• Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    It was another action-packed week in news for the legal industry with new reports on gender diversity and law firm chief operating officer compensation, plus news of several big lateral moves. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Women- And Minority-Owned Firms: A Gap In Corporate Work

    Amid a push for corporations to outsource more legal work to diverse-owned firms, a report has found that women-owned firms were getting more business from corporate clients than were minority-owned firms.

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    Firm Turns To Tech To Manage Outside Counsel Guidelines

    As law firms grapple with complicated outside counsel guidelines, some are turning to technology to manage the protocols with increased accuracy and transparency, according to experts.

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    Miller Canfield Elects New Chair Of Managing Directors

    Miller Canfield PLC has named longtime attorney Danielle Mason Anderson as its new chair of managing directors following her predecessor's recent decision to step down from the role.

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    Biz Litigation Pro Rejoins Roetzel & Andress In Fla.

    A former Roetzel & Andress LPA associate has returned to the law firm as counsel for its business litigation team, bringing private practice, arbitration and in-house experience, including as general counsel of Brooks Tropicals, to its Fort Myers, Florida, office.

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    Large Law Firms May Be Running Out Of Acquisition Targets

    Fewer large law firms have announced acquisitions so far this year, even as law firm combinations as a whole have risen. One big factor could be that big firms are running out of eligible partners interested in a BigLaw marriage, experts say.

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    Law Firm COOs Earn Median $412K In Compensation

    Chief operating officers at North American law firms earned a median total cash compensation of $412,500 last year, according to a survey released Wednesday, which did not find a direct link between the pay and years of experience.

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    Are There Too Many Attys? A 20-Year Income Dip Says Maybe

    Lawyers in the U.S. have seen a nearly 2% decline in median income over the last 20 years, and while an increase in lawyers could account for some decline in income, a decrease in the demand for legal services likely also plays a role, according to a study published in the Journal of Economics and Finance.

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    Communications Tools, Cloud On The Rise In Law Firms

    More law firms are migrating to the cloud and implementing communications platforms for video and for phone systems, according to the results of a new survey released Wednesday.

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    Michael Best Boosts NC Growth With Real Estate Duo

    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has continued its summer growth by hiring a pair of North Carolina-based real estate attorneys in the cities of Durham and Wilmington, the firm announced Tuesday.

  • ABA Calls On Attys Ahead Of Predicted Poll Worker Shortage

    Amid concerns over a potential shortage of poll workers, the American Bar Association announced on Wednesday that it is continuing its collaboration with the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Election Directors to mobilize legal professionals to serve as poll workers.

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    Farella Braun's Doug Dexter On New ABA Role

    Farella Braun & Martel LLP partner Doug Dexter is the newly named chair of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section. He recently spoke to Law360 about his plans for the role, issues affecting labor and employment lawyers, and his advice for how younger attorneys in the field can take advantage of the section's resources.

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    Babst Calland Expands Litigation Team In Harrisburg

    Babst Calland Clements and Zomnir PC has expanded its litigation team with the addition of an attorney who has carved out a specialty as an expert in Pennsylvania's appellate court system.

  • TracFone Wireless Senior Executive Joins Verrill Dana In DC

    The former government affairs liaison for TracFone Wireless has left his role after more than eight years to join Verrill Dana LLP's telecommunications practice, the firm said Tuesday.

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    Rimon Grows In Silicon Valley With Ex-Greenberg Traurig Atty

    Rimon PC added a former Greenberg Traurig LLP of counsel with a focus on startups and venture capital as a partner in its Silicon Valley office in Menlo Park, California, the firm announced Monday.

  • Hagens Berman Foe Cleared For $630K Objector Award

    A California judge has awarded more than $630,000 in attorney and incentive fees to the objector who shaved $4 million off Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP's fee award in a $205 million optical disk price-fixing multidistrict litigation settlement.

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    Greenberg Traurig Hires McElroy Deutsch Atty As Shareholder

    Greenberg Traurig LLP has hired a corporate partner from McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP in New Jersey, adding to 18 new corporate partners this year, the firm has announced.

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    Look Out, BigLaw: The Regional Firms Are Coming For You

    The coronavirus pandemic has created a number of opportunities for midsize and regional law firms as clients become more agnostic about the location of their lawyers. That shift could mean a loosening of BigLaw's stranglehold on certain high-value work.

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    Female Law Firm Founders Find What They're Looking For

    Women who started law firms amid the upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic are finding they really enjoy being able to direct their own careers and provide a great place to work for others, even as the challenges of growing a new business evolve.

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    What Mid-Law Firms Are Doing To Support Female Attorneys

    While the legal industry remains a long way off from gender parity, some firms are making visible strides in that direction. Law360 Pulse spoke to the Mid-Law firms that stand at the top of this year's Glass Ceiling ranking about how they support women at the firm and what has been effective in attracting and retaining female talent.

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    How BigLaw Is Trying To Solve Its Gender Equity Problem

    Many BigLaw firms are reaching parity with the representation of female attorneys among their associates, but they continue to struggle at the level of partner and beyond. Law360 Pulse spoke with leaders at several top firms to find out what's working for them as they seek to attract and retain female talent.

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    These Firms Have The Most Women In Equity Partnerships

    Law firms still have a long way to go when it comes to closing the gender gap, particularly at the top. But at these firms, women have made inroads into the upper ranks, and are smashing the glass ceiling that has long kept women from making it into leadership roles.

  • Attys Say Legal Tech Is Indispensable But Often Frustrating

    Chicago-based legal technology solutions provider Litera Corp. published a report on Tuesday that found lawyers and other legal professionals believe technology makes working in law more efficient and collaborative, but nearly half said the tech they use at work is frustrating.

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    Hall Booth Smith Launches Reproductive Health Group

    Atlanta-based Hall Booth Smith PC has started a new specialty team devoted to representing health care providers, insurers, employers, patients and other parties who either provide or use reproductive health-related services as they seek to navigate the post-Dobbs legal landscape.

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    Maynard Deepens Ranks With Corp. Shareholder, 2 Associates

    Maynard Cooper & Gale PC has added a new shareholder in its corporate securities and tax practice in Miami, coming from Gutiérrez Bergman Boulris Law PLLC.

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