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The Am Law Daily
December 7, 2013
Nelson Mandela's death Thursday prompted an outpouring of tributes around the world. But before he became one of the 20th century's most influential world leaders, Mandela founded South Africa's first black law firm in one of his first steps on the path to social justice. Many of South Africa's largest firms—and most prominent lawyers—are remembering his important legacy.
A lengthy ruling written by a federal bankruptcy judge to explain why he believes Detroit qualifies for Chapter 9 protection includes some previously undisclosed details about how the Am Law 100 firm won the coveted assignment of handling the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that while the broader economy gained steam, the legal industry shed jobs for the second straight month.
The American Lawyer's latest survey of law firm leaders reveals more about managing partners than they might like.
Kaye Scholer loses a partner on each coast while hiring senior attorneys in its Chicago and Frankfurt offices; the former director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition returns to Boies, Schiller & Flexner; and Gardere Wynne Sewell expands by three in Dallas. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements and news releases to email@example.com.
Kirk Radke, a leading private equity partner in Kirkland's New York office, is heading to Willkie as a partner, the firm said Thursday.
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone insisted in a Wednesday filing that its role as counsel to the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit in bond negotiations aimed at ensuring that all of the hard-pressed city's 80,000 streetlights remain lit does not constitute a conflict despite the firm's concurrent representation of Detroit itself in its just-approved Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance have grabbed lead roles on a pair of large chemical industry mergers, while Covington & Burling, Weil, Gotshal & Manges and leading Australian firm Allens are advising on several other notable transactions in the same sector.
U.S. private equity firm Alinda Capital Partners is buying Emitel, a Polish broadcast infrastructure company, from London-based Montagu Private Equity. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Reuters reports it could be worth as much as $1.1 billion.
Firms, admirably, are looking to address the inequities of past discrimination by aggressively recruiting women, gay and minority lawyers. But they should also consider trying to identify candidates who come from economically diverse backgrounds.
- Allen & Overy
- Baker Botts
- Barnes & Thornburg
- Boies, Schiller & Flexner
- Borden Ladner Gervais
- Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
- Bryan Cave
- Clifford Chance
- Covington & Burling
- Crowell & Moring
- Davis Polk & Wardwell
- Dickinson Wright
- Dickstein Shapiro
- Dow Lohnes
- Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
- Foley & Lardner
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Fulbright & Jaworski
- Gardere Wynne Sewell
- Greenberg Traurig
- Haynes and Boone
- Herbert Smith
- Hogan Lovells
- Hughes Hubbard & Reed
- Jenner & Block
- Jones Day
- Kaye Scholer
- Kirkland & Ellis
- Kutak Rock
- Mallesons Stephen Jaques
- Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone
- Morrison & Foerster
- Norton Rose
- Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
- Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
- Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
- Perkins Coie
- Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
- Reed Smith
- Richards Butler
- Shearman & Sterling
- Sidley Austin
- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
- SJ Berwin
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
- Slaughter and May
- Thompson Hine
- Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease
- Weil, Gotshal & Manges
- Willkie Farr & Gallagher
- Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
- Winston & Strawn
Special Reports Packages
By challenging the rules on joinder, cloud computing giant EMC has produced precedents that will benefit the entire tech industry.
A Monsanto licensing deal yielded a bumper crop of litigation. Plus, lingering questions remain about who's left holding the bag on mortgage-backed securities.
Giant antitrust claims have made their way to Europe, but with it last?; Britain's midmarket firms are pairing up to survive; Chinese investment in Germany gathers momentum; cracking down on sanctions violations; and more.
Our first-ever Asia 50 survey sizes up the firms with the most lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region; how Vinson became a go-to firm for China's state-owned energy giants; and more.
Our annual Am Law 100 survey looks in depth at the upper echelon of the U.S. legal industry. Detailed charts break down gross revenue, lawyer head count, profits per equity partner, and more at the countrys largest law firms.