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1896 ABA Journal Large Firm articles.

Widow of BigLaw partner loses en banc petition in wrongful-death lawsuit

The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied a petition to rehear a wrongful-death finding involving GlaxoSmithKline and a former Reed Smith partner who died by suicide…

Former Skadden partner may face charges related to Manafort-linked Ukraine report

Attorneys for former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Greg Craig say he did not circulate a report put together by the law firm and involving former Trump campaign…

Female partner who sued Proskauer regarding compensation joins Polsinelli

Connie Bertram, the Proskauer Rose partner who agreed to dismiss her gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm last month, is now a shareholder with Polsinelli

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Suit: Blank Rome tried to ‘play cute’ in de facto merger to defraud Dickstein partners

Sixteen former partners at Dickstein Shapiro allege in a lawsuit that Blank Rome structured a merger of the two law firms as an “asset sale” to avoid repaying money in…

2 firms each sanctioned $500 after defendant complains of ‘egregious discovery gamesmanship’
A federal judge in Seattle has ordered the law firms of Baker Donelson and Corr Cronin to pay $500 each for trying to use an apparent misunderstanding as a litigation “weapon.”
Proskauer Rose agrees to pay $63M to resolve investor claims in Stanford’s Ponzi scheme

Proskauer Rose has agreed to pay $63 million to resolve the claims of investors who lost money as a result of a Ponzi scheme by R. Allen Stanford, whose companies…

Former Dewey chairman reaches agreement with SEC to pay six-figure civil penalty

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis has reached an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to pay a $130,000 civil penalty, the New York Law Journal

Firms provide pro bono assistance to Kansas City communities
Adopt-a-Neighborhood was conceived as a way to use pro bono work to support economic development in Kansas City’s eastside neighborhoods, where homes sit vacant and most residents qualify for Legal Aid’s help.
Dan Linna: Taking the measure of legal innovation
When his law firm enlisted then-litigator Daniel W. Linna Jr. for a presentation on evaluating potential trial outcomes, he presented his Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn peers with a hypothetical case—a teaching approach he used later as an adjunct at the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law.
BigLaw firms’ competition from the Big Four accounting firms
The Big Four accounting firms have added legal services, moving beyond tax law and integrating their legal services into a multidisciplinary approach.
Patent partner at Perkins Coie writes novel that is a ‘wild success’

Inspired by his own extensive work travel, a Perkins Coie patent partner in San Diego has published a debut novel about an air marshal who is ambushed while protecting a…

Venable’s acquisition of IP firm boosts headcount by 104 lawyers

Venable is acquiring the intellectual property firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto.

The combination will add 104 Fitzpatrick lawyers to Venable, expanding its IP practice to about 175 lawyers and…

Former BigLaw partner gets prison sentence for work on behalf of Martin Shkreli

A former income partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday for conspiracy to commit wire and securities fraud in connection with his representation…

Founder of Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court practice is shot and killed at his home
Updated: The lawyer who founded Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court practice has been shot and killed at his suburban Chicago home in a domestic dispute, police say.
Proskauer partner resolves her gender bias suit against the firm

Proskauer Rose partner Connie Bertram has apparently resolved her $50 million gender bias suit against her law firm.

A stipulation filed Friday says the case is dismissed in its…

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