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Simpson Thacher Poaches China Leaders from UK Magic Circle Firms for New Hong Kong Practice

New York-based Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has had an office in Hong Kong since 1993.

But, until now, it only practiced United States law there. That will soon change, following…

Va. AG Severs Ties to King & Spalding for ‘Obsequious Act of Weakness’ on DOMA

The fallout continues over King & Spalding’s decision to take on, and then drop, the defense of the federal law banning recognition of gay marriages.

The latest news: Virginia Attorney…

DLA Piper Acquires Lawyers from California Boutique Law Firm

DLA Piper has acquired the 10 lawyers who worked for the California boutique law firm Stevens, O’Connell & Jacobs, including two former U.S. attorneys.

The Sacramento boutique firm is closing…

Top 10 Family Friendly Law Firms Named; Survey Finds More On and Off Ramp Programs

Yale Law Women has released its annual list of the top 10 family friendly law firms.

Debevoise & Plimpton and Steptoe & Johnson Apr 29, 2011 11:43 AM CDT

Dechert: Our Culture Is Not Macho, and We Don’t Encourage Stereotypical Roles

A macho culture? That’s not our law firm, Dechert says in an answer (PDF) to an associate’s bias suit.

Former Boston associate Ariel Ayanna Apr 28, 2011 12:20 PM CDT

BigLaw Money Machine Revs Up Again: PPP Rose 8.4% at Am Law 100 in 2010, to Average $1.36M

The BigLaw money machine was back in business again in 2010, according to the American Lawyer’s annual survey of the nation’s 100 largest law firms.

Average profit per partner was…

Fulbright Raids K&L Gates for 6-Lawyer Energy Team to Open New Pittsburgh Office

Fulbright & Jaworski has opened an office in Pittsburgh, raiding K&L Gates for a six-lawyer energy team to do so, reports the Houston Business Journal.


Partner, 66, Balks at BigLaw Retirement, May Be an Employee Under Civil Rights Statute

A 66-year-old partner in one of Canada’s biggest corporate law firms is fighting a policy that ordinarily would have forced him to retire at 65.

Mitch McCormick won a key…

Meet J. Thomas Schieffer, Akin Gump Attorney to Serve as Manager of Los Angeles Dodgers

A Texas lawyer who serves as senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has been tapped by Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig to oversee the operations of…

SNR Denton Reviews UK Operations Because of Likely Drop in Partner Profits

The recently merged law firm SNR Denton is experiencing some growing pains.

The law firm is reviewing its operations in the United Kingdom because of a likely drop in partner…

King & Spalding Drops DOMA Defense; Clement Resigns in Protest, Takes Matter to Bancroft

Apparently bowing to political pressure, King & Spalding has dropped its representation of the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives in defense of a controversial federal law banning recognition of same-sex…

Ex-Associate Sues Quarles & Brady, Alleges Firm Gave Minorities Harsher Evaluations

A former associate at Quarles & Brady in Phoenix contends in a lawsuit that the law firm was more critical of minorities than whites and gave better work to nonminorities.

BigLaw Lost Nearly 10K Lawyers in Last Three Years

Large law firms lost nearly 2,900 lawyers last year, but the number pales in comparison to the previous year’s losses.

In 2009, large law firms shrank by about 6,600 lawyers,…

Akin Gump Lawyer Cites ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in Rajaratnam Insider Trading Trial

A defense lawyer for the hedge fund manager accused of gaining more than $63 million through insider trading cited Alice in Wonderland in closing arguments on Thursday.

Lawyer John Dowd…

Are You the Type that Likes to Run with Scissors? McKenna Long Has a Test to Exclude You

McKenna Long & Aldridge noticed a difference between the way it was hiring new lawyers and the way its corporate clients hired top employees, and decided to do something about…

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