Law Firms

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Midsize Firms Say Bigger Isn’t Better

It’s not always easy to stay the course as a midsize Chicago law firm. Some major corporate clients prefer to work with large law firms, and economies of scale that…

A Second Plea in Milberg Probe

A Milberg Weiss client admitted in a plea deal yesterday that he received more than $6 million in kickbacks from the law firm to serve as lead plaintiff in securities…

More Firms Try Alternative Fees

The billable hour is not likely to die anytime soon, although more law firms are exploring alternative billing arrangements.

In the most common arrangements, firms bill fixed fees for large…

Milberg Changes Name, Fights On

Milberg Weiss & Bershad has changed its name to simply Milberg Weiss following a guilty plea by ex-partner David Bershad.

Now Bershad will cooperate in the investigation of the embattled…

Shearman Expands in China

Shearman & Sterling has opened a third office in China.

The new location in Shanghai is the firm’s 20th office worldwide, the New York Law…

Ex-Milberg Partner Reaches Plea Deal

Updated: A former partner at securities class-action firm Milberg Weiss & Bershad has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with a probe into whether the firm paid kickbacks…

UK Big-Firm Partner Argues Age Claim

A hearing has begun in an age discrimination case brought against one of London’s most prominent law firms by a now-former partner, in a cutting-edge case could potentially threaten the…

Linklaters’ Revenues Top $2 Billion

Linklaters’ revenues have increased by almost 20 percent, bringing the London law firm’s annual earnings to about $2.2 billion.

Profits per partner increased at a similarly impressive rate of 21.8…

$160,000 to Start in NYC—and Seattle

An intellectual property boutique has raised its starting pay in Seattle to $160,000, matching the salary its first-years earn in New York City.

The move by Darby & Darby is…

Young Trial Atty Wins Big Katrina Case

A renowned trial lawyer on the Mississippi gulf coast who had a big influence in the life of novelist John Grisham, attorney Will Denton made a name for himself as…

Musical Chairs in El Paso as Firm Folds

One of the largest law firms in El Paso is dissolving, as roughly a third of its lawyers merge with an Austin, Texas, law firm and other attorneys go elsewhere.

Partnership Can Be Fleeting

Work-driven associates who make law firm partner can no longer rest assured that they will be able to hang on to the position.

The Wall Street…

Corp Clients Trim US/Foreign Firm Rosters to Save $$

Major medical insurers have been leveraging their purchasing power for decades, negotiating fee discounts from medical providers by promising a large volume of business from insured individuals.

Now in-house counsel…

Davis Wright to Get $1 M ‘Pro Bono’ Fee

Davis Wright Tremaine won a racial discrimination case against Seattle’s public school district fair and square. But the $1 million fee the well-known firm is getting for its work in…

Ballard’s New Phoenix Office Growing

When Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll’s plan to merge with a Phoenix powerhouse failed several years ago, the then-325-lawyer Philadelphia firm was not deterred. It waited a year, until a…

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