Large Firm

2174 ABA Journal Large Firm articles.

Weil Trumpets ‘Trifecta’ in Vault 2012 Rankings, But Wachtell, Cravath and S&C are 1-2-3 in Prestige

As Vault’s 2012 law firm rankings hit the news today, chest-beating resounded in the BigLaw community.

Asked to say which law firms, excluding their own, are most prestigious, some 16,000…

Judge OKs $5M Jury Award re Bryan Cave Arbitration Advice; with Interest, It Could Top $10M

A state-court judge in New York has OK’d a $5 million jury awarded against Bryan Cave and a retired former lawyer in a malpractice case.

With pre-verdict interest, which Manhattan…

Tax Practice Leader Exits Holme Roberts for MoFo

The chairman of the tax department at Holme Roberts & Owen is leaving the firm to join Morrison & Foerster.

David Strong is the second practice leader to leave the…

Former Brobeck Chairman Tower Snow Joins Cooley as Securities Litigation Partner

A lawyer known for his stint at the helm of a high-flying San Francisco law firm that subsequently went bankrupt and his leadership role in an unsuccessful effort to establish…

A Lost Generation of Lawyers? Of 30 Laid-Off Lawyers, Two Got Jobs, Law Grad Says

A 2009 law graduate who was laid off from BigLaw says he hasn’t given up his job search, but that’s not the case with his friends.

The unidentified grad tells…

22 Partners Have Left O’Melveny in 2011; Some Exits Create ‘Growth Opportunities,’ Firm Says

Nine New York partners who announced plans to leave O’Melveny & Myers last month for Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and…

Young Ex-Associate Sues Aussie BigLaw, Says She Was Fired After Involvement with Firm Solicitor

In a case that is making waves in Australia, a former female associate is going head-to-head with one of the country’s major law firms, contending that she was harassed and…

PI Lawyer Settles Charges He Traded on Deal Info Gleaned from Unwitting BigLaw Daughter

A San Diego-area personal injury lawyer has settled charges that he traded on deal information he misappropriated from his unwitting daughter, an associate at a large law firm.

Dean Goetz…

Appeals Court: Associate Can’t Seek Punitives from Law Firm That Allegedly Misled Him re Partnership

A former associate can’t seek punitive damages from a law firm that allegedly misstated his partnership potential for years to keep him working on an important case and then terminated…

Wilson Sonsini Is Nation’s Most Diverse BigLaw Firm, Survey Finds

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is ranked No. 1 for diversity in a new survey of large law firms.

At Wilson Sonsini based in Palo Alto, Calif., 18.5 percent of…

Orrick Seeks to Withdraw from Bratz Case, Cites $1.2M in Unpaid Fees

Another law firm representing Bratz doll manufacturer MGA Entertainment is claiming the company isn’t paying its legal bills.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is seeking to withdraw from representing MGA in…

BigLaw Partner Scores Win in Retirement Fight; He’s an Employee, for Discrimination Law Purposes

A Vancouver partner in one of Canada’s biggest law firms has scored another victory in his fight to avoid retiring at age 65.

In an opinion released today, the British…

Report: BigLaw Attorney in Insider-Trade Case Didn’t Open Firm Docs, Allegedly Just Used Title Info

An attorney who allegedly obtained confidential information over a 17-year period while working at three major law firms before being charged earlier this year in an insider-trading case that allegedly…

Foley & Lardner Taps Firm Attorneys to Create $4M Venture Capital Fund

Foley & Lardner has reportedly turned to attorneys at the law firm to invest in a new venture capital fund intended to demonstrate to clients that it will go the…

7th Circuit Scolds Hogan Lovells for ‘Misleadingly’ Describing Case in Appellate Brief

In an opinion filed yesterday in redistricting dispute involving the Girl Scouts of the United States, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals court took a well-known law firm…

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