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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Big Law Business will be off on Monday, January 16 to celebrate the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ll get back to chronicling the business of law on Tuesday. See you back here then.

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ALM Names Executive Editor of The American Lawyer

The American Lawyer has a new top editor. Longtime Philadelphia business of law journalist Gina Passarella has been appointed to Executive Editor of The American Lawyer, it was announced on Monday internally and shared with Big Law Business Friday. The appointment comes after the position of Kim Kleman, editor in chief of The American Lawyer,

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Wake Up Call: ‘Russia Law Firm of the Year’ at Trump Presser

• In his first press conference since July, President-elect Donald J. Trump introduced Morgan Lewis & Bockius partner Sheri Dillon as the lawyer tasked with ironing out any conflicts created by his myriad business interests before he takes office. It’s not often that a Big Law partner is thrust into the international spotlight like that. (BLB) But is

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Chadbourne Foe to Represent Attorney Suing Sedgwick

David Sanford, the employment attorney leading the charge in an ongoing equal pay class-action against Chadbourne & Parke, has become lead counsel on a gender discrimination suit against another law firm, Sedgwick, and he’s upping the stakes. In a new complaint filed Wednesday, Sanford alleged Chicago-based Sedgwick partner Traci Ribeiro was again underpaid and passed

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Trump Pushes Morgan Lewis Center Stage

It’s not often that a Big Law partner is thrust into the international spotlight in the way that Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ Sheri Dillon was on Wednesday morning. In his first press conference since July, President-elect Donald J. Trump introduced Dillon as the lawyer tasked with ironing out any conflicts created by his myriad business interests

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Trump’s SEC Pick Brings Conflicts of Interest

By Andrew Ramonas, Bloomberg BNA Shira Pavis Minton probably isn’t a household name to New York lawyer Jay Clayton. As Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, however, the Sullivan & Cromwell LLP partner could become very familiar with the woman charged with ensuring an ethical agency. Clayton’s career as a New York corporate lawyer will give

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Wake Up Call: Sessions Stresses He’s Fit to Be AG

• Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions tried to reassure U.S. Senators that he’s fit to be U.S. attorney general, during his confirmation hearing Tuesday. (Bloomberg) Former Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP who has described himself as an LGBT rights advocate, endorsed Sessions for the job, in a letter

JANUARY 07:  William McGirt of the United States reacts on the 18th green during the third round of the SBS Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club on January 7, 2017 in Lahaina, Hawaii.  (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

PGA Golfer Gets Sponsored by Big Law Firm

Should marketing departments of law firms consider cutting sponsorship deals with professional athletes? In a deal that became effective Jan. 1, Cozen O’Connor has signed a two-year agreement with veteran PGA golfer William McGirt, stipulating, among other things, that the 37-year-old North Carolina native wear Cozen swag, as he did for the first time this

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Wake Up Call: Christie Wager for Sports Gambling Pays Law Firms

• Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and other law firms have raked in over $6 million from the New Jersey government since 2012 to make the case for legalizing sports-betting at its racetracks and casinos. That’s been a losing bet so far for taxpayers and for Governor Chris Christie. And those legal bills from Gibson Dunn and other firms don’t

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Atlanta’s Shifting Legal Landscape (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post is a legal recruiter based in Atlanta By DeVane Tidwell, Director in Partner Development, Major, Lindsey & Africa On December 16, 2016, partners from UK firm Eversheds LLP and Atlanta-based Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan voted to merge to create a 2,300 person global firm to be named Eversheds Sutherland. The

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