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The Global Lawyer: Why the war for talent is different in Europe

Last week I hosted a webinar with legal industry experts from across Europe and the week before I helped chair a discussion between heads of top independent European law firms. In both cases, a subject of debate was particularly lively: the war for talent. The continental European market is not the only one fighting this […]

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Anderson Strathern appoints new employment lawyer

Anderson Strathern has appointed employment lawyer Musab Hemsi as director of its employment team. Hemsi comes from law firm LexLeyton where he led his Glasgow team advising in the food and drink, retail, energy, construction and digital sectors. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and is an Accredited Specialist in Employment Law […]

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Jussie Smollett’s lawyer says he was ‘a real victim’ in opening statement

Jussie Smollett’s lawyer said the former ‘Empire’ star was ‘a real victim’ of a crime on Monday, while prosecutors say he staged a hate crime during closing arguments. Smollett’s trial begins in Chicago. Smollett “developed a secret plan that would make it look like there was actually a hate crime committed against him by supporters […]

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‘Never let a lawyer negotiate a business deal’: Twitter users discuss the importance of managing an outside lawyer

How much avocado is too much avocado? A Twitter feed which went viral last week began with a cautionary tale of how even very good lawyers can go too far without proper guidance from their clients. David Frankel, a partner at venture capital firm Founder Collective, tweeted how, early in his career, his “ambitious, client-focused […]

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Arconic lawyer hired last year quits as company fights bias

Arconic Corp. is parting ways with its chief legal officer, Diana Toman, who became the target of bias allegations after being hired by the lightweight metal maker last year. Toman told the company Nov. 13 that he intended to resign for personal reasons, Pittsburgh-based Arconic, which traces his lineage to the 2016 breakup of Alcoa […]

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Skadden Executive Compensation Attorney switches to Cadwalader

Michael Bergmann, executive compensation and benefits consultant for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, has joined the Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft group of companies in Washington, DC, as a partner. Bergmann first joined Skadden in 2000 and advises corporations and private companies on executive compensation and benefits in mergers or acquisitions. He said in an […]

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Will rate hikes jeopardize relationships with trusted advisors?

After years of clients working to whittle their list of businesses down to a trusted group that understands their businesses’ specific challenges, rate hikes threaten to upend those delicate relationships. New data from accounting and consulting firm Withum provides the latest signal that companies of all sizes intend to push rates higher in the year […]

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From Offender to Lawyer: Lessons and Lessons from this Lawyer’s Career

Joshua Apanui, executive, attorney and aspiring Queensland Law Society lawyer, with the law and the legal profession was first in court for minor offenses. While an unusual start, the experience gave Mr. Apanui a glimpse into the system that few lawyers can claim, and even fewer can take advantage of. In a new episode of […]

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Lyft, facing numerous legal problems, is looking for a new high profile lawyer

Lyft Inc. has named a new chief legal officer as the ride-hailing company and competitor Uber Technologies Inc. continue to face litigation over its classification of drivers. Lindsay Llewellyn, the company’s vice president and associate general counsel, was promoted Nov. 1 to general counsel. Lyft revealed in a securities filing late Wednesday that Llewellyn had […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright joins junior solicitor pay war with pay rise to £95,000

monday 08 november 2021 11h59 Norton Rose Fulbright will increase pay for newly qualified lawyers by 12% as it joins demand for new legal talent, reports say. The law firm has announced a new “compensation strategy” which rewards new junior barristers with an additional £10,000 a year, taking their annual salary to £95,000, according to […]

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Ropes & Gray raises salaries for new lawyers to £147,000

Friday 05 November 2021 09:29 Ropes & Gray has raised the salaries of newly qualified lawyers in London by 13% as the bidding war for legal talent intensifies. Newly qualified lawyers from the US law firm’s London offices will now win £147,000 – with their bonus added on top – marking a sharp increase from […]

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How should law firms use their windfall profits?

After many companies experienced a very profitable 2020 and exorbitant levels of demand in 2021, they found themselves with more cash than usual. Although there is more than enough great law the money was poured out on associates and laterals recently, these aren’t the only ways companies are spend their wealth. Companies are investing more […]

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Proposed cap on attorney hours is a hard sell in legal business boom

1,800 billable hour cap among wellness recommendations in NYSBA report Law firms are already struggling to keep up with client demand, increasing partner compensation amid a war for talent (Reuters) – Is capping annual billable hours at 1,800 the key to improving lawyers’ welfare, or a pipe dream when big law firms scramble to keep […]

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What to know about Mark Richards, Rittenhouse’s lead defense attorney

The lead attorney representing Kyle Rittenhouse is Mark Richards, 59, a seasoned defense attorney and former prosecutor who spent his career in Kenosha and Racine, Wisconsin, primarily representing people charged with drug-related crimes and murder. He joined Mr Rittenhouse’s legal team in September 2020, but took over the defense in January 2021, replacing John Pierce, […]