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DLA Piper kicks off laterals season in the US

Jan 27, 2008 The first few weeks of 2008 already have marked an abundance of lateral hires among partners making a switch for better opportunities at some of the nation's biggest law firms. In one of the more prominent switches to…

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Reed Smith makes 55-lawyer raid in NYC

Jan 23, 2008 Reed Smith has today secured its long-awaited deal to ramp up in New York with the hire of 55 lawyers from 120-lawyer Anderson Kill & Olick. The new lawyers will take up positions primarily in Reed Smith's insurance…

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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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Reed Smith Environmental Group Defects to Saul Ewing

Jan 15, 2008 Steven Picco, a leading environmental lawyer in New Jersey for 25 years, is heading a five-lawyer defection from the Princeton, N.J., office of international giant Reed Smith to the cozier confines of 250-lawyer regional…

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U.S. Law Firm Cadwalader To Lay Off 35 Attorneys

Jan 11, 2008 One of the nation's most profitable law firms announced it was laying off just under 5% of its staff due to a slowdown in some practice areas -- including those hurt by the credit crunch. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft…

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Holland & Knight Sued for Tortious Interference

Jan 4, 2008 After working under three bosses in less than a year, Dillman, the director of Holland & Knight's litigation support group, decided to look for a fresh start. She settled on not only a different firm, Hughes Hubbard &…

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Lawyer Avoids Jail in Contempt Case

Dec 24, 2007 An attorney who ducked and weaved for years to avoid paying a malpractice judgment was given a second chance last week, but with conditions. Southern District of New York Judge Denise Cote sentenced David A. Dorfman to…

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Jewish associate sues A&O for race discrimination

Dec 22, 2007 A former associate from Allen & Overy’s New York office is suing the firm for race discrimination. Former associate Norman Schoenfeld, who worked at the firm from August to October this year, is bringing an action…

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Hughes & Luce joins up with K&L Gates

Dec 18, 2007 Dallas law firm Hughes & Luce is merging with New York firm K&L Gates. Partners at the two law firms voted for the combination, which will be effective Jan. 1. A deal between the two firms has been in the works at…

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Shearman & Sterling promotes lucky 13 to partner

Dec 12, 2007 Shearman & Sterling has promoted 13 to the partnership across its global network. The New York headquarters has received the most promotions at three, while in London the firm made up capital markets counsel Michael…

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