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2 more law firms announce pay cuts; are they a stopgap measure before layoffs?

Two more law firms announced pay cuts in the past week, marking a third slow week of bad news. But the worst could be yet to come.

Former BigLaw paralegal claims she was fired for reporting comment about too-tight pants
A paralegal has filed a retaliation lawsuit against McGuireWoods that claims that she was fired for reporting an office administrator’s complaint about the pants that she was wearing.
Just 1 BigLaw firm makes the news for pay cuts in past week
Days after announcing a voluntary leave program, Troutman Sanders revealed it is going a step further with pay cuts for lawyers and staff members.
At least 3 BigLaw firms charge more than $1K per hour for top associates
At least three large law firms are charging more than $1,000 per hour for bankruptcy work by senior associates, court filings indicate.
Afternoon Briefs: Jenner & Block in COVID-19 rent dispute; more malpractice claims likely

Jenner & Block is sued in dispute over rent during pandemic

The Chicago landlord for Jenner & Block has filed a lawsuit alleging that the law firm owes more than…

Which law firms laid off lawyers and cut pay this past week? The announcements slow to a trickle
For weeks, larger law firms have been announcing layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts. The impact is widespread, with the legal services sector losing 64,000 jobs in April.
These law firms were named as top family- and female-friendly workplaces by Yale Law Women
Yale Law Women’s latest report on top law firms for gender and family friendliness is taking a new approach, with more categories and more opportunities to acknowledge law firms.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge trims bias claims against Jones Day; was Roe plaintiff paid to switch sides?

Judge winnows claims in sex bias suit against Jones Day

U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss has tossed some claims and allowed others in a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by former…

Bankruptcy partner returns to Kirkland after leaving to pursue musical interests
Former Kirkland & Ellis bankruptcy partner Jeffrey Gettleman returned to the firm in late March, about a year and a half after retiring from the firm to pursue his musical interests.
Afternoon Briefs: Open-industry legal platform tested; panel considers future of California bar exam

Tech platform pioneered by 3 law firms will synchronize legal projects

Three law firms have pioneered a new open-industry platform called Lupl to collaborate with corporate clients on complex legal…

75% of associates surveyed say job security and pay cuts are top worry; who got hit this week?

As reports build of pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs at law firms, it’s understandable that associates are concerned. Now, a new survey of 1,335 associates quantifies the extent of their worries.

Did Kirkland partner write ‘This isn’t a gravy train’ email? Only part of it ‘sounds genuine,’ he says
A Kirkland & Ellis partner in Houston appeared to be in a huff in an email chastising associates who are “hiding” from work.
Afternoon Briefs: Bar exam pass rate hits new low in California; Ben & Jerry’s ‘happy cows’ suit tossed

California’s February bar exam pass rate drops to less than 27%

The pass rate for California’s February 2020 bar exam was 26.8%, which, according to the Recorder, is a record…

Afternoon Briefs: Sen. Ted Cruz supports salon owner released from jail; LegalMatch defeats TRO bid

Salon owner wins release after she is jailed for defying TRO

A Dallas salon owner jailed for contempt after she ignored a temporary restraining owner to close her business was…

IT manager’s age-bias suit says he was falsely accused and fired by BigLaw firm
A 62-year-old IT manager at Shearman & Sterling alleges in an age-bias lawsuit that he was wrongly accused of taking vendor kickbacks and fired without further explanation.

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