused on its effect on high-profile campaigns, some critics — including former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor — say its impact may be greatest on state judicial elections, and there appears to be little states can do about it.

  • February 9, 2010

    Senate Confirms Greenaway For 3rd Circ. Seat

    The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm U.S. District Judge Joseph A. Greenaway Jr. to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

  • February 9, 2010

    Contract Attys Sitting Pretty As Associates Deferred

    With the news that Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC is scaling back 2010 associate start dates to 2012, some speculate that law firms may increasingly dole out lower-level work to contract attorneys instead of associates.

  • February 8, 2010

    Legal Market Stabilizing, But Demand Remains Light

    The legal market showed signs of stabilization in the fourth quarter of 2009, but demand for services continues to remain light when compared with historic levels, according to a new report.

  • February 8, 2010

    Legal Power Couple: Paul Andre & Lisa Kobialka

    This week, as Valentine's Day approaches, Law360 takes a look at five couples whose careers couldn't preempt the laws of attraction. Today's powerful pairing: King & Spalding LLP's Paul Andre and Lisa Kobialka.

  • February 8, 2010

    Judges' Race, Gender Can Affect Case Results: Reports

    A judge's race or gender can have a significant impact on the outcome of cases involving racial or sexual harassment allegations, two recent studies suggest, prompting questions from judges and scholars about exactly how those reports should be used and interpreted.

  • February 8, 2010

    Vinson Answers Complaints With New Bonus Payouts

    Following numerous internal complaints, Vinson & Elkins LLP has reportedly increased the size of its merit-based bonuses, particularly to associates outside of New York.

  • February 5, 2010

    5 Surefire Ways To Annoy A Judge

    Did you hear the one about the lawyer who asked the judge to postpone a trial so he could catch a football game? Or the one who read his brief, word for word, to the whole courtroom? How about the one where the lawyer dissed Cornell University Law School — only to discover it was the judge's alma mater?

  • February 5, 2010

    Legal Power Couple: Meryl Wiener & Barry Bryer

    This week, as Valentine's Day approaches, Law360 takes a look at five couples whose careers couldn't preempt the laws of attraction. Today's powerful pairing: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP's Meryl Wiener and Latham & Watkins LLP's Barry Bryer.

  • February 4, 2010

    Obama Nominates 4 New Federal Judges

    President Barack Obama has nominated four people to serve as federal judges in four different district courts around the U.S.

  • February 4, 2010

    Legal Industry Diversity Takes Back Seat In Recession

    The economic recession is undoing the diversity gains the legal profession has made in past decades by drying up funds for diversity initiatives, according to a new report.