Shook, Hardy & Bacon Law Firm Profile

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Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

  • Designation: Kansas City, Mo.
  • Head Count: 440
  • Gross Revenues: $308,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $700,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $830,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -6

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is a Kansas City, Missouri-based law firm. It placed 79th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. law firms based on size, with 493 attorneys working out of offices worldwide. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 80th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms, with gross revenue of $337,000,000 in 2010. The firm placed 99th on the 2005 Global 100 rankings of firms worldwide. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is a business law firm. Its practice groups include antitrust, commercial law, environmental and toxic tort, health law, intellectual property, real estate, and tax. The firm is best known for its products liability litigation, and in particular for its defense of the tobacco industry.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 102 -6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 100 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 80 7 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 59 21 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 56 -39 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 52 -52 Summer programs

In the News

Review To Honor Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Vala Lopez : Daily Business Review : January 24, 2014

The Daily Business Review will recognize 40 South Florida lawyers under age 40 as Rising Stars for their achievements.

Florida Bar Appoints 47 New Committee Chairs

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 23, 2014

Florida Bar president Greg Coleman has appointed new committee chairs, including 16 in South Florida.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

The Sedona Conference to Add Data Security Group

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 09, 2014

A new Working Group from The Sedona Conference will focus on data security and privacy liability.

Report: Record-Setting Law Firm Merger Pace Continues

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

A second-quarter report by legal consultancy Altman Weil has found that the 39 law firm mergers announced in the U.S. so far this year match the pace of 2013, which yielded a record number of law firm tie-ups. And megamergers, while still rare, are currently being discussed.

Judge John Facciola Announces Retirement

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

It's a safe bet he'll remain front and center in legal education and at Springsteen concerts.

This 32-Year-Old Downtown Miami Institution Shuts Down

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 01, 2014

It's the end of an era as the last of downtown Miami's luncheon clubs, The Bankers Club, closes, a victim of new restaurants opening downtown and professionals opting for quicker lunches.

E-Discovery: Even IRS Computers Crash

Patrick Oot : Law Technology News : January 29, 2014

IRS reliance on local storage to manage email is reasonable when there's no money for enterprise storage.

Microsoft Shows Language Translation and E-Discovery Tools at LegalTech

Patrick Oot : Law Technology News : January 26, 2014

The opening keynote at LegalTech gave a sneak preview of collaboration and knowledge management tools.

Family Recovers $60,000 For Lung Cancer Death

: Daily Business Review : January 25, 2014

Lawyer Hopes to Turn (Yellow) Page on Ad Judgment

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Mark Heller calls himself a pioneer in legal advertising, noting he was the first attorney in New York state to advertise in the Yellow Pages after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of attorney advertising in 1977.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

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.

Smoker's Family Awarded $5.3 Million

VerdictSearch : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

The Churn: Husch Blackwell Hires Again in Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Husch Blackwell becomes the latest large Midwestern firm to bulk up in the Rockies; Dechert raids Wilmer to launch a life sciences practice in Frankfurt; Sidley Austin shutters its office in Germany's financial capital and other moves from around The Am Law 200.

Services Scheduled for Sedona's Richard Braman

Monica Bay and Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 10, 2014

Braman, executive director emeritus of The Sedona Conference, leaves a profound e-discovery legacy.

In Air Pollution Class Action, Justices Decline Industry Push For Review

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 09, 2014

Despite an urgent plea from a united front of business advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court last week declined to review a case that could have put an end to state common-law litigation against companies for excess air pollution.

Family of smoker awarded $5.3 million

: VerdictSearch : January 04, 2014

Judges Hear FRCP E-Discovery Feedback

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 04, 2014

Grimm, Francis and Ott discuss proposed FRCP e-discovery amendments.

Concepcion Martinez & Bellido Changes Name To Concepcion Martinez & Puente

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 02, 2014

Concepcion Martinez & Puente is the new name of the Miami law firm following the departure of Nelson Bellido and promotion of Ricardo Puente.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Punching Above Their Weight

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Twenty firms in The Am Law 200 performed well last year, while many others just held their own.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs Fallout, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Joining Rocky Mountain Rush, Shook Hardy Adds Denver Shop

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon on Sunday officially combined with five-lawyer litigation boutique Sander, Ingebretsen & Wake. The move makes Shook Hardy the latest of a half-dozen Kansas City-based firms to establish a presence in Colorado market.

Hogan Lovells Recognized For Pro Bono Work

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 23, 2014

Hogan Lovells takes top honors for donating 4,000 hours of pro bono work to the Miami-Dade public defender's office in the past year.

Roundtable Tackles Discovery Issues in Singapore and the US

Patrick Oot : Law Technology News : January 21, 2014

The Singapore judiciary has kept an eye on proportionality and costs of discovery.

When E-Discovery Goes Wrong

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

A panel of experts discuss e-discovery horror stories, vetting vendors and expectations for service providers in terms of competency and ethics.

Cardozo Law School Launches Data Law Initiative

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

The Cardozo School of Law announced a new program focusing on data law to help students prepare for careers in cybersecurity, data privacy and e-discovery.

Panel Allows Injured Firefighter to Proceed with Claim

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

A firefighter who claims a faulty safety device caused him to lose an arm and suffer burns produced "more than sufficient" evidence to defeat a motion for summary judgment made by the manufacturer, an appeals court has determined.

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.

Miami Scores Coup In World Of Arbitration

Harout Jack Samra : Daily Business Review : January 02, 2014

The biannual Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, called the "Olympics of international arbitration," was held April 6-9 in Miami.

Smoker not addicted to cigarettes, jury finds

: Daily Business Review : January 30, 2014

Shook Hardy: A 17-Year Run Concludes

Sara Randazzo : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Two years of declines push the firm off The Am Law 100.

The 2014 Am Law 100: The Super Rich Get Richer

: The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's top-grossing law firms.

Patrick Oot, Tom Baldwin Land New Jobs

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Lots of career moves in law firms and vendor shops.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

E-Discovery: It's the Story, Stupid

Babs Deacon : Law Technology News : January 21, 2014

University of Florida's nascent conference focused on using technology to develop your team's agenda.

4th Circuit Overturns Sealed Case

Mike Scarcella : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The identity of a manufacturer that fought under the pseudonym "Company Doe" to block the public from seeing a consumer product safety report could soon be revealed.

DC Lateral Moves

: Legal Times : January 21, 2014

Arnold & Porter lands high-ranking Justice Department attorney Amy Jeffress, lawyers return to practice from the White House and a New Jersey senator's office, and Wiley Rein adds an aviation expert to work on drones.Here's the recent roundup of Washington-area hires and promotions announced in the third week of April.

Webcast Updates Status of Proposed Discovery Amendments to the FRCP

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 18, 2014

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Advisory Committee members explained the group's recent approval of proposed amendments.

Pa. Seeing Influx of Out-of-State Firms, Despite Mature Market

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

Despite talk for years that the Philadelphia region's legal market is oversaturated with firms, several out-of-state firms have entered the market over the past few years.

The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two prominent hedge fund partners and a privacy practice cochair have left Bingham McCutchen.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

Man Blinded in One Eye Appeals Defense Verdict for Surgeon

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

A man claiming an eye surgeon's inadvertent anesthesia injection caused him to go blind in one eye is appealing a Philadelphia jury's verdict in favor of the doctor.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

News Partners 2014: BigLaw's Brass Ring Gets Harder To Grasp

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 28, 2014

Industry experts and some BigLaw managers say it's becoming increasingly difficult to make partner, causing many associates to look for jobs at smaller firms or go in-house.

Sex, Money, Security Risks and E-Discovery Flaws

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Tech Circuit: 3 surveys tackle preservation issues, the exploding cloud and Big Law's dismal treatment of women attorneys.

SMU Opens Domestic Violence, Sex Trafficking Legal Clinic

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

The Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is launching a center for victims of domestic violence, financed by a $5 million donation from university alumni Ray and Nancy Ann Hunt.

Top Laterals 2013 - Deeb, Frishberg, 
Markovich and Murphy

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Philadelphia-based Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg & Markovich split up in September, with four of the name partners and one associate joining Anderson Kill's Philadelphia office and a fifth name partner, along with another associate, joining Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Philadelphia office.

And If the List Were Longer ... Top Lateral Runners-Up

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

There was no shortage of notable lateral moves in 2013 and, as usual, there were too many to put them all on the shortlist.

Pelvic Mesh Cases Expanding Into Latest Mass Tort

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

The increasing volume of pelvic mesh product-liability actions has prompted Philadelphia court officials to create a new mass tort program to coordinate those cases.

Boies, Bingham Clear Hurdle for Oracle in Rimini Street Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Bingham McCutchen scored a partial win in Oracle's copyright battle with Rimini Street, a smaller rival that offers low-cost support to Oracle customers.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Sedgwick Latest Am Law Firm to Make Back-Office Move

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The San Francisco-based firm plans to open an office housing various support operations in Kansas City sometime this summer. The location will be home to roughly 100 Sedgwick staffers who will either relocate or come out of the local labor force to manage work in the firm finance, human resources, information technology, knowledge management, marketing and new business operations.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shook Hardy Revenue, Profits Dip

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon's financials fell in 2013 in every major metric, including a 2.7 percent drop in revenue from the previous year, to $308.5 million. Even so, firm chair John Murphy insists Shook Hardy is right where he'd like it to be.

Diversity Scorecard 2014: Women Closing The Gender Gap

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2014

South Florida women lawyers are starting networking groups as a way to help other women get business and raise their collective profiles.

More Profiles:
Choose A Law Firm

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Shook Hardy & Bacon Llp

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Shook Hardy & Bacon Llp

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Firm Rankings

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

In the News

Review To Honor Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Vala Lopez : Daily Business Review : January 24, 2014

The Daily Business Review will recognize 40 South Florida lawyers under age 40 as Rising Stars for their achievements.

Florida Bar Appoints 47 New Committee Chairs

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 23, 2014

Florida Bar president Greg Coleman has appointed new committee chairs, including 16 in South Florida.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

The Sedona Conference to Add Data Security Group

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 09, 2014

A new Working Group from The Sedona Conference will focus on data security and privacy liability.

Report: Record-Setting Law Firm Merger Pace Continues

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

A second-quarter report by legal consultancy Altman Weil has found that the 39 law firm mergers announced in the U.S. so far this year match the pace of 2013, which yielded a record number of law firm tie-ups. And megamergers, while still rare, are currently being discussed.

Judge John Facciola Announces Retirement

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

It's a safe bet he'll remain front and center in legal education and at Springsteen concerts.

This 32-Year-Old Downtown Miami Institution Shuts Down

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 01, 2014

It's the end of an era as the last of downtown Miami's luncheon clubs, The Bankers Club, closes, a victim of new restaurants opening downtown and professionals opting for quicker lunches.

E-Discovery: Even IRS Computers Crash

Patrick Oot : Law Technology News : January 29, 2014

IRS reliance on local storage to manage email is reasonable when there's no money for enterprise storage.

Microsoft Shows Language Translation and E-Discovery Tools at LegalTech

Patrick Oot : Law Technology News : January 26, 2014

The opening keynote at LegalTech gave a sneak preview of collaboration and knowledge management tools.

Family Recovers $60,000 For Lung Cancer Death

: Daily Business Review : January 25, 2014

Lawyer Hopes to Turn (Yellow) Page on Ad Judgment

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Mark Heller calls himself a pioneer in legal advertising, noting he was the first attorney in New York state to advertise in the Yellow Pages after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of attorney advertising in 1977.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

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.

Smoker's Family Awarded $5.3 Million

VerdictSearch : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

The Churn: Husch Blackwell Hires Again in Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Husch Blackwell becomes the latest large Midwestern firm to bulk up in the Rockies; Dechert raids Wilmer to launch a life sciences practice in Frankfurt; Sidley Austin shutters its office in Germany's financial capital and other moves from around The Am Law 200.

Services Scheduled for Sedona's Richard Braman

Monica Bay and Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 10, 2014

Braman, executive director emeritus of The Sedona Conference, leaves a profound e-discovery legacy.

In Air Pollution Class Action, Justices Decline Industry Push For Review

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 09, 2014

Despite an urgent plea from a united front of business advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court last week declined to review a case that could have put an end to state common-law litigation against companies for excess air pollution.

Family of smoker awarded $5.3 million

: VerdictSearch : January 04, 2014

Judges Hear FRCP E-Discovery Feedback

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 04, 2014

Grimm, Francis and Ott discuss proposed FRCP e-discovery amendments.

Concepcion Martinez & Bellido Changes Name To Concepcion Martinez & Puente

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 02, 2014

Concepcion Martinez & Puente is the new name of the Miami law firm following the departure of Nelson Bellido and promotion of Ricardo Puente.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Punching Above Their Weight

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Twenty firms in The Am Law 200 performed well last year, while many others just held their own.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs Fallout, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Joining Rocky Mountain Rush, Shook Hardy Adds Denver Shop

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon on Sunday officially combined with five-lawyer litigation boutique Sander, Ingebretsen & Wake. The move makes Shook Hardy the latest of a half-dozen Kansas City-based firms to establish a presence in Colorado market.

Hogan Lovells Recognized For Pro Bono Work

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 23, 2014

Hogan Lovells takes top honors for donating 4,000 hours of pro bono work to the Miami-Dade public defender's office in the past year.

Roundtable Tackles Discovery Issues in Singapore and the US

Patrick Oot : Law Technology News : January 21, 2014

The Singapore judiciary has kept an eye on proportionality and costs of discovery.

When E-Discovery Goes Wrong

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 19, 2014

A panel of experts discuss e-discovery horror stories, vetting vendors and expectations for service providers in terms of competency and ethics.

Cardozo Law School Launches Data Law Initiative

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

The Cardozo School of Law announced a new program focusing on data law to help students prepare for careers in cybersecurity, data privacy and e-discovery.

Panel Allows Injured Firefighter to Proceed with Claim

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

A firefighter who claims a faulty safety device caused him to lose an arm and suffer burns produced "more than sufficient" evidence to defeat a motion for summary judgment made by the manufacturer, an appeals court has determined.

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.

Miami Scores Coup In World Of Arbitration

Harout Jack Samra : Daily Business Review : January 02, 2014

The biannual Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, called the "Olympics of international arbitration," was held April 6-9 in Miami.

Smoker not addicted to cigarettes, jury finds

: Daily Business Review : January 30, 2014

Shook Hardy: A 17-Year Run Concludes

Sara Randazzo : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Two years of declines push the firm off The Am Law 100.

The 2014 Am Law 100: The Super Rich Get Richer

: The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's top-grossing law firms.

Patrick Oot, Tom Baldwin Land New Jobs

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Lots of career moves in law firms and vendor shops.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

E-Discovery: It's the Story, Stupid

Babs Deacon : Law Technology News : January 21, 2014

University of Florida's nascent conference focused on using technology to develop your team's agenda.

4th Circuit Overturns Sealed Case

Mike Scarcella : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The identity of a manufacturer that fought under the pseudonym "Company Doe" to block the public from seeing a consumer product safety report could soon be revealed.

DC Lateral Moves

: Legal Times : January 21, 2014

Arnold & Porter lands high-ranking Justice Department attorney Amy Jeffress, lawyers return to practice from the White House and a New Jersey senator's office, and Wiley Rein adds an aviation expert to work on drones.Here's the recent roundup of Washington-area hires and promotions announced in the third week of April.

Webcast Updates Status of Proposed Discovery Amendments to the FRCP

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 18, 2014

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Advisory Committee members explained the group's recent approval of proposed amendments.

Pa. Seeing Influx of Out-of-State Firms, Despite Mature Market

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

Despite talk for years that the Philadelphia region's legal market is oversaturated with firms, several out-of-state firms have entered the market over the past few years.

The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two prominent hedge fund partners and a privacy practice cochair have left Bingham McCutchen.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

Man Blinded in One Eye Appeals Defense Verdict for Surgeon

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

A man claiming an eye surgeon's inadvertent anesthesia injection caused him to go blind in one eye is appealing a Philadelphia jury's verdict in favor of the doctor.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

News Partners 2014: BigLaw's Brass Ring Gets Harder To Grasp

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 28, 2014

Industry experts and some BigLaw managers say it's becoming increasingly difficult to make partner, causing many associates to look for jobs at smaller firms or go in-house.

Sex, Money, Security Risks and E-Discovery Flaws

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Tech Circuit: 3 surveys tackle preservation issues, the exploding cloud and Big Law's dismal treatment of women attorneys.

SMU Opens Domestic Violence, Sex Trafficking Legal Clinic

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

The Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is launching a center for victims of domestic violence, financed by a $5 million donation from university alumni Ray and Nancy Ann Hunt.

Top Laterals 2013 - Deeb, Frishberg, 
Markovich and Murphy

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Philadelphia-based Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg & Markovich split up in September, with four of the name partners and one associate joining Anderson Kill's Philadelphia office and a fifth name partner, along with another associate, joining Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Philadelphia office.

And If the List Were Longer ... Top Lateral Runners-Up

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

There was no shortage of notable lateral moves in 2013 and, as usual, there were too many to put them all on the shortlist.

Pelvic Mesh Cases Expanding Into Latest Mass Tort

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

The increasing volume of pelvic mesh product-liability actions has prompted Philadelphia court officials to create a new mass tort program to coordinate those cases.

Boies, Bingham Clear Hurdle for Oracle in Rimini Street Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Bingham McCutchen scored a partial win in Oracle's copyright battle with Rimini Street, a smaller rival that offers low-cost support to Oracle customers.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Sedgwick Latest Am Law Firm to Make Back-Office Move

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The San Francisco-based firm plans to open an office housing various support operations in Kansas City sometime this summer. The location will be home to roughly 100 Sedgwick staffers who will either relocate or come out of the local labor force to manage work in the firm finance, human resources, information technology, knowledge management, marketing and new business operations.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shook Hardy Revenue, Profits Dip

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon's financials fell in 2013 in every major metric, including a 2.7 percent drop in revenue from the previous year, to $308.5 million. Even so, firm chair John Murphy insists Shook Hardy is right where he'd like it to be.

Diversity Scorecard 2014: Women Closing The Gender Gap

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2014

South Florida women lawyers are starting networking groups as a way to help other women get business and raise their collective profiles.