Law Firms

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Legal Recruiter Africa Changes Jobs

Legal recruiter Martha Fay Africa is changing firms and direction.

Africa had worked at Major, Lindsey & Africa for nearly 24 years as it grew from a startup to a…

Sidley Austin to Pay $39 Million

Chicago-based law firm Sidley Austin has agreed to pay $39.4 million to avoid prosecution in a tax-shelter case.

The government claims the shelters, endorsed by a former partner, are sham…

Heller Seeks Growth, Loses Lawyers

Has Heller Ehrman’s growth strategy backfired?

That’s the question posed by the Recorder, which reports that the firm’s corporate group in San Diego lost nearly half its lawyers…

More Bankruptcy Lawyers Poached

Big law firms continue to bulk up their bankruptcy practices.

The latest is O’Melveny & Myers, which is adding four bankruptcy partners from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, according to…

UK Firms See Big Revenue Hikes

Some London firms are reporting big jumps in revenue.

Ashurst reports an increase of 28 percent and SJ Berwin an increase of 23 percent, according to American…

‘Get a Divorce’ Ad Gone; Lacked Permit City Says

A controversial billboard put up by a small matrimonial law firm in Chicago has been removed, a week after it went up, allegedly because it lacked a proper permit. Featuring…

Cravath Poaches Partner, Adds Bankruptcy

Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog reports that white-shoe firm Cravath Swaine & Moore “has decided to scuff up its oxfords a bit” with the addition of a…

Clients Fear Pay Hikes Mean Bigger Bills

Some corporate counsel fear hikes in associate pay could also raise their legal bills.

Three more law firms announced yesterday that they will pay new California associates $160,000 a year,…

N.Y. Court Upholds Change in Partner Payouts

In 2004, lawyers at Fish & Neave decided they needed to do something to stem the tide of partner defections and attract a suitable merger partner.

By a majority vote,…

First Woman to Lead Major Firm Steps Down

The managing partner of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw is stepping down to take a newly created job at the firm overseeing client development initiatives and lawyer recruitment and development.

London Firms Raise Associate Pay

Many London associates are getting pay hikes of around 15 percent.

New pay will rise to $130,000 at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and to $128,000 at Linklaters and at Herbert Smith,…

More Calif. Firms to Pay Associates $160,000

Two more California-based law firms have announced they will pay new associates $160,000 a year, matching New York salaries.

O’Melveny & Myers and Morrison & Foerster will raise starting pay…

Traditional Pay Spreads Still Rule at Top Firms

Traditional pay spreads of 4-to-1, or even less, between the highest and lowest-paid partners are not unusual at many of the highest grossing law firms.

The pay system works at…

Midwest Firms Merge, Up Ante to 330 Attorneys

A small Chicago firm is merging with a larger St. Louis law shop, creating a new midsize firm in Chicago and strengthening the St. Louis firm’s hand against a competitor…

Ex-Senator Joins Cincinnati Firm

Former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine of Ohio will join the corporate investigations practice of a Cincinnati law firm.

Keating Muething & Klekamp announced the move today, according to…

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