A new book released by the Brookings Institution argues that the deregulation of the law industry would lead to lower prices and improved service.
After spending more than 18 years in prison, the West Memphis Three was freed last week thanks to work from Ropes & Gray partner Stephen Braga. The three entered into an "Alford" plea, which allowed them to maintain their innocence in the slaying of three eight-year-old Cub Scouts in 1993. Recent DNA evidence suggested the men were not present at the scene of the crime.
Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz has hired Edward Behm and Thomas McWilliams as partners in its Wilmington, Del. office. It has also hired Jennifer Bachorik as a technical advisor. She will work to expand the firm's biotechnology and plant science practice.
BraunHagey has hired former Securities and Exchange Commission senior trial counsel Mark Fickes.
Goodwin Procter has hired Heidi Goldstein Shepherd as its chief human resources officer. She will oversee the firm's professional development and will focus on expanding the firm's women's, diversity, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender initiatives.