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As Associate Pay Scale Gets Set Across US, Market Will Feel Ripple Effects

Tue, 2021-05-11 15:50

Several Am Law 200 firms have increased salaries for associates in smaller cities or have raised associate salaries across the board.


What's the Key to Preserving Corporate Values During a Crisis? 'Do the Right Thing, Period,' Says Uber's Tony West

Tue, 2021-05-11 14:50

During a Legalweek(year) keynote session on Tuesday, Uber CLO Tony West offered insight into how his legal team has navigated turbulent times with grace.


'You All Are Useless Government Bureaucrats': Prosecutors Are Whispering About This Judge

Tue, 2021-05-11 14:10

"He repeatedly indicated that government attorneys, especially those from Washington, are lazy, useless, unintelligent, or arrogant," the Fifth Circuit said of the district judge in a recent opinion. "At times, these same sorts of comments were directed at the particular government attorneys appearing before him. What's more, he compared the government with ISIS, referring to its attorneys as 'thugs,' and alluded to the Department of Justice as unethical."


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

Tue, 2021-05-11 14:00

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


How I Made Firm President & CEO: 'I Learned Early On That If I Was Going to Succeed, I Would Need the Right Combination of Focus, Confidence, and Help From Others to Make It Happen,' Says Dean Cannon of GrayRobinson

Tue, 2021-05-11 11:14

"Be a 'doer,' earn people's trust, and step outside your comfort zone. Go to the after-work event even if you don't feel like it. Take the meeting your boss or colleague suggests. Become a member of a local organization that inspires or motivates you."


How to Create a Culture In a Law Firm That Supports 'The Hustle'

Tue, 2021-05-11 10:36

Whether they practice at global firms consisting of thousands of lawyers or decide to hang a shingle and put their name on the door, lawyers chose a path requiring continuous, never-ending hustle. Not only do they need to master the practice of law, they need to master the art of driving revenue.


Fourth Circuit Stays Away from Reviewing Arbitration Award

Tue, 2021-05-11 10:30

Parties to arbitration agreements can, to a degree, control the amount of judicial review. A recent decision shows the various levels of judicial involvement to which parties can agree, and highlights the need for precision in arbitration agreements.


What Is Unyer? Why Law Firms Should Be Paying Attention to Europe's Major New Player

Tue, 2021-05-11 08:46

The 'super-firm' launched earlier in May as an alliance between Fidal and Luther. But what is it, and should the Global 100 be worried?


Ahead of the Curve: One Law School To Rule Them All?

Tue, 2021-05-11 07:00

This week's Ahead of the Curve breaks down the University of Virginia School of Law's impressive hiring cycle, which has brought in nine new faculty members, including plenty of laterals with sterling resumes.


Many Law Firm Family Leave Programs Still 'Ignore The Modern Family'

Tue, 2021-05-11 05:00

While law firms appear to be generous in terms of the length of paid time provided, there are still gaps that can disproportionately affect LGBTQ+ families and women, a Major, Lindsey & Africa survey found.


At Supreme Court, New Test of Mandatory Attorney Bar Fees

Tue, 2021-05-11 00:59

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Neil Gorsuch, have said the court should reexamine the 1990 precedent Keller v. State Bar of California, which, many courts have held, foreclosed First Amendment challenges to bar organizations.


Tom Girardi a No-Show at Disciplinary Hearing

Mon, 2021-05-10 19:39

The plaintiffs lawyer has also failed to respond in writing to allegations that he misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlement money from victims he represented in litigation.


Will Peloton Face Lawsuits Over Treadmills It Recalled in an Abrupt About-Face?

Mon, 2021-05-10 18:03

After dozens of injury reports, including one death, Peloton CEO John Foley, to the surprise of many lawyers, denied there were safety problems with the company's treadmills then, last, week, abruptly changed course and recalled 125,000 of the Tread+ products. His actions, although unusual and delayed, may have stopped potential lawsuits in their tracks, lawyers said.


Get Rid of the Billable Hour, Say In-House Leaders

Mon, 2021-05-10 17:29

Several law department leaders who spoke at the CLOC Global Institute event derided the billable hour and pushed for alternative fee structures.


Getting People Back in the Office Requires a Clear, Defined Message. Most Firms Don't Have One Yet.

Mon, 2021-05-10 17:21

In order to avoid alienating or confusing attorneys and staff, firms need to consider their audience and tailor their messaging thoughtfully.


Heartening News for Lawyers Fighting to Sue Snapchat

Mon, 2021-05-10 15:50

"This case is precedent-setting for the entire mobile app and product industry," appellate lawyer Naveen Ramachandrappa of Bondurant Mixson & Elmore and trial lawyer Michael L. Neff of Neff Law said.


More Large Law Firms Are Embracing Remote Associate Hires

Mon, 2021-05-10 15:43

Firms such as Orrick, Goodwin, Perkins Coie and Husch are hiring associates outside of their existing locations.


Justice Ginsburg's Death Inspires Former Women Prosecutors to Launch Scholarship and Mentoring Program

Mon, 2021-05-10 14:57

Former prosecutors from the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York have joined forces to help women law students follow in their footsteps, and those of the storied justice.


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

Mon, 2021-05-10 14:00

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