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Fannie Mae Cuts off Ties With Two Large Foreclosure Law Firms in Colorado

Fannie Mae Cuts off Ties With Two Large Foreclosure Law Firms in Colorado   The national mortgage giant, Fannie Mae has unexpectedly cut off ties with two law firms that used to handle the lion’s share of foreclosures in Colorado. Fannie Mae will no longer have any business to do with The Castle…>read more

No Comment April 14, 2014

More Partners Leave Downey Brand

More Partners Leave Downey Brand   Sacramento’s largest law firm, Downey Brand LLP, has kept on losing lawyers throughout the year, and this time, another eight partners are leaving the law firm to float their own boutiques. This brings down the lawyer headcount in Downey…>read more

No Comment April 2, 2014

Peer Monitor Index for Mid Sized Firms Says “Bench Strength” Will Spell the Difference

Peer Monitor Index for Mid Sized Firms Says “Bench Strength” Will Spell the Difference The recent Peer Monitor Index for Mid-Size Law Firms published by Thomson Reuters has quite aptly been titled “A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?” after observing the recent performances of law firms. As the report marks, since 2008, all…>read more

No Comment April 2, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Extends the Scope of Whistleblower Law in Mutual Funds to Include Law Firms

U.S. Supreme Court Extends the Scope of Whistleblower Law in Mutual Funds to Include Law Firms   The U.S. Supreme Court held this Tuesday that the application of the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower provisions also protects privately held contractors and subcontractors of a company from retaliation. The court made it clear that the rules also apply to contractors…>read more

No Comment March 5, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Says Investors Can Sue Law Firms Connected with Stanford Ponzi Scheme under State Laws

U.S. Supreme Court Says Investors Can Sue Law Firms Connected with Stanford Ponzi Scheme under State Laws In Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice et al., the U.S. Supreme Court has held that investors in Stanford’s Ponzi scheme are not barred by the SLUSA from suing Chadbourne & Parke and Proskeur Rose, as the investors did not…>read more

No Comment February 27, 2014

Report Predicting Law Firm Profit Growth of Five Percent in 2014

Report Predicting Law Firm Profit Growth of Five Percent in 2014   On Monday, Citi Private Bank and Hildebrandt Consulting released its outlook for 2014 for the legal industry. The report shows that there were no major shocks to the industry in 2013, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report…>read more

No Comment January 14, 2014

Chinese Firm, Yingke Law, Opens Chicago Office

Chinese Firm, Yingke Law, Opens Chicago Office   Investments from China in the United States have increased at a nice rate in 2013 and this has caused Chinese law firms to help investors navigate the legal waters in the United States, according to China Daily.   Yingke…>read more

No Comment December 16, 2013

Two Small Washington Law Firms Announced Their Intentions to Merge

Two Small Washington Law Firms Announced Their Intentions to Merge     Effective January 1, 2014, Silver, Freedman & Taff and Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick, two small Washington law firms that specialize in representing financial institutions intend to merge. The Washington Post reports that the joining of the two…>read more

No Comment December 9, 2013

Law Firms Lead with LGBT Benefits

Law Firms Lead with LGBT Benefits   Law firms more than other types of firms in their respective industries are offering equitable benefits to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees along with their families. A recent study by the District-based Human Rights Campaign Foundation surveyed 688…>read more

No Comment November 4, 2013

Holland & Knight Changes Their Policies to Attract More Women

Holland & Knight Changes Their Policies to Attract More Women   Florida’s Holland & Knight wants to attract more female lawyers to their firm. That is why they’ve beaten the local competition with what they offer to female employees – specifically, what they offer mothers. They’ve bumped up maternity leave…>read more

No Comment October 29, 2013

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