Mid-Law

  • Thompson Coe Boosts Energy Practice With Oil And Gas Atty

    Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP has added an oil and gas attorney to its Houston office who will focus on a number of issues including personal injury and property loss, the firm announced Wednesday.

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    Brownstein Adds Ex-Senate Aide To Lobbying Practice In DC

    Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP has added a former Capitol Hill staffer to its lobbying practice in Washington, the firm announced this week.

  • Seward & Kissel Will Go Remote In August

    Seward & Kissel LLP is returning to a fully remote work model throughout the latter half of the summer and winter holidays, the firm announced Wednesday.

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    Finnegan Elects New Managing Partner In Leadership Shuffle

    Washington, D.C.-based intellectual property firm Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP announced Wednesday that it has elected a new firmwide managing partner as former leader Anand Sharma moves up to become the firm's chair.

  • Ex-Mass. AG Returns To Foley Hoag As AG Practice Co-Chair

    Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has rejoined Foley Hoag LLP after a stint with embattled e-cigarette maker Juul and will be co-chairing its state attorney general practice, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    Constangy Opens NJ Office With Top FordHarrison Atty

    Employment law firm Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP is expanding its East Coast presence by opening its second New Jersey office and bringing on former FordHarrison LLP partner Salvador Simao to oversee it.

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    Tyson & Mendes Adds Insurance Defense Partner In San Diego

    Civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes has hired a Devaney Pate Morris & Cameron LLP trial attorney who primarily defends insurance companies as a partner in its San Diego office.

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    Arnall Golden Adds Ex-Emory Law Advisor As Recruiting Head

    Arnall Golden Gregory LLP has added a director of recruiting and professional development in its Atlanta office, bringing on an attorney who previously served as director of Emory University School of Law's Center for Professional Development & Career Strategy and as a Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP associate.

  • Attorney Satisfaction Remains High 3 Years After Graduation

    About 82% of attorneys reported that they are satisfied with their overall legal careers three years after they graduated from law school, a tick down from last year's finding of 85%, according to a report released Monday from the National Association for Law Placement.

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    Few Anti-Bullying Rules For Attys Worldwide, IBA Finds

    Fewer than one of every five nations has regulations either on a government level or in their bar associations that include anti-bullying and anti-sexual harassment provisions to protect attorneys, according to two reports released Monday by the International Bar Association.

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    Why Attorney Bios Are A Cybersecurity Risk For Law Firms

    Online attorney biographies and similar marketing material pose "dangerous" cybersecurity risks to law firms and their clients by making phishing attacks, wire fraud and hacking easier, experts say.

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    Cipriani & Werner Adds Real Estate Atty To Pittsburgh Office

    An attorney specializing in real estate and business counseling has moved her practice to Cipriani & Werner PC after eight years with Burns White LLC.

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    Benesch Establishes Presence In The Metaverse

    Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff has established a metaverse presence, the first firm among the United States' 200 most profitable firms by revenue to do so, according to an announcement Sunday.

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    McGlinchey Adds Liability, Employment Atty In New Orleans

    McGlinchey Stafford PLLC announced last week that it hired an employment and litigation attorney as a member in its New Orleans office.

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    Firms Look To Cover Out-Of-State Abortion Care After Dobbs

    A growing number of law firms are offering to cover the costs of out-of-state reproductive care for their employees in the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

  • Weber Gallagher Welcomes IT Director in Philly

    Midsize law firm Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP has added a new director of information technology to its Philadelphia office.

  • FisherBroyles Beats Ex-Client's Suit Over Insurance Coverage

    FisherBroyles LLP has escaped a legal malpractice claim in Illinois, with a federal judge recently ruling that a Canadian furniture manufacturer's complaint against the firm over allegedly botched insurance guidance was outside the state's statute of limitations.

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    Dobbs Casts Shadow On Gay Rights, Birth Control

    As other conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices sought to blunt a political firestorm by emphasizing that their decision to overturn women's constitutional abortion rights on Friday was not an attack on other rights, like those protecting birth control and same-sex couples, Justice Clarence Thomas made it clear that the door should be wide open.

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    Women Lawyers Look Past Men For Legal Heroines

    Delving into the sources of bias against women, several female legal chiefs explored how literature, myths and their own experiences have shaped their roles in the legal profession in a webinar on Thursday.

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    Armstrong Teasdale Grows In 3 Cities Led By Ex-SEC Atty Hire

    Armstrong Teasdale LLP announced earlier this week that it hired attorneys in three cities, led by the hire of a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission attorney in its Washington, D.C., office.

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    Rimon's New Orlando Atty On Firm's Remote-First Approach

    Rimon PC's reputation for providing attorneys with flexible working arrangements recently helped the firm attract a new life sciences partner from a more traditional firm to open up an Orlando office, making the Central Florida city its 46th location around the world.

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    Kirkland Unlikely To Regret Split With Clement, Experts Say

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP's decision to shun Second Amendment cases, and by extension famed appellate lawyer Paul Clement, appears to be the latest example of how client selection has become an increasingly important strategy for law firms when it comes to honing their brand.

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    Immigration Firm Berry Appleman Launches LA Office

    Corporate immigration firm Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP announced Thursday it will branch into Southern California this summer by opening a Los Angeles office.

  • Leech Tishman Accused Of Helping Exec Steal, Hide Funds

    A New York investment fund has filed suit in Pennsylvania state court accusing Pittsburgh-based firm Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC and its managing partner of helping a construction company executive steal millions in investor money, allegedly going so far as to hide money in the firm's client trust account.

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    Gunster Adds 3 Attys In Business Litigation And Immigration

    Gunster is continuing its growth spurt that included more than 40 attorneys in the last year with the addition of three new associates in its Tampa and Miami offices.

Expert Analysis

  • How Firm Leaders Can Build And Sustain Culture Author Photo

    In uncertain and challenging times, law firm leaders can build and sustain culture by focusing attention on mission, values and leadership development, and applying a growth mindset across their firms, says Scott Westfahl at Harvard Law.

  • The Case That Showed Me The Value Of E-Discovery Plans Author Photo

    Robert Keeling at Sidley reflects on leading discovery in the litigation that followed the historic $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger and how the case highlighted the importance of having a strategic e-discovery plan in place.

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    CLE Accreditation Should Be Tied To Learning Outcomes Author Photo

    Given the substantial time and money lawyers put toward mandatory continuing legal education, CLE regulators and providers should be held to accreditation standards that assess learning outcomes, similar to those imposed on law schools and continuing medical education providers, says Rima Sirota at Georgetown Law.

  • Why You Should Leverage AI For Privilege Review Author Photo

    While many lawyers still believe that a manual, document-by-document review is the best approach to privilege logging, certain artificial intelligence tools can bolster the traditional review process and make this aspect of electronic document review more efficient, more accurate and less costly, say Laura Riff and Michelle Six at Kirkland.

  • Persuading The Court With Visual Aids In Written Argument Author Photo

    Robert Dubose at Alexander Dubose describes several categories of visuals attorneys can use to make written arguments easier to understand or more persuasive, and provides tips for lawyers unused to working with anything but text.

  • BigLaw Vs. Mid-Law Summer Programs: The Pros And Cons Author Photo

    There are major differences between BigLaw and Mid-Law summer associate programs, and each approach can learn something from the other in terms of structure and scheduling, the on-the-job learning opportunities provided, and the social experiences offered, says Anna Tison at Brooks Pierce.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Take Time Off? Author Photo

    David Kouba at Arnold & Porter discusses how attorneys can prioritize mental health leave and vacation despite work-related barriers to taking time off.

  • Law Firms Must Prioritize Mental Health In Internal Comms Author Photo

    The traditional structure of law firms, with their compartmentalization into silos, is an inherent challenge to mental wellness, so partners and senior lawyers should take steps to construct and disseminate internal action plans and encourage open dialogue, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.

  • Our Current Approach To Trial Advocacy Training Is Lacking Author Photo

    The key to trial advocacy is persuasion, but current training programs focus almost entirely on technique, making it imperative that lawyers are taught to be effective storytellers and to connect with their audiences, says Chris Arledge at Ellis George.

  • How Women In Law Can Advance Toward Leadership Roles Author Photo

    Female attorneys in leadership roles inspire other women to pursue similar opportunities in a male-dominated field, and for those who aspire to lead, prioritizing collaboration, inclusivity and integrity is key, says Kim Yelkin at Foley & Lardner.

  • The Case That Took Me From Prosecutor To Defense Attorney Author Photo

    Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza, now at Wilkinson Stekloff, recalls the challenges of her first case as a civil defense attorney — a multibillion-dollar multidistrict class action against Allergan — and the lessons she learned about building rapport in the courtroom and with co-counsel.

  • The Importance Of Legal Macroeconomics Education For Attys Author Photo

    Most legal professionals lack understanding of the macroeconomic trends unique to the legal industry, like the rising cost of law school and legal services, which contributes to an unfair and inaccessible justice system, so law school courses and continuing legal education requirements in this area are essential, says Bob Glaves at the Chicago Bar Foundation.

  • What ABA Student Well-Being Standards Mean For Law Firms Author Photo

    While the American Bar Association's recent amendments to its law school accreditation standards around student well-being could have gone further, legal industry employers have much to learn from the ABA's move and the well-being movement that continues to gain traction in law schools, says David Jaffe at the American University Washington College of Law.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Build Rapport In New In-House Role? Author Photo

    Tim Parilla at LinkSquares explains how new in-house lawyers can start developing relationships with colleagues both within and outside their legal departments in order to expand their networks, build their brands and carve their paths to leadership positions.

  • What Attys Should Consider Before Taking On Pro Bono Work
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    Piper Hoffman and Will Lowrey at Animal Outlook lay out suggestions for attorneys to maximize the value of their pro bono efforts, from crafting engagement letters to balancing workloads — and they explain how these principles can foster a more rewarding engagement for both lawyers and nonprofits.

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