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December 12, 2013
J. Warren Gorrell Jr. and David Harris will vacate their leadership posts when their current terms end next summer, and the firm's partners are in the process of voting on their proposed successor: global litigation cohead Stephen Immelt.
As it does every year, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has awarded 2013 associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the firm's high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have now fallen in line with the $10,000-to-$60,000 range set, as usual, by Cravath, Swaine & Moore earlier this month.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday denied Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan's motion to dismiss a suit filed earlier this year by a contract lawyer who claims the firm should have paid him overtime for a document review stint he did. The judge allowed the suit to proceed to a "limited discovery."
Leonard Grunstein, a prominent New York real estate lawyer and former Troutman Sanders partner, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of lying under oath during a civil deposition taken amid a lengthy legal fight over a portfolio of nursing homes.
Haynes and Boone is advising ESL Investments, a hedge fund controlled by Sears CEO Edward Lampert, on the reduction of its stake in the retail giant, which is seeking to sell off its Lands' End and Sears Auto Center businesses in an effort to cut costs and pay down debt.
The death of prominent Miami attorney and Akerman partner Richard Sharpstein was a suicide, according to the Miami-Dade County medical examiner and investigators.
NALP's latest report shows a steady decline for women in the legal profession.
A month after agreeing to a $1.8 billion settlement on insider trading charges, hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors has agreed to sell its SAC Re reinsurance arm to Hamilton Reinsurance Group for a reported $500 million to $1 billion.
Thanks in part to three high-profile lateral partners hired in recent years—Paul Maher and Stephen Horvath III in London and Lejb Fogelman in Warsaw—Greenberg Traurig has grabbed lead roles on French financial services giant BNP Paribas' $1.4 billion sale of its Polish banking business and Swedish trucking giant Volvo AB's $1.1 billion sale of its machine rental unit.
Patricia Millett's confirmation on Tuesday to a key federal appeals court in Washington marked the start of a new streamlined approach to judicial nominations on Capitol Hill. The move also marked the beginning of a period of change at the court—and at the appellate practice at the law firm she will leave behind.
- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
- Allen & Overy
- Andrews Kurth
- Arnall Golden Gregory
- Arnold & Porter
- Baker & McKenzie
- Boies, Schiller & Flexner
- Bracewell & Giuliani
- Bryan Cave
- Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
- Chadbourne & Parke
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
- Clifford Chance
- Covington & Burling
- Cozen O'Connor
- Cravath, Swaine & Moore
- Davidoff Hutcher & Citron
- Davis Polk & Wardwell
- Debevoise & Plimpton
- Dewey & LeBoeuf
- DLA Piper
- Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
- Ford & Harrison
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
- Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman
- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
- Gide Loyrette Nouel
- Goldstein & Russell
- Goodwin Procter
- Greenberg Traurig
- Haynes and Boone
- Herbert Smith
- Herrick, Feinstein
- Hogan & Hartson
- Hogan Lovells
- Holland & Knight
- Jenkens & Gilchrist
- Jones Day
- Joseph & Kirschenbaum
- K&L Gates
- Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
- Labaton Sucharow
- Latham & Watkins
- Littler Mendelson
- Locke Lord
- Mayer Brown
- McDermott Will & Emery
- McKenna Long & Aldridge
- Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
- Nixon Peabody
- Norton Rose
- O'Melveny & Myers
- Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
- Patton Boggs
- Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
- Pinsent Masons
- Proskauer Rose
- Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
- Ropes & Gray
- Seyfarth Shaw
- Shearman & Sterling
- Sidley Austin
- Simmons & Simmons
- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
- Troutman Sanders
- Vedder Price
- Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
- Weil, Gotshal & Manges
- White & Case
- Willkie Farr & Gallagher
- Winston & Strawn
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