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Caroline Spiezio

Time to wait is over for some law firms mulling real estate moves

4:31am IST

Some law firms are acting now to renew, resize or relocate offices despite uncertainty over their real estate needs, industry sources said, though many others are still playing a game of wait and see.

Pandemic poised to wipe out recession rebound in law grad hiring, associate pay

12:16am IST

Employment rates and pay for recent law school graduates were just starting to surpass their pre-2008 recession levels in 2019, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement - progress that could be erased by the economic carnage of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Work may be everywhere, but law firms still want big city hires

08 Aug 2020

The pandemic has given law firms a crash course on remote work, with many now rethinking office sizes in the long term. At the same time, major companies have extended their work-from-home policies, with more employees - especially at coveted technology clients - turning permanently remote.

In-house counsel on the move: Rite Aid taps new GC as pharma, tech players shuffle top lawyers

06 Aug 2020

Three companies with relatively pandemic-proof businesses - pharmacy and drugstore Rite Aid, online textbook rental company Chegg Inc and pharmaceutical company Provention Bio Inc - tapped new top lawyers this week.

Goodwin leads in deal volume as pandemic keeps life science clients busy

06 Aug 2020

Goodwin Procter has advised on deal after deal in 2020, blowing past perennial top leaders for M&A volume as its key client sectors - life sciences and technology - stood out as engines of the pandemic-era economy.

Morgan & Morgan to open SF office after applying for millions in PPP aid

06 Aug 2020

Morgan & Morgan is opening an office in San Francisco with two new hires, the plaintiff-side firm announced Wednesday, months after it applied for millions in bailout loans through a federal program intended to help struggling small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic.

After pay cuts, law firms look to boost busy associates' morale

05 Aug 2020

Despite the current downturn, some law firm associates are busier than ever, pulling all nighters on bankruptcy matters and supporting other lucky practice groups that are seeing a surge in work during the pandemic.

Blockchain co Bison Trails is latest fintech startup to tap new GC

04 Aug 2020

Blockchain company Bison Trails on Tuesday announced ex-Goldman Sachs vice president Elizabeth Ralston as its first general counsel, the latest in a flood of fintech in-house hirings this summer.

Blockchain co Bison Trails is latest fintech startup to tap new GC

04 Aug 2020

Blockchain company Bison Trails on Tuesday announced ex-Goldman Sachs vice president Elizabeth Ralston as its first general counsel, the latest in a flood of fintech in-house hirings this summer.

Kirkland, feasting on bankruptcy fees, lands work for Lord & Taylor, Men's Wearhouse

04 Aug 2020

Kirkland & Ellis, already juggling Chapter 11 cases for many of the coronavirus pandemic's biggest corporate casualties, has added two more notches to its bankruptcy belt: retailers Lord & Taylor and the owner of Men's Wearhouse, Tailored Brands.

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