Male clients are less likely than female clients to select female lead partners from their law firms, according to the latest Star lawyer nominations from a multinational study by London research firm Acritas published Wednesday.
Recent law school graduates were more likely to spend time after graduation in career limbo and had a much bleaker opinion of the value of their degree than their older counterparts, according to a new report released on Tuesday.
Law firm managers say the first half of 2018 is looking just slightly rosier than the six months that preceded it, despite a marginal dip in confidence that the U.S. economy will improve, according to a new survey released Wednesday by Citi Private Bank.
Being a litigator requires organization, discipline and efficiency, and even the most revered litigators admit there are challenges to staying organized and progressing on projects. Here, Law360 looks at seven daily habits litigators have adopted to help them manage busy schedules and stay on task to attain success.
Morrison & Foerster LLP helped abortion clinics and providers reach a pro bono victory in late November when a U.S. district judge ruled that a Texas law restricting the most common second-trimester abortion practice in the country is unconstitutional.
A Fox Rothschild LLP labor and employment partner and a Duane Morris LLP litigation partner were among 19 attorneys tapped by Gov. Chris Christie for New Jersey judgeships, according to a Monday announcement from the governor’s office of appointments filed with the Secretary of State.
In a rush to pass its $1.4 trillion tax cut bill early Saturday, the Senate made several last-minute changes to major provisions to win over holdouts, but it also included less-publicized changes affecting the tax treatment of Ninth Circuit lawyers, sports leagues and universities. Here are details on four under-the-radar changes that were made to the Senate tax bill.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Ropes & Gray LLP have each revealed that they will award year-end bonuses to U.S. associates with slight variations to the scale established by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, which has largely held sway over BigLaw firms since it was announced Nov. 28.
McGuireWoods LLP on Monday said litigator Jonathan P. Harmon will take over as chairman of the firm, succeeding a man who held the position for more than a decade and becoming the first African-American to hold the post in firm history.
Brian D. Vandenberg took over as general counsel and senior vice president of the American Medical Association in February, bringing to the role a background in working for companies at the intersection of health and innovation.
For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
In documents Eighth Circuit nominee L. Steven Grasz has provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Husch Blackwell LLP senior counsel denies he ever violated a state statute in a Nebraska judicial selection process, a claim made at a hearing last month by the American Bar Association, which also deemed Grasz "not qualified" for the post.
A former Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP staff attorney was sentenced in Virginia federal court on Friday to five years in prison for distributing videos of child sexual abuse, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office — a lighter sentence than recommended by prosecutors.
On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, the team discusses the chaotic battle over leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We also tackle hidden evidence that delayed the start of the Waymo-Uber trade secrets trial, the Supreme Court hearing a case that could undo the federal ban on sports gambling, and Texas Justice Willett's life-saving move.
Latham & Watkins LLP on Thursday filed suit in Virginia federal court against a website it said purports to hire people to work at Latham from home, tricking them into fronting the money to buy office equipment or pay for training materials, then reimbursing them with fraudulent checks.
A bid to create a “conscientious objector” exemption to a controversial new rule requiring Ontario lawyers to declare their commitment to diversity was defeated Friday.
The trio of Washington, D.C., veterans who guided former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to a plea deal include an outspoken political lawyer who created ad campaigns for the Russian government after the breakup of the Soviet Union, a former corruption prosecutor and an attorney with a White House resume.
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP have joined the growing roster of firms to match the year-end associate bonuses, offering paydays ranging from $15,000 to $100,000 and higher, based on a scale established years ago and maintained this week by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.
Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin placed a hold on two nominees for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, experts shared their tips for handling workplace investigations, and Petco’s general counsel spoke with Law360 about the retailer’s first full-service in-store veterinary hospital. These are some of the top stories in corporate legal news you may have missed last week.
U.K. magic circle member Clifford Chance and a partner will have to pay £100,000 in fines for an “unlawful and unenforceable” fee agreement in a spectacularly flawed $1.6 billion suit against U.S. energy companies, a legal regulator announced Friday.
Late-released documents have threatened to trip up one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees this week, as U.S. Senate Democrats raised concerns Thursday about having time to review what Eighth Circuit nominee Husch Blackwell LLP senior counsel L. Steven Grasz disclosed to the committee.
More BigLaw firms will dole out end-of-year bonuses to U.S. associates, ranging from $15,000 to $100,000, in accordance with the scale established years ago and upheld on Monday by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.
Morrison & Foerster LLP has earned the spot of top legal lion over the past two weeks, winning a Federal Circuit decision reviving a BASF patent related to catalytic converters, while Uber's deputy general counsel ended up on the legal lambs list after a judge blamed her for delaying the company's trade secrets litigation with Waymo.
Florida's federal judicial nominating commission on Wednesday sent the state's U.S. senators the names of 10 candidates — including seven state court judges and an acting U.S. attorney — for the five vacancies on the bench of the Southern District of Florida.
Law360’s Firms of the Year rose above the competition with a combined 24 Practice Group of the Year awards after helping their clients win game-changing judgments and close record-breaking deals in 2017. Here’s a closer look at how they landed at the top.
Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2017 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.
The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2017 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.
I argued my first case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. It was my birthday. And I must say, the experience set the bar pretty high for future birthdays, says Catherine Carroll of WilmerHale.
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After nearly a decade of recession-accelerated change in the legal industry, “merit-based” compensation has largely come to mean measuring attorney success using some combination of origination and working attorney hours metrics. However, there are signs that the real impact of the recession is still around the corner, and that building a book isn’t enough, says Peter Zeughauser of Zeughauser Group.
While it lends more than $100 million each year to our nation’s college students — including law students — the U.S. Department of Education surprisingly limits loan counseling to one-time entrance counseling for first-time student borrowers. Is this rational? asks Christopher Chapman, president of AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit focused on access to legal education.
Critics of legal tech companies will often say, “Trust a reputable attorney that understands you, your situation and the law.” As an attorney, I wholeheartedly agree. But from the consumer’s perspective, the message seems out of touch with the digital age, says Jeff Unger, founder of the law firm eMinutes.
The shift to electronic filing has somewhat eased the task of reviewing briefs and their supporting files. An e-brief takes e-filing to the next level, says Christine Falcicchio, a principal at Strut Legal Inc.
When I graduated from law school, I landed at an old-line firm in the Golden Triangle of Texas. Two significant things happened to me around that time. One pertained to learning to listen, and the other pertained to refusing to participate in what I heard, says Marcy Rothman of Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC.
Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing minority in the legal profession, but recent studies confirm their underrepresentation among partners, prosecutors, judges and law school administrators. We must take action, say Goodwin Liu, associate justice of the California Supreme Court, and Ajay Mehrotra of the American Bar Foundation.
Despite thorough preparation for my first argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, when I stood at the podium to deliver my opening lines, my legs were shaking like Elvis’ (although involuntarily and I hoped not too visibly). But when the first question came it calmed me immediately, says Stephen Kinnaird of Paul Hastings LLP.
Judge Shira Scheindlin recently published an op-ed in The New York Times discussing the statistical truth that law firms have poor representation of female attorneys as first-chair trial lawyers. Backed by data collected by the New York State Bar Association, Judge Scheindlin’s observation is not merely anecdotal. But it doesn’t have to be inevitable, says Sarah Rathke, a partner and trial lawyer at Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
If conducted properly, depositions can be a powerful tool. At times, though, opposing counsel employ tactics to impede the examiner’s ability to obtain unfiltered, proper testimony from the deponent. By knowing and effectively using applicable rules and case law, however, deposing attorneys can take specific steps to combat these tactics, say attorneys with Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.