Large Firm

1910 ABA Journal Large Firm articles.

Kirkland drops mandatory arbitration of associate workplace disputes after call for boycott
Kirkland & Ellis will no longer require associates and summer associates to agree to mandatory arbitration of workplace disputes.
BigLaw pro bono efforts challenge Trump administration on immigration
Several major law firms are aiding or bringing court cases that challenge Trump administration immigration policies.
O’Melveny will use online games to evaluate potential summer associates

O’Melveny & Myers will be evaluating potential summer associates through online games that measure traits such as effort, attention, planning, memory and flexibility.

O’Melveny is using the games developed by…

Cravath announces associate bonuses of up to $100K; Paul Weiss quickly announces a match
Cravath, Swaine & Moore has once again announced year-end bonuses for associates that range from $15,000 to $100,000.
Overwhelmed with personal tasks? Kirkland & Ellis provides a solution

Kirkland & Ellis is providing concierge services to help lawyers and senior staff who are too busy to handle personal tasks and run errands.

The service, called Kirkland Concierge, includes…

Michelle Obama got this advice after confiding to her mother that she hated being a lawyer


Group asks fellow Harvard Law students to boycott Kirkland & Ellis

The Pipeline Parity Project has called for a student boycott of Kirkland & Ellis until the law firm removes arbitration agreements from employee contracts.

The organization describes itself as a…

James Polsinelli to retire from the law firm that bears his name

James Polsinelli is retiring in January from the firm he founded with two other lawyers in 1972.

Polsinelli was 28 years old when he founded the firm now known simply…

BigLaw hosts election hotlines while students and lawyers monitor polls
Updated: Nearly a hundred of the nation’s top law firms and corporate law departments are volunteering for an “election protection” program run by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. One law firm reported Tuesday afternoon that its call center is receiving several calls about election irregularities.
Cybersquatters have taken advantage of BigLaw mergers to beat those firms to the trademark registry
Chinese copycats have long bedeviled popular brands in fashion and consumer products, but cybersquatters in China now target major global law firms--registering names, especially well-known brand or company names, as internet domains, with the hope of reselling them for a profit.
Are law firms committed to disability diversity? A handful of firms have taken action

Statistics show that the legal profession either isn’t doing its fair share to recruit, retain and advance attorneys with disabilities, or it has failed to be inclusive enough for disabled lawyers to feel comfortable disclosing their impairments.

Jury rules for Buchalter in suit seeking more than $150M for estate lawyer’s alleged misconduct

Jurors have found no liability by Buchalter in a lawsuit that contended the law firm was responsible for the alleged misconduct of one of its estate planning partners.

Jurors in…

BigLaw partner deletes Twitter account after profane insult toward Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sullivan & Cromwell partner Francis Aquila’s overuse of emoticons is not the reason his Thursday tweet about Sarah Huckabee Sanders got so much attention.

Aquila tweeted a sarcastic response…

Law firms embrace blind recruiting to promote diversity—but does it work?
Could the resume become an anachronism? At some law firms, particularly in Canada and the United Kingdom, hiring partners have embraced blind recruiting, removing identification details from candidates’ resumes and applications to eliminate potential bias and promote diversity.
More law firms join ‘best for women’ lists, but statistics are stalled
More firms than ever before vied for a spot on the 11th annual Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women 2018 list. Yet women still face career challenges in large law firms.

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