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The Story Behind the Squire Sanders-Patton Boggs Tie-Up

Julie Triedman | July 7, 2014

After a quick courtship, the two firms have tied the knot. Each firm brings plenty of baggage to the union.

Features

The 2014 A-List: 20 Stand-Out Firms

Consider the 20 firms on this year's A-List the most well-rounded of their Am Law 100 peers. That is, they not only delivered strong financial performance but also sustained a top-notch firm culture. In short, the total package.

Pro Bono: How Does Your Firm Rate?

In this special report, we look at the pro bono work of the nation's biggest law firms. U.S.-based lawyers at those firms do well, but pro bono is not as strong among lawyers based abroad who work for U.S. firms.

Cost Recovery Bedevils Law Librarians, Survey Finds

By Alan Cohen |

Firms may soon be forced to throw in the towel on recouping online research costs, our annual librarians survey suggests.

Bar Talk

Ex-Dewey Partners Challenge Barclays Over Loans

By Chris Johnson |

Sued by the bank, three former Dewey partners claim the bank and the firm duped them into borrowing money.

Emails Land a DLA Partner and a Judge in Hot Water

By Vinayak Balasubramanian |

Two examples of lawyers who should never have pressed "Send."

Fee Tracker

By Brian Baxter |

The lawyers who suit up for the NFL Players Association—and what they bill.

Asserting Client Faked Evidence, Akin Gump Withdraws

By Jan Wolfe |

When the firm accused a client of fabricating documents, did it breach attorney-client privilege?

Tapping the 'Invisible Assets' of Litigation Claims

By Jan Wolfe |

In an innovative deal, a litigation funder lends against an arbitration claim for a hefty profit.

Columns

From the Editor: Doing Good

By Kim Kleman |

On pro se litigants, pro bono work and a world of need the legal profession can help tackle.

Am Law 100 Firms Hold Steady as Client Demand Dips

By Aric Press |

The legal economy got off to a slow start this year, with clients spending 4.8 percent less in fees and paying for 8.8 percent fewer hours in the first quarter of 2014 than in Q1 of 2013. While Am Law 100 firms held the line on revenues, smaller firms were hit particularly hard, showing 9 percent drops.

The Work

Big Deals

AT&T/DirecTV; Alibaba IPO; Valeant / Allergan

Big Suits

By David Bario, Ross Todd, and Jan Wolfe |

ATP Tour v. Deutscher Tennis Bund; Shell Oil v. U.S; U.S. v. Jiang; In re BofA AIG; In re Neurontin; In re Pradaxa