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Illustration by Sebastien Thibault

No Book of Business? No Problem!

Nell Gluckman

In today's overheated lateral market, star power can outshine billings.


U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. in his office at the U.S. Department of Justice on June 24.

Behind Munger Tolles' Surprising Big Bet on DC

By Katelyn Polantz

When former U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli joined Munger, Tolles & Olson to launch a new office for the Los Angeles-based firm, it was an unconventional move on both sides.

Illustration by James O'Brien

What It Costs When Talent Walks Out the Door

By Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio

Replacing top lawyers—especially top female lawyers—isn't cheap.

The American Lawyer's Lateral All-Stars

By Meghan Tribe

A look at the lawyers—from Weil, Gotshal & Manges' Kevin Arquit to Lazard Ltd.'s Ken Ziman—that made the most intriguing and notable lateral moves of 2016.

Bar Talk

Left to right: Michael T. Brody, Jessica Ring Amunson and Matthew S. Hellman Jenner & Block

Jenner Elevates Three to Fill Gap at Top of Appellate Group

By Katelyn Polantz

After two surprise moves left Jenner & Block's appellate practice without an obvious leader, the firm has turned to Matthew Hellman and Jessica Ring Amunson in D.C. and Chicago partner Michael Brody as a co-chair trifecta.


Trump and Transparency

By Michael D. Goldhaber, The Global Lawyer

Anti-corruption efforts made strides during the Obama years. Will the momentum cease?

Bracing for the New Sexism

By Vivia Chen, The Careerist

Donald Trump has tapped into our primal insecurities about our looks, and how our physical flaws can diminish our professional success.

The Apple Pencil Gains Inroads With Mobile Lawyers

By Alan Cohen

When Apple's $99 Pencil was introduced in 2015, it was hardly a must-have accessory. New apps have changed that.

The Work

Mark F. Mendelsohn of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Big Suits

By Amanda Bronstad, Andrew Denney and Mark Hamblett

A subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co. ran a nepotism program on a grand scale in China, U.S. Department of Justice officials said on Nov. 17, as the bank agreed to pay $264.4 million to settle allegations that it hired the sons and daughters of government officials to bribe its way to investment deals.

Big Deals

By Brian Baxter, Nell Gluckman, Brenda Sapino Jeffreys and Meghan Tribe

AT&T Inc. said that it will acquire Time Warner Inc. for 
$85.4 billion in cash and stock, becoming the latest telecommunication provider to seek to scoop up an original content provider.