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.
The legal services sector’s employment struggles in 2018 continued into May, losing 200 jobs despite generally positive results for the nation’s situation as a whole, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
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.
In the past month, the American Bar Association has been hit with four lawsuits criticizing the way the association accredits and regulates law schools, but while experts are somewhat skeptical about the suits’ chances of success, many agree that the suits do get at least one thing right: The ABA’s approach to law schools is in need of reform.
Ropes & Gray snagged a spot among the legal lions this week, convincing the Eleventh Circuit to throw out an FTC order directing client LabMD to overhaul its data security program, while Morrison & Foerster ended up a legal lamb after the Federal Circuit revived an infringement suit against client Apple over its iPhone touch screen.
At least three more firms have joined a growing list of others that will match at least part of the new associate pay scale established Monday by Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP.
President Donald Trump included several BigLaw veterans — hailing from WilmerHale, McDermott Will & Emery LLP and Jones Day — among 12 nominees named Thursday for the Sixth and Eighth circuits, the Court of International Trade and trial courts in Virginia, Illinois, Oregon and Washington, D.C.
The New York pay scale has long been the gold standard for BigLaw associates — climbing to a dizzying $190,000 at a few firms this past week — but associates in these six cities may still have more money in their pockets at the end of the day.
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced another of President Donald Trump’s picks for the Ninth Circuit Thursday, despite objections from Democrats who said it breached the “blue slip” tradition of deference to home-state senators.
The decision by voters in a California county to oust a judge who gave a light sentence to Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner for a felony sex assault may encourage similar campaigns against sitting judges in the state and elsewhere who hand down controversial decisions, experts say.
The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed forward with the Third Circuit nomination of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC shareholder David J. Porter, holding a confirmation hearing Wednesday despite Democrats’ criticisms of his record and lack of home-state support.
The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's 42nd judicial nominee on an 83-11 vote Wednesday, sending Annemarie Carney Axon to the federal bench in the Northern District of Alabama.
Troutman Sanders LLP and Winstead PC held discussions earlier this year on a potential merger, four sources with knowledge of the conversations told Law360 on Wednesday, the latest indication that law firms remain eager to expand into Texas.
Deloitte intends to acquire the non-U.S. business of immigration law firm Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, the accounting giant said Wednesday, adding eight offices and 170 professionals specializing in immigration law around the globe.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP’s announcement on Monday that it would increase associates’ salaries signals the beginning of another race to match a new, higher pay scale, but not all firms may follow, leading to further stratification between the most profitable firms and everyone else.
Winston & Strawn LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP on Tuesday said they will match the new pay scale put forth by Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP a day earlier that raises associates’ compensation by $10,000 to $15,000.
It doesn’t take a large law firm or high-powered partner to win a big pro bono victory, as two associates from litigation boutique Sher Tremonte LLP made clear earlier this month by securing a precedential Second Circuit decision finding prisoners have the right to refuse to become government informants.
The Senate Tuesday confirmed new federal trial judges for the first time in weeks by approving President Donald Trump's choices for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the Southern District of Texas.
On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, we discuss allegations that BigLaw titan Quinn Emanuel used ethically-dubious tactics against high-profile partners who left to form a new firm. Also this week, we discuss efforts by San Francisco and Oakland to hold oil giants responsible for the impact of climate change; Apple’s $539 million verdict against Samsung; and how courtroom cackles during oral arguments led to a second chance.
As companies continue to bolster their sexual harassment policies in the wake of #MeToo, some new efforts may be creating unintended legal pitfalls that must be weighed carefully, experts said on Monday at a New York City Bar panel on sexual harassment.
A group of jurists and senior administrators from the federal courts on Monday released its findings into the judiciary’s procedures for handling workplace harassment complaints, recommending several reforms to the courts’ policies, including changing codes of conduct to emphasize judges’ special responsibility for ensuring that the courts are a safe and civil place to work.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP on Monday rolled out an associate pay bump, announcing its plans to increase attorneys’ salaries by $10,000 or $15,000 with starting compensation to reach $190,000 a year beginning on July 1.
High-earning lawyers and accountants may have been barred from taking advantage of a 20 percent tax deduction in the new federal tax law, but this hasn’t stopped firms from exploring ways to qualify for the break. Here, experts share strategies that may be available to law firms to take advantage of the new tax law’s provisions.
Female law firm leaders have scraped their way to the top. Now they want to pull up other women, too. And this may be their toughest challenge yet.
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.
As the #MeToo movement sweeps the nation, the legal industry is starting to respond: Law firms are reviewing sexual harassment policies, fostering more internal discussion, and, in some cases, getting rid of arbitration agreements that have gained a reputation for perpetuating the problem.
Based on his experience as a BigLaw associate for six years and now as general counsel for a tech startup, Jason Idilbi of Passport Labs offers some best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.
My advice to prospective clerks will now include the suggestion that they read Adam Winkler's new book, "We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights," for the same reason I recommend taking a corporations course — appreciating the critical role of business corporations in American life and law, says Ninth Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon.
In the #MeToo era, the American Bar Association’s recently passed Resolution 302 is a reminder of harassment policy best practices to all employers, and it should be of particular interest to employers in the legal industry, say attorneys with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
The advancement in connected technologies and software has created an explosion of nontraditional data sources that present challenges to e-discovery practitioners. Many tools and techniques used to process traditional data may not be practical for these new data types, say Jason Paroff and Sagi Sam of Epiq.
Out of 94 district courts nationwide, the Eastern District of Virginia has the fastest civil trial docket in the country, now for at least the 10th straight year. The modern EDVA bench clearly takes pride in efficiently dispensing justice, and this dedication to efficiency has continued even in the face of increased filings, says Bob Tata of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
How can we improve meetings in the legal industry, which tends to evolve with the speed of a tranquilized water buffalo mired in quicksand? Breaking it down to three phases can yield significant benefits, says Nicholas Cheolas of Zelle LLP.
“Come From Away” sounds like the stuff of a documentary on the Discovery Channel, not singing and dancing on stage. How could a musical tied to the 9/11 terrorist attacks ever get made — and by a real estate lawyer? The show’s producer, Michael Rubinoff, was kind enough to find 30 minutes to tell me, says Randy Maniloff.
One way law firms differentiate themselves from the competition to attract and retain top talent is through their real estate and workplace strategies. Taking a lead from the hospitality industry can help create a more inviting, welcoming and collaborative workspace environment, says Bella Schiro of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.
The American Bar Association continues to oppose legislation that would impose certain European Union and U.K. anti-money laundering requirements on U.S. lawyers. The ABA should further consider its approach to this issue as there is a viable middle ground that protects privileged communications and confidential information while advancing the interests of the legal profession, says Matthew O’Hara of Freeborn & Peters LLP.