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Bryan Cave partner on leave after arrest in undercover sting investigation

A partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is on indefinite leave after his arrest on a charge of attempted dissemination of indecent materials to a minor in the first degree.

Bar admission denied for applicant who rose to law firm partnership without law license

A New York appeals court has denied bar admission to a 2000 law graduate who practiced law for nearly 10 years without a license, rising to law firm partnership.

Leaders of Lewis Brisbois rebellion sent emails with ‘unacceptable, prejudiced language,’ law firm says

Updated: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith appears to be fighting back after two lawyers left last month to form a law firm. Lewis Brisbois has released emails with “wildly offensive and demeaning language” exchanged by the former partners.

These 5 firms are named best for women and diversity

Perkins Coie has been named the top law firm for women and diversity by Seramount, formerly known as Working Mother Media.

11th Circuit vacates sanctions against Dechert partners, orders new hearing

A federal appeals court has vacated sanctions against two Dechert partners and ordered the judge who imposed the punishment to consider whether the attorneys subjectively engaged in bad-faith conduct.

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…

BigLaw firms find themselves in ‘lateral playpen’

A few large, diversified law firms with growing profits are taking advantage of a market lull to lure partners away from rivals they have outperformed.

BigLaw firm lays off 47 business services employees

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has laid off 34 employees across its U.S. offices and another 13 employees overseas, the law firm announced Thursday.

Alleged cut-and-paste mistake wasn’t reason for client’s claimed $636M loss, Proskauer argues

Proskauer Rose is arguing that a bad business partner—and not a drafting mistake—is to blame for a client’s losses, which are alleged to be around $636 million.

Judge chastises BigLaw lawyers for making demands after opposing counsel seeks delay for newborn

Updated: A federal judge in New York City has chastised lawyers for Proskauer Rose for demanding five concessions from the opposing counsel in a job-bias case before granting his request for a pushed-back deadline because of the birth of his child.

BigLaw partner calls solicitor general’s brief ‘a hot mess’ in SCOTUS filing; was it unseemly?

Twitter critics were quick to scold a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison after he called a brief by U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar “a hot mess” in a U.S. Supreme Court filing.

Federal judge warns law firm that ‘judge shopping ain’t a thing here’

Plaintiffs can’t go looking for “greener judicial pasture” by dropping 213 of 218 defendants from a lawsuit and then filing a new suit against the same 213 defendants, according to a federal judge in Chicago.

More than 110 lawyers leave this BigLaw firm to join new shop

More than 110 lawyers are leaving Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith to join a new law firm founded by two of its longtime lawyers.

Former Baker Donelson lobbyist pleads guilty for role in timber investment scheme

A former Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz lobbyist pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for participating in a scheme to defraud investors in timber investments.

What some BigLaw firms are doing that makes them look more profitable

Ninety-eight of the nation’s top 100 law firms had 44 fewer partners last year than in 2021, continuing a long-term trend of firms “pulling up the ladder,” according to an analysis by Bloomberg Law.

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