12479 ABA Journal Law Firms articles.
Revenue growth for law firms was “a modest” 4.1% for the first nine months of 2022, compared to growth of 14.7% in the same period last year, according to a client advisory by Citi Private Bank’s law firm group and Hildebrandt Consulting.
Dec 9, 2022 9:10 AM CST
A New York judge has ordered Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer to pay more than $150,000 for failing to notify the state of New York of relevant late-discovered documents in opioid litigation and for other "discovery breaches."
Dec 8, 2022 1:22 PM CST
Several law firms are following the lead of Baker McKenzie and Cravath, Swaine & Moore in announcing year-end bonuses tracking their scales, but some are offering even more money for high-billing lawyers or exceptional work.
Dec 8, 2022 9:35 AM CST
Planned increases in law firm billing rates have reached a 15-year high, according to Wells Fargo’s Legal Specialty Group.
Dec 6, 2022 11:30 AM CST
Out of 2,396 elected prosecutors in the United States, eight identified as Asian American, according to a new study sponsored by the American Bar Foundation and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Dec 5, 2022 1:34 PM CST
A Las Vegas lawyer has been disbarred for forming a law firm with a nonlawyer who held himself out as an attorney, met with clients and provided legal advice.
Dec 5, 2022 11:59 AM CST
David Wang, an attorney and chief innovation officer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, has some advice for workers who are “quiet quitting”—the viral term for people who haven’t actually left their jobs but mentally have checked out and are doing only the bare minimum.
Dec 5, 2022 10:00 AM CST
“I can’t tell you how many events I’ve gone to,” David Baldacci says, “and [lawyers] come up to me and say, ‘Oh my god, you broke out of jail! Congratulations!’”
Dec 5, 2022 8:50 AM CST
A Hogan Lovells lawyer has said she was fired and blackballed by other law firms after she referred to abortion rates in the Black community during a discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade
and the right to abortion
Dec 1, 2022 11:44 AM CST
Cooley has laid off 78 lawyers and 72 paralegals and business professionals as a result of “overcapacity” following an “unexpected economic downturn.”
Dec 1, 2022 9:42 AM CST
A series of recent studies have revealed the lack of diversity in law firm partnerships—even after the May 2020 murder of George Floyd spurred the profession to respond to calls for racial justice by launching in-house diversity programs and hiring more chief diversity officers.
Dec 1, 2022 3:00 AM CST
It’s no secret that attorneys are burned out—but the surprising news is that firms are finally taking action to combat it. Some legal teams are hiring burnout advisers to address attorney mental health in the hope that this will tackle attorney fatigue, detachment and other issues stemming from the competitive environment, long working hours and perfectionism that comes with the job.
Dec 1, 2022 2:20 AM CST
Cravath, Swaine & Moore is paying year-end associate bonuses on a scale that mostly matches that of Baker McKenzie.
Nov 30, 2022 10:32 AM CST
Boies Schiller Flexner is matching associate bonuses announced Nov. 21 by Baker McKenzie in just one respect.
Nov 29, 2022 3:31 PM CST
In an amicus brief filed Wednesday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to consider client-lawyer communications privileged, even if the purpose of some of those communications is not to request or give legal advice.
Nov 28, 2022 10:53 AM CST
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