Career News Archive
The New York County Lawyers' Association celebrated its 98th annual dinner on Dec. 11 at the Waldorf-Astoria.
In a reversal from last year, eight of New York state's 15 law schools have reported lower pass rates for first-time candidates who took the July bar exam. In 2011, eight schools reported improved pass rates over the prior year.
Philadelphia-based Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman is combining with Georgoulis & Associates, a six-attorney construction law firm in lower Manhattan.
Six weeks after Sandy hit New York, lower Manhattan law firms that remain out of their offices are hoping to return by next month but are confronting the possibility it could take much longer.
The New York City Bar, the New York Law Journal and Vault cosponsored a "Pass the Bar" reception on Dec. 6 at the bar group's headquarters.
The justices will review a decision by the Second Circuit holding unconstitutional a section of the Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage, for federal government purposes, as exclusively a union between one man and one woman.
The Eastern District Chapter of the Federal Bar Association honored the five Eastern District judges who served in World War II at a Dec. 5 event at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, Long Island.
The disciplinary committee sought Robert L. Cohen's disbarment because he did not appear or apply in writing for a hearing or reinstatement following his suspension.
State court administrators are seeking comments on proposed new rules establishing a statewide voluntary alternative dispute resolution program for matrimonial actions.
For decades, Larry Lederman was one of the busiest corporate and mergers and acquisitions lawyers in the country. These days, however, his passions have led him far from corporate boardrooms. Now of counsel at Milbank, Lederman has become an accomplished landscape photographer.
The Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services, appointed by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, issued a report last week that said while the current level of commitment to pro bono is "encouraging," the demand remains as acute as ever, especially in light of continuing economic uncertainty and, more recently, Hurricane Sandy.
In a letter yesterday to President Barack Obama, Jeh Johnson said he would resign effective midnight Dec. 31, and that, after taking some time off, he would return to private practice.
Two serious floods at the EEOC's district office on Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan has destroyed files and shut down operations, hindering some ongoing labor cases and complicating others, according to lawyers who handle employment matters.
The Appellate Division, First Department, yesterday suspended attorney Amy Gurvey for six months for abusing the courts in a decade-long litigation where Gurvey claimed she was fraudulently induced to vacate a federally subsidized apartment.
Volunteers have been drawn from top firms such as Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, as well as legal services groups from across New York.
A Commission on Judicial Nomination headed by a former chief judge and counseled by two former clerks of the Court of Appeals has produced what observers say is not only the most diverse group of high court nominees ever, but a list of exceptionally qualified candidates.
A former female shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Philadelphia office has sued the firm in a putative gender-discrimination class action after the EEOC found "reasonable cause to believe" the firm discriminated against women attorneys by compensating them less than their male counterparts, according to the complaint.
A Brooklyn attorney who was told by a judge last year that he had "squandered and wasted" the assets of a disabled young man he served as guardian now is facing one year in jail for stealing from another of his former charges.
The Second Department on Nov. 28 disbarred John A. Reynolds of Dix Hills and Maurizio Lancia of Trumbull, Conn., for their felony convictions in connection to mortgage fraud schemes.
A unanimous First Department panel yesterday accepted the resignation of Theresa Lizzio, which she submitted in response to a threat of criminal charges and an investigation launched by the Departmental Disciplinary Committee earlier this year.