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Working Mother Names Baker Donelson One of the 2017 “Best Law Firms for Women”

Baker Donelson has been named by Working Mother magazine as one of the 2017 “Best Law Firms for Women” in recognition of using best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The annual list recognizes 50 U.S. law firms for their policies in the advancement of women and for the implementation of work-life balance initiatives. At Baker Donelson, female attorneys ...

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Wendy Huff Ellard receives American Bar Association’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” Award

Wendy Huff Ellard, a shareholder with Baker Donelson, has been named a recipient of the 2017 American Bar Association “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” award. The annual award, presented by the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division, recognizes 40 young lawyers nationally who “exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service.” Ellard ...

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Meis, Faerber join Baker Donelson global team

Sebastian Meis and Felix Faerber have joined Baker Donelson’s Atlanta office in the Firm’s Commercial Transactions and Business Counseling Practice Group. Sebastian joins as a shareholder, and Faerber is a member. Meis is a cross-border transactional corporate attorney licensed in the U.S. and Germany. Faerber represents domestic and international clients in areas including corporate and partnership law, cross-border transactions, mergers, ...

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Baker Donelson named Gold Standard firm by Women in Law Empowerment forum

For the third consecutive year, Baker Donelson has been certified by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum as a Gold Standard Firm. Women in Law grants Gold Standard status to firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners. Baker Donelson was ...

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Parental leave for moms AND dads

By NASH NUNNERY Wendy Huff Ellard was ecstatic the day she informed her husband she was pregnant with their first child. But Ellard’s joy soon turned to worry. Now a shareholder with Baker Donelson, Ellard was a rising star with one of the South’s most powerful law firms in the fall of 2014. Her unique and complex practice, which includes ...

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New year could mean changes in legal world

By LISA MONTI  Who provides legal services, how much clients pay for those services and how data can predict future cases are among changes forecast for the legal profession in the new year and beyond. “Over the past five years, we have seen new techniques gain popularity as methods to help lawyers improve the business side of their practice,” said ...

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Baker Donelson and Ober|Kaler Complete Merger

The law firms of Baker Donelson and Ober|Kaler have completed their previously announced combination, resulting in one of the 50 largest law firms in the country. The combined firm, which maintains the name of Baker Donelson, boasts more than 800 attorneys and advisors across 25 offices in ten states as well as Washington, D.C. Baker Donelson Chairman and Chief Executive ...

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Baker Donelson and Ober Kaler to combine

The law firms of Baker Donelson and Ober|Kaler have announced plans to combine. The combination, which has been approved by the leadership and shareholders of both firms, is anticipated to take effect January 1. The combined firm, which will maintain the name of Baker Donelson, would become one of the 50 largest law firms in the country, with more than ...

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Painter is innovation officer at Baker Donelson

Baker Donelson has named William S. Painter as the firm’s chief innovation officer, a new position focus on continued innovation in the delivery of client services and technology. Painter, who previously served as Baker Donelson’s chief strategic planning officer, will oversee several areas that are key drivers of innovation, including legal project management, knowledge management, information technology, pricing, eDiscovery/practice support, ...

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NEW DIGS, NEW IDEAS — Baker Donelson offers non-traditional features for employees

By LISA MONTI Visitors to Baker Donelson’s new law offices won’t see corner offices, standard office furniture or a plain coffee pot on the kitchenette counter. Those and other fixtures have been replaced by non-traditional, new features like sit-stand desks and coffee bars. The firm’s lawyers and staff moved into three of the five floors of the new One Eastover ...

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