The San Francisco office that formerly housed the headquarters of Sedgwick LLP will formally shut its doors this week, closing the curtain on the 85-year-old firm. Here, Law360 takes a look back at the firm's history and the events that led to its closing.
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.
Many companies and defense lawyers worry that a legislative proposal to change the way protective orders are entered in civil lawsuits will unnecessarily burden an already burdensome process, but proponents say it's necessary to inform the public about health and safety risks that they claim are being hidden in the courts.
Months after letting go of 17 attorneys and 45 staff members, the Midwestern firm of Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP has laid off an additional 10 attorneys, the firm confirmed Thursday.
California's new e-discovery regulations should provide some needed guidance on handling electronic data in the nation's largest state court system, although exactly how the new rules will play out in a practical sense remains to be seen, experts said.
Citing attorney-client privilege, Adams & Reese LLP has appealed a court order compelling the firm to turn over documentation of communications between its attorneys and in-house counsel discussing potential client conflicts in a bankruptcy case.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has become the first Philadelphia law firm to cancel its 2010 summer program, citing the dire economic conditions that have rattled the legal industry.
The understaffed New Jersey attorney general's office doesn't have the funds right now to actually pay new lawyers, but it has begun looking around to see if any will work for free.
U.K. powerhouse Addleshaw Goddard LLP is trying out a new flexible working scheme that will have some fee-earners logging a four-day week in exchange for 85 percent of their regular pay, as firms continue to look for creative solutions to the economic crisis.
Tarnished lawyer Marc Dreier has been ordered to serve 20 years behind bars for carrying out a $400 million fraud that left a trail of victims including investors and Dreier's now-defunct New York law firm in its wake.
On the second day of her U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate, Judge Sonia Sotomayor brushed aside comments that her record as a judge is “pro-business” and discussed her views on antitrust law, the New Haven firefighters case, and environmental regulations.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor pledged “fidelity to the law” as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, on the first day of her confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate, a five-hour session marked by repeated references by lawmakers to her “wise Latina woman” remark, the ejection of several anti-abortion protesters and not a single question directed to the nominee.
A twice-dismissed class action seeking to invalidate a Wisconsin statute allowing graduates of the two in-state law schools automatic bar admission received another reprieve from a federal appeals court Thursday.
Former employees of Thelen LLP have accused the big-league firms to which its partners defected of violating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, contending those firms became their new employers for WARN purposes once they snatched up bits of Thelen.
President Barack Obama has announced two picks for federal judgeships, nominating Irene Berger, a circuit court judge, to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and attorney Roberto A. Lange to the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota.
DLA Piper and Baker & McKenzie LLP, which have both already had layoffs this year, have confirmed new rounds of job cuts.
The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted new attorney ethics standards that require heightened responsibilities for lawyers who learn of wrongful corporate conduct, among numerous other things.
Feeling the squeeze from the recession and credit crisis, U.S. law firms are having second thoughts about merging with one another, according to a recent analysis.
Former workers at now-defunct Thelen LLP have filed a putative class action against the firm's ex-partners and their new firms, including Howrey LLP and Nixon Peabody LLP, alleging fraudulent transfer of funds and demanding $18 million.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has reportedly dropped starting salaries for newly qualified lawyers in its London office from £90,000 ($145,200) to £85,000 ($137,100), following in the footsteps of a number of firms that have experimented with salary reductions to quell recession woes.
With many companies beginning to embrace social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter as ways to hype their products, communicate with customers and share information among employees, a great deal of information that could one day be an important part of a lawsuit is floating around the Web in new and unfamiliar forms. Conducting e-discovery on data posted to a social network will present an array of challenges, experts said.
Facing slowed activity in its capital markets and real estate finance groups, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP has asked 34 lawyers to take a one-year sabbatical at one-third of their normal pay.