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Above all else, associates value compensation, work-life balance and career path opportunities when they're deciding whether to remain at their firms, according to a new study conducted by the NALP Foundation that was unveiled Tuesday.
Harris Beach PLLC has announced that a longtime New York State appellate judge joined the firm's Buffalo office as a partner following her decision to retire last summer.
Polsinelli PC said Tuesday that it has expanded its cybersecurity and data privacy team with the addition of a nine-lawyer group from Maynard Nexsen PC, including four former practice leaders.
Wilkinson Stekloff LLP took on the Federal Trade Commission in the second-largest merger trial in American history and won, defending Microsoft Corp. in the agency's challenge to its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc., earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2023 Competition Practice Groups of the Year.
A former Ballard Spahr LLP attorney who led groups at the law firm, including one focused on environmental, social and governance issues, has transitioned in-house as general counsel at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Frustrated by client conflicts hampering their opportunities, a group of BigLaw oil and gas attorneys from Alston & Bird LLP and Holland & Knight LLP have launched Texas litigation boutique Vartabedian Hester & Haynes LLP, with the growing firm already having more work than lawyers available.
A former managing partner of Saul Ewing LLP's Minneapolis office will oversee more than 200 attorneys as the new chair of the Philadelphia-headquartered firm's transactional department.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP worked with Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC on its largest-ever fundraise and advised KKR & Co. Inc. in the formation of its $8 billion European fund, among other achievements, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2023 Fund Formation Groups of the Year.
Dechert LLP has appointed two partners in New York and Los Angeles to lead its product liability and mass torts practice, elevating Douglas Fleming and Jay Bhimani to co-chair roles.
A former director in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's enforcement department has joined McGuireWoods LLP in its New York office.
Within days of T-Mobile announcing its 2021 data breach that exposed more than 76 million Americans' personal information, Stueve Siegel & Hanson LLP filed one of the first lawsuits on the matter, leading an eventual multidistrict litigation that resulted in a $500 million settlement on behalf of consumers and earned the firm a spot among Law360's 2023 Cybersecurity and Privacy Groups of the Year.
King & Spalding LLP secured a $1.9 billion arbitration award in June in a case stemming from cost overruns at a Colombian oil refinery and is defending the award in forums on three continents, earning a spot among Law360's 2023 Practice Groups of the Year for Construction.
The American Bar Association's Nominating Committee on Monday named solo practitioner Michelle Behnke of Madison, Wisconsin, as its nominee to serve as president for the 2025-2026 term.
Dechert LLP's Los Angeles office managing partner, a prominent product liability litigator who's successfully defended the likes of 3M and Johnson & Johnson, has joined Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP as a partner in its litigation department, Paul Weiss announced Monday.
A $4.5 million settlement between Perkins Coie LLP and investors alleging it misappropriated $10 million in cryptocurrency has gotten an initial nod from a Washington federal judge.
Greenberg Traurig LLP announced Monday that it has hired former U.S. Air Force director of space law and chair of Sherman & Howard LLC's aerospace practice group Milton "Skip" Smith to head its space and satellite industry group.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP helped tech behemoths like Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. knock out antitrust challenges left and right last year, tangling with competition enforcers around the world and coming out on top, earning the firm a spot as one of Law360's 2024 Competition Groups of the Year.
The American Bar Association's policymaking body on Monday adopted a proposal to require ABA-approved law schools to have free speech policies, the first resolution of its kind, along with a slate of other new regulations.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced Monday that it had tapped the former global head of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP's employment litigation practice to build a corporate advisory board at the intersection of commercial litigation and labor and employment law, citing increased demand in both spaces.
Mike Gill, a former Commodity Futures Trading Commission official and Crowell & Moring LLP attorney, died over the weekend, days after he was shot during one of a string of carjackings in Washington, D.C.
A group of women who attended ALM's Legalweek conference last week have alleged that they experienced sexual harassment and assault while at a conference, leading more women to share that they have had similar experiences at other legal events.
Mike Davis, a founder of the conservative Article III Project and a former aide to Sen. Chuck Grassley known for his inflammatory social media presence, announced Monday that he's launching a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C., focused on what he called "offensive and defensive lawfare" against Democrats.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP announced on Monday the hiring of the former chief innovation officer of Deutsche Bank to serve in the same position at the U.K.-based firm, effective at the beginning of April.
Clifford Chance LLP announced Monday that it has strengthened its global energy and infrastructure team in the U.S. with the addition of partners in Houston and Washington, D.C., who both came aboard from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Hogan Lovells' appellate group racked up landmark wins in the U.S. Supreme Court over the past year, including a stay that kept available a medication used in abortions and an injunction against Alabama's congressional district map, earning it a spot among Law360's 2023 Appellate Groups of the Year.
Black Americans make up a disproportionate percentage of the incarcerated population but are underrepresented among elected prosecutors, so the legal community — from law schools to prosecutor offices — must commit to addressing these disappointing demographics, says Erika Gilliam-Booker at the National Black Prosecutors Association.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can Associates Deal With Overload?
Young lawyers overwhelmed with a crushing workload must tackle the problem on two fronts — learning how to say no, and understanding how to break down projects into manageable parts, says Jay Harrington at Harrington Communications.
Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can Associates Seek More Assignments?
In the first installment of Law360 Pulse's career advice guest column, Meela Gill at Weil offers insights on how associates can ask for meaningful work opportunities at their firms without sounding like they are begging.
In order to improve access to justice for those who cannot afford a lawyer, states should consider regulatory innovations, such as allowing new forms of law firm ownership and permitting nonlawyers to provide certain legal services, says Patricia Lee Refo, president of the American Bar Association.
Attorneys can use a new predeposition meet-and-confer obligation for federal litigation — taking effect Tuesday — to better understand and narrow the topics of planned testimony, and more clearly outline the scope of any discovery disputes, says James Wagstaffe at Wagstaffe von Loewenfeldt Busch.
Guest FeaturePreparing The Next Generation Of Female Trial Lawyers
To build the ranks of female trial attorneys, law firms must integrate them into every aspect of a case — from witness preparation to courtroom arguments — instead of relegating them to small roles, says Kalpana Srinivasan, co-managing partner at Susman Godfrey.
Guest FeatureMentorship Is Key To Fixing Drop-Off Of Women In Law
It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.
Guest Feature5 Ways Firms Can Avoid Female Atty Exodus During Pandemic
The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.
SeriesBigLaw Cannot Reap Diversity Rewards Without Inclusion
BigLaw firms often focus on increasing their diversity numbers, but without much attention to equity and inclusion, minority lawyers face substantial barriers after they get their foot in the door, says Patricia Brown Holmes, managing partner at Riley Safer.
SeriesIdeas For Closing BigLaw's Diversity Gap
If enough law firms undertake some universal diversity best practices, such as connecting minority lawyers to key client relationships and establishing accountability for those charged with spearheading progress, the legal industry could look a lot different in the foreseeable future, says Frederick Nance, global managing partner at Squire Patton.
SeriesHow Law Firms Can Hire And Retain More Black Attorneys
The pipeline of Black lawyers is limited, so BigLaw firms must invest in Black high school students, ensure Black attorneys receive origination credit and take other bold steps to increase Black representation in the industry, says Benjamin Wilson, chairman at Beveridge & Diamond.
SeriesBigLaw Needs More Underrepresented Attorneys As Leaders
Hiring more women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to BigLaw positions of power is the first key to making other underrepresented attorneys believe they have an opportunity for a path to leadership, says Ernest Greer, co-president at Greenberg Traurig.
SeriesAdvancing Racial Justice In The Legal Industry And Beyond
In addition to building and nurturing a diverse talent pipeline, law firms should collaborate with general counsel, academics and others to focus on injustices within the broader legal system, says Jonathan Harmon, chairman at McGuireWoods.
Guest FeatureDiversity Work Doesn't Have To Be Reserved For Partners
Serving on my firm's diversity committee as an associate has allowed me to improve access, support and opportunity for minority attorneys at the firm, while building leadership skills and fostering meaningful relationships with firm management and industry professionals, says Camille Bent at BakerHostetler.