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Alexander Dubose Jefferson Adds Former Appellate Justice

Alexander Dubose Jefferson Adds Former Appellate Justice

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Bill Boyce, a justice on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston for 11 years, has joined Alexander Dubose & Jefferson in the firm’s Houston office.

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Federal Prosecutors Seeking Biglaw Bills as Part of Probe

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The review focuses on whether there were payments from the firm to Cathy Hampton, the city’s former top lawyer.

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McGuireWoods Hit With Records Demand in Suit Over Energy Deal

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Bloomberg Law reports that an importer-exporter who says two former partners and their attorneys at McGuireWoods LLP used dirty tricks to strip their joint venture of its assets has accused the law firm of sitting on the records he needs to prove it.

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Alleged Phony Lawyer Arrested For Creating Fake Website With Cravath Bios

Alleged Phony Lawyer Arrested For Creating Fake Website With Cravath Bios

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The criminal complaint says that John Lambert and a co-conspirator, non-lawyers who allegedly created a fake law firm, collected more than $50,000 in payments through a PayPal account.

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Perkins Coie Names William Malley Next Managing Partner

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Perkins Coie announced that William Malley will become managing partner of the firm, effective July 1, 2019.

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Former Baker McKenzie Chair Dies While on Leave for Exhaustion

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Baker McKenzie called his death “unexpected,” though the cause has not been disclosed.

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Madoff Victims May Proceed With Suit Against Attorney

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Victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme convinced a federal magistrate judge April 11 that their class action against the attorney who represented them belongs in federal court, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Estes Thorne & Carr Earns Spot on National Client Service List

Estes Thorne & Carr Earns Spot on National Client Service List

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Estes Thorne & Carr has earned a place on the 2019 BTI Client Service A-Team List.

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Fears Nachawati Adds Three Lawyers to Firm

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Dallas-based Fears Nachawati announced the addition of three new attorneys.

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Law Firms Weigh Retirement Rules as Baby Boomers Keep Practicing

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Some firms have mandatory retirement ages and other limits on attorneys’ practices after a certain juncture. But plenty of them don’t.

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NY Lawyer Gets Four-Month Suspension for Aggressive Behavior

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The lawyer had been cited by the state attorney grievance committee for “excessively aggressive behavior while representing a client.”

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How SEO Matters to Law Firms

How SEO Matters to Law Firms

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Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications, writing in the company’s blog, provides an overview of search engine optimization, or SEO, as it relates to the marketing of law firms.

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Female Attorneys Sue Biglaw Firm Over ‘Fraternity’ Atmosphere, Allege Bias Against Women

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Jones Day is being sued for gender, pregnancy and maternity discrimination to the tune of more than $200 million, reports Crain’s Cleveland Business.

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BigLaw Firm Criticized for Lack of Diversity is Now No. 1 for Black Lawyers, New Report Says

BigLaw Firm Criticized for Lack of Diversity is Now No. 1 for Black Lawyers, New Report Says

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison took a hit on social media in December when a partnership promotion photo appeared to show just one woman and 11 white men.

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NCAA Athletes’ Lawyers Seek $45M in Fees After Winning Pay Case

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The request is based on fees of almost $30 million for hours spent on the complex antitrust class action, multiplied by 1.5 to reflect the case’s degree of difficulty and risk.

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Webinar: #ThinkTank – The State of the Legal Industry

Webinar: #ThinkTank – The State of the Legal Industry

Webinar, April 12, 2019
High Performance Counsel will kick off its #ThinkTank series with the first quarterly briefing on the state of the legal industry on April 12, 2019.

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Reichman Jorgensen Opens in DC With ITC Leader From Finnegan

Reichman Jorgensen Opens in DC With ITC Leader From Finnegan

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Reichman Jorgensen has opened a new office in Washington, D.C., and named Christine Lehman as managing partner of the office.

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How to Best Promote ‘Best Lawyer’ Honors

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Some legal rankings and guides truly do a good job of identifying top-rate attorneys in various areas of practice, but others are simply brazen attempts to capitalize on a lawyer’s vanity in exchange for a fee, warns Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications.

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Greenberg Traurig Elevates Four Attorneys in Texas

Greenberg Traurig Elevates Four Attorneys in Texas

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The Texas offices of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have elevated Todd Basile and Adelaida Vasquez to shareholder, and Audrey Chang and Peter Lacina to of counsel.

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Suit Against Lawyers of Mormon ‘Prophet’ Revived

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Former members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have provided enough evidence of misdeeds by their old lawyers for parts of a lawsuit to proceed.

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