August 4, 2020
In the time before the COVID-19 pandemic, law firm partners that were looking to make a lateral move, particularly to a firm with a national presence, can expect to spend substantial time in the air. However, that is currently no longer the case. And cutting out that travel is serving to compress the timeline for bringing new lawyers on board.
July 28, 2020
As a way to avoid completely shutting down legal proceedings, court systems across the United States have adopted more remote proceedings during the pandemic. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court upended tradition when it moved oral arguments to a telephone-based venue for the first time in its 230-year history.
July 21, 2020
About 32% of in-house lawyers were uneasy with using videoconferencing before the pandemic.
July 14, 2020
After years of hard work, Rachel Elsby of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld made partner this year in the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice.
July 7, 2020
There are new top lawyers who are taking the helm of legal departments as businesses reopen (and reclose) corporate offices and retail locations across the U.S.
June 25, 2020
Vince Chhabria had always opted for in-person interviews with law students hoping to be chosen for a clerkship with him, who sits on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
June 23, 2020
It is commonly said that law firm associates need to treat the partners they work for the same way they treat their clients. Call it the “golden rule” for advancing in a firm.
June 16, 2020
Hiring for in-house legal counsel spiked in May and stayed in line with Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, which showed more legal jobs were added to the economy recently despite the threat of a possible recession, according to recruiters who spoke with sister publication Corporate Counsel.
June 9, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented personal and professional challenges to nearly every individual around the world. The U.S. economy has come very close to a halt and almost every business now finds itself in a tough position financially and operationally. The legal field was not spared, and law firms of all sizes are feeling their way through a contracting marketplace.
June 2, 2020
There have been many conversations between attorneys about an expected flood of businesses filing for bankruptcy due to the COVID-19 economic slowdown. However, Texas commercial bankruptcy attorney Howard Rubin has not seen this yet, though he noted this could change in the coming months.