We asked the largest firms in Illinois about how they compensate, train and elevate their newest hires. How many new hires were there in 2017? How much are they paid? What are they expected to bill? How are pro bono hours tallied?
3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, has become more mainstream than ever in the last half-decade or so, but the technology has existed in some iteration since the 1980s. With growth comes the potential to abuse the technology in a manner that runs afoul of patents, copyrights and trademarks.
Jeanne Gills, a partner at Foley & Lardner, is president and co-founder of Chicago Black Partners Alliance, a nonprofit networking group consisting of black partners at major law firms throughout the city. The alliance’s goal is to get more black partners in law firms, thus creating more influence within the black legal community.
A partner at Reed Smith’s financial group and mother of two young children, Anne E. Pille has time commitments that keep her from the long, complicated pro bono cases she took on earlier in her career. But 15 hours each month is more than enough time for her to provide free legal counsel at the PILI Legal Clinic.
Sometimes, there’s nothing explicitly wrong with an existing office space. It’s just run its course. Such was the general mindset when the partners of Cassiday Schade decided to move away from the Civic Opera Building on 20 N. Wacker Drive after two decades to their new office in The Franklin at 222 W. Adams St.
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