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The Early Reports: 2019 Am Law 100/200 Financials

Thu, 2019-02-14 23:38

As we publish our early reports on Am Law 100 and 200 firm financials, we'll update this page, so follow along.


Arnold & Porter Registers as Lobbyist for Venezuelan Opposition President

Thu, 2019-02-14 23:38

The firm, which had been advising Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, is now working for opposition leader President Juan Guaido .


NY AG James Threatens Legal Action Over National Emergency Declaration

Thu, 2019-02-14 23:00

James said in a statement that Trump's declaration will put individuals at risk by using funds reserved for emergencies and disasters to build the wall, funding for which has been denied by Congress in recent months during talks over the federal budget.


A Top-Down Change Management Approach, With a Scary Word: “Mandatory

Thu, 2019-02-14 20:00

Thompson Hine has mandated its lawyers create budgets for their matters—and it's working.


MoFo Hit With Texas Lawsuit Alleging 'Egregious Overbilling'

Thu, 2019-02-14 19:06

The former client of Morrison & Foerster alleges the firm engaged in a "billing feeding frenzy," in handling the winddown of its companies.


Death of Amazon Deal May Spark Legal Fights Over Real Estate Values, Attorneys Say

Thu, 2019-02-14 18:18

Amazon made the surprise announcement that it was passing on Long Island City for its HQ2 project in a news release, in which the company said “a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the proposed project.


With Texas Legacy, New West Coast MP, What Does Baker Botts' Future Hold?

Thu, 2019-02-14 18:05

"Geography just matters less and less," Baker Botts' incoming managing partner, John Martin, said in an interview Thursday, referring to where a firm's leadership is based.


Everybody's Found Something to Hate in Proposed Deposition Rules Changes

Thu, 2019-02-14 16:35

Defense firms and companies claim that the requirement to meet and confer over the identity of corporate representives for 30(b)(6) depositions.


BIC Sparks Federal Investigation Into Alleged Counterfeit Lighters From China

Thu, 2019-02-14 15:30

The U.S. International Trade Commission voted earlier this month to grant BIC's request for a probe into allegations that foreign and domestic companies are importing Chinese pocket lighters into America that are dangerous and copy BIC's iconic lighter design.


Higher Law: Squire Patton Boggs Picks Up Cannabis Client | Kamala Harris Smoked—And Inhaled | Marijuana Banking Goes to Washington | In the Weeds

Thu, 2019-02-14 15:00

What's Squire Patton Boggs doing on the cannabis front? Plus: we've got a report from the US House's first-ever cannabis banking hearing, and scroll down for Who Got the Work. Thanks for reading!


Pa. High Court Makes DACA Recipients Eligible for Bar Admission

Thu, 2019-02-14 14:41

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted a change to Rule 202 of the Bar Admission Rules updating the rule to explicitly say for the first time that those with DACA status are eligible for admission.


US Supreme Court Ruling Fuels Suits Challenging Mandatory Bar Fees

Thu, 2019-02-14 14:05

"You should expect to see similar lawsuits in more states in the near future," said Jacob Huebert of the Goldwater Institute in Arizona.


Mandatory Budgets? At a Law Firm? You Have Got to Be Thompson Hine

Thu, 2019-02-14 13:55

An Am Law 200 firm overcame internal resistance to a new budgeting tool, which it credits for a strong 2018 financial performance.


ACLU Sues Judge for Calling ICE on Couple's Wedding Day

Thu, 2019-02-14 13:50

The lawsuit claims a magisterial district judge detained a man with valid documentation and calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to investigate his status on his wedding day.


Kirkland & Ellis' Bill Barr Confirmed as Attorney General

Thu, 2019-02-14 13:03

Barr was confirmed Thursday afternoon by a 54-45 vote.


The Reason Companies Aren't Buying Is How Lawyers Are Selling

Thu, 2019-02-14 08:55

Conventional business development methods ignore an important part of the legal services selling process: the legal services buying process.


Next Baker Botts MP Eyes Growth on the Coasts, in London

Thu, 2019-02-14 08:48

John W. Martin, the partner-in-charge of Baker Botts' Palo Alto office and also the partner-in-charge of recruiting, was elected to lead the firm starting April 1.


There isn't going to be an elite transatlantic law firm merger

Thu, 2019-02-14 07:29

Why? Because US firms don't need one, and UK firms can't afford one


Harvard's Fate, Earplug Plaintiffs, Manafort Undone: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2019-02-14 05:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.


The Case Against KPMG: When Does a Team Hire Become a Crime?

Thu, 2019-02-14 02:36

A disagreement about a break clause agreement is likely to be at the center of a dispute between KPMG and French firm Fidal over a 144-lawyer raid.