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Akin Gump Law Job Recruiter Lawsuit Thrown Out

Apr 6, 2008 A New York state judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought against Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld by a legal recruiter who claimed the law firm stiffed him on a partner placement commission. In a suit filed in October…

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Freshfields makes friends with White & Case

Apr 1, 2008 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer finance partners Maurice Allen and Mike Goetz are setting up an informal conflicts referral relationship in London with their previous firm White & Case. The pair anticipate that…

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Secret Skadden Arps Contract Scandal

Mar 30, 2008 Skadden Arps, a law firm that has been paid $3.9 million for its work on New Jersey's Gov. Jon S. Corzine's toll road plan, bid more than a competitor that was initially deemed superior by state evaluators. A review…

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Woman Sues Clifford Chance Over Blacklisting

Mar 20, 2008 A Haitian woman is suing one of the world's largest law firms for $75 million, claiming that the firm used her only as window dressing because of her race, fired her for complaining about it, and finally blacklisted her…

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Thelen Lays Off 26 Associates, 85 Staffers

Mar 20, 2008 Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner laid off 26 associates and 85 staff on Wednesday afternoon, the most dramatic step in a package of moves reacting to tough economic times. The firm is also trimming its summer…

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Skadden starts up in Shanghai

Feb 15, 2008 Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is opening a brand in Shanghai, the New York firm’s third office in the China region. The US giant is to officially open next week by relocating corporate partner and head of the…

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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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