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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


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. 153 more words

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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Midlevel Tax Associate (NYC)

Top tier BigLaw firm seeks stellar tax associate to join their growing practice. Ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of large firm experience, working on a variety of sophisticated tax matters in connection with commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; partnerships and corporate finance transactions, both domestic and cross border. 22 more words

DiligenceEngine in Above the Law

Ever since I was in Biglaw, I’ve regularly checked Above the Law. As a longtime reader, it was a lot of fun being featured in there… 52 more words