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Legal Financers Prepare To Merge

Legal Financers Prepare To Merge

Summary: Two competing legal financing firms are preparing to join forces to create a bigger, more powerful legal financing company. Legal financer Burford Capital Limited is planning a merge with their rival Gerchen Keller Capital LLC in a $160 million deal. Combining their firms would produce $1.2 billion in investment and commitments in an industry […]

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, […]

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 […]

Two Law Firms Step Forward to Up the Bonus Scale

Two Law Firms Step Forward to Up the Bonus Scale

Summary: One law firm is upping the associate bonus scale amount while another is including more than just associates in their season of giving. Updated December 9, 2016 at 10:00am. Cravath Swaine & Moore has finally been outdone. Greenberg Gross LLP announced that their year-end bonus will be higher than the standard set by Cravath. […]

Year-End Bonuses Not So Happy for All

Year-End Bonuses Not So Happy for All

Summary:  With the numerous announcements from law firms saying they are keeping the same bonus schedule as Cravath, there are a few law firms out there not giving bonuses at all. The end of the year is the time to celebrate the end of your new year’s resolution, the holidays, and year-end bonuses. For some […]

The Most Arrogant Law Firms

The Most Arrogant Law Firms

Summary: Attorneys need a sense of confidence to be good at their job, which for some outside perspectives comes off as arrogance.  According to corporate counsel, there is one law firm in BigLaw that is more arrogant than the rest. This same law firm has been called out before for lacking modesty. BTI Consulting Group […]

Eversheds and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Discuss Merger

Eversheds and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Discuss Merger

Summary: Atlanta-based Sutherland Asbill & Brennan are in merger talks with Eversheds, which would open up both firms’ abilities to offer their clients a global service. Eversheds and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, an American law firm, are already into the late stages of merger discussions with a vote by partners are both firms to come […]

Law Firms Feeling Effects of Raising Salary Rates

Law Firms Feeling Effects of Raising Salary Rates

Summary: Law firms are reporting the repercussions of raising first year associate salaries up to $180K with a hit to their profit growth. In July, Big Law went through a big transition that hadn’t happened since 2007. First year associates got the big salary hike they had been craving, which was an 11 percent increase […]

Kaye Scholer and Arnold & Porter Announce Merger

Kaye Scholer and Arnold & Porter Announce Merger

Summary: Law firms Kaye Scholer and Arnold & Porter will merge their firms into one starting January 1, 2017. Arnold & Porter LLP and Kaye Scholer LLP announced their plan to combine forces, effective January 1, 2017. Their new name will be Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. The effort to merge will bring their […]

Four Mistakes Attorneys Make About Law Firms That Affect Their Long-Term Success

Four Mistakes Attorneys Make About Law Firms That Affect Their Long-Term Success

Summary: Learn what mistakes even highly qualified attorneys make when selecting a law firm to work for so that you don’t make the same mistake. Read Four Fatal Mistakes Highly Qualified Attorneys Make When Choosing Law Firms to learn more: Succeeding as an attorney is often difficult because there are so many mistakes that can […]

Law Firms Will Reject Attorneys Immediately for These 9 Reasons

Law Firms Will Reject Attorneys Immediately for These 9 Reasons

  Summary: There are nine distinct reasons for why a law firm will cross an attorney off before even giving them the opportunity to interview. Read Why Law Firms Reject You to learn more. Getting a job with a law firm is no easy feat. Rejection is normal in any job search process especially in […]

Older Attorneys Face Tougher Time Getting Hired

Older Attorneys Face Tougher Time Getting Hired

Summary: Younger attorney are more attractive and hirable than older attorneys for law firms for these 10 reasons. Read Top 10 Reasons Why Older Attorneys Have a More Difficult Time Getting Law Firm Jobs to learn more. The older you get, the harder it is to find work in any industry. Attorneys are no exception […]

There Are Times of the Year When Law Firms Hire More

There Are Times of the Year When Law Firms Hire More

Summary: There are better times of the year to start searching and securing new employment as an attorney depending on what type of position you are looking for. Read When Is the Best Time of Year for Attorneys to Look for New Positions? to learn more. You may not think it is so but there […]

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