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Vault Releases List: Top 100 Law Firms for Prestige for 2018

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Vault based its ranking on scores from nearly 18,000 law firm associates surveyed earlier this year, who were asked to rate law firms on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige.

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GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

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Marsh & McLennan Companies’ GC now requires the company’s biggest outside law firms to use an anti-hacking electronic communication technology known as Transport Layer Security, according to a report from Bloomberg Law.

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ConnectLive 2017 London Scheduled in London

Event, June 27-28, 2017
ConnectLive London 2017 will bring together iManage customers including CIOs, IT professionals, technical architects, legal administrators and professional services firm executives to learn and share ideas on how professional work is changing and how the management of work product is adapting in response to those changes.

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Dechert Lets Multiple Associates Go After Performance Reviews

Dechert Lets Multiple Associates Go After Performance Reviews

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Dechert’s announcement this week that it has laid off several associates after a round of performance reviews may signal a boldness and lack of concern for public criticism that could spell trouble across the industry, writes Joe Patrice for Above the Law.

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At Lunch With David Boies, 20 Years After His Departure From Cravath

At Lunch With David Boies, 20 Years After His Departure From Cravath

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Above the Law profiles legendary litigator David Boies, 20 years after he left Biglaw to found his own firm.

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Managing Partners Say Their Lawyers Are Underperforming and Slow to Change

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One of the findings is that business is moving in-house, and managing partners recognize that: 67.9 percent of respondents said they are already losing business to in-house legal departments.

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Invitation: Summer Legal Conference, Berlin

Invitation: Summer Legal Conference, Berlin

Event, July 23-29, 2017
The CLE-qualified sessions will feature a diverse group of speakers, including a broad range of nationalities, backgrounds and ages, according to Knowledge Nomads.

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Biglaw Firm Lays Off Associates, Staff and Partners

Biglaw Firm Lays Off Associates, Staff and Partners

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One source who was briefed on the layoffs said the downsizing affects 40 lawyers, including associates and counsel, as well as 27 staff members, reports Bloomberg’s Casey Sullivan.

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Fear of Career Damage Led Woman to Sue Proskauer Anonymously

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that Proskauer Rose has become the latest Big Law firm to be hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit by a female partner.

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Planning Key to Handling the Death of a High-Profile Attorney

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Failing to take a few necessary steps when a prominent member of the law firm dies is a recipe for potential confusion and consternation among the attorneys at your firm, the firm’s clients, and, importantly, the lawyer’s family, writes Bruce Vincent for Muse Communications.

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BigLaw Headhunter’s Sexist Rant Leads to Apology, Leave of Absence

BigLaw Headhunter’s Sexist Rant Leads to Apology, Leave of Absence

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The managing director of a BigLaw recruiting firm somehow managed to describe “most legal recruiters” as women who “are quite attractive and fit,” as well as “a little ditzy and [who do] not have the other sorts of qualifications that would make them qualified for the job,” reports Above the Law.

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Five Takeaways From Annual BigLaw Financial Report

Five Takeaways From Annual BigLaw Financial Report

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Bloomberg Law has put together a summary of five takeaways from Thursday’s release of The American Lawyer’s annual report on the top 100 law firms, ranked by gross revenue.

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The Repeat Ethical Offenders of Social Media

The Repeat Ethical Offenders of Social Media

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There are three types of social media violators that all lawyers should know about and avoid emulating: the double agent, the rebel, and the frenemy, writes Christina DiPinto of Muse Communications.

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U.S. District Judge Sounds Off on Law Firms’ High Billing Rates

U.S. District Judge Sounds Off on Law Firms’ High Billing Rates

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The invisible hand of the free market hasn’t been able to exert much control over law firm billing rates, U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said at a Cardozo School of Law panel discussion about the high cost of the legal system, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Companies Use Diversity Data to Hold Law Firms Accountable

Companies Use Diversity Data to Hold Law Firms Accountable

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Facebook’s new policy comes on the heels of HP’s announcement in February that it would start withholding fees from law firms that don’t meet diversity requirements,” reports Bloomberg Law.

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BigLaw Layoff Watch: 60 Staff Positions Across 22 U.S. Offices

BigLaw Layoff Watch: 60 Staff Positions Across 22 U.S. Offices

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Above the Law is reporting on another big layoff of BigLaw staff, asking the question: Has the Great Associate Pay Raise of 2016 ushered in the Not-So-Great Staff Layoffs of 2017?

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Boosting Legal Marketing Through Targeted Emails

Boosting Legal Marketing Through Targeted Emails

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One of the most effective tools for lawyers to attract the attention of referral sources can be found in a well-orchestrated email campaign, writes Bruce Vincent in a blog post for Muse Communications.

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Norton Rose and Chadbourne to Combine in Latest Merger of Large Law Firms

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The combination of Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke will create a single entity with more than 4,000 lawyers and expected annual revenue almost $2 billion, The New York Times reports.

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How to Use Content Marketing to Grow Your Small Law Firm

How to Use Content Marketing to Grow Your Small Law Firm

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Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications explains some of the main concepts of content marketing and discuss how it can be a potent tool for solos and small law firms with limited marketing budgets.

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HP GC to Law Firms: Meet Diversity Mandate or Forfeit Up to 10% of Fees

HP GC to Law Firms: Meet Diversity Mandate or Forfeit Up to 10% of Fees

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The general counsel of HP has informed its outside law firms that the company may withhold up to 10 percent of invoiced fees for failure to meet its diversity standards, reports the ABA Journal.

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