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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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Above the Law’s Outside Counsel Rankings: GCs Reveal Their Go-To Firms

Above the Law’s Outside Counsel Rankings: GCs Reveal Their Go-To Firms

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Approximately 1,000 in-house lawyers — from nearly 500 companies and more than 40 cities — responded with evaluations of their outside law firms.

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How to Build a Top-Flight Law Firm Newsletter

How to Build a Top-Flight Law Firm Newsletter

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Consistent email communications with a firm’s existing network can help raise the firm’s stature and reputation as thought leaders

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If He Returns to Big Law, Robert Mueller Could Expect Lucrative Partnership

If He Returns to Big Law, Robert Mueller Could Expect Lucrative Partnership

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Some legal recruiters see $5 million annually as a starting point for Robert Mueller’s compensation in Biglaw.

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Texas Supreme Court Ruling on Attorney-Client Privilege Can Benefit Insurers

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The ruling is significant to Texas because it aligns the state with the federal rules on expert disclosure and production.

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Law Firm Sues Associate Who Quit After 1 Year

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Above the Law reports on a law firm’s breach-of-contract lawsuit against an associate who wants to leave the firm.

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The KonMari Method to Effective Law Firm Marketing

The KonMari Method to Effective Law Firm Marketing

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Legal marketers can take a cue from Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo, whose KonMari method essentially boils down to taking stock of everything you own and then eliminating whatever fails to bring you joy, writes Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications.

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Firings and Lawsuits Follow Discovery of Secret Bugging Devices at Law Firm; ‘Very John Grisham’

Firings and Lawsuits Follow Discovery of Secret Bugging Devices at Law Firm; ‘Very John Grisham’

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The discovery of hidden cameras, microphones and recording equipment in a Florida law firm has led to firings, lawsuits and the departure of a name partner, according to The Palm Beach Post.

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Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler Announces New Name

Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler Announces New Name

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Personal injury and commercial litigation law firm Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler, LLP, announced the addition of new name partner Laura Benitez Geisler, current president of the Dallas Bar Association.

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MoFo Faces Overbilling Lawsuit Alleging ‘A Billing Feeding Frenzy’

MoFo Faces Overbilling Lawsuit Alleging ‘A Billing Feeding Frenzy’

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Plaintiffs allege that Morrison & Foerster had 34 different timekeepers bill 669 hours at a cost of $484,321 during a two-month period.

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Ex-Winston Lawyer Can’t Be Forced to Arbitrate Job Claims

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that a former Winston & Strawn LLP intellectual property attorney can litigate—and can’t be forced to arbitrate—her pay, bias, and retaliation claims.

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AZA Names Four New Partners in Commercial and IP Litigation

AZA Names Four New Partners in Commercial and IP Litigation

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Scott W. Clark, Ryan Hackney, Michael McBride, and Jane Langdell Robinson, are promoted to partner effective Jan. 28.

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Amid Growing Scandal, MoFo Launches Investigation Into Partner Justin Fairfax

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The Morrison & Foerster partner is taking a leave of absence, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN.

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Finding (Mostly) Free Tools for a DIY Legal Marketing Program

Finding (Mostly) Free Tools for a DIY Legal Marketing Program

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If you’re looking to juice up your online presence, these tools can help save time and create a clean, professional look in all your marketing efforts.

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