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As economy stumbles, firms treading carefully with hiring

July 03, 2008 | MA Lawyers Weekly

As economy stumbles, firms treading carefully with hiring Barbara Rabinovitz Published: July 3, 2008   This is another in a series in which Lawyers Weekly gauges the impact of the economic downturn on the practice of law in Massachusetts
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Grand Scale

November 23, 2007 | Boston Business Journal

Friday, November 23, 2007 Grand Scale Billable hours in New York's trend-setting legal market have breached the $1,000 mark. It's just a matter of time before Boston follows suit, but are clients willing to pay? Boston Business Journal - by Lisa van der Pool Journal staff Stuart Garfield WilmerHale managing partner Bill Lee charges $850 per hour, the ceiling among Boston-based lawyers
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Inside Testa Hurwitz's Flameout

March 03, 2005 | The American Lawyer

A bubble burst, a founder died, and Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault gradually went up in smoke. Alarm bells began to sound at Boston's Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault almost four years ago. But most partners at the firm ignored them -- until it was too late
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Lawyering up

August 29, 2003 | Boston Business Journal

While the summer has been far from golden, legal recruiters said job prospects for associates have been brighter in recent months, with law firms tweaking staffing levels to meet client needs. Firms are more receptive to résumés now than earlier this year, and most of the city's large firms have at least one or two active searches, said recruiter Robert DeLena of Boston-based Legal Staffing Solutions
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Burns & Levinson buys Peabody's R.I. office

September 13, 2002 | Boston Business Journal

Burns & Levinson LLP has acquired the Providence, RI, office of ailing law firm Peabody & Arnold LLP, fueling Burns & Levinson's goal of becoming a larger regional law firm. The five-attorney Providence office should come under the Burns & Levinson umbrella within the next week and will bring Burns & Levinson's head count to 80 attorneys, including 48 partners
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Amid group restlessness, attorneys leap between firms

September 06, 2002 | Boston Business Journal

The fragmentation of Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar and Peabody & Arnold LLP has induced several full and partial practice-group departures, but individual attorneys are also jumping ship. In early September, for example, two Hutchins Wheeler intellectual property attorneys will join Choate, Hall & Stewart
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Job opportunities fall at law firms

March 11, 2001 | The Boston Globe: Employment Section

Ripple effects of the economic slowdown are beginning to show up at law firms, according to Boston legal recruiter Mark Kwatcher, with fewer job opportunities for experienced corporate law specialists
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