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Tab for Lawyers, Other Professionals in Madoff Aftermath Estimated to Exceed $1B

Lawyers and other professionals hired to clean up the aftermath of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme are expected to cost more than $1 billion.

As of the end of last year,…

Sedgwick Decides Shorter Is Better

Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold is getting a makeover.

The law firm has officially shortened its name to Sedgwick, following the lead of firms such as Orrick and Bingham, the…

Remaining Howrey Staffers Abruptly Learn Their Jobs Are Ending a Month Early

Staffers working to wrap up operations at Howrey learned in a memo Thursday that they would be out of a job by the end of a day.

Staffers were told…

Therapist: Find a ‘Calm Center’ at Work Who Creates a Mood Conducive to Getting the Job Done

It isn’t just legal skills that get the job done with a minimum of chaos. Especially in a crisis situation—i.e., routinely, for those who practice law in many settings—staying calm…

As Chief Judges Agree Law Firm Can’t Simply Quit, One Sets Hearings for 9,000 Abandoned Cases

Throughout the state of Florida, chief judges apparently are in agreement that attorney David J. Stern and his law firm can’t simply abandon as many as 100,000 mortgage foreclosure cases.

Howrey Branding Efforts Should Have Targeted Its Own Lawyers, Its Ex-Marketer Says

If BigLaw branding worked, Howrey would have survived, according to a onetime public relations consultant for the law firm.

If clients selected Howrey based on the institution, they would have…

17 Howrey Lawyers Join Baker Hostetler, Including Global Litigation Co-Chair Abrams

Early rumors suggested that Howrey’s co-chair of global litigation, Robert Abrams, would be joining the law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, Howrey’s co-counsel for 4,000 dairy farmers in a…

Client Interest in Flex Rates, Contingencies Prompts Akin Partner to Open Boutique

San Francisco lawyer Steven Kaufhold has been hearing more and more from clients who want flexible rate structures.

So the securities litigator, who recently left Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &…

Suit Claims Ropes & Gray Gave Female Partner’s Clients to Younger Male Lawyers

A fired Ropes & Gray partner has filed an age and sex discrimination suit that contends the firm ousted her at age 63 after she complained that her clients were…

Judge Tosses Indictment of In-House Lawyer Accused in Wellbutrin Probe, Cites Prosecutor Error

A federal judge has dismissed an indictment that had accused a former in-house lawyer of obstructing a probe into Wellbutrin off-label marketing, citing a grand juror’s “elephant in the room”…

Skadden Beefs Up Its White-Collar Criminal Defense Team

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is adding another litigator to its white-collar criminal defense practice with the acquisition of Michele Roberts.

Recently the law firm has “pulled in a…

Ex-Ice Miller Associate Files ERISA Suit, Says Disability Payments re Motorcycle Accident Botched

A former associate of Ice Miller has filed an ERISA suit against the Indianapolis-based law firm contending that it messed up the long-term disability payments he was supposed to receive…

Supreme Court to Decide if Sullivan & Cromwell’s Mailroom Mix-Up Bars Capital Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a mailroom mix-up at Sullivan & Cromwell that resulted in a missed deadline bars the habeas appeal of a death row…

Law Firms Need to Act More Like Businesses and Hire Accordingly, Prof Says

Law firms need to start acting more like businesses, a management professor says, and they could start by hiring “business-savvy nonlawyers” for leadership roles.

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Three Letters—LLP—Helped Spur Howrey’s Downfall, Columnist Says

Updated: The conventional wisdom is that Howrey failed because of a quick expansion and partner dissatisfaction spurred by fluctuating profits and a lack of transparency.

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