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Employment Firm Expands With Merger

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart is on a growing spree.

The 365-lawyer labor and employment firm has gained 19 attorneys by merging with Lewis Fisher Henderson & Claxton, the…

Judge Refuses to Remove Milberg Weiss

A federal judge in New York has denied a motion to removed indicted law firm Milberg Weiss & Bershad from a pending securities class action.

Judge Shira Scheindlin said the…

Chadbourne, London Firm to Merge?

A New York City-based law firm known for its insurance coverage work is in merger talks with a London counterpart.

Chadbourne & Parke’s managing partner says the firm is discussing…

Turnover Low at Old-Fashioned Firm

An old-fashioned management approach appears to be working for Boston-based Goulston & Storrs.

American Lawyer reports that the firm, a new member of its top 200 list,…

Qualcomm Hires DLA Piper

Semiconductor maker Qualcomm has hired the DLA Piper law firm to help it battle accusations that it failed to turn over more than 35,000 documents in a patent infringement case.

British Law Firms May Go Public, Too

Seeking to follow in the footsteps of at least one Australian competitor, some British law firms reportedly are interested in potentially going public–and legislation being considered by Parliament would allow…

Ex-Partner Files Suit, Seeks Arrests

The departure of a partner from an Atlanta business boutique has turned acrimonious.

Bradley E. Heard agreed to leave Molden Holley Thompson Fergusson & Heard in January, less than two…

Firm Sues Tax Lawyer’s Estate

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has filed a lawsuit to recover a loan against the estate of tax lawyer Sherwin P. Simmons.

The suit filed in February in Miami-Dade Circuit Court…

Jenner & Block Culls Equity Partners

Jenner & Block will shift between 15 and 20 equity partners to nonequity status this year.

The National Law Journal reports that some of the partners will leave the firm and others will move toward retirement.

Some recruiters predict more firms will follow suit in an effort to boost partner profits.

Network Bonds Boutiques

The International Network of Boutique Law Firms has signed up 250 members since Steven Spielvogel founded the organization in 2004.

Spielvogel, a former Sullivan & Cromwell associate, told the

Fox Rothschild Expands and Profits

Many law firms in American Lawyer’s top 200 list are eliminating practice areas in an effort to stay lean and improve lawyer revenue.

But not Fox Rothschild.

The Philadelphia law…

Backdating Troubles Wilson Sonsini

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati fired one of its partners last fall, reportedly because he failed to warn the outside company he was advising about backdating stock options.

Christopher Mitchell was fired after high-tech company Sanmina-SCI Corp. announced it had improperly backdated most stock options since 1997, according to the Recorder. Sources told the legal newspaper he was targeted for failing to pick up on the problems.

The revelation is the latest embarrassment for Wilson Sonsini. Around half of the Silicon Valley companies under scrutiny for backdating stock options were clients of the law firm, according to the legal newspaper.

Law Firms Urge Gay Attys to Come Out

Not so long ago, it would have been a big problem for an attorney in many law firms to show up at a firm event with a same-sex life partner.…

Robins Kaplan to Close D.C. Office

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, a Minneapolis-based law firm, has announced plans to close its 30-lawyer office in Washington, D.C.

“Probably 90 percent of our lawyers practice in litigation and…

Motion Claims 35,000 Documents Withheld

A pending motion for sanctions claims chip maker Qualcomm failed to turn over more than 35,000 discovery documents in a patent infringement case.

Qualcomm had sued rival semiconductor maker Broadcom…

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