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646 ABA Journal Midsize Firm articles.

Pay gap has widened for male and female partners in larger law firms, new report says
The pay gap between male and female partners is growing, partly because compensation for male partners is increasing at a faster rate than that of female partners, according to a report by legal recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa.
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.
Self-described ‘lottery lawyer’ is accused of scheming to defraud his winner clients

A New York lawyer who describes himself as “the lottery lawyer” has been charged in a federal indictment with scheming to defraud three of his winning clients. Jason Kurland was accused of getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks.

Lawyer is accused of leading cop on high-speed chase, suggesting pizza outing after arrest
Updated: A Florida lawyer was held at gunpoint and forced out of her car after allegedly leading a Florida Keys deputy on a high-speed chase, according to an arrest report. She later suggested that they go out for pizza, the report said.
In expansion push, Dentons announces combination with law firm of nearly 100 lawyers
In its push to become the first truly national U.S. law firm, 10,000-plus lawyer firm Dentons has announced that it is combining with Utah firm Durham Jones & Pinegar.
Fennemore Craig announces merger; it’s not the time to ‘curl up in a ball,’ CEO says

Fennemore Craig will merge with California law firm Dowling Aaron, creating a law firm with 180 lawyers. Fennemore Craig CEO James Goodnow said the merger will make the combined firm “a dominant player in agriculture business and water law” in the U.S.

Accused of hiding asbestos evidence, Cahill Gordon and chemical company agree to pay $73M
Cahill Gordon & Reindel and the chemical company BASF have agreed to pay $72.5 million to settle claims that the law firm and a company acquired by BASF had hidden evidence of asbestos in talc products during litigation.
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.
38 lawyers will work at Husch Blackwell’s new virtual office

Thirty-eight lawyers and 12 other professionals at Husch Blackwell will join its new virtual office, dubbed The Link.

The professionals come from eight Husch Blackwell offices, according to a

Afternoon Briefs: Judge won’t stop Mary Trump book; judge rejects Weinstein deal

Judge won’t block publication of Mary Trump’s book

Judge Hal Greenwald of New York ruled Monday night that a confidentiality agreement couldn’t be used to stop publication or promotion of…

Miller Canfield lays off and furloughs some lawyers
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone has laid off and furloughed some lawyers as a result of the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hughes Hubbard lays off lawyers, staffers after receiving paycheck protection loan
Hughes Hubbard & Reed has laid off some associates and staff members after receiving a paycheck protection loan from the federal government.
Former law firm partner suspended for approving settlements without telling insurer client
A former partner at Goldberg Segalla in its Pennsylvania office has been suspended for three years for settling cases without informing the insurer who hired his law firm.
Dozens of BigLaw firms are getting paycheck protection loans; which ones made the list?

Boies Schiller Flexner is among dozens of larger and more profitable law firms that received paycheck protection loans. Boies Schiller received between $5 million and $10 million. What other firms also received loans of up to $10 million?

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