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Midsize Firm

745 ABA Journal Midsize Firm articles.

Eckert Seamans lays off business administrative professionals

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott has laid off 2% of its business administrative professionals, a law firm spokesperson told Above the Law.

Another law firm defers start date for some associates

Fenwick & West has pushed back the start date for first-year corporate and transaction associates.

Weekly Briefs: New ethics rule considered in Virginia; name partner launches new firm

Virginia proposes ban on agreements limiting ethics complaints

A proposed ethics rule in Virginia would ban lawyers from making agreements with clients or former clients that limit their right to…

Law firms see ‘bifurcated recovery’ with strengths and challenges varying by firm size

The nation’s top 100 grossing law firms are experiencing different financial strengths and challenges than midsize firms in a “bifurcated recovery,” according to a Thomson Reuters report released this week.

Grit and growth mindset boosts work of teams, new ABA report finds

Can teams operate in a gritty and growth mindset-oriented way, and if so, does that make them more successful?

10% of lawyers and staff members laid off at Silicon Valley-based law firm

Silicon Valley-based law firm Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian said in an internal memo Tuesday it is laying off 10% of its lawyers, paralegals and staff members in its U.S. offices “in response to current macroeconomic and market conditions.”

Work slowdown is just one reason for 2022 profit drop among Am Law 200 firms

Profits decreased by double-digit percentages for many law firms in the Am Law 200 in 2022, but the blame is not entirely with a work slowdown.

Lowenstein Sandler lays off 16 staff members, citing changing needs and shifting market

Lowenstein Sandler has laid off 16 business services professionals, the law firm confirmed to Law.com Wednesday evening.

Law firms have ‘another risk to contemplate’ after failure of bank that catered to their needs

The failure of Signature Bank in New York could lead to delays in accessing capital by the many midsize law firms that used its services, despite the government’s takeover of the financial institution, according to reporting by Law.com.

Smith Gambrell faces 2 suits over late disclosure of hack said to have exposed client information

Two proposed class actions filed against Smith, Gambrell & Russell last week allege that the law firm failed to safeguard clients' private information and waited too long to disclose a hack of its cloud-based database.

Using data, law prof finds many disciplined lawyers represent consumers—with no oversight

A new working paper claims that for attorneys with records of public discipline, many are sole practitioners who opened firms following lawyer regulation decisions.

Taylor English partner screamed at opposing counsel, called her a ‘worthless human,’ sanctions motion claims

Updated: A federal judge in North Carolina has determined that a Taylor English partner engaged in "unacceptable, deplorable" conduct in a courtroom confrontation with his opposing counsel.

Dip in summer associate hiring at firms is bad omen for larger class of 2024, NALP says

Law students in the class of 2024 may find it more difficult to find a job with a larger law firm after graduation, according to one sign of the hiring market.

Tools for legal professionals to work at higher level ‘are on the horizon,’ says software developer CEO

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Early Stephens, the CEO of Actionstep, a practice management software developer that serves law firms worldwide, about its newly released survey, 2023 Midsize Law Firm Priorities Report, which focuses on the most prominent priorities and trends impacting legal teams.

Am Law 200 firm cuts lawyers and staffers as it looks at cost-cutting measures

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch confirmed Monday that it has laid off lawyers and staff members.

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