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Plaintiffs Firms Bring International Tort Claims

Plaintiffs class-action firms are starting to get involved in international human-rights cases.

Previously such suits were usually brought by public-interest lawyers. But now plaintiffs firms such as Motley Rice of…

Pay Gap Grows at Top 100 and 200 Firms

The pay gap is widening for partners in American Lawyer’s top 100 and second 100 law firms.

Average pay for all partners rose 10.7 percent in top 100 firms and…

Operation Law Firm Leader

Ex-Military Types Bring Strong Organizational Skills and Integrity to the Job

Milberg Weiss Discusses Plea Deal

Four top partners from Milberg Weiss & Bershad met with federal prosecutors in Los Angeles on Wednesday to talk about settling charges that the firm paid kickbacks to lead class-action…

Lerach to Leave His Calif. Firm

Securities class-action lawyer William S. Lerach has been telling clients that he will be leaving his San Diego law firm.

Lerach has sued high-profile companies such as AOL, Enron and…

Milberg Partner in Plea Talks

A lawyer with securities class-action firm Milberg Weiss & Bershad is negotiating a plea deal with the government, the Wall Street Journal reports (sub. req.).

If…

Coca-Cola Taps Skadden for Energy Brands Deal

When Coca-Cola Co. needed lawyers to help it acquire Energy Brands Inc. for $1.4 billion, the company turned to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

King & Spalding has represented…

Benefits Spell Relief for Harried Associates

Some law firms are providing special fringe benefits in an effort to boost recruiting and keep their attorneys happy.

The National Law Journal found firms providing…

Brocade Switches Firms in Options Suit

Brocade Communications Systems has dropped Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as its defense counsel in an options backdating suit, after a federal judge said the firm had an apparent conflict…

Lawyers Find Clients on MySpace

Attorneys are using social networking Web sites to reach potential clients.

Texas Lawyer found several attorneys, mostly criminal defense and entertainment lawyers, with listings on MySpace.com.

They…

More Calif. Firms to Pay Associates $160,000

More California firms have announced they will pay new associates $160,000 a year.

The latest firms to indicate they will reach that pay level are Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Munger,…

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…

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