While they’ve largely declined to share public stories of sexual harassment, female lawyers have also found strength in numbers online amid the #MeToo movement. Now, they’re setting their sights on reshaping the legal industry.
Law firms may need to rethink the way they interview and hire to reverse the steady tide of attorneys jumping ship in today’s highly active lateral market. Here are two tactics for finding and hiring lawyers that some say could prevent them from leaving in the long run.
In the age of technology and artificial intelligence, a majority of United States corporate legal departments say they’ve seen no innovation from their law firms and legal service providers in the past year, the research firm Acritas said Thursday.
Meditation and mindfulness hold the potential to help law firm leaders do their jobs better, according to a pair of speakers at the American Bar Association's TechShow in Chicago on Thursday.
The world of legal technology is quickly evolving, with new products coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at seven recent developments.
A new report found that female general counsel are more likely to be paid the same as their male counterparts in the U.S. than elsewhere in the world, Morgan Stanley's GC said at a panel that the white collar bar will face "declining demand" for their services in the financial sector and investors sued Wynn Resorts' general counsel and others over insider trading. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
An ex-Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP attorney said the stress of his work in private practice drove him to try to sell stolen U.S. Department of Justice information, and he asked for leniency as prosecutors seek a nearly three-year sentence, according to filings in California federal court Wednesday.
Former Hunton & Williams LLP patent lawyer Robert Schulman asked the Second Circuit to give him an acquittal after being convicted and sentenced to probation for passing a nebulous trading tip to his friend and financial adviser, saying the government didn’t show an essential element: intent that it would be traded on.
Female general counsel are more likely to be paid the same as their male counterparts in the U.S. than elsewhere in the world, according to one recent report.
New York civil rights attorney Gregory Antollino grabbed a seat at the top of this week’s legal lions list after the Second Circuit sided with his client and concluded that anti-gay discrimination is sex discrimination, while Pillsbury landed on the lambs list after a California appeals court threw out its client's $55 million jury award in insurance litigation with AIG.
In the latest round of departures from Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP amid its decision to merge with Hunton & Williams LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP announced on Thursday that it has opened an Austin, Texas, office with eight partners joining, and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe picked up 14 lawyers from Andrews Kurth's public finance team.
The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s choice for a South Carolina district court vacancy Thursday, even as Democrats used the pick to decry a lack of diversity among Trump’s nominees.
The costs of restructuring global firm King & Wood Mallesons’ London-headquartered European and Middle East operations so far have been double the original estimates, according to a recent report by the firm’s administrators.
The notable legal department hires during the second month of the year include Walmart's executive vice president, who joins from the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as American International Group's senior vice president and general counsel of its general insurance, who is a former GC of the Central Intelligence Agency under former President Barack Obama.
Justice Stephen Breyer refused to go quietly Tuesday after his Supreme Court colleagues voted to deny bail hearings to certain immigrants detained for deportation, reading aloud an impassioned dissent invoking the Declaration of Independence and centuries-old English common law.
The Ninth Circuit asked the D.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday to answer questions of law related to whether a bankruptcy trustee can recover profits earned by ex-Howrey LLP partners for matters started at the now-defunct firm from the attorneys’ new firms.
California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed 25 superior court judges Tuesday, including partners from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Jones Day, Irell & Manella LLP, Perkins Coie LLP and Gordon & Rees LLP with focuses on intellectual property, white collar crime and product liability.
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick for an Eleventh Circuit vacancy, sending Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth Branch to the federal bench.
The Big Four accounting firms have assembled massive operations spanning the globe, generating a cumulative $134 billion in revenue last year. Here, Law360 takes a look at three things BigLaw can learn from the Big Four.
A former Dechert LLP client petitioned a California federal court on Friday to subpoena a correspondent for a British paper to discover how he obtained an allegedly damaging letter penned by the firm, claiming after an “acrimonious” split with Dechert, the firm “had an apparent motive to leak the letter.”
Karyn Smith's journey from BigLaw attorney to general counsel for communications platform Twilio has given her a unique vantage point on the changing media world, from net neutrality to customer confidence to data privacy concerns.
The beginning days, weeks and months as a new general counsel or chief legal officer are vital to success. First impressions and chaos control count, and there’s a lot of groundwork to cover when settling in to a position, whether it’s at a different company or the result of a promotion. Here, Law360 looks at the crucial first steps for every new top lawyer to tackle.
St. Louis-headquartered Bryan Cave LLP and U.K.-based Berwin Leighton Paisner have agreed to merge and will launch a new fully integrated transatlantic firm in April, the firms announced on Monday.
For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
Law360’s Firms of the Year rose above the competition with a combined 24 Practice Group of the Year awards after helping their clients win game-changing judgments and close record-breaking deals in 2017. Here’s a closer look at how they landed at the top.
Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2017 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.
The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2017 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.
As a beginning associate at a large Philadelphia law firm, I was tasked to fill in case citations on a brief. I found something that looked like exactly what I wanted for a particular legal proposition, but I did not bother to read the entire case. That was a big mistake — and led to an important lesson, says James Beck of Reed Smith LLP.
Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.
In the third of four articles on statistical sampling in practice, Brian Kriegler of Econ One Research uses the example of a hypothetical Medicare reimbursement case to address various solutions for dealing with missing sample selections so that statistical inferences remain valid.
As I rose to the lectern for my first argument at the U.S. Supreme Court, I realized that the court had to that point heard over 90 minutes of oral argument about California’s "three strikes" law, but no one — not any of the lawyers, not any of the justices — had expressed outrage that a man could spend life in prison for shoplifting, says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley Law School.
Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.
In the second of four articles on statistical sampling in practice, Brian Kriegler of Econ One Research offers a method for constructing confidence intervals when the sample size is relatively small.
While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
In the first of four articles on statistical sampling in practice, Brian Kriegler of Econ One Research examines four core principles of random sampling and offers recommendations for justifying statistical inference calculations.
Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.
Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.