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Ropes & Gray Leaders on ‘Unusual’ Turnover

Ropes & Gray Leaders on ‘Unusual’ Turnover

This year, Ropes & Gray has seen some “unusual” turnover — as its managing partner recently put it in an interview — especially for a firm that operates in the upper echelon of corporate legal services. But firm leaders say the number of exits don’t tell the whole story. “Many who have left — we haven’t necessarily prevented them

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Wake Up Call: Jury Deliberations, Questions Begin in Dewey Case

• After nearly four months, the criminal fraud trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives in New York City has finally gone to the jury for deliberations. Acting Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz rejected a request by defense lawyers seeking a mistrial following the prosecution’s summation. (American Lawyer) • The jury of seven women and five men took less

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Wake Up Call: Appeal Fails to Revive Discrimination Suit Against Ropes & Gray

• A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by a former Ropes & Gray associate who claimed the firm racially discriminated against him . The First Circuit panel called John Ray III’s allegations about the firm’s poor record of advancement of black lawyers “troubling,”  but said he failed to prove his termination stemmed from his

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Updated: Comings and Goings in Big Law (08/17/15)

This article was updated on Aug. 18 with more recent moves.  Ropes & Gray Hires Two McDermott Partners  Ropes & Gray has hired partners Heather Egan Sussman and Rohan Massey. Sussman, who is joining in Boston, and Massey, who is joining in London, previously practiced at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. The two lawyers, along

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Wake Up Call: A Demographic Crisis for Law Firms?

• The legal industry “is at the beginning of a demographic crisis. The aging of partnerships is severe,” according to one legal consultant, who said more than 50 percent of the average firm’s client base is originated by attorneys 60 years old or older. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) • Ray Manista, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Northwestern

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Wake Up Call: Chadbourne Closes in Beijing, Exits Asia

The following is a list of the top developments in the legal industry: • Chadbourne & Parke closed its Beijing office, 15 years after it opened, leaving the firm with no physical presence in Asia. In the 1990s, the firm had offices in Singapore and Hong Kong but both were closed following the 1997 Asia financial crisis. In

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Wake Up Call: Mayer Brown Links with Chinese Law Firm

Below is the latest list of the top news in the legal industry. •  Mayer Brown plans to link up with Beijing-based Jingtian & Gongcheng as that firm expands to Hong Kong, in the latest example of a Chinese law firm cooperating with an international one. Mayer Brown’s Asian entity will provide office space and other resources,

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Ropes & Gray to Use Class Action Fees for Pro Bono Work

Sometimes doing good can also mean doing well, even when it comes to revenue. Ropes & Gray LLP acted on a pro bono basis as co-counsel in a class action alleging that New York City prisoners at Rikers Island were subject to an excessive use of force. Now that the case has settled, the firm

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