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Cravath Swaine & Moore has officially kicked off this years bonus season. It should come as no surprise that bonuses are lower than last year. The class of 2008 will get a $7500 bonus, and the class of 2002 caps…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 12 November 2, 2009
SJ Berwin’s 12th office and 2nd office in East Asia has opened in Shanghai. The Shanghai office will focus on Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, and other core practice areas. This is SJ Berwin’s 3rd expansion this year. In April,…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 17 November 2, 2009
When a prominent law firm hires an ex US attorney to investigate one of its own partners, something has gone terribly awry. That’s the situation in Florida where founding partner Scott Rothstein, currently believed to be in Morocco, is being…>read more1 Comment View Count: 21 November 2, 2009
John O’Quinn, one of the country’s most successful trial lawyers and classic car collectors, died yesterday when the SUV he was driving lost control and hit a tree. Also killed was Johnny Lee Cutliff, an employee at his firm that…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 11 October 30, 2009
Drinker Biddle managed to avoid deferring its incoming associates this year by cutting salaries, as we reported back in May. Apparently that wasn’t enough, as sources are reporting more than twenty associates were laid off yesterday. So far, it appears…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 14 October 30, 2009
Good morning everyone! It’s October 30th and here’s your look back at yesterday’s news. Jones Day gets one of its partners back… Kaye Scholer is not extending its deferrals, sort of… Foley Hoag tests the limits of corporate spin… and…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 13 October 30, 2009
For the past eight years, Gregory Katsas has held high level posts at the Justice Department. Mr. Katsas served as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from June 2008 to January 2009. Between…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 15 October 29, 2009
Incoming associates at Kaye Scholer will all start in January, right on (deferred) schedule. The only thing is, half of them will be paid $100,000 less per year than their colleagues. The class was divided based partially on practice group…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 19 October 29, 2009
Do you wake up every morning hoping that today will be the day that your firm will improve attorney development, and strengthen its ability to recruit, retain and develop the best talent at all professional levels by cutting your salary?…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 10 October 29, 2009
A scant few hours ago I promised to bring you any updates on the Hogan & Hartson/Lovells merger talks, and so here it is… The two firms issued a joint press release this morning announcing that the management of both…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 13 October 29, 2009
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