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People demonstrate against discrimination, racism, sexism, human rights violations and other issues during the "Dress Like a Woman" rally at Westlake Park in Seattle, Washington on February 25, 2017.  / AFP / Jason Redmond / Getty Images

Decades-Old Gender Bias Case Marked Turning Point in Big Law

Decades-Old Gender Bias Case Marked Turning Point in Big Law

A decades-old settlement in Manhattan federal court serves as a measuring stick for how far Big Law has come in the fight for gender equality. In May of 1977, Sullivan & Cromwell agreed to publish salary data to make it easier for women to compare how they fared in relation to men at the firm

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Returning From Maternity Leave … As Managing Partner

When Pillsbury partner Kim Buffington went on maternity leave at the beginning of last summer, she didn’t know she’d be returning to her Los Angeles office as its managing partner. After her son was born in May, she took a few months to transition her caseload and to tie up a few loose ends, but

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Giuliani, Mukasey Seen as ‘Disingenuous’ by Sanctions Case Judge

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey were described by a U.S. judge as “surprisingly disingenuous” for downplaying Iran’s alleged role in the indictment of a Turkish businessman charged with sanctions violations. The duo, hired by Reza Zarrab’s team of lawyers to help defend him, was “possibly attempting to be

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Chadbourne Partner Seeks to Block Firm’s Vote to Oust Her

The three women suing Chadbourne & Parke for alleged gender discrimination asked a Manhattan federal judge Wednesday to enjoin the firm’s “misleading, coercive” and “abusive” communication with potential class members, and to block an upcoming vote to expel lead plaintiff Kerrie Campbell from Chadbourne’s partnership. The move comes one week after Chadbourne announced the firm’s partnership would

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These Two Firms Circled Each Other, But Walked Away

Another one bites the dust —  a law firm merger that is. In December, we reported that the 440-lawyer Crowell & Moring and 132-lawyer Herrick Feinstein were in merger discussions. Today, the firms confirmed those talks went exactly nowhere. Below is a joint statement: Over the past several months, Crowell & Moring and Herrick Feinstein explored

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Fund Client Explains Decision to Fire Morgan Lewis

Before the Wallace Global Fund fired Morgan Lewis & Bockius as its outside law firm late last month over its representation of President Donald J. Trump, the $150 million grant-making organization set about trying to find a new law firm. “There was another D.C. firm that had someone I thought would have been perfect,” said Scott Wallace,


New Joint Survey by Bloomberg Law and the Legal Marketing Association

With more than $4 billion of legal work brought back in-house last year, there’s never been a better time to explore effective ways to allocate law firm marketing, business development, and client management resources to succeed in an increasingly competitive market. Bloomberg Law and the Legal Marketing Association surveyed over 150 legal marketing and business

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Law Firms Lag in Client Focused Investments: Survey

Law firm partners often say the best marketing tool is performing high quality client service. So why aren’t more law firms putting their money where their mouth is? A new survey suggests that law firms are trying to differentiate their firms through writing and social media engagement, rather than investing in client satisfaction surveys and other

David Friedman, ambassador to Israel nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Kasowitz Benson Chops Off the Friedman

Law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, known for its close ties to Donald Trump, and more recently Russia, has changed its name to Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, following the resignation of partner David Friedman to become the new U.S. Ambassador to Israel. The change became effective March 24, the day after Friedman’s nomination