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McGuireWoods to merge with London firm

McGuireWoods LLP will get a London presence by absorbing the 36-lawyer firm of Grundberg Mocatta Rakison LLP on May 1. “This is a great day in the history of McGuirewoods,” said McGuireWoods Chairman Richard Cullen. He said the firm has ...

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Food Frenzy starts March 30

The third annual Legal Food Frenzy will run from March 30 through April 10 with a goal of raising 1.5 million pounds of food to be distributed through the state’s regional food banks. Firms interested in participating can register online ...

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Attorney cleared of threat claim

A Louisa County lawyer accused of threatening a witness will not face any criminal charge. The sheriff’s department told the Richmond Times-Dispatch it found no evidence to support the witness’ claim that lawyer John Maus solicited perjury from a family ...

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Salary rollbacks for new McGuireWoods lawyers

The freeze in salaries at one Virginia law firm will mean cuts in starting pay for new associates in the fall.  McGuireWoods confirms that it will cut first-year pay by 10 percent this year to ensure a pay gap between ...

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DLA Piper announces layoffs

Megafirm DLA Piper US LLP is laying off 180 employees nationwide. “Given market conditions, we have concluded with deep regret that we must reduce our US workforce by approximately 80 associates and 100 staff,” wrote DLA Piper spokesman Jason Costa ...

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…and we’re discreet, too.

Los Angeles-based business litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges is red-faced over its apparent disclosure of a confidential settlement amount in a firm brochure trumpeting its successes. The inadvertant disclosure is particularly ironic because the firm went to ...

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Mobley praised for integrity

Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Earle Mobley (left) got a public pat on the back Saturday from columnist Roger Chesley at The Virginian-Pilot. The piece highlight’s Mobley’s unsolicited telephone call to lawyers in a high-profile murder trial underway in nearby Chesapeake.  In ...

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Law office fracas leads to charge

It must have been an exciting day at Black, Noland & Read in Staunton when Steven Frenger came looking for legal help back in July. According to the Waynesboro News Virginian, Frenger became agitated and forcibly held one attorney captive ...

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