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Girardi's Legacy In Shambles Amid 'Shakespearean' Scandal

By Brandon Lowrey

As a bankruptcy trustee's team toils away in Girardi Keese's deserted Los Angeles offices to prepare the plaintiffs firm for liquidation, numerous awards and photos of a triumphant Tom Girardi stare down at them from the walls.

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    Modern Lawyer

    Reed Smith Offers Diversity Billable Hours To All Timekeepers

    As some law firms create a billable-hours credit for diversity work, Reed Smith LLP is taking things a step further by extending the benefit to all lawyers and timekeepers in order to recognize a broad swath of work and activity in the diversity and gender space.

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    Modern Lawyer

    New Chair Takes The Helm At Arent Fox

    Arent Fox LLP has named fashion, entertainment and technology partner Tony Lupo as the fourth chairman of the firm, taking over the helm from Mark Katz, who has now returned to his real estate and finance practice full-time, the firm confirmed Wednesday.

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    Berry Appleman Opens Silicon Valley Campus-Style Office

    Immigration firm Berry Appleman & Leiden announced Tuesday it opened a Silicon Valley office this week, an effort to expand its California presence and accommodate clients in the tech industry.

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    Mid-Law

    Burns White Elects Mary-Jo Rebelo As CEO

    Pittsburgh-headquartered Burns White LLCĀ has named Mary-Jo Rebelo the firm's new CEO, replacing David White a year after he took on the new role.

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    In-House

    How An Atty Made Diversity, Inclusion A Focus At Scoular

    About a year before Jennifer Deitloff became the first chief diversity officer at Scoular, she began to have conversations internally about a formal diversity and inclusion strategy at the agribusiness company. Here, she shares with Law360 Pulse what she has accomplished since she stepped into the position in May, and the challenges she faces in the role.

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    Modern Lawyer

    Ex-Citi Executive Takes On C-Suite Role At Cooley

    A former Citi and Wells Fargo banking executive who has advised a number of the largest law firms in the U.S. is swapping the role of consultant for a newly created C-suite position at Cooley LLP.

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    Modern Lawyer

    Microsoft Helps Tap Into ABA's Diversity Survey

    The InterLaw Diversity Forum is adopting the American Bar Association's Model Diversity Survey for use in the United Kingdom while using an online dashboard from Microsoft to make the data from the survey more accessible and user-friendly.

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    Modern Lawyer

    Ex-MoFo Chair Turned Recruiter On Covid's Impact

    Keith Wetmore, former chair and chief executive partner of Morrison & Foerster LLP, left the BigLaw firm in 2017 to join legal recruiter Major Lindsey & Africa's San Francisco office as a managing director. Here, he speaks with Law360 Pulse about how he has been guiding partners and firms during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Modern Lawyer

    Latham Doling Out Hefty End-Of-Year Bonuses For Associates

    Latham & Watkins LLP is offering its U.S. associates year-end bonuses of up to $160,000, the firm confirmed Tuesday, joining a growing list of BigLaw firms that are handing out special bonuses for top-billing associates.

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    In-House

    GCs Say In-House Productivity Projects Often Don't Deliver

    To meet rising demand, general counsel this year will need to rely on projects designed to boost legal department efficiency and speed, but about half of top legal decision makers say these initiatives fail to meet their expectations, according to a survey released Tuesday.

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