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Skadden Beefs Up Its White-Collar Criminal Defense Team

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is adding another litigator to its white-collar criminal defense practice with the acquisition of Michele Roberts.

Recently the law firm has “pulled in a…

Ex-Ice Miller Associate Files ERISA Suit, Says Disability Payments re Motorcycle Accident Botched

A former associate of Ice Miller has filed an ERISA suit against the Indianapolis-based law firm contending that it messed up the long-term disability payments he was supposed to receive…

Supreme Court to Decide if Sullivan & Cromwell’s Mailroom Mix-Up Bars Capital Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a mailroom mix-up at Sullivan & Cromwell that resulted in a missed deadline bars the habeas appeal of a death row…

Law Firms Need to Act More Like Businesses and Hire Accordingly, Prof Says

Law firms need to start acting more like businesses, a management professor says, and they could start by hiring “business-savvy nonlawyers” for leadership roles.

Writing for the Mar 21, 2011 12:42 PM CDT

Three Letters—LLP—Helped Spur Howrey’s Downfall, Columnist Says

Updated: The conventional wisdom is that Howrey failed because of a quick expansion and partner dissatisfaction spurred by fluctuating profits and a lack of transparency.

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Warren Christopher, Lawyer and Ex-Secretary of State, Dies at Age 85

Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher has died at the age of 85.

The cause of death was kidney and bladder cancer, according to an announcement by Christopher’s law firm,…

Associate Lateral Hires Jumped 61 Percent Last Year

After lateral hiring stalled at law firms in 2009, it got a big jump start in 2010.

Lateral hiring increased by 38 percent last year, mostly fueled by a 61…

BigLaw Partner as Plaintiff Wins Multimillion-Dollar Verdict in Suit over Oil Company Sale

A Vinson & Elkins bankruptcy partner had a court win in Houston on Tuesday that could add $116 million to his bank account.

D. Bobbitt Noel Jr. was a plaintiff…

Several BigLaw Firms Close Their Tokyo Offices for Now; Others Embrace Telecommuting

Several large U.S. law firms have temporarily closed their offices in Tokyo, while others that didn’t formally shut down are helping their personnel who want to work elsewhere.

Executives at…

What to Do with 9,000 Abandoned Cases in One County? Chief Judge Isn’t Sure, Researches Options

Lawyers aren’t supposed to stop working on cases without filing motions to withdraw.

But that’s what attorney David J. Stern reportedly has said he plans to do, at the end…

Consultant: Howrey Didn’t Have to Fail, Despite Low-Paid Partners; New Jobs for 18 More Lawyers

Howrey didn’t have to fail, a consultant tells the American Lawyer.

But low pay, as the firm’s income plummeted over the past two years, exacerbated a crisis…

DLA Piper Opens Wilmington, Del., Office With 10-Lawyer Team from Edwards Angell

It isn’t easy for out-of-state lawyers to get admitted to practice, even temporarily, in Delaware.

So, tired of hiring local counsel on a regular basis, megafirm DLA Piper is opening…

As Howrey Closes, 32-Lawyer Team Heads to Baker Botts, Another 40 Go to Winston & Strawn

As Howrey calls it a day, the firm’s remaining lawyers are packing their bags.

Among them, a 32-attorney antitrust team including former vice chairman Sean F.X. Boland, the co-head of…

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