The 2018 law school commencement season is underway, and keynote speakers at academic institutions across the country have sought to impart lasting advice to new grads. Here, five high-profile lawyers, including Preet Bharara, Rod Rosenstein and Anita Hill, shared their advice for improving local communities and the world, guidance which even seasoned attorneys may be able to apply to their own careers.
Law firms currently lag behind much of the corporate world when it comes to using psychology to price the services they sell, and in doing so firms may be missing out on a good deal of potential revenue, according to a speaker at the Legal Marketing Association’s P3 conference in Chicago Tuesday.
A recent lawsuit against Morrison & Foerster alleging discrimination against women who have children illuminates a question looming over the legal industry: Are law firms truly welcoming to mothers, or are their parental leave policies merely lip service?
The American Bar Association on Friday released survey data on the nationwide population of lawyers indicating a 10-year trend of moderate year-to-year increases since 2008 that amount to a 15.2 percent increase over the last decade.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in an appeal brought by Arthur Andersen LLP and others on the issue of whether a litigant not party to an arbitration agreement can appeal a federal court decision refusing to stay the litigation pending arbitration.
Capping a brutal month for the legal industry in which more than 2,000 jobs were eliminated at firms worldwide, Latham & Watkins LLP announced Friday that it was laying off 190 associates and 250 paralegals and staff members.
Law firms offered fewer full-time positions to summer associates at the end of their programs in 2008, marking the lowest offer rate since 2003, according to a new survey from the National Association for Law Placement.
Lowenstein Sandler PC disclosed Thursday that it would hand pink slips to 21 attorneys and 32 staff members, representing just under 10 percent of the firm's total work force. Meanwhile, at least three other law firms were also forced to lay off lawyers or cut salaries.
Nearly three dozen partners who left or retired from Heller Ehrman LLP last year received a total of $7.2 million from the law firm, which is now in the middle of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent on Monday pled guilty to obstructing investigators in a case that accuses him of sexually harassing two women in a Texas courthouse, and immediately retired from the bench.
Lawyers are particularly vulnerable to malpractice claims in tough times, when money is tight and tensions run high. But there are a few weapons in firms' arsenals that can keep them from falling prey to this type of suit, legal experts say.
Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., is once again pushing to protect attorney-client privilege by giving the U.S. Department of Justice's revised corporate prosecution guidelines the force of law and ensuring they are applied to all federal agencies with enforcement powers.
The bad news coming out of the legal profession continued late Thursday and Friday, with at least five more firms disclosing layoffs of attorneys and staff.
As the economic downturn takes its toll on large law firms, midsize firms find themselves in a position for growth — attracting partners from their bigger but less stable rivals and touting their lower rates to compete for cash-strapped clients.
Despite taking aggressive steps to drive down costs, law firms are expected to see their expenses outpace their revenues this year, according to an economic index of law firm market performance.
After canceling a partner retreat planned for April at San Diego's Hotel del Coronado, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has been hit with a breach of contract lawsuit from the seaside resort.
In another depressing day for law firms, Allen & Overy LLP disclosed Thursday that it would reduce its partner head count, its associate head count and its support staff by roughly 9 percent each.
Facing a deflated economy and, in most cases, decreased business prospects, law firms are scaling back some marketing efforts and focusing their business development more intently on existing clients.
As law firms seek to restructure operations to survive the current recession, legal experts predict that technology will cut into the work previously performed by associates as firms wrestle with dueling pressures of how to keep costs low and clients happy.
U.K. law firm Simmons & Simmons has revealed that it may lay off up to 20 attorneys and 49 other employees this year as a result of a slowing legal market.
The global coordinator of Sidley Austin LLP’s appellate practice, Joseph R. Guerra, has left the firm’s Washington, D.C., office to serve as principal deputy associate attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice, the firm announced.
Lawyers who move laterally from one private firm to another must now be screened so that conflicts of interest that apply to moving lawyers are not imputed to other lawyers at the new firm, according to a new resolution by the American Bar Association.
Law firms are leading the charge when it comes to expanding protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, according to a report released Thursday by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
About two months after thinning its ranks, Philadelphia-based law firm WolfBlock LLP has reduced its associates' pay by 10 percent.