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BigLaw partner is no longer listed on firm website after accusation of misrepresentation to federal court
A partner at Littler Mendelson in its Atlanta office is no longer listed on the law firm’s website after a company claimed that it was thrown “under the bus” because of the lawyer’s misrepresentation to a federal court.
This former attorney general now bills for BigLaw at nearly $2,300 per hour
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is billing at $2,295 as a partner at Covington & Burling, according to a contract that the firm signed with a public university.
Judge rules retirement accounts of former BigLaw lawyer can be tapped for $10.4M restitution order
A federal judge in New York City has ruled against a former income partner with Katten Muchin Rosenman in the federal government’s bid to garnish his retirement accounts to help pay a $10.4 million restitution order.
Top state court deadlocks on fiduciary exception to attorney-client privilege in K&L Gates case
A deadlocked Pennsylvania Supreme Court was unable to decide last week whether trust beneficiaries are entitled to legal billing statements and other lawyer communications with the trustee under a fiduciary exemption to attorney-client privilege.
Greenberg Traurig leaders begin RV tour to visit firm’s 30 US offices
Leaders of Greenberg Traurig are taking outreach seriously.
This firm takes top spot for its COVID-19 response, Yale Law Women says; which others took top honors?
Yale Law Women has named the top 2021 law firms for gender equity, inclusion and family-friendly practices in a number of categories, including the best law firm for a COVID-19 response and the best law firm for racial justice contributions.
Holland & Knight in merger talks to create 1,600-lawyer firm; does it portend ‘next wave’ of mergers?
Holland & Knight and Thompson & Knight are discussing a merger that could close this summer, the law firms announced Friday.
Afternoon Briefs: Slower-paying law students wait-listed; ‘tiger mom’ law prof back in the news

Law school wait-lists students who finished late in deposit race

The University of Notre Dame’s law school is facing criticism for putting pressure on would-be law students to make their…

Former death row inmate thanks God and his lawyers for his release after 30-plus years in prison
A former death row inmate in Florida told reporters Thursday that he thanked God and his legal team for his release from prison.
Afternoon Briefs: DA wants to vacate 90 drug convictions; BigLaw firm targeted by law student climate group

90 convictions could be vacated after detective is charged

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez in New York says his office has lost confidence in 27 felony and 63 misdemeanor convictions…

BigLaw firm must face suit alleging it broke promise to retain lawyer as long as she ‘performed as an average associate’
A California appeals court has revived a lawsuit alleging that Drinker Biddle & Reath broke its promise to retain a lawyer as long as she "performed as an average associate."
Afternoon Briefs: Final 4 justices named in SCOTUSblog brackets; law firms open Northern California offices

SCOTUSblog releases final 4 justices

SCOTUSblog readers have narrowed down the list of justices in the running for the greatest U.S. Supreme Court justice of all time. The March Madness-style…

Womble Bond Dickinson sees savings opportunity in flexible work, aims to cut office space by up to 50%
Womble Bond Dickinson aims to reduce square footage for U.S. offices by up 50% as lawyers and staff members spend more time working from home.
Polsinelli’s commitment to diversity was ‘mere pretense,’ alleges gay ousted partner in bias suit
A former bankruptcy partner at Polsinelli claims that the firm denied him associate and administrative support, lowered his compensation, de-equitized his partnership, and replaced him with a younger, heterosexual woman, all because of his sexual orientation and age.
Suit alleges BigLaw firm used LexisNexis product to inflate bills for flat-fee legal research
A corporate litigant disputing the legal bill charged by Squire Patton Boggs has filed a third-party complaint alleging that LexisNexis helped the law firm inflate its fees.

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