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UK law firms match investment banks on trainee pay

Feb 6, 2008 Law firm trainees can now pocket equal amounts to their graduate counterparts at investment banks, according to new research – with both camps taking home over £10,000 more than the UK’s average graduate starting…

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Law Job In London? Watch the US Law Firms Carefully

Feb 6, 2008 As the legal business has boomed in the City, the growth of US law firms seeking to expand their ‘franchises’ into London has grown, with a raft of major US practices (and some small ones) seeking to place their…

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Who’s Cuddly Now? Law Firms

Jan 28, 2008 In the last two decades, as working schedules became flexible, and even accounting firms, of all places, embraced the mantra of work-life balance (at least on paper), there was one unbending, tradition-bound profession:…

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US firms losing merger fever

Jan 23, 2008 Merger and lateral activity among US law firms slowed slightly in 2007 but despite the darkening financial horizon, many in the industry expect the attorney shuffle to retain energy in 2008, writes the National Law…

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Fearing Recession, Law Firms Tighten Belts

Jan 23, 2008 Over the past several years, with the economy booming and business brisk, New York City's best law firms scrambled to hire as many lawyers as they could out of school, and from each other, pushing up starting salaries to…

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Chicago law firms expand in Charlotte

Jan 11, 2008 In 1998, Chicago law firm Mayer Brown established an office in Charlotte to be close to that city's bankers. A decade later, its local rivals are trying to muscle in on what has become a lucrative financial-services…

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Firms Hungry for More Lawyers in Russia

Jan 6, 2008 Although Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has been in Moscow since 1992, its office in the Russian capital is still rather modest. Around 30 attorneys handle a typical Skadden diet of high-end corporate finance work.…

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