Lawyers spend about 30 percent of their day on billable hours, according to a surprising new report from practice management software Clio, with most of the rest of the day eaten up by billing, administrative tasks and looking for new clients.
In-house legal departments are continuing to snag young, talented attorneys from BigLaw firms in spite of a pay gap accentuated by a recent spate of associate raises, with nonmonetary perks luring associates away from law firms and into corporations. Here, three nonmonetary perks that lure associates away from law firms and into corporations.
Gaining prestige may be one of the more challenging tasks that law firms take on, but there are a number of tactics firms can use that hold the potential to transform their image from ordinary to elite. Here, experts highlight four ways law firms can pump up their prestige.
Classes on blockchain and artificial intelligence. Crash courses in business and financial markets. These are a few ways law schools are preparing students for a job market that is struggling in the wake of the recession.
McGuireWoods LLP and Paris-based law firm KGA Avocats announced Thursday they've entered into a nonexclusive cooperation agreement, planning to work together to serve clients and market services across the U.S., U.K. and mainland Europe.
Firms such as Baker Botts LLP, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Mayer Brown LLP jumped on the bandwagon Thursday, picking up partners specializing in energy, banking and finance matters from the beleaguered Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
When Greenberg Traurig LLP's Lori Cohen walks into a courtroom, she owns it. Her ability to befriend everyone, from the bailiff to the opposition's witnesses, coupled with her focus on out-preparing the competition, have led to 55 straight trial victories and landed her a spot among Law360's Top Female Trial Attorneys.
The New York State Assembly passed legislation Tuesday to remove a bar on state court class certification in actions against government agencies, a proposal backed by plaintiff's lawyers who say citizens victimized by bad policies should have the right to relief en masse.
Facing multidistrict litigation and government probes stemming from allegations that Carrier IQ Inc. secretly gave smartphone users' personal data to phone companies, the software company announced Tuesday that it had appointed a former Verizon Communications Inc. privacy expert as its general counsel.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s partner count continued to diminish Wednesday as several former practice heads and other significant attorneys departed the struggling firm, joining rival firms such as Winston & Strawn LLP, Vinson & Elkins LLP and Foley Hoag LLP.
There are successful cross-examinations, and then there are cross-examinations that lead a judge to marvel at the trail of the witness' blood splattered across the courtroom. Fish & Richardson PC intellectual property counsel Juanita Brooks’ penchant for the latter makes her one of Law360's Top Female Trial Attorneys.
The American Bar Association said Tuesday that a proposed rule that would establish uniform standards for banks and other financial institutions to determine the real owners of customer accounts could force attorneys to violate key attorney-client privilege protections.
A Democratic-controlled California Assembly panel on Tuesday killed a measure to require class action advertisements to include warnings that potential plaintiffs could be liable for attorneys’ fees if a defendant prevails after opponents argued it would deter people with meritorious claims from joining a class action.
It is settled law that in order to bring a copyright suit, plaintiffs must have registered a copyright, and arguments to the contrary by attorneys accusing LexisNexis and Westlaw of reposting their work without permission are "absurd," the database operators told a New York federal court Monday.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP saw almost 50 partner departures on Tuesday amid reports that the ailing firm told staff in its New York office that their employment with the firm could end as early as next week.
A putative class action filed in California federal court Friday alleges Perkins Coie LLP and its California unit illegally deducted thousands of dollars from attorneys' paychecks when they elected to work for the California branch rather than join the Seattle-based national partnership.
The ailing Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP continued to shed partners on Monday as Schiff Hardin LLP picked up a seasoned securities litigator in Washington, while DLA Piper bolstered its Silicon Valley practice with the addition of a corporate transactional partner.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP on Friday blasted a suit brought by Thelen LLP’s bankruptcy trustee seeking to recoup fees from partners who joined Seyfarth, saying an adverse ruling would make attorneys of dissolving firms “toxic” to the legal marketplace.
The battle over federal judicial vacancies heated up again Monday, as liberal groups denounced what they called Senate obstructionism while Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, blamed the Obama administration for not nominating more potential judges.
An internal memo Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP issued to partners Monday allegedly encouraging attorneys to search for alternate employment may cause problems for the faltering firm if it eventually enters bankruptcy, experts said Friday.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP issued a state-mandated notice to employees that it planned to lay off staff and could possibly close its doors, indicating the firm’s struggle to survive may be over, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.
A California bill set to be heard Tuesday seeking to require class action advertisements to warn potential plaintiffs that they could be on the hook for attorneys' fees if a defendant wins the litigation is facing opposition from ACLU units and legal aid groups that claim the measure misstates the law and attempts to scare people away from joining a class action.
The legal services profession added 3,900 jobs in April, nearly a 1 percent increase and a sizable bump for an industry that has seen modest gains in job growth so far this year, a U.S. Department of Labor report revealed Friday.
Law360 is proud to announce a new series honoring top female trial attorneys, which highlights the achievements of 15 litigators who have scored landmark victories for their clients while blazing trails in a once male-dominated field and showing that the best man for bet-the-company cases can also be a woman.
The law firms on Law360’s 2018 Regional Powerhouse list are handling some of the biggest deals and most high-profile courtroom battles across eight states, offering clients regional expertise and making a lasting impact on the law at the state and local level.
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.
Women have made up over 40 percent of law school students for more than three decades, and they now make up more than half. But our annual survey of the largest U.S. law firms shows that women continue to be underrepresented at all levels.