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March 28, 2012 5:15 PM

Fried Frank Wins Bid to Dismiss Former Secretary's Bias Suit

The suit, one of four brought against Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson after the firm laid off scores of staffers in 2008, failed to establish any proof that the plaintiff had suffered discrimination based on her age, gender, or disability, a Manhattan federal district court judge ruled late last week.

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03/28/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

March 19, 2012 8:00 PM

State of Hawaii Agrees to Pay $15.4 Million to Settle Suit Over Gibson Dunn Partner's 2006 Hiking Death

Elizabeth Warke Brem was a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Orange County office, when she and a cousin died in a hiking accident on the island of Kauai. With the state of Hawaii having already been found liable for their deaths—and with a civil trial on damages set to start this week—the parties involved agreed to what one lawyer connected to the case says is the largest personal injury settlement in state history.

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03/19/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

November 14, 2011 12:58 PM

Ex-Sidley Associate Concludes Cross-Country Journey

Almost eight months after they embarked on a walk across the country, former Sidley Austin restructuring associate Tyler Coulson and his dog, Mabel, completed their journey after arriving in San Diego.

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11/14/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

November 4, 2011 10:53 AM

Jon Stewart, Your Muffin Is Ready

In a world where journalism has become news marketing, the "scandal" that the Justice Department paid $16 for each muffin at a conference it hosted in 2009 made for juicy headlines. There was just one problem: it wasn't true. But telling that side of the story as it unfolded wouldn't attract many readers or viewers.

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11/04/11 Posted by Steven Harper

November 2, 2011 7:03 PM

The Tweet That Roared: Lawyers and Law Firms Navigate Social Media Land Mines

The minimedia firestorm that erupted when a Kramer Levin litigation associate used Twitter to complain that an airport security screener left a note inside her luggage raises questions about what lawyers should and shouldn't say when using social media--questions that many firms aren't yet ready to answer.

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11/02/11 Posted by Sara Randazzo

October 28, 2011 6:45 PM

From Sidley Lawyer to Cross-Country Traveler: Tyler Coulson's Awesome Adventure

The former Sidley Austin restructuring associate left the Am Law life behind earlier this year to begin a cross-country walk with his dog, Mabel. Nearly eight months later, his journey is nearly complete.

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10/28/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

September 9, 2011 6:20 PM

Olson, Boies Get Star Treatment in Prop 8 Play

John Lithgow will play Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Theodore Olson while Morgan Freeman takes the role of Boies, Schiller & Flexner chairman David Boies later this month in a one-night staged reading of Dustin Lance Black's new play about the legal battle to overturn California's controversial anti–gay marriage ballot measure.

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09/09/11 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

September 11: Ten Years Later

A decade on, The Am Law Daily examines the legacy of a lawyer whose desire to help others cost him his life, revisits the gripping tale of how one firm coped that day, assesses the terrorist attacks' lasting impact on the law, and details the pro bono push that created a memorial to victims of United Flight 93. 

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09/09/11 Posted by John Hazard

September 6, 2011 12:10 PM

Diversity Rising Slowly at Law Firms

The percentage of minorities in the legal profession inched up from 2000 to 2009, according to a report by the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.

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09/06/11 Posted by John Hazard

June 25, 2011 4:49 PM

Q&A: Susan Saladoff, Producer and Director of "Hot Coffee"

Remember the case involving a spilled cup of hot McDonald's coffee and millions of dollars in damages? Turns out that there's more to the story than you probably know--and a lot you think you know that might be wrong. Susan Saladoff, the producer and director of the upcoming HBO documentary "Hot Coffee," explains why she made the film and what she hopes viewers will get out of it.

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06/25/11 Posted by Victor Li

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