Saturday, January 25, 2014

Judge chastises BigLaw firm for overbilling and seeking fees for research on ‘basic and banal’ legal principles

 "Mayer Brown took a thrashing last week from a Manhattan judge who denied the firm’s $126,000 fee request for helping two tenants [ son of a corporate CEO who is a client of the law firm] recover a $6,400 security deposit and treble damages from their landlord.

Judge Frank Nervo said a junior associate spent “a grossly unnecessary amount of time” on simple matters, and the firm had “unabashedly invoiced” oversight work by a senior associate with a billing rate of $615 an hour and a partner with a rate of $895 an hour."  More.
Originally posted Jan 21, 2014 6:15 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss in ABA Journal

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