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The 2015 A-List: The New Elite

Find out which firms made the grade in our annual survey of the best of the well-rounded best in Big Law.


A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

By MP McQueen

More than 40 percent of Am Law 200 partners are in their 50s and 60s.

Pot Luck

By Zoe Ferguson

A few bold Am Law 200 firms are growing their own pot law practices.

Which U.S. General Counsel Earn the Most?

By Rebekah Mintzer

Corporate Counsel’s 2015 GC Compensation Survey finds that for top in-house lawyers, paychecks are fatter, and equity has made a comeback.

A Kick in the Kidneys

By Michael D. Goldhaber

A U.S. sting operation exposed rampant kidney trafficking in Israel. Now that country leads global anti-trafficking efforts.

Which Firm Is Right for You?

By Vivia Chen

An opinionated guide for prospective first-years.

Bar Talk

Hot Spot: Law Firms Consolidate in the Middle East

By Chris Johnson

Is Dubai hotter than Abu Dhabi? Herbert Smith Freehills, Latham and Baker Botts think so.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22:  Lance Armstrong of the USA and Team Radio Shack competes during Stage Five of the 2011 Tour Down Under on January 22, 2011 in Adelaide, Australia.

Jenner and Williams & Connolly Fight to Maintain Their Privilege

By Zoe Tillman

Both firms have recently faced subpoenas for documents related to high-profile clients.

Partner Pay Spreads

The firms where top-earning partners outearn their lowest-paid partners by the biggest ratio—and the smallest.

Plaintiffs Chaim Levin, left, and Michael Ferguson, right, with his partner Seth Anderson, listen to a a news conference, in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.

Winning Damages For an Anti-Gay "Cure"

By David Gialanella

In a pro bono case, a Cleary Gottlieb bankruptcy partner notches an unusual consumer fraud litigation victory.

King & Spalding's Role in GM Ignition Cases Questioned

Plaintiffs assert that the firm conspired with its client to settle suits instead of reporting defects.

John Quinn, Quinn Emanuel

A Summer without Summer Associates?

By Patience Haggin

A Q&A with Quinn Emanuel chair John Quinn on how his firm is overhauling its recruitment program.

Slater & Gordon Sees Share Price Tumble on News of Probes

By Tom Brennan

The Australian firm gets a taste of the dark side of being a public company, including regulatory scrutiny, a stock drop and nasty comments from short sellers.

A Legal Puzzle

By Victor Fleming

Introducing a new monthly crossword for your unbillable hours.


The A-Team

By Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

Friends of the Court

By David L. Brown

Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.

Air Command

By Alan Cohen

A new crop of airline apps aim to help you take control of your business travel experience.

The Work

Big Deals

By Jennifer Henderson

Big Suits

By David Bario, Susan Beck, Scott Flaherty, Marissa Kendall and Rebekah Mintzer

U.S. v. Rainey; Davies v. Broadcom; In the matter of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; ACE Securities v. DB Structured Products; Cook v. Rockwell; Capitol Records v. Sirius XM; Gold v. Anthem