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Ropes & Gray Leaders on ‘Unusual’ Turnover

Ropes & Gray Leaders on ‘Unusual’ Turnover

This year, Ropes & Gray has seen some “unusual” turnover — as its managing partner recently put it in an interview — especially for a firm that operates in the upper echelon of corporate legal services. But firm leaders say the number of exits don’t tell the whole story. “Many who have left — we haven’t necessarily prevented them

Views Of The Capitol As Senate Adopts Budget With Cuts That Don't Privatize Medicare

Skadden Hires Top National Security Lawyer

Michael Leiter, a top national counterterrorism lawyer under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the firm announced on Tuesday. Leiter, 48, joins Skadden as a partner in its 13-person Washington, D.C. national security practice, although he will work closely with the firm’s attorneys in its global investigations

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Top Kasowitz Partner is Joining Kirkland & Ellis

After 24 years with Kasowitz Benson Torres, Aaron Marks is parting ways for a global platform. Marks, whose clients have included AMC Networks and luxury fashion brand Coach, will join Kirkland & Ellis next Monday, he told Big Law Business. He joins with fellow Kasowitz partner Joshua Greenblatt, who had been with the firm since

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Legal Employment Flat in 2017: Report

Employment in the U.S. legal industry remained flat in August, compared to both the previous month and the beginning of the year. That’s according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, which reported that the total number of people employed at law offices surveyed nationwide stood at 1,126,300, up 100 jobs from July.

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Announces New Leader in London

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has announced a leadership change in London. Tim Frazer, a UK solicitor focusing on antitrust law, is stepping down as head of the London office after 10 years in the management role, effective Sept. 1. Frazer plans to retire at the end of the year, a firm spokesperson told Big


How O’Melveny Is Creating an Operational Roadmap for Its Litigators

The International Legal Technology Association held its blowout “ILTACON” conference last week at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, in which lawyers and professionals from the country’s top law firms convened to discuss how technology is changing the practice of law. Speakers who manage operations at firms such as Hogan Lovells, Microsoft Corp., Cooley and

Walt Disney Co. signage is projected during the D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Disney Locks Down Extended Deal with GC

• Don’t expect the general counsel of Disney to leave the company anytime soon. At least not by the signs of his company’s SEC filings. Alan Braverman just got his contract with Disney extended through July 2019, according to the SEC filings reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Braverman was on the Big Law Business list