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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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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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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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