Sometimes viewed as an “invisible” disability, mental illness has long been forced under wraps because of the risk attorneys could face bias and stigma. Here’s how lawyers, law firms and other groups are starting to take on the status quo.
The dissolution of a five-year-old bar group marks the latest setback for disabled attorneys, who often find little support while navigating an inhospitable industry.
The 168 attorneys selected as Law360's 2018 Rising Stars are lawyers whose accomplishments belie their age. From guiding eye-popping deals to handling bet-the-company litigation, these elite attorneys under 40 are leading the pack.
Attorneys are clocking more billable hours than ever before, and when children enter the picture, the demands on their time and finances can drive stress levels to new heights.
Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Va., has introduced a bill designed to prevent the government from using “coercive waivers” to gain access to information that would otherwise remain private under the attorney-client privilege doctrine.
McKool Smith PC has slashed its bonus pool by 25 percent this year, citing a need to remain competitive in a down market.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP will award associates who hit a 1,900-hour threshold in 2009 with bonuses of up to $30,000, and Allen & Overy LLP will reportedly pay bonuses topping out at $32,500 for attorneys who logged 2,000 billable hours.
A high court in Mumbai has ruled that India's central bank may not license foreign law firms whose members do not belong to the nation's bar councils, even if they act in an advisory capacity only — a blow to New York-based law firms White & Case LLP and Chadbourne & Parke LLP, as well as London-based Ashurst LLP.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP is the latest law firm to disclose plans to move away from lockstep and toward a merit-based compensation system for its associates, the firm confirmed Thursday.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP will hand out bonuses of up to $30,000 to its associates this year, following in line with the bonus structure set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and other firms.
South Florida is this year's top “judicial hellhole,” reclaiming a title that it held in 2007 and then lost in 2008 to West Virginia, according to a report from a tort reform special interests group.
The partners at Hogan & Hartson LLP and U.K.-based Lovells LLP have voted to approve a merger of the two firms, in a deal that will create a combined firm ranking as one of the biggest law firms in the world, with hefty practice groups in areas such as corporate, intellectual property and competition.
WilmerHale LLP will reset its base compensation scale in 2010 as it moves from lockstep compensation to a merit-based model that aims to eventually build a larger part of each associate's, senior associate's and counsel's compensation into his annual performance bonus.
Law360 is currently looking for lawyers to sit on its editorial advisory boards for 2010.
Breaking from traditional law firm metrics focused on billable hours, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP has unveiled a three-tiered associate pay structure in a bid to reward younger attorneys more broadly for performance, personal development and client value.
McDonough Holland & Allen PC, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP and Hanson Bridgett LLP came out on top in Law360's ranking of firms with the highest concentration of female partners.
The three firms that topped Law360's survey of firms with the highest concentration of women partners say they're able to attract and retain women leaders by ditching the cutthroat ethos and investing in attorneys throughout the span of their careers.
According to a Law360 survey, women make up on average just 19 percent of partners. Unintentional stereotyping, a dearth of mentors, diminished access to top-ranking partners, a scarcity of important assignments and family burdens are just a few of the factors experts cite for why the number isn't higher.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Thursday to approve the nomination of District Judge Denny Chin to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has said he will leave his lifetime post to head Oklahoma City University, where he previously served as dean of the university's School of Law.
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP has announced that its associates will receive bonuses of up to $35,000 this year, but the firm has provided little information on how the bonuses will be calculated.
The federal judiciary is slated to receive $357 million more in 2010 to help tackle increased caseloads in both the district and bankruptcy courts under an appropriations bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.
Several legal experts suggested Thursday that U.S. lawmakers concerned about the judicial recusal process and judges' impartiality in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Caperton v. A.T. Massey amend federal law to give litigants a peremptory judicial challenge.
Texas-based Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP announced Thursday that it has rolled out a new professional development program and compensation system for first-year associates that includes lowered hourly billing rates and a reduced starting salary.