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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,…

First Legal Action in Bridge Collapse

The first litigation has reportedly been filed in the Minneapolis bridge collapse case, by a law firm seeking access in order to investigate before the site is cleaned up.

It…

Working Mother Lists Top 50 Law Firms

A new player has just entered the law-firm rankings game. Working Mother magazine, in an issue that arrived on newsstands today, has listed 50 law firms that it considers particularly…

How Public Law Firms Would Benefit GCs

General counsel have long complained that lawyers have no incentive to deliver services economically. The focus on generating profits through hourly billing produces an incentive to pad lawyer hours and…

ABA: End Forced Retirement

The ABA House of Delegates decided Monday that the time has come for law firms to put mandatory age-based retirement policies out to pasture.

In addition to recommending that law…

Egads! Will US Law Firms Go Public?

Of course it can’t happen yet. But senior partners at big U.S. law firms are talking about the possibility that they will one day be allowed to be have nonattorney…

V&E Latest Bankruptcy Convert

Vinson & Elkins is the latest law firm to add bankruptcy lawyers, acquiring a five-lawyer boutique for its New York office.

The firm, Cronin & Vris, worked extensively with V&E…

Anger, Frank Talk Help Promote Diversity

Working to diversify the legal profession–which lags significantly behind corporate counterparts–requires, as a first step, talking clearly about the issue. And sometimes anger helps.

Or so Stanley Stallworth found about…

Refco Suits Depend on Pending Case

A lawsuit accusing Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw of aiding the collapse of commodities brokerage firm Refco could turn on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case.

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Seven Leave Holland & Knight

Seven lawyers at Holland & Knight have announced they are leaving the firm’s Miami office to start their own boutique firm.

Six of the lawyers are partners, the

Librarians Do More Rainmaking

Librarians at big law firms are spending more time on rainmaking, increasing their prominence and influence with the lawyers who employ them.

Sixty-three percent of law librarians at Am Law…

San Diego Sues Willkie Farr

San Diego’s city attorney has filed a malpractice suit against Willkie Farr & Gallagher. It claims that the high-powered New York City-based law firm overbilled and exceeded the scope of…

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