Law Firms

11827 ABA Journal Law Firms articles.

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…

London Firms Earn #1 Billing in World

Record profits for the biggest London law firms reportedly make them the dominant players in the world legal market.

Three London firms, headed by Clifford Chance, are at the top…

Time-Out Time for No-Vacation Nation?

When is a vacation not a vacation? When non-exempt employees paid by the hour are hovering over their BlackBerries or taking questions from the office by cell phone, for one…

Law Firm Pays $150 K for Cell Service

Cell phones have become such a necessity in daily law practice that a major Washington, D.C., firm, anticipating reception problems, recently paid $150,000 to have cell signals boosted on three…

Fewer Empty Chicago Offices, Rents Up

A hiring spree by local law firms is in part responsible for a drop in office vacancies and a rise in office rents in Chicago.

Financial services firms and law…

Sullivan & Cromwell is Top Dealmeister

Edging out London’s Clifford Chance for top honors, New York City’s Sullivan & Cromwell was once again the number one law firm overseeing the world’s biggest corporate deals in the…

Retailers Sued Over Receipts

A Florida law firm has filed several lawsuits against Florida businesses claiming they are illegally revealing credit and debit card numbers on customer receipts.

Cibran Eljaiek & Lopez in Miami…

Axed Lawyers Getting Hired

Lawyers let go in cutbacks at three large Chicago firms are being welcomed at some small and mid-sized firms in the city.

Firms are particularly interested in lawyers with experience…

Former DC Atty Practices, Writes in Kiev

When Alex Frischberg moved from Hogan & Hartson to his native Kiev 16 years ago, he wound up with not only a new and exciting place to practice law as…

New Ice Shop Lures 14 Wildman Lawyers

Ice Miller has established a new presence in the Chicago suburbs in DuPage County by taking over a 14-lawyer satellite office of Chicago’s Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon.

The Indianapolis…

Townsend Moves to D.C., Raids Rivals

A 200-lawyer California intellectual property boutique is establishing an East Coast presence in Washington, D.C., with seven lawyers raided from other firms.

Townsend and Townsend and Crew has set up…

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