A general sense of malaise and unhappiness can set in when lawyers overextend themselves, are repeatedly bombarded with stressful situations, or fail to create a balance between work and the rest of their lives. Here, mental health professionals offer a guidebook for lawyers on how to identify whether that sense of dissatisfaction is actually burnout.
President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney in California’s Eastern District, who would be serving in that role for the second time, earned more than $5.7 million in distribution and bonuses since 2015 as an Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP partner, he said in recently published filings.
A select few law firms stand out in the minds of clients as providing the most value for the dollar, according to a report released Monday, a feat that requires the firms to not only deliver quality legal services to clients but also contribute to their business success.
In past years, many BigLaw firms have played follow-the-leader in matching associate bonuses to those set by the most profitable firms, but as law firm profit gaps grow, experts say it's likely that bonuses at less profitable firms will remain on trend with past years even as their counterparts up the ante for a select few associates.
The president and chief executive officer of Solow Realty & Development Co. have asked a bankruptcy court to lift a stay on prominent attorney Marc Dreier's Dreier LLP, saying a pending circuit court appeal over the amount and validity of an award to a rival developer would not otherwise be fairly decided.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has expanded into the Southeast with the addition of an office in Atlanta, which will be staffed by two former partners from Bryan Cave LLP.
Pugh Jones Johnson & Quandt PC, a 23-attorney Chicago firm, has joined forces with McCarter & English LLP, with the two reaching an agreement to provide coordinated legal services while remaining separate firms.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that examines whether attorneys' fees awarded at the conclusion of a lawsuit can be increased by a judge based on the quality of the work done.
President Obama has tapped Judge Andre Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and Judge Gerard Lynch of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to fill two vacancies on federal appeals courts.
Law firm layoffs continued Thursday for the fourth straight day, with Mayer Brown LLP making its third round of cuts in less than five months — 45 attorneys and 90 administrative staff members at its U.S. offices — and Hogan & Hartson LLP terminating 93 secretarial positions.
Nixon Peabody LLP has added an e-discovery expert litigator to its Washington, D.C., office to run a new information law group focusing on electronic data protection strategy.
As associates fight for their survival, law firms are looking to paralegals to help them ride out the economic storm at a fraction of the price, some legal experts say.
Larger firms could risk losing clients and partners if they remain too inflexible in a flailing economy, some experts say.
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP has laid off about 40 attorneys and some staff, blaming clients' falling demand for legal services in a deepening recession.
Reed Smith LLP will cut 100 positions, including those of attorneys in the U.S., and Robinson & Cole LLP will eliminate 30 in the latest round of layoffs resulting from the ripple effects of a struggling global economy.
More law firm reductions kicked off the week, with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP laying off 99, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP letting go of 25 and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP cutting 10 percent of its work force.
Despite predictions that the ongoing economic crisis could spur more law firm mergers this year, some legal experts contend that the linkups don't ultimately save firms a significant amount of money and that the fear of taking on another firm's finances could deter firms from joining forces.
Managing partners hold negative views about the economy at large, the legal market and the financial health of their own firms, according to a report released Monday.
Adding to a string of recent law firm mergers, Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC announced Friday that it would join forces with Toronto-based firm Gaertner Tobin LLP, establishing its 17th branch office.
The spate of law firm layoffs continued Friday, with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Frost Brown Todd LLC all announcing significant staff reductions.
Despite near-daily reports of legal industry layoffs, nine in 10 lawyers believe their organizations will either add personnel over the next 12 months or experience no change in staffing levels, according to a survey released Thursday.
Fox Rothschild LLP plans to join forces with Pastore Osterberg LLC — which was formed from attorneys previously associated with now-defunct Dreier LLP — in a move that will add a 15th office to the Philadelphia-based firm's national platform.
Three more law firms will be adding to their pink slip piles as Dechert LLP, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and Clifford Chance LLP all announced additional layoffs Thursday, racking up a total of 209 jobs cut, including those of 112 attorneys.
In the nearly seven years since it was launched, SCOTUSblog has grown from a side project by two attorneys into the pre-eminent resource for information about the Supreme Court — a far greater undertaking than they initially expected.