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Sullivan & Cromwell’s history with FTX draws scrutiny as it racks up bankruptcy fees

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has alleged that Sullivan & Cromwell lawyers made him the fall guy in the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange while downplaying its work for the company.

Pillsbury confirms merger talks with this law firm

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman confirmed Thursday that it is discussing a possible merger with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan after the latter law firm failed to reach a merger deal with Nixon Peabody.

‘Precruiting’ and ‘exploding offers’ create stress for law students seeking summer associate jobs

An increasing number of BigLaw firms are recruiting students for summer associate programs before the formal on-campus interviewing process, a practice dubbed “precruiting.”

2 partners ‘repeatedly hounded’ attorney, making her job impossible, $20M sexual harassment suit says

Updated: A former international corporate attorney at Polsinelli has alleged that she experienced “callous gaslighting” and retaliation by the law firm when she complained about sexual harassment by two influential senior partners.

Weekly Briefs: Judge rules against DACA fix; Paul Weiss goes on hiring spree

New rulemaking doesn’t save DACA

A new administrative rule intended to “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program doesn’t cure its illegality, according to a Sept.…

Former BigLaw partner temporarily barred from courthouse should be suspended, board says

An Illinois hearing board has recommended suspension for a former federal prosecutor and Polsinelli shareholder who was temporarily barred from the criminal courthouse in Chicago and held in criminal contempt of court four times.

Weekly Briefs: MoFo changes DEI fellowship; X reacts to BigLaw partner at Burning Man festival

MoFo expands DEI fellowship after suit

Morrison & Foerster has changed the eligibility criteria for a diversity, equity and inclusion fellowship after being sued by a conservative activist who…

$4.5M BigLaw firm settlement in investor case should be approved, magistrate judge says

A federal magistrate judge is recommending approval of an agreement in which Davis Wright Tremaine would pay $4.5 million to settle a proposed class action lawsuit claiming that it aided the sales of fraudulent real estate securities.

Ex-BigLaw partner shown in tirade videos sues influencer for allegedly destroying his career

A former Greenberg Traurig partner has sued a social media influencer for allegedly posting “false, defamatory and misleading videos” that sought to depict him as an abusive father and spouse.

Weekly Briefs: Top firms named for female equity partners; Trump inflated net worth by $2.2B, motion says

These law firms ranked best for female equity partners

Three large law firms are reporting that more than 33% of their equity partners are women, according to Law360 Pulse’s 2023…

Sexual harassment accusers are ‘scorned former lovers,’ onetime law prof’s suit says

A George Mason University law professor who resigned in August following sexual harassment allegations says in a lawsuit two of his accusers are “scorned former lovers.”

Kirkland & Ellis must face ex-associate’s sex bias claims, federal court says

A former associate in the intellectual property litigation group at Kirkland & Ellis in San Francisco can move forward with her sex discrimination lawsuit against the law firm, a federal judge in California ruled Wednesday.

Activist who succeeded in ending affirmative action targets law firms’ diversity efforts

A conservative activist who led the campaign against affirmative action in college admissions is suing two major law firms for fellowships that they offer to increase diversity in the legal profession.

General counsel respond to BigLaw attorneys’ concern over extreme client demands

BigLaw attorneys cite unreasonable or excessive demands from clients as a primary reason for their stress and anxiety, according to a survey by the American Lawyer on mental health in the legal profession.

Weekly Briefs: Fired reporter drops Dechert suit; Hunter Biden’s lawyer resigns

Fired reporter drops suit against Dechert

A reporter who said he was fired from the Wall Street Journal because of information released in a “hack-and-smear operation” has dropped his lawsuit…

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