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Steptoe & Johnson offices in Washington, D.C. June 12, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Steptoe & Johnson Accused of Discriminating Against Female Lawyers

By Scott Flaherty |

Steptoe & Johnson became the latest major law firm to face accusations that it discriminates against women lawyers.

Keila Ravelo, former partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Prosecutors Move to Limit Arguments in Ex-Willkie Partner's Fraud Trial

By Christine Simmons |

As prosecutors prepare to try former Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner Keila Ravelo for fraud this fall, they are urging a federal judge in New Jersey to bar Ravelo from attacking a potential witness, attorney Gary Friedman, and to exclude arguments that could prompt sympathy with jurors.

Dentons Washington, D.C. offices. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

3 Takeaways From Ex-Dentons Associate's Alleged Extortion Plot

By Scott Flaherty |

As many young lawyers settled in for a summer or their first year at a large law firm, global legal giant Dentons recently cut ties with one of its Los Angeles-based associates under unusual circumstances.

Brian Kelly

Stroock Bringing Aboard Restructuring Team

By Christine Simmons |

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan is bringing on a four-person restructuring team. Brian Kelly, who was special counsel at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, is joining Stroock as a partner Monday, while Samantha Martin, who was an associate at Morrison & Foerster, has come aboard as special counsel.

Four SCOTUS Page-Turners for Your Summer Reading List

By Tony Mauro |

Tony Mauro highlights the best of this year's Supreme Court fiction, where justices have lives, including sex lives, and get caught up in all kinds of mayhem. In between the heart-pounding action, you might find some useful insights about the court.

George Clooney and friends, presumably celebrating the sale of Casamigos Tequila

Wilson Elser Lawyer Helps Clooney Close $1B Tequila Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Larry Waks is representing an investment group that includes George Clooney on the roughly $1 billion sale of the premier Casamigos Tequila brand to global spirits giant Diageo plc, which is being advised by Sullivan & Cromwell.

Robert Mueller

Mueller Bolsters Russia Team's Appellate Readiness in New Hire

By Marcia Coyle |

Adam Jed, a 2008 Harvard Law School graduate and former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, has joined Special Counsel Robert Mueller III's legal team in the investigation of Russia's interference with the U.S. presidential election. At the DOJ, Jed defended the Affordable Care Act and helped implement the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling.

Preet Bharara, former Southern District U.S. Attorney, speaks to a standing room only crowd at Cooper Union on April 6, his first public appearance since his termination by President Donald Trump.

Bharara Lands Book Deal for Undisclosed Sum

Alfred A. Knopf announced Thursday that former Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was working on a book about the "search for justice" that would come out early in 2019.

Abdi Shayesteh

Ex-Big Law Associate Sells Experience With Legal Startup

By Meghan Tribe |

Abdi Shayesteh, a former King & Spalding associate who held several Big Law and in-house roles, has created an online platform called AltaClaro that links lawyers to top legal professionals that provide mentorship and counseling necessary to advance their legal careers.

Q&A With Gerald Lebovits

By Rebecca Baker |

Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits suspected that many judges struggled with the pressures of the job. So he began researching the topic and wrote what became the June cover story of the New York State Bar Association's Journal: "Judicial Wellness: The Ups and Downs of Sitting New York Judges."

From left: Jonathan Berschadsky, Frank DeLucia Jr. and Luciano Ricondo.

IP Boutique Expands NYC Office With Partner Hires

By Christine Simmons |

Two partners who were practice group leaders at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto have joined the New York office of Minneapolis-founded IP boutique Merchant & Gould.