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A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.


2014 Global 100: Top-Grossing Law Firms in the World

Thanks in part to a deluge of dealmaking, gross revenue was up 4.3 percent and profits per equity partner were up 5.4 percent among global firms, though revenue per lawyer was flat. It's still a challenging environment out there.

The 2014 Global Legal Awards Winners

The second-annual American Lawyer Global Legal Awards honor the deals or disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

A Widening Partner Pay Gap

By Ross Todd

Senior equity partners are the winners in Major, Lindsey & Africa's new study. The losers: women partners and nonequity partners.

Bar Talk

Russian Legal Market Turns Bearish for International Firms

By Julie Triedman

As sanctions have dried up cross-border deal flow in Russia, U.S. firms are feeling the pinch.

Tom Goldstein's firm, Goldstein & Russell, argued seven cases at the Supreme Court last term.

Who's Getting the Work at the Supreme Court

By Tony Mauro

An elite group of firms now argues a larger proportion of the court's shrinking caseload.

Swimming with the Sharks

By Katelyn Polantz

The lawyers of "Dive Bar" do their networking underwater.


Meet The American Lawyer's New Web Team

By Kim Kleman, Editor-in-Chief

Call it our digital upgrade: A new team of editors and reporters will help expand our coverage on many different fronts.

Businessmen looking up to man on highest skyscraper

The World's Best Legal Brands

By Aric Press

These firms, with good reputations among global clients, have lessons to teach all firms.

Refresh or Replace?

By Alan Cohen

A hardware update long meant buying newer, faster computers. Now tablets have made the choices more complicated.

The Work

Big Deals

By MP McQueen, Vinayak Balasubramanian, Alexandra Wilson and Wenxiong Zhang

Kinder Morgan Reorganization; Fox Asset Sale; Walgreen/Alliance Boots; Dollar Tree/Dollar General /Family Dollar; AbbVie/Shire

Canadian Suits

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney

Fulawka v. The Bank of Nova Scotia; Hamilton v. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.; Letourneau v. Imperial Tobacco/Blais v. Imperial Tobacco; Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia

Big Suits

By Jan Wolfe

U.S. ex rel. O'Donnell v. Countrywide; In re AIG 2008 Securities Litigation; ViaSat v. Space Systems/Loral; Gilead v. La Roche; O'Bannon v. NCAA