North America

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Think-tank general counsel suspended

Minnesota think tank general counsel suspended and apologises for remarks in New York Times about Somali refugees as being “very visible.”

INVESTMENT

Elevate raises $25 million

$25 million investment from Kayne Partners to fuel continued growth as firm addresses “critical need” in legal market and aims for public listing.

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Legal teams to grow next six months

Driven by litigation and data privacy concerns early half of US law firms and companies plan to expand legal teams within the next six months research predicts.

TRAGEDY

Law firms in helicopter horror

New York helicopter crash-lands on Sidley and Willkie offices in early afternoon tragedy, firm safely deploys emergency proocols.