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The Am Law 200's 'Hollow Middle'

Miriam Rozen

Midrange firms face a growing dilemma: If your firm isn't either top-tier or super cheap, how will you attract clients?

Features

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Exclusive Report: The 2017 Am Law 200

The Am Law 200 reversed course in 2016, posting gains in gross revenue after experiencing a decline in 2015. But that average gain of 1.2 percent, coupled with similar increases in revenue per lawyer and profits per equity partner, masked some weakness in many firms’ results. As our overview story shows, a “hollow middle” is emerging.

Behind the Numbers: A Podcast on What the Am Law 200 Results Really Mean

ALM Intelligence senior analyst Nicholas Bruch breaks down the Am Law 200 results.

Law Firms & Diversity: A Continuing Struggle

Diversity among more than 200 of the largest law firms in the country remained nearly flat between 2015 and 2016, our annual report on law firm diversity shows. A number of general counsel, fed up with that stagnation, have implemented programs aimed at pushing law firms to real action.

Sanford Wadler.

The GC Who Blew the Whistle

By Ross Todd

How a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation turned the chief legal officer of Bio-Rad Laboratories into the company's chief legal adversary.

Bar Talk

Jeffrey Kessler of Winston & Strawn. 2015. HANDOUT.

Dewey Survivors Share Lessons From Their Old Firm's Demise

By Scott Flaherty

Five years after Dewey & LeBoeuf's spectacular collapse, five of its lawyers look back.

Bobby Burchfield.

Trump's Conflicts Watchdog

By Katelyn Polantz

King & Spalding's Bobby Burchfield takes on a huge job: ethics counsel for Trump's businesses.

Columns

Caren Ulrich Stacy, left, and Lisa Kirby, right, of Diversity Lab.

Four Unexpected Career Hacks From Big Law's Top Performers

By Caren Ulrich Stacy and Lisa Kirby

A Diversity Lab study of more than 400 successful lawyers found that they had some surprising traits in common.

The Work

Big Deals

By Rebecca Cohen and Meghan Tribe

Big Suits

By Amanda Bronstad, Jenna Greene and R. Robin McDonald

Canadian Suits

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney