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White & Case Selects New Leader

The head of White & Case’s Moscow office will return to New York to become the firm’s new chairman.

Hugh Verrier, an international project finance lawyer, will lead a management…

Suitors Seek Minority-Firm Alliance

Minority-owned Indianapolis firm Coleman Stevenson heard from some big law firms seeking an alliance to please corporate clients concerned about diversity.

Seven-lawyer Coleman Stevenson chose Indianapolis firm Bingham McHale, for…

Another Subprime Practice Group

The meltdown of the subprime mortgage market has enticed another law firm to create a practice group devoted to the resulting legal issues.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler decided to…

5 Nixon Attys Defect to Edwards in NYC

Adding more oomph to the New York City attorney roster of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, five lawyers have jumped ship from Nixon Peabody to join the firm.

The two…

Ropes & Gray to Open in Tokyo

Boston-based Ropes & Gray is opening its first overseas office in Tokyo.

Four lawyers will staff the office, the Boston Herald reports. Among them will be two…

Milberg Weiss Loses Dismissal Motion

Are kickbacks to lead plaintiffs in securities class actions perfectly legal? Not according to a Los Angeles federal judge.

Judge John Walter refused to dismiss charges of illegal kickbacks yesterday…

Another Fox Rothschild Merger

Fox Rothschild continues to buck the trend, adding practice areas when other firms are eliminating them in an effort to improve lawyer revenue.

As part of…

ABA to Weigh Position on Forced Retirement

Aging attorneys will be one of the subjects taken up at the ABA Annual Meeting that begins tomorrow in San Francisco.

A resolution before the policy-making House of Delegates calls…

Four Sidley Partners Moving

London-based Clifford Chance has hired four partners from Sidley Austin’s Washington, D.C., office.

Three of the lawyers represent companies in white-collar crime investigations, Legal Times reports. They…

Ex-Client Loses Paul Weiss Suit

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has succeeded in getting a suit thrown out that claimed the law firm breached a fiduciary duty to a banker it represented in WorldCom…

Firm Gossip Aired on Blogs

Law firms are losing the public relations battle on some blogs that post embarrassing information and critical comments about lawyers and management decisions.

The blogs post gossip about such things…

Firm Acquires Investment Practice

Philadelphia law firm Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads has acquired a three-lawyer investment management practice.

Laura Anne Corsell established the boutique firm in 1994 and will head the investment group…

Freshfields Partner Fined

A partner with London-based Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer will pay a 9,000 pound fine and 50,000 pounds in court costs for a client conflict.

Barry O’Brien was fined yesterday for representing…

New Bankruptcy Dept for Cravath

Signaling a sea change in the way that one of New York City’s most prestigious, upper-echelon law firms runs its practice, Richard Levin has now been working as a partner…

Late Lawyer’s Bookkeeper Indicted

A widow’s legal dispute with employees who worked in her husband’s Miami law office has taken a new turn.

The office manager and bookkeeper, Sara San Martin, has been charged…

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