Large Firm

2232 ABA Journal Large Firm articles.

Firm sues for rent abatement; landlord decries law firms trying to ‘weasel out’ of commitments
Schulte Roth & Zabel has filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming that its Manhattan landlord failed to abide by lease provisions requiring rent abatement in an emergency.
LeClairRyan gave joint venture ‘unprecedented control’ and priority payments, bankruptcy trustee says
The joint venture between LeClairRyan and alternative services provider UnitedLex was intended to help keep the law firm afloat, but the combination “only served to plunge LeClairRyan further into insolvency,” according to the Chapter 7 trustee for the bankrupt law firm.
Many BigLaw firms are quietly laying off staff members, recruiters say
Reports of staff layoffs at a handful of large law firms don’t provide the whole picture.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump faces suit over rape denial; Biden opposes SCOTUS term limits

Trump can be personally sued over rape denial

A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday refused to substitute the federal government as the defendant in a defamation suit filed against…

Former Davis Polk associate may pursue retaliation claim, judge says; other racial bias claims tossed
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that a Black former associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell can pursue a retaliation claim against three partners, but many of his other racial bias claims were inadequate.
Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw partner in mansion rent dispute; 115 court employees have COVID-19

BigLaw partner is accused of failing to pay mansion rent

A affidavit filed in housing court alleges that Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner A. Mark Getachew has stiffed his landlord…

BigLaw firm lays off 43 business staffers
Hogan Lovells has laid off 43 members of its business services staff in the United States and Mexico.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers favor Biden in individual donations; cities sue over ‘anarchist’ label

Lawyers favor Biden campaign in individual donations

Presidential campaign donations by individual lawyers heavily favor Joe Biden, according to a Reuters analysis. Individual lawyers gave $29 million to Biden’s campaign…

Afternoon Briefs: 1 murder count tossed in George Floyd case; DOJ lawyer turned away from courthouse

Judge tosses one murder charge against officer in George Floyd death

A Minnesota judge on Thursday tossed one of the charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the…

Former Greenberg Traurig lawyer is an ‘alleged serial bank robber’
A former Greenberg Traurig lawyer was arrested in Coral Gables, Florida, on Tuesday evening as a suspect in two bank robberies and three attempted bank robberies.
BigLaw partner settles suit alleging rape by bartender
A Mayer Brown partner has settled a lawsuit against Brennan’s of Houston for an alleged October 2015 rape by a bartender who worked there.
These BigLaw firms had the most partner exits; one firm says pandemic changed career plans
Kirkland & Ellis had the most partner departures this year among larger law firms, followed by Boies Schiller Flexner, according to an analysis of lateral partner movement by legal consulting firm Decipher.
Afternoon Briefs: Secretaries get extra bonuses at this law firm; AG Barr warns of liberal DAs

Secretaries at this law firm get extra bonuses; associates left out

Goodwin Procter will pay an extra $1,000 to all secretaries to recognize “hard work during these challenging times,” according…

BigLaw firm offers buyouts to staff members
Greenberg Traurig has offered voluntary buyouts to staff members at a majority of its U.S. offices.
Seyfarth Shaw is in ‘restoration phase’ after malware attack
Seyfarth Shaw announced Thursday that the law firm has worked tirelessly this week to protect its confidential data after a malware attack last weekend.

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