Law Firms

11818 ABA Journal Law Firms articles.

New Norm: Sending Legal Work Abroad

Once upon a time, U.S.-based corporations routinely hired American law firms to do virtually all of their legal work. But today, using cheap foreign lawyers—or even American lawyers in lower-paid…

Lawyers Subpoenaed in KPMG Case

Two lawyers from Hogan & Hartson have been subpoenaed to provide information about their representation of a client who is suing KPMG for selling him improper tax shelters.

KPMG sought…

80 Law Firms Ask IRS for New Deadline

A coalition of more than 80 law firms is petitioning the Internal Revenue Service to extend by one year a deadline for imposing new regulations on nonqualified deferred compensation under…

Office Tech Must-Haves List for Lawyers

Many lawyers today already have personal laptop computers, scanners, smart phones and software that helps them bill their time and manage cases and documents.

For those who don’t, now is…

Clifford Chance Settles Sexual Pref Case

In a precedent-setting case in the United Kingdom, a London-based megafirm has reportedly reached a settlement with a former partner who claimed he was discriminated against because of his sexual…

Malpractice Deal Revealed

Details of a confidential agreement to settle a legal malpractice case have been revealed in a lawsuit over disputed attorney fees in the case.

Dallas securities attorney Phillip W. Offill…

Skadden Tops Corporate Counsel Lists

The usual names top Corporate Counsel’s list of law firms most often used by Fortune 250 companies.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom got the most…

Bye-Bye, Billables

One Atlanta law firm has decided to chuck billable hour requirements for first-year associates.

New hires at Ford & Harrison, a 190-lawyer labor and employment firm, will devote much of…

Market Rout Rings Up Legal Business

With the stock market in almost a seeming freefall state recently, following a subprime mortgage market meltdown, many obviously are unhappy.

But the bad news could be good news for…

Pension Suit Turns on Partner Definition

A “partner” who was denied pension benefits from her former law firm because she was not considered a shareholder will get a chance to prove she is entitled to the…

Mega-Firm’s Mega-Profit: $1 M-Plus PPP

Impressive profits for the 2007 fiscal year have been announced by one of the world’s largest law firms, Chicago-based Baker & McKenzie. Its gross was $1.83 billion, up from $1.52…

Judge Summons Qualcomm Lawyers

A federal magistrate has ordered former lawyers for Qualcomm Inc. to appear in court later this month to face possible misconduct sanctions stemming from their roles in a cell phone…

Ogletree Adds Two New Offices

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart is opening offices in St. Louis and Detroit.

The move to St. Louis will make Ogletree the only national labor and employment law firm…

Akin Gump faces $4 Billion Suit

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is facing a $4.4 billion lawsuit filed by two former hedge fund managers who claim the law firm provided bad legal advice that cost…

MA Building Boom, MA Law Firm Boom

A booming market for commercial real estate in Boston in recent years means that law firms specializing in this practice area are booming, too.

The Boston office of DLA Piper,…

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