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Former Hunton partner who disappeared 20 years ago pleads guilty to fraud using assumed identity
A former partner at Hunton & Williams who disappeared in 1997 before he was charged in an alleged Ponzi scheme pleaded guilty on Friday in a different investment scheme.
Leaders from 34 BigLaw firms call for an ‘army of lawyers’ to help immigrants and make a pledge
Corrected: Leaders from 34 major U.S. law firms have pledged to help reunify families separated after crossing the border and help make sure people who have legitimate claims to asylum have legal representation.
Reed Smith confirms it won’t raise associate salaries

One large law firm is holding the line as more law firms match new associate pay scales that, according to the new Cravath standard, range from $190,000 to $340,000.


Suit says Jones Day’s ‘black box’ compensation system hides pay bias
A former Jones Day partner in California has filed a lawsuit claiming the firm’s secretive compensation system and subjective performance reviews are designed to hide pay discrimination against women.
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.
McDermott is reportedly parting ways with client and Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen and his lawyers at McDermott Will & Emery are reportedly going their separate ways.
Dentons employee’s suit says she was treated like a sexual object, complaints went unheeded

A business development specialist at Dentons claims in a lawsuit that her direct supervisor propositioned her using vulgar language, tried to draw her into sexual conversations when he called her…

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.
Several lawyers reportedly rejected potential candidacy for No. 3 post at Justice Department
Several lawyers approached about the possibility of an appointment to the No. 3 post at the U.S. Justice Department reportedly rejected the potential candidacy.
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.
Why 3 BigLaw firms ended use of mandatory arbitration clauses
In some situations, confidentiality of arbitration can be a problem, as it makes corroborating claims more difficult. The Me Too movement has prompted some law firms to review human resources policies.
Abbe Lowell among 15 lawyers leaving Norton Rose Fulbright

Abbe Lowell, the lawyer representing Jared Kushner in the Russia probe, is leaving Norton Rose Fulbright for Winston & Strawn.

Lowell is among 15 lawyers leaving the firm; the others…

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…

Federal judge scolds slow-moving BigLaw lawyers, enforces oral agreement to settle class action
A federal judge in New Jersey is requiring Samsung Electronics America to abide by an oral agreement to settle two would-be class actions involving drain pumps in washing machines.

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