Associates

1740 ABA Journal articles on Associates.

Boutique law firm seeking ‘artisan of prose’ invites essays that make case for Pulitzer Prize losers
A Washington, D.C, law firm is asking applicants for an associate position to demonstrate their “expositional prowess” by submitting an essay that requires some literary knowledge.
Former Dentons associate is sentenced to prison after misdemeanor plea in alleged extortion plot
A former Dentons associate has been sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in an alleged extortion plot against his law firm.
Millennial lawyers are forging their own paths—and it’s wrong to call them lazy
As younger attorneys flood the workforce and begin replacing the retiring baby boomer ranks, even the most conservative law firms are realizing the need to reshape corporate culture and embrace millennials’ tech-savvy, self-confident and flexible point of view.
Susman Godfrey announces hefty bonuses; other boutique firms also exceed Cravath standard

Susman Godfrey has announced it will pay median bonuses of up to $170,000 for its longest-term associates, though two associates received bonuses of more than $220,000 in recognition for their…

Minorities are still scarce among law firm partners and general counsel

Minority lawyers are an increasing percentage of lawyers at law firms, but their numbers still lag at the partnership level, according to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Sixteen percent of…

Law firm associate’s viral #MeAt14 hashtag highlights inability to consent
A law firm associate expressed her outrage on Twitter after former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was accused of pursuing teen girls while in his 30s, including a 14-year-old girl who said Moore had partly undressed and fondled her.
What do you love most about being a lawyer?

Last Friday was “Love Your Lawyer Day,” an annual day of appreciation promoted the by American Lawyers Public Image Association to honor those in the industry.

The campaign outlined different…

This generational group is the largest in BigLaw
Millennials—people who range in age from 18 to 36—make up the largest generational group in the nation’s top law firms.
Survey chronicles female lawyers’ exodus from equity partnership, belief they can’t have it all
Law firms are taking steps to improve gender equality, but it’s not translating to a better gender balance past the associate level, according to a new study.
Research scientist pleads guilty to using information from wife’s legal work for insider trading

A research scientist pleaded guilty to securities fraud Monday for trading on information about a corporate acquisition that he had learned about through his wife’s legal work at Linklaters.

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Law firm settles lawyer’s claim it failed to accommodate her claustrophobia

A law firm has settled a disability claim by a former associate in Philadelphia who alleged the firm failed to accommodate her claustrophobia.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin confirmed…

Former Dentons associate who was accused in extortion plot pleads guilty to lesser charge

A former Dentons associate who was accused of trying to extort $210,000 from his law firm has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

The former Los Angeles associate, Michael Potere,…

Women make up a third of recent equity partner classes in BigLaw, survey finds

Corrected: Women lawyers in the nation’s top law firms make up nearly a fifth of equity partners, but the numbers could improve as women make up a greater percentage of…

Quinn Emanuel creates ‘associate longevity bonus pool’

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is enticing its associates to stay with the firm with an “associate longevity bonus pool.”

Not everyone will qualify for the supplemental bonuses, which are…

BigLaw associate suspended for inflating billable hours after return from honeymoon
A former associate at Faegre Baker Daniels in Denver has agreed to a nine-month suspension for inflating her billable hours after returning from a two-week honeymoon in December.

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