Boies, Schiller & Flexner has awarded 2013 associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have now fallen in line with the range set, as usual, by Cravath.
On Thursday, the Senate voted 51-44 in favor of confirming Georgetown University Law Center professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Though the percentage of women and minority law firm partners continued to inch up during 2013, and the percentage of minority associates also rose, the percentage of women associates fell for the fourth straight year, according to the latest figures from NALP.
Former Google deputy GC Michelle Lee has been appointed Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the PTO. Lee will perform the duties of the director of the PTO, which currently has neither a director nor a deputy director.
Chief Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Judge Diane Sykes for her appearance with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at the Federalist Society's annual dinner.
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