Large Firm

2056 ABA Journal Large Firm articles.

Fired partner is accused of double billing, charging personal expenses to firm
A former Vedder Price partner in Chicago is accused in an ethics complaint of double billing for legal services and charging the firm for personal expenses.
2 BigLaw firms agree to merge this spring, making it ‘ideal for our clients’
Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to a merger that will take place April 1.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer charged with murder conspiracy in Jennifer Dulos case; Rod Rosenstein joins BigLaw

Lawyer for husband of missing woman is charged with murder conspiracy

A lawyer in Connecticut has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the disappearance of Jennifer…

BigLaw firm defends its commitment to diversity after Al Sharpton’s criticism
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is defending its diversity efforts after the Revs. Al Sharpton and Dale D. Dennis II criticized the law firm for having few racial minorities in its Wilmington, Delaware, office.
The financial costs for firms when women and minority lawyers leave

In this new episode of Asked and Answered, Ripa Rashid of Culture at Work talks to the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward about how can firms keep female and minority lawyers from leaving and the potentially high cost if and when they depart.

Top 10 ABA Journal stories of 2019

Every year, we take a look at the stories that drove the most web traffic to ABAJournal.com. In 2019, these were the articles that piqued the most interest.

Suit claims BigLaw firm took over corporate client’s finances and took advantage of its impaired CEO
A lawsuit filed Thursday claims that Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and its lawyers took advantage of a corporate CEO who was suffering from substance abuse and mental health problems.
Suit accuses BigLaw lawyer of trying to rape an admin assistant and sending her explicit photos
Fox Rothschild has fired one of its lawyers after a lawsuit accused him of trying to sexually assault a legal administrative assistant and sending her a barrage of sexually explicit texts, some of which included pictures of his penis.
Percentage of black associates in large firms finally tops 2009 level, but not by much
The percentage of black associates in major law firms finally surpassed 2009 figures this year, according to a new diversity report by the National Association for Law Placement.
BigLaw firms approve ‘merger of equals,’ creating Faegre Drinker
Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath have agreed to merge, creating a new law firm to be called Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath.
Afternoon Briefs: Missing ex-associate died in crash; Harvey Weinstein says his work has been forgotten

Missing ex-Littler associate died in a car crash

A former Littler Mendelson associate who was reported missing had died in a car crash, police in Georgia announced Friday. Demetrice Allen’s…

Judge tells lawyer who sent ‘eat a bowl of dicks’ emails the profession doesn’t need him
A show-cause hearing began badly and then got worse for a California lawyer who told opposing counsel in an email to “eat a bowl of dicks.”
BigLaw partner who said she worked 3,173 billable hours is suspended for overbilling
A BigLaw partner who relied on her assistant to create first-draft billing records based on her work product has been suspended for six months for overbilling.
Afternoon Briefs: Impeachment articles OK’d for House vote; judge’s dog-fighting remarks didn’t require recusal

House committee approves articles of impeachment

The House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, sending them to the full U.S. House of…

Need flu shots, physical therapy or counseling? BigLaw firm has an on-site clinic for that
Latham & Watkins announced Thursday that it has opened an on-site health care clinic at its Los Angeles office and will be opening another in New York in 2020.

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