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Former BigLaw partner gets prison sentence for work on behalf of Martin Shkreli

A former income partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday for conspiracy to commit wire and securities fraud in connection with his representation…

Brother-in-law charged in shooting death of Mayer Brown partner Stephen Shapiro
Updated: Police have charged a suburban Chicago man in the shooting death of Mayer Brown partner Stephen Shapiro, the founder of the law firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice. The suspect is Shapiro's brother-in-law.

John Gately III, 66, of Winnetka, Illinois, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and attempted murder, report the American Lawyer, Patch, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. A press release is here.
Founder of Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court practice is shot and killed at his home
Updated: The lawyer who founded Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court practice has been shot and killed at his suburban Chicago home in a domestic dispute, police say.
Ex-Stoel Rives partner drops age bias suit; law firm says he got firing date wrong by over a year
Former Stoel Rives partner Roger Rosendahl dropped his age bias suit against the law firm last Wednesday in a filing posted to Pacer the same day the law firm asserted that he got the date of his firing wrong—by more than a year.
Ex-BigLaw partner’s suit over mandatory retirement policy is felled by collateral estoppel doctrine

A St. Louis federal judge has dismissed an age bias suit filed by a former Armstrong Teasdale partner who claimed the firm’s mandatory retirement policy violated the federal Age Discrimination…

Suit by former Stoel Rives partner alleges age bias and ‘malicious efforts’ to end his career

A former project finance partner at Stoel Rives has filed an age discrimination suit that claims the firm “isolated, disparaged and harassed him” after learning how old he was.


Former Balch & Bingham partner convicted of bribing ex-lawmaker to oppose Superfund expansion

A federal jury in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday convicted a former Balch & Bingham partner and a corporate executive for bribing a onetime Alabama lawmaker to oppose expanding and prioritizing…

Ex-managing partner of Nutter McClennen office suspended amid misappropriation allegations

The former managing partner of a Nutter McClennen & Fish office in Massachusetts has been temporarily suspended amid allegations that he misappropriated funds from trust accounts and the law firm.

Greenberg Traurig co-founder Robert Traurig dies at 93

Robert Traurig, a co-founder of Greenberg Traurig known for his zoning expertise and devotion to civic causes, has died at 93.

Traurig died Tuesday in Miami, according to the

How 2 nights of sexting and anger over the repercussions led to the ouster of Latham’s leader

The scandal that led to the forced resignation of Latham & Watkins chairman William Voge began in November with two nights of sexting.

It ended in March after Voge’s…

Ex-partner who blamed ‘drunken stupor’ for attempted deposit of firm funds reportedly seeks $5M
A former partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker says the law firm failed to support him when he needed treatment for alcohol abuse, and fired him when he tried to deposit firm funds into his personal account while in a “drunken stupor.”
Former AG Eric Holder to receive Thurgood Marshall Award at ABA meeting: Will he run for president?
Former Attorney General Eric Holder will receive the Thurgood Marshall Award from the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice on Aug. 4 during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
BigLaw partner investigated in boat crash on eve of firm retreat

A practice group leader at Vinson & Elkins is under investigation by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department after crashing a boat carrying five of his partners, leaving the scene to get help, and then disappearing for about five hours.

More women are attaining law firm partnerships: Is the Me Too movement providing a boost?
Women are being promoted to law firm partnerships at a faster pace since sexual misconduct allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein helped spur the Me Too movement.
Michael Cohen has reportedly hired a former federal prosecutor to represent him

Michael Cohen has reportedly hired a new lawyer to represent him in the investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan.

The new lawyer is Guy Petrillo, the former head…

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