The 2018 Law360 Diversity Snapshot shows only incremental progress on racial and ethnic diversity in the attorney workforce. At every level of a typical law firm, minority attorney representation increased by less than a percentage point from last year’s survey.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Chicago-based boutique law firm Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP on Wednesday joined a handful of other firms that this week that announced plans to raise associate pay following Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP's lead on Monday.
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Every June, rainbow flags decorate storefronts and apparel across the U.S. in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. As the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's trio of landmark LGBT rights rulings approaches, LGBT attorneys and legal industry leaders spoke with Law360 and shared what they think the industry does well and what it can do better for those within its ranks.
The spate of law firm layoffs continued Friday, with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Frost Brown Todd LLC all announcing significant staff reductions.
Three more law firms will be adding to their pink slip piles as Dechert LLP, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and Clifford Chance LLP all announced additional layoffs Thursday, racking up a total of 209 jobs cut, including those of 112 attorneys.
Fox Rothschild LLP plans to join forces with Pastore Osterberg LLC — which was formed from attorneys previously associated with now-defunct Dreier LLP — in a move that will add a 15th office to the Philadelphia-based firm's national platform.
Despite near-daily reports of legal industry layoffs, nine in 10 lawyers believe their organizations will either add personnel over the next 12 months or experience no change in staffing levels, according to a survey released Thursday.
In the nearly seven years since it was launched, SCOTUSblog has grown from a side project by two attorneys into the pre-eminent resource for information about the Supreme Court — a far greater undertaking than they initially expected.
After days of casting ballots, the partners at Clifford Chance LLP have voted to review the partnership structure, a move that is likely to result in cutbacks at the Magic Circle firm.
Saul Ewing LLP has laid off seven associates and seven staff employees, its second round of layoffs in the face of a deepening recession.
DLA Piper has said most of its partners in the U.S. will be looking at a pay cut in 2009, which the firm expects to be a down year. The revelation comes less than two weeks after it was reported that Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP had cut compensation for 66 of its partners.
After suffering an irreparable blow from the recession, especially in the firm’s core real estate practice, WolfBlock LLP has announced it will liquidate, adding to the growing number of attorneys who will find themselves out of work as firms continue to whittle down struggling practice areas.
McGuireWoods LLP has announced plans to merge with London-based international law firm Grundberg Mocatta Rakison LLP, broadly expanding its international capabilities in Europe and Russia.
With many law firms pushing attorneys to take advantage of social networking sites’ potential to increase business contacts, legal industry experts say that firms that don't log on might be left in the dust.
The deepening recession claimed more victims in the legal industry on Friday, with Mayer Brown LLP revealing that it will lay off up to 55 employees in its London office, and Troutman Sanders LLP offering voluntary severance packages to its staff while warning of layoffs to come.
The job outlook in the legal industry continued to be murky Thursday, with layoffs at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP totaling 69 and Jenner & Block LLP letting go of 34 staffers.
As Clifford Chance LLP holds a vote on cutting back on the size and shape of its partnership, other firms are likely to take stock of their own partnership structures as they continue to grapple with navigating through a seemingly endless economic storm, according to legal experts.
Though every day seems to bring news of firm layoffs, attorneys in bankruptcy, white collar crime, executive compensation and a few other practice areas should stay busy, and some may even see a spike in work opportunities.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that would require judges to impose sanctions for any lawsuit they deem frivolous, instead of leaving sanctions to the court's discretion.
The code of conduct for federal judges has been substantially revised for the first time since 1992 to clarify and define a number of ethical restrictions, including a duty for judges to keep political and financial influences out of their decisions.
In a break from the policies of the previous administration, President Obama has asked the American Bar Association to resume its role in evaluating the qualifications of candidates for federal judiciary positions prior to their formal nominations.
A California law center is pushing law firms to start reducing hours rather than continuing to engage in the massive layoffs that have marred the last year, arguing that cutting back on hours makes more sense economically than letting dozens of associates go.
While attorneys with a stable of clients may enjoy the highest degree of job security in these uncertain times, lawyers who haven't been savvy about building a book of business can still attract new clients, consultants say.