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Biglaw Firm Pushing Out Senior Associates

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Associates were told they weren’t partner or counsel material, given only a portion of their bonus and told they had six months to find another job.

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Biglaw Firm to Pay $4.6 Million in Case Tied to Manafort and Ukraine

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As part of the settlement, the law firm agreed to register retroactively as a foreign agent for Ukraine in addition to paying the government $4.6 million, reports The New York Times.

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Big Law Partner Fired After Accusations of Overbilling

Big Law Partner Fired After Accusations of Overbilling

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Neal Gerber has refunded $150,000 to a group of more than 100 clients, and Kirkland & Ellis also decided to refund fees.

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A Banner Year for Law Firms? A Different Take on the 2019 Citi Report

A Banner Year for Law Firms? A Different Take on the 2019 Citi Report

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Legal consultant Mark A. Cohen takes a close look at the 2019 Citi Hildebrandt Client Advisory.

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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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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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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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Fewer Lawsuits for Corporations, But More Oversight on Data andTax Risk

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Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey polled 365 senior corporate counsel representing US-based organizations on disputes-related issues and concerns.

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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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New Survey Rates Big Law Policies to Build Gender Equality

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A new survey aims to move forward the conversation about equality in Biglaw by examining which firms are taking key steps to close persistent gender gaps.

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Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients

Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients

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General counsels’ offices have been expressing renewed concern about whether even the biggest law firms are adequately protecting highly sensitive data.

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Foley & Lardner Hit With Cybersecurity Incident

Foley & Lardner Hit With Cybersecurity Incident

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Foley & Lardner LLP experienced a cybersecurity incident earlier this month, but said there was “no unauthorized access to client data.”

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Biglaw Firm Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit That Alleged Attorney Called Assistant ‘Our Slave’

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Above the Law reports that the Biglaw firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath has settled a racial discrimination case filed against them earlier this year.

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Vexed by Budget Uncertainty? When – and How – to Use Fixed Fees

Vexed by Budget Uncertainty? When – and How – to Use Fixed Fees

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Lurking in every legal department budget is a giant uncertainty: the outside counsel spend, warns a post on the website of Xakia.

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