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  1. NY Boutique Holwell Shuster Quick to Follow Cravath Bonus Scale Dan...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | American Lawyer

    That was the case in June, when Holwell Shuster promptly matched Cravath's new associate salary scale , which itself topped Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy's compensation bump for midlevel and senior associates. And it was the case Monday, when the commercial litigation boutique said it would match Cravath's newly announced bonus scale for 2018.


  2. Former Latham Partner Jumps to Morgan Lewis in Boston Meghan Tribe...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Maloney, who was most recently counsel at Latham & Watkins in New York, will relocate from New York City for the move. The decisions to swap cities and switch law firms came independent of one another, Maloney said.


  3. Baker McKenzie Picks Tampa for US Operations BaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Baker McKenzie is adding a legal services center in Tampa to complement existing back office operations in Ireland and the Philippines. When the new Florida center is fully operational by 2020, the firm expects to have 300 employees on-site handling work in legal services, finance, IT, knowledge management, business development and marketing, among other areas.


  4. IP Lateral Hiring Trend Continues With Cozen's Latest AdditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Taking IP lawyers from boutique law firms is all the rage these days, and Cozen O'Connor is getting in on the trend. As it continues to grow, the Philadelphia-based Am Law 100 firm's recent lateral hires have highlighted its focus on building up its intellectual property practice, as well as its lobbying and government relations abilities.


  5. Morgan Lewis Lands MoFo Tokyo DuoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has hired two corporate partners in Tokyo as the Philadelphia-based Am Law 100 firm continues its expansion in Asia. Former partner Motonori Araki and former of counsel Mitsuyoshi Saito join from Morrison & Foerster .


  6. Atlanta, Austin Lead the Way for Legal Industry Jobs, Study SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2018 | American Lawyer

    The two cities both saw double-digit growth for lawyer employment since 2015 while adding more legal service jobs over that same period than any other American city, according to a newly released study from real estate services firm CBRE. Atlanta was home to 16.3 percent more lawyers in 2017 than two years earlier, labor market data compiled by CBRE showed.


  7. New Shearman & Sterling Initiative Banks on Clients' Fintech NeedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | American Lawyer

    As leaders at Shearman & Sterling began to recognize the growing significance of financial technology-both for the Wall Street firm's traditional banking clients and the startups it's increasingly targeting-partner Donna Parisi organized a dinner where associates helped explain concepts like blockchain to senior lawyers. New York-based Parisi, who heads the firm's derivatives group and is also responsible for its financial institutions' client base, recognized the value in merging the veterans' legal expertise with the perspectives of the young attorneys.


  8. Blank Rome Adds Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice in HoustonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | American Lawyer

    James Grogan has left Paul Hastings for Blank Rome in Houston, where he plans to build up a bankruptcy and restructuring practice. "I am looking to add people and hope to grow the group," said Grogan, who spent more than nine years with Paul Hastings in Houston and New York.


  9. City to Roll Back Civil Forfeiture and Compensate Philadelphians Affected by ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 |

    The city of Philadelphia has agreed to stop allowing law enforcement to profit from civil forfeiture, a controversial practice involving the seizure and sale of private property from a criminal suspect. The city has also agreed to set up a $3 million fund to compensate those affected by it.


  10. Twin Cities Market Grows Again With New Quarles & Brady OutpostRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | American Lawyer

    "Minneapolis had been on the firm's radar for some time, and basically over the last couple of years just grew into that strategic fit," said partner Daniel Young, who will be one of the four attorneys outfitting the new office. Young, who has been working remotely in Minnesota and in the Phoenix office since joining the firm in 2016 as a part of its business law practice group, will be joined by real estate partner Isaac Roang, who will relocate from the firm's Milwaukee office.


  11. Dentons Launches New Threat Protection Practice, Citing Global RisksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Dentons is making the bet that scary headlines across the globe equate to growing demand for protection from threats of all sorts, announcing a new intelligence and strategic services practice. The international firm has turned to its chief global security officer, veteran energy lawyer Karl Hopkins, to lead the new group, which includes over 50 lawyers and other intelligence and security professionals in the firm.


  12. Why the GC of Molson Coors Is Moving Major Work From Prestigious New York FirmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Last year, we found ourselves in a significant arbitration. It was the largest adversarial dispute we have faced in my eight-year tenure with Molson Coors.


  13. Dechert Picks Up 18 Products Liability Lawyers From Quinn Emanuel Dan ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Two months after Sheila Birnbaum and Mark Cheffo, former co-chairs of the products liability practice at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan , left to join Dechert in New York with one other partner, the other shoe has dropped. Dechert announced Friday that it had added an 18-attorney products liability team from Quinn Emanuel, composed of three partners, nine counsel and six associates.


  14. Dechert Targets Middle East Real Estate With Dubai HiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Dechert has added its first real estate attorneys to its Dubai office, bringing on a pair from King & Spalding to fill a hole in its Middle East practice. With the acquisition of former King & Spalding partner Stephen Kelly and of counsel Sarah-Jane Mahood, now a national partner, the firm brings its Dubai head count up to 12 attorneys.


  15. Fox Rothschild Explores Potential Merger With NC-Based Midsize Firm...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Philadelphia-based Fox Rothschild has been in merger talks with midsize firm Smith Moore Leatherwood, sources have told The Legal Intelligencer. Smith Moore has four offices in North Carolina, with its largest in Greensboro, as well as an office in Greenville, South Carolina, and one in Atlanta.


  16. M&A Leaders Not Sweating Fears of Rising ProtectionismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Leaders of a number of top mergers and acquisitions practices in the United States remain sanguine about the global environment for deals, in spite of a recent report suggesting that a rise in protectionism is pushing dealmakers to look within national boundaries for opportunities. While highlighting a busy first half of 2018, Mergermarket earlier this week concluded that an overall buoyant market was driven by domestic tie-ups, rather than cross-border transactions.


  17. How Blank Rome Went From Representing Insurers to Suing ThemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | American Lawyer

    When the remains of Dickstein Shapiro went shopping for a new home in early 2016, most potential suitors saw the firm's insurance recovery practice as a conflict-ridden complication-a deal breaker. For Blank Rome, it was an opportunity, albeit one that forced some tough decisions.


  18. Dechert Matches Cravath Pay Scale, Starting at $190KRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2018 | American Lawyer

    The first day of summer brought good news for young lawyers at Dechert, which has now matched the associate salary pay scale The firm confirmed Thursday that it had adopted new salaries starting at $190,000 for associates in the class of 2017, as well as special bonuses to be paid in July. The Philadelphia-born firm now counts New York as its largest office.


  19. Baker Botts Eyes NYC, London Expansion as Corporate Chair Heads NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Bengtson, a leader in the Texas-based firm's corporate group since early 2017 and chair of the department since February, is aiming for growth not just in his new base, but also in London and the Bay Area. "Energy and technology are the two things we do really well," he said.


  20. Akerman's Midmarket PE Growth Continues With Vedder Price HireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2018 | American Lawyer

    Akerman is continuing to grow its middle-market M&A and private equity practice with the hire of former Vedder Price shareholder Michael O'Brien. O'Brien is the third New York partner to join Florida-based Akerman's M&A and PE practice in the last four months.


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