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Some law firms are tweaking partner compensation models because of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic may push law firms that were already reevaluating their partner compensation systems to go forward with changes.
Afternoon Briefs: Bankruptcy judge OKs opioid deal; judge bans immigration arrests at some courts

Bankruptcy judge approves opioid deal

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain in New York has approved a settlement between the government and Purdue Pharma, a maker of OxyContin, to resolve…

Afternoon Briefs: Jeffrey Toobin fired over Zoom exposure; lawyer alleges rape by cop in Breonna Taylor case

Jeffrey Toobin is fired after Zoom incident

The New Yorker has fired legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself on a Zoom call last month. Toobin has…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer sentenced in veterans charity thefts; lawyer accused in romance scams

Lawyer gets prison time for stealing from veterans charity

Former Connecticut lawyer Kevin Creed was sentenced Monday to 3½ years in prison for stealing about $1.4 million from a veterans…

Baker McKenzie kicks off BigLaw bonus season; how much will its associates receive?

Baker McKenzie is the first law firm to announce 2020 bonuses this year. The firms plans to pay its U.S. associates bonuses that match last year’s bonus scale. The amounts could increase, however.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge requires report disclaimer; $2.1B baby powder verdict allowed to stand

Judge requires disclaimer in cop commission report

U.S. District Judge John Bates of the District of Columbia has said President Donald Trump’s national commission on policing can’t release a report…

It’s ‘absurd and flat-out wrong’ to suggest late pay raises were from cash-flow issues, Boies Schiller says
Boies Schiller Flexner is flatly denying a suggestion that cash-flow problems could be the reason why some associate pay raises were delayed.
Katten Muchin lays off some lawyers and business professionals
Katten Muchin Rosenman is laying off “a limited number” of lawyers and some furloughed business professionals.
Afternoon Briefs: Latham will pay fall bonuses; Reagan shooter may display artwork, judge rules

Latham will pay fall bonuses, donate $1M to fight hunger

Latham & Watkins has announced that it will pay fall bonuses ranging from $7,500 to $40,000—the market scale for law…

BigLaw firm lays off 43 business staffers
Hogan Lovells has laid off 43 members of its business services staff in the United States and Mexico.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers favor Biden in individual donations; cities sue over ‘anarchist’ label

Lawyers favor Biden campaign in individual donations

Presidential campaign donations by individual lawyers heavily favor Joe Biden, according to a Reuters analysis. Individual lawyers gave $29 million to Biden’s campaign…

Afternoon Briefs: 1 murder count tossed in George Floyd case; DOJ lawyer turned away from courthouse

Judge tosses one murder charge against officer in George Floyd death

A Minnesota judge on Thursday tossed one of the charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the…

Black law grads trail in employment overall and in bar-passage-required jobs, new NALP report finds
Black law graduates in the class of 2019 had the lowest overall employment rates among all racial and ethnic groups and lower employment in bar-passage-required jobs than white graduates, according to new findings by the National Association for Law Placement.
Afternoon Briefs: Secretaries get extra bonuses at this law firm; AG Barr warns of liberal DAs

Secretaries at this law firm get extra bonuses; associates left out

Goodwin Procter will pay an extra $1,000 to all secretaries to recognize “hard work during these challenging times,” according…

Afternoon Briefs: Another BigLaw firm pays special bonuses; judge charged with stealing campaign funds

Willkie Farr will pay special bonuses

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has announced that it will be paying special bonuses ranging from $7,500 to $40,000, falling in line with a scale…

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