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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.
A dozen Boies Schiller lawyers join new boutique law firm
A dozen lawyers from Boies Schiller Flexner have joined with three other lawyers from well-known law firms to create a 15-lawyer litigation boutique.
Equity partner at law firm wasn’t protected from mandatory retirement by federal age bias law, 8th Circuit rules
An equity partner at Armstrong Teasdale can’t sue under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act for his ouster under a mandatory retirement policy, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Afternoon Briefs: Law firm settles age bias suit; SCOTUS reviews Oracle’s $9B copyright claim

Pryor Cashman settles associate’s age bias suit

Pryor Cashman has settled a lawsuit by an associate who said the firm violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it fired…

2 Midwestern law firms will combine to form new nearly 400-lawyer firm
Midwestern firms Lathrop Gage and Gray Plant Mooty have agreed to merge into a law firm that will have nearly 400 lawyers and 14 offices across nine states and the District of Columbia.
A second former managing partner leaves Irell & Manella as firm shrinks
Irell & Manella has lost two former managing partners in two months.
Did Buckley Sandler co-founder leave voluntarily? Question is at center of insurance dispute
A lawsuit filed last week maintains an insurer has no obligation to pay Buckley Sandler’s claim in connection with the departure of one of its founders because he did not leave voluntarily.
Dentons announces two ‘dual-partnership’ mergers in bid to become ‘first truly national law firm’

Dentons has announced a first step in a plan to become the nation’s “first truly national law firm” through a dual-partnership model.

In the first step, Dentons is adding more…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer found hiding in parents’ closet; ‘fearsome foursome’ law firms named

Bounty hunter helps track down lawyer on the lam

A Connecticut lawyer on the lam was found hiding in a closet in his parents’ home with the help of bounty…

More law firms may close if recession hits; recruiter: ‘Once this party ends, it’s going to end very quickly’

A recession could be the final nail in the coffin for struggling law firms.

The prior recession was an aggravating factor in the dissolution of several law firms, Bloomberg…

LeClairRyan closing amid budget shortfalls, partner exits

LeClairRyan’s partners have voted to dissolve the law firm after a 31-year run.

The Richmond, Virginia-based firm announced its dissolution in a press release Thursday, report Bloomberg Law, the…

BigLaw firms are taking ‘two steps forward, one step back,’ new Thomson Reuters report says

Law firm productivity is dropping, driven by accelerated hiring that is driving the supply of lawyers higher than demand for their services, according to a report released this week.

Productivity…

Struggling LeClairRyan faces suits over closed office, alleged gender bias

Updated: As LeClairRyan deals with a string of departures, the firm faces lawsuits from a landlord seeking payments and a former marketing professional who alleges gender bias.

The dissolution process…

After a string of departures, LeClairRyan considers the next steps

Leaders of LeClairRyan say the law firm is considering its options after a string of departures that included the exit of firm co-founder and name partner Gary LeClair.

No vote…

Greenspoon Marder settles bias suit of former partner who’s Korean American

Greenspoon Marder has settled a lawsuit filed by a Korean American lawyer who alleged he was ousted from the partnership because of racial and national origin discrimination.

In a

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