Women associates expanded their presence at law firms in 2014 for the first time in four years, according to data released last month by the National Association for Law Placement. The report also showed slight gains among women and minority partners last year. Women associates fell from 45.66% in 2009 to 44.79% in 2013, but rebounded slightly to 44.94% in 2014, NALP found. Similarly, minority women associates increased from 11.29% in 2013 to 11.51% in 2014. Overall, minority associates have seen small gains each year since 2010, but 2014 brought the single largest annual increase. full story
New York member firm Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne has received statewide media attention for its representation of private and charter schools in a lawsuit against the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The case stems from an October 2014 NYSPHSAA vote calling for the modification of its regulations pertaining to high school student athletes who transfer from one school to another without changing residency.full story
Kathleen Gallagher of Pennsylvania member firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott has been appointed to the Government Outreach Committee of the World Meeting of Families. full story
Thailand member firm Tilleke & Gibbins has been named “Firm of the Year for Asia”and “Firm of the Year for Vietnam” at the Managing IP Global Awards 2015 ceremony in London on March 11th. full story
David Mitchell, Jr. has joined Arkansas member Rose Law Firm. He previously was associated with Tennessee member firm Bass, Berry & Sims in its Memphis office. full story
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