A federal judge's recent decision that AT&T can complete its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner and Disney's raised bid for parts of 21st Century Fox might have in-house counsel wondering what they'd do if a merger happened at their companies. Here, Law360 looks at how GCs and other in-house attorneys can prepare.
One firm took the title of most prestigious law firm in the U.S. in the eyes of associates for the third year running, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday.
The recent race among law firms to raise salaries and bonuses for associates is likely to change the recruitment landscape for young lawyers and put further distance between an elite echelon of highly profitable firms that can attract the top talent and everyone else, but the upshot for clients is less clear.
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.
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that when a party objects to attorney misconduct during a trial, and the court sustains that objection, it must move for a mistrial to keep that claim alive for a review in a new trial motion.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has reportedly come out with a year-end bonus package that one-ups most firms by offering associates 150 percent of the benchmark set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, but with one catch: The extra 50 percent will be paid in June 2011.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed a slate of judicial nominees, including a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a state court judge for the Fourth Circuit and appointees for federal courts in Illinois, Mississippi, Maryland and Hawaii.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Kaye Scholer LLP have reportedly kept up with the pace set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in their 2010 bonuses for associates.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed its first set of federal judicial nominees since September, filling four vacancies on federal district court benches in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and California's Eastern District, which is currently overloaded with cases.
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP is reportedly considering a merger with Nixon Peabody LLP that would create a nearly 1,400-lawyer megafirm, but so far neither party is saying much publicly.
Sidley Austin LLP has bucked the 2010 bonus trend set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, announcing a 25 percent increase in the firm's total bonus pool over last year and a 20 percent bump in the number of associates eligible for bonuses.
Faced with continuing instability in the legal job market, some lawyers are opting to start their own law firms — an endeavor that can be fraught with challenges. Here, three small-firm attorneys offer tips on the best strategies for successfully striking out on your own in a down economy.
Clifford Chance LLP has become the latest to follow the 2010 bonus trend set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, announcing payouts of $35,000 for seventh-year associates and $7,500 for first-years.
Small-firm lawyers and solo practitioners may be nervous to engage in the all-important art of legal networking without the immediate clout of a BigLaw business card, but legal marketing experts say there are advantages to being a little fish in a big sea.
Susman Godfrey LLP has announced that some of its full-time associates are receiving bonuses of more than $100,000 — nearly triple the standard going rate this year — as more firms release information about their end-of-year payouts.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari to New York in a case that limited the state's ability to restrict allegedly deceptive advertising techniques used by law firms.
Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, has been tapped to become the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and plans to focus his efforts on fighting terrorism, cracking down on illegal immigration and initiating "strenuous oversight of the Obama administration."
As the demand for continuing legal education grows, a standoff is brewing between law firms and course providers that want credit for business development training and the regulators who maintain that the aim of CLE is not to churn out rainmakers.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP has announced it will compensate gay employees for the extra federal taxes they pay on benefits for same-sex domestic partners, following in the footsteps of other high-profile employers such as Google Inc. and Barclays Bank PLC.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP offers attorneys an array of pro bono opportunities as well as the resources to produce outstanding results, which include a $1 billion settlement for the disabled and parole for one of the Norfolk Four sailors serving life sentences, making it one of Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2010.
After more than a year of growing confidence in the market, managing partners at U.S. law firms are starting to have their doubts about the strength of the economy and their own financial prospects, according to a new survey from Citi Private Bank.
The disciplinary panel for the Supreme Court of Ohio has decided that the state's judges can become friends on Facebook and other social media sites with lawyers who show up as counsel in their courtrooms, but should treat social online conduct carefully to steer clear of violating Ohio's code of judicial conduct.
Congress has given its final approval to a bill that will exempt lawyers, doctors, accountants and other professionals from the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule, a set of stringent requirements designed to curb identity theft for regulatory agencies.
With an approach that encourages attorneys working pro bono to take all the hours they need to win, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP managed to score nearly $100 million for survivors of Minnesota's I-35W bridge collapse, but not a penny in fees, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2010 list.