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‘Patent Trolls’ Losing Their Fight with Big Tech Companies
‘Patent Trolls’ Losing Their Fight with Big Tech Companies
Is Law School in the Future of the ‘Cannibal Cop?’
Is Law School in the Future of the ‘Cannibal Cop?’
Police Brutality Case Nets Man $1,000 and His Lawyers $459,000
Police Brutality Case Nets Man $1,000 and His Lawyers $459,000
Bingham McCutchen Teeters and Considers How to Save Their Firm
Bingham McCutchen Teeters and Considers How to Save Their Firm

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Bingham McCutchen Teeters and Considers How to Save Their Firm

Summary: Boston Law firm Bingham McCutchen, once on top, now is struggling to survive. Boston-based Law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP has made an impressive run of it, since their inception back in 1891. They’ve grown consistently and considerably, and banked… >read more

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Legal News

Police Brutality Case Nets Man $1,000 and His Lawyers $459,000

Summary: A man from Alabama who sued police officers from the Birmingham Police Department has settled for $1,000 while his lawyers will take home $459,000.  A man in Alabama who sued for being hit and kicked by police officers after he… >read more

No Comment October 23, 2014
Frank Sivero Sues Simpsons for $250 Million for Ripping Off His “Goodfellas” Character

Summary: Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero is suing Fox Television Studios over likeness infringement. The Simpsons, Fox’s long-lasting cartoon, has over the last 25 years mushroomed its host of guest stars and secondary characters, many of them based on parodies of… >read more

No Comment October 23, 2014


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Why You Need to Love Yourself and When You Need to Change Your Friends, Job and Life

Harrison Barnes | DATED: 10-23-2014

The secret to a happy career and life is realizing that we too need to love ourselves unconditionally. There is no other choice.

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The Early Bird: Reed Smith Launches Global Ebola Task Force

Summary: With changes in dynamics of client-service provider relationships and associated perceptions, law firms are stepping out of their traditional peripheries to make an impact. In a latest instance of such a step, on Tuesday, Reed Smith LLP announced the launch of a cross-practice Global Ebola Task Force to address client issues emerging from the spread of the disease in West Africa and around the world.

US Firms Edging Out Magic Circle Law Firms in Global Market

Summary: UK law firms including those in the Magic Circle seem to be enjoying a better time than before. A PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP survey reported this October that the UK legal services market has bounced back to 2008 levels. Below all that glory, however, remain deep concerns over US law firms slowly but steadily dislodging the hold of the Magic Circle in Asia and Africa. Global operating and financial performance of Magic Circle firms against top-tier US law firms is dismal, and an internal salary war has started within the Magic Circle law firms to retain top performers, who keep defecting to US law firms in unprecedented numbers.

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NEWS FROM LAYOFF WATCH
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Washington State Preparing for Possible Military Downsizing with Grant from DOD

Date: 10-October-2014

Summary: The state of Washington is preparing to deal with potential military downsizing by putting a grant from the Department of Defense into action. The Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, recently said that the state will receive $4.3 million in a grant from the Department of Defense, according to Seattlepi. The grant will support local efforts […]  >read more

Apple Partner, GT Advanced Technologies, Files for Bankruptcy

Date: 09-October-2014

Summary: A partner of Apple, GT Advanced Technologies, announced on Monday that it had filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection, shocking the maker of the iPhone.  On Monday, GT Advanced Technologies announced that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a report from CNET. The filing comes less than one year after it signed […]  >read more

LATERAL ATTORNEY REPORT

What You Really Need to Know Before Accepting An Offer

Date: 16-October-2014

If you have received an offer- congratulations!  Maybe you are jubilant, maybe you are weighed down with reservations, maybe you are even thinking about turning it down.  In any event, there are some things you need to think about. When offered a position, the first thing you should do is express your gratefulness to the […]  >read more

Attorney Career Resources:: Time to Cash in on the Spurt in In-House Attorney Jobs in New York City

In-house attorney jobs have now become an inevitable part of the corporate business system. Across the US, the role is developing and growing. In-house attorneys are increasingly being seen as an investment and not as a cost, an integral and […]

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Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of land use or litigation experience
USA-NY-Melville

BROWN & ALTMAN LLP, a Melville, New York based law firm with growing commercial real estate / zoning / litigation practice seeks an individual with 3-5 years of land use or litigation experience.  Transactional experience a plus.  Ideal candidate must have strong writing skills, be well...