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Special Report: The 2015 Global 100

Chris Johnson

The world's top-grossing firms are experiencing steady growth after a long, bumpy journey. But while revenue per lawyer and profits per partner have rebounded, that's due in part to declining headcount.


2015 Global 100: Top-Grossing Law Firms in the World

A new No. 1 displaces perennial Global 100 leaders DLA Piper and Baker & McKenzie as the world’s highest-grossing law firm.

The 2015 Global Legal Awards Winners

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

The Global Lawyer: Herman Schwartz's Amazing Legacy

By Michael D. Goldhaber

Meet the U.S. lawyer responsible for civil society in Israel.

For These Women Lawyers, an Arab Oasis

By Vivia Chen

For some women lawyers, a move to the Middle East offered a career boost.

The Client's View: How General Counsel See the World

Big Law moves in on IP litigation; the case for alternative dispute resolution in Silicon Valley; and other short reports.

Bar Talk

Bull Market

By Susan Beck and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys

As out-of-state firms gain market share in the Lone Star State, native Texas firms are having to rethink their strategies.

Baker & Hostetler Opts For a Single Partnership Tier

By Susan Beck

The firm becomes the latest to trade in its two-tier partnership in favor of an equity-for-all model.

Dentons' Verein Status Doesn't Shield It from a Conflict

By Scott Flaherty

Disqualified from an IP case for an alleged client conflict, Dentons argued that its US and Canadian branches acted separately. The judge didn't buy it.

Mintz Levin's Surfer Dude

By Nell Gluckman

An IP partner builds a practice while catching waves.

Kaye Scholer and Choate Hall Rank First in Summer Associates Survey

By MP McQueen

Which big law firms have the best summer programs? More than 3,600 law students rate the firms where they spent the summer.

U.S. Plaintiffs Firms Eye Antitrust Litigation in Europe

By Scott Flaherty

As new competition laws take effect in Europe, Hausfeld and Scott + Scott have expanded overseas, scenting opportunity.


By Victor Fleming

A puzzle in which circular reasoning might be appropriate.


You're Everywhere: The Global 100

By Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief

Here's encouraging news: Post-recession, the world's top-grossing firms have achieved solid and steady growth.

If You Teach a Lawyer to Fish...

By David L. Brown

...she can help an entire community. A conversation with our Equal Justice Works intern.

A Solid Ten for Windows 10

By Alan Cohen

Microsoft's new operating system eliminates many of the shortcomings of its predecessor.

The Work

Big Deals

By Patience Haggin, Jennifer Henderson and David Ruiz

Google Reorganization; Berkshire Hathaway / Precision Castparts Fidelity National / SunGard General Electric Asset Sale Symantec Asset Sale Sumitomo Life / Symetra Financial Terex / Konecranes CF Industries / OCI NV Nokia Asset Sale Allergan Asset Sale Solvay / Cytec Industries Honeywell /Melrose Industries/ Elster Group Industrial Income Trust Asset Sale Anthem / Cigna Nikkei / FT Group Sikorsky Aircraft Asset Sale Pinnacle Entertainment Asset Sale Blackstone / Corsair / First Eagle St. Jude Medical / Thoratec

Big Suits

By Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Jenna Greene

Amarin Pharma v. U.S. Food & Drug Administration; Hexum v. Eli Lilly; ZeniMax Media v. Oculus VR; Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group

Big Canadian Suits

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney

Bell / NFL v. CRTC; Re Nortel Networks Corp.; Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd. v. Bertico