• Advertising, Career Center, Job Searches, Shameless Plugs, This Is an Ad

    Career Center: New Year, New Information

    While layoffs dominated the law firm landscape in 2009, the worst of the downsizing seems to be behind us.  But it looks like 2010 will be bringing major changes to compensation structures at law firms.  Check out the ATL Career Center, powered by Lateral Link , for the latest information about which firms are moving […]

    / Jan 5, 2010 at 12:23 PM
  • Asians, China, Education / Schools, Law Schools

    At Least You Didn’t Go to Law School in China

    While layoffs dominated the law firm landscape in 2009, the worst of the downsizing seems to be behind us.  But it looks like 2010 will be bringing major changes to compensation structures at law firms.  Check out the ATL Career Center, powered by Lateral Link , for the latest information about which firms are moving […]

    51 Comments / / Jan 5, 2010 at 11:18 AM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2009, Salary Cuts

    Associate Bonus Watch: Dechert Matches, Cuts Salaries in the Boondocks

    On Monday, Dechert made its 2009 bonus announcement. It’s a match of the Cravath scale. The Legal Intelligencer reports: Dechert’s bonuses for 2009, though lower than those paid out for 2008, are in line with what market-setting Cravath Swaine & Moore announced in November. In a memo obtained by The Legal Intelligencer, Chairman Barton J. […]

    56 Comments / / Jan 5, 2010 at 10:04 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 01.05.10

    * Is it me or is Justice Scalia running his mouth a lot lately? [ABA Journal] * The Las Vegas courthouse gunman has been identified as a 66-year-old man. [New York Times] * Did you know you could use Twitter to harass lawyers you don’t like? [Legal Blog Watch] * Senator Charles Schumer wants the […]

    38 Comments / / Jan 5, 2010 at 8:55 AM
  • Admin, Announcements, Biglaw, Shameless Plugs

    ATL Visits the West Coast

    In light of the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing here in New York, Elie and yours truly have decided to visit sunny Los Angeles this Thursday, January 7. We’ll be doing two events, both of them free and open to the public (and featuring free food): 1. The Future of Big Law: A Debate When: […]

    / Jan 4, 2010 at 6:03 PM