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.
This week's bipartisan budget agreement signals that lawmakers could restore some of the $350 million in sequestration cuts to the federal judiciary, but the word from the budget staff at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts is that it's too early to tell.
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.
The death of prominent Miami attorney and Akerman partner Richard Sharpstein was a suicide, according to the Miami-Dade County medical examiner and investigators.
Ten years ago this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted compliance rules for funds and advisers. The lessons they have provided over the last decade have implications for the provision of compliance services in any business setting.
A reality show titled "The Ultimate Miami Girl" has degenerated into a breach of contract lawsuit by the financial backers over production values.
Sabire Wilson alleges she fled from a residential drug treatment program because she was forbidden to wear her wig and high-heels and was directed to use the men's rest room and share a room with men.
Kill switch technology is causing a stir for New York attorney general.