A pictorial roundup of celebrity-Big Law family connections.
A pictorial roundup of celebrity-Big Law family connections.
Here's why: Big spenders almost always win.
Study by Harvard economist finds that collaborating with men hurts women's careers.
Studies find that women's pay gap narrows when men take paternity leaves.
Will other big firms follow?
Good news for grumpy workers.
Moms with middle schoolers feel super stressed, but so what?
On the menu this week in The American Lawyer's Continental Breakfast series: Lawyers on Demand co-founder Simon Harper digests the spectacular growth of the alternative legal services pioneer.
With fewer people finishing law school each year, a greater proportion of them should be finding work. Instead, even nonlaw jobs are declining for recent grads.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive director Stephen DiCarmine wants to represent himself in his upcoming retrial. He thinks it’s a good idea; no one else does.
In 2016, the corporate alien tort is more alive than dead.
A gutsy admission? Or career suicide?
Even the Careerist needs some fun and frivolity once in a while.
It will always be a great time to go to some law schools. It will never be a great time to go to others.
Brazil's leniency program needs work. Will proposed reforms do the job? Some big firms will find out.
Study finds that law school rankings encourage cheating, lying.
O.J. Simpson's prosecutor talks about race, sexism and parenting.
What should a law school’s mission be? Most deans would rather not ask that question.
Employees will leave anyway, so why bother being a good boss?
A quick and dirty take on the news.
The unheralded lesson of the recent presidential primaries may be as important as the outcome.
Alan Dershowitz's accusers admit "tactical" mistakes, so what does that really mean?
Big Law feeder schools are not always the most highly ranked.
Grads of lower rank schools often beat top schools in the partnership race.
Russia won a crucial reprieve from a Dutch court, but the country and its lawyers at Cleary Gottlieb aren’t out of the woods yet.
Behind all the post-settlement posturing, neither side in the Alan Dershowitz sex case really wants their secrets out.
A proposal to limit foreign influence in U.S. politics is unlikely to survive a vote by the Federal Election Commission. But the idea may find a way forward in the courts.
Dershowitz's opponents say they're willing to waive confidentiality. Is he?
Self-styled experts concerned about the fate of the Cravath model have been wrong before; they’re wrong this time, too.
A new study finds a correlation between women's careers and their bosses' ideology.
Is having a female leader what it's cracked up to be? Maybe.
What does the 'Panama Papers' scandal mean for the republic of American lawyers?
The American Lawyer recognizes the best-of-the-best transactional lawyers during a record year.
Some law firm leaders would rather perfect an error than learn from it.
When facts get in the way, sometimes it's easiest to ignore them.
The latest report on diversity from MCCA and Vault.
The senator's position on the Supreme Court's vacancy shows the perils of rewriting the Constitution to suit a political agenda.
Many law schools could pass the ABA's proposed bar exam standard, even if they enroll students with long odds of passing the test.
Law firms that set best practices abet worst practices for contract attorneys.
Ted Cruz has the perfect resume, but are you better off with the social butterfly?
Who says this generation will rock Big Law? A contrarian's view.
Something touted as “fundamental change” moves the profession backward.
Two drivers are pulling firms into the future.
A Q&A with the Paul Weiss partner about sexuality, stereotypes and her work in the case that legalized gay marriage.
Smart firms will change to accommodate them—because these young professionals are absolutely right.
Lesbians make 9 percent more than their straight sisters.
What Justice Scalia's death means for global warming.
As the country’s political divide widens, clarity is becoming a casualty.
Are they feminists or ingrates?
The "realistic" Barbie is a downer. And unfeminist.
As the media reports soaring hourly billing rates, they’re missing the real story.
In a Duracell battery case, plaintiffs lawyers got $5.7 million. Their clients got just $345,000. Here's why that's fair.
Hillary gets criticized for raising her voice. Are you talking too loudly too?
The evidence suggests that most managing partners are unable or unwilling to learn from their errors. Their firms pay the price.
The beginning of the end of Argentina’s international bondholder battle means that important legal questions raised by the dispute will have to wait for answers.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Daimler v. Bauman is undermining anti-terror law on jurisdictional grounds.
New study finds that difficult interviews yield higher employee satisfaction.
Choose wisely. Otherwise, it can be a cold and lonely existence.
The number admitted law students with LSAT scores below 145 has increased 60 percent since 2010.
An old program offering student debt relief has sprung to new life—for now.
Palin has redefined what ambitious women should wear.
Law school enrollment is declining, but so are prospects for future legal employment.
Meet the mother of four who prosecuted one of the most powerful politicians in New York.
You're expanding, and so are we, with a stronger presence in London and Hong Kong and with new strength in insurance and other areas.
Someday we’ll all know exactly what is happening there.
The Tea Party darling has friends in Big Law—even in New York City.
Wishful thinking is never a sound strategy for success.
One way to upgrade your law school: Transfer.
Just when you think a story is dead, it springs to life.
A year-end roundup of the latest news about law students, bar passage, Texas and more.
The Careerist's annual pick of funny, sad, weird quotes by the famous, infamous and the not-so-famous.
When it comes to client advice, the best lawyers see around the next corner and act accordingly. When it comes to running their law firms—not so much.
Meet the judges who pored over 108 entries in our Litigation Department of the Year contest.
Four broad themes defined 2015: mergers, financial pressures, the nature of partnership and leadership challenges.
House hubbies and breadwinner moms are no longer scorned.
The Manhattan district attorney's office continues its streak of bizarre decisions in the Dewey & LeBoeuf case.
Mobster Vince Asaro owes his freedom to two female lawyers.
But pot, hookers and debts can kill a security clearance for a would-be government lawyer.
Woodrow Wilson is in trouble. Who’s next?
More than ever, firms are offering laterals signing bonuses.
The Paris climate talks won't be enough. Can courts grab control of the thermostat?
Maybe women should follow Amal Clooney's lead and ditch the bling.