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1758 ABA Journal Associates articles.

Remainder of product liability group from Quinn Emanuel follows Sheila Birnbaum to Dechert

Dechert has added the remainder of the products liability group from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan after acquiring its two co-chairs and another partner in May.

The entire group consists…

Several firms follow Cravath after it beats Milbank on associate pay raises and adds bonuses
Cravath set a new standard for associate pay on Monday when it announced it was paying salaries ranging from $190,000 to $340,000. Now several other law firms have announced they are matching Cravath’s salaries.
Some law firms match Milbank’s $190K starting pay for associates
A few major law firms are jumping on the bandwagon and raising starting pay for new associates to $190,000.
Some BigLaw firms abstain from alcohol-centered events for summer associates
Some major law firms are opting for healthier and cultural-based events for their summer associates.

Two law firms making the switch are Goodwin Procter and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the American Lawyer reports.
Milbank boosts associates’ starting pay to $190K
New associates at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy will be paid $190,000, the law firm announced on Monday.
Wait for partnership at Weil is reduced by 2 years in bid to retain more associates
Weil, Gotshal & Manges hopes to improve associate retention by cutting the wait for partnership by two years.
Federal judge finds King & Spalding’s reasons for firing associate ‘incredibly hard’ to believe

A federal judge told King & Spalding on Tuesday that she finds its stated reasons for firing an associate “incredibly hard” to believe and she was planning to deny its…

In an era of the vanishing trial, would-be litigators aren’t getting valuable experience, op-ed says
Edward McCarthy handled his first jury trial 55 years ago, just a few months after passing the bar. McCarthy was representing a taxi owner sued for property damage in a collision case. The judge and opposing counsel were patient and kind, and McCarthy won.
‘Mommy track is a dead end’ at Morrison & Foerster, associates allege in $100M suit
Three associates at Morrison & Foerster have filed a would-be $100 million class-action suit that claims the firm maintains a “family-friendly façade” even as it discriminates against lawyer moms.
Fish & Richardson offers bonuses of up to $115K for Federal Circuit clerks
Former judicial clerks from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will now receive up to $115,000 in bonuses at Fish & Richardson.
Former Skadden associate gets 30-day sentence for lying in Mueller’s probe

A former associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison for lying to investigators in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

In imposing…

Ogletree Deakins hit with malpractice verdict

Ogletree Deakins will be required to pay nearly $1.2 million in damages plus $550,000 in attorney fees to a British filmmaker who says an associate at the firm botched visa…

Columbia again tops list of go-to law schools

Columbia remains at the top of a list of go-to law school for the fifth year in a row.

Columbia’s BigLaw placement rate for 2017 graduates was eight percentage points…

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You love technology, you love the law, and you want a career that combines the two. But what kinds of legal tech jobs will be the most in demand, and how can you get them?
Former BigLaw associate pleads guilty in Mueller probe to lying about contacts and deleted emails
Updated: A former London associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has pleaded guilty to making false statements about deleted emails and the timing of his contacts with an indicted individual in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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