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A Pennsylvania state court judge has ruled that a former attorney with Elliott Greenleaf PC is not entitled to a cut of an $11.3 million referral fee in a catastrophic injury case he alerted Elliott Greenleaf to before leaving for another firm, ruling that the attorney had not been able to establish any claim on the fee.
The attorneys chosen as Law360's 2022 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.
The U.S. legal services sector saw an 8,900-job loss in August, a sharp decline after five months of consecutive growth, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Morrison Mahoney LLP partner Grace V.B. Garcia, the new president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, started her term Sept. 1 with a plan to focus on lawyer wellness and diversity within the bar.
Legal department hires last month included high-profile appointments at Tesla, Kellogg and McAfee. Here, Law360 looks at some of the top in-house announcements from the final full month of summer.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP's long-time litigation director has stepped down, replaced with a partner with a 28 year tenure at the firm.
The end of August marked another action-packed week for the legal industry as attorneys for former President Donald Trump saw increased scrutiny and BigLaw made moves with lateral hires and new office space. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
Law school focuses on teaching how to practice law. But for Osato F. Chitou, it should also emphasize how to be a healthy human being who practices law. Here, Chitou and other attorneys share with Law360 Pulse the lessons they wished they had received in law school, but instead had to learn on their own once they entered the workplace.
A former Shutts & Bowen LLP attorney who defended insurance companies jumped to Morgan & Morgan's West Palm Beach shop.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Aughtry has bulked up its San Antonio office and the firm's international tax practice with the addition of a shareholder and two associates who joined from Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP.
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff has expanded its San Francisco office by adding a former Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP intellectual property litigator as a partner.
In her first profile since becoming Meta's legal chief in 2019, Jennifer Newstead talked with Law360 Pulse about user privacy, the company's civil rights organization and the potential of the metaverse to create change in areas such as diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Atlanta-headquartered Taylor English Duma LLP has elevated two of its real estate attorneys in the city to the firm's partnership ranks.
Massachusetts-based firm Burns & Levinson LLP has absorbed all five attorneys from Boston environmental boutique Mackie Shea Durning PC, according to an announcement Thursday.
Brown Rudnick LLP announced on Thursday that it has picked up a team of attorneys from Anderson Kill LLP to join its digital commerce practice, marking the latest in a series of hires for the firm this year.
Crowe & Dunlevy has launched a Houston office focused primarily on intellectual property matters, with a trio of veteran IP attorneys at the helm.
Armstrong Teasdale LLP announced Wednesday that Caroline Mudd has joined the firm as of counsel in its finance and real estate group in Kansas City, Missouri.
Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP has elevated six attorneys to partner in its Houston, Dallas and Austin, Texas, offices.
Miller Canfield PLC named principal and managing director Danielle Mason Anderson as the firm's new chair of managing directors, after her predecessor, Amy Johnston, stepped down from the role after a year. Here, Anderson speaks with Law360 Pulse about her new role and the firm's growth since she first joined.
The Second Circuit refused Wednesday to revive a Canadian private equity company's $8 million malpractice lawsuit blaming Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP for losses in a joint venture to develop electric vehicle technology.
Midwest firm Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard PC announced that it opened a pair of new offices in the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles, Missouri and Gainesville, Florida, with the latter serving as the firm's first location outside Missouri and Illinois.
An intellectual property attorney specializing in the life sciences industry has joined two colleagues in their move from Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP to Armstrong Teasdale LLP's Philadelphia office.
Honigman LLP announced Wednesday that it has created a subsidiary in Israel with five U.S.-educated and licensed attorneys who wished to relocate their transactional practices to Israel, including lawyers from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP, among others.
Hall Booth Smith PC has brought on two attorneys, including a former Manhattan assistant district attorney, with experience handling medical malpractice and general liability matters for the firm's newly opened office in White Plains, New York.
National labor and employment firm FordHarrison LLP bolstered its Orlando shop with three new partners and a senior associate from Allen Norton & Blue PA.
Practicing law through virtual platforms will likely persist even after the pandemic, so law firms and senior lawyers should consider refurbishing their associate mentoring programs to facilitate personal connections, professionalism and effective training in a remote environment, says Carol Goodman at Herrick Feinstein.
As the U.S. observes Autism Acceptance Month, autistic attorney Haley Moss describes the societal barriers and stereotypes that keep neurodivergent lawyers from disclosing their disabilities, and how law firms can better accommodate and level the playing field for attorneys whose minds work outside of the prescribed norm.
Many legal technology vendors now sell artificial intelligence and machine learning tools at a premium price tag, but law firms must take the time to properly evaluate them as not all offerings generate process efficiencies or even use the technologies advertised, says Steven Magnuson at Ballard Spahr.
While chief legal officers are increasingly involved in creating corporate diversity, inclusion and anti-bigotry policies, all lawyers have a responsibility to be discrimination busters and bias interrupters regardless of the title they hold, says Veta T. Richardson at the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Every lawyer can begin incorporating aspects of software development in their day-to-day practice with little to no changes in their existing tools or workflow, and legal organizations that take steps to encourage this exploration of programming can transform into tech incubators, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.
As junior associates increasingly report burnout, work-life conflict and loneliness during the pandemic, law firms should take tangible actions to reduce the stigma around seeking help, and to model desired well-being behaviors from the top down, say Stacey Whiteley at the New York State Bar Association and Robin Belleau at Kirkland.
Mentoring a law student who is preparing for the bar exam without attending law school is an arduous process that is not for everyone, but there are also several benefits for law firms hosting apprenticeship programs, says Jessica Jackson, the lawyer guiding Kim Kardashian West's legal education.
As clients increasingly want law firms to serve as innovation platforms, firms must understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach — the key is a nimble innovation function focused on listening and knowledge sharing, says Mark Brennan at Hogan Lovells.
In addition to establishing their brand from scratch, women who start their own law firms must overcome inherent bias against female lawyers and convince prospective clients to put aside big-firm preferences, says Joel Stern at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.
Jane Jeong at Cooley shares how grueling BigLaw schedules and her own perfectionism emotionally bankrupted her, and why attorneys struggling with burnout should consider making small changes to everyday habits.
Black Americans make up a disproportionate percentage of the incarcerated population but are underrepresented among elected prosecutors, so the legal community — from law schools to prosecutor offices — must commit to addressing these disappointing demographics, says Erika Gilliam-Booker at the National Black Prosecutors Association.
Young lawyers overwhelmed with a crushing workload must tackle the problem on two fronts — learning how to say no, and understanding how to break down projects into manageable parts, says Jay Harrington at Harrington Communications.
Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.
In the first installment of Law360 Pulse's career advice guest column, Meela Gill at Weil offers insights on how associates can ask for meaningful work opportunities at their firms without sounding like they are begging.
In order to improve access to justice for those who cannot afford a lawyer, states should consider regulatory innovations, such as allowing new forms of law firm ownership and permitting nonlawyers to provide certain legal services, says Patricia Lee Refo, president of the American Bar Association.