How One Big Law Partner Managers Stress and Personal Tragedy
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by LawFuel Contributor
18h ago
Max Savoie, a partner at Sidley Austin in the payments and fintech practice, has shared his journey on Law.com navigating high-pressure legal environments while managing personal challenges and maintaining mental health. Savoie, who began his career at Clifford Chance, faced significant personal adversity, including the loss of his father to suicide, which deeply affected his early career and mental health. Throughout his professional growth, he has learned to manage stress effectively and now champions mental health awareness within the legal sector. Savoie credits several strategies for help ..read more
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The Power Lawyer Moving From Big Law Giant to Consultancy Leader
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by LawFuel Contributor
22h ago
Mike McNamara’s New Role at Baretz+Brunelle Mike McNamara helped build Dentons into a global, legal powerhouse and has not become the inaugural CEO of a legal consultancy that is working to help law firms navigate the evolving legal playing field. Dentons has become the world’s largest law firm. He held the position of CEO from 2017 until his departure in 2021, and he continues to serve as a senior advisor at the firm, although no longer as a partner. The leadership change at Dentons coincides with other significant transitions, including the upcoming departure of global CEO Elliott Portnoy an ..read more
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LegalTech News: Slaughter and May Announce Their Next Legal Tech Cohort
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by Ben Boman
2d ago
LegalTech + AI The New Focus Slaughter and May’s next cohort of legal tech companies for their Collaborate program has been announced. Collaborate was started by Slaughter and May as a platform for legal tech startups to test their work in a real world setting, using the firm’s lawyers and business service personnel to develop their innovations. The initiative also leverages the Slaughter and May Client Innovation Network, which encompasses over 70 client organizations. The fourth cohort has seen a particular emphasis on startups leveraging generative AI technology, a focus that garnered an un ..read more
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Which Law Firms Enjoy the Highest Google Law Firm Domain Rank Authority
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by Sonia Hickey
3d ago
Law Firm Domain Rank Authority Leaders Sonia Hickey, Law marketing contributor Domain rank authority is one of those shifting but important metrics that Google uses to establish the credibility and authority of a website, law firm domain rank authority is also be a major law marketing asset. Determining the law firms with the highest Google rank authority involves analyzing various factors such as website traffic, backlinks, content quality, and overall online presence. And our LawFuel analysis of the leading law firms indicates that most are within the same range – mid 70s. The top ranked law ..read more
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Uncovering Bitcoin’s Legal Challenges and Potential Impact on Regulatory Systems Globally
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by LawFuel Editors
3d ago
As the legal framework around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies continues to evolve, legal professionals and Bitcoin enthusiasts alike are eagerly watching this development. The blockchain technology, on which cryptos like Bitcoin are based, is reshaping the landscape of many sectors, including legal practices and online gaming such as Bitcoincasino.us, and is poised to have significant implications for regulatory systems around the world. Bitcoin doesn’t only have the potential to disrupt established banking systems and cryptocurrency exchanges, but it also has the potential to impact legal proced ..read more
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Death of Baker McKenzie Lawyer Reignites Workplace Stress Issue
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by Sonia Hickey
4d ago
Lawyer Burnout Crisis Remains The tragic death of a Baker McKenzie lawyer in Sydney has reawakened an already burning issue of lawyer burnout and mental health issues in the law, which we reported recently. The young lawyer, who did not die at the office, but the impact of their passing has deeply affected colleagues. Colleagues, both current and former, gathered recently at a funeral service in Sydney to pay their respects. Baker McKenzie Australia’s managing partner Anne-Marie Allgrove said support was being provided to all staff following his death. ‘We are deeply saddened by the passing of ..read more
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Jones Day adds to Government Regulation Practice in Paris with group’s arrival
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by LawFuel Editors
4d ago
Jones Day has recruited a government regulation team from white & Case, lead by François-Guilhem Vaissier and with three associates. The team have experience across infrastructure and energy projects in Africa and Europe. The media announcement is below – François-Guilhem Vaissier has joined as a partner in the Firm’s Government Regulation Practice, along with a team of three associates and two trainees. This team has extensive experience in the energy, projects and infrastructure, and finance sectors—including in Africa, Europe, and on a global scale. It is the second notable group ..read more
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Ippei Mizuhara To Surrender to Federal Authorities
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by LawFuel Editors
4d ago
The US Attorney has advised that Ippei Mizuhara, the former interpreter for baseballer Shohei Ohtani, is to self-surrender to federal authorities in Los Angeles tomorrow. Mizuhara will make his initial court appearance on the 2:00 p.m. PDT calendar. The hearing will be in Courtroom 640 of the Roybal Federal Building at 255 East Temple Street in downtown Los Angeles, the US Attorney advises. He faces a federal charge of bank fraud after allegedly stealing more than $16 million from Ohtani. The post Ippei Mizuhara To Surrender to Federal Authorities appeared first on ..read more
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Tough Law Jobs: Britain’s First Transgender Judge Leaves Legal Role
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by Sonia Hickey
4d ago
Transgender Judge Leaves Bench Sonia Hickey, LawFuel contributing editor Pioneeering transgender High Court Master Victoria McCloud, 54, has resigned her legal role to avoid politicising the judiciary. The Times reported that she told the senior judiciary that she is quitting because “I am now political every time I choose where to pee” and that she has become “a target”. She transitioned in the 1990s and was the first practicing trans barrister in the United Kingdom, before being appointed a part-time judge in 2006 and was the youngest person appointed from the Queen’s Bench (now King’s Bench ..read more
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Looking To Be A Law Partner? Not So Much
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by LawFuel Editors
4d ago
The Diminished Appeal of Law Firm Partnership The lure of the law firm partnership may be losing its lustre for many law associates, according to a new survey from LexisNexis. The LexisNexis survey involving over 500 associates and senior leaders from various law firms in the UK has shown a marked decrease in the number of law firm associates aspiring to become partners. According to the survey, only 25 percent of associates now see themselves becoming partners within the next five years, signaling a shift in career goals within the legal sector. The survey revealed a disparity between the vie ..read more
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