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The American Lawyer
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  • LGBTQ Rights After Roe: ACLU, Lambda Legal Attorneys on the Future of
           LGBTQ Legal Battles

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Alaina Lancaster Zack Needles https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/292/2022/06/Gay-demonstrations2-767x633.jpg Podcast/Civil Rights/Litigation/United States Supreme Court
      Abstract:
      In this week's episode, the ACLU's Li Nowlin-Sohl and Lambda Legal's Sasha Buchert discuss the future of the legal fight for LGBTQ rights in America.     
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:01:47 EST
       
  • 'Deeply Unfair': Women Leaders in Big Law Reflect, Speak Out as SCOTUS
           Overturns 'Roe'

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Bruce Love https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/SCOTUS-Roe-Abortion-Protest-045-767x633.jpg Legal Services/News/Civil Rights/Legal Services/U.S. Supreme Court/District of Columbia
      Abstract:
      "Whatever your political views, people are going to have strong emotions today, and they should be given the time to reflect," said Steptoe chair Gwen Renigar.     
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 13:40:19 EST
       
  • Reed Smith Prepares to Guide Clients on Post-'Roe' Contingencies

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Justin Henry https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/SCOTUS-Roe-Abortion-Protest-045-767x633.jpg Legal Services/News/Health Care Law/Law Firms - Large/Regulation/United States Supreme Court/Legal Services
      Abstract:
      Anticipating the Supreme Court's ruling in "Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization," the firm has launched a working group. "It's something that's fairly unprecedented, where the standard of practice could materially change," said partner Scot Hasselman.     
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 09:00:49 EST
       
  • The Law Firm Disrupted: A Wall Street Elite Joins The Subsidiary Parade

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Dan Packel https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/292/2022/06/Carla-Swansburg-767x633.jpg The Law Firm Disrupted/Alternative Service Providers/Global Law Firms/Innovation
      Abstract:
      Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, with profits per equity partner of $4.7 million, becomes an outlier among high-end firms in launching a tech-focused unit to deliver savings on elements of transactional work.     
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:04:56 EST
       
  • McDermott Launching in Austin With Baker Botts IP Team

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Brenda Sapino Jeffreys https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/401/2022/06/McDermott-Will-Emery-Office-Sign-2-767x633.jpg Legal Services/News/Business of Law/Austin/Intellectual Property/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Office Launches; Closures/Law Firms - Large/Legal Services/Intellectual Property/Texas
      Abstract:
      Eight intellectual property partners from Baker Botts' Austin office are expected to move to McDermott Will & Emery, as the Am Law 100 firm opens up shop in Austin.     
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:41:36 EST
       
  • As Kirkland & Ellis Drops 2nd Amendment Cases, Paul Clement Exits

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Dan Roe https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/Paul-Clement-2021-009-767x633.jpg Legal Services/News/Constitutional Law/Judicial Ethics/Law Firm Partners/Law Firms - Large/Legal Ethics; Attorney Discipline/Litigators/Legal Services/District of Columbia
      Abstract:
      "We were given a stark choice: either withdraw from ongoing representations or withdraw from the firm," said Paul Clement.     
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:49:47 EST
       
  • With a Remarkable Roster of SEC Talent, Debevoise Is Poised to Draw More
           Cutting-Edge Securities Work

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Jessie Yount https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/Debevoise-Plimpton-2-767x633.jpg Legal Services/Analysis/California/New York/Northeast/Northern California/Washington; DC Metro/Securities Litigation/Technology/Securities/California/District of Columbia/New York
      Abstract:
      "The practice has gone to a new level in the past five years," said litigation co-chair Andrew Ceresney.     
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:00:43 EST
       
  • Turning Point: Legal Departments Bringing More and More Work In-House

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Trudy Knockless https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/390/2022/06/Legal-Department-767x633.jpg Legal Services/Analysis/Weekend Editor's Picks/Law Firm Associates/Law Firm Client Relationships/Law Firm Management/Legal Services
      Abstract:
      "The nature of the relationship between in-house and outside counsel is changing. Not just because we're taking work from them and bringing it in-house," said Eric Greenberg, chief legal officer for Cox Media Group.     
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:51:24 EST
       
  • Cravath's New Partner Pay Model Reflects Competitive Use of Bonus Pools

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Patrick Smith https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2021/06/Cravath-NYC-Office-Sign-1-767x633.jpg Legal Services/News/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Partners/Law Firm Profitability/Law Firms - Large
      Abstract:
      More details have emerged about Cravath's new compensation system.     
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 05:00:29 EST
       
  • Clifford Chance Gets New Office as Big Law Leasing Activity Starts Up

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Andrew Maloney https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/Two-Manhattan-West-767x633.jpg Legal Services/Real Estate/News/Law Firm Management/Law Firms - Large/Law Firms - Mid Size/Legal Services/COVID-19/Illinois/New York
      Abstract:
      The Magic Circle firm's New York office news comes after Willkie, O'Melveny and others have recently made moves doubling and even tripling the size of their current offices.     
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:15:14 EST
       
  • Covington Private Equity Team Follows Colleagues to Akin Gump

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Bruce Love https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/389/2022/06/Akin-Gump-New-Office-DC-31-767x633-2.jpg Legal Services/News/New York/Law Firm Hiring/Private Equity; Venture Capital/New York
      Abstract:
      The team represents private equity sponsors in middle-market transactions such as leveraged buyouts and private equity investments, and other M&A transactions.     
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 09:25:02 EST
       
  • Goodwin Set to Launch in Singapore, Adds Kirkland Partner in Hong Kong

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Jessica Seah https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/daniel-dusek-Goodwin-Procter-1-767x633.jpg News/International - Asia; Closures/Law Firms - Large
      Abstract:
      The new location would be Goodwin's second Asia office.     
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 06:32:06 EST
       
  • Mental Health Improves for Women and Minority Lawyers, But Disparities
           Persist

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Dan Roe https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/Mental-Health_2-767x633.jpg Legal Services/Analysis/Diversity/Gender Diversity/Mental Health/Women in Law/Legal Services
      Abstract:
      ALM Mental Health Survey data show that women and minorities, who felt the least supported by their firms, are feeling better in hybrid and remote settings.     
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 16:16:05 EST
       
  • Deal Watch: With Tech Darlings Devalued, M&A Pushes Forward

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Patrick Smith https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/Profits-declining-767x633-1.jpg Legal Services/News/Law Firm Profitability/Law Firms - Large/Mergers; Acquisitions/Legal Services/Capital Markets/Corporate Transactions/Mergers & Acquisitions/SPACs
      Abstract:
      Headwinds for Big Law loom as deal value is down 26% year-over-year.     
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:36:21 EST
       
  • Many Holdouts Remain in Big Law's Move to Unify Pay Across Markets

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Andrew Maloney https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/Competition-767x633.jpg Legal Services/Analysis/Law Firm Associates/Law Firm Competition/Law Firms - Large/Law Firms - Mid Size/Legal Services
      Abstract:
      While some firms have moved to nationwide compensation structures, others still see value in differentiating by the market.     
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:00:20 EST
       
  • The NLJ 500: Women in Law Scorecard

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      Authors: The American Lawyer ALM Staff https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/398/2022/06/2022-NLJ-500-Web-Bug.jpg Awards/Women in Law
      Abstract:
      The Women's Scorecard is produced as part of the annual NLJ 500 firm head count report.     
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 00:45:28 EST
       
  • How the Elon Musk-Twitter Deal Could Affect Future Transactions

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Alaina Lancaster Zack Needles https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/292/2022/06/Elon-Musk_4-767x633.jpg Technology Media; Transactions/Legal Education/Social Media
      Abstract:
      In this week's episode, UCLA School of Law professor Jim Park discusses the precedent Twitter would set if it were to renegotiate the deal.     
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:20:31 EST
       
  • Mayer Brown Builds Salt Lake Office, Adding Four Dorsey Partners to Fold

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Patrick Smith https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/Wells-Murdock-Kelly-Frame-767x633.jpg Legal Services/News/Law Firm Competition/Law Firm Hiring/Legal Services/Mergers & Acquisitions/Utah
      Abstract:
      The addition of the group, which specializes in emerging companies, puts the firm's Salt Lake City head count at 13 partners and growing.     
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:47:28 EST
       
  • Over 400 Managing Partners, GCs Make Public DEI Pledges as LCLD Campaign
           Concludes

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Dan Roe https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2021/09/Diversity_2-767x633.jpg Legal Services/News/Diversity/Gender Diversity/General Counsel; In House Counsel/Law Firm Client Relationships/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Partners/Law Firms - Large/Lawyer Compensation - In-House/Lawyer Compensation - Law Firm/Leadership/Legal Project Management/Pro Bono/Recruiting/Retention Rates/Women in Law/Legal Services
      Abstract:
      The pledges from members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity include personal and organizational goals such as sponsoring diverse attorneys, overhauling approaches to hiring and compensation, and developing the next generation of leaders.     
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:42:35 EST
       
  • 'If You Don't Have 100% Capacity, It Feels Lethargic': Law Firms Are
           Trading Dead Space for New Digs

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Jessie Yount https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/403/2022/06/Davis-Graham-Stubbs-Denver-Office-767x633.jpg Legal Services/Analysis/California/Northern California/Law Firm Management/Law Firms - Mid Size/Real Estate/Legal Services/Real Estate/Arizona/California/Colorado
      Abstract:
      Farella Braun + Martel, Sherman & Howard and Davis Graham & Stubbs are just a few of the law firms in the West downsizing and upgrading their office space.     
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:45:37 EST
       
  • 'Indoor-Outdoor Working': An Exclusive Look Inside Freshfields' New
           Silicon Valley Office

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Alaina Lancaster https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/403/2022/06/Freshfields-Redwood-City-Office-240-767x633.jpg Legal Services/News/Law Firm Office Launches; Closures/Legal Services/California
      Abstract:
      "People were working at home for a long time. The last thing they want to do is go to work. So we thought a lot about how to make it both look and feel polished, but also to be a very comfortable place to work," said Sarah Solum, Freshfields' U.S. managing partner.     
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:24:37 EST
       
  • Equity Partnership Numbers Still Stagnant, But Law Firms May Find Reason
           to Tinker

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Andrew Maloney https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/Performance-Metrics-767x633.jpg Legal Services/News/Weekend Editor's Picks/Law Firm Partners/Law Firms - Large/Legal Services
      Abstract:
      As high associate turnover continues, some firms may benefit by pushing associates to the partnership, analysts say.     
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 05:00:57 EST
       
  • Amid Heavy Profits, Big Law's Pro Bono Time Saw 'Significant' Drop in 2021

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Andrew Maloney https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/AdobeStock_187556587-767x633-1.jpg Legal Services/News/Law Firm Management/Pro Bono/Legal Services/COVID-19
      Abstract:
      The Pro Bono Institute acknowledged that paid client demand increased last year and suggested that 2020 resulted in an unusually high level of pro bono work.     
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 00:33:42 EST
       
  • The Language of Asking for Help

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Lynn S. Garson https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/04/shutterstock_1932149687-767x633.jpg Legal Services/Commentary/Free w/Reg/Mental Health
      Abstract:
      Mental health advocates often encourage those suffering to seek help, but what if they don't know what to say?     
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 00:09:56 EST
       
  • Paul Weiss to Lead Multibillion-Dollar Revlon Bankruptcy

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Dan Roe https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/Revlon-767x633.jpg Legal Services/News/Bankruptcy/Creditors'; Arrangements/Legal Services/New York
      Abstract:
      The 90-year-old cosmetic company filed for bankruptcy in New York this week and turned to Paul Weiss' Paul Basta as lead counsel.     
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 17:19:59 EST
       
  • The Big Law Lawyers on Putin's Travel Ban List

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Bruce Love https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/AP22124735546322-767x633.jpg Legal Services/Analysis/International - North America/International - United Kingdom/Law Firms - Large/Law Firms - Mid Size
      Abstract:
      At least 40 lawyers appear on Russia's travel ban list. Some of these lawyers are U.S. officials, but others are in private practice.     
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:04:36 EST
       
  • Fenwick Adds Former Facebook, Microsoft Lawyer to Co-Lead New GC and
           Public Procurement Practice

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Jessie Yount https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/403/2022/06/Fenwick-West-SV-0099-767x633-1.jpg In House Counsel/Technology Media; In House Counsel/Government
      Abstract:
      Joyce Tong Oelrich and Zohra Tejani, who developed a base of about 30 clients, will lead a new GC and public procurement practice at Fenwick.     
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:41:51 EST
       
  • 17-Lawyer Group Joins Holland & Knight in SoCal, as Real Estate
           Practices See High Demand

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      Authors: The American Lawyer Christine Simmons Jessie Yount https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/405/2022/06/Robinson-Irons-767x633-1.jpg Legal Services/News/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Office Launches; Closures/Law Firms - Large/Law Firms - Mid Size/Real Estate/Legal Services/California
      Abstract:
      The lateral group anticipates bringing more than 50 client relationships to Holland & Knight, the firm said, representing "a significant amount of business."     
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 11:43:18 EST
       
 
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