While they’ve largely declined to share public stories of sexual harassment, female lawyers have also found strength in numbers online amid the #MeToo movement. Now, they’re setting their sights on reshaping the legal industry.
Law firms may need to rethink the way they interview and hire to reverse the steady tide of attorneys jumping ship in today’s highly active lateral market. Here are two tactics for finding and hiring lawyers that some say could prevent them from leaving in the long run.
In the age of technology and artificial intelligence, a majority of United States corporate legal departments say they’ve seen no innovation from their law firms and legal service providers in the past year, the research firm Acritas said Thursday.
Meditation and mindfulness hold the potential to help law firm leaders do their jobs better, according to a pair of speakers at the American Bar Association's TechShow in Chicago on Thursday.
While many law firms have no problem spending wads of cash on wooing hotshot lateral talent, the reluctance to discuss whether the move would be a good cultural fit can lead to disastrous results post-hire, legal experts say.
Well-known Denver attorney Willie Shepherd has been publicly censured for misrepresenting his former firm Kamlet Shepherd & Reichert LLP's diversity in order to become eligible for DuPont Co.'s diverse legal supplier program.
By focusing on purely academic measures like Law School Admission Test scores and grades, U.S. News & World Report's annual law school rankings may discourage law schools from pursuing innovative programs focusing on real world skills, according to some educators.
The Miami office of Florida powerhouse Ruden McClosky will reportedly shed four partners at the end of March, further whittling down the firm after a round of layoffs in the past month.
While the legal industry is undergoing a philosophical shift toward better efficiency and a focus on client service, most lawyers are happy with their jobs and confident in the future of their industry, according to a new report.
President Barack Obama has nominated Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP partner Melinda Haag, a specialist in white collar crime, to serve as the top federal prosecutor for Northern California.
President Barack Obama has nominated Judge Mary H. Murguia of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
All Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP associates earned merit-based bonuses in 2009 in line with the model set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, all, that is, except for those based out of Atlanta, a firm spokesman confirmed Thursday.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is planning to purchase Parven Pomper Strategies Inc., a fast-growing Democratic lobbying shop, to add to its already sizable presence on Capitol Hill.
As law firm business models morph to meet changing client demands, profits per partner — that golden standard of law firm performance — will give way to a more sophisticated and business-oriented set of metrics, according to experts in the field.
Attorneys who leave top U.S. law firms voluntarily are more likely to be recent law school graduates, women and those who attended the country's top schools, according to a recently released report.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday was forced to cancel a highly anticipated showdown over U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu, who has drawn fierce support and opposition for his judicial philosophy and constitutional scholarship.
With a weak economy keeping stakes high, marketing professionals at law firms are pressuring managing partners to place a greater emphasis on personality when they consider potential new hires, to make sure they have what it takes to represent the firm as a brand and attract business.
Hogan & Hartson LLP's merger with U.K.-based Lovells LLP will cost the new entity most of its Berlin partners, who have announced that they will defect to start a new firm.
Any firm being considered for work must show a strong interest in, and understanding of, our business and a commitment to Exelon’s values, including diversity and inclusion, says J. Bradley Fewell, vice president and deputy general counsel of Exelon Corp.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has let Judge Denny Chin off the hook for conducting a Google search to double-check a hunch in the case of a man convicted of a bank robbery.
West Virginia and Louisiana are the worse states for tort and contract litigation, while Delaware and North Dakota courts provide the warmest legal climate for businesses, according to a survey of corporate lawyers and executives the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform released Monday.
These days, keeping your job at a law firm feels like a victory in and of itself, especially for younger attorneys who have seen their ranks decimated by layoffs and cutbacks. That's what makes the myriad professional accomplishments of the 120 individuals chosen as Law360's Rising Legal Stars all the more impressive.
A majority of law firms believe the economic recession has accelerated a permanent philosophical shift in the legal industry, giving corporate counsel the upper hand and forcing law firms to modernize or lose out, a new report has found.
New Jersey-based McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP and Connecticut-based Pepe & Hazard LLP are joining forces, the firms said Monday