Linklaters managing partner Gideon Moore has launched a series of sit-downs with partners, associates and staff to crowdsource new strategic objectives for the firm ahead of its April partner conference.
Linklaters has announced a raft of changes to its salaries, bonuses and benefits in a bid to create a sustainable and attractive recruitment and retention model. The changes, which include extra holiday, added bonuses and one day a week working from home for all qualified lawyers, follow a consultation process. The consultation, which was run […]
Facebook has found a new general counsel to helm its in-house legal functions after its top lawyer Colin Stretch left the company at the end of last summer. The role has been filled by Jennifer Newstead, whose career has spanned both law firm stints and government duties. She was the first woman to head the […]
A competition partner at Covington & Burling has swapped one US firm for another, joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s City office. Elaine Whiteford is moving to Quinn’s City operations and is a barrister with experience in contentious EU, competition and regulatory work, specialising in damages litigation. Most recently she acted on the LCD cartel […]
Ashurst has launched a graduate scheme within its NewLaw legal operations division, Ashurst Advance. The firm has named the scheme the Ashurst Advance Pathway Programme, or Pathway. Graduates selected for it will have the opportunity to train in areas such as legal operations, legal project management, legal technology and legal process improvement. The Pathway programme […]
Exeter University is to launch a innovation-focused placement year in a law firm as part of a new undergraduate law degree. The South West institution has partnered with US-headquartered Reed Smith to offer the course, which it is calling its LLB Legal Placement degree. Current first-year Exeter LLB students will be the first undergrads to […]
Three US firms are guiding social media scrapbook company Pinterest through its IPO listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton won the mandate for the company, working on a dual-class structure with partners Ethan Klingsberg, Jeffrey Karpf and Pamela Marcogliese in its corporate team. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is […]