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Big Law, Bigger Profits

Mar 25, 2008 2007 was the best year yet for the nation's largest law firms. The top 50 U.S. firms generated a total of $46.6 billion in revenue in 2007, a 16 percent increase over the 2006 total of $40.3 billion, according to this…

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Brazil Law Firms to Boost Hiring Amid Merger Boom

Mar 23, 2008 Brazilian law firms specializing in mergers and acquisitions may hire 15 percent to 20 percent more lawyers in 2008 to deal with a wave of corporate takeovers, said Paulo Cezar Aragao of Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao…

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Official - Law Firms Best Places To Work

Mar 18, 2008 Law firms made a dramatic impact in this year's Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For, with no less than twelve of them making the grade. Manchester-based Pannone headed the profession, coming in 5th. The other…

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Big Lobbying Practices See a Billion-Dollar Year

Mar 15, 2008 The 50 highest-grossing lobbying practices in the country passed the $1 billion revenue mark for the first time last year, thanks in part to strong growth in work that's outside the traditional boundaries of legislative…

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U.S. law firm layoffs pick up pace as economy slows

Mar 12, 2008 For the second year in a row, 460-lawyer Chicago firm Jenner & Block has axed equity partners. At least 10 partners have been told to give up their equity and some have been asked to leave. Last year, the firm stripped…

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Linklaters ranked as 'superbrand' law firm

Mar 10, 2008 In a new study by Superbrands, Linklaters appears as the highest law firm on the list of best brands at 259. Clifford Chance is ranked at 296 and national firm Eversheds sits at 309. Other law firms ranked in the list…

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City law firms continue to grow despite slowdown

Mar 10, 2008 The UK’s top 100 law firms have continued to grow despite signs that the economic downturn is beginning to have an impact, according to the figures from Deloitte. The accountancy firm's Quarterly Legal Sector Survey…

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Women partners up as long-term prospects improve

Mar 7, 2008 The proportion of female partners at UK law firms rose by more than 5% between 2006 and 2007, according to new research, although women still represent less than a quarter of all partners in private practice. The…

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Minority students still hindered at top firms

Mar 5, 2008 Ethnic minority and female students are still struggling to make their way into the UK’s top law firms, comprehensive new research has found, despite attempts by commercial practices to tackle diversity. The annual…

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N.Y. Law Firms Wanna Be Just Like Obama

Feb 8, 2008 The New York Observer has answered a burning political question that never occurred to us, at least until now: “If the major presidential candidates were top New York law firms, which ones would they be?”. Who would…

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