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.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Chicago-based boutique law firm Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP on Wednesday joined a handful of other firms that this week that announced plans to raise associate pay following Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP's lead on Monday.
Want a top post at a large law firm? Experts say building cases against the mafia is the perfect training ground.
Every June, rainbow flags decorate storefronts and apparel across the U.S. in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. As the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's trio of landmark LGBT rights rulings approaches, LGBT attorneys and legal industry leaders spoke with Law360 and shared what they think the industry does well and what it can do better for those within its ranks.
U.S. News & World Report is changing the way it calculates the rate of law school graduates employed at graduation, saying the old methodology was being manipulated by schools in order to game the magazine's rankings.
The number of new law school graduates finding employment has hit its lowest rate since the mid-1990s, but the rate is still higher than many had anticipated, according to a report the National Association for Law Placement Inc. released Thursday.
As clients continue to demand greater efficiency from their attorneys, law firms are turning to an often overlooked population — their alumni — to handle work that can be outsourced at lower rates and generate new business, experts say.
A former attorney who falsified his grades from the University of Chicago Law School in order to win a summer associate position at Sidley Austin LLP has been barred from practicing law for three years.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin holding hearings to consider Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Wednesday.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has opted to stop tracking or reporting its profits per partner, but legal industry watchers say the lack of an easy alternative and the allure of bragging rights will keep the metric in place for at least several years.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has a net worth of about $1.8 million, she said Tuesday in her answers to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
Corporate counsel are paying more attention to attorney-authored blogs, and many say they expect them to play a role in future law firm hiring decisions, according to a new survey on the new-media habits of in-house counsel.
In these penny-pinching times when many corporate legal departments are winnowing down the number of outside firms they hire, law firms may need to rethink their approach to beauty contests if they want to remain on the preferred provider list.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has reportedly increased its associate salary scale from earlier projections, with many associates eligible to net between $160,000 and $280,000.
We seek and select outside counsel who are able to strike the appropriate balance between cost and quality. They must be well-versed in the relevant technical issues, but they also need to have an understanding of the business and political environment in which we operate, says John Cannon, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of WellPoint Inc.
Partners at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP now have an extra two years before they must start winding down their businesses in preparation for retirement, the firm confirmed Monday.
We are most impressed not only by the firm which has carefully considered the issues presented by the case, but also the one which has researched us and has some sense for our business, says Jay Gorry, general counsel and corporate secretary at Dollar Tree Inc.
Adorno & Yoss LLC, the U.S.' largest certified minority-owned law firm, has merged with Wong Fleming PC, another minority-owned firm, adding 15 employment, bankruptcy and intellectual property attorneys in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and New York to Adorno & Yoss' roster.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-7 on Thursday to report out U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu, a law professor and associate dean at the University of California, Berkeley, whose constitutional views and lack of judicial experience have drawn Republican fire.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP said Wednesday that it would stop using profits per equity partner to gauge the performance of the firm, calling the metric an outdated measure in a changing legal industry.
As Solicitor General Elena Kagan prepares for a U.S. Supreme Court confirmation fight, appellate lawyers speculate that President Barack Obama may look to an attorney in his own administration, such as ex-Jenner & Block LLP partner Donald Verrilli, to replace her as the high court's unofficial 10th justice.
Male attorneys are more overconfident than their female counterparts when asked to predict whether they will win their cases, though all lawyers are generally too optimistic in forecasting results, a new study has found.
If Solicitor General Elena Kagan is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, expect the former Harvard Law School dean to bring pointed questions and an open-minded, pragmatic legal philosophy to the bench, according to lawyers who have encountered the nominee in the past.
Cutting off discovery for defendants who move to dismiss was among the ideas proposed by judges, lawyers and professors at a panel discussion Tuesday on ways to make a more efficient pretrial process and avoid flawed settlements.