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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.

Law firms are pulling out all the stops in hot hiring market for some lateral associates

Law firms are offering signing bonuses and quickly extending job offers in a bid to lure corporate-transactions associates in a hot hiring market, according to a report by Law.com.

BigLaw’s lockstep compensation is declining in order to keep and attract talent

BigLaw partner added ‘fictional hours’ to client bills, meriting a 2-year suspension, court says

Clients were satisfied with the work of lawyer Doreen Zankowski, who worked “exceedingly hard” and produced excellent results, according to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

But substantial evidence shows that…

Orrick hopes to battle burnout with ‘unplug time’ policy

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe wants its staff members and lawyers to take a week off work “to truly unplug.”

Willkie Farr announces a second round of special bonuses, only to be outdone by Davis Polk

Updated: Willkie Farr & Gallagher is paying a second round of special bonuses to associates that range from $7,500 to $40,000, the same amount the law firm paid in the fall.

Afternoon Briefs: These law schools are best for BigLaw placement; paralegal claims quarantine led to firing

Go-to law schools are named

Columbia Law School is once again in the top spot on Law.com’s list of go-to law schools. The list ranks law schools that send the…

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