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Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, prepares for a television interview outside the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Law Professors File Ethics Complaint Against Kellyanne Conway

Law Professors File Ethics Complaint Against Kellyanne Conway

Earlier this week a group of law professors filed a professional misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, saying that her false statements to the media have constituted a violation of her ethics obligations as an attorney. The letter, filed with the office that oversees lawyer disciplinary action in D.C. on Feb. 20, cited

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,

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10 Things Lawyers Should Consider When Taking Risk (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post works in-house for Microsoft and is based in Chicago.  By Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation Recent geopolitical developments have made our world increasingly unpredictable. More than ever before lawyers need to bring their “A” game every single day to help their clients take smart risks as they


Mother of Two Goes From Big Law Partner to Legal Tech Founder

As readers of Big Law Business know, women remain underrepresented in the partnership ranks of Big Law, and many women lawyers pursue alternative career tracks within the legal industry because they feel frustrated by a lack of growth opportunities or equal pay. But that’s not always the case. At this year’s Legalweek conference in New

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Largest Immigration Law Firm in U.S. is Busy, Very Busy

The only large U.S. law firm in the country dedicated solely to immigration work is in crisis management mode in the wake of President Donald Trump’s immigration order. “It’s much like a natural disaster… in terms of getting people back to the United States and facilitating normal business processes,” said Blake Chisam, chief audit and privacy

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Why Law Firm Chairs Shouldn’t Pick Their Successor (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: This column is a letter to the editor from a law firm consultant. By Patrick McKenna, McKenna Associates, Inc. In a previous post on Big Law Business, the former chair of Hinshaw Culbertson wrote an article, titled How To Plan A Law Firm Leadership Succession. From my decade of in-the-trenches experience assisting AmLaw


A Chat with Venable’s New Chair

While the country remained fixated on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination, another transition took place in Washington, D.C. at the top of one of the city’s large law firms. Stuart P. Ingis, who co-leads the privacy practice at Venable LLP, quietly became chair of his firm, which has nearly 700 lawyers in nine offices

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How Cravath Hardened Author James Stewart

I’d come from Cravath, so Sunday night didn’t mean anything to me. — Author James Stewart on working the M&A beat for the Wall Street Journal. Stewart had transitioned from his role as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore to legal journalism. Because M&A deals were always breaking on Sunday nights, the prior M&A beat writer