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Special Report: The Guantánamo Bar

As the Obama administration enters its final year, lawyers keep up the pressure to close the prison.


Survey: New Partners Optimistic There's Room at the Top

By MP McQueen

Far more lawyers become income partners than equity partners, our new survey shows. But they're more optimistic this year than last year.

Phishing, Attacks Top Data Concerns of Law Firm CIOs

By Alan Cohen

Chief technology officers say that they're trying to anticipate threats to IT systems and sensitive data and eliminate them faster and more effectively than before.

Foreign Law Firms Grab a Share of Canada's Legal Market

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney

International mergers are transforming the Canadian legal scene. Will Canadian law firms have to change their game?

IP Litigation Spotlight: Changing the Rules

By Lisa Shuchman

New legislation, new regulator, new decisions: Change is the one constant in the IP scrum.

Steven Davis, left, and Stephen DiCarmine, right, leave the courtroom after the mistrial in the Dewey & LeBoeuf trial. Oct. 19, 2015. Attorney Austin Campriello is in the center.

The Dewey Case: What's Next?

By Susan Beck, Nell Gluckman, Christine Simmons and Julie Triedman

Implications for the defense, the prosecution—and Big Law.

Priti Radhakrishnan (left) and Tahir Amin

Meet the Big Law Refugees Challenging Gilead's $1K Hepatitis Pill

By Michael D. Goldhaber

Sovaldi, the hepatitis C wonder drug, costs $1,000 a pill. Law-savvy advocates are fighting back.

Are Women Allergic to Power?

By Vivia Chen

Women partners push back against a new study's findings.

Bar Talk

Lawyers Line Up On Both Sides of the Volkswagen Scandal

By Susan Beck and Chris Johnson

As the automaker chokes on its emissions scandal, there will be no short of litigation.

Luis Antonio Rivera, 58, of Miami, Florida, imprisoned for 30 years is serving a sentence for life plus 140 years, at  FCI Coleman Medium - Federal Bureau of Prisons, in Coleman, Florida, on Monday, April 9, 2015. Rivera, a former pilot, and an artist works in the commissary. He was charged with federal drug offenses.

Freeing a Prisoner Sentenced to Life on Drug Charges

By Jenna Greene

Working pro bono, Quinn Emanuel and Starnes Davis wielded a novel legal theory to get a man released from prison after serving 30 years for a drug smuggling conviction.

Gibson Dunn's Manhattan Rates Too Pricey for Upstate

By Joel Stashenko

In a voting rights case, a judge slashes the law firm's fee award from $6.3 million to $1.2 million.

Charles Michael (left) and James Beck

Don't Forget to Pack the Blog

By Julie Triedman

When lawyers make lateral moves, often their blogs go with them.

Kilpatrick Townsend Takes a New Approach to Summer Hiring

By MP McQueen

Instead of relying one-on-one interviews, the law firm is evaluating candidates on how they perform on group tasks. The result? A bunch of happy campers.

Paging Robert Smith. No, Not That Robert Smith. Not That One, Either.

By Scott Flaherty

What it's like to share a name with lot of other lawyers.

Big Payday for Quinn Emanuel and Kasowitz Benson

By Christine Simmons

The law firms' total fees in the FHFA's lawsuits against big banks mount—and the litigation isn't over yet.

November Crossword: Shooting from the Lip

By Victor Fleming

Directives from one who's taking in quite a bit.


Guantanamo: Down to the Wire

By Kim Kleman

In Obama's final months, the "Gitmo bar" doubles down.

Visitors outside the U.S. Supreme Court on August 29, 2015.

The Marble Palace Two-Step

By David L. Brown

Ten years in, the Roberts Court has mastered the art of doing big things in a stealthy way.

How to Take Market Share: Lessons for Law Firms

By William Henderson

What can law firm leaders learn from the world's richest technology company?

The Work

Big Suits

By Scott Flaherty and Gina Passarella

United States v. General Motors; Federal Trade Commission v. Steris; In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation; EM v. Banco Central De La Republica Argentina; Gomez v. Tyson Foods; Acosta v. Tyson Foods