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ArentFox Schiff LLP has added a former Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP intellectual property expert as a partner and the new co-lead of its media and entertainment industry team in Los Angeles.
Over 30 U.S. law firms and five U.K. firms were recognized this year for the number of women represented in leadership roles, marking an increase in how many U.S. firms were certified, and a decrease in U.K. firms being certified, compared to last year.
BakerHostetler has hired a hospitality partner in Orlando from Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed PA.
An Atlanta-based family law boutique that specializes in counseling high-net-worth clients has elevated a longtime attorney to name partner as part of the firm's first name change since its founding in the early 1980s.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP has boosted its real estate practice with the addition of an experienced deal maker as a partner in the Los Angeles office.
Polsinelli PC has added an experienced patent lawyer to its Houston office, the firm said.
We've all heard the mantra in legal innovation circles declaring the billable hour is dead. Those predictions have never come to pass, but alternative fee arrangements have gradually gained popularity over the last two decades, and it appears the stars are aligned for a surge.
A judge on New York's highest court, Jenny Rivera, announced on Tuesday that she would get a recently approved COVID-19 vaccine, removing a potential obstacle to her being named acting chief judge when Chief Judge Janet DiFiore steps down in August.
Where aspiring attorneys choose to apply to law school next year is already being affected by states' new abortion restrictions, but not necessarily how some might expect.
The former co-leader of BakerHostetler's life sciences team, who has spent almost a decade working in the intellectual property space, has left his former firm to join Blank Rome LLP.
If your firm is still looking to put a diversity action plan in place, here are some tips from experts and firms that have made that happen.
Law360 Pulse spoke with Mid-Law firms at the top of this year’s Diversity Snapshot rankings for midsize firms about how they approach diversity work, what’s working for their firm, and how they think the rest of the industry stacks up.
Fueled by a year of busy recruiting, many BigLaw firms have outperformed smaller firms when it comes to increasing their proportion of lawyers from diverse backgrounds. But the process is still slow, diversity consultants and legal recruiters say, pointing out that many of them have been dedicating resources and money to the effort for years.
While law firms overall continue to take only modest steps toward achieving their long-standing diversity and inclusion goals, some firms are making significant strides and showing that progress is possible even in the uppermost ranks.
An ex-FBI trainee broke the trust of his BigLaw associate ex-girlfriend by secretly trading on nonpublic information she possessed about pharmaceutical giant Merck's April 2021 acquisition of Pandion, according to an indictment made public Monday as part of a broader insider trading sweep.
A Manchester property development company and its founder have sued Kuit Steinart Levy LLP for £149 million ($180 million) to cover losses suffered from a "devastating" credit facility that the law firm advised on.
Latham & Watkins LLP still can't walk away from representing Russian state-owned bank VTB Bank in litigation in New York federal court related to the 2014 downing of a commercial airliner over Ukraine, according to court documents.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has hired Baker McKenzie's longtime global chief information officer for the same role at BCLP, the firm announced Monday.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP has added an attorney to its Dallas office with experience in the energy sector advising oil and gas companies, the firm announced Monday.
Morrison Foerster LLP has added a partner who specializes in fund formation and asset management — its eighth global corporate partner to join the firm this year.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is expanding its intellectual property practice in Austin, Texas, with a partner from Holland & Knight LLP's Dallas location.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP has added a partner with more than 20 years of experience navigating complex issues for U.S. Food and Drug Administration-regulated companies to its health care practice group, the firm announced Monday.
Promising a larger book of business than can be carried over; having boundary issues with co-workers; being overly aggressive — hiring managers fear the skeletons or omissions that attorneys under consideration for a lateral position could have in their backgrounds.
Two former Crowell & Moring LLP attorneys with decades of regulatory law and enforcement investigation experience have joined Troutman Pepper's state attorneys general group, the firm recently announced.
For the first time at U.S. law firms, more than one in four nonpartners are people of color, a Law360 survey has found — a milestone that shows some progress but underscores the profession's lack of diversity, particularly among firm leadership.
Guest Feature5 Ways Firms Can Avoid Female Atty Exodus During Pandemic
The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.
SeriesBigLaw Cannot Reap Diversity Rewards Without Inclusion
BigLaw firms often focus on increasing their diversity numbers, but without much attention to equity and inclusion, minority lawyers face substantial barriers after they get their foot in the door, says Patricia Brown Holmes, managing partner at Riley Safer.
SeriesIdeas For Closing BigLaw's Diversity Gap
If enough law firms undertake some universal diversity best practices, such as connecting minority lawyers to key client relationships and establishing accountability for those charged with spearheading progress, the legal industry could look a lot different in the foreseeable future, says Frederick Nance, global managing partner at Squire Patton.
SeriesHow Law Firms Can Hire And Retain More Black Attorneys
The pipeline of Black lawyers is limited, so BigLaw firms must invest in Black high school students, ensure Black attorneys receive origination credit and take other bold steps to increase Black representation in the industry, says Benjamin Wilson, chairman at Beveridge & Diamond.
SeriesAdvancing Racial Justice In The Legal Industry And Beyond
In addition to building and nurturing a diverse talent pipeline, law firms should collaborate with general counsel, academics and others to focus on injustices within the broader legal system, says Jonathan Harmon, chairman at McGuireWoods.
SeriesBigLaw Needs More Underrepresented Attorneys As Leaders
Hiring more women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to BigLaw positions of power is the first key to making other underrepresented attorneys believe they have an opportunity for a path to leadership, says Ernest Greer, co-president at Greenberg Traurig.
Guest FeatureDiversity Work Doesn't Have To Be Reserved For Partners
Serving on my firm's diversity committee as an associate has allowed me to improve access, support and opportunity for minority attorneys at the firm, while building leadership skills and fostering meaningful relationships with firm management and industry professionals, says Camille Bent at BakerHostetler.