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Partner’s son admits embezzling $827K from law firm, says details are fuzzy because of drugs

The son of a partner in a Pittsburgh law firm pleaded guilty to bank fraud for embezzling $827,000 from the firm while serving as office manager.

Anthony Calaiaro, 34, pleaded…

Here’s the legal lowdown on document management software
Choosing the right technology tools for your law firm can be a confusing endeavor. After all, there are so many different types of software products available and so many choices to make when it comes to features, pricing and security. Sifting through the maze of information can be a time-consuming process that can quickly become overwhelming.
Judge rules in battle of law firms using same initials in their names
A law firm that used the P and M initials in its name didn’t infringe the trademark of another law firm that used the same initials, a Texas judge has ruled.
Former BigLaw partner is disbarred for child porn conviction

A former partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has been disbarred as a result of his guilty plea to possession of child pornography.

Edmund C. Duffy was disbarred…

Several groups of lawyers leave Andrews Kurth Kenyon amid reported merger agreement
Several groups of lawyers have left Andrews Kurth Kenyon in Texas in advance of a reported merger deal with Hunton & Williams.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer undergoes a name change, offers buyouts to 140 legal secretaries

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has shortened its name and is seeking to reduce the number of legal secretaries working for the law firm.

“Kaye Scholer” was dropped from the…

Unhappy with 53 law firms participating in case, judge appoints special master to review legal bills

A federal judge in California last week criticized two lawyers for bringing an additional 49 law firms into a data-breach case, raising to 53 the total number of firms representing…

Judge says ex-Sutherland partner is competent for trial, cites ‘snowball effect’ in prior diagnoses

A federal judge in Atlanta has ruled a that a former partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is competent to stand trial on charges that he stole $2 million from…

Federal court tosses overtime suit against Florida law firm

A federal court in Tampa, Florida, has tossed a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming a personal injury law firm failed to pay overtime to office workers.

U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards…

Former BigLaw partner, an alleged ‘prolific money launderer,’ sentenced to 7 years in prison

A former BigLaw partner has been sentenced to seven years in prison for laundering $2.1 million through multiple accounts, including his attorney trust accounts.

Raymond Juiwen Ho, a 48-year-old Washington,…

Milberg Weiss founder Melvyn Weiss dies at 82

Melvyn Weiss, a founder of securities class-action law firm Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes & Lerach, has died at the age of 82.

Weiss, “a giant of the plaintiffs bar,” had…

Lawyers representing Rick Gates in Mueller probe seek to withdraw
Lawyers representing Rick Gates in the special counsel probe filed a motion to withdraw on Thursday that says the reasons will be explained in a sealed document.

The withdrawing lawyers are Shanlon Wu of Wu, Grohovsky & Whipple; Walter Mack of Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack; and Annemarie McAvoy of McAvoy Consulting, report Politico, the Washington Post, Salon and the National Law Journal.
Law firm increases clerkship bonus to $105K

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has increased its clerkship signing bonus to $105,000. Clerks who complete two qualifying clerkships would get an additional $20,000 bonus.

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11th Circuit blasts BigLaw partner for remand argument against its mandate; ‘We really did mean it’
A federal appeals court is blasting a Troutman Sanders partner for a successful argument on remand in a dispute between Winn-Dixie and competitors Big Lots and Dollar General.
Dechert says outsourcing was reason for layoffs of lawsuit plaintiffs
Dechert says in response to a discrimination lawsuit that it laid off two payroll managers because it upgraded its technology and outsourced their jobs.

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