The legal job market may be tough at the moment, but leading US law firms are seeing the growth in the ranks of at least one category of lawyers: ‘other’ attorneys. The designation as ‘other’ means that they are
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Average profits per equity partner is a metric that gets a lot of attention in the legal services industry, and is key to the results of the annual American Lawyer rankings — the Am Law 100. But measuring the
Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who regularly rules against criminals, is leading the pro-defendant charge in reversing convictions for murderers, drug dealers, drunk drivers and wife beaters, because of the right
New York (Lexis Nexis) November 30, 2009 — A Staten Island, N.Y. jury awarded a verdict of $1,140,000 to a career union paperhanger who was injured at a New York City construction site in 2004. The case, Sigismondi
The American Lawyer has published a layoff list for the "Am Law 200" US law firms. Since January 2008, more than 3,000 attorney jobs have been cut, 2.75 percent of the 111,377 lawyer positions at Am Law 200 law
U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers, the survey of lawyers worldwide, announced the expansion of the U.S. News signature "America's Best" series to include rankings of law firms. The venture will kick off with an
According to a National Association for Law Placement (NALP) survey of starting associate salaries for 2008 law graduates the pay gap for new attorneys was wider than ever. According to the study, the prevailing
Smaller law firms that see themselves as alternatives to bigger, more bottom-line-focused rivals are resorting to the same cost-cutting tactics of megafirms to weather the recession. Last week, Chicago midsize law
Various IP attorneys involved in patent hoarding lawsuits are seeing how lucrative it can be to just get a patent and sue -- and so they're eagerly jumping into the game themselves. Reporter Joe Mullin dug up a bunch of
"The problem with networking sites that limit membership to lawyers is that attorneys are their only members. Compared with open sites, restricted venues sometimes seem like the proverbial parties where no one shows up."
On Wednesday, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft announced that it was laying off 96 lawyers. These attorneys enter a challenging job market where the standard job search may not be enough...
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
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge David C. Miller awarded $218 million in legal fees Tuesday to Stanley and Susan Rosenblatt for years of work they put into now-defunct class action litigation against the nation's biggest