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Dechert faces new ‘hack-and-smear’ suit; plaintiff is fired Wall Street Journal reporter

A fired reporter from the Wall Street Journal has filed a lawsuit accusing Dechert of participating in a “hack-and-smear operation” that led to his firing and blackballing in the journalism community.

Dechert was ‘willfully blind’ to partner accused of conspiring to hack opponent’s emails, RICO suit says

A civil racketeering lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Dechert of turning a blind eye to alleged unethical conduct by a London partner who allegedly conspired to hack and release the emails of a client’s opponent.

Former Jones Day partner is fined by UK judge for telling client to delete secure messaging app

A London judge has fined a former Jones Day partner about $28,000 after finding him in contempt of court for telling a client’s business to delete a secure messaging app.

Another BigLaw firm adopts a menopause policy

Linklaters is the latest BigLaw firm in the United Kingdom to adopt a policy that provides resources and education regarding menopause.

Ropes & Gray is accused of ‘unrelenting’ workload that caused UK barrister’s meltdown at work

A London barrister has sued Ropes & Gray for an alleged “unrelenting” workload that left her unable to continue with her career.

ABA observers will share their takeaways from the UN climate change conference in Glasgow

Next week, ABA members who attended and observed COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, will share their takeaways from the annual summit and ideas for how others can get involved.

Law firm CEO discusses new book, the evolution of contracts and where he thinks contracts are headed

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Alex Hamilton, the CEO of Radiant Law, a U.K.-based law firm focused on contracts, and the author of Sign Here: The Enterprise Guide to Closing Contracts Quickly.

Dating app is for lawyers, legal professionals and those who want to meet them

A dating app called Lawyr is intended to connect people in the legal community with each other or with others who want to meet them.

Reed Smith expects to cut 66 legal secretary jobs in voluntary separation program

Reed Smith expects to cut 44 legal secretary jobs in the United States and another 22 of those jobs in the United Kingdom in a voluntary separation program, the law firm said Wednesday.

Morrison & Foerster cuts staff, citing trends accelerated by COVID-19 pandemic

Morrison & Foerster is cutting 4% of its staff positions in the United States and is in the process of eliminating a handful of staff jobs in the United Kingdom.

BigLaw firm cuts more than 130 jobs in offices overseas

Norton Rose Fulbright has cut 132 jobs in a restructuring affecting offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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.

No-deal Brexit could have drastic consequences for criminal justice

Brexit negotiations may have been extended, but lawyers and law enforcement officials continue to worry that Exit Day—the day the U.K. leaves the European Union—could bring the gears of justice to a grinding halt.

DLA Piper lawyers in the UK are targeted in email scam

Scammers posed as DLA Piper lawyers in the United Kingdom to trick an entity into making a payment to a fraudulent bank account.

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