Midsize Firm

573 ABA Journal Midsize Firm articles.

Sedgwick declares bankruptcy in filing that traces the law firm’s downfall

The move for the dissolved law firm comes just six years after posting more than $200 million in gross revenue.

Nelson Mullins, Broad and Cassel set to form ‘super-regional’ law firm
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is merging with Broad and Cassel to form a firm with more than 725 lawyers.

Ex-Fisher & Phillips partner gets life sentence, says he spoke ‘telepathically’ with slain wife

Former Fisher & Phillips partner Claud “Tex” McIver was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for the fatal shooting of his wife from the back seat of the SUV…

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.
Riley Safer names managing partner who may be the first black female to lead a national law firm

Riley, Safer, Holmes & Cancila has named co-founder Patricia Brown Holmes as its first managing partner in what may be a precedent-setting appointment, according to the law firm.

Holmes, an…

Clark Hill and Strasburger & Price announce merger

Clark Hill and Strasburger & Price announced a merger Tuesday that will create a law firm with nearly 650 lawyers.

The firm will be known as Clark Hill except in…

Foley & Lardner, Gardere announce merger

Foley & Lardner and Gardere Wynne Sewell will merge effective on Sunday.

The combined firm will have about 1,100 lawyers and revenues of $830 million, a figure that puts the…

Lawyer sues Thompson Coburn for $10M, says law firm has ‘some serious explaining to do’
A Chicago lawyer has filed a $10 million lawsuit for assault and battery against the Thompson Coburn law firm and one of its partners over a courtroom incident that involved an alleged threat of “imminent physical violence” and three claps to the back.
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.
This generational group is the largest in BigLaw
Millennials—people who range in age from 18 to 36—make up the largest generational group in the nation’s top law firms.
Ballard Spahr announces planned merger with Lindquist & Vennum

Philadelphia-based Ballard Spahr has agreed to merge with Lindquist & Vennum, a Minneapolis-based law firm with more than 150 lawyers, effective Jan. 1.

The merged firm will use the Ballard…

Law firms employ fewer black lawyers than other minorities, survey reports

Minority law school enrollment recently topped 30 percent, but law firms are not making substantial progress in hiring and promoting minority lawyers, according to a Law360 survey.

Nearly 85 percent…

Clark Hill announces merger with West Coast law firm

Clark Hill is merging with West Coast law firm Morris Polich & Purdy, a law firm with about 100 lawyers.

The combined law firm will have more than 450 lawyers…

Shakeup marks top 10 family-friendly law firms for 2017

Updated: Yale Law Women has announced its list of the top 10 family-friendly law firms for 2017, and it looks a lot different than last year’s list.

Only three…

How prepared are law firms for cyber breaches? And how often are firms being attacked?
On the same day that a massive ransomware attack hit DLA Piper, cybersecurity startup firm LogicForce released a chilling report that found that law firms are still woefully unprepared for all sorts of cyber threats.

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