CLS in the News

 2017

Veteran attorneys increasingly switching firms

2016

Leadership changes at local law firms shift emphasis away from Pittsburgh

Starting pay for lawyers hits $180K; Pittsburgh firms feel the heat

Businesses exploit J.D. advantage

New lawyers find strong job market

2015

Fox Chapel most affluent community in state

Recent law school grads face steeper climb at local firms

Entrepreneurial, collegial, connected

Firm partnership ranks at K&L Gates being trimmed

How companies are reducing legal expenses by working smarter

2014

Cyberthreats prompting firms to tighten access to clients' records

Law-school grads hone job-search strategies

7 tips to make your office move smooth

Moving day: Pittsburgh companies' change of address

2013

Pittsburgh's most successful attorneys talk about the cases that made their careers

Demchak swings for fences with Jordan

Couple undertakes ambitious overhaul of downtown Pittsburgh condo

Saul Ewing adds lawyers, hires 4 from Leech Tichman

Saul Ewing's energy strategy

Duquesne Club encourages active living with Adventurers program

Thorp Reed, Clark Hill to merge

2012

Companies committed to lowering outside legal costs, survey says

Energy boom, Europe's financial woes driving Pittsburgh firms' global expansions

Law grads find less work at firms, lower salaries, NALP says

Pittsburgh sees historic influx of out-of-town law firms

How important is it to have a mentor?

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney adds seven MM&L lawyers to its fold

Increase in patent cases could fuel hiring boom

Philadelphia firm Saul Ewing opens in Pittsburgh, drawn by natural gas work

New this spring: bonuses for associates?

Delicate balance: When law firms hire experienced lawyers, a comprehensive acclimation process begins

Large area firms look outside area for experienced lawyers

2011

Burleson hires Philadelphia lawyer Ivan DeVoren to lead environmental practice

Hurricane Irene scrambles travel plans

Meyer Darragh lawyers break away to form JonesPassodelis in Downtown Pittsburgh

Eckert Seamans lays off 160 contract lawyers at project end

QuatriniRafferty plans to add offices in Downtown Pittsburgh, Latrobe

2010: Pittsburgh executives offer an inside look at their investment moves

Clifford Levine leads Cohen & Grigsby's public affairs group

2010

After a slow 2009 marked by the downturn, Pittsburgh area law firms have been hiring again

Burleson Cooke adds three more lawyers to local energy practice

Lawyering up: Firms slowly beginning to add staff to handle energy, family cases

More corporate legal work going in-house, survey says

Tucker Arensberg beefing up energy practice as works spikes

Reed Smith in merger talks with Texas firm

Downtown law firm opens Chicago office, expands its staff

Recession Causes Firms to Take Closer Look at Pa. Growth

Stember Feinstein takes new partner, adds 3 more lawyers

2009

Pittsburgh's largest law firms adjust to recession by changing how they do business

Marcellus Shale spurs Texas law firm to open western Pa. office

Recruiters' attention key to job hunting in some fields

Surviving through service: Jones Day says putting the client first is helping the law firm thrive in the downturn

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney cuts 30 admin positions, considers cutting lawyers

Litigation, bankruptcy likely to be hot practices in 2009

Making their move: Slumping economy may heighten national trend of lawyers leaving for new opportunities

2008

Flexibility Lazzaris' strong suit

Barbour prepares for familiar position -- as chief

K&L Gates plans for Carolina firm Kennedy Covington

Thorp Reed doubles Philadelphia presence with purchase of Kittredge

How do you decorate your personal office?

2007

Mandatory retirement policies come to fore in legal profession

Moving office requires research, planning as big day looms

K&L Gates plans Lone Star State expansion through Dallas firm

Some lawyers find shift to side can be as good as upward climb

Mellon merger's making some fret

Firms find more success when going beyond just one big client

2006

Specialty Practice - Local firms strategically build teams of lawyers to target hot issues, emerging trends

Starting salaries likely to rise, but local law firms still deliberating

2005

Billable isn't everything

For many buyers, there are no second thoughts on second homes

Reed Smith mulls entry into Chicago market

Pepper Hamilton Office Hires Houston Harbaugh's Chief Litigator

City's five-largest law firms expect to add more lawyers to ranks

More money may mean more work for first-year associates


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