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Baker & McKenzie Welcomes Politician to Their Toronto Team

Baker & McKenzie Welcomes Politician to Their Toronto Team

Summary: Peter MacKay is a lawyer and politician in Canada who has served in Parliament for several years but is ready to get back to his legal career with Baker & McKenzie. Baker & McKenzie has added a new partner to their Toronto office. The global law firm added former Central Nova MP Peter MacKay […]

Black Female-Owned Law Firm Uses Millennial Philosophy

Summary: Chicago’s first African-American, women-owned law firm, KMR Law Group, has a new way of doing business.  It started with a Tweet. The first all African-American, female-owned Chicago law firm, KMR Law Group, came together thanks to the social media platform, Twitter and the three founders’ desire to change their working life from employee to […]

Black Female-Owned Law Firm Uses Millennial Philosophy

Summary: Chicago’s first African-American, women-owned law firm, KMR Law Group, has a new way of doing business.  It started with a Tweet. The first all African-American, female-owned Chicago law firm, KMR Law Group, came together thanks to the social media platform, Twitter and the three founders’ desire to change their working life from employee to […]

WeiserMazars Partner Allegedly Murders Doctor Wife

Summary: Pediatrician Robin Goldman was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband, attorney Julius “Jules” Reich. Julius “Jules” Reich has been charged with second degree murder of his wife, Dr. Robin Goldman, 58. Authorities said that she was found stabbed to death in their lavish $2.7 million home in Scarsdale, New York, on Wednesday morning. […]

WeiserMazars Partner Allegedly Murders Doctor Wife

Summary: Pediatrician Robin Goldman was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband, attorney Julius “Jules” Reich. Julius “Jules” Reich has been charged with second degree murder of his wife, Dr. Robin Goldman, 58. Authorities said that she was found stabbed to death in their lavish $2.7 million home in Scarsdale, New York, on Wednesday morning. […]

Quinn Emanuel Raises Signing Bonus to $75K to Attract Law Clerks

Quinn Emanuel Raises Signing Bonus to $75K to Attract Law Clerks

Summary: Signing bonuses for law clerks have remained stagnant for years, but Quinn Emanuel has taken the step of increasing their signing bonus to attract law clerks. The National Law Journal reports. Raising the signing bonus for law clerks from $50,000 to $75,000 clearly shows how badly Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan wants them to […]

Beth Wilkinson Exits Biglaw to Form Boutique Firm

Beth Wilkinson Exits Biglaw to Form Boutique Firm

Famed litigator Beth Wilkinson left Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP to launch her own boutique with two other attorneys. The trio will have offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, The Wall Street Journal reports. Wilkinson was the prosecutor in the federal case against Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City Bomber. He was found guilty […]

Orrick Takes Advantage of Low Oil Prices to Open Houston Office

Orrick Takes Advantage of Low Oil Prices to Open Houston Office

Summary: With oil prices at a 12-year-low, law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has decided to take advantage of the opportunity to open a new office in the Houston area. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is jumping on the low gas prices and opening a new law firm in Houston, The Houston Chronicle reports. While others […]

5 Dickstein Shapiro Lawyers Exit for Litigation Firm

5 Dickstein Shapiro Lawyers Exit for Litigation Firm

Summary: Five attorneys exit struggling law firm Dickstein Shapiro for smaller firm, Zelle LLP. This week, five Dickstein Shapiro lawyers joined Zelle LLP, Bloomberg BNA reports. This is another string of exits from the Washington, D.C., office, and another sign of trouble for Dickstein Shapiro. James Robertson Martin signed on to co-chair the Zelle’s antitrust and […]

Ravel Law Offers New Way to Do Legal Research

Ravel Law Presents: Increasing Access to American Case Law Through Technology from Ravel Law on Vimeo. Summary: Ravel Law hopes to add something new in the legal research world. Can Ravel Law make a dent in the big data world dominated by Westlaw and LexisNexis? That’s an exciting question spurned on by a recent profile […]

Rudolph Giuliani Joins Forces With Greenberg Traurig

Rudolph Giuliani Joins Forces With Greenberg Traurig

Summary: Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani is leaving Bracewell & Giuliani to join Greenberg Traurig as a senior advisor and global chair, Big Law Business reports. The former mayor of New York City is leaving his law firm to join international law firm Greenberg Traurig, Big Law Business reports. Rudolph Giuliani will be the global […]

Law Firm Merger Numbers Rose in 2015

Law Firm Merger Numbers Rose in 2015

Summary: With 91 law firm mergers and acquisitions, 2015 had a record number year. Last year, 91 law firm mergers and acquisitions were reported — a record. The New York Times reports that the legal consulting company Altman Weil crunched the numbers and found that 2015 exceeded 2013’s amount of 88 mergers and acquisitions. Ward […]

How Does Zuckerman Spaeder Make $1 Million Profit-Per-Partner?

How Does Zuckerman Spaeder Make $1 Million Profit-Per-Partner?

Summary: Zuckerman Spaeder remains small and profitable with strong leadership and a focused mission. In an age of Big Law and generalists, the boutique law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder aims to stay small and specialized. But how does this firm that opened in the 1970s stay afloat? The Washington Post recently examined the firm, which charges […]

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