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Yes, Overtime Laws Apply To Law Firms

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A pair of lawsuits allege two Florida law firms failed to pay administrative workers proper overtime wages in compliance with the Fair Labor Standard Act, reports Above the Law.

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BigLaw is Doomed If Clients Refuse to Pay for Associates

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Some general counsel are starting to push back against big law firms charging $400 an hour for the work of associates, writes Joe Patrice for Above the Law.

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Biglaw Firm Announces Hundreds Of Buyouts And Layoffs, Almost 500 Affected

Biglaw Firm Announces Hundreds Of Buyouts And Layoffs, Almost 500 Affected

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Above the Law reports that Hogan Lovells recently decided to offer “voluntary retirement” packages to about 400 of its senior business support staff members in the U.S.

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2017 Litigation Finance Survey Shows Continued Growth

2017 Litigation Finance Survey Shows Continued Growth

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Global finance firm Burford Capital announced the results of its 2017 Litigation Finance Survey of lawyers and financial professionals at law firms and companies in the US, UK and Australia. The independent research builds on prior surveys commissioned by Burford to study third-party funding of commercial litigation and arbitration.

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Which Biglaw Firms Are Doing Right By Their Staff?

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Above the Law follows up on an earlier report on the disparity of benefits offered to staff members of big law firms, compared to those offered to lawyers, this time with a focus on family leave.

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Examine Trends in Spin-Off Activity

Examine Trends in Spin-Off Activity

Event, Oct. 10, 2017
Bloomberg BNA will host an event in San Francisco dedicated to understanding, preparing for, and benefiting from spin-offs.

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Some Houston Big Law Firms Spared Worst of Harvey’s Damage

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While Big Law firms with Houston offices are still in recovery mode from Hurricane Harvey, many firms with downtown offices were spared the worst of the record-breaking storm’s damage, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Just Released: 2017 Law Firm Benchmarking Report

Just Released: 2017 Law Firm Benchmarking Report

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The Exterro benchmarking report discusses how a small subset of innovative law firms are beating their competition by redefining their legal processes to increase client satisfaction and revenue.

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Law Firm Boots Partner Who Owned Neo-Nazi Record Label

Law Firm Boots Partner Who Owned Neo-Nazi Record Label

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Aaron Davis, a partner in the Minneapolis law firm Patterson Thuente, was placed on leave after the firm learned that Davis owned a neo-Nazi record label.

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Rule #1 for Dealing with the Media: Assume You’re On the Record

Rule #1 for Dealing with the Media: Assume You’re On the Record

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Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications offers a reminder about the First Rule of Dealing with the Media: Assume you are on the record.

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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

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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

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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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