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April 10, 2012 8:40 PM

Kelley Drye Settles EEOC Age Discrimination Suit Involving Firm Partner

A battle between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Kelley Drye & Warren over the firm’s allegedly discriminatory retirement policy ended on Tuesday with a consent decree that mandates a $574,000 payment to labor and employment partner Eugene D’Ablemont.

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04/10/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Which Firms Are Cashing in on Dewey Departures?

On the heels of two more partner defections—this time in London—we take a look at which competitors have capitalized the most on Dewey's tough times, which has seen the New York firm defend its compensation practices, financial health, and its shrinking partnership roll to the media.

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04/10/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

After Partner Departures, Balch & Bingham Takes Over Birmingham Firm

Alabama's Balch & Bingham has acquired Presley Burton & Collier, a seven-lawyer firm known for its public finance practice. The move follows the defection of ten Balch & Bingham health care lawyers to crosstown rival Bradley Arant Boult Cummings earlier this year.

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04/10/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

April 6, 2012 6:18 PM

DLA Piper and Marianne Faithfull: A Match Made in Liverpool

The British singer-songwriter and onetime Rolling Stones consort is the latest artist to collaborate on an art series at the Tate Liverpool that DLA Piper has sponsored since 2008.

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04/06/12 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

April 4, 2012 6:43 PM

Hildebrandt: Law Mergers Up in First Quarter 2012

A report issued Tuesday by legal consulting company Hildebrandt shows continued strong merger activity among U.S. law firms, especially in California and the Midwest.

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04/04/12 Posted by Drew Combs

As Six More Partners Depart, Dewey Insists It's Getting Smaller By Design

The latest partners to leave Dewey & LeBoeuf include insurance partners bound for Mayer Brown and Patton Boggs, a patent attorney jumping to Baker & Hostetler, and a bankruptcy partner joining Hogan Lovells. Dewey is downplaying the losses and expecting more to follow.

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04/04/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

April 3, 2012 6:08 PM

Dewey & LeBoeuf's 2010, 2011 Profits, Revenues Revised

The American Lawyer is revising the 2010 and 2011 financial results reported for Dewey & LeBoeuf in our annual Am Law 100 ranking.

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04/03/12 Posted by Julie Triedman

Trove of Unsealed Court Documents Capture Kelley Drye Partner's Push to Get Paid After Age 70

The newly released court filings connected to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's age bias suit against Kelley Drye & Warren offer a detailed look at labor and employment partner Eugene D'Ablemont's decadelong fight with firm leaders over how he should be compensated after being forced to relinquish his equity status.

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04/03/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

Four Dewey Corporate Lawyers Jump to DLA Piper in New York

Led by John Altorelli, the group leaves as the rest of the embattled firm votes on a new management structure that would create a five-headed "office of the chairman."

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04/03/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

April 2, 2012 6:58 PM

Law Firm Mergers Holding Steady Through First Quarter of 2012

The market for law firm mergers continued its post-recession rebound in the first three months of this year, with 14 combinations involving almost 5,400 lawyers announced since January 1, according to legal consultancy Altman Weil.

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04/02/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

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