Large Firm

2232 ABA Journal Large Firm articles.

Top Fla. Court to Address High-Profile Foreclosure Case Based on Inaccurate Loan Documents

Can a bank that files a mortgage foreclosure case based on inaccurate documents simply withdraw it when the lack of an appropriate foundation for the litigation becomes clear?

That is…

Middleman Pleads Guilty in $34M Insider-Trading Case, Says Lawyer Stole Info from 4th BigLaw Firm

A man accused of being a middleman in an alleged insider-trading operation that prosecutors say reaped some $34 million in illegal profits over a 17-year period pleaded guilty yesterday in…

Nixed for Urination-Monitor Job Over Birth Gender, Worker Files Unusual Discrimination Suit

Born physically female, 39-year-old El’Jai Devoureau is now male according to his birth certificate, driver’s license and social security card, following a course of male hormones and sex-change surgery.

But…

Husch Blackwell to Move in with UK Firm, in London, Without Benefit of Wedlock

Although no merger is apparently contemplated right now, Husch Blackwell and a United Kingdom law firm are planning to set up housekeeping together in London.

As part…

Accused Middleman ID’d, Expected to Plead in Alleged Insider Info Theft By BigLaw Attorney

A middleman who allegedly passed confidential merger and acquisition information from a BigLaw attorney to a trader involved in a $109 million insider-trading scheme is expected to plead guilty as…

BigLaw Email Bans Short Skirts and Stiletto Heels, Asks Women to Please Brush Their Hair

Reportedly horrified by the sight of a number of female trainees showing too much leg and looking like they were ready for a night of “clubbing” rather than a day…

Associate Accused of Insider Trading at 3 Big Firms Also Worked for a Fourth—and Sued for Gay Bias

The associate accused of insider trading based on information obtained from three BigLaw firms may also have made some additional money after working for a fourth.

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Law Firm Mergers Are Up; Bloggers Debate How Firm Business Models Should Evolve

There were 16 law firm mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. in the year’s first quarter, and the biggest one saw the 3,500-lawyer megafirm DLA Piper bring in Australian affiliate…

Eight Orrick Litigators Jump to Two Firms; Weil Practice Group Head Moves On

Groups of lawyers from Weil and Orrick have moved to new law firms.

Edwin Woodsome Jr., formerly national chair of the litigation group at Orrick, is moving to Dechert, along…

Associate Charged in Alleged $32M Insider Trading Scheme Involving 3 BigLaw Firms

A former associate has been charged in an alleged $32 million insider trading scheme based on information he obtained while working at three of America’s largest law firms.

Matthew Kluger…

Suit Accuses Dewey and Staffing Firm of Failing to Pay OT

A technology worker claims in a lawsuit that he has been working as much as 56 hours a week at Dewey & LeBoeuf since 2009 without receiving any overtime pay.

Winston MP Cites Client Conflicts in Failed Attempt to Hire 140 Howrey Partners

Winston & Strawn managing partner Tom Fitzgerald says conflicts of interest stymied his firm’s ambitious plans to hire 140 partners from the crumbling Howrey law firm.

Only 15 Howrey partners…

Duke Law’s ‘Tricky Dick’ Musical Signals Shift in Administration’s Stance on Nixon

For decades, the Duke University School of Law has downplayed its association with arguably its most notorious graduate: Richard M. Nixon.

However, in a sign that the university is slowly…

Reed Smith Offers Free GC Hotline to Answer Questions of Clients’ Top In-House Lawyers

When a top in-house lawyer is deciding how to approach an unusual problem, it might well be helpful to talk with a seasoned counterpart. But even for a corporation’s general…

In the Last Four Years at Debevoise, the Majority of New Partners are Women

For the last four years, the majority of new partners at Debevoise & Plimpton have been women.

The law firm has announced 15 new equity partners from 2008 to 2011,…

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