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The number of lawyers increased just slightly in 2012. Most of the gains were among partners, and associate results were flat.
DLA Piper topped the NLJ 350 this year, marking only the third time that it has unseated rival Baker & McKenzie from the No. 1 spot in the survey's 36-year history.
• Read the results of this year's NLJ 350 survey.
After a public extramarital affair and his acquittal of violating campaign finance laws, John Edwards reportedly is returning to plaintiffs work. Citing anonymous sources, CNN reported Thursday that Edwards plans to launch a law practice in Raleigh, N.C.
General counsel want to like the outside attorneys they hire and don't necessarily mind following lawyers who jump firms, judging by comments offered on Wednesday by top corporate legal officers from around New England.
The Nevada Supreme Court is expected to take up arguments in a high-profile robo-signing case in which a mortgage processing services firm is challenging the legal authority of the state's attorney general to hire Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll on a contingent fee basis.
Latham & Watkins is fighting an attempt to disqualify the firm as lead trial counsel for Union Pacific Railroad, a defendant in multidistrict litigation over freight rail fuel surcharges.
Lawyers under sanction for fraudulently filing dozens of copyright infringement lawsuits against people accused of downloading pornographic films have filed an appeal, as the attorneys who represented them before the sanctioning judge have disappeared from the case.
An Indiana attorney has been suspended from practice for three years for pursuing a romantic relationship with a summer law clerk and attempting to destroy her legal career when she rejected his advances.
Sedgwick LLP has moved to dismiss what it called "over-reaching" claims in a $200 million malpractice lawsuit filed by the receiver of a purported medical receivables purchasing company in California that was revealed to be a $1 billion Ponzi scheme.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has launched a division to counsel clients on business opportunities associated with digital media based in Los Angeles' "Silicon Beach." Moreover, the firm has hired an entrepreneur to run its own venture capital fund, which will invest in emerging technology companies.