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605 ABA Journal Midsize Firm articles.

Amazon’s IP Accelerator helps bring in business for large and small firms

As an Amazon Prime member, Miami-based intellectual property lawyer Michael Chesal gets groceries and other goods from the world’s largest online marketplace. And thanks to Amazon’s new IP Accelerator program, Chesal also gets clients.

Eckert Seamans lawyer warns about voice fakers after he nearly wired $9K to scammer

Lawyer Gary Schildhorn believed the crying man who called him for help was his 32-year-old son.

Schildhorn, a member of Eckert Seamans, tells the Philadelphia Inquirer the caller identified…

New leaders share power at Boies Schiller amid lawyer departures and compensation issues
Recent partner defections at Boies Schiller Flexner are a sign of the firm’s natural evolution, according to one of the law firm’s new managing partners, Nicholas Gravante.
No Country for Rural Lawyers: Small-town attorneys still find it hard to thrive

Solving the rural attorney shortage won’t be easy, given that few law graduates appear willing to set up shop in rural America. The situation is only expected to worsen in the near future, given that many lawyers in less-populated counties are approaching retirement age and no younger attorneys have moved in to replace them.

Boies Schiller partner testifies at Harvey Weinstein trial about contract with investigative firm
A Manhattan judge allowed a Boies Schiller Flexner partner to testify at Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial on Thursday despite objections that the testimony violated attorney-client privilege.
BigLaw firm to merge with New York-based law firm
Duane Morris’ New York City office will expand by 60% following a planned merger with Satterlee Stephens.
A dozen Boies Schiller lawyers join new boutique law firm
A dozen lawyers from Boies Schiller Flexner have joined with three other lawyers from well-known law firms to create a 15-lawyer litigation boutique.
Equity partner at law firm wasn’t protected from mandatory retirement by federal age bias law, 8th Circuit rules
An equity partner at Armstrong Teasdale can’t sue under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act for his ouster under a mandatory retirement policy, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Afternoon Briefs: Law firm settles age bias suit; SCOTUS reviews Oracle’s $9B copyright claim

Pryor Cashman settles associate’s age bias suit

Pryor Cashman has settled a lawsuit by an associate who said the firm violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it fired…

2 Midwestern law firms will combine to form new nearly 400-lawyer firm
Midwestern firms Lathrop Gage and Gray Plant Mooty have agreed to merge into a law firm that will have nearly 400 lawyers and 14 offices across nine states and the District of Columbia.
A second former managing partner leaves Irell & Manella as firm shrinks
Irell & Manella has lost two former managing partners in two months.
Did Buckley Sandler co-founder leave voluntarily? Question is at center of insurance dispute
A lawsuit filed last week maintains an insurer has no obligation to pay Buckley Sandler’s claim in connection with the departure of one of its founders because he did not leave voluntarily.
Dentons announces two ‘dual-partnership’ mergers in bid to become ‘first truly national law firm’

Dentons has announced a first step in a plan to become the nation’s “first truly national law firm” through a dual-partnership model.

In the first step, Dentons is adding more…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer found hiding in parents’ closet; ‘fearsome foursome’ law firms named

Bounty hunter helps track down lawyer on the lam

A Connecticut lawyer on the lam was found hiding in a closet in his parents’ home with the help of bounty…

More law firms may close if recession hits; recruiter: ‘Once this party ends, it’s going to end very quickly’

A recession could be the final nail in the coffin for struggling law firms.

The prior recession was an aggravating factor in the dissolution of several law firms, Bloomberg…

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