The 2018 law school commencement season is underway, and keynote speakers at academic institutions across the country have sought to impart lasting advice to new grads. Here, five high-profile lawyers, including Preet Bharara, Rod Rosenstein and Anita Hill, shared their advice for improving local communities and the world, guidance which even seasoned attorneys may be able to apply to their own careers.
Law firms currently lag behind much of the corporate world when it comes to using psychology to price the services they sell, and in doing so firms may be missing out on a good deal of potential revenue, according to a speaker at the Legal Marketing Association’s P3 conference in Chicago Tuesday.
A recent lawsuit against Morrison & Foerster alleging discrimination against women who have children illuminates a question looming over the legal industry: Are law firms truly welcoming to mothers, or are their parental leave policies merely lip service?
The American Bar Association on Friday released survey data on the nationwide population of lawyers indicating a 10-year trend of moderate year-to-year increases since 2008 that amount to a 15.2 percent increase over the last decade.
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP has laid off about 40 attorneys and some staff, blaming clients' falling demand for legal services in a deepening recession.
Larger firms could risk losing clients and partners if they remain too inflexible in a flailing economy, some experts say.
Reed Smith LLP will cut 100 positions, including those of attorneys in the U.S., and Robinson & Cole LLP will eliminate 30 in the latest round of layoffs resulting from the ripple effects of a struggling global economy.
Managing partners hold negative views about the economy at large, the legal market and the financial health of their own firms, according to a report released Monday.
More law firm reductions kicked off the week, with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP laying off 99, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP letting go of 25 and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP cutting 10 percent of its work force.
Despite predictions that the ongoing economic crisis could spur more law firm mergers this year, some legal experts contend that the linkups don't ultimately save firms a significant amount of money and that the fear of taking on another firm's finances could deter firms from joining forces.
Adding to a string of recent law firm mergers, Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC announced Friday that it would join forces with Toronto-based firm Gaertner Tobin LLP, establishing its 17th branch office.
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.