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As its workforce shrinks, this BigLaw firm restores salaries and reorganizes

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has cut 4% of its global workforce and reorganized practice groups since undertaking a strategic review last year.

Afternoon Briefs: Top DOJ officials backed family separations; judge forgives gunman who killed her son

Top DOJ officials said to be ‘driving force’ in family separations

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, told federal prosecutors in 2018 that…

Sheppard Mullin lays off staffers as it restores pay

Lawyers and staff members at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton will be getting full paychecks and make-whole payments for money withheld because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BigLaw firm resolves pay bias claim over bonuses paid at predecessor firm

Locke Lord has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that a predecessor law firm discriminated against 22 female associates by paying them lower bonuses than their male colleagues.

The psychological obstacles to achieving diversity in the legal profession

Last year, I wrote that the legal profession’s failure to retain women and minorities was not a “hard problem,” but rather a character flaw. My intent was not to imply malice; many partners at law firms genuinely want their diversity numbers to improve. Still, facts are facts.

Former bonus leader Cravath isn’t paying special bonuses; it’s reportedly 3rd BigLaw firm to say no

Several large law firms are paying special bonuses to associates this fall, but Cravath, Swaine & Moore won’t be among them. The announcement appeared to surprise Above the Law, which described Cravath as “the perennial bonus leader.”

Afternoon Briefs: Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings will be released; another firm pays special bonuses

Kentucky AG will release Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has said he will comply with a judge’s order to release a recording of grand jury…

Afternoon Briefs: Weil Gotshal special bonuses tied to hours; Trump sued by his niece

Weil Gotshal bonuses could reach $50K for top billers

Weil Gotshal & Manges is breaking from the ranks by tying special bonuses to hours worked and raising the top amount…

Afternoon Briefs: Facebook sued over Kenosha killing; GC says she was fired for failing to soften criticism

Facebook, militia groups and Kyle Rittenhouse sued

The partner of Anthony Huber, a man killed in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests, is among four plaintiffs suing Facebook, militia groups and Kyle Rittenhouse,…

Afternoon Briefs: Ginsburg clerks line Supreme Court steps; cop indicted in Breonna Taylor case

Ginsburg clerks serve as honorary pallbearers

A “small army” of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s former law clerks stood in rows on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court…

Afternoon Briefs: Mueller prosecutor has regrets in tell-all book; federal courthouse is a hurricane casualty

Book by Mueller prosecutor says more could have been done

A book by Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller said the office failed to fully investigate…

Seyfarth Shaw announces some layoffs while rolling back salary cuts

Seyfarth Shaw has announced that it is returning staff members to full 2020 salaries, restoring attorney compensation, and bringing back some furloughed employees.

Afternoon Briefs: Self-driving car crash leads to charge; ABA center will monitor trial of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero

Backup driver for self-driving car is charged after crash death

A backup driver for an Uber self-driving test vehicle has been charged with negligent homicide for a March 2018 crash…

BigLaw firm is punishing 5 departing partners in bonus clawback dispute, petition says

Five former Nixon Peabody partners allege that their former law firm tried to punish them for jumping to DLA Piper by trying to claw back bonuses and withholding money in support of the effort.

Have COVID-19 bonus wars begun? Milbank matches higher scale for special bonuses

Milbank is paying special bonuses to its associates that match those of Davis Polk & Wardwell while sweetening the payout for top performers. “We called it yesterday. The COVID-19 bonus wars are upon us,” says one publication.

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