DC Pulse

  • Copyright Office Names Policy Pro As Acting GC

    The U.S. Copyright Office on Monday announced it has appointed its deputy director of policy and international affairs to serve as the agency's acting general counsel and associate register of copyrights.

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    Davis Polk Matches And Boosts Cravath's Bonus Scale

    Davis Polk & Wardwell, which set the prevailing pay scale for associates this summer, matched and further boosted the year-end bonus structure set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in November, the firm confirmed to Law360 Pulse on Monday.

  • IP Firm Merchant & Gould Launches ITC Practice

    Intellectual property firm Merchant & Gould PC has launched a U.S. International Trade Commission practice group with a specialty in Section 337 investigations, the firm said Monday.

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    16 Legal Tech Cos. Got $53M In PPP Loans In 2020, 2021

    At least 16 legal services and technology companies have applied for and received loans of $500,000 or more from the federal government's Paycheck Protection Program, totaling over $53 million, according to data from the U.S. Small Business Administration compiled and analyzed by Law360 Pulse.

  • Ropes & Gray Promotes 12 Associates To Counsel

    Ropes & Gray LLP has promoted 12 associate attorneys in seven separate practices, elevating lawyers in its tax, private equity and intellectual property litigation groups, the firm announced Monday.

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    Freshfields Nabs Ex-WilmerHale Officer As Marketing Lead

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP on Monday announced it tapped WilmerHale's chief client development officer as its new global chief business development and marketing officer out of its New York location.

  • Hogan Lovells Starts Global Disability Inclusion Group

    Hogan Lovells has started a new global disability inclusion group to build a community for colleagues with disabilities and caregivers, as well as allies of individuals with disabilities, reaffirming the firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Latham Adds Mayer Brown Partner To DC, NY Practices

    A Mayer Brown LLP partner who led the office's broker-dealer regulation and compliance practice has jumped to Latham & Watkins LLP, that firm recently announced.

  • Crowell & Moring Snags McGuireWoods Derivatives Team

    Crowell & Moring LLP has added a four-attorney derivatives team from McGuireWoods LLP in London, eyeing more investment bank and private equity clients, the firm announced Monday.

  • Legal Sector Adds 2,700 Jobs In November

    The U.S. legal sector added 2,700 jobs in November, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor on Friday, continuing a steady increase in employment this year despite questions raised late in the month about the rise of the omicron variant.

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    Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Taylor English's representation of the state of Georgia in a suit against the U.S. Department of Justice over its controversial voting law and Nutter McClennen's steering of a $190 million biotech company acquisition lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Nov. 19 to Dec. 3.

  • Companies Adopt Sustainability Goals But Lag In Measuring

    While corporations across a variety of industries are going full throttle on adopting environmental performance goals beyond those required by regulations, their progress measuring environmental variables in key areas continues to lag, according to the results of a new survey.

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    Hughes Hubbard Adds Former US Attorney To DC Shop

    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP snagged a new partner in Washington, D.C., who was formerly the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.

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    Simpson Thacher Nabs COO From Cleary

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has taken on Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP's former chief operating officer, who has nearly 20 years of leadership experience and has worked at well-known financial institutions, to replace its retiring executive director, the firm said Thursday.

  • Ala. Mill To Pay Plaintiff Attys In 'Poisoned' Employment Case

    Following a default judgment triggered by repeated defense-side misconduct, an Alabama steel mill agreed Thursday to pay plaintiffs more than $108,000 in attorney fee reimbursements in a federal wage-and-hour case.

  • Hogan Lovells Matches Cravath Associate Bonus Scale

    Hogan Lovells on Thursday bumped up its year-end bonus structure for associates, matching the senior-level highs set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in November, the firm confirmed to Law360 on Friday.

  • King & Spalding Gets Ex-Eversheds Exec Compensation Atty

    King & Spalding LLP has added a prominent executive compensation and employee benefits attorney from Eversheds Sutherland to its corporate, finance and investments practice group in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Wednesday.

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    Former ITC Atty Joins Paul Hastings From Pillsbury

    An intellectual property attorney, with more than five years of experience working for the U.S. International Trade Commission, left her most recent role as a Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP partner to join Paul Hastings LLP, the firm announced.

  • Senate Panel Approves Privacy Bill To Protect Judges' Info

    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced legislation aimed at providing security for federal judges and their families by shielding their personal information online, moving the bill closer to full Senate consideration.

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    How Growth Figures Into Arent Fox, Schiff Hardin Tie-Up

    At the end of 2016, Schiff Hardin, with 317 attorneys, and Arent Fox, with 335, were both around the same size. But this week, when the law firms announced their impending merger, Arent Fox was a much larger law firm.

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    Two More Firms Matching Cravath Associate Bonus Scale

    Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP and recently launched litigation boutique Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes LLP are the latest firms to announce that they are matching Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP's year-end associate bonus structure, Law360 Pulse learned Thursday.

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    Hausfeld Welcomes A New Global Leadership Team

    Litigation firm Hausfeld LLP's founder is stepping down as chair and handing over leadership of the global firm to three partners, aligning with a leadership transition plan the firm rolled out in 2019.

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    Eversheds' Konexo US Unit Adds Head Of Legal Services

    Konexo, the alternative legal services provider for global law firm Eversheds Sutherland, is expanding its leadership team to help clients and develop new products in the U.S.

  • DC Circ. Doubts Atty Can Appeal Disciplinary Panel Referral

    A D.C. Circuit panel on Thursday seemed ready to toss a Mohrman Kaardal & Erickson PA partner's challenge to a federal court order referring him to a disciplinary panel over his role in a pro-Trump election lawsuit, saying the ruling is not a final decision that can be appealed.

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    King & Spalding Elevates 32 To Partner, 16 To Counsel

    Atlanta-based King & Spalding LLP on Thursday announced its biggest class of partner and counsel promotions in years, with 32 attorneys being elevated to partner and 16 to counsel.

Expert Analysis

  • How Dynamic Project Management Can Help Law Firms Author Photo

    Law firms looking to streamline matter management should consider tools that offer both employees and clients real-time access to documents, action items, task assignee information and more, overcoming many of the limitations of project communications via email, says Stephen Weyer at Stites & Harbison.

  • What I Wish Law Schools Taught Women About Legal Careers Author Photo

    Instead of spending an entire semester on 19th century hunting rights, I wish law schools would facilitate honest discussions about what it’s like to navigate life as an attorney, woman and mother, and offer lessons on business marketing that transcend golf outings and social mixers, says Daphne Delvaux at Gruenberg Law.

  • 4 Ways To Break Down Barriers For Women Of Color In Law Author Photo

    Female lawyers belonging to minority groups continue to be paid less and promoted less than their male counterparts, so law firms and corporate legal departments must stop treating women as a monolithic group and create initiatives that address the unique barriers women of color face, say Daphne Turpin Forbes at Microsoft and Linda Chanow at the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.

  • Opinion

    We Need More Professional Diversity In The Federal Judiciary Author Photo

    With the current overrepresentation of former corporate lawyers on the federal bench, the Biden administration must prioritize professional diversity in judicial nominations and consider lawyers who have represented workers, consumers and patients, says Navan Ward, president of the American Association for Justice.

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