• Sensible Disclosure Concerning Litigation Finance

    Third-party litigation finance has been construed by some as unethical – unfairly, according to Vannin Capital managing director Alan Guy, and he notes that courts, for the most part, agree with him. “Ultimately,” he says, “commercial litigation...

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  • You Should Push For Alternative Fee Arrangements

    “The death of the billable hour has been foretold for years, but it’s still prevalent,” writes Michael S. Zullo in this Today’s General Counsel Article. He suggests that legal departments should push for alternative fee arrangements (AFAs)...

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  • Could Elizabeth Warren’s Corporate Lawyer Past Come Back To Haunt Her?

    An article in the Washington Times highlights Elizabeth Warren’s former work as a “$675-an-hour corporate lawyer,” notably in some high-profile bankruptcy cases where she wasn’t necessarily on the side of the underdog. The time frame goes back...

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  • Cohen Suing Trump For Legal Fees

    Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is suing the Trump Organization for nearly $4 million in legal fees and “costs incurred by Mr. Cohen in connection with various matters arising from Mr. Cohen’s work with and on behalf...

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  • Big Law Firms Said To Be Deeply Complicit In Kleptocracy

    An article in The Atlantic alleges that Russian oligarchs have bought up high-end U.S. real estate on a massive scale, by way of shell companies, and that their efforts have been facilitated by attorneys from major U.S....

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  • Which Attorney Jobs Pay The Most?

    A recent survey broke it down by type of attorney, from the top two (“Law Firm Partner”) to the bottom (guess). General counsel came in at number two. The numbers, compiled by Payscale Inc. and based on...

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  • Gender-Biased General Counsel Bonuses Need Fixing

    Although female general counsel have a base salary that is, on average 6.3 percent lower than their male counterparts, it’s in their bonuses that the real disparity comes to light. Male GC bonuses were 31 percent higher,...

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  • Gender Bias Suit Hits Employment Firm Ogletree

    Ogletree Deakins, one of the nation’s largest labor and employment firms, has been sued for gender discrimination in a class action filed in the name of its female non-equity shareholders. The complaint alleges the firm has a ...

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  • Labor Abuse Alleged At Trump Project In Dubai

    For construction workers at a Trump mega-project in Dubai, payment is often slow, with much of it ending up in the hands of the recruiter. Housing is crowded and ...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Finding and Correcting A Gender Pay Gap

    “Even well-intentioned employers may be violating the law,” warns Littler attorney Zev J. Eigen. “Pay equity laws do not contain provisions requiring plaintiffs to show animus or intent to pay one gender less.” The problem is that...

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