law firms

Apr 25, 2022

It’s not just money when lawyers leave firms

Today is the 230th anniversary of the first execution by guillotine. Here are some other news items for Monday, April 25, 2020. — Attorney turnover is not just about the money. — Texas appeals court grants mother a stay of execution in daughter’s death. — Has Arizona’s attorney general caved to Trump in bid for […]

Nov 10, 2021

Here’s how to know if you’re ready to launch your own firm

No one ever feels ready, but here are some signs to help you know whether you might be ready to start your own firm.

Aug 2, 2021

‘Zoombombing’ claims settle for $85 million

Welcome to Monday, the 28th anniversary of the $173 million purchase of the Baltimore Orioles by an investment team led by attorney Peter G. Angelos. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Zoom agrees to pay $85 million to settle claims it failed to protect users’ privacy from hackers’ disruptive “Zoombombing.” […]

Jun 9, 2020

Having resorted to cuts, furloughs, Md. law firms hope worst is over

Big Maryland law firms have not been immune to the financial ills wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many having resorted to salary reductions, furloughs, and spending cuts in the past two months spurred largely by suspended court proceedings and an absence of new clients. But these firms said their cost-cutting efforts are temporary. They […]

Mar 16, 2020

Law firms step in to help businesses transition as virus spreads

While some Baltimore businesses can simply send their employees home to work, many other employers are facing difficult legal questions about how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic and have turned to local law firms for help. The effects of the virus have already caused some law firm clients to consider instituting furloughs and layoffs […]

Feb 21, 2020

Baltimore birth injury firm announces opening of Chicago office

Baltimore-based Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt LLC announced last month that it will be opening a Chicago office to expand its birth injury and medical negligence practice. The firm, which boasts more than $400 million in birth injury verdicts and settlements in the last 10 years, expects the new location to allow attorneys to better […]

Nov 25, 2019

Venable names Stacie Tobin partner-in-charge in Baltimore

Venable LLP has selected Stacie Tobin to serve as the new partner-in-charge of its Baltimore office, the firm announced Monday. Tobin, who has spent seven years at Venable as a commercial litigation attorney, has practiced locally since 1992, when she graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She is originally […]

Nov 14, 2019

Gender inequality persists at law firms, new report says

Women have increased their numbers in the legal profession over the last 40 years, but many still report gender-related issues hampering their careers – including everything from offensive comments in the workplace to being passed over for promotions. That’s the takeaway from a new report that focused on senior female lawyers, a project of the […]

Oct 24, 2019

Brother and sister team up to run Lawrence Law, a firm with a view

Starting Nov. 1, the two will move into their new law offices in the B&O Warehouse next to Camden Yards, where they will co-run the new Lawrence Law firm, which Kate had previously operated as her own.

Feb 7, 2019

Saul Ewing opens Minneapolis office

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced plans Thursday to expand its presence in the Midwest with a new office in Minneapolis. The office, the firm’s 16th, will be staffed by eight partners recruited from the Minneapolis office of Gray Plant Mooty. Managing Partner Barry F. Levin, of Saul Ewing’s Baltimore office, said the firm […]

Dec 17, 2018

Legal market remains hot for three-to-five-year associates, experts say

Associates with three to five years of experience continue to be in high demand and, despite usually falling into the often-maligned millennial generation, they aren’t behaving differently than their predecessors. The market is looking for attorneys with this experience level right now, according to Randi Lewis, managing director of the law firm practice group at Major, Lindsey […]

Dec 17, 2018

Baltimore law firms say they prefer applicants with local ties

Students with ambitions of becoming lawyers are often told to apply to law schools in the city or state where they want to live because legal communities are tight-knit and firm partners are loyal to local schools at hiring time. Such is generally the case in Baltimore. Saying they remain close to the state’s two, […]

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