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‘The Dark Overlord’ Didn’t Hack Systems, Husch Blackwell Says

‘The Dark Overlord’ Didn’t Hack Systems, Husch Blackwell Says

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The group says it has 18,000 documents that include emails and nondisclosure documents sent and received by two insurers and a Husch Blackwell predecessor firm.

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Chicago Alderman Charged in Alleged Extortion to Get Business for His Law Firm

Chicago Alderman Charged in Alleged Extortion to Get Business for His Law Firm

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The complaint details alderman Edward Burke’s repeated attempts to pressure the executives of a Texas company into hiring his law firm, Klafter & Burke.

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Munck Wilson Mandala Opens LA Office

Munck Wilson Mandala Opens LA Office

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Munck Wilson Mandala, with three offices in Texas, and The Hecker Law Group of California have joined forces to create a larger law firm with a Los Angeles office, the firm announced.

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Trial Attorney Dick Sayles Joins Bradley Law Firm to Open Dallas Office

Trial Attorney Dick Sayles Joins Bradley Law Firm to Open Dallas Office

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Texas trial attorney Richard A. “Dick” Sayles has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP to lead the firm’s new Dallas office.

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Stewart Law Group Will Host DYOB Workshop With Kate Burda & Co.

Event, Jan. 22, 2019
Stewart Law Group will host a complimentary D.Y.O.B (Drive Your Own Business) workshop on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 with Kate Burda & Co. focused on helping women-owned businesses succeed.

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Top 5 Things Corporate Counsel Want for Free from Law Firms

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In most request for proposals that deal with the overall client-law firm relationship (as opposed to a matter-specific RFP), you will see questions asking law firms about “value-added” services. By value-added, they mean free, writes Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group.

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Court Rules Law Firm’s Arbitration Provision Unconscionable

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In the case, a litigator who had been employed at Winston & Strawn sued the firm, asserting claims of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

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Thinking Like a Reporter to Promote Your Legal Case

Thinking Like a Reporter to Promote Your Legal Case

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The easier you can make it for reporters and their colleagues to do their jobs, the more likely you are to get them interested in your case, points out Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications..

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Study Finds Top Law Firms’ Male Partners Make 53% More Than Female Partners

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Most male partners don’t perceive a problem with pay differences, according the new survey.

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Supreme Court Suggests Forcing Lawyers to Pay Bar Association Dues Violates Their Free Speech

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At least 30 states require the dues, in most cases with bar associations regulating the legal profession by licensing lawyers and disciplining those who violate the rules.

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Multitask Your Legal Marketing

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Whatever your favorite cause is – whether it’s sports, politics, animals, social issues, children’s issues, or the arts – there are countless ways to indulge that passion while building your professional network.

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Firms Match Biglaw Associate Bonuses, But One Firm Raises the Bar

Firms Match Biglaw Associate Bonuses, But One Firm Raises the Bar

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Above the Law has put together a collection of reports on Biglaw’s generosity for associates, with firm after firm matching Cravath’s season-end scale of $100,000 for top associates.

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N.Y. Lawyer Gives Up License Over Commingled Client Funds

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Bloomberg Law reports that a New York lawyer who commingled his own funds with client funds in his personal bank account will no longer be practicing law.

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E-Discovery Day Observance Set for December 4

E-Discovery Day Observance Set for December 4

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This one-day industry-wide, vendor-neutral celebration, will feature an all-star lineup of complimentary in-person events and online webcasts.

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Houston Appellate Lawyer J. Stephen Barrick Named Partner at Hicks Thomas

Houston Appellate Lawyer J. Stephen Barrick Named Partner at Hicks Thomas

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Texas-based litigation boutique Hicks Thomas LLP announced that Houston appellate specialist and trial lawyer J. Stephen Barrick has been named a partner in the firm.

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Former Dewey CFO Released From Jail After His Current Firm Pays His $1M Fine

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Joel Sanders was convicted for misleading lenders and bond buyers about the firm’s finances before its 2012 collapse.

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Legal Departments Sending Less Cash to Big Law, Survey Says

Legal Departments Sending Less Cash to Big Law, Survey Says

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that corporate law departments are spending more, but less of that that money is landing in Big Law coffers, according to a new survey.

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Be Unique for Better Law Firm Marketing

Be Unique for Better Law Firm Marketing

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When your marketing efforts are met with obstacles based on time, money or other factors, one of the best and most-underutilized ways to make sure you are seen and heard is to be unique, advises Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications.

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Biglaw Widow Says Firm Bears Some of the Blame for Husband’s Suicide

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The widow of Sidley Austin partner Gabe MacConaill has some harsh words for the stress that her husband endured while working at the firm before he took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot in October.

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Law Firm Associate Signing Bonuses Take a Dive, Recruiter Finds

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Special Counsel found that the average signing bonus this year so far is about $17,000, Bloomberg Law reports.

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