When large firms get it right, give them their due.
When large firms get it right, give them their due.
Seeking to diversify beyond the Canadian economy, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce said that it will acquire Chicago-based PrivateBancorp Inc. for $3.8 billion in cash and shares.
They claim to be on Cloud 9, our survey shows. Really?
He looks for those that embrace alternative fee arrangements.
I hate to say this, but I told you so. Remember all that fuss about how millennials are high-maintenance brats who don’t have the same work ethic as their elders? The American Lawyer devoted a whole issue to the topic in March, but I took another view.
From where I sit (New York), Donald Trump is not getting much Big Law support. I've only met one partner who's leaning toward Trump (not to worry, I won’t out you). But maybe Trump's luck will change with the appointment of Kellyanne Conway as his campaign manager. The Republican strategist is married to a top litigator.
Resist 'Trump fatigue' and consider the comments that over time reveal Trump's philosophy.
Were you truly that shocked about the allegation that CEO Roger Ailes hit up Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson and other female employees for sex? I think that might depend on how old you are. If you're 50 or over, Ailes' behavior might not be entirely surprising.
The ABA thought getting a renewal of its accreditation power would be a cakewalk—until its barefoot journey over hot coals began.
To this day, half the Internet portrays Steven Donziger as a hero for suing Chevron in Ecuador. As the accomplished filmmaker Joe Berlinger said in a radio interview two weeks ago, “It’s a very complicated story.” Well, it’s certainly a messy story. But also simple.
You are busy, busy. You're negotiating two super-important matters and your clients are constantly clamoring for your attention. Then you get hit with a jury summons. You've already deferred. Is there another option? There is. And it's simple: Lie.
Like everyone, I dreaded jury duty. But it proved to be a powerful experience.
A columnist sees shades of Richard Nixon in Donald Trump's candidacy that go beyond Trump's "rule of law" sloganeering.
You hear this so often that you probably take it as holy gospel: Women bail out of Big Law because of the impossibility of balancing the demands of work and home. Being a big firm lawyer, as every Manhattan third-grader knows, is an unforgiving, pressured job.
U.S. citizens get relatively few mentions in the Panama Papers. The explanation might be aggressive American tax enforcement—or inadequate U.S. measures to counter money laundering.
Most projects skew left. But some lawyers and firms have bucked the trend.
Brexit may be good news for such European cities as Frankfurt and Paris. But don't write off London.
It’s hot and stinky out there, and Donald Trump could be our next president, but let’s focus on the burning issue of the day: What to wear to the office?
If you thought the NFL was slow to acknowledge links between player concussions and brain damage, keep a close eye on professional hockey.
Branding with catch-phrases is easy; reconciling their contradictory messages is impossible.
Remember the advice I passed on to you ladies about how to be assertive, yet lovable? Well, it provoked a number of responses from readers (OK, female readers). In a nutshell, some women said they’re sick and tired about getting schooled on how they should behave.
I know you’re tired of hearing about how hard it is for a woman to be in charge. But despair not: This time we’ve got some tips on how to manage and avoid the pitfalls.
Is it truth or urban legend that lawyers are often too work-crazed to tear themselves away for vacation during the heat of the summer? Despite their neurotic, overworked stereotype, most lawyers I know do take a chunk of time off for summer vacation.
As associate salaries increase, reluctant clients are complaining about the wrong problem.
It's been far too long since I've written about Mommy Wars. Thankfully our sisters across The Pond have given me an excuse to wade into one of my favorite subjects. Britain, after its big Brexit vote, is about to get a new leader. And two powerful women wanted the job.
It took a federal judge less than three months to write a 500-page trial opinion on what is commonly construed as the litigation fraud of the century. But the people of Ecuador, Chevron and teams of lawyers around the world still await word from the Second Circuit.
There's no doubt that distressed debt funds push the bounds of anticorruption. In a colorful Las Vegas footnote to the Argentine bond affair, one of them is testing the viability of Panama Papers prosecution–and delivering the head of Mossack Fonseca to Main Justice.
It’s getter tougher to defend the status quo.
I was a young correspondent in London the year the euro launched in 2002. When I clinked a newly minted EU coin on the counter of a Fleet Street newsstand, the cultural dissonance was obvious even to me. A squib in the Daily Telegraph now seems prescient.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his friends once paid the Russian state roughly half a billion dollars for Yukos Oil Co., which was publicly valued at $6 billion in 1997. Russia then took back those assets. The controlling shareholders have fought Russia in arbitration ever since.
Donald Trump’s actions have a troubling precedent. But there’s method to his madness.
Women and minorities who promote diversity get penalized, a study says.
Are senior associates and counsel being ignored or getting the short end of the salary stick?
Economic status, not necessity, is what allows women to stick it out in jobs.
Donald Trump’s collateral damage includes his chief strategist: Georgetown University Law Center graduate Paul Manafort Jr.
Business school profs tell you how to enjoy networking.
The super litigator pays tribute to the broken-hearted.
Someone should remind the likely Republican nominee for President that the laws of the land apply to him, too.
Sullivan & Cromwell and Dechert struggle to balance client and regulator.
Donald Trump doesn’t want to release his tax returns. Why?
A pictorial roundup of celebrity-Big Law family connections.
This year's list of go-to schools—and ones that should be avoided.
I know being a yoga instructor is not the same as being a lawyer. But hear me out anyway.
The firm adopts a bold growth plan in London. What if it works?
Here's why: Big spenders almost always win.
Studies find that women's pay gap narrows when men take paternity leaves.
Will other big firms follow?
Good news for grumpy workers.
Moms with middle schoolers feel super stressed, but so what?
On the menu this week in The American Lawyer's Continental Breakfast series: Lawyers on Demand co-founder Simon Harper digests the spectacular growth of the alternative legal services pioneer.
With fewer people finishing law school each year, a greater proportion of them should be finding work. Instead, even nonlaw jobs are declining for recent grads.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive director Stephen DiCarmine wants to represent himself in his upcoming retrial. He thinks it’s a good idea; no one else does.
In 2016, the corporate alien tort is more alive than dead.
A gutsy admission? Or career suicide?
Even the Careerist needs some fun and frivolity once in a while.
It will always be a great time to go to some law schools. It will never be a great time to go to others.
Brazil's leniency program needs work. Will proposed reforms do the job? Some big firms will find out.
Study finds that law school rankings encourage cheating, lying.
O.J. Simpson's prosecutor talks about race, sexism and parenting.
What should a law school’s mission be? Most deans would rather not ask that question.
Employees will leave anyway, so why bother being a good boss?
A quick and dirty take on the news.
The unheralded lesson of the recent presidential primaries may be as important as the outcome.
Alan Dershowitz's accusers admit "tactical" mistakes, so what does that really mean?
Big Law feeder schools are not always the most highly ranked.
Grads of lower rank schools often beat top schools in the partnership race.
Russia won a crucial reprieve from a Dutch court, but the country and its lawyers at Cleary Gottlieb aren’t out of the woods yet.
Behind all the post-settlement posturing, neither side in the Alan Dershowitz sex case really wants their secrets out.
A proposal to limit foreign influence in U.S. politics is unlikely to survive a vote by the Federal Election Commission. But the idea may find a way forward in the courts.
Dershowitz's opponents say they're willing to waive confidentiality. Is he?
Self-styled experts concerned about the fate of the Cravath model have been wrong before; they’re wrong this time, too.
A new study finds a correlation between women's careers and their bosses' ideology.
Is having a female leader what it's cracked up to be? Maybe.
What does the 'Panama Papers' scandal mean for the republic of American lawyers?
The American Lawyer recognizes the best-of-the-best transactional lawyers during a record year.
Some law firm leaders would rather perfect an error than learn from it.
When facts get in the way, sometimes it's easiest to ignore them.
The latest report on diversity from MCCA and Vault.
The senator's position on the Supreme Court's vacancy shows the perils of rewriting the Constitution to suit a political agenda.
Many law schools could pass the ABA's proposed bar exam standard, even if they enroll students with long odds of passing the test.
Law firms that set best practices abet worst practices for contract attorneys.
Ted Cruz has the perfect resume, but are you better off with the social butterfly?