Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, which has three Indiana offices, started the new year with a merger with Mulvaney Barry Beatty Linn & Mayers LLP in San Diego, along with a new chair.
Cultural cohesion: As law firms combine, they retain talent by making sure cultures fit
Law offices are paying very close attention to culture and personalities when courting a merger partner.Read More
‘No better organization’: Lee to lead DTCI in 2023
Meet Christopher Lee, a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP who will soon lead the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana as its 2023 president.Read More
Automation, artificial intelligence touted as helping, not replacing, lawyers
Attorneys are embracing technology to be more efficient and responsive to client needs. However, for all the advancements being introduced into the legal profession, particularly in the areas of automation and artificial intelligence, workloads are not getting lighter and jobs are not being eliminated.Read More
‘Ferocious rate’ of gifting as sunset nears for exemption: Transfer of assets spurred by coming cut in exemption, market downturn
Even though asset values and wealth are being squeezed in today’s economic environment of inflation, rising interest rates and possible recession, estate planning attorneys are looking beyond the current market conditions to the calendar.
On March 3, President Joe Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, which amends the Federal Arbitration Act.
Previous versions of HEA 1001 provided that any worker could be granted a religious exemption to a vaccine mandate without employers inquiring into the validity of the employees’ claims. Had that version of the bill passed through the General Assembly and been signed by Holcomb, Indiana employers would have clear marching orders when it came to religious exemptions from vaccine mandates. But that provision was hotly contested and, ultimately, removed from the version of the bill that is now law in Indiana. So the question remains: What should Indiana employers do when they receive a request for religious exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine mandate?
As some of my mentors have left to pursue new opportunities and others are nearing retirement, I have been reflecting on how fortunate I have been throughout my career to have truly exceptional mentors.
Starting Monday, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath will be requiring employees and visitors to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before being allowed to enter any of its offices, according to the law firm.
Months after its entry into the Indiana market, Dinsmore & Shohl has grown its Indianapolis office by 15% in recent weeks with the addition of six attorneys.
With the merger of Indiana’s Wooden McLaughlin and Dinsmore Shohl leading the more than two dozen law firm combinations that were announced in the first quarter of 2021, the new year is expected to bring a return of robust consolidation activity in the legal market.
Wooden McLaughlin LLP has joined Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in what is being described as one of the largest mergers between two domestic-only law firms during the COVID-19 pandemic. The combination, which was official Jan. 1, was announced by Dinsmore on Monday and brings three Indiana law offices under its umbrella.