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Law Firm & Big Law Partner Mocked on SNL’s Weekend Update

Law Firm & Big Law Partner Mocked on SNL’s Weekend Update

  Here’s an understatement: It’s not every day that top grossing law firms are the butt of jokes on Saturday Night Live. However, this weekend Colin Jost, the anchor of Weekend Update, SNL’s parody of TV news broadcasts, fired off one-liners aimed at Morgan Lewis. The jokes were prompted by the White House’s release of a

Diversity Symposium IV

4th Diversity Symposium Recap (Videos)

During the 4th Diversity Symposium on May 10, Big Law Business convened an exclusive audience of in-house counsel, committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession and seeking solutions. Welcome Remarks Michael MacKay, President, Bloomberg BNA Plus   Leading the Profession: Success Stories Corporate legal departments see the most successful relationships when their goals and

Judge Jed Rakoff at Bloomberg LP's headquarters on April 27, 2017.

Judge Rakoff: ‘Fierce’ Competition Has Changed Law Firms For The Worse (Podcast)

  U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff thinks increased competition has had an impact on law firms, for the worse. “It is to the point that the professional ethics and the professional responsibilities of the firms have been affected,” Rakoff told Big Law Business, explaining that firms, in order to keep clients, are willing to endorse risky

Kim Koopersmith & Steve Immelt on Chairs on Chairs

Chairs on Chairs Podcast With Leaders of Akin Gump & Hogan Lovells

    For the latest episode of the Big Law Business podcast, we let the leaders of two top grossing law firms take over. This is the full-length audio version of our “Chairs on Chairs” series featuring Kim Koopersmith, of Akin Gump, and Steve Immelt, of Hogan Lovells, interviewing each other about the business of

Kim Koopersmith and Steve Immelt

Hogan Lovells’ CEO & Akin Gump’s Chair Interview Each Other

Part 1: the Trump administration and travel ban, Brexit’s impact on the industry, and diversity and inclusion at large law firms.   Last year Big Law Business launched a video series featuring one-on-one conversations between leaders of top grossing law firms. The idea is to see a face-to-face discussion of the most important issues facing law firms today; a

Jones Day

Inside Jones Day: Cleveland, 1893 to Donald Trump (Podcast)

  Jones Day’s connection to Donald Trump has landed at least 14 of their lawyers positions in the administration. But the law firm stood out long before the Trump relationship. Jones Day has the most total lawyers working in the United States, according to the most recent ranking. In 2015, they hired 10 U.S. Supreme

Law Firm Partner Promotions

Breaking News!? Lawyers Promoted to Partner

  When a lawyer makes partner at a large law firm, is it news? During Big Law partner promotion season we noticed what seemed like a new trend among law firm communications departments. Have you noticed this too? In a popular video essay format, as seen on YouTube channels like Nerdwriter1 and Every Frame a Painting,