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Why Law Firms in Brussels Aren't Rethinking Their Office Space

Mon, 2021-01-11 09:15

Interviews with regional managing partners at eight international law firms reveal how Brussels offices are seemingly resisting the post-pandemic trend towards shrinking workspaces.


Quinn Emanuel's London Revenue and Profits Soar

Mon, 2021-01-11 04:05

The firm has posted a bottom line boost of 34% for 2020.


To Retreat or Not to Retreat? For These Law Firm Leaders, It Isn't Really a Question

Mon, 2021-01-11 04:00

Despite the overwhelming success of virtual conferences and retreats, these law leaders want to get their people back in front of clients and each other.


Former Wisconsin Deputy AG Joins Cozen O'Connor From Reed Smith

Mon, 2021-01-11 04:00

The hire comes as state AG practices brace for a Biden administration that is sure to bring more scrutiny and regulation.


Pinterest Poaches Twitter's Head of Global Litigation

Sun, 2021-01-10 23:29

"It certainly was quite a time to leave," Michele Lee said of her departure from Twitter.


The Academy Mourns Death of Legal Ethics Giant and Stanford Law Fixture Deborah Rhode

Sun, 2021-01-10 23:07

Deborah Rhode was frequently found to be the most-cited scholar in legal ethics, and authored more than 20 books.


Pass Rate on California's October Bar Exam Jumps to 12-Year High

Fri, 2021-01-08 20:42

The numbers reflect a sharp increase in the pass rate from July 2019, when a slim majority of applicants passed California's exam.


17 Firms Join Crowell in Seeking Trump's Removal

Fri, 2021-01-08 17:19

The letter to Vice President Pence was signed by leaders at DLA Piper, Foley Hoag, Sullivan & Worcester and Hanson Bridgett, among others.


'Be Deliberate and Intentional': How Law Firms Can Tackle 2021's Biggest Challenges and Opportunities

Fri, 2021-01-08 15:57

In this week's episode, business of law reporter Dan Packel talks with consultant Marcie Borgal Shunk, president and founder of The Tilt Institute in Houston, about what lies ahead for law firms following one of the most transformative years the legal industry has ever experienced.


Garland's Clerks, but Not His Rulings, End Up at the Supreme Court

Fri, 2021-01-08 15:50

Garland's record as an appeals court judge—and earlier, as a high-ranking prosecutor at the U.S. Justice Department—will come into sharp focus as his nomination proceeds to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the coming weeks.


Legal Jobs Held Steady in December Amid National Decline

Fri, 2021-01-08 14:24

The relative stagnancy bodes well for the health of the legal industry, which is poised to see a wave of hiring in 2021, said Major, Lindsey & Africa president John Cashman.


Past Impeachment Attorneys Say New Articles Against Trump Should Be Seriously Considered

Fri, 2021-01-08 14:09

"President Trump spent months creating a powder keg. At that rally outside the Capitol, he finally lit a match. He can unquestionably be impeached for that act," former impeachment counsel Joshua Matz said.


Ex-Girardi Keese Lawyers Will Face Hearing Over Missing Funds, Judge Says.

Fri, 2021-01-08 13:10

U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin of the Northern District of Illinois, who last month ordered a $2 million contempt judgment against plaintiffs' attorney Tom Girardi for failing to pay settlement funds over Boeing's 2018 Max 8 aircraft crash, said he wants a hearing in person to decide the potential roles played by ex-Girardi Keese lawyers David Lira and Keith Griffin.


How I Made Partner: 'Be Patient. What Seems Like a Detour Might Be an Opportunity,' Says DLA Piper's Katie Hausfeld

Fri, 2021-01-08 10:41

"I worked hard to develop a reputation as a team player who is unafraid to tackle new challenges."


Legal Issues In a Livestreaming World

Fri, 2021-01-08 09:01

Part One of a Two Part Article While the livestreaming of music performances is not an entirely new phenomenon, the COVID crisis has transformed the live performance landscape, compelling artists from around the world to reach their fanbase by producing "quarantine streams," in which they livestream their sets on social media platforms. Given this sudden pivot to livestreaming over social media, unsurprisingly many questions have arisen.


Associates' 'Special Bonuses' Come With a Hefty Price Tag

Fri, 2021-01-08 09:00

Some big firms could have paid out more than $30 million in special bonuses. But top-performing firms were in a strong position to offer rewards.


Stacey Abrams to Keynote ALM's Legalweek(year) February Session

Fri, 2021-01-08 09:00

From a Yale grad to gubernatorial candidate and several stops in between, Abrams will discuss the changes to the legal profession and the future of politics.


What Went Wrong at Atrium? Founder Kan Speaks Up

Fri, 2021-01-08 08:39

Fueled with $75 million in venture capital, Atrium was a high-profile effort to apply the lessons of Silicon Valley to the legal industry. Then Justin Kan pulled the plug.


Clare Locke Tapped for Dominion's $1.3 Billion Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump Ally Sidney Powell

Fri, 2021-01-08 08:31

"I have never seen clearer and more convincing evidence of actual malice," said founding partner Thomas Clare.