Bonus Wave Continues As Ropes & Gray Expands Top Tier

By Xiumei Dong

The wave of bonus announcements continued Tuesday as several more law firms followed suit in matching the prevailing year-end bonuses and 2024 associate salaries set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, with Ropes & Gray LLP topping the list by adding a tier for associates from the class of 2015 and earlier.

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    California Pulse

    Norton Rose Taps IP Pro As Partner-In-Charge Of SF Office

    Norton Rose Fulbright will start 2024 with a new partner-in-charge of its San Francisco office, announcing the promotion of an experienced IP partner who will take on the role beginning Jan. 1.

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    California Pulse

    BigLaw Firms Are Focused On Growth Going Into 2024

    A primary concern for large law firms for the next year is how to continue to get bigger, whether that's through lateral hiring or combinations, even as the geopolitical and macroeconomic environments remain volatile, according to a report released Wednesday.

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    Daily Litigation

    Trump's Broker & Club Member Touts Mar-A-Lago's $1B Value

    A Florida real estate broker and member of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club took the stand Tuesday in New York state court to defend the former president's valuation of the property, saying it was worth more than $1 billion based on his billions in sales experience and "gut" feelings.

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    Macy's Recruits Ex-Hanes, Neiman Marcus Atty For CLO Role

    A seasoned chief legal officer who has worked in-house for several well-known retail companies, including Hanes, Neiman Marcus and Levi Strauss & Co., is set to be the next top lawyer at Macy's, the department store chain said Tuesday.

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    Seyfarth Adds Ex-Goldman Sachs Benefits Atty As Partner

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP said Tuesday that it has added the longtime in-house legal chief over Goldman Sachs' executive compensation and employee benefit plans as a partner in the New York office.

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    Daily Litigation

    Ogletree Adds Seattle Shareholder From Jackson Lewis

    Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has brought over a former Jackson Lewis PC principal to join its Seattle office as a shareholder, adding an attorney with more than two decades of experience representing and advising employers.

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    Legal Tech

    Legal Tech Co. Opus 2 Names 2nd CEO In 3 Years

    Law firm software and services company Opus 2 welcomed a new CEO on Tuesday, adding an executive with more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software and services organizations.

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    6th Circ. Casts Skeptical Eye On Dykema's Age Bias Win

    The Sixth Circuit seemed likely to revive a former Dykema Gossett PLLC legal secretary's suit claiming she was terminated shortly after turning 50, with judges questioning Tuesday whether it's plausible that the ex-employee's manager was oblivious to age-based comments made about her subordinate.

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    Daily Litigation

    Wright Files Title IX Action As Judge Tosses $108M Suit

    Former Federal Trade Commission member, BigLaw partner and law professor Joshua Wright has filed a lawsuit against George Mason University over its handling of sexual misconduct accusations against him just a day before a judge dismissed Wright's defamation complaint against two of the alleged misconduct victims in Virginia state court.

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    California Pulse

    Over 90 Law Firms Agree To Disability Inclusion Proposals

    Diversity Lab, the company behind the Mansfield Rule certification — which aims to ensure more attorneys from historically underrepresented groups win leadership positions and consideration for development opportunities — is recommending 10 new actions that law firms and legal departments can take to promote inclusion for people with disabilities in the legal profession.

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