Sometimes viewed as an “invisible” disability, mental illness has long been forced under wraps because of the risk attorneys could face bias and stigma. Here’s how lawyers, law firms and other groups are starting to take on the status quo.
The dissolution of a five-year-old bar group marks the latest setback for disabled attorneys, who often find little support while navigating an inhospitable industry.
The 168 attorneys selected as Law360's 2018 Rising Stars are lawyers whose accomplishments belie their age. From guiding eye-popping deals to handling bet-the-company litigation, these elite attorneys under 40 are leading the pack.
Attorneys are clocking more billable hours than ever before, and when children enter the picture, the demands on their time and finances can drive stress levels to new heights.
Law firms are likely to raise average billing rates by about 3.2 percent in 2010 despite pressure from clients to continue at past or discounted rates, a new survey reports.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP will award bonuses to associates and staff members in early 2010 to repay them for base salary cuts, making good on a promise that if they and the firm performed well, they'd be eligible to recoup some or all of the pay reductions.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP has announced its 2009 associate bonus structure, and it matches the tiered bonus model adopted by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, which chops new associate year-end payouts to $7,500.
Associates at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP still will be receiving their bonuses this year, though they might be a bit skimpier than usual.
A federal appeals court has ruled that legal organizations that receive funding from the Legal Services Corp. can be restricted from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions and seeking attorneys' fees.
A partner at Haynes and Boone LLP confirmed Monday that the firm had cut first-year associates' starting salaries by about 10 percent for the month of December, and also responded to a public e-mail from one unhappy associate challenging the firm's commitment to staying competitive.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is switching from a lockstep to a merit-based associate compensation system, a change that mimics moves made by several other law firms.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced Friday that it is pushing back the start date for half its incoming associate class from January to October 2010 and cutting pay for all first-year associates "in light of anticipated client demand and market conditions."
An insider report claims that the new firm created by the merger between Hogan & Hartson LLP and Lovells LLP, set to be dubbed Hogan Lovells, will maintain two separate profit pools and two partnerships.
Revenue at most U.S. law firms was down significantly this year through the end of the third quarter, according to a survey by the Wachovia Legal Specialty Group.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has released this year’s associate bonus structure, which reportedly mirrors the model adopted by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and pays junior associates less than half what they earned in 2008.
Hogan & Hartson LLP's plans to join with the U.K.'s Lovells LLP has renewed interest in trans-Atlantic mergers on both sides of the pond, but law firms thinking of taking the plunge should expect challenges to meshing cultures and financial systems, consultants said.
From chopping travel budgets and pushing rate freezes to implementing layoffs and salary reductions, law departments are experimenting with a wide range of cost-cutting measures to keep afloat, according to a new survey.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to send former District Judge David Hamilton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, approving President Barack Obama's controversial nominee in a 59-39 vote.
Joining the movement to make online legal documents more accessible, Google Inc. has introduced a new tool that indexes and searches a vast array of federal, appellate and state court decisions by case title, keyword, topics and other criteria.
Tom Daschle, the former Democratic majority leader of the U.S. Senate who later went to work for national law firm Alston & Bird LLP, is joining DLA Piper, the firm announced Wednesday.
While a steep drop in legal work has driven some law firms to hand out pink slips across the board and close offices in the U.S. and abroad, aggressive cost-cutting measures may put firms at a major disadvantage in the long run.
The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to move forward with a vote on Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit nominee Judge David Hamilton, thwarting a last-minute attempt by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to block the nomination.
Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. routinely solicited cash from local lawyers, a New Orleans attorney said Tuesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on whether the Eastern District of Louisiana judge should be impeached.
Reed Smith LLP has decided to require its nonequity partners in the U.S. to invest the equivalent of 15 percent of their salaries into the firm and to tie at least part of their compensation to the performance of the firm, a partner said Monday.