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BigLaw’s brass ring has grown more elusive in recent years, Law360 data shows, and experts say a number of potentially market-changing forces may be at work.
De-equitized partners. Contracting offices. Declining headcount. The leaders of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan say it’s all part of the plan — a plan that’s already paying dividends.
Lathrop Gage lost more than 15 percent of its attorneys in 2017. Can a new managing partner help bolster its headcount?
Andrews Kurth Kenyon saw a more than 12 percent drop in headcount in the year before its February merger with Hunton & Williams — a story experts expect to become familiar for regional firms in Texas.
The Fifth Circuit on Monday sought the Mississippi Supreme Court’s input on whether Colony Insurance Co. can force another insurer to pick up the tab for Colony’s $1 million payment toward Omega Protein Corp.’s settlement of litigation over a fatal plant explosion, noting the lack of Magnolia State precedent on key issues in the case.
The Sixth Circuit on Monday upheld the dismissal of a suit accusing a workers’ compensation administrator of hiring physicians to falsify medical reports in an attempt to refuse coverage for a worker who was hit by a car and allegedly sustained brain and bodily injuries.
An Alabama federal judge on Monday found that the plaintiffs in an antitrust multidistrict litigation against Blue Cross Blue Shield can’t declare facts about Blue Cross subsidiary Anthem undisputed based on the ruling that sunk last year’s $54 million Cigna Corp.-Anthem merger.
Cigna and American Specialty Health have been hit with a proposed ERISA class action in Pennsylvania federal court accusing them of colluding to saddle members and plans with the charges ASH incurs for processing claims and administering a network on Cigna’s behalf.
A Willis Group shareholder Friday asked to be let out of a suit claiming its CEO and the CEO of Towers Watson & Co made a deal to drive down Towers’ share value ahead of the companies’ $18 billion merger, with the shareholder saying its CEO didn’t have the power to make such a deal.
Alston & Bird LLP has announced that a former Eversheds Sutherland partner has joined the complex litigation and insurance practice at its New York City office.
Insurers treat it as a given that their policies do not cover punitive damages, and insureds often mistakenly accept that premise, but there are circumstances in which punitive damages may be covered, says Kelby Van Patten of Payne & Fears LLP.
In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg, senior fellow at People for the American Way.
The three largest employment boutiques are getting bigger at a faster rate than their rivals, according to this year’s Law360 400. Here’s our look at the trends that shaped the sector in 2017.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is on the hunt for a new law firm, announcing on Monday that he plans to leave Dentons after spending three years as a senior adviser in the global law firm’s public policy and regulation practice.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has chosen a member of the Chickasaw tribe in Oklahoma to clerk for him this coming year, marking the first time a Native American tribal member has served as a clerk on the nation’s highest court, it was announced on Friday.
A New York federal judge on Monday refused calls from President Donald Trump and his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for an order blocking federal prosecutors from looking through a trove of materials seized in raids on Cohen’s office and home.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP Chief Financial Officer Joel Sanders, who was convicted of fraud, reached an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that bars him from serving as a public company official and allows for a future disgorgement order or fine, according to a Monday court filing.
Rachel Stern started working as the first lawyer at the Connecticut-based data and software company FactSet Research Systems Inc. in January 2001. Since then, her role has expanded to include several nonlegal responsibilities. She recently shared with Law360 why it’s not sufficient for firms to present a pitch with three white men and one junior woman of color, and why it’s important to embrace the European Union’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation.
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