Mid-level associates aren't happy with their jobs, according to a survey by the American Lawyer. In 2010, satisfaction among third-, fourth-, and fifth-year associates fell to its lowest level since 2004.
According to a report by the Institute for Inclusions in the Legal Profession, the percentage of minority lawyers rose from 9.7 percent in 2000 to 11.6 percent in 2009.
Legal hiring stayed essentially flat between July and August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics August employment report. The industry added 100 jobs during the month.
DLA Piper had a big week—the firm hired Jacqueline Bore to work in its intellectual property and technology group, Trevor Butcher to work for its integrated projects and energy team,and corporate lawyer Ortwin Carron for its Brussels office.
Hogan Lovells hired former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal to work in its Washington, D.C. appellate practice.
Littler Mendelson is launching a specialized "Whistleblowing and Retaliation" practice to handle cases relating to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform act that was designed to make large corporations' finances more transparent.