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How I Made Partner: 'Don't Dismiss Criticism,' Says Sara Alpert Lawson of Zuckerman Spaeder

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 11:30

"In some ways, making partner is like climbing Mount Everest: it's an upward journey that presents unique challenges for each person."


NYU Law Joins 14 Other Schools Not Participating in US News Rankings

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 10:10

"Prospective law students need accurate information as they consider which school best fits their goals in pursuing a legal education," Troy McKenzie, dean and Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, wrote in a letter to the NYU Law community. "At one time, U.S. News may have provided information that could not be found elsewhere" but "[t]hat has changed."


Debevoise Injects Tech Expertise Into IP Litigation Practice With Kirkland Hire

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 08:00

Barbara Barath joined Debevoise as a leader of its tech litigation practice in Northern California, as the firm looks to bolster its intellectual property capabilities amid high demand.


'There Are Many, Many Pitfalls': How In-House Counsel Can Help Navigate Layoff Minefield

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 06:56

"You need to make sure you're treating people with dignity and with respect. They're not just cogs in a wheel," said Robert Foehl, a professor of law and business ethics at Ohio University.


Cooley's Layoffs Reveal Danger for Other Firms: The Morning Minute

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 06:00

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In Partner Promotions, Big Law Pivots Away from M&A—Except at the Top

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 05:00

Top M&A shops keep promoting deal-focused partners this promotion season while most firms under the $2 billion revenue mark pivoted to countercyclical practices in their promotions.


GCs and Corporate Lawyers See Headwinds, Adjustments Ahead for M&A in 2023

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 05:00

Macroeconomic factors and uncertainty have driven down deal flow and size, but while there may be some challenging times ahead, no one is ready to say the sky is falling—yet.


Call for Nominations: Professional Excellence

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 16:19

Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we're adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.