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Biglaw Leaders Denounce Trump’s Rhetoric On Charlottesville

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Several large law firms have spoken out against President Trump’s remarks following the Charlottesville violence, reports Above the Law.

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Amplification Works for Women Lawyers Beyond Meetings

Amplification Works for Women Lawyers Beyond Meetings

Insight
Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications discusses the practice of amplification: when a woman makes a key point, other women repeat it, giving credit to its author.

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A Step Backwards for Financial Transparency in BigLaw

A Step Backwards for Financial Transparency in BigLaw

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David Lat of Above the Law writes about a BigLaw firm’s move back from providing financial transparency.

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Top Biglaw Firm Offers Signing Bonuses to Summer Associates

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Above the Law reports that Andrews Kurth has offered a $3,500 bonus to their outgoing 1L summer associates if they accept their offers to return to the firm for their 2L summers within two weeks.

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Participation Requested: 2nd Annual Law Firm Benchmarking Report

Participation Requested: 2nd Annual Law Firm Benchmarking Report

Survey
Exterro is conducting its 2nd Annual Law Firm Benchmarking Survey on law firms’ legal processes, specifically relating to project management practices and e-discovery services.

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Merger With Norton Rose Means No More Chadbourne & Parke

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Above the Law reports that the combined firm, which will operate under the Norton Rose Fulbright name, has about 1,000 lawyers in the U.S. , with roughly 300 of them in New York City alone.

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DLA Piper Victim of Massive Malware Attack

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The Petya virus has been spreading, locking companies out of their networks and demanding a ransom in cryptocurrency to unlock them, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Class Action Accuses Steptoe & Johnson of Gender Bias

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Ji-In Houck of Los Angeles says her starting pay at the firm as a contract attorney was barely half the $165,000 that inexperienced male lawyers made – though she had experience in civil litigation.

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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

Profile
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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