Archive: November, 2008

Partnership Promotions Could Mask Trouble

Posted on 11/25/08 , No Comments

Originally published here: http://www.law360.com/articles/78134 By Denise Oliveira Law360, New York (November 25, 2008) — Several prominent law firms have recently announced the crowning of senior associates into partners, but that doesn’t necessarily mean firms are not struggling as a result of the economic meltdown, legal experts say, revealing a list of reasons why law firms [...]

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How Much Work Are Corporate Law Departments Paying For?

Posted on 11/24/08 , No Comments

Karen Sloan The National Law Journal November 12, 2008 What impact does a slow economy have on the amount of work corporate law departments send to outside firms? The answer depends on whom you ask. Two recent surveys offer different takes on how the lethargic economy is affecting the distribution of legal work. One survey, [...]

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17 Thelen Energy Lawyers Go to Morgan Lewis

Posted on 11/11/08 , No Comments

Gina Passarella 11-11-2008 Morgan Lewis & Bockius got an energy boost this week with the addition of 17 attorneys from disbanding Thelen. The attorneys, all of whom focus on energy transaction matters, will join the firm’s New York office. Some of the attorneys made the move Monday, and others will start next week. They will [...]

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Billing Gets Creative in Souring Economy

Posted on 11/11/08 , No Comments

Julie Kay The National Law Journal November 11, 2008 When Burger King Holdings Inc. casts around for outside attorneys, it includes this wish in its “request for proposal”: “We don’t necessarily believe the billable hour is the most efficient way of billing so please suggest some alternative and creative billing methods.” So far, the $2 [...]

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