Law Firms

Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raises

Biglaw associate raises are causing some consternation in the in-house world: “Bank of America’s top lawyer isn’t the only in-house attorney expressing displeasure with associate salary raises. Other general counsel are sending letters to their…




Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015

The pressures on the mid-tier law firms represented in the Amlaw 200 continue: “If 2015 was a slow year for top 100 U.S. law firms, it was an even worse year for the next level…




Is $5,000 an Hour Next?

Forget $1,000 an hour or $2,000 an hour – how about $5,000 an hour? “The bull market in high-end work makes hourly rates defy gravity. The dramatic increase in clients’ need for complex and bet-the-company…


A Take on the 2016 AmLaw 100

Bruce MacEwen gives his take on the 2016 AmLaw 100: “Compared to what we were once used to, BigLaw’s 2015 financial results can pithily be described as “crummy”—at least as reported in the just-released 2016…


How Working In-house Differs From Private Practice

Want to learn about the differences between working in-house and in private practice? Read a recent guest blog at the Association of Corporate Counsel by Jay Atkinson (Leidos Inc.), Danielle Carter (Smiths Group) and Sharla Toller…


Lawyers Attack Rivals in TV Ads

TGIF! Of course, many will say that this is another sign of the decline of the profession.  But just imagine if you had two Biglaw firms battling it out on the airwaves over which was…