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.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP has again deferred the start date of about half its incoming associate class in New York to an unspecified time, a representative for the law firm confirmed Monday.
In deciding to sanction a Washington attorney, a District of Columbia appellate court has said that lawyers should place flat fees paid up front by clients in a trust account.
With everybody seeming to jump on the Twitter bandwagon these days, law firms may be tempted to join in, but some legal experts remain skeptical of how effective a marketing tool the micromessaging service is for firms.
Arent Fox LLP has revoked some of the employment offers it made to its incoming associate class, a firm representative confirmed Thursday.
The American Bar Association is urging a federal judge to deliver a prompt and favorable ruling in its fight against the Federal Trade Commission, which plans to apply its controversial Red Flags Rule to lawyers beginning Nov. 1.
As document review, research and simpler transactional work become commoditized and easier for clients to outsource, large firms looking to maintain a competitive edge must start thinking creatively about how to perform more services for less money, experts said.
As more law firms and law departments make the move to electronic billing, corporate clients are finding they can use the systems for more than just catching improper billings.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC has reportedly extended its associate salary freeze to staff members.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has reached a settlement in a suit brought by Steven Douglas Associates Inc. alleging that the law firm refused to pay up after three attorneys recommended by the recruiting firm were hired.
Canadian firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP has merged with Gravel Leclerc & Partners to open a new office in Paris stocked with three co-founders and four partners from the French law firm, as well as four attorneys from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
Partner billing rates have fallen to their lowest level in at least five years at the top five London-based law firms, according to a newly released survey.
The U.S.' deepest recession since the Great Depression has spurred attorneys and firms to ferret out more pro bono work to stay busy and network, but that surge is part of a trend that will grow as the economy recovers: firms using unpaid work to make connections and train green associates, legal industry experts say.
The biggest mistake lawyers make when writing up a petition for a writ of certiorari is thinking of it as just another appeal, experts say. Here is a list of tips compiled by Law360 for filing a cert petition that is sure to pique the interest of U.S. Supreme Court justices.
Alston & Bird LLP has further deferred the start date for some members of its incoming associate class from January 2010 to an unspecified point later in 2010.
As law firms continue to wrestle with the havoc wreaked by the recession, legal experts are predicting that the way firms are structured could undergo a major change as they adjust the model to fit the economics of the day.
As the Obama administration works toward overhauling regulation of the financial and health care sectors, law firms looking to cash in need to position themselves as experts in the fields and make sure they're staffed to handle their clients' changing needs, experts say.
Defunct law firm Thelen LLP filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition Friday after secured creditor Citibank NA cut off funding for the cost of collection and wind-down operations.
As the U.S. Supreme Court gets set to kick off another term, Law360 talked to several top appellate practitioners for tips on preparing and presenting oral argument before the justices. Think a moving, impassioned speech will sway them? Think again. How about a joke to break the ice? What, are you Jerry Seinfeld?
The U.S. Senate handily confirmed Judge Gerald Lynch to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, elevating a New York federal judge who has presided over cases related to the collapse of Refco Inc. and the alleged sexual harassment at Madison Square Garden.
In a sign that major law firms may be warming up to more flexible billing arrangements, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Reed Smith LLP and Mayer Brown LLP are reportedly considering offering their clients alternative payment plans, including fixed-fee structures.