Monthly Archives: September 2017

Training Short-Term Lawyers Is Long-Term Investment for Firms

When it comes to budgeting for a fresh crop of first-year associates, it’s not all about paying for rising salaries and expanding benefits. Law firms are dedicating big money and devoting ongoing resources to training and development for their young lawyers, even when the lawyers are less likely to stick around than they used to… Read More »

Big Law Picks Up the Pieces in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico with a force unseen locally since 1928. The Category 4 storm made landfall with winds around 155 miles per hour, leaving the island without power and many residents scrambling for access to cash, gasoline or water. Among those trying to get back to work are lawyers at large law… Read More »

The 2017 Global 100

Results of our Global 100 survey and analyses show growth is slowing and profits are dipping. Firms are adjusting to rapid-fire market changes as the world adjusts to the multitude of geopolitical forces at play. Figuring out the proper global complement is increasingly challenging, but there are opportunities to be had with new markets emerging…… Read More »

Winston, Latham Prepare for Pitched Battle Over US Soccer

Jeffrey Kessler, a veteran antitrust litigator in the sports arena, is taking aim at the governing body for soccer in the U.S. The 71-page complaint recently filed by a team of Winston & Strawn litigators led by Kessler against the U.S. Soccer Federation—advised by Latham & Watkins—had been at least two years in the making.… Read More »

PwC to Launch US Law Firm

PricewaterhouseCoopers is set to launch a U.S. law firm in Washington, D.C., later this month, a sign that the Big Four accounting firms are continuing their push into legal services.        Source: american lawyer

Female Equity Partner Rate Is At All-Time High. (But It's Not That Great.)

Women now represent 19 percent of equity partners—a record high, though still a sad showing. For those of us who’ve been covering women in the legal profession for over a decade, “depressing” is the usual standard. And while 19 percent remains woefully low, women seem to be on a forward march.        Source: american lawyer