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Women Make Slight Gains In Big Law Equity Partnership: Report

Women Make Slight Gains In Big Law Equity Partnership: Report

Women have made modest gains in the highest ranks of Big Law firms, but they remain underrepresented and out-earned by their male counterparts, according to the results of a new survey. According to the survey conducted by the National Association of Women Lawyers, women make up 19 percent of equity partners, compared to 16 percent

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Ethics Expert on Ty Cobb’s Steakhouse Disclosures: He Blew It

When Ty Cobb joined President Trump’s legal team in July, Bloomberg News reported that he was “intended to be traffic cop, enforcer of discipline” on matters related to the ongoing investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election. This week, some attorneys were left wondering if that discipline applies to professional ethics. On Sunday, a New

In perhaps a case of art imitating life, Better Call Saul's Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) leaves the fictitious New Mexico big law firm of Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill to start her own firm.

Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms – Ep. 1 (Podcast)

  Why are many women lawyers choosing to leave big law and starting their own law firms, even after they make partner? In the first of a two-episode podcast series, Big Law Business explores that question with Stephanie Russell-Kraft, who recently reported on the topic, and Nicole Galli, a former partner at Pepper Hamilton, who now has her

Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms

Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms – Ep. 2 (Podcast)

  Starting in the 2000s it was women who had already made partner, and who were not leaving [big law] for work-life balance reasons, but were leaving for business reasons and I don’t think that trend is going to change. – Nicole Galli, former litigation partner at Pepper Hamilton, who now has her own small

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10 Accounts of Women Who Left Big Law to Run Their Own Firms

Nancy Mertzel started her own firm in New York in 2017 “I found that in large law firms it wasn’t helpful for me to have any initiative or investigate things. I kind of squelched that aspect of who I am.” “Once I decided to explore hanging out a shingle, I started getting in touch with

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Top Lawyer to Investigate Legal Profession’s Gender Problem

Before Hilarie Bass, co-president at Greenberg Traurig, began her tenure as president of the American Bar Association in August, she had already raised over $350,000 for her signature agenda item: a national research study to find out why women leave their careers in the law. Specifically, the president-elect hopes to find out why so many women leave law firms

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Hogan Lovells Restructures U.K. Office, Cuts Support Staff

Hogan Lovells announced on Monday that it will transfer or remove 90 of its legal support and business administration jobs out of its office in London to branches of the firm in Johannesburg, South Africa and Birmingham, England. Hogan Lovells is moving 78 business services jobs and 12 legal support roles from London to Johannesburg and

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Management Lawyer Joins DOL as First Wage-Hour Political Hire

By Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg News, and Ben Penn, Bloomberg BNA Management-side attorney Keith Sonderling has joined the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division as a senior policy adviser, according to an e-mail sent to Department of Labor staff obtained by Bloomberg News. Sonderling is the first political appointee for the agency, which regulates and enforces minimum wage

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Duane Morris Announces Leadership Change at Helm

After ten years as Chairman and CEO of Duane Morris LLP, John J. Soroko is stepping down. Matthew A. Taylor, 53, currently vice chairman and head of the firm’s trial practice group, will take over in January as Duane Morris’ ninth Chairman and CEO, the Philadelphia firm announced today. Soroko, 66, will become Chairman Emeritus and return full-time to his litigation,

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Equifax Asked by AGs to Stop Selling Monitoring Services

By Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg News Equifax Inc. should stop selling credit-monitoring on its web site and take advantage of confused customers who don’t know they can get the service for free, said a group of attorneys general investigating the company’s massive data breach. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, who is helping lead the probe by

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