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Law firm leaders are still mostly white and male, ABA diversity survey says

White male attorneys continue to constitute the highest percentages of equity partners, non-equity partners and associates at law firms, according to an ABA report released Monday.

About one-fifth of lawyers and staffers considered suicide at some point in their careers, new survey says

A new survey of lawyers and staff members hailing mostly from BigLaw has found that anxiety, depression and isolation remain at concerning levels, despite a slight decrease in the percentages since the survey last year.

Despite 12 negative COVID-19 tests, Perkins Coie partner is stuck in 37-day hotel quarantine in China

Perkins Coie partner James Zimmerman was unprepared for the greeting that he received from China, when he returned in March from open-heart surgery in the United States.

DLA Piper adds 27 private equity lawyers; ‘this is just the beginning,’ says US vice chairman

A group of 27 private equity lawyers is leaving Honigman to join DLA Piper in Chicago.

Judge awards nearly $289K as sanction for conduct of BigLaw firm and its former partner

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has awarded $288,900 in attorney fees and expenses to human-rights plaintiffs as a sanction for litigation conduct by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison…

Judge refuses to toss criminal charge against former Perkins Coie partner in special counsel probe

A former Perkins Coie partner failed to win dismissal of a criminal charge against him Wednesday, when a federal judge ruled that the dispute can’t be resolved in advance of trial.

Law firms increasingly offer title of partner to lure lateral associates

Law firms are increasingly dangling the prospect of partnership status to lure needed associates from other law firms.

Former lawyer who is accused of faking settlement allegedly forged signature of BigLaw partner

A lawyer-turned-trucker accused of faking a settlement allegedly forged the signature of a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, a prosecutor told a federal judge Monday.

Law firm’s managing partner had a ‘fixation’ with employee surveillance, wiretap suit says

The managing partner of a Chicago law firm apparently monitored his employees with video cameras and a telephone system that allowed recording of phone calls, according to a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Chicago.

43 restructuring lawyers jump from this law firm to Paul Hastings

Forty-three restructuring lawyers, including 18 partners, are leaving Stroock & Stroock & Lavan to join Paul Hastings in what is one of the largest lateral group moves of the 21st century.

Former BigLaw partner’s lack of ‘introspection’ leads to recommendation against reinstatement

A former partner at Hunton & Williams hasn’t proven that he is fit to resume law practice, according to a recommendation against reinstatement by a hearing committee in Washington, D.C.

How law firms are structuring partnership agreements to curb lateral movement

More law firms are using clawback provisions and forgivable loans as a partner retention tool, according to recruiters who spoke with Law.com.

With some partners earning as much as $20M, older lawyers may consider retirement

A surge in law firm profits may be spurring some law firm partners to consider retirement. Some partners at large law firms are earning eight figures. At one BigLaw firm, some partners earned $20 million last year.

Lateral hiring rebounded at an unprecedented rate of nearly 111% in 2021, NALP says

Lateral hiring at law firms was up nearly 111% in 2021 following a 30% decline in 2020, according to the National Association for Law Placement.

Lawyer disbarred for submitting more than $14K in false expense reports to firm he co-founded

Maryland’s highest court has disbarred a lawyer who allegedly squandered the second chance that he was given when his law firm first discovered that he had falsified an expense report. The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred lawyer Keith M. Bonner.

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