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Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has hired two partners from BakerHostetler with nearly 50 years of combined experience in matters including intellectual property and pharmaceuticals to boost its trial litigation teams on both coasts.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has bolstered its public finance and infrastructure practice in Atlanta with the addition of a former King & Spalding LLP partner who helped guide a client in financing a new $500 million tax-exempt convention center and hotel in the city.
Professional services and research firm Seramount announced on Thursday the results of its latest Best Law Firms for Women survey, touting the firms that earned spots on its 2022 list.
Revamping billing, offering technology services to clients, and attracting and retaining top talent are some of the ways that U.K. law firms can grow without having to engage in mergers and acquisitions, according to a report released Thursday by LexisNexis Legal & Professional.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced Thursday the firm will no longer handle gun rights cases just hours after notching a U.S. Supreme Court victory that knocked down a gun control law in New York. The move led partners Paul Clement and Erin Murphy to depart from Kirkland to open their own appellate firm.
Jones Walker LLP has added a new partner to its health care industry team in Miami with more than 25 years of experience.
International law firm Ashurst has opened its third U.S. office in Austin, Texas, the firm announced Thursday.
Latham & Watkins LLP has hired a former WilmerHale partner to serve as the global co-chair of its international arbitration practice, the firm announced Thursday.
Global law firm Kennedys is reporting its highest revenue ever, saying gains in the past year were fueled largely by growth in the U.S., including the launch of a Delaware office.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP confirmed Wednesday that as part of its latest compensation updates, it will move some associates who aren't meeting the firm's "utilization expectation" to a prorated pay cut through the end of the year.
Tucker Arensberg PC recently announced the launch of its new family law practice, bringing in an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in family law to lead the practice in the firm's Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, office.
Darius Horton of Mayer Brown LLP was lead counsel to purchases on seven securitizations of residential transition, or "house-flipping," loans worth more than $1.9 billion total, including the first repackaging of nonperforming house-flipping loans into capital markets securities, earning him a spot among the structured finance law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.
Foley & Lardner LLP on Wednesday announced the launch of a new tech tool that uses artificial intelligence to review contracts.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP on Thursday announced the launch of an internal entity called ClearyX whose job will be to explore the use of existing and emerging legal technologies with the goal of innovating legal services delivery.
Amid a more challenging market for the recruitment of information technology talent, some BigLaw firms have found themselves at the short end of the stick.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has expanded two of its corporate-focused practice groups, with a partner who will split his time between its Florida and Chicago offices, the firm announced Tuesday.
James McDonald hit the ground running when he joined Sullivan & Cromwell LLP after heading up the enforcement division of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and his various cryptocurrency cases and a key role in a recent $6 billion Allianz SE settlement have earned him a spot among the compliance attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Over the past year, Winston & Strawn LLP partner Jeanifer Parsigian has helped the U.S. Women's National Team players secure a landmark equal pay deal with U.S. Soccer, won a U.S. Supreme Court victory that blew apart the NCAA's "amateurism" pay model and is pressing forward on another case that could further alter college sports, earning her a spot as one of four sports and betting attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Shant Boyajian of Nossaman LLP has advised transit agencies in Massachusetts and Los Angeles on sprawling capital improvement projects, earning him a spot among the top transportation law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Michelle Chen of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP shepherded M&T Bank's $8.3 billion acquisition that vaulted it to "superregional" status, steered MUFG's $8 billion exit from the U.S. retail banking market and advised on Fiserv's mammoth $22 billion buy of First Data, landing a spot among the banking law attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Jones Day's Marta Lahuerta Escolano provided key legal advice in opening Ethiopia's telecom market to competition, likely leading to billions of dollars in new investments, helping earn her a spot among the telecom attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.
Sidley Austin LLP picked up a Miami attorney who was a named partner and co-founder of Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya PLLC.
Hogan Lovells senior associate attorney George V. John has been involved in helping major aerospace and telecommunications clients such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin navigate Federal Communications Commission regulations when it comes to obtaining spectrum for their launch vehicles, earning him a spot among the telecommunications attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.
As law firms have come to embrace storing data in the cloud since the COVID-19 pandemic normalized remote working, some firms are choosing to continue keeping data on in-house office servers.
Many attorneys in public service jobs have seen their median salaries rise faster in the past four years than in the preceding decade and a half, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement.
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.
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.
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.