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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 779
  • Gross Revenues: $540,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $695,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $925,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Seyfarth Shaw is a national firm. The firm ranked 62nd on The American Lawyer's 2011 AmLaw 100 rankings, with $452,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. On the 2011 Global 100 survey, the firm ranked as the 75th highest grossing law firm in the world. With more than 750 attorneys now, the firm placed 50th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 ranking of U.S. firms based on size. Seyfarth Shaw provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. The firm's clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies, and its practice reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. The firm's attorneys practice out of 11 offices, with 10 located in the United States and one in Europe (London).

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 60 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 60 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 46 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 121 10 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 127 3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Entry-Level Accountants and the FLSA

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

Sorry accountants, but your professional designation makes you a professional and thus excluded from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Turning In-house Firefighters Into Legal Planners

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2014

The legal department doesn't start the company's fires, but there are strategies for being proactive about in-house fire management.

Time Runs Out, in Hourly Matters, for 'Unfinished Business'

Arthur J. Ciampi : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

In his Law Firm Partnership Law column, Arthur J. Ciampi, the coauthor of the treatise 'Law Firm Partnership Agreements' and the managing member of Ciampi LLC, analyzes the Court of Appeals decision in 'Geron v. Seyfarth Shaw' ('In re Thelen') and discusses some of the decision's immediate and long-term implications.

A Trade Secrets Road Trip Across 50 States

Valori Corral-Nava : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2014

Seyfarth Shaw is making available a new guide, "50 State Desktop Reference: What Employers Need To Know About Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Law."

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Meet the GC: Robbie Kamerschen, Aaron's Inc. GC, Corporate Secretary

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Robert "Robbie" Kamerschen serves as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Aaron's Inc. In this role, he manages all legal, regulatory and governance issues.

Miami Makes Mark By Hearing Panama Canal Dispute

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 22, 2014

The Panama Canal Authority and the contractor expanding its locks are arbitrating a $1.6 billion dispute in Miami.

At 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hits Stride

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Lawyers who practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agree on one thing: "It's been good for law firms," said Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the agency turned 3 years old Monday.

At 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hits Stride

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Lawyers who practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agree on one thing: “It's been good for law firms,” said Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the agency turned 3 years old Monday.

The Big Impact from Nixed Recess Appointments

Kenneth R. Dolin : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Supreme Court's rejection of President Obama's labor board picks could upset hundreds of decisions.

Calif. Labor Law Looks to Help Employees Beat the Heat

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 18, 2014

It's now more important than ever for Golden State employers to guard their employees from the sunshine and provide "cool-down" periods.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

A flurry of moves at DLA Piper; a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner departs; and Bingham loses two more amid merger talks in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

False Harassment Claims Not Concerted Activity

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

Business owners often aren't sure how far they can go in investigating an employee complaint about a coworker's Internet conduct.

More IP Work Going In-house, Less to Outside Firms

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

In-house counsel have gotten a lot more savvy about intellectual property, and law firms should not expect IP to be a growing source of revenue.

The Story Behind the Squire Sanders-Patton Boggs Tie-Up

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

After a quick courtship, the two firms have tied the knot. Each firm brings plenty of baggage to the union.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Developments—Legal Fees and Farewell to 'Unfinished Business'

Anthony E. Davis : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

In his Professional Responsiblity column, Anthony E. Davis discusses two recent developments that highlight the critical need for lawyers and law firms to take care in the drafting of their engagement letters, and two just decided cases that deal an apparent death blow to the "unfinished business" doctrine in New York as well as in its birthplace, California.

Doing Business in China? Get Ready for Union Votes

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 02, 2014

There's a push by the Chinese government and workers to increase union representation there.

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."

Employers, EEOC Gear Up for High Court Showdown

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 01, 2014

The EEOC closed out 2013 with a key win in its discrimination case against Mach Mining, persuading an appeals court that the agency's targets can't second-guess its prelitigation conduct. Now the EEOC is facing a much bigger test at the U.S. Supreme Court.

White House Touts Law Firm Pro Bono Work

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 30, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden expressed his support for law firm pro bono programs during a meeting this month with representatives from more than a dozen firms.

Data and Secrecy Laws, They Are a-Changin'

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

One lawyer says relax and take a holistic approach to the changing data and trade secret regimes.

FDA-Approved Label Can't Stop False Ad Lawsuits

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 24, 2014

At issue is a fierce battle between two beverage producers over pomegranate juice marketing.

LegalTech West Coast Preview: Day 2 Panels

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

The second day of LegalTech West Coast will include a dozen panels on topics such as information governance, cybersecurity and deflating the cost of e-discovery.

How to Protect Client Data From Government Spies and Other Miscreants

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Cybercriminals and the government may have access to your firm's confidential client data.

Wage-and-Hour Suits Surging, Fueled by Economic Conditions

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Amid dismal economic times, wage-and-hour suits are on a rapid rise in New Jersey and nationally, and employment lawyers on both sides of the practice see no sign of the trend abating any time soon.

LegalTech Tackles E-Discovery and Cybersecurity

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

Panels address risk management, information governance, regulatory hurdles, the cloud, e-discovery spending.

Judge Denies Heller Ehrman Claim on Lawyer's Profits

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled the Heller Ehrman bankruptcy estate has no claim to profits earned from client business former partners brought with them to new law firms.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 16, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Net Losses Outweigh Gains at Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The number of attorneys employed full time by the largest private law offices in New York continues to decline, a trend that began with the 2008 financial crisis, according to data gathered for the New York Law Journal's annual survey. Hiring is up, however, among regional and out-of-state firms.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Heads to Alaska, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Holland & Knight, a firm with Florida roots, is heading to Anchorage after recruiting a team of lawyers from Patton Boggs, plus more moves from across The Am Law 200.

Quick Tips for Dealing With Data Breaches

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

You can deal with the problem proactively or face courts that are increasingly willing to entertain class actions on the issue.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Calif. Court Comes Down on Stats in Wage-Hour Cases

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 09, 2014

The justices cites the small unrepresentative sample size and other typical plaintiff tactics in a case brought before them.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

Court Weighs Fees Owed to Former Firms in Bankruptcy

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Court of Appeals judges appeared skeptical Wednesday about concluding that lawyers are responsible to their former bankrupt firms for fees earned on uncompleted matters they take to their new firms.

Court Weighs Fees Owed to Former Firms in Bankruptcy

Joel Stashenko : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

State Court of Appeals judges appeared skeptical Wednesday about concluding that lawyers are responsible to their former bankrupt firms for fees earned on uncompleted matters they take to their new firms.

Your Outside Counsel May Be Waiving Arguments For Appeal

Dawn Solowey and Eddy Salcedo : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2014

Some trial attorneys, caught up in the immediate twists and turns of trial, can lose sight of the appellate record being created.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Case for Mandatory Class and Collective Action Waivers

Andrea M. Kirshenbaum and Kate A. Kleba : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

According to a report published by payroll services company ADP, class and collective action filings in federal court increased nearly 500 percent between 2001 and 2011. An analysis of court data reflects that, as of the date of the ADP report, 90 percent of all employment law class and collective actions filed across the country were wage-and-hour cases. An analysis conducted by Seyfarth Shaw of Federal Judicial Center data shows that, for the period ending March 31, federal wage-and-hour filings increased for the seventh straight year. Class and collective action claims are not just more numerous every year, they are more expensive too—according to a report published by NERA Economic Consulting, companies paid, on average, about $4.5 million to resolve a wage-and-hour case in 2013.

Putting It Together: Why CIOs Must Help Plan Mergers

Tam Harbert : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

Involving IT from the start can save money and help smooth the integration of the firms.

Meet the GC: Shyam K. Reddy of Euramax International

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Shyam K. Reddy is the chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary of Euramax International Inc.,

Complaints About Hooters Contest=Concerted Activity

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

A waitress complained about the contest and was later fired. The NLRB, in its latest expansion of worker protections, said the firing was wrong.

Report: Wage and Hour Lawsuits Set a Record

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

The federal suits topped 8,000 for the first time, rising more than 5 percent from the previous recording period.

So Long, Sanders: Squire's Founding Partner Tossed in Tie-Up

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

William Sanders is the latest legal luminary to see his name fall off the shingle of an Am Law 200 firm. Negotiations over new firm names have scuttled previous merger deals between large firms.

The Churn: Patton, Squire Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs add lawyers as their merger talks move toward a resolution, Troutman opens in Charlotte and bankruptcy boutiques get busy.

Home Shopping Network Wants Suit Over Emeril Knives Dismissed

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 15, 2014

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. and the Home Shopping Network have asked a federal judge to dismiss a potential class action that accuses them of marketing and selling counterfeit knives.

Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 15, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: Where Idaho, Virginia and Arkansas stand after courts intervene on same-sex marriage bans and law firm Jones Day's prominence in bankruptcy cases.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Seven firms announce new hires, outsourcing firm EXL has appointed Nancy Saltzman as general counsel and company secretary, and Fordham Law School has appointed Nestor Davidson as associate dean for academic affairs.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

New arrivals, promotions, and lateral moves in this week's column.

Amici Briefs From Firms Fault 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A dozen prominent law firms are urging the Court of Appeals to declare as impractical the practice of allowing bankruptcy trustees to pursue profits from matters that partners carry from defunct firms to their new firms, and to find it contrary to nearly a thousand years of legal principle.

OSHA Gives Small Biz a Big Guide on Chemical Hazards

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 09, 2014

The guide says communicating possible dangers is the key to successful compliance.

It's Almost Summer: Bring On the Interns

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

Despite growing litigation and increased guidance for interns, the general rules for intern hiring remain constant.

Ask About a Noncompete Before Hiring

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2014

What you don't know can hurt you when it comes to hiring promising hotshots. You can be liable for violating their contracts.

The Churn: Winston Bulks Up in IP and Asia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Despite a recent round of layoffs, Winston & Strawn has hired a four-strong corporate team in Hong Kong and a three-partner IP team in San Francisco.

Firms Still Unclear on Shanghai FTZ Benefits

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 05, 2014

The Chinese government has said foreign and domestic law firms will be able to form joint ventures or mutually second lawyers to each other within the confines of the country's first free trade zone. But many lawyers say such advantages don't outweigh the still-uncertain details or the FTZ's unattractive location in the outer suburbs far from Shanghai's glittering core.

Plaintiffs Lawyers Using FCRA in Labor Class Suits

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 02, 2014

The sophisticated new tactic maximizes attorney fees, often at the expense of awards. Disclosure is the best defense.

Seyfarth Shaw Releases Social Media Privacy Reference

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

Help is here for employers to safely navigate the pitfalls of social media in the 21st century.

The Takeaway

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

What lawyers defending companies against EEOC charges need to know.

Shooting Bricks

Jan Wolfe : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The EEOC's legal team continues to misfire as it extends its losing streak.

Amid Sterling Row, Skadden Waits in Wings

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

The firm is preparing for a potential court battle with Los Angeles Clippers owner and attorney Donald Sterling.

Transgender Hires Prove Challenging for Employers

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

In a California case, a new employer was born female, but as a transitioning male wanted access to male locker rooms and bathrooms.

Section 508 Lawsuit Alleges Sam.gov 'Inaccessible'

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 28, 2014

The American Council of the Blind alleges Sam.gov is not accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired.

BAE SYSTEMS INC.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

It's not unusual for BAE Systems Inc. to ping its outside counsel with emails and phone calls every week. In fact, that level of communication is what the defense contractor sets as a standard.

Jenner & Block: Squeezed by the Sequester

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

A slowdown in government spending takes its toll on the firm's profits per partner.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

New hires and lateral moves in this week's column.

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The 14-attorney legal team has led the school's negotiations in a complex deal involving the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran College of Art + Design and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Fit to Work? Employer Can Ask for a Second Opinion

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 24, 2014

Employers having doubts about a returning worker's readiness can ask for a reevaluation, says court.

The Careerist: Only Women and Wimps Work Part-Time

Vivia Chen : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

What the latest Yale Law Women's report on law firms really tells us.

Civil Penalties Rise on ADA-Noncompliant Facilities

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2014

Fines for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act are about to rise substantially.

Kaplan Gives the EEOC an Education in Court

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 16, 2014

The agency objected to Kaplan's background checks, which, the court noted, were the very same checks the EEOC used.

Litigator of the Week: Gerald Maatman Jr. of Seyfarth Shaw

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

When the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses his clients of discrimination, Maatman doesn't just defeat the government's claims. Instead, he has a knack for shining a light on the EEOC's own practices, embarrassing the agency and vindicating employers in the process.

Sixth Circuit Slams EEOC in Kaplan Bias Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

Not only did the EEOC base its case on flawed methodology, the court ruled, but the agency employs the same hiring practice that it claimed Kaplan was using to discriminate against minorities.

When E-Cigarettes Meet Workplace Smoking Policies

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

Experts say until the research is done, workers should go outdoors and "vape" with the regular smokers.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

Want to Keep Those Trade Secrets Secret?

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2014

With the proliferation of digital devices, it's easy for secrets to walk out the door. But you can implement policies to mitigate those risks.

Anglo-American Firms Face Identity Choice in Asia

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Should firms like DLA Piper or Hogan Lovells pitch themselves as British or American in Asia? At most firms resulting from transatlantic mergers, the British side brought more to the table in Asia and continues to run the show there. But there are also strong incentives to accentuate their American identities.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

Seyfarth Sued Over Partner's Actions After Merger Talks

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Less than two months after a Seyfarth Shaw partner sued his former firm claiming it owed him a share of assets and profits, the firm has sued Seyfarth, claiming it "cherry picked" one of its major clients during acquisition talks for a merger that never materialized.

Big Law Reveals the Budgets and Tech Needed to Safeguard Confidential Data

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

Big Law experts reveal budgets and technology needed to safeguard client confidentiality.

Feeling Insecure?

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

You should—threats to client confidentiality lurk inside and outside your firm.

In-House Counsel Profile: DeVry Education Group Inc.'s Gregory Davis

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Gregory Davis heads an 11-­lawyer team that also includes a director of contract management.

Fisher & Phillips Continues Steady Growth

Greg Land : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Despite what managing partner Roger Quillen described as continuing downward pressure on billing rates, Fisher & Phillips saw its revenue climb by 4.5 percent in 2013, to $139.5 million

Close the Deal: 6 Steps for a Knockout Closing Argument

Dawn Solowey and Lynn Kappelman : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2014

In a jury trial, a great closing argument can seal the deal for your side.

Time's Up for Debt? Then (Maybe) Don't Send a Letter

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 24, 2014

Circuit courts are split on whether demand letter can be sent in regard to time-barred debts.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Norberto Quintana joins Holland & Knight's financial-services practice as partner in the New York office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Newsmakers: Week of March 24

: Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Katherine D. Hoke, a business, real estate and commercial litigator, has been named managing partner of Shields Legal Group in Addison. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Neota Logic and SeyfarthLean Introduce Crowdfunding Software

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

Small businesses can tap Disclosure Dragon software to read crowdsourcing disclosure requirements under the JOBS Act.

Sterling's EEOC Loss Spotlights Due Process Issues

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 17, 2014

When dealing with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is critical for corporations to assert their due process rights.

Aging Parents and the Law: Good Intentions Can Lead to Fair Housing Act Violations in Long-Term Care Communities

Daniel Sternthal : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

It is unlikely that either President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who signed the Fair Housing Act into law in 1968, or the lawmakers who passed the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 envisioned how such laws would impact senior housing and long-term care.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Jenner's Profits Plunge 17 Percent

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Jenner & Block had a down year in 2013, with gross revenue off nearly 8 percent, to $357.5 million, and profits per partner plummeting 17 percent, to $1.235 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Corporate Compliance: Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd.

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. might not be a household name, but chances are most American consumers are familiar with the products the group's six subsidiaries manufacture, among them Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil, Hefty trash bags and cups for Starbucks that bear the mermaid logo.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

Judge Faults EEOC for Probe Into Discrimination Claim

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

A major gender discrimination claim involving some 44,000 women and the nation's largest speciality retail jeweler has been dismissed because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission failed to prove that it conducted a nationwide investigation before accusing Sterling Jewelers of violating its employees' rights.

EEOC Botched Bias Case Against Jewelry Giant, Judge Rules

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2014

Yet another judge has dismissed employment discrimination claims brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the grounds that the agency ignored the unique duties it owes to its litigation targets.

Profit And Head Count Grow at Ogletree in 2013

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 07, 2014

Labor and employment firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart continued to add lawyers and offices while increasing revenue and profit last year.

FMLA Pop Quiz, Part 2

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Your employee is home with her new baby, but what about your other employee—her husband?

If You Want to Keep a Trade Secret, Say You Do

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 26, 2014

A Massachusetts court says absent an agreement or even a policy, a company can't claim theft of secrets.

Seyfarth Caters to Startups With Crowdfunding Software

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

Attorney Sues for His Share of Prior Firm's Assets, Profits

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Jonathan Wolfert, who heads Seyfarth Shaw's New York litigation department, has brought suit against his former law partners and their firm, Kaplan Landau, claiming they are obligated to pay his share of assets and profits from their prior firm.

Ex-LeBoeuf Lamb Partner's Crime Revived by Dewey Case

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

More than a decade after a former LeBoeuf Lamb partner pleaded guilty to giving faulty tax advice, his past actions are at the heart of two malpractice suits seeking millions of dollars in connection with the Dewey & LeBoeuf bankruptcy case.

Religious Bias: Let's Not Shake on It

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 24, 2014

How to deal with those awkward moments when an applicant won't treat genders equally.

Cn I Take Off 2 Stay w/Dad?

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 24, 2014

Informal text messagess may not be explicit enough to constitute adequate notice for FMLA leave.

Uniformity in Clothing Rules End in California

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 19, 2014

The Golden State has stricter rules when it comes to providing uniforms for new hires.

Hotels, Travel Sites Beat Price-Fixing Class Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a class action lawsuit alleging that hotel chains and online travel companies conspired to fix the price of rooms booked online, handing a big win to a brigade of defense firms.

Calif. Agency Sets New Sex Harassment Rules

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

The rules could make employers set out written sexual harassment policies with clear liability for companies.

Australia Tightens Gender Job Rules, But for How Long?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

A law Down Under, requiring strict gender reporting for medium and large companies, may be watered down.

Can a Company Tell a Whistleblower to Clam Up?

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2014

The answer is yes, sort of. There have to be clear whistleblower guidelines for companies and employees to follow.

12 on 12: Favorite Moments at LegalTech New York

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

Judicial insight, Edward Snowden, high fashion, fear and magic were among the highlights of LegalTech extravaganzas.

Mark Dubois: I Have Seen The Future

Mark Dubois : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 11, 2014

I spent a memorable recent Friday in New York glimpsing the future of the legal profession at the Reinvent Law convocation held at the Cooper Union. This was the second time that Professors Daniel Katz and Renee Knake of Michigan State University Law School invited the thinkers and the doers involved in the burgeoning movement to integrate technology and law together in one place.

Tech Circuit: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue at ReInvent Law

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 11, 2014

Like a wedding with a lot of alcohol, a joyful cacophony of noise, disharmony and optimism.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Limiting Employer Liability for Cold-Weather Hazards

Mark A. Lies II and Kerry M. Mohan : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2014

During one of the coldest winters in decades, employers should be mindful of the potential health and safety hazards cold weather can create.

Best Practices for Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

Many employers want to incorporate a drug test into their hiring process, but they could be at risk of violating a potential employee's right to privacy.

Diversity Programs in Need of An Overhaul

Peggy A. Davis : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Focused on filling the pipeline, firms have failed to update ways to help practitioners thrive.

Am Law 200 Firms Stake Claims in Houston

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Drawn by the oil and gas boom, plenty of other firms have followed Latham's lead into Houston.

Banning Mobile Phones for Employees on the Road

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 31, 2014

Many states have banned or are working toward banning the use of mobile devices while driving—and companies that send employees on the road should pay attention.