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    'Hot' Market For Associates Helping Drive Base-Salary Bump

    Compensation for first-year associates continues to trend upward, another sign that the job market remains strong for lawyers despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new survey data from the National Association for Law Placement.

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    Armstrong Teasdale Atty Talks Using Tech To Drive Efficiency

    Document management and timekeeping are some of the tools that Armstrong Teasdale LLP partner Untress Quinn said can help maximize revenues for a law firm.

  • Federal Judge Won't Jump Into TransPerfect Fee Fight

    A Delaware federal judge has declined to inject himself into a quarrel over fees charged by a retired Skadden partner to TransPerfect Global Inc. as part of a sprawling dispute over the company's ownership, determining that he lacks jurisdiction. 

  • Two More BigLaw Firms To Shell Out Special Bonuses

    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and Baker McKenzie were the latest firms to reportedly announce two special bonuses for work during the pandemic on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Mallinckrodt Slams Bid To DQ Arnold & Porter In Its Ch. 11

    Mallinckrodt PLC urged a Delaware bankruptcy judge Monday to reject a bid to disqualify Arnold & Porter from serving as special counsel in its Chapter 11, arguing certain litigants are attempting to have the firm booted based on "rank speculation and fanciful conspiracy theories."

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    Greenberg Traurig Leaders Hop In RV To Reconnect Firm

    While discussing and thinking through how best to return to offices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Greenberg Traurig Executive Chairman Richard A. Rosenbaum tossed out an idea that caught CEO Brian L. Duffy off guard.

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    Attracting Clients Calls For More Than Traditional Marketing

    Lawyers must narrowly define the type of legal work they're interested in and marry that with a host of online and in-person tactics if they hope to attract sought-after clients in a given practice area, a panel of marketing experts and an Arizona-based lawyer said Tuesday.

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    3 Techniques For Attorneys To Deal With Work-Related Trauma

    Attorneys in all practice areas can use simple self-care techniques to help manage stress, depression, burnout and substance abuse caused by secondary trauma experienced through their casework, mental health experts said at a recent virtual forum.

  • Jenner & Block, MoFo Earn Top Spots In Gender Equity Report

    A report released by a Yale Law School student group Monday recognized several BigLaw firms as leading the way on gender and racial equity, but it also said that major U.S. firms must still make greater strides by eliminating mandatory arbitration agreements, requiring implicit bias training and institutionalizing paid leave for caregivers, among other policy priorities.

  • Boies Schiller To Pay Out Special Bonuses

    Following a rocky financial year, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP on Monday joined the cavalcade of BigLaw firms paying out special bonuses for the spring and fall.

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    Archer Names New Chief Diversity Officer

    Northeast regional firm Archer, formerly known as Archer & Greiner PC, on Monday named a Philadelphia partner as its new chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer.

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    Debevoise Recruiter On Finding Associates During Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has upended how law firms recruit young talent. Here, Debevoise & Plimpton recruitment director Sandra Herbst shares what she learned from moving the firm's summer associate program online last year and interviewing prospective candidates virtually this winter.

  • FedEx Wants Attys Penalized For 'Implausible' Patent Claims

    A FedEx subsidiary told a Delaware federal judge Thursday that a technology company and its counsel, Bayard PA and King & Wood Mallesons LLP, should be sanctioned for bringing baseless counterclaims in a patent infringement dispute over cellphone screen repair technology.

  • Baker Botts And MoFo Join Special Bonuses Action

    Morrison & Foerster LLP and Baker Botts LLP are joining the dozens of major U.S. law firms handing out special bonuses this year, according to reports and details Law360 confirmed on Friday.

  • McCormick Picked As Bouchard's Del. Chancery Successor

    Gov. John Carney nominated Vice Chancellor Kathaleen S. McCormick on Friday to become the first woman to lead Delaware's nationally important Chancery Court, replacing Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard, who is slated to retire at the end of April after serving just short of seven years of a 12-year term.

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    Legal Experts Urge General Counsel To Lean Into Innovation

    Following a massive new survey spelling out significant challenges facing general counsel and law firms amid shrinking corporate legal budgets, several experts agreed that transformative change in the legal profession is needed.

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    McLaughlin & Stern Has New Leader For Bankruptcy Group

    McLaughlin & Stern LLP has a new leader and special counsel in place to help continue to grow its bankruptcy practice, including continuing to work on key Chapter 11 cases in Delaware's busy bankruptcy court.

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    4 Firms Receive Accenture's First Diversity Awards

    Accenture on Thursday selected four law firms as the winners of its first Outside Counsel Diversity Awards, noting it was honoring the legal service providers for their efforts in 2020 to create a culture of equality in their workplaces and communities.

  • Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose Will Offer Special Bonuses

    Hogan Lovells and Norton Rose Fulbright are the latest law firms to announce 2021 special bonuses, according to details provided to Law360 and a report in industry blog Above The Law.

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    Bonuses Aren't A Golden Ticket To Associate Retention

    A growing number of large law firms are distributing special bonuses to associates this year as competition for lateral talent has reached a frenzy, but recruiters say some firms may be shooting themselves in the foot relying too heavily on wads of cash to aid in recruiting and retention.

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    Fish & Richardson Joins Bonus Bandwagon

    Fish & Richardson PC on Wednesday confirmed to Law360 Pulse that it would be handing out spring and fall bonuses, matching the recent spate of BigLaw special bonuses for work during the pandemic.

  • Open Letter Encourages Lawyers To Protect Voting Rights

    Lawyers should use their powerful and influential platforms to advocate for the protection of the rule of law and to fight against voter suppression efforts in the United States, according to an open letter signed by Paul Weiss' chairman and hundreds of other attorneys.

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    Delaware Federal Court Set To Resume Jury Trials

    The Delaware federal court has lifted a civil and criminal jury trial suspension issued earlier this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with judges now given discretion whether to allow cases to proceed to trial.

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    Law Firm Merger Numbers Rally In First Quarter Of 2021

    Twenty-six U.S. law firm combinations were announced in the first three months of 2021, putting the industry on track to surpass last year's total by a wide margin, according to a report by consultancy Altman Weil.

  • YPF Loses 'Shabby' Bid To DQ White & Case In Maxus Suit

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday rejected Argentine energy company YPF SA's bid to disqualify White & Case LLP from representing the Maxus Liquidating Trust in an environmental liability case, criticizing YPF for "shabby" assertions focused on an attorney's personal life.

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