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2139 ABA Journal Large Firm articles.

In expansion push, Dentons announces combination with law firm of nearly 100 lawyers
In its push to become the first truly national U.S. law firm, 10,000-plus lawyer firm Dentons has announced that it is combining with Utah firm Durham Jones & Pinegar.
Wife of ‘third founder of Google’ accuses Morrison & Foerster of ‘betrayal’ in divorce
The wife of Scott Hassan, a tech entrepreneur who helped write Google’s original code, is suing Morrison & Foerster for allegedly breaching its fiduciary duty to her by representing her husband's interests after she filed for divorce.
Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm reveals ‘stay gap;’ full DC Circuit will hear Michael Flynn case

Allen & Overy reveals its ‘stay gap’

Allen & Overy is the first major law firm to disclose its “stay gap”—the difference in retention between minority and white lawyers. Black,…

Federal judge references ‘mansplaining’ while chastising BigLaw partner for interrupting
Winston & Strawn partner Abbe Lowell blamed Zoom videoconference delays for speaking over a Massachusetts federal judge during a Tuesday hearing.
Second BigLaw firm litigates over rent on unoccupied offices during COVID-19 pandemic
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has filed a lawsuit contending that it is entitled to return of rent on unoccupied New York City offices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judge says BigLaw firm essentially called him stupid in ‘astounding’ display of ‘effrontery’
U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas slammed Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and its co-counsel Wednesday for calling his interpretation of an arbitration clause “nonsensical.”
BigLaw firm sued over $3M wire transfer to fraudster’s account
Updated: Holland & Knight is facing a lawsuit alleging that it failed to prevent the transfer of more than $3 million to a fraudster’s account in Hong Kong.
Partner distributions resume at some law firms amid coronavirus crisis
At least two large law firms are resuming partner distributions after trimming them in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Afternoon Briefs: Protesters charged in state AG protest; Zoom comment aftermath

87 protesters charged with trying to intimidate prosecutor

Eighty-seven protesters arrested at the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron have been charged with felony intimidation for trying to influence…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge won’t stop Mary Trump book; judge rejects Weinstein deal

Judge won’t block publication of Mary Trump’s book

Judge Hal Greenwald of New York ruled Monday night that a confidentiality agreement couldn’t be used to stop publication or promotion of…

Dorsey & Whitney isn’t liable for blog post about lawyer, 2nd Circuit rules
A Dorsey & Whitney blog post about a lawyer's failed class action lawsuit wasn't defamatory, the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.
BigLaw firms and legal clinics join ACLU in initiative to stop racism in policing
Large law firms and legal clinics are partnering with the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana in its campaign "to dismantle racially discriminatory policing practices."
Afternoon Briefs: 2 BigLaw firms have no Black partners; judge finishes backlog of civil case motions

These BigLaw firms have no Black partners

Two of the country’s top law firms stand out for the wrong reason—they have no Black partners. The firms are Cravath, Swaine &…

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw’s big bankruptcy bucks; polyamorous ties recognized

Some BigLaw firms will earn big bucks in retail bankruptcies

Several large law firms will likely earn millions of dollars representing retailers such as Neiman Marcus, J. Crew and J.C.…

Hughes Hubbard lays off lawyers, staffers after receiving paycheck protection loan
Hughes Hubbard & Reed has laid off some associates and staff members after receiving a paycheck protection loan from the federal government.

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