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Law Firms Weigh Retirement Rules as Baby Boomers Keep Practicing

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Some firms have mandatory retirement ages and other limits on attorneys’ practices after a certain juncture. But plenty of them don’t.

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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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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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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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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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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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IBM Watson in Quiet Talks With Law Firms to Expand AI Offerings

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The company until now has mostly focused its legal business marketing of Watson to legal departments within large corporations, Bloomberg Law reports.

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How General Counsel can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

How General Counsel can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

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Three senior in-house attorneys discussed best practices for collaborating with outside counsel during a panel discussion at Ward and Smith’s 2018 In-House Counsel Seminar, with a focus on leveraging technology, controlling legal spend, and managing succession.

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170 Top In-House Lawyers Warn They Will Direct Their Dollars to Law Firms Promoting Diversity

170 Top In-House Lawyers Warn They Will Direct Their Dollars to Law Firms Promoting Diversity

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The letter was drafted after an online photo of 12 new partners at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison drew attention because it appeared to show 11 white men and just one woman.

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New Advertising Rules Coming for Texas Lawyers, Law Firms

New Advertising Rules Coming for Texas Lawyers, Law Firms

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The requested revisions seem to streamline the rules and make them easier to understand and follow, although it will be difficult to determine the true impact until after the final language is approved and the rules are enacted.

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Yelp Doesn’t Have to Take Down Libelous Post About Lawyer, Supreme Court Rules

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a San Francisco attorney’s request Tuesday to order Yelp to take down an online denunciation by a former client.

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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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