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Take the Plunge Out of Biglaw With Us—We're Hiring a Chief of Staff!

You crave change. You would like to build products, and be part of growing an enterprise. Often you like your job, but think you could be better in a business role. 562 more words

Davis Polk ups bonus ante for midlevel associates by $10K as more firms follow Simpson's lead

By: Martha Neil

In another sign of an improved economy for BigLaw firms, an unlikely market leader has upped the ante for end-of-year bonuses paid to associate attorneys.Although the starting and end points of the latest bonus schedule matches the $15,000 to $100,000 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett benchmark, Davis Polk & Wardwell is adding another $10,000 to the sum midlevel associates will get, Above the Lawreports. 133 more words

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A Client's Worst Nightmare: When Your Attorney Becomes a Bigger Foe Than Your Adversary

Back in 2013, when the NY Times ran the now infamous DLA Piper “Churn that bill, baby!” article, I wrote a post asking for a client to provide me with some actual DLA Piper bills and I would offer up some proof of “actual excessive billing.” Well, lo and behold, I didn’t get any DLA Piper bills, but I did recently get the next best thing–bills from a litigation case that involves the Big Law firm of Lowenstein & Sandler, in a no-holds-barred cage fight with none other than DLA Piper.   2,847 more words

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Has the BigLaw recovery arrived? Revenue per lawyer is at a low point, when adjusted for inflation

By: Debra Cassens Weiss

At first glance, financial statistics on the nation’s largest law firms show record-breaking gross revenue, profits and revenue per lawyer.

But the raw numbers can be deceiving, the American Lawyer (sub. 336 more words

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Benched: the TV Show Shonda Rhimes Wished She Made

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Benched is a new legal comedy on USA. The show focusses on Nina, a BigLaw lawyer turned public defender following her breakdown for being passed over for partner. 154 more words

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One theory on why fewer women partners in law firms

So I stumbled across this article the other day, Being a Stay-at-Home Parent Is a Luxury … for Your Spouse.  I swear, I am really not trying to wade into any of the mommy wars.  435 more words

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