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After a year of working from temporary office space in Columbus, Ohio, Epstein Becker Green's attorneys in the state capital have moved into a newly renovated permanent office in the city's Arena District.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP has added a New York partner in its financial services litigation, regulation and enforcement practice group from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
Morrison Mahoney LLP elected seven new partners to the firm on Monday, adding two partners to its Hartford, Connecticut, office and five partners throughout Massachusetts.
This year's state high court elections could see record spending by candidates, law firms and outside groups. Law360 Pulse looks at where the most money is being spent, who's spending it and who's on the receiving end.
Exorbitant increases in hourly rates have prompted an intellectual property attorney with more than 40 years of experience to move his practice from Troutman Pepper to midsized firm Saxton & Stump's Philadelphia office.
Regional law firm Stevens & Lee PC has grown its real estate practice with the addition this week of an attorney with more than 20 years of experience to the Allentown, Pennsylvania, office.
Millions of dollars are being spent in state judicial elections, particularly for Supreme Court races, which are likely to set records again this year, leading some to worry about that money's impact on judicial independence.
After starting the year with a bang, U.S. law firm combination announcements this year now lag behind 2019's numbers as recession concerns dominate headlines, with 2022 among the weakest third quarters for law firm combinations in recent history.
McKool Smith has added longtime Texas litigator Alan Loewinsohn as a principal in its Dallas office, as part of a push to boost the firm's commercial dispute practice in the Lone Star State.
The former deputy chief of staff for policy for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP in Washington, D.C., the firm recently announced.
Pullman & Comley LLC's new chair Lee D. Hoffman spoke with Law360 Pulse about the firm's recent growth and possible continued expansion, improving diversity at the firm and developing the next generation of leaders.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday freed Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and tax and estates partner Bruce A. Rosenfield of malpractice claims brought by the sister of the Philadelphia Phillies' owner.
Working from home still poses significant security risks for attorneys, law firms and their clients despite progress made by the legal industry to prevent breaches while employees operate remotely during the pandemic.
New York-based firm Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP announced Friday that the eight attorneys from real estate tax firm Koeppel Martone & Leistman LLC will combine into the firm's existing tax certiorari practice.
Foley Hoag LLP must pay $92,000 to a Mexico City attorney who was hired by the firm as an expert witness but was never paid, a jury has ruled after a three-day trial in Washington, D.C., Superior Court.
Brach Eichler LLC has hired a former judge who served 22 years on the New Jersey Superior Court to start a new practice in alternative dispute resolution, the firm has announced.
The legal industry closed out September with another action-packed week, as BigLaw firms shuffled leadership, made new hires and expanded into new practices and cities. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson received her official commission Friday in a ceremony attended by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, becoming the first Black female justice to take the nation's top bench in its 230-year history.
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC has added a Houser LLP financial services litigator as of counsel in its Irvine office in Orange County, California.
Stevens & Lee has expanded its tax practice by welcoming an attorney specializing in state tax matters to its New Jersey offices and by promoting an associate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to of counsel.
Tennessee firm Bass Berry & Sims PLC has announced that it's named an experienced benefits attorney with over 15 years of experience, including a stint with the Internal Revenue Service, as the new practice chair of its employee benefits group.
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC expanded its central Pennsylvania offices this week with the addition of two attorneys in its real estate and construction practices.
Phillips Lytle LLP has hired a new chief operating officer from Day Pitney LLP, saying the addition is part of a strategy to better position the firm for growth.
As more corporations place an emphasis on their environmental, social and governance standards, law firms are increasingly trying to capture the associated legal work. But before making their pitch, firms should ensure they're not making several common mistakes.
Michigan-based firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP said it has hired a Lansing-based consultant with bipartisan political and campaign experience for its government advocacy and affairs practice.
David Kouba at Arnold & Porter discusses how attorneys can prioritize mental health leave and vacation despite work-related barriers to taking time off.
The traditional structure of law firms, with their compartmentalization into silos, is an inherent challenge to mental wellness, so partners and senior lawyers should take steps to construct and disseminate internal action plans and encourage open dialogue, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.
The key to trial advocacy is persuasion, but current training programs focus almost entirely on technique, making it imperative that lawyers are taught to be effective storytellers and to connect with their audiences, says Chris Arledge at Ellis George.
Female attorneys in leadership roles inspire other women to pursue similar opportunities in a male-dominated field, and for those who aspire to lead, prioritizing collaboration, inclusivity and integrity is key, says Kim Yelkin at Foley & Lardner.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza, now at Wilkinson Stekloff, recalls the challenges of her first case as a civil defense attorney — a multibillion-dollar multidistrict class action against Allergan — and the lessons she learned about building rapport in the courtroom and with co-counsel.
Most legal professionals lack understanding of the macroeconomic trends unique to the legal industry, like the rising cost of law school and legal services, which contributes to an unfair and inaccessible justice system, so law school courses and continuing legal education requirements in this area are essential, says Bob Glaves at the Chicago Bar Foundation.
While the American Bar Association's recent amendments to its law school accreditation standards around student well-being could have gone further, legal industry employers have much to learn from the ABA's move and the well-being movement that continues to gain traction in law schools, says David Jaffe at the American University Washington College of Law.
Tim Parilla at LinkSquares explains how new in-house lawyers can start developing relationships with colleagues both within and outside their legal departments in order to expand their networks, build their brands and carve their paths to leadership positions.
Piper Hoffman and Will Lowrey at Animal Outlook lay out suggestions for attorneys to maximize the value of their pro bono efforts, from crafting engagement letters to balancing workloads — and they explain how these principles can foster a more rewarding engagement for both lawyers and nonprofits.
OpinionNY Bar Admission Criminal History Query Is Unjust, Illegal
New York should revise Question 26 on its bar admission application, because requiring students to disclose any prior interaction with the criminal justice system disproportionately affects people of color, who have a history of being overpoliced — and it violates several state laws, says Andrew Brown, president of the New York State Bar Association.
Lawyers can use LinkedIn to strengthen their thought leadership position, generate new business, explore career opportunities, and better position themselves and their firms in search results by writing a well-composed, optimized summary that demonstrates their knowledge and experience, says Guy Alvarez at Good2bSocial.
Imposter syndrome is rampant in the legal profession, especially among lawyers from underrepresented backgrounds, leading to missed opportunities and mental health issues — but firms can provide support in numerous ways, and attorneys can use therapeutic strategies to quiet their inner critic, says Helen Pamely at Rosling King.
In 2022, partners considering lateral moves have new priorities, and firms that hope to recruit top talent will need to communicate their strategy for growth, engage on hot issues like origination credit and diversity initiatives, and tailor their integration plans toward expanding partners’ client base, says Gloria Sandrino at Lateral Link.
Lawyers are experiencing burnout on a massive, unprecedented scale due to the pandemic, but law firms and institutional players can and should make a difference by focusing on small, practical solutions that protect their attorneys’ most precious personal resource and professional commodity — time, says Chad Sarchio, president of the District of Columbia Bar.
Technological shifts during the pandemic and beyond should force firms to rethink how legal secretaries can not only better support timekeepers but also participate in elevating client service, bifurcating the role into an administrative support position and a more elevated practice support role, says Lauren Chung at HBR Consulting.