Crowell and Herrick Explore Merger Option

Crowell and Herrick Explore Merger Option

Summary: Crowell & Moring and Herrick Feinstein have entered into discussions about merging the two firms into a larger Am Law 100 firm. Crowell & Moring is currently in close merger discussions with Herrick Feinstein with a term sheet close to being signed. The Washington-based Crowell, which is roughly three times as large as Herrick, […]

How to Dress Business Casual for the Law Office

How to Dress Business Casual for the Law Office

Summary: What are acceptable business casual clothing options for lawyers? The legal profession is well-known to lean conservative when it comes to clothing. Old school power suit and tie is the standard uniform, with the one exception of entertainment lawyers who can dress like Kanye West and get away with it. (Sometimes..) While the dress code […]

Midsize Firms Avoid Bonus Race

Midsize Firms Avoid Bonus Race

Summary: Midsize and midmarket law firms are refraining from joining in on the end-of-year bonus competition between Big Law and large boutiques. The law firms everyone expects are rolling out their 2016 bonus rates. The typical firms you expected to stay far away from the hype are. It should come as no surprise that midmarket […]

Uber Employees Allegedly Stalked Ex-Girlfriends and Beyonce

Uber Employees Allegedly Stalked Ex-Girlfriends and Beyonce

Summary: An ex-Uber employee claims that customer privacy isn’t protected. While Uber is a blessing during drunken holiday party season, the company has also gotten a bad rap for everything from drivers who allegedly stalk pretty passengers to classifying their workforce as independent contractors.  Now a new lawsuit claims that Uber doesn’t protect its users’ privacy like […]

Strong Character More Desirable Than Legal Skills for New Hire Candidates, Survey Says

Strong Character More Desirable Than Legal Skills for New Hire Candidates, Survey Says

Summary: A new survey found that having a strong character is essential in launching a legal career.  We seem to always be bombarded with tips on how to get a first job: what to put on a resume, how to network, and what law firms are looking for when hiring. But a new report published by […]

Shooter of Former New Orleans Saints Star Convicted

Shooter of Former New Orleans Saints Star Convicted

Summary: After fatally shooting New Orleans Saints star Will Smith after a traffic incident, shooter Cardell Hayes was convicted by a jury of manslaughter. Former New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith’s family is seeing justice. Cardell Hayes, 29, was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting Smith back in April. The trial went on for […]

Law Schools Offer New Curriculum to Address Modern Issues

Law Schools Offer New Curriculum to Address Modern Issues

Summary: Law schools continuously update their curriculum to help students succeed in the real world. Change is inevitable. As issues in law continue to evolve and emerge, law schools must update their curriculum to prepare their students to practice in a modern landscape. For instance, this semester, students at top-ranked Columbia Law School had the chance […]

Virtually Limitless: George Kliavkoff ’93

Virtually Limitless: George Kliavkoff ’93

George Kliavkoff ’93, the new CEO of Jaunt VR, is helping to pioneer the fledgling virtual reality entertainment space.

Boutiques Join In On Bonus Season

Boutiques Join In On Bonus Season

Summary: A new trend of beating the bonus rates set by Cravath has started with another boutique announcing their higher rates. Generally boutique law firms do not try to keep up with Big Law salary or bonus rates. However there are exceptions to this. Several boutiques announced matching salary rates when Cravath started the trend […]