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Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup Good morning one and all! The weekend draws ever closer, but before it gets here let’s take a look back at yesterday’s news… Civilian defense attorneys for Blackwater guards accused of Iraqi atrocity have asked a judge to compel the…>read more

No Comment October 22, 2009

Defense Attorneys for Blackwater Guards Ask for Military Escort

Defense Attorneys for Blackwater Guards Ask for Military Escort Defense attorneys for five former servicemen accused of indiscriminately firing on a group of citizens in Iraq while working for Blackwater Worldwide, a private security company hired by the US government, have formally requested a military escort while investigating the…>read more

No Comment October 21, 2009

“Survivor” Meets “The Practice”, Coming to a Cable Station near You

“Survivor” Meets “The Practice”, Coming to a Cable Station near You New York trial lawyer Joseph Tacopina is in discussions to lead a reality TV show called “Legal Ease”. Tacopina says he was first approached about doing a legal based reality TV show several years ago but was uneasy with the…>read more

No Comment October 21, 2009

Crowell & Moring – No Comment on Merger Rumors

Crowell & Moring – No Comment on Merger Rumors Is Crowell & Moring in negotiations to merge with Folger Levin & Kahn? That’s the buzz, but the firm’s response has been noncommittal. Folger, which is based out of San Francisco and has an additional office in Los Angeles, has…>read more

No Comment October 21, 2009

More Deferrals at Foley & Lardner

More Deferrals at Foley & Lardner Earlier this month tipsters alerted us to layoffs at Foley & Lardner, which the firm later confirmed. Like many firms, Foley & Lardner deferred its incoming associate class, but now it appears that some of those associates are being deferred…>read more

No Comment October 21, 2009

Monterey Cross Cut Down by Vandals

Monterey Cross Cut Down by Vandals A cross that has stood on Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California since 1969 has been cut down and left in the sand. The cross has been part of an ongoing dispute between the city and the local chapter of…>read more

2 Comments October 21, 2009

Proskauer Rose Picks up Four

Proskauer Rose Picks up Four Four attorneys have left the Washington DC office of McDermott Will & Emery to join up with Proskauer Rose. Led by Paul Hamburger, who joins as partner, the team will establish an employee benefits practice at their new firm. Joining…>read more

No Comment October 21, 2009

Roman Polanski Bail Request Denied

Roman Polanski Bail Request Denied The Swiss court overseeing Roman Polanski’s case has denied bail pending an extradition hearing. The court is concerned that if released, Polanski might be a flight risk. I’m just guessing here, but the fact that Polanski holds dual French and…>read more

No Comment October 20, 2009

Squire Sanders Moving from Lockstep

Squire Sanders Moving from Lockstep Squire Sanders has joined the march away from lockstep compensation, and will implement a merit based pay system starting next year. Details are still being worked out. The firm says the move away from lockstep is due to the changing…>read more

No Comment October 20, 2009

Baker Hostetler Expands New York Office

Baker Hostetler Expands New York Office Baker Hostetler announced today that four new attorneys, three partners and one of counsel, have joined the New York office. The four new partners are Partners Mark Kornfeld, formerly of Hogan & Harson, Deborah Renner, from Sonnenschein Nath, and Gonzalo…>read more

No Comment October 20, 2009

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Real Estate Associate
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Our client is a north Dallas law firm who seeks a Real Estate Development Associate.  The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years law firm experience concentrated in representing real estate develope...