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Biglaw Firm Throws Partner Under the Bus After Fox News Appearance

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Newsweek reports that Colwin apologized on Twitter, saying she hadn’t meant to “trivialize or minimize the impact of sexual harassment on any victims.

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Law Firms Jacking Up Rates, Demand Flat, Citi Survey Finds

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The Citi survey of 183 law firms found that revenue growth fell to 3.6 percent through the first three quarters, down from 3.7 percent at this time last year, Bloomberg reports.

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Stay Ahead of Best Lawyer Lists This Holiday Season

Stay Ahead of Best Lawyer Lists This Holiday Season

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Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications offers some advice for law firms that want to stand out in the upcoming new compilations of  best-lawyer lists.

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Dallas-Based Locke Lord Fined for Ethics Violations, “Acting Without Integrity”

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Dallas-based law firm Locke Lord has received the largest fine ever levied by the profession’s U.K. regulatory body, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, reports The Global Legal Post.

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Super Lawyer Boies Entangled in Intrigue Over Weinstein; Times Fires His Firm

Super Lawyer Boies Entangled in Intrigue Over Weinstein; <i>Times</i> Fires His Firm

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David Boies hired private detectives who sought to identify accusers and undermine The New York Times‘s news coverage of their claims, at the same time his firm was representing the newspaper.

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Foley Looks to Texas, Mexico Markets with Gardere Merger Talks

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it seems Foley might be very interested in moving into the hopping Texas and Mexico markets, both areas where the 19-office Foley has no presence today,” according to Above the Law.

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Akerman Once Again Distinguished by Chambers Latin America

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Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm, has been recognized by Chambers as being among the world’s leading law firms in Latin America, with lawyers handling complex disputes and transactions throughout the region.

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Alternative Fee Arrangements With Outside Firms Level Off

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The inherent unpredictability of many types of dispute could be placing a ceiling on the proportion of matters where both parties feel confident operating under an AFA, according to the 2017 Litigation Trends Annual Survey.

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When it Comes to Business Development, Have a Plan, Start Small

When it Comes to Business Development, Have a Plan, Start Small

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For those lawyers who are intimidated by the prospect of marketing themselves, Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications offers some advice: Have a plan, and start small.

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Fired Associate Takes Plea Deal In Biglaw Extortion Charge

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Above the Law reports that Michael Potere accepted the deal that included dismissal of an underlying indictments that included a charge of extortion. That charge carried a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

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Making Law Firm Wins Stand Out Among the Crowd

Making Law Firm Wins Stand Out Among the Crowd

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It’s important to have in place an effective strategy and well-executed plan aimed at prolonging your win and making sure the right people know about it, points out Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications.

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Yes, Overtime Laws Apply To Law Firms

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A pair of lawsuits allege two Florida law firms failed to pay administrative workers proper overtime wages in compliance with the Fair Labor Standard Act, reports Above the Law.

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7 Steps to Creating a Law Firm Newsletter Clients Look Forward to Reading

7 Steps to Creating a Law Firm Newsletter Clients Look Forward to Reading

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Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications offers some advice on the best practices for publishing law firm newsletter.

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BigLaw is Doomed If Clients Refuse to Pay for Associates

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Some general counsel are starting to push back against big law firms charging $400 an hour for the work of associates, writes Joe Patrice for Above the Law.

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Building Your Legal Practice with Personal Networking in an Hour or Less

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Bruce Vincent, writing on the website of Muse Communications, says the “problem” with personal networking for a lot of people, attorneys included, can be traced to a perceived lack of time or, in some instances, a simple, but common, fear of social situations or public speaking. Fortunately, those obstacles can be overcome with a little planning, and the results are well worth it.

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Biglaw Firm Announces Hundreds Of Buyouts And Layoffs, Almost 500 Affected

Biglaw Firm Announces Hundreds Of Buyouts And Layoffs, Almost 500 Affected

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Above the Law reports that Hogan Lovells recently decided to offer “voluntary retirement” packages to about 400 of its senior business support staff members in the U.S.

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Big New York Law Firm Faces Questions on Work With Manafort

Big New York Law Firm Faces Questions on Work With Manafort

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The Justice Department recently asked law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for information and documents related to its work on behalf of a client of Paul Manafort, reports The New York Times.

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2017 Litigation Finance Survey Shows Continued Growth

2017 Litigation Finance Survey Shows Continued Growth

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Global finance firm Burford Capital announced the results of its 2017 Litigation Finance Survey of lawyers and financial professionals at law firms and companies in the US, UK and Australia. The independent research builds on prior surveys commissioned by Burford to study third-party funding of commercial litigation and arbitration.

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Squire Patton Boggs Fights for Domain Name With Chinese Imitator

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World Trademark Review reports that a Chinese company appears to be practicing law using the same name and logo as that of the established firm Squire Patton Boggs, promoting its practice on a website located at squirepattonboggs.net.

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Which Biglaw Firms Are Doing Right By Their Staff?

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Above the Law follows up on an earlier report on the disparity of benefits offered to staff members of big law firms, compared to those offered to lawyers, this time with a focus on family leave.

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