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Some law firms are tweaking partner compensation models because of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic may push law firms that were already reevaluating their partner compensation systems to go forward with changes.
Justice Barrett’s husband says he will remain at his law firm
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s husband, Jesse Barrett, will remain at his South Bend, Indiana, law firm where he has practiced law for the last two years.
Ex-partner’s bias suit alleges he was told Black lawyers left because they can’t handle BigLaw
A former Black partner at K&L Gates alleges in a lawsuit that he was terminated for his complaints about discrimination and then harassed by private investigators hired by the law firm.
Kamala Harris’ BigLaw husband will leave DLA Piper; experts had warned of ethics issues
The husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a partner at DLA Piper, will sever all ties with the law firm before the inauguration in January.
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Updated: The law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur has withdrawn from its representation of the Trump campaign in a federal lawsuit filed Monday evening that alleged voting irregularities across the state of Pennsylvania.
Afternoon Briefs: Sherrilyn Ifill among winners of this award; app automates expungement

Sherrilyn Ifill among Spirit of Excellence winners

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, is one of five winners of the 2021 Spirit of Excellence…

Quinn Emanuel no longer represents Steve Bannon after he suggests beheading Dr. Fauci
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has said it is no longer representing Steve Bannon after the former strategist for President Donald Trump made controversial remarks on a podcast.
Deloitte’s legal arm will add up to 86 lawyers from UK law firm
Deloitte’s legal arm is acquiring the London law firm Kemp Little and up to 86 of its lawyers, including its 29 partners.
Former client acknowledges spying on BigLaw partner but says it’s a common tactic
A former Dechert client told a London judge Tuesday that spying conducted on a BigLaw partner is a common tactic in hard-fought commercial litigation.
Former Davis Polk associate may pursue retaliation claim, judge says; other racial bias claims tossed
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that a Black former associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell can pursue a retaliation claim against three partners, but many of his other racial bias claims were inadequate.
Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw partner in mansion rent dispute; 115 court employees have COVID-19

BigLaw partner is accused of failing to pay mansion rent

A affidavit filed in housing court alleges that Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner A. Mark Getachew has stiffed his landlord…

Vandals ‘picked the wrong guy’ when they defaced my home for client work, BigLaw partner says
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Randy Mastro has said he won’t be intimidated by vandals who spray-painted his home with epithets, apparently due to his involvement in a homeless issue.
BigLaw partner settles suit alleging rape by bartender
A Mayer Brown partner has settled a lawsuit against Brennan’s of Houston for an alleged October 2015 rape by a bartender who worked there.
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: Property law scholar wins ‘genius grant;’ judge says inmates entitled to stimulus checks

Law prof who studied Black land ownership wins ‘genius grant’

Thomas Wilson Mitchell, a law professor at the Texas A&M University, is the only lawyer among 21 winners of the…

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