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Despite 12 negative COVID-19 tests, Perkins Coie partner is stuck in 37-day hotel quarantine in China

Perkins Coie partner James Zimmerman was unprepared for the greeting that he received from China, when he returned in March from open-heart surgery in the United States.

BigLaw ‘Super Rich’ club expands; one firm had $8.4M in profits per equity partner

Nine more BigLaw firms have joined the American Lawyer’s “Super Rich” list, released this week, along with the publication’s list of the 100 top-grossing law firms in 2021.

DLA Piper adds 27 private equity lawyers; ‘this is just the beginning,’ says US vice chairman

A group of 27 private equity lawyers is leaving Honigman to join DLA Piper in Chicago.

Which law firms are tops for flexibility? For culture? Yale Law Women releases 2022 findings

There is some good news to celebrate, as women and people of color continue to progress in the legal field, according to Yale Law Women’s Top Firms Report for 2022.

Judge won’t toss $13B suit against Baker Donelson and insurer for alleged spying on litigant

A state court judge in Georgia has refused to toss a $13 billion lawsuit alleging that Baker Donelsen and American Family Insurance conspired to spy on a litigant with illegally placed electronic devices.

Judge awards nearly $289K as sanction for conduct of BigLaw firm and its former partner

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has awarded $288,900 in attorney fees and expenses to human-rights plaintiffs as a sanction for litigation conduct by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison…

Judge refuses to toss criminal charge against former Perkins Coie partner in special counsel probe

A former Perkins Coie partner failed to win dismissal of a criminal charge against him Wednesday, when a federal judge ruled that the dispute can’t be resolved in advance of trial.

Law firms increasingly offer title of partner to lure lateral associates

Law firms are increasingly dangling the prospect of partnership status to lure needed associates from other law firms.

Law firms ‘flush with cash’ are hiring larger lateral groups

Law firms seeking to grow are hiring larger lateral groups of lawyers, acquiring as many as 10 or more lawyers at a time.

Former lawyer who is accused of faking settlement allegedly forged signature of BigLaw partner

A lawyer-turned-trucker accused of faking a settlement allegedly forged the signature of a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, a prosecutor told a federal judge Monday.

Weekly Briefs: Kirkland tops $6B in revenue; another Pop-Tarts suit is tossed

Kirkland likely No. 1 for revenue

Last year Kirkland & Ellis had gross revenue of $6.042 billion and average profits per partner of more than $7.3 million. With those numbers,…

Ex-Tesla attorney leveraged her contract expertise into a book and thriving LinkedIn community

In 2020, a contract attorney posted to LinkedIn once per day, every day, for a month. A selection of those posts found its way into a self-published book, Practical Tips on How To Contract.

Former BigLaw partner’s lack of ‘introspection’ leads to recommendation against reinstatement

A former partner at Hunton & Williams hasn’t proven that he is fit to resume law practice, according to a recommendation against reinstatement by a hearing committee in Washington, D.C.

With some partners earning as much as $20M, older lawyers may consider retirement

A surge in law firm profits may be spurring some law firm partners to consider retirement. Some partners at large law firms are earning eight figures. At one BigLaw firm, some partners earned $20 million last year.

Want to be a successful litigator? Come to the office, say 2 BigLaw trial lawyers

For young litigators who want to be considered “a lawyer’s lawyer,” careers spent mostly working from home may not get you to where you want to be, according to two BigLaw partners who have been trying cases for more than 30 years.

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