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After Exits, Kasowitz Names Co-Managing Partners

After Exits, Kasowitz Names Co-Managing Partners

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business Leadership changes are afoot at Kasowitz Benson Torres where high-profile founder Marc E. Kasowitz will be assisted by two co-managing partners handling the firm’s day-to-day administration. On Tuesday, the firm named Cindy Caranella Kelly and Wallace L. Schwartz Co-Managing Partners of Administration. They are members of the firm’s management

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The Ranks of Non-Equity Law Partners Have Proliferated

 By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business In recent years, the number of non-equity Big Law partners has grown at a dizzying rate. Some firms used the category as a convenient niche to tuck lateral hires or under performing partners, and other firms viewed such salaried positions as an added step on the tall ladder to full partnership.

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Irell Elects First African American Managing Partner

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business Irell & Manella LLP has elected Ellisen S. Turner as the firm’s managing partner. Turner, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office who is the hiring chair and an executive committee member, is Irell’s first African-American managing partner. He will succeed Andrei Iancu who is completing his second three-year term,

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Law Deans Argue Over How to Count Jobs They Fund

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business  When times got rough a few years ago and student numbers started to slip, deep-pocketed law schools took solace in being able to give some refuge to unemployed graduates. They used their own funds to pay the salaries of students — often times creating temporary positions in law libraries or

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Big Law Returns to Law School for Summer Hiring in ‘Steady’ Numbers

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business  August may be beach time for many, but for law students it’s a serious month to get their careers on the right trajectory. Second-year students are gathering their nicest work clothes, real shoes – flip flops forbidden – and heading back to campus to undergo what may be the most important

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