Large Firm

2046 ABA Journal Large Firm articles.

BigLaw partner is accused of sexual harassment by ousted CEO of Grammys organization
The ousted CEO of the Grammys organization has accused a Greenberg Traurig shareholder of sexual harassment in a charge of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
BigLaw firm to merge with New York-based law firm
Duane Morris’ New York City office will expand by 60% following a planned merger with Satterlee Stephens.
BigLaw firm sues Missouri for alleged failure to pay full incentives for jobs it created
Littler Mendelson has filed a lawsuit claiming the state of Missouri failed to pay promised incentives for the jobs the law firm created when it located its new global services center in Kansas City in 2015.
Confidence in the economy is dropping among law firm leaders, new survey finds
Law firm leaders’ confidence in the economy is waning, according to a new survey by Citi Private Bank’s Law Firm Group.
Afternoon Briefs: Michael Avenatti is accused of bail violations; Virginia is 38th state to ratify ERA

Michael Avenatti is arrested for alleged bail violations

The lawyer who once represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels has been arrested for alleged bail violations. The federal government contends that,…

Fired partner is accused of double billing, charging personal expenses to firm
A former Vedder Price partner in Chicago is accused in an ethics complaint of double billing for legal services and charging the firm for personal expenses.
2 BigLaw firms agree to merge this spring, making it ‘ideal for our clients’
Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to a merger that will take place April 1.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer charged with murder conspiracy in Jennifer Dulos case; Rod Rosenstein joins BigLaw

Lawyer for husband of missing woman is charged with murder conspiracy

A lawyer in Connecticut has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the disappearance of Jennifer…

BigLaw firm defends its commitment to diversity after Al Sharpton’s criticism
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is defending its diversity efforts after the Revs. Al Sharpton and Dale D. Dennis II criticized the law firm for having few racial minorities in its Wilmington, Delaware, office.
The financial costs for firms when women and minority lawyers leave

In this new episode of Asked and Answered, Ripa Rashid of Culture at Work talks to the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward about how can firms keep female and minority lawyers from leaving and the potentially high cost if and when they depart.

Top 10 ABA Journal stories of 2019

Every year, we take a look at the stories that drove the most web traffic to ABAJournal.com. In 2019, these were the articles that piqued the most interest.

Suit claims BigLaw firm took over corporate client’s finances and took advantage of its impaired CEO
A lawsuit filed Thursday claims that Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and its lawyers took advantage of a corporate CEO who was suffering from substance abuse and mental health problems.
Suit accuses BigLaw lawyer of trying to rape an admin assistant and sending her explicit photos
Fox Rothschild has fired one of its lawyers after a lawsuit accused him of trying to sexually assault a legal administrative assistant and sending her a barrage of sexually explicit texts, some of which included pictures of his penis.
Percentage of black associates in large firms finally tops 2009 level, but not by much
The percentage of black associates in major law firms finally surpassed 2009 figures this year, according to a new diversity report by the National Association for Law Placement.
BigLaw firms approve ‘merger of equals,’ creating Faegre Drinker
Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath have agreed to merge, creating a new law firm to be called Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath.

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