Kathryn Rubino, Above the Law

Kathryn Rubino

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New York, NY, United States

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What’s Sad Is That This Counts As Tremendous Progress For Women In The Legal Profession

According to the ABA Commission on Women In The Profession, what percentage of general counsels of Fortune 500 companies are women as of 2018? Hint: The number may not be great, but back in 2000, it was a depressingly small 9 percent. See the answer on the next page. → Read More

New Lawsuit Takes Aim At Skadden Billing Practices

They aren't happy with the bill they received. → Read More

Soon-To-Be Former Biglaw Firm Sued For Breach Of Contract

Dissolving a law firm isn't the end of the legal woes. → Read More

The DOJ Has Some Problems — See Also

You Have To Read About What’s Allegedly Going On In The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey: The vetting process failed big time. When College Football And IP Meet: Best legal tweet of the day. RBG And Kate McKinnon: Together at last. Alan Dershowitz Is Just Full Of Bad Ideas Lately: Thankfully cooler heads prevailed. → Read More

This T14 Law School Really Needs To Hire Some Women

According to data collected by the Internet Legal Research Group, which Top 14 law school has the lowest percentage of female faculty? Hint: At this elite law school, only 30 percent of the faculty is women. See the answer on the next page. → Read More

Dissolving A Biglaw Firm Is Messy Business

It isn't easy when your law firm collapses. → Read More

This Law School Does A Really Good Job Of Hiring Women Faculty

According to data collected by the Internet Legal Research Group, which law school has the highest percentage of female faculty? Hint: Sixteen law schools have women in 50 percent or higher of their faculty positions, but at the law school at the top of this list, 64.6 percent of the faculty are women. See the answer on the next page. → Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Jones Day Doctored Firm Picture To Make Attorney Look More Caucasian

Plus allegations the firm's parental leave policy is discriminatory. → Read More

Plaintiff Backs Out Of Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Jones Day Rather Than Reveal Her Name

The spotlight isn't for everyone. → Read More

What You Really Need To Know About Biglaw Salaries — See Also

The Truth Behind Biglaw Salaries: Fun with data. Another Shocking Biglaw Lawsuit: You have to read the deets. Another Trump Lawsuit: At this point you need crib notes to keep all the legal matters straight. New Rankings Go Worldwide: The USA still does pretty well. Despite Criticism, Non-Equity Partnership Is Here To Stay: Get used to it. → Read More

Amal Clooney Has Some Interesting Biglaw Company

Amal Clooney (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty) Which Biglaw firm counts Harlan Fisk Stone, Peter Thiel, Jay Clayton, and Amal Clooney among its notable alumni? Hint: The firm was founded in 1879. See the answer on the next page. → Read More

Biglaw Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Alleges Partner Wanted To Be ‘Sugar Daddy’

Another Biglaw firm is on the defense against claims of sexual harassment. → Read More

This Biglaw Firm Is Super Picky About Law School On-Campus Recruitment

Wachtell is only visiting truly elite law schools. → Read More

Are You A Woman Fed Up With Biglaw? You Aren’t Alone

Plus the 3 biggest frustrations for breadwinner woman lawyers. → Read More

The Sex Scandal That Ensnared A Harvard Law School Professor Gets Bigger

The story takes an even stranger twist. → Read More

Kim Kardashian’s Law School Studies Continue With Contracts

Keeping up with kontracts. → Read More

When The List Of The Top 14 Law Schools Isn’t The One You Expect

According to data collected by the Internet Legal Research Group, there are 14 law schools that have over 1 million print and microform volumes (as well as volume equivalents) in their libraries. How many can you name? Hint: Some of the entries on the list are familiar to Top 14 law school lists, but a few may surprise you. See the answer on the next page. → Read More

Prominent Bar Association Sued Over Pregnancy Discrimination

Another day, another gender discrimination lawsuit in the legal industry. → Read More

This Law School Accepts Pretty Much Everyone

According to data collected by the Internet Legal Research Group, which law school has the highest acceptance rate? Hint: This law school granted acceptance to 86.1 percent of applicants as full-time students for the class beginning in the fall of 2018. See the answer on the next page. → Read More

You’re Not Really Surprised Kamala Harris Is Getting Big Bucks From Biglaw, Are You?

But will this help her in the polls? → Read More