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Joe Leccese

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Features

Dacheng founder Peng Xuefeng and Dentons global chair Joseph Andrew at the signing ceremony in Beijing.

The Inside Story of Dentons' Combination with Dacheng

By Julie Triedman

In its boldest move yet, the verein is betting big on the Chinese economy.

Why It Pays To Collaborate With Your Colleagues

By Heidi K. Gardner

Here's proof that firms whose lawyers learn to work together are far more successful with clients than lone-wolf shops. They make more money, too.

Baker & McKenzie's Chairman Eduardo de Cerqueira Leite

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

By Douglas McCollam

Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

Bar Talk

As the SEC Brings More Administrative Proceedings, Criticism Grows

By David Bario

The SEC's administrative courts are seeing more cases of a size and complexity they weren't designed to handle. Are defendants getting a fair shake?

Raymond Niro, Niro, Haller & Niro, partner..courtesy photo 2011

Sanctions for Plaintiffs-Side Patent Lawyer

By Scott Flaherty

Amid findings that an inventor misled the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, a court declares his lawyers at Niro, Haller & Niro liable for the opposing side's attorneys fees.

Why Fried Frank Pulled Out of China

By Chris Johnson

Will other Am Law 200 firms follow its example?

Some Top Legacy Patton Boggs Partners Take Their Leave

By Katelyn Polantz

Eight months after the Squire Sanders-Patton Boggs merger, former Patton Boggs managing partner Stuart Pape and litigator Robert Luskin lead groups of lawyers to new firms.

Diversity Highest at Lowest-Ranked Law Schools, Study Finds

By Karen Sloan

As law school applications decline, less prestigous schools are boosting enrollments with more students of color, according to a new analysis of admissions data.

Phishing With Big Law as Bait

By Nell Gluckman

Online scammers are using law firm names to attract their victims.

Debevoise's Chess Star

By Nell Gluckman

The New York firm's youngest associate, Alisa Melekhina, heads to the U.S. Women's Chess Championship.

Columns

Sneak Peeks

By Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief

In this issue we feature hot practices, firm profiles and research you'll want to know about.

Four Tech Trends Every Firm Should Watch

By David L. Brown

Should more firms be investing in tech to survive?

Tech Review: The Best Scanner Apps for Your Cell Phone

By Alan Cohen

Whether your priority is speed, sharpness or security, there's an app that's right for you.

The Work

Big Deals

Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira

Canadian Big Deals

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney

Royal Bank of Canada / City National; Repsol / Talisman Energy; Three Bryant Park Purchase; Alimentation Couche-Tard / The Pantry

Big Suits

By David Bario, Jenna Greene, Scott Flaherty, Mark Hamblett, Rebekah Mintzer, and Julie Triedman

U.S. v. Standard & Poor's; Fjarde AP-Fonden v. Morgan Stanley; In re Bear Stearns Mortgage Pass-Through Litigation; In Re Freeport-McMoRan Derivative Litigation