Oct 29, 2013

Legg Mason laying off bulk of auditing staff

Legg Mason will be laying off about 20 employees in its auditing department in Baltimore, the company said Tuesday. The 20 employees are the bulk of the firm’s auditing staff.

Apr 19, 2013

No O’Malley administration ‘brain drain,’ expert says

Gov. Martin O'Malley has lost three top aides and three department secretaries in the last year, but a University of Maryland, Baltimore County political scientist says that's no big deal.

Sep 6, 2012

Affidavit alleges misconduct by Leopold

ANNAPOLIS — An affidavit filed as part of a sexual harassment lawsuit contains new allegations of misconduct by Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, who is facing criminal charges for allegedly misusing his police detail. The affidavit says Leopold and his staff destroyed documents and that county employees were deployed as spies to detect disloyalty. […]

Aug 13, 2012

Daily Record staffers win 59 awards

Staff members for The Daily Record have won 49 journalism awards and 10 advertising awards in state and national competitions this year. The newspaper’s “Too Big To Fail?” series on the $1.8 billion East Baltimore Development Inc. project took top honors for investigative reporting in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association contest. The five-part series by Melody […]

Jun 7, 2012

Staffs grew, even when executives’ pay fell

While the majority of CEOs in The Daily Record’s sample saw their compensation grow in 2011, even most of the executives who took a pay cut added employees. Of the 15 executives who earned more in 2011 than 2010, all but four also increased the size of their staffs. Of the eight executives who saw […]

Apr 24, 2012

T. Rowe sees record assets under management, increase in profits

T. Rowe Price Group Inc. saw a record quarterly cash flow into target-date retirement portfolios in the first three months of 2012, the company’s CEO said Tuesday. “When people are thinking about adding more money into the marketplace, people, thankfully, are thinking of us, so we had abnormally strong flows in the first quarter,” said […]

Apr 19, 2012

VA to add about 1,900 to mental health staff

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it’s increasing its staff of mental health workers by roughly 1,900. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki announced the plan Thursday, saying the government must make sure all veterans have adequate access to health care. The department plans to add about 1,600 clinicians and about 300 support staff to […]

Mar 26, 2012

Truitt named to Loyola College board

Raymond G. Truitt, managing partner for Finance and Operations for Ballard Spahr LLP and a partner in the Real Estate Department in the firm’s Baltimore office, has been appointed to the Board of Advisors of Loyola College, Loyola University Maryland’s school of arts and sciences. The Board of Advisors assists the dean and the leadership […]

Feb 2, 2012

No lawyer is an island

Between revisions for the Bowie & Jensen website, trying to organize a Team in Training team for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and debating the importance of a Pinterest account with staff members, I have been dealing with firm-related issues for the better part of the morning. Most of these issues involve working with our […]

Sep 27, 2011

Report: Cities strapped by declining tax revenue

WASHINGTON — More than half of cities have cut staff, canceled construction projects or raised fees this year, according to a report from the National League of Cities that catalogs the vast damage from shrunken property- and income-tax revenue. Cities are struggling from the same problems that have left the national economy sputtering: high unemployment, […]

Feb 1, 2011

Daily Record investigation: EBDI salaries, staff increased during recession

As the nation headed into its worst recession since the Great Depression, staffing and salaries at East Baltimore Development Inc. skyrocketed between 2005 and 2009, Internal Revenue Service documents show. The pay and benefits at the nonprofit increased by 46 percent, from $2.6 million in 2005-2006 to $5.6 million in 2008-2009, when eight employees made […]

Jul 19, 2010

Be nice, and other ways to strengthen your legal team

When I was just starting out, most “new lawyer” advice I received included (1) don’t run up the Westlaw/Lexis research bill, and (2) be nice to paralegals and secretaries. Applying the first rule was easy — our firm had an unlimited research plan (oh, how I miss those days!). The second one, while not difficult, […]

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