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. This is the first article in a special report on disability inclusion in the legal 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.
Six-figure student debt is fast becoming the norm for newly minted attorneys, a reality that's taking a toll on everything from job hunting to psychological well-being.
Tom Daschle, the former Democratic majority leader of the U.S. Senate who later went to work for national law firm Alston & Bird LLP, is joining DLA Piper, the firm announced Wednesday.
While a steep drop in legal work has driven some law firms to hand out pink slips across the board and close offices in the U.S. and abroad, aggressive cost-cutting measures may put firms at a major disadvantage in the long run.
The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to move forward with a vote on Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit nominee Judge David Hamilton, thwarting a last-minute attempt by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to block the nomination.
Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. routinely solicited cash from local lawyers, a New Orleans attorney said Tuesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on whether the Eastern District of Louisiana judge should be impeached.
Reed Smith LLP has decided to require its nonequity partners in the U.S. to invest the equivalent of 15 percent of their salaries into the firm and to tie at least part of their compensation to the performance of the firm, a partner said Monday.
They possess a keen sense of urgency and are willing to go the extra mile, say the Fortune 1000 corporate counsel who make up their client base. These nine law firms are standouts in what a new legal-industry report calls “commitment to help.”
All law firms pride themselves on their legal skills, but a handful of firms — Baker Botts LLP, Foley & Lardner LLP, Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis LLP — mark the cream of the crop in terms of deft lawyering, according to a new report.
The firms that provide the best value for the dollar are the ones that offer personalized understanding of immediate issues and go out of their way to help mitigate against future risk, according to a new report.
Corporate counsel say they want a law firm that, above all else, knows their business and understands their particular objectives, according a new report. The top-ranked law firms are responding by training their attorneys to step into clients' shoes.
Midsize firms are rising in the esteem of corporate counsel and giving large firms a run for their money in the increasingly competitive legal market, according to a new report.
The shakeup in the legal industry in the past year has left some prominent firms less beloved by corporate counsel, according to a new report.
The law firms that offer truly superior client service, according to a new survey of corporate counsel, are united by a commitment to understanding their clients' business, open lines of communication and a firm-wide zeal for keeping clients satisfied.
Jones Day reportedly has demoted five of its London partners — about 10 percent of the partners in that office — to of counsel since the beginning of 2009 as American firms continue to scale back their domestic and international operations.
They are said to look down their noses at litigation deemed too simple, charge steep fees and give off an aura of haughtiness in court. Eight firms were mentioned most by Fortune 1000 corporate counsel when asked which law firms are most arrogant, according to a new report.
White House officials announced Friday that Gregory B. Craig has stepped down as chief presidential counsel and will be replaced by the end of the year by longtime Democratic lawyer and Perkins Coie LLP partner Robert Bauer.
As economic concerns threaten to overshadow diversity initiatives in the U.S. legal community, some of the nation's largest corporations are continuing to make the issue a top priority for their outside law firms.
Striding ahead while other firms have circled the wagons, Baker & Hostetler LLP has opened a Chicago office and brought in a cadre of standout attorneys to grow the firm’s commercial litigation and corporate practice capabilities.
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP has announced that Mark Heilbrun, a former partner at Jenner & Block LLP, has joined its Washington office as a partner in the public policy and governmental relations department, and will also work in its litigation and insurance and reinsurance departments.
Profits at the top 100 law firms in the U.K. fell by 30 percent since last year, and many firms aren't holding their breath for revenue growth over the next 12 months, according to a recent survey.
Nearly half the firms looking to expand their midlevel associate ranks are focusing foremost on bringing in attorneys with specialized expertise and the ability to build up lucrative core practice areas, according to a new survey from staffing agency Robert Half Legal.