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Law Grads Hiring Report: Job Stats for the Class of 2020

Mon, 2021-04-26 00:51

Law.com breaks down the latest American Bar Association data on law school entry level employment to determine which schools fared the best—and worst—in 10 different job categories.

       

How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Stay Connected to Everyone at the Firm,' Says Angelia Duncan of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Mon, 2021-04-26 00:36

"Stay connected to everyone at the firm. Pay attention to and elevate the concerns of not only the partnership but of associates, business services and administrative staff."

       

How Law Firms Are Crafting Strategy and Shaking Up Their C-Suite

Sun, 2021-04-25 18:00

Firms are increasingly open to new strategy perspectives, whether it's BCLP and Norton Rose Fulbright enlisting outside corporate consultants, or Kobre & Kim, which hired a consultant to grow its C-suite.

       

Skilled in the Art: Intel Regains Some Mojo in Waco + The Senate IP Subcommittee and the IDEA Act Are Back + Breaking Down Google v. Oracle With Berkeley Law

Fri, 2021-04-23 18:32

Intel escapes its second trial in Waco, while unveiling its attack on the first trial's $2 billion verdict.

       

'This Is an Inflection Point': Justice Martin Jenkins on Pandemic, Clerk Hiring and More

Fri, 2021-04-23 18:23

"I'm not a self-professed leader," Jenkins said. "But people don't always understand that the paucity of African American judges puts you in a very unique position. So I'm not unaccustomed to being called upon by members of my community, being looked to for inspiration. That's been almost all of my career."

       

Monsanto 'Bought and Paid For' Appeal on Preemption, Plaintiffs Lawyers Say

Fri, 2021-04-23 17:29

Plaintiffs attorneys that got Roundup verdicts have accused parent company Bayer of paying its opponent in a Georgia case to appeal a favorable federal preemption ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Bayer, which has raised federal preemption arguments in other Roundup appeals in California, defended its actions as transparent and the settlement as appropriate.

       

Follow the Money? Rule Would Require NJ Lawyers to Disclose Litigation Funding

Fri, 2021-04-23 16:56

"The proposed rule is an overbroad answer to a problem that simply doesn't exist," said a trade association for legal funders.

       

Davis Polk Planning Office Days as 'Optional First Step' Toward Return

Fri, 2021-04-23 15:23

To further encourage lawyers and other workers to see colleagues in the office, the firm will reimburse up to $40 for lunch or dinner expenses on two days in May, according to a firm memo.

       

How I Made Partner: 'Someone Believed in Me, So I Changed Firms and Refreshed My Career,' Said Rachel Hofstatter of Honigman

Fri, 2021-04-23 15:14

"Have more confidence in yourself earlier on. You can and should do hard things as soon as you have the opportunity to seize the challenges."

       

Despite Pandemic Challenges, 2020's National Bar Pass Rate Improved, With Harvard and Yale in the Lead

Fri, 2021-04-23 15:10

The first-time bar pass rate for 2020 law graduates was 83%, though fewer people took the exam last year.

       

The Way Back: How Law Firms Are Planning for Post-COVID Office Life

Fri, 2021-04-23 10:00

Office returns, vaccination policies and long-term effects of the pandemic on the law firm workplace.

       

The Tenth Circuit Reverses Injunction Against Implementation of Federal Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Fri, 2021-04-23 09:43

The circuit court held that Colorado had not shown sufficient irreparable injury and vacated the preliminary injunction.

       

A Different Take On the Am Law 100

Fri, 2021-04-23 09:39

A close look at the data reminds us how fragmented the legal market actually is. And that helps explain why real innovation in law firms has been elusive.

       

Dechert Gives Global Business Services Staff Extra Paid Day Off and COVID Bonus

Fri, 2021-04-23 06:45

The firm is the latest to reward its people for their efforts during the crisis.

       

Special Bonuses Can Help to Retain Associates, But Not for the Long Run

Fri, 2021-04-23 05:00

Some associates aren't budging from their jobs, due in part to special bonuses. But large firms must be more creative and holistic in the long run, observers and firm leaders said.

       

'Kneeling on My Neck': How a Moment Became an Eye-Opener for a White Man

Fri, 2021-04-23 01:09

If racism is an iceberg—a little seen above water, with much more unreported below—what we felt was the summer breeze that blows across the tip and gets a little cooler.

       

Ex-Coca-Cola GC Bradley Gayton Had 'Unrealistic Expectations,' Source Said

Fri, 2021-04-23 00:26

"He came in with all of these aggressive ideas and they were just very unrealistic expectations. He didn't want any feedback from the leaders who had been there."

       

COVID-19's Lasting (and Exhausting) Effect on Legal Departments

Thu, 2021-04-22 18:50

To say that this past year has created a lot of "challenges" is a bit of an understatement for those in the trenches. The truth is that the challenges this past year presented have been immense, particularly on corporate attorneys' mental health.

       

Is the Grass Still Greener In-House?

Thu, 2021-04-22 16:20

Job-seeking attorneys are gravitating toward roles inside corporate legal departments, but perceptions that in-house offers a better work-life balance than a law firm or the ability to influence decision-making could prove disappointing.

       

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