Business / Law


Small, midsize law firms adapt to increased scrutiny from clients

While some firms still depend on partner know-how on issues such as staffing and pricing, others have started to track their data.

1 day ago


 Stephen S. Bloomburg

Dateline Pittsburgh: The Legal Profession

Updates from across the region’s legal community.

1 day ago


Business Workshop: Lawsuit doesn’t change lease term

If a company suspends work during a contract dispute, it’s not necessarily entitled to extend the contract term to make up for missed time.

1 day ago


Do law firms in Pennsylvania need to thin their ranks?

Pennsylvania’s largest firms have grown head count faster than almost any other market last quarter, two recent surveys show.

1 day ago


 Dennis Unkovic rappels over the edge of the 25-story Henry W Oliver Building in Downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

Dennis Unkovic, chairman of Meritas, has big plans for the 7,000 attorney network

For regional law firms, competing in a global arena with giant, well-heeled firms can seem a daunting challenge indeed.

1 day ago


Elder Law: The ABLE Act is a useful alternative for people with disabilities

The act offers another tool for people to secure benefits despite government thresholds.

3 days ago


 A judge in California is scheduled next week to review a plan that calls for StarKist to pay $12 million into a settlement fund over claims that its cans didn't hold enough tuna.

Payouts could be wide in suit over fishy StarKist canning

Almost anyone who bought a 5-ounce can of StarKist tuna in the past five years could be a beneficiary of a proposed $12 million settlement.

6 days ago


Business/Law: Law firm innovations heavy on investment, business acumen

The industry has mostly shunned innovation and most lawyers don’t offer the breadth of services of a counselor, Reed Smith’s Ajay Raju says.

1 week ago


Business Workshop: Practical strategies to reduce the risks and costs of e-discovery

As one federal court insightfully pointed out in a recent opinion, “litigations are fought and won with information.”

1 week ago


 Penina Lieber

Dateline Pittsburgh: The Legal Profession

Notes from Tucker Arensberg, Dinsmore & Shohl, Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, Robert Peirce & Associates, Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass

1 week ago


Compensation, billable hour limiting law firms' success

Law firms need a clear strategy, strong leadership, buy-in from the partners and strategic discipline in order to succeed.

2 weeks ago


 Kevyn D. Orr

Dateline Pittsburgh: The Legal Profession

The Legal Profession: Jones Day, Fox Rothschild LLP, Strassburger, McKenna, Gutnick & Gefsky, Tucker Arensberg, P.C., Morgan Lewis.

2 weeks ago


Business Workshop: Accommodating pregnant employees

The high court has ruled that employers who accommodate employees with disabilities must give a reason for not accommodating pregnant women.

2 weeks ago


 Dorothy C. Wolbert

Dateline Pittsburgh: The Legal Profession

Dateline Pittsburgh: The Legal Profession

3 weeks ago


Law firm 3.0: Information changing law firm models

The standard law firm model that has been in effect for the better part of the last 20 years is becoming less viable.

3 weeks ago


Clairton townhome residents still in limbo after deal fails

As residents of Clairton townhomes await word of whether their homes will be bought and repaired, lawyers continue to mediate a solution.

3 weeks ago


 Heather S. Heidelbaugh

Dateline Pittsburgh: The Legal Profession

People on the move.

4 weeks ago


Business Workshop: Work visas for H-1B spouses

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services certain spouses of H-1B visa holders will be able to legally take jobs in the United States.

4 weeks ago



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