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Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw sex bias suit may be resolved; US judiciary seeks $7M for COVID-19 impact

Secretary’s BigLaw sex bias suit apparently resolved

A former legal secretary at Troutman Sanders who claimed she was sexually harassed by a partner at Troutman Sanders has apparently resolved her…

Two more BigLaw employees diagnosed with COVID-19, including a partner in critical condition

Large law firms continue to grapple with the new coronavirus as employees are diagnosed with the illness.

A partner with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Louisiana was hospitalized…

Pierce Bainbridge managing partner goes on leave amid internal probe

Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht managing partner John Pierce has gone on a leave of absence amid an internal probe into his alleged acceptance of money from a lender…

Afternoon Briefs: Jim Bakker warned about COVID-19 claims; Reed Smith widow loses in 7th Circuit

Televangelist told to stop peddling COVID-19 elixir

Two state attorneys general and two federal agencies are trying to stop televangelist Jim Bakker from peddling a supplement called Silver Solution as…

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…

Chevron replaces BakerHostetler partner accused of ‘shaking his behind’ in front of opposing lawyer

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. has replaced a BakerHostetler partner accused of “shaking his behind” in front of the opposing counsel during a mediation last summer.

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Dissolved law firm has no right to profits in hourly fee matters taken to new firm, appeals court says
The bankruptcy trustee for the dissolved Howrey law firm has lost another round in his bid to claw back profits from partners who took hourly matters with them to new law firms.
Sanctions motion says BakerHostetler partner was ‘shaking his behind’ in front of opposing lawyer
A sanctions motion seeks the disqualification of a BakerHostetler partner defending Chevron in a discrimination suit because of alleged “abusive language and gestures” during a mediation in August 2019.
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.
Former BigLaw partner is suspended after writing himself checks from firm, claiming gambling addiction
A former partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker has been suspended after an ethics panel concluded that he wrote himself checks from the law firm’s operating account and then lied about a gambling addiction.
Recent spate of big-money guaranteed contracts for lateral partners raises eyebrows and concerns
DC Bar considers relaxing its already-lenient rules to allow nonlawyer ownership of law firms
The District of Columbia Bar is considering changes to its ethics rules that could allow external ownership of law firms, as well as businesses in which lawyers and nonlawyers provide both legal and nonlegal services.
BigLaw partner is accused of sexual harassment by ousted CEO of Grammys organization
The ousted CEO of the Grammys organization has accused a Greenberg Traurig shareholder of sexual harassment in a charge of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
New survey finds No. 1 reason why partners leave their firms—and it’s not the most-obvious one
Contrary to popular belief, dissatisfaction with compensation is not the No. 1 reason why partners leave their law firms, according to a new survey of more than 1,300 lateral partners.
Suit by former firm partner alleges cash-flow problems, gay and racial bias
A former nonequity partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres in San Francisco filed a lawsuit last Thursday alleging that the firm treated him differently because he is black and gay.

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