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An American Bar Association council has cleared four law schools it put on notice last year after fewer than 75% of graduates from the institutions had passed the bar exam within the previous two years.
The U.S. Department of Justice official who led a landmark enforcement action accusing Google of stifling competition in order to maintain a monopoly in search and search advertising is joining Shearman & Sterling LLP as an antitrust partner.
DLA Piper LLP's corporate practice in New York has snagged a long-time legal counsel to the Qatar Investment Authority, one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, in a move to capitalize on the rising economic power center that is the Persian Gulf region, the firm has confirmed.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has brought on Marsha Mogilevich, bolstering its capital market practice with its third hire of the year, the firm announced Tuesday.
Dykema Gossett PLLC recently appointed Christopher D. Kratovil, the head of their Dallas office and an appellate litigator, as national recruiting partner. Here, Kratovil discusses the firm's lateral hiring approach and the state of the Texas legal market.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is bringing on Blackstone's Europe, Middle East and Africa general counsel as a partner in its London office, the firm announced Tuesday, the latest high-profile addition in a string of transactional hires the firm has made in recent months.
Law firms dealing in cross-border transaction work in Latin America should expect to see President Joe Biden focus on climate change and infrastructure as the new administration engages with the region, several experts say.
Experienced white-collar attorney Elkan Abramowitz and his firm Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC have been tapped to represent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration related to claims that the state Health Department undercounted COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50%.
Former Federal Trade Commission Competition Bureau chief Ian Conner joined Latham & Watkins LLP on Monday in the firm's most high-profile hiring in several years of a recent antitrust agency senior official, as the bar gears up for a potentially major realignment of U.S. enforcement.
Roche Cyrulnik Freedman LLP, which was formed last year by former Boies Schiller Flexner LLP attorneys, has sued in New York federal court to oust one of the new firm's founding partners, whom it called "erratic," "bullying," "combative" and verbally abusive.
A former King & Spalding LLP attorney who claims he was fired for raising ethical concerns could bring his case before a Manhattan federal jury as early as June, a judge said Monday, though coronavirus restrictions could further delay the case.
Following the merger of two Midwestern Mid-Law firms in 2020, industry observers appear divided about whether the combined firm, Lathrop GPM, will break into the BigLaw space when it comes to profitability, client profile and ability to attract talent.
Hiring among entry-level and lateral associates took longer than lateral partner hiring to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a forthcoming report by legal industry data provider Leopard Solutions.
In a podcast launched this week by the Asian American Bar Association of New York, a young BigLaw attorney wants to tell listeners all about what lawyers go through — ambition, success, yes, but also anxiety, exhaustion and depression. Here, she talks with Law360 Pulse about the project.
Nearly three in four law firms started programs or initiatives to address racial injustice in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and last summer's civil unrest, according to a Monday report from the NALP Foundation and the National Business Institute.
London-based Osborne Clarke has appointed its first United States managing partner in its 20-year history of operating on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the firm announced Monday.
A large majority of men in the legal profession don't actively support gender equity efforts out of fear, according to a report released on Monday by the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession.
Arnold & Porter said Monday it has hired a top political counsel and strategist to work in the firm's legislative and public policy practice in Washington, D.C.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has snagged a former Boies Schiller Flexner LLP partner experienced in international litigation and arbitration, with strong expertise in the natural resources and energy sectors, for its London office.
Allen & Overy LLP is expanding its footprint to Los Angeles and bolstering its renewables and project finance practice after snapping up a 19-lawyer team from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, including six partners, the firm announced Monday.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday partially revived lawsuits brought by attorneys challenging the Oregon State Bar's membership fee requirements, finding that neither the U.S. Supreme Court nor the circuit itself has yet addressed if the First Amendment tolerates mandatory bar memberships.
Revelations that hackers may have stolen documents from Jones Day and Goodwin Procter LLP during cyberattacks on third-party vendors underscore how essential it is to be upfront about data security events with clients — or risk losing them.
Six barrier-breaking Black judges speaking at a panel discussion Friday credited Black legal organizations like the National Bar Association for giving them the support they needed to make it onto the bench, and they stressed that Black jurists will play an essential role in building the Black legal community of the future.
Here, Law360 Pulse takes a data-driven dive into the week that was at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The decision to staff a team entirely with African American and women corporate lawyers to advise Adtalem Global Education Inc. on its recent $1.5 billion acquisition of Walden University was not "courageous" but rather a result of seeking excellent representation, the company's general counsel said Thursday.
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.
Attorneys can use a new predeposition meet-and-confer obligation for federal litigation — taking effect Tuesday — to better understand and narrow the topics of planned testimony, and more clearly outline the scope of any discovery disputes, says James Wagstaffe at Wagstaffe von Loewenfeldt Busch.
Guest FeaturePreparing The Next Generation Of Female Trial Lawyers
To build the ranks of female trial attorneys, law firms must integrate them into every aspect of a case — from witness preparation to courtroom arguments — instead of relegating them to small roles, says Kalpana Srinivasan, co-managing partner at Susman Godfrey.
Guest FeatureMentorship Is Key To Fixing Drop-Off Of Women In Law
It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.
Guest Feature5 Ways Firms Can Avoid Female Atty Exodus During Pandemic
The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.
SeriesBigLaw Cannot Reap Diversity Rewards Without Inclusion
BigLaw firms often focus on increasing their diversity numbers, but without much attention to equity and inclusion, minority lawyers face substantial barriers after they get their foot in the door, says Patricia Brown Holmes, managing partner at Riley Safer.
SeriesHow Law Firms Can Hire And Retain More Black Attorneys
The pipeline of Black lawyers is limited, so BigLaw firms must invest in Black high school students, ensure Black attorneys receive origination credit and take other bold steps to increase Black representation in the industry, says Benjamin Wilson, chairman at Beveridge & Diamond.
SeriesIdeas For Closing BigLaw's Diversity Gap
If enough law firms undertake some universal diversity best practices, such as connecting minority lawyers to key client relationships and establishing accountability for those charged with spearheading progress, the legal industry could look a lot different in the foreseeable future, says Frederick Nance, global managing partner at Squire Patton.
SeriesBigLaw Needs More Underrepresented Attorneys As Leaders
Hiring more women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to BigLaw positions of power is the first key to making other underrepresented attorneys believe they have an opportunity for a path to leadership, says Ernest Greer, co-president at Greenberg Traurig.