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Attorneys Return to Firms After Stints Elsewhere

Jul 31, 2008 Law firms including Mayer Brown, Howrey; Winston & Strawn; McDermott, Will & Emery; Chadbourne & Parke; and several more in recent months have welcomed back attorneys from other law firms. The "coming home" phenomenon is…

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How is the recession hitting UK law firms?

Jul 31, 2008 Over the past couple of months there has been the progressive build-up of outfits with big names that have been forced to admit that they were letting people go or initiating redundancy programs. Maybe the most…

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For Law Grads, 2007 Was a Very Good Year

Jul 29, 2008 Nearly 92 percent of 2007 law school graduates have jobs now, the highest reported figure in 20 years. And those who work at law firms are earning a median salary of $108,500--about $13,000 more than 2006 graduates were…

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Brodies in challenge to big four Scottish law firms

Jul 28, 2008 Commercial law firm Brodies LLP, is closing the gap on Scotland’s big four in the industry, Dundas & Wilson, McGrigors, Maclay Murray Spens, and Shepherd and Wedderburn. The law firm, which has offices in Glasgow…

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The Skinny on Flat Fees

Jul 25, 2008 'Value pricing' requires managing a new way. Some attorneys claim it really is possible to make more money while charging less. The secret lies in vastly improved work efficiency.

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Antitrust rules in Asia stir law firms

Jul 25, 2008 Global law firms are scrambling to strengthen their pan-Asian competition practices. Law firms expect a sharp rise in requests from multi-national corporations eager to navigate the region's evolving antitrust landscape,…

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Covington launches first Asia office in Beijing

Jul 24, 2008 US law firm Covington & Burling has launched its first office in Asia, with its former management chair Stuart Stock heading the team in Beijing. The news comes just days after Linklaters has announced that Swedish…

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US top law firms outperformed by UK rivals

Jul 17, 2008 The US’s top law firms have outperformed their key UK rivals, despite a year of robust growth from the UK’s leading practices. UK top 50 firms achieved average revenue growth of 12.5% during 2007-08. This compares…

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