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Some law firms try to keep their lawyers under the radar in misguided effort to keep them

Some law firms trying to hold on to their lawyers are offering special bonuses and perks, making counteroffers, offering more interesting work, and promoting on a shortened timeline.

Lawyers and staffers at just 3 BigLaw firms gave more money to Trump than Biden

Lawyers and staff members at top law firms overwhelmingly favored President Joe Biden and Democratic Party organizations in campaign contributions than former President Donald Trump, according to a law professor’s analysis.

Path to BigLaw partnership gets longer for some, new survey finds

The partnership track has gotten longer in recent years, according to experts who spoke with Law.com and about 42% of newer partners responding to an American Lawyer poll.

Kirkland & Ellis apparently wins huge fee in contingency case

Kirkland & Ellis has apparently received a $200 million contingency fee in its representation of a company claiming that its purchase of chemical businesses was marred by the seller’s fraud and breach of contract.

Fired legal assistant derides Fox Rothschild’s ‘pearl-clutching’ over explicit photo in proposed lawsuit

A fired legal assistant at Fox Rothschild is defending her decision to include a partly redacted, sexually explicit photo as an exhibit in her proposed amended lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct by a lawyer at the law firm.

Law firm talent war drives firm expenses up 7.2%; will associates be a ‘profit sinkhole’?

Direct expenses at larger law firms increased 7.2% in the last year, mostly driven by a jump in associate compensation, according to the latest Peer Monitor Index report by Thomson Reuters.

Another midsize firm raises associate pay

Several midsize law firms are boosting starting pay for associates next year in a bid to stay competitive.

Weekly Briefs: ‘Copyright troll’ lawyer is suspended; law grad who married Japanese princess fails bar

‘Copyright troll’ lawyer is suspended in NY

A New York appeals court has suspended a lawyer once deemed a “copyright troll” because of the large number of

Which law firms have the youngest and oldest partners?

At Kirkland & Ellis, 75% of U.S. partners earned their JDs in the 2000s, more than any other law firm in the Am Law 200, according to a report on attorney demographics done for Reuters.

‘No one can stop me’: Lawyer tells bar he isn’t really suspended, and it can’t block his paralegal work

A Kentucky lawyer who says he is working as a paralegal at the law firm carrying his name claims to be retired, rather than suspended, which means that the Kentucky Bar Association has no authority to hold him in contempt for allegedly practicing law.

Some California law firms turn down work amid associate shortage; six-figure signing bonuses reported

A shortage of associates in California’s Bay Area is leading some law firms to turn down work and others to strain available lawyers with the workload, according to a report by the Recorder.

Pioneering Utah justice will join BigLaw firm opening Salt Lake City office

Utah Supreme Court Justice Constandinos “Deno” Himonas, one of the major driving forces behind his state’s groundbreaking reforms opening up the legal marketplace to nontraditional providers, recently announced that he will be retiring from the bench to join a major law firm opening an office in the state’s capital.

Cap billable hours for lawyer well-being, state bar report says; survey found this group is least satisfied

Law firms should promote lawyer well-being by capping billable hours, encouraging full vacations and managing client expectations, according to a report released Monday by the New York State Bar Association Task Force on Attorney Well-Being.

BigLaw firm announces special bonuses; blog notes key word is ‘discretionary’

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison announced special bonuses last week for associates and counsels who showed “exceptional commitment.”

Pro bono work increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, reports show

As the National Celebration of Pro Bono comes to an end, several legal aid organizations are reporting that pro bono work actually increased during the COVID-19 pandemic as more remote volunteering opportunities became available.

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