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Former lawyer who is accused of faking settlement allegedly forged signature of BigLaw partner

A lawyer-turned-trucker accused of faking a settlement allegedly forged the signature of a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, a prosecutor told a federal judge Monday.

Law firm’s managing partner had a ‘fixation’ with employee surveillance, wiretap suit says

The managing partner of a Chicago law firm apparently monitored his employees with video cameras and a telephone system that allowed recording of phone calls, according to a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Chicago.

Weekly Briefs: Kirkland tops $6B in revenue; another Pop-Tarts suit is tossed

Kirkland likely No. 1 for revenue

Last year Kirkland & Ellis had gross revenue of $6.042 billion and average profits per partner of more than $7.3 million. With those numbers,…

Ex-Tesla attorney leveraged her contract expertise into a book and thriving LinkedIn community

In 2020, a contract attorney posted to LinkedIn once per day, every day, for a month. A selection of those posts found its way into a self-published book, Practical Tips on How To Contract.

Weekly Briefs: BigLaw firm settles ‘mommy track’ suit; ban on scraped court data challenged

Morrison & Foerster settles ‘mommy track’ suit

Morrison & Foerster has settled with two remaining plaintiffs in a lawsuit contending that the law firm discriminates against lawyer moms. In…

Best Lawyers sues Washingtonian publisher for ‘Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers’ directory

The company that does business as Best Lawyers has sued the publisher of the Washingtonian magazine for its publication of a directory and lawyer referral service called “Washington, D.C.’s Best Lawyers.”

43 restructuring lawyers jump from this law firm to Paul Hastings

Forty-three restructuring lawyers, including 18 partners, are leaving Stroock & Stroock & Lavan to join Paul Hastings in what is one of the largest lateral group moves of the 21st century.

Uber-ads: Always on the lookout for effective ways to advertise, lawyers are turning to ride-share vehicles

Miami-based personal injury attorney Amanda Demanda says since she started using Carvertise last year, she has frequently heard from people in the community who have seen ride-share cars with her image on them.

Keep Austin Wired: Driven by a tech boom, lawyers are flocking to Austin, Texas

Austin had become a vibrant and mature tech hub—so much so that Perkins Coie in February 2020, seeing “significant strategic opportunities in Texas as Austin and Dallas continue to grow as business centers for startups, medium-size companies and large global corporations,” opened an office in Austin. This February, it moved into an 18,000-square-foot space after signing a multiyear lease in June.

Much Ado About Nothing? When it comes to lawyers, is the ‘Great Resignation’ really just the ‘Great Reshuffle’?

BigLaw partners and associates joining the Great Resignation are not so much rejecting the legal industry as they are embracing new possibilities and bidding for greener pastures. Maybe the term should instead be referred to as the “Great Reshuffling,” as lawyers are voting with their feet against job discontent and optimistically seeking new paths.

Former BigLaw partner’s lack of ‘introspection’ leads to recommendation against reinstatement

A former partner at Hunton & Williams hasn’t proven that he is fit to resume law practice, according to a recommendation against reinstatement by a hearing committee in Washington, D.C.

How law firms are structuring partnership agreements to curb lateral movement

More law firms are using clawback provisions and forgivable loans as a partner retention tool, according to recruiters who spoke with Law.com.

With some partners earning as much as $20M, older lawyers may consider retirement

A surge in law firm profits may be spurring some law firm partners to consider retirement. Some partners at large law firms are earning eight figures. At one BigLaw firm, some partners earned $20 million last year.

Lateral hiring rebounded at an unprecedented rate of nearly 111% in 2021, NALP says

Lateral hiring at law firms was up nearly 111% in 2021 following a 30% decline in 2020, according to the National Association for Law Placement.

Coca-Cola never adopted diversity plan for law firms; group that threatened suit targets other companies

Coca-Cola never implemented a directive that required its outside law firms to use diverse lawyers for at least 30% of their billed attorney time on new matters.

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