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Cover Story: Dealmakers of the Year 2014

March 31, 2014

A dozen attorneys who distinguished themselves with their work on the year's most notable transactions.

Features

Corporate Scorecard 2014

An interactive chart package ranking firms in nine key practice areas for their work in 2013—a year in which dealmaking was just so-so in much of the world and the volume of global mergers and acquisitions fell to its lowest level since 2009.

Bar Talk

New UK Tax Rules for LLPs Hit Nonequity Partners

By Chris Johnson |

To skirt the new regulations, law firms are asking salaried partners for capital contributions.

The Dewey & LeBoeuf Recipe for Cooking the Books

By Emily Barker |

Accounting tips from the now-defunct law firm

End of Heenan Blaikie a Sign of Canada's Changing Times

By Brian Baxter |

Dentons, Baker & McKenzie seize the chance to boost their Canadian offices with Heenan hires, while DLA passes on opening in Canada.

Survey Finds Rising Number of Female GCs in Fortune 500

By Sue Reisinger |

About one-fifth of the top legal jobs at the largest U.S. public companies are held by women, Corporate Counsel magazine reports.

A Guilty Plea in a Cold Chicago Case

By Ross Todd |

Did Windy City cops go easy on the mayor's nephew? Winston & Strawn's Dan Webb led the investigation.

Paul Hastings Adopts the Video Phone

By Sara Randazzo |

Why lawyers are checking the mirror before they answer the phone.

Columns

A Message From The American Lawyer's New Editor-in-Chief

By Kim Kleman |

Laying out an agenda for the high-end legal industry's publication of record.

8 Tips for Lateral Partners From Those Who Made a Move

By Aric Press |

Practical advice from 1,100 lawyers who have already switched firms. Do as they say.

Law Libraries: The Last Refuge for Print?

By Alan Cohen |

Despite the advantages of e-books, most law libraries remain tied to printed material. What's holding them back?

The Work

Big Deals

By David Marcus |

Comcast/Time Warner Cable; Actavis / Forest Labs; Facebook / WhatsApp; Santander Consumer USA IPO; Carlyle / J&J Diagnostics Unit

Big Suits

By Jan Wolfe, Ross Todd, and Rebekah Mintzer |

Motorola v. AU Optronics; In re Bank of American RMBS litigation; Vichi v. Konicklijke Philips; and more

Canadian Big Suits

By Laura King |

Voltage Pictures v. John Doe and Jane Doe; Alberta v. United Food and Commercial Workers; Ironworkers Pension Fund v. Manulife