In Unique Deal, Morgan Lewis Merges With Singapore’s Stamford Law

Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which is poised to announce a union Monday with Singapore’s Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in Singapore and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a […]

7 Reasons Too Much Coffee Is Killing Your Career

By: Jayson Demers It seems like most people in the professional world have grown to not only love coffee, but depend on it. After all, caffeine’s effects on our focus and alertness have made us seemingly more productive. After a cup of coffee you feel bright, energized and motivated, so it’s got to be great for […]

Law firms clash over laptops taken by departing lawyers

A battle over laptops taken by lawyers to a new law firm failed to reach a settlement during a three-hour session before a magistrate judge. The suit by Pennsylvania insurance boutique Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein initially sought the return of laptops taken by 14 departing lawyers to Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, the National […]

Littler Expands to Guatemala

Littler Global member BDS Asesores, the leading labor and employment firm in Central America, has opened a new office in Guatemala City, Guatemala with the addition of a local and highly-regarded practitioner, Randolf Castellanos. “We are excited to further expand our footprint in Central America and to add Randolf’s deep knowledge of the Guatemalan business […]

7 Tips To Better Employee Retention

By: Steve Olenski No matter the size or stage your business is currently at, having employees leave is just bad for business. As the Wall Street Journal notes, a high employee turnover rate can cost “twice an employee’s salary to find and train a replacement.” Not only are there financial repercussions, a high turnover rate […]

DLA Piper Breaks Into Canada With Davis Merger

A year after its bid to merge with now-defunct Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie fell through, DLA Piper has found a partner up north in Davis, a 260-lawyer midtier firm based in Vancouver. The combination, effective in April, marks the latest combination of a U.S.-based global firm with a Canadian one. The tie-up, which Davis partners […]

Beyond Biglaw: The Dean’s 4-Step Formula For Dealing With Mistakes

By: Gaston Kroub Show me a lawyer who has not made a mistake in their career, and I will show you a lawyer who has never practiced a single day. Mistakes happen. Lawyers are human, and no matter how well-trained, or how high their billing rate, there will be times when someone screws up. Most of […]