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Merger will create ‘super-regional’ Midwestern firm

4 hours 52 sec ago
Ulmer & Berne and Greensfelder Hemker & Gale announced Tuesday that they are merging effective Feb. 1, a combination that will produce a “super-regional firm”…

Not to be outdone, first-mover Milbank increases its raises for some associates

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 12:20
Milbank, the first BigLaw firm to announce associate pay hikes this year, is making some adjustments after BigLaw embraced a more generous pay scale.


Why did township lawyer blurt out ‘white power’ at meeting? He had no explanation

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 11:00
A Michigan lawyer who represented Mt. Morris Township since the 1990s has resigned after he raised his fist at a meeting and blurted out “white…

Ex-boyfriend of Covington associate pleads guilty to using information in her files for insider trading

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 10:25
The former boyfriend of an associate at Covington & Burling pleaded guilty on Monday to using information he found in her files for insider trading.


Public defender who defended cocaine use as sometimes beneficial should be suspended, disciplinary counsel says

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 16:26
A lawyer who displayed a “stunning void of evidence regarding any genuine pursuit of sobriety” should be suspended for using cocaine before his client’s hearing…

Felony murder retrial of former Fisher Phillips partner delayed amid evidence dispute

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 13:39
The felony murder retrial of former Fisher Phillips partner Claud “Tex” McIver, who is accused of fatally shooting his wife, has been delayed to allow…

Alleged Cuban agent most recently worked in BigLaw

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 11:10
A former U.S. ambassador who was arrested Friday for allegedly acting as a Cuban agent had recently worked at Foley & Lardner as a senior…

Navigating family law cases requires an abundance of one thing: respect

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 15:58
My 40-plus years litigation practice in the Toronto area consisted of a moderate amount of family, aka matrimonial, cases. In spite of this area being…

Foley & Lardner rescinds associate job offer over comments following Hamas attack

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 09:25
Foley & Lardner rescinded a job offer to an incoming associate just before she was set to begin work at the firm's Chicago office in…

Is virtual law firm FisherBroyles about to lose 140 lawyers? Details of ‘significant new venture’ to come

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 16:30

Two practice leaders at virtual law firm FisherBroyles’ have confirmed they are leaving and plan to “announce details of a significant new venture shortly,” according…

Anti-Zionist policies by student groups at UC Berkeley Law fostered harassment and hatred, suit alleges

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 11:00
A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that anti-Zionist policies by student groups at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law violate federal law and…

Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor dies at 93

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 10:20

Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to join the U.S. Supreme Court, has died in Phoenix at the age of 93.

A U.S.…

Inside the claims against DoNotPay’s Joshua Browder and the ‘World’s First Robot Lawyer’

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 04:30

Kathryn Tewson, an investigative paralegal with the New York City-based corporate law firm Kamerman, Uncyk, Soniker & Klein, keeps busy in her free time. The…

There are an abundance of options when it comes to law firm advertising on social media

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 03:30

There have never been as many social media marketing options for law firms as there are now.

Due to X/Twitter’s ongoing issues —including laying off…

Law firms are getting a wake-up call as division over diversity roils America’s cultural debate

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 03:20

Conservatives got a boost from the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of affirmative action in college admissions in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard—and they’re…

It’s not too late to adopt a virtual or hybrid work model at your firm

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 03:10

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, offices worldwide have been compelled to adapt to virtual or hybrid work models, transforming the way businesses operate.…

My career approach could have killed me

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 03:00

In 1982, as a healthy 29-year-old with a brand-new JD, I joined a Washington, D.C., law firm handling class action tort litigation. Workdays there were…

What lawyers can and can’t do when preparing witnesses

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 02:40

Lawyers have an ethical duty to prepare clients and witnesses before hearings and testimony, but they may not cross the line into manipulating testimony or…

As CEO of an air carrier, this lawyer steers the company and flies the planes

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 02:20

If Benjamin Klein isn’t in his office, there’s a chance he could be above it. That’s because Klein isn’t just the CEO of Aero, a…

Supporting democracy, exploring AI and highlighting member experiences are ABA Pres. Mary Smith’s priorities

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 01:30

Mary Smith wants ABA members to know: It’s a critical time to be part of the association.

Smith, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation,…