Large Firm

1849 ABA Journal articles on Large Firm.

Some corporate clients are making ‘unpalatable’ demands in outside counsel guidelines, partner says
Corporate clients are increasingly making broad demands in outside counsel guidelines that restrict the type of work law firms can do for other clients, observers say.
Did Reed Smith partner hang up on prosecutor for special counsel? Tensions erupt at hearing

A Reed Smith partner representing a Russian company in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe took offense in a court hearing on Wednesday when a prosecutor said he hung up about…

Nixon Peabody seeks to benefit the poor with its solar panels

Nixon Peabody lawyers Jeff Lesk and Herb Stevens are taking the lead on a project that sends energy credits from solar panels on the firm’s Washington, D.C., office to lower-income…

Michael Cohen brought top client to BigLaw firm; other consulting clients have regrets

Michael Cohen reportedly referred five possible clients to Squire Patton Boggs during his strategic alliance with the firm, including one that appears to be a top lobbying client. But some…

Former managing clerk at Simpson Thacher gets sentence reduced in insider trading scheme

A former managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett had nine months shaved off his sentence for insider trading.

The former clerk, 44-year-old Steven Metro, was resentenced Wednesday to 37…

Greenspoon Marder partner intervenes after seeing cop kick driver who had hands in the air

A Greenspoon Marder partner intervened Wednesday after she saw a police officer forcefully kick a driver who had his hands in the air while standing outside his car.

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Frugal Cleary Gottlieb secretary who invested in stocks leaves $8.2M to charities
Longtime Cleary Gottlieb secretary Sylvia Bloom, who died soon after her retirement at age 96, made some smart stock picks during her lifetime.
10 Questions: Lawyer’s memoir recalls growing up Jewish in Japan during WWII
Isaac Shapiro detailed his unique experience during World War II. His parents, Jewish emigres from Russia, were living in Berlin when Adolf Hitler began his rise to power. Sensing danger, they fled, eventually settling where they thought their young family would be safe: Japan.
‘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.
$11M a year for a lateral hire? Star partners are valued ‘like Hollywood celebrities’

At Cravath, Swaine & Moore, partners earn a hefty $4 million a year, on average.

But that pales in comparison to reported compensation for some former Cravath partners hired away…

Which lawyers spend the most time on pro bono? ABA surveyed 47,000 for the answer
Eighty-one percent of lawyers surveyed said they provided pro bono services at some point in their careers, while just over half said they provided such services in 2016, according to a survey by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service.
Amended complaint naming plaintiff filed in Proskauer gender discrimination case

Update: Retaliation claims have been added in an amended complaint to a gender discrimination and Equal Pay Act suit filed against Proskauer Rose.

Although the suit was initially filed by…

Greg Craig, former White House counsel and lead lawyer on Ukraine report, leaves Skadden

Greg Craig has retired from Skadden and his name has been scrubbed from the law firm’s website.

Craig, a former White House counsel during the Obama administration, was lead lawyer…

Partner percentages continue to decline in BigLaw; is in-house lure part of the reason?
The percentage of partners at the nation’s largest law firms is slowly but steadily declining.

The percentage of partners at the largest U.S. firms dropped from 42.2 percent of the lawyer headcount in 2013 to 40.8 percent at the end of 2017, Law360 reports.
Top 10 female-friendly and family-friendly law firms named

Yale Law Women has expanded its take on the most family-friendly law firms.

This year, two lists are being produced: the top 10 family-friendly law firms, and the top 10…

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