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Lawyers Who Sought to Overturn Election 'Betrayed the Values of Our Profession,' Law Deans Say

Tue, 2021-01-12 10:37

Law schools will seek to restore faith in the rule of law and the "ideals of the legal profession," after numerous lawyers played a role in seeking to overturn the results of the presidential election, deans wrote in an open letter.


When Law Firms Use Their Voice...and When They Don't: A Look at How Law Firms Wade Into Societal Issues

Tue, 2021-01-12 09:42

Big Law's response to the violent attack on Capitol Hill Jan. 6 was more measured than other issues facing society in the last year. We explore the growing calls for firms to speak out on global events and how they respond.


What Firms Spent on 'Special' Bonuses | Law Firms Weigh the Cost of Cost Cutting | SoFi's Going Public: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2021-01-12 05:00

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Big Law Will See Lasting Changes in Budgets and Remote Work After 2020

Tue, 2021-01-12 04:00

Profits per equity partner growth is likely to be "well above 10%" throughout the legal market, according to a new report that details the effects from 2020.


What's It Like to Merge in a Pandemic? Faegre Drinker's Leaders Can Tell You

Mon, 2021-01-11 23:33

"As a new firm we can think differently about how we do things going forward," Tom Froehle says.


Ahead of the Curve: The Good, The Bad, The Surreal of AALS 2021

Mon, 2021-01-11 23:06

This week's Ahead of the Curve breaks down the successes and failures of the American Association of American Law School's first-ever virtual annual meeting.

  Trendspotter: 2021 Will Force Law Firms to Weigh the Cost of Cost Cutting

Mon, 2021-01-11 22:45

Firms will remain on the hunt for expendable expenses this year, which will lead to a difficult question: how much cost can you cut before suffering the consequences?


The Law Firm / Legal Department Compensation Gap & The Year That...Was

Mon, 2021-01-11 19:08

In the final briefing of 2020, we tackle disparity in compensation among law firms and law departments, the growing performance gap among firms, trends we are watching for 2021 and much more.


Big Law, Plaintiffs Lawyers on Biden Inaugural Donor List

Mon, 2021-01-11 16:46

The hundreds of people who gave at least $200 to the Biden Inaugural Committee include some lawyers from large firms as well as smaller plaintiffs firms.


Experts Expect Greater Push for Legal Diversity and Inclusion in 2021

Mon, 2021-01-11 15:33

One of the gaps in diversity and inclusion efforts that Veta Richardson, president and CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel, hopes to see addressed in 2021 is to create inclusive work environments for disabled attorneys.


Law School Gets Anonymous $3.5M Gift: Here's How Rutgers-Camden Plans to Use It

Mon, 2021-01-11 15:04

The law school hopes the program will provide it a leg up in the intense competition for applicants who have distinguished themselves academically.


Will Service in the Trump Administration Be a Scarlet Letter in Big Law?

Mon, 2021-01-11 14:50

For some administration officials with a role in controversial policies, a return to private practice won't be so simple.


Firms Pick Up Talent Amid Resurgence in Capital Markets

Mon, 2021-01-11 14:33

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, DLA Piper and Proskauer Rose are the latest firms looking to tap into the surging market through hiring.


'This Happens in Every Single Complex Litigation': MDL Sheds Light on Confidentiality

Mon, 2021-01-11 14:29

Schneider said his ruling addresses what the judge called "an incessant dispute" in many cases before him: whether it's necessary or warranted to designate discovery as confidential. His ruling is the first to comprehensively address the issue and could be applied in other such disputes in the District of New Jersey and elsewhere.


Schulte's Landlord Attacks Firm for Seeking COVID Windfall

Mon, 2021-01-11 14:23

The owners of 919 Fifth Avenue say they should not be on the hook for the firm's decision to stick with remote work.


Judge Gives Recruiter Chance to Redo Filing That's 'Very Much Not What One Would Expect'

Mon, 2021-01-11 14:11

After recruiter Evan Jowers filed a response to a show-cause order that's highly critical of how U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin is handling a trade secrets suit, the judge gives Jowers and his lawyer a week to amend it.


With Charge of 'Incitement of Insurrection,' Past Impeachment Attorneys Draft New Articles Against Trump

Mon, 2021-01-11 12:01

The House could vote as soon as Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump over his incitement of the violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol during the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's election victory.


The Small Business Reorganization Act: How It Started. How It's Going. Where to Next?

Mon, 2021-01-11 10:35

By further expanding access to a streamlined Chapter 11 process, the SBRA will ensure that a wider array of debtors have the ability of reorganizing themselves, when Chapter 11 was previously too cost-prohibitive for such debtors.


New York State Bar Association Weighs Removal of Giuliani's Membership After Mob Storms Capitol

Mon, 2021-01-11 10:33

The bar association virtually never removes someone's membership before they have been disbarred; the last example of such a removal is believed to be more than a century ago, a spokeswoman said.


'Do They Really Give a Damn?' Leah Ward Sears Is Tired of Talking About This

Mon, 2021-01-11 10:20

With an Ivy League education, an initial rise to the bench at 27 and her first victory before the state Supreme Court by age 36, Sears crafted a distinguished career as an attorney, jurist and elected official.