Midsize Firm

654 ABA Journal Midsize Firm articles.

After getting attorney feedback, Goldberg Segalla revamps installment-payment bonus program
Goldberg Segalla has said it has made “significant changes” to a planned bonus program that required bonuses to be paid in installments and docked associates for billable hour credit when clients didn’t pay up.
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…

Jones Day and Porter Wright file election suits for Trump to the dismay of some of their lawyers
Updated: The law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur has withdrawn from its representation of the Trump campaign in a federal lawsuit filed Monday evening that alleged voting irregularities across the state of Pennsylvania.
Restraining order bars former BigLaw associate from disclosing confidential law firm documents
Cole Schotz has obtained a two-week restraining order that bars a former associate, who said he wants to "live a life of meaning," from disclosing the law firm's confidential documents.
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.
These BigLaw firms had the most partner exits; one firm says pandemic changed career plans
Kirkland & Ellis had the most partner departures this year among larger law firms, followed by Boies Schiller Flexner, according to an analysis of lateral partner movement by legal consulting firm Decipher.
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…

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.

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