Just how far can you push a summertime dress code before you jeopardize your professional credibility?
Just how far can you push a summertime dress code before you jeopardize your professional credibility?
Time for another roundup of news and gossip. And yes, they all center around our president (so let me apologize in advance).
A Diversity Lab study of more than 400 successful lawyers found that they had some surprising traits in common.
White & Case has installed two "energy pods" at its office in Washington, D.C.
Women, even ones in the most selective professional programs, prioritize marriage over career, and will downplay their ambitions to achieve that goal.
Anyone who says that performance reviews are useful is full of it.
Personal trainer Jonathan Jordan's clients include attorneys from Big Law offices, who come to him with loose glutes, collapsed cores and hunched shoulders from sitting for long periods.
Talk about a jury of your peers. Four of the top litigators in the country went toe-to-toe Friday at the annual meeting of the litigation section of the American Bar Association in San Francisco, competing before hundreds of attendees to see who gave the best closing argument. Each lawyer ponied up $10,000 to compete.
At the Central Park Women's Committee hat luncheon last week, the women at my table (lawyers and business executives) want you to know that they deserve respect.
Salam Bhojani and Nick Nelson see opportunity in building bridges with Muslim and South Asian business owners.
Robert Darwell's TheDailyServer is a tribute to waiters, waitresses and bartenders, and all multitaskers whom the Sheppard Mullin partner admires.
The idea that lawyers can make buckets of money from their cozy apartment, beach house or suburban manse is a fantasy.
Are women opting for those lower-paying practices or is there an invisible hand that steers them there?
Just like the Fox News Network LLC, some law firms would be equally reluctant to get rid of a top rainmaker who behaved badly.
Does the dearth of women at the top stem from fear of rejection? Not exactly. After a botched interview or a unflattering review, they're less likely to try again.
Facing intense competition from global firms, independent firms have to be smart and disciplined.
Being bumped from an airplane is a raw deal. Sitting on a jury is way worse. What could be done to change that? Fair pay.
One is a partner at Mayer Brown; another is a partner at Reed Smith. Both are adamant about helping LGBT lawyers thrive in the profession.
Littler Mendelson lists its "flextime" attorneys right on its website.
Based on what I've seen, many if not most lawyers (except for the junior ones) work wherever they want.
Who knew the vice president was such a lustful rascal?
The merger of Arnold & Porter and Kaye Scholer and the pending deal between Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke present some unique challenges, contributor Hugh A. Simons writes.
Don’t rely on the Trump administration to help solve the growing student debt crisis, says columnist Steven J. Harper.
All but lost in the hubbub over the failure of health care reform last Friday was news that the federal government formally greenlighted the Keystone XL Pipeline, issuing a long-sought permit that will allow the project to move forward. Great news for TransCanada Corp., but perhaps bittersweet for its lawyers at Sidley Austin.
In the inexorable march toward greater global consolidation, will law firms steer clear of the verein structure?
This Big Law associate is a mysterious blogger on a mission to prevent young lawyers from falling prey to their own lousy money management.
If anyone knows what it takes to be a successful divorce lawyer it's Eleanor Alter.
Though they've been swelling the junior ranks of the profession for the last 20 years or so, Asian Americans are still rarities at the top, particularly in Big Law.
Isaac Lidsky, who in 2008 became the first blind U.S. Supreme Court law clerk, writes in a new memoir that working for a Big Law firm after his clerkship felt like trading in a “legal joyride” for a job as a corporate chauffeur.
I am truly sorry that so much of the news and gossip, even in our little world of law, is about Donald Trump.
The counselor to the president isn't getting a fair shake.
Any progress that the Obama administration made to increase accountability in higher education seems destined for Trump’s dustbin.
Dangerous rhetoric and a president who praises it. Where are Trump’s lawyers?
Phil Ivey has been granted permission by the U.K. Supreme Court to challenge a decision by the Court of Appeal.
If the election had turned out differently, Karen Dunn wouldn't be sitting at her desk at Boies Schiller Flexner in Washington. She'd be somewhere in the West Wing, at the red-hot center of the presidency.
Remember Alan Hruska, the former Cravath, Swaine & Moore partner turned playwright, novelist and filmmaker? Recently, the 83-year-old former litigator opened his play "Ring Twice for Miranda" at City Center in New York, a highly prestigious off-Broadway venue.
Considering what's going on at the White House, is that what clients look for in their lawyers—someone who can tell them how far they can push the ethics boundaries without breaking the law?
The White House counsel seems missing in action amid the ever-mounting conflicts of interest involving this presidency.
Here are two cardinal sins for an attorney: saying something publicly that hurts your client’s case. And bad lawyering. Rudy Giuliani appears to be guilty of both
Forgive me for being a cynic (who me?), but I'm not at all convinced that law firm managers are losing sleep when women lawyers fly the coop.
After three days of deliberating, the federal jury in Dallas was back, ready to answer a $6 billion question: Did Facebook Inc. steal virtual reality technology for the Oculus Rift from Skadden's client, videogame maker ZeniMax Media Inc.?
While former Akin Gump lawyer Jeffrey Wertkin awaits his fate after his arrest for trying to sell a sealed whistleblower suit for $300,000, let's take a moment to revisit some prominent attorneys who made a mess of things.
A study finds that female lawyers from a wealthy background have a harder time getting hired at law firms than men from the same economic class.
Trump’s assault on the integrity of the presidency already makes Richard Nixon look like an amateur—and a saint.
A Bryan Cave associate in St. Louis recently penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal.
The president should hope is that no court every reaches the merits of his lawyers’ defense of emoluments clause violations.
Alternative facts. Alternative reality. Whatever. Any way you look at it, it's been surreal for the past two months.
Baker & McKenzie lost its ampersand last month, and Boies, Schiller & Flexner, not to be outdone, recently dropped its squiggly symbol and also ditched a comma.
Donald Trump has tapped into our primal insecurities about our looks, and how our physical flaws can diminish our professional success.
A spotlight shines on a Big Law partner in the shadow of President-elect Donald Trump.
Trump’s first press conference was not a particularly good day for the legal profession.
Anti-corruption efforts made strides during the Obama years. Will the momentum cease?
Law firms take their time in bidding attorneys adieu, so it's wise to stay one step ahead of the game.
The new attorney general says he’ll be independent; here’s a chance for him to prove it.
A crowdfunded legal action to determine whether Brexit can be reversed will begin in Ireland later this month. The suit seeks a referral to the European Court of Justice to rule on whether the U.K. can unilaterally revoke Article 50, which starts a two-year deadline for an EU member to complete its withdrawal from the political bloc.
More than a few Big Law partners dream of leaving their practices behind and becoming successful novelists. Ron Liebman made it a reality.
London expects to lose its legal battle over whether it can start the Brexit process without wider parliamentary approval. The British government appealed a High Court ruling that parliament must be allowed to vote on triggering Article 50, which starts a two-year deadline for an EU member to withdraw from the political bloc.
Human rights campaign group Liberty has launched a crowdfunded legal challenge to new legislation that it claims grants the British government “indiscriminate state spying powers.”
It's time to make those New Year's resolutions, when waistbands are tight, wallets are empty and even a dry martini has lost its appeal.
A U.K. law firm with private equity backing spent almost a million pounds attempting to buy a rival insurance practice in 2015, accounts have revealed.
As Donald Trump shatters norms underpinning American democracy, how should the legal profession respond? Not with excuses for him, that’s for sure.
Law firms in the U.K. could soon face a glut of insolvency and restructuring work, with data suggesting that thousands of companies in the travel sector are at risk of going bust.
You're swamped with deadlines, you're constantly traveling, you're dealing with obnoxious opposing counsel or a cranky judge or difficult colleagues. Wouldn't it be great to be a law professor? Pondering the majesty of the law, enlightening eager students? Here's the story of one big-time litigator who made the move—and came back.
The chief executive of the Law Society, the professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, has resigned over a lack of progress in attempts to reform its governance.
Ten predictions for 2017.
What a year. We started thinking that we would make history with the first female president—and we ended it with one that makes the Mad Men era look progressive.
For some British firms that have converted to alternative business structures, external investment is fueling growth. But Big Law is unconvinced.
Female lawyers are still dramatically underrepresented in the equity partner ranks.
With the Clean Power Plan likely to be scrapped, Democrats may see the downside of executive action.
The central problem afflicting most troubled law firms remains the same.
Combine fake news with loss of civilian control over the military and the result is a really great movie.]
If you're worried about gender equality in Big Law, perhaps you should discreetly inquire about your boss's political sympathies.
Tucked into the Dodd-Frank Act was a transparency revolution. What will Trump's rollback mean for American policy on "conflict minerals" and "Publish What You Pay"? This is the first in a series of three Global Lawyer columns on anticorruption under Trump.
The European Union is to make a renewed attempt to wrench euro-denominated clearing business from London to the eurozone in a move that could cost tens of thousands of jobs in the U.K. capital.
U.S. law firms have dominated global capital markets work in 2016, according to Bloomberg’s preliminary legal adviser report.
Houston-based Susman Godfrey doesn't do things in understated ways—not in the way it throws a party or the way it pays its associates.
The U.K. chancellor and British lawmakers have joined calls for the government to seek a transitional deal to smooth the country's withdrawal from the European Union.
Efforts to pare back the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act have fallen short despite a gusher of cash from Saudi Arabian coffers to lobbyists from DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells.
A major report on boardroom confidence has revealed that the U.K.'s largest public companies are overwhelmingly downbeat on the country's economic outlook for 2017.
Once again, the ABA has demonstrated its inability to deal with the biggest problem confronting legal education.
One of the lead lawyers in the historic legal challenge over whether the U.K. prime minister has the power to start Brexit has told The American Lawyer that he is “confident” an earlier ruling demanding the process be subject to a parliamentary vote will be upheld.
Folks, I can't make this stuff up.
Jason Brezler tried to do the right thing. The U.S. Marine Corps major warned his comrades in Afghanistan of a possible attack, but in his haste to do so, he sent a classified document from his personal email account. That got Brezler booted from the Marines.
News flash: A number of not-so-highly ranked schools managed to get a high percentage (70 percent or more) of their graduates into full-time jobs that require JDs or are JD-advantaged.
The U.K.'s first publicly listed law firm continues to power ahead, with Gateley announcing that its revenue increased 19 percent and its pre-tax profit soared 44 percent in the first half of the current fiscal year.
An Oxford graduate is suing the prestigious university for 1 million pounds ($1.27 million), claiming that its “appallingly bad” teaching prevented him from having a successful career as a lawyer.
Allen & Overy, DLA Piper, Norton Rose Fulbright and Reed Smith are among a group of 20 law firms rated by clients as providing the best level of overall service.
Alan Dershowitz takes issue with former Debevoise & Plimpton partner Louis Begley's points about discrimination against Jews—or lack thereof.
A retired partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, Begley writes about New York's moneyed class with stinging subtlety. Here are excerpts from our meeting and a subsequent phone conversation.
A viral petition isn't the answer.