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New suit filed challenging Trump’s asylum requirements and Whitaker’s appointment

Two immigrants who were denied asylum because they entered the United States outside official checkpoints are among the plaintiffs in a new suit that was filed this week in…

Study finds male partners make an average of 53% more than female partners at top law firms
The difference in average compensation for male and female partners at top U.S. law firms amounts to a 53 percent pay gap, according to a survey released on Thursday.
Judge tosses sexual assault suit against lawyer in battle between personal injury titans

A Michigan judge on Wednesday dismissed a sexual misconduct suit against a Southfield lawyer in what appears to be an ongoing battle between rivals.

Judge Phyllis McMillen of Oakland County…

Panama Papers leak that shuttered law firm leads to US indictment of lawyer, three others
A Massachusetts accountant and a Panamanian lawyer are among four people charged in a federal indictment stemming from the so-called Panama Papers leak of hacked legal documents.
See the video: Lawyer arrested for allegedly spitting on father of former colleague

A personal injury lawyer in Providence, Rhode Island, was arrested on Monday for allegedly shoving and spitting on the father of a onetime colleague.

The lawyer, 59-year-old Stephen Dennis, was…

Objector lawyers committed ‘fraud on the court,’ says Illinois appeals court

Updated: A law firm that claimed professional objectors were extorting fees in class action lawsuits will be able to introduce evidence supporting the allegation as a result of an Illinois…

Only 57 percent of new partners are satisfied with pay; they may earn less than senior associates

For many lawyers, partnership is the brass ring they have long sought. But compensation and other aspects of partnership are not necessarily in line with their expectations.

The New Partner…

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.
The confessions of a legal technophobe

I wish to share my thoughts about a significant problem stressing many of our more senior colleagues in practice these days. Though there are several, I am talking about what…

Former Dewey CFO released from jail after his current firm pays his $1M fine

Updated: The former chief financial officer of Dewey & LeBoeuf spent the night in jail after missing the first of three payments on a $1 million fine, but was released…

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…

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