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Milbank smashes the associate pay scale with yet another raise

Milbank announced Thursday that it is raising associate pay by $10,000 to $20,000, depending on class year, a move that cracks the scale set just last year.

Cooley is praised for refusing to fire associate disliked by Elon Musk because of past SEC work

Cooley has reportedly refused to fire an associate at the behest of its client Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, and it is apparently losing some Tesla business as a result, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

Ropes & Gray is accused of ‘unrelenting’ workload that caused UK barrister’s meltdown at work

A London barrister has sued Ropes & Gray for an alleged “unrelenting” workload that left her unable to continue with her career.

The 2021 class of summer associates was ‘most diverse ever measured in every way,’ new NALP report says

The percentage of summer associates of color in major U.S. law firms increased by nearly 5 percentage points in 2021, increasing to 41.34%, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement.

Some law firms push back dates for return to office amid omicron concerns

The omicron coronavirus variant is leading some BigLaw firms to push back a return to the office or even to tell employees to stay home—for now.

Kramer Levin lawyers are sanctioned for ‘vitriolic and unsubstantiated’ anti-Semitism claims

A federal judge has sanctioned three lawyers from Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel for “vitriolic and unsubstantiated allegations” that the opposing counsel resorted to anti-Semitic stereotypes to influence jurors.

Judge slams Davis Wright for failing to mention settled, adverse caselaw, orders $40K in sanctions

A federal judge has ordered Davis Wright Tremaine and one of its partners to pay more than $40,000 in sanctions for failing to mention “long-standing, settled caselaw” that barred the court from issuing an injunction sought by the law firm.

This BigLaw firm is the first to allow its lawyers to work from home indefinitely

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan announced Monday that it will allow all its lawyers in the United States to work from home indefinitely.

Weekly Briefs: Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to federal charge; Goodwin pushes back return-to-office date

Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to federal civil rights charge

Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating the civil rights of George Floyd,…

Cybersquatters are using Debevoise’s name to steal personal information, suit alleges

Updated: Debevoise & Plimpton has claimed in a lawsuit that cybersquatters are using its name in an attempt to profit from ads and seek sensitive information in phishing schemes.

As a slew of BigLaw firms match bonuses, some boutique firms join the pack

Some boutique law firms are matching or even surpassing BigLaw’s year-end associate bonus scale of up to $115,000 for the most senior associates.

BigLaw firm cancels holiday parties after gathering apparently leads to COVID-19 outbreak

Latham & Watkins will cancel "further indoor holiday parties" after multiple people tested positive for COVID-19 following a Dec. 2 party hosted by the law firm’s New York corporate department, according to a Latham spokesperson.

Former BigLaw attorney gets jail time for bank robberies

A former Greenberg Traurig lawyer was sentenced to 40 months in prison after pleading guilty to two bank robberies and three attempted bank robberies in South Florida.

Cravath, first to announce year-end bonuses, is among the firms matching Davis Polk’s special bonuses

Cravath, Swaine & Moore—the first law firm to announce year-end associate bonuses of up to $115,000—has matched additional special bonuses being paid by Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Some BigLaw firms are offering jobs to experienced associates without conducting interviews

Several major law firms in the United States and Europe are offering jobs to associates without interviewing them, according to a story by Law.com.

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