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Delaware firm Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP has added to its bankruptcy and restructuring practice two attorneys who previously worked at Polsinelli PC and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Jackson Walker LLP, the firm at the center of a legal ethics scandal over the undisclosed relationship between a lawyer and a bankruptcy judge, has stepped down as Chapter 11 counsel to hand sanitizer maker 4E Brands Northamerica LLC as a Texas bankruptcy judge considers revoking $800,000 in legal fees paid to the firm in the case.
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC has tapped three attorneys from the bankruptcy, construction and litigation practice groups to move up to the firm's executive committee, effective the beginning of 2024.
Lathrop GPM LLP is continuing its wave of recent expansion this winter by hiring an eight-person intellectual property team in Dallas from Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC.
An attorney with more than three decades of experience in medical malpractice litigation has moved her practice to Marshall Dennehey's Pittsburgh office after more than five years of practicing with Davis McFarland & Carroll LLC.
Adams and Reese LLP is launching an aviation and aerospace practice with two former Jenner & Block LLP attorneys joining as its co-leaders, both of whom previously held top positions with Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
Several BigLaw firms with deep pockets have formed artificial intelligence task forces and launched their own internal generative AI tools. Here is a look at how midsize firm Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP is carefully experimenting with the technology.
The University of California, Berkeley School of Law pushed back this week against a Jewish advocacy organization's accusations that the school has fostered an antisemitic culture that has led to harassment of Jews on campus, arguing that the lawsuit should be dismissed since the university is acting under long-established constitutional principles that require it to protect student speech it does not necessarily endorse.
Above all else, associates value compensation, work-life balance and career path opportunities when they're deciding whether to remain at their firms, according to a new study conducted by the NALP Foundation that was unveiled Tuesday.
Stoel Rives LLP hired a former Finch Thornton & Baird LLP partner as a new partner for its real estate practice in San Diego, the firm announced.
Harris Beach PLLC has announced that a longtime New York State appellate judge joined the firm's Buffalo office as a partner following her decision to retire last summer.
Atlanta-based Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP has racked up its third combination in just two years after the firm announced it would add ABL Law in Jacksonville, Florida, to its ranks, bolstering the firm's capabilities in litigation and corporate work.
Boston-based Foley Hoag LLP has elevated four of its business professionals to chief officer status and named another as its assistant general counsel.
Former Texas bankruptcy Judge David R. Jones has hired McKool Smith to represent him in the lawsuit that revealed his longtime romantic relationship with a Jackson Walker LLP attorney and sparked a major judicial ethics scandal.
Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP has expanded into Florida by absorbing construction and business firm Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Goldstein PA to establish an office in the Fort Lauderdale area.
The former leader of Balch & Bingham LLP's Texas litigation practice has jumped to Blank Rome LLP's Houston office.
The American Bar Association's Nominating Committee on Monday named solo practitioner Michelle Behnke of Madison, Wisconsin, as its nominee to serve as president for the 2025-2026 term.
The American Bar Association's policymaking body on Monday adopted a proposal to require ABA-approved law schools to have free speech policies, the first resolution of its kind, along with a slate of other new regulations.
A group of women who attended ALM's Legalweek conference last week have alleged that they experienced sexual harassment and assault while at a conference, leading more women to share that they have had similar experiences at other legal events.
Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC has added a retired New Jersey Superior Court presiding judge to launch and run the firm's mediation practice in the firm's Ocean, New Jersey, office.
New Jersey will change its character and fitness questionnaire to ask less invasive questions of sexual assault survivors, after a Law360 inquiry about the form. With nearly every state asking would-be lawyers questions that could dredge up sexual traumas, some attorneys are calling for other states to follow New Jersey's lead.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP has hired an Alston & Bird LLP partner to lead its data, privacy and cybersecurity practice in Washington, D.C., the firm has announced.
With a Houston attorney roster that has skyrocketed from three to more than 75 lawyers since the firm launched there more than two decades ago, Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP has expanded its Space City shop to a larger location in the 5POP office building.
McGlinchey Stafford said it hired one of PNC Bank's senior legal counsel, a lawyer with more than 35 years of bankruptcy experience, to join its team in Cleveland.
Jackson Walker LLP has hired a former Fort Worth assistant city attorney as a senior counsel in the firm's trial and appellate litigation practice.
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.
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.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Take Time Off?
David Kouba at Arnold & Porter discusses how attorneys can prioritize mental health leave and vacation despite work-related barriers to taking time off.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Build Rapport In New In-House Role?
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.
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.
OpinionNY Bar Admission Criminal History Query Is Unjust, Illegal
New York should revise Question 26 on its bar admission application, because requiring students to disclose any prior interaction with the criminal justice system disproportionately affects people of color, who have a history of being overpoliced — and it violates several state laws, says Andrew Brown, president of the New York State Bar Association.
Lawyers can use LinkedIn to strengthen their thought leadership position, generate new business, explore career opportunities, and better position themselves and their firms in search results by writing a well-composed, optimized summary that demonstrates their knowledge and experience, says Guy Alvarez at Good2bSocial.
Imposter syndrome is rampant in the legal profession, especially among lawyers from underrepresented backgrounds, leading to missed opportunities and mental health issues — but firms can provide support in numerous ways, and attorneys can use therapeutic strategies to quiet their inner critic, says Helen Pamely at Rosling King.
In 2022, partners considering lateral moves have new priorities, and firms that hope to recruit top talent will need to communicate their strategy for growth, engage on hot issues like origination credit and diversity initiatives, and tailor their integration plans toward expanding partners’ client base, says Gloria Sandrino at Lateral Link.