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Another BigLaw firm joins the list of firms laying off staff

Legal consultants have predicted that law firms would continue to cut administrative staff that supported lawyers before the COVID-19 pandemic, and they weren’t wrong. “These changes reflect long-term trends in the legal market,” a spokesperson said.

Afternoon Briefs: Federal courthouse closed because of COVID-19; appeals court blocks abortion-referral ban

COVID-19 cases reportedly lead to federal court shutdown

The federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, was temporarily closed Friday after several security officers from the building reportedly tested positive for…

Afternoon Briefs: Another firm trims salary cuts; lawyer is accused of writing $400K in bad checks

Kelley Drye trims some salary cuts

Kelley Drye & Warren is reducing 10% pay cuts to 5% cuts for associates, special counsels and staff earning more than $100,000. Reductions…

Skadden is latest firm to announce layoffs; experts say more law firms will follow
As several law firms announced layoffs this week, consultants warned of more bloodletting ahead. One consultant spoke of overcapacity among nonequity partners. Others said staff members are at risk as lawyers working at home are becoming more self-sufficient.
Layoffs hit furloughed staffers at 2 BigLaw firms, lawyers and staffers at another
Updated: Layoffs are hitting workers at Baker McKenzie, Davis Wright Tremaine and Venable.
Afternoon Briefs: State files 100th lawsuit challenging Trump policies; 2 more firms reverse pay cuts

California files 100th suit against Trump administration

California and 21 other states have filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that curtails the scope of environmental reviews conducted to…

Afternoon Briefs: Bankruptcy classes more popular; John Pierce representing teen in Kenosha shootings

More law students are taking bankruptcy classes

Some law professors are reporting the demand for their bankruptcy classes is booming. Ronald Mann, a Columbia Law School professor, told Thomson Reuters…

Growing number of law firms at least partly roll back salary cuts
Salary cuts are easing for lawyers and staffers at many law firms that adopted austerity measures to controls costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Afternoon Briefs: Steve Bannon charged; more BigLaw firms trim pay cuts

Steve Bannon charged with defrauding donors

President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Stephen Bannon is among four people charged with defrauding donors to an online crowdfunding campaign called “We…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer is accused of $20M money laundering scam; BigLaw firm trims salary cuts

Lawyer is charged in alleged $20M cryptocurrency scam

Lawyer Scott Hughes, 44, of Newport Beach, California, has been accused of helping launder at least $20 million in an alleged cryptocurrency…

Salaries and job rates up for 2019 law grads, reaching highest point since Great Recession
Law graduates in the class of 2019 saw employment and salary gains that are the highest since the Great Recession, according to figures released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement.
Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm eases pay cuts; virtual law firm expands into US

Katten Muchin partly restores pay

Katten Muchin Rosenman has trimmed pay cuts announced in April. The firm had cut pay by up to 20% for lawyers and business professionals…

Quinn Emanuel seeks fee amounting to $18,500 per hour; will judge approve it?
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is asking to be paid $185 million for representing insurers suing the federal government for compensation under the Affordable Care Act.
Pay is at least partly restored at these law firms; some lawyers will get bonuses
Associates and staffers at some law firms are getting good news after seeing lower paychecks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Partner distributions resume at some law firms amid coronavirus crisis
At least two large law firms are resuming partner distributions after trimming them in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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