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Goodwin Procter offers to pay for associates’ weeklong vacations

Goodwin Procter is providing “thoughtfully curated weeklong” trips to associates and some other billers, so they can get relaxation time on the law firm’s tab.

2 BigLaw firms try new tacks in battle to acquire more lawyers

The battle for legal talent has led two BigLaw firms to try new tacks to bolster recruitment.

Will fewer BigLaw firms match Milbank’s new pay hike for associates? At least 10 firms are on board

Several BigLaw firms have matched Milbank’s new higher pay scale for associates, but there could be some that are unable to keep up, according to legal consultants who spoke with Reuters.

Nelson Mullins adds 52 lawyers from midsize firm, expands product liability practice

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is adding 52 lawyers from a midsize firm and launching four new offices.

Former Vedder Price shareholder gets 3-year suspension for double billing, false expense requests

The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended a former Vedder Price shareholder after a hearing board found that he double billed for legal services and then sought reimbursement for fake expenses from the money wrongly collected.

Milbank smashes the associate pay scale with yet another raise

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Cooley is praised for refusing to fire associate disliked by Elon Musk because of past SEC work

Cooley has reportedly refused to fire an associate at the behest of its client Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, and it is apparently losing some Tesla business as a result, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

Ropes & Gray is accused of ‘unrelenting’ workload that caused UK barrister’s meltdown at work

A London barrister has sued Ropes & Gray for an alleged “unrelenting” workload that left her unable to continue with her career.

How this contracts platform uses AI to help users manage and analyze key documents

Evisort co-founder Jake Sussman says when the company began developing its contract management and analysis platform, its goal was to use artificial intelligence as a last resort.

The 2021 class of summer associates was ‘most diverse ever measured in every way,’ new NALP report says

The percentage of summer associates of color in major U.S. law firms increased by nearly 5 percentage points in 2021, increasing to 41.34%, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement.

Law firms came ‘dangerously close’ to losing almost a quarter of their associates in 2021, new report says

Law firms “are spending huge amounts of money and putting their profits at increasing risk” as they battle to hold on to their associates, according to a report released Tuesday.

Lateral associate moves increased 51% compared to prior four years, new data shows

The rapid movement of associates to new law firms continued through the third quarter of last year, according to new data from legal data company Decipher, which provides firms with due diligence on lateral hires.

Defense attorney convicted in $1M federal money laundering case

A Baltimore defense attorney, who allegedly helped a longtime client and convicted drug trafficker funnel money through his law firm, has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Relax with our favorite long reads of 2021

Feel like curling up next to the fireplace with a good read? Kevin Davis, the ABA Journal's managing editor, has curated a selection of our favorite feature stories that ran in the magazine and online in 2021.

2 law firms announce separate mergers effective Jan. 1

Verrill Dana and Smith Gambrell Russell have announced separate mergers with smaller firms that are effective Jan. 1.

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