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This former attorney general now bills for BigLaw at nearly $2,300 per hour

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is billing at $2,295 as a partner at Covington & Burling, according to a contract that the firm signed with a public university.

Judge rules retirement accounts of former BigLaw lawyer can be tapped for $10.4M restitution order

A federal judge in New York City has ruled against a former income partner with Katten Muchin Rosenman in the federal government’s bid to garnish his retirement accounts to help pay a $10.4 million restitution order.

Departing lawyers who copied firm’s databases may be liable for unfair business practices, top state court says

Departing lawyers who downloaded a “treasure trove” of proprietary materials from their Boston law firm may be liable for unfair or deceptive business practices, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled.

Greenberg Traurig leaders begin RV tour to visit firm’s 30 US offices

Leaders of Greenberg Traurig are taking outreach seriously.

Afternoon Briefs: Slower-paying law students wait-listed; ‘tiger mom’ law prof back in the news

Law school wait-lists students who finished late in deposit race

The University of Notre Dame’s law school is facing criticism for putting pressure on would-be law students to make their…

Former death row inmate thanks God and his lawyers for his release after 30-plus years in prison

A former death row inmate in Florida told reporters Thursday that he thanked God and his legal team for his release from prison.

BigLaw firm must face suit alleging it broke promise to retain lawyer as long as she ‘performed as an average associate’

A California appeals court has revived a lawsuit alleging that Drinker Biddle & Reath broke its promise to retain a lawyer as long as she "performed as an average associate."

Womble Bond Dickinson sees savings opportunity in flexible work, aims to cut office space by up to 50%

Womble Bond Dickinson aims to reduce square footage for U.S. offices by up 50% as lawyers and staff members spend more time working from home.

Polsinelli’s commitment to diversity was ‘mere pretense,’ alleges gay ousted partner in bias suit

A former bankruptcy partner at Polsinelli claims that the firm denied him associate and administrative support, lowered his compensation, de-equitized his partnership, and replaced him with a younger, heterosexual woman, all because of his sexual orientation and age.

BigLaw partner added ‘fictional hours’ to client bills, meriting a 2-year suspension, court says

Clients were satisfied with the work of lawyer Doreen Zankowski, who worked “exceedingly hard” and produced excellent results, according to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

But substantial evidence shows that…

Orrick hopes to battle burnout with ‘unplug time’ policy

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe wants its staff members and lawyers to take a week off work “to truly unplug.”

Experienced cloud-based law firm thrives during COVID-19, co-founder says

“You make a lot more money when you come work for us than you do at a traditional firm,” says Kevin E. Broyles, a co-founder and managing partner of FisherBroyles.

Who’s Zooming who in the lateral partner market?

During my firm’s annual review meeting to discuss a tumultuous 2020, luckily, my phone rang. It was a law firm partner curious about the state of the lateral partner market.

Boies Schiller sees big drop in revenue after partner departures

Boies Schiller Flexner will likely drop out of the American Lawyer’s list of the nation’s top 100 grossing law firms after losing a third of its equity partners last year.

Ex-Boies Schiller lawyer was ousted from new firm in ‘deplorable scheme’ to keep cryptocurrency fees, suit says

The former Boies Schiller Flexner partner sued for refusing to leave his new law firm is claiming that his ouster was a pretextual money grab in his own lawsuit filed Tuesday in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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