Career & Practice

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Misconduct By 3 Sekhon Firm Lawyers Puts Up to 700 Clients in Peril

Sekhon & Sekhon claimed a 95 percent success rate concerning more than 1,000 immigrants that the law firm helped to win political asylum in the United States.

But now up…

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Reed Smith Will Ask Nonequity Partners to Pony Up Possibly 15% of Pay

Reed Smith will give its nonequity partners a choice: Pony up a percentage of your salary or lose your partnership status.

The firm will likely ask for a contribution of…

Baker Botts Associate & Spouse Die in Fire Trying to Save Their Son, 4

When a fire broke out in their Dallas home early yesterday, Romina Lorena Mulloy and Michael Levine rushed upstairs to save their 4-year-old son.

But the couple was trapped by…

Law Firms Review Compliance Measures After Attorney Arrests in Insider Cases

Recent charges by federal authorities that three current or former BigLaw attorneys illegally made securities trades—two of them allegedly using inside information gleaned from the law firms that employed them—have…

Lawyer Called ‘Financial Serial Killer’ By Partner is Now Option 3 on FBI Hotline

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking those with information about a South Florida attorney described by a partner of his law firm as a “financial serial killer” to select…

5 Jones Day Partners in London Have Been Demoted to Counsel

Jones Day demoted five partners to counsel in its London office during 2009.

The law firm has not commented about why the demotions were made, according to Nov 13, 2009 6:55 PM CST

O’Melveny Lawyer Sounds Wistful After Settlement Scuttles Big Case Against Intel

The lead lawyer in what was supposed to have been a huge antitrust case against Intel has mixed feelings about the $1.25 billion settlement that will…

Law Firm Loyalty Is Sometimes Overrated, Consultant Says

Loyalty to a law firm is laudable—to a point, a consultant says.

Lawyers also need to consider loyalty to clients, their families and themselves, according to Frank D’Amore, founder of…

Law Firm Informant Points Finger at Lawyer for Other Lawyers in Pension Cases

A lawyer representing other lawyers in an ongoing probe of New York pensions being paid to attorneys who alleged did government legal work as private practitioners while being reported as…

FBI: Rothstein Scheme Could Top $1B; Filing: Firm Spent $1.4M in Escrow Funds

In an apparent death blow for Rothstein Rosenfeld Adler’s reported plan to reconfigure its law practice without co-founding partner and accused Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy…

Latest Baker Hostetler Growth Spurt Starts With New Office in Chicago

In the latest move in an ongoing growth strategy, Baker Hostetler has announced today the opening of a new office in Chicago.

The more than 600-attorney Ohio-based firm now lists…

Did Reporter Drop Hints of Rothstein Suspicions in ‘Puff Piece’ Article?

A columnist for the Sun-Sentinel says he had had heard “speculation and whispers” last year about Scott Rothstein, the South Florida lawyer Nov 12, 2009 4:47 PM CST

Bias Complaint Against Williams Mullen Alleges Cucumber Prank

A former case manager for the Richmond, Va.-based Williams Mullen law firm has filed a sexual harassment and discrimination complaint that claims she was subjected to derogatory remarks and a…

Law Offices Opt for Smaller Spaces and ‘More Basic’ Appointments

Law firms are shrinking in more ways than one.

Law firms are shedding employees, and their office spaces are getting smaller, causing a glut of space for rent. A report…

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