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Weekly Briefs: BigLaw firm promotes 151 to partner; legal industry adds 4,300 jobs; big gifts to law schools

Legal industry gains 4,300 jobs

The legal services industry gained 4,300 jobs in September, following a gain of 4,000 jobs in August, according to seasonally adjusted and revised numbers by…

2 former BigLaw associates get suspensions for inflating hourly records

The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended two former BigLaw associates who were accused of inflating the time that they spent on cases.

What do lawyers think of the label ‘white shoe’ for law firms?

Lawyers and legal professionals are divided on whether to retain the term “white shoe” to describe the most prestigious law firms.

Perkins Coie partner resigns from firm after he is charged by special counsel

Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann resigned from the law firm after he was indicted Thursday on a charge of lying to the FBI.

Perkins Coie said in a statement that…

This BigLaw firm says it’s the first to provide free and reduced-rate Peloton content to lawyers and staffers

O’Melveny & Myers has said it’s the first law firm to sign a deal with Peloton to provide content to all U.S. lawyers and staff members through the Peloton Corporate Wellness program.

Jenner & Block settles with landlord in dispute over rent payments during pandemic

Jenner & Block has settled a rent dispute with the landlord for its Chicago building that stemmed from unused office space during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weekly Briefs: Trump sued by Capitol officers; state AG pleads no contest in fatal crash

Capitol officers sue Trump, far-right groups

Seven Capitol police officers have sued former President Donald Trump, far-right groups, Stop the Steal rally organizers and others. The Aug. 26 lawsuit alleges…

Reed Smith expects to cut 66 legal secretary jobs in voluntary separation program

Reed Smith expects to cut 44 legal secretary jobs in the United States and another 22 of those jobs in the United Kingdom in a voluntary separation program, the law firm said Wednesday.

Midlevel associates rated these firms tops for job satisfaction; survey finds hybrid work preference

Midlevel associates surveyed by the American Lawyer have ranked McDermott Will & Emery No. 1 for job satisfaction.

88 of 100 top law firms ‘undertook work that worsened climate change,’ new report says; which ones got A’s?

Only three Vault Law 100 law firms received an A grade in a new report by Law Students for Climate Accountability, while three dozen received a failing grade of F.

BigLaw partner resigns after video shot through firm window shows his romantic escapade

A partner in Allen & Overy’s London office has resigned after his romantic encounter at the office was captured in a video that has been circulating online for several months.

Former BigLaw office manager is sentenced for embezzling $425K via corporate credit card; it was 2nd offense

A former office operations manager at Morrison & Foerster was sentenced to 41 months in prison on Monday for using a law firm credit card to embezzle $425,000.

Weekly Briefs: First Black woman to clerk at SCOTUS dies; judge allows Dominion defamation suits

Trailblazing lawyer Karen Hastie Williams dies at 76

Lawyer Karen Hastie Williams died last month at age 76. She was the first Black woman to clerk at the U.S. Supreme…

These BigLaw firms plan to mandate vaccines; 2 will deactivate building IDs for noncompliance

Updated: Several BigLaw firms plan to require coronavirus vaccines for those returning to the office, including two firms with a get-tough policy for noncompliance.

This New York attorney uses TikTok to shed light on lawyer life

Unhappy young lawyers often share a common lament: “If only I’d known what being a lawyer was really like.” It’s easy to understand the disconnect. After all, TV shows, movies and the media focus primarily on the endgame—the trial, the closing, the conviction. There’s rarely much about the day-to-day legal work leading up to that big moment—assuming there is one at all. Cecillia X. Xie is out to change that.

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