O'Melveny & Myers LLP announced Monday that it has adopted new technology it says will reduce implicit bias in its hiring process and improve diversity by making use of neuroscience and artificial intelligence to assess candidates “on their potential, not pedigree.”
Only 40.7 percent of those who took the California bar exam this summer passed, according to recently released data, continuing a decline that's vexed Golden State officials and hitting a low not seen since 1951.
Law firms are developing and implementing a wide range of legaltech solutions designed to boost the efficiency of internal processes and provide new legal services, but the surge in innovation is not necessarily being driven, or even noticed, by clients, according to a new report released on Monday.
Lawyers spend about 30 percent of their day on billable hours, according to a surprising new report from practice management software Clio, with most of the rest of the day eaten up by billing, administrative tasks and looking for new clients.
While corporate legal spending is expected to level off in 2011, in-house attorneys project some growth in litigation and class action spending, a new report on corporate legal spending says.
A company's general counsel now holds the cards in the law firm-client relationship, a shift in the balance of power that is likely here to stay, a new report on corporate legal spending says.
Growth in the corporate legal market is expected to level off in 2011, creating fierce competition among firms fighting to grab and hold on to the few new opportunities out there, a new report on corporate legal spending says.
An American Bar Association panel's recommendation to open up the accreditation process to foreign law schools has garnered its share of proponents — but critics see the proposal as premature and potentially harmful to the U.S. job market.
As more corporate law departments bulk up their in-house teams, 29 percent say they are planning to decrease their use of outside counsel over the next year, according to a new survey from Altman Weil Inc.
In-house law departments have scaled back on their total legal spending for the first time in 10 years, with most of them slashing outside counsel costs, according to a new survey.
Leaving a law firm is rarely easy, and differences among the states in the rules governing the process only serve to complicate matters. Here, legal experts share their thoughts on how to make a graceful exit that will leave everyone happy.
Now that clients have begun to count sexual orientation as a factor in assessing firm diversity, more law firms are starting to encourage lawyers to be open about sexuality in hopes of boosting business opportunities, attorneys say.
As the economy shows signs of recovery, some lawyers who stuck it out with their firm during the worst of times are starting to get the itch to leave, but just because they’ve come down with a case of cabin fever doesn’t necessarily mean they should jump ship.
Corporate counsel expect new lawsuits to continue to pour in over the next year, thanks to a still-flailing economy and an increase in regulation, according to the 2010 Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Litigation Trends Survey.
Frustrated with firms' inability to manage costs, 13 percent of companies opted to dump their outside counsel, according to the 2010 Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Litigation Trends Survey.
More than half of corporate counsel surveyed in a recent report indicated that they used some form of alternative billing for their legal work. But the question of whether less-traditional billing methods will continue to spread is still up in the air, according to the 2010 Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Litigation Trends Survey.
As lawyers expand their practices around the world, technological innovations and globalization could outpace existing ethical rules for such things as confidentiality and attorney-client privilege, leaving attorneys vulnerable to civil liability.
One of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts' new law clerks for the October 2011 term did three combat tours in Iraq, won two Bronze Star medals and spoke out in support of Justice Elena Kagan's treatment of veterans on campus, claiming she supported them during her tenure as dean at Harvard Law.
An ex-attorney for Wang Hartmann Gibbs & Cauley PLC refuted on Monday its claims that he infringed its trademark and operated a stealth U.K. branch of the California-based firm, saying he started the firm with Wang Hartmann's blessing.
While the broader U.S. economy shed jobs for yet another month, the legal industry continued to rebound, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey on the job market.
The vast majority of lawsuits filed every day are destined to settle, so being well-prepared for settlement talks is a vital skill for any attorney. Law360 spoke with experienced litigators to get their tips on how to conduct settlement negotiations to ensure the best results for clients.
Wang Hartmann Gibbs & Cauley PLC has sued a former attorney for secretly operating a UK branch of the California firm and collecting billings without its knowledge.
U.K. firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP confirmed Friday that 11 attorneys — including three partners — would be departing the firm at the end of October to set up their own boutique practice.
Recent economic turbulence has forced law firms and lawyers to rethink their business development strategies, and the downturn has pushed some to make better choices about how they promote their services. But many lawyers are still wasting resources on activities that won't generate a worthwhile amount of business, experts say.
The law firms on Law360’s 2018 Regional Powerhouse list are handling some of the biggest deals and most high-profile courtroom battles across eight states, offering clients regional expertise and making a lasting impact on the law at the state and local level.
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.
Women have made up over 40 percent of law school students for more than three decades, and they now make up more than half. But our annual survey of the largest U.S. law firms shows that women continue to be underrepresented at all levels.