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. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.
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. This is the first article in a special report on disability inclusion in the legal 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.
They are said to look down their noses at litigation deemed too simple, charge steep fees and give off an aura of haughtiness in court. Eight firms were mentioned most by Fortune 1000 corporate counsel when asked which law firms are most arrogant, according to a new report.
White House officials announced Friday that Gregory B. Craig has stepped down as chief presidential counsel and will be replaced by the end of the year by longtime Democratic lawyer and Perkins Coie LLP partner Robert Bauer.
As economic concerns threaten to overshadow diversity initiatives in the U.S. legal community, some of the nation's largest corporations are continuing to make the issue a top priority for their outside law firms.
Striding ahead while other firms have circled the wagons, Baker & Hostetler LLP has opened a Chicago office and brought in a cadre of standout attorneys to grow the firm’s commercial litigation and corporate practice capabilities.
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP has announced that Mark Heilbrun, a former partner at Jenner & Block LLP, has joined its Washington office as a partner in the public policy and governmental relations department, and will also work in its litigation and insurance and reinsurance departments.
Profits at the top 100 law firms in the U.K. fell by 30 percent since last year, and many firms aren't holding their breath for revenue growth over the next 12 months, according to a recent survey.
Nearly half the firms looking to expand their midlevel associate ranks are focusing foremost on bringing in attorneys with specialized expertise and the ability to build up lucrative core practice areas, according to a new survey from staffing agency Robert Half Legal.
The recession has prompted some large firms to be more conservative about promoting associates to partner in 2009, and that emerging trend may be one of the long-term impacts of the downturn, according to legal industry observers.
Hunton & Williams LLP has snagged Virginia Attorney General William C. Mims, who will become a partner in the firm's government relations practice when he leaves office in January 2010.
Rattled by an unprecedented wave of layoffs in the legal industry and a slowdown in business, more lawyers may be tempted to keep work for themselves instead of passing it off to other attorneys, but work-hoarding can pose a bigger problem for firms during difficult economic times, experts say.
Both congressional intent and corporate pragmatism have been put under the microscope by the U.S. Supreme Court, as justices on Tuesday grilled attorneys in a dispute over how courts should weigh a corporation's headquarters when determining its principal place of business.
The legal industry continues to contend with a weak and volatile market, but demand for services has shown signs of stabilizing, according to a new report.
In the latest round of law firm cost cuts, Reed Smith LLP announced Tuesday it will reduce salaries for incoming first-year associates, while Covington & Burling LLP said it will freeze associate salaries outside its New York office.
A federal judge has banned real-time blogging from the trial of a Columbus, Ga., criminal defense lawyer accused of conspiring with a client to traffic cocaine and laundering drug money to his wife's and secretary's bank accounts.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Judge Andre Davis to a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for the state of Maryland, a position that has lain open since the death of Judge Francis Murnaghan in 2000.
Clifford Chance LLP has cut eight fee earners from its capital markets practice in London, scaling back its ranks even further to meet decreased demand for legal services in an office where 80 attorney jobs were eliminated earlier this year.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has decided to mimic Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP's recently announced associate bonus structure model and pay junior associates less than half of what they earned in 2008.
As much ink as has been spilled about alternative fee arrangements, the notion that general counsel really want to see the billable hour become extinct remains in doubt, complicating things for firms trying to figure out how to please this all-important constituency.
Business leaders are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will grant companies a measure of control in diversity jurisdiction cases by letting them emphasize the location of their corporate headquarters in tests to determine their “principal place of business.” That seemingly simple phrase is at the core of Hertz Corp. v. Friend.
The legal sector was not immune from October's grim unemployment numbers, shedding 5,800 jobs last month.