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U.S. Firms in London: Winners and Losers

One thing's certain: American firms are spending a lot of money on lateral hiring for their London offices. Who's getting their money's worth, and who's throwing good cash after bad? An in-depth look at the U.S. presence in the British financial capital.

Features

Survey: Firm Leaders Are Bullish on 2015 Prospects

By Drew Combs

Almost 90 percent of respondents to our Law Firm Leaders survey expect growth in profits per partner next year.

Cahill's Asbestos Problem: Playing With Fire?

By Susan Beck

For decades, the firm and its corporate client claimed that the company's talc didn't contain asbestos. Then a retired engineer testified.

Bar Talk

Honigman's Joshua Opperer, Alan Schwartz, and Arthur O’Reilly (L to R)

How Honigman Miller Helped Save Detroit's Art Collection

By Julie Triedman

The municipally owned collection at the Detroit Museum of Art had been threatened by the city's bankruptcy.

Gibson Dunn Goes Beachcombing

By Susan Beck

The firm wields its Chevron-Ecuador discovery tactics in a battle over Bahamas real estate.

Tighten That Belt: Court Puts Billionaire on a Budget

By Susan Beck

Samuel Wyly submits proposed legal defense and bankruptcy costs for a court's approval.

Columns

Across the Pond

By Kim Kleman

Some U.S. firms have done well in the London legal market. But overall, performance is mixed.

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

By Aric Press

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

Toys, Toys, Toys: Seven Great Gadget Gifts for Lawyers

By Alan Cohen

The year's best electronic accessories for the plugged-in lawyer.

The Work

Big Deals

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits

Canadian Big Deals

Encana/Athlon; Manulife/Standard Life; Lundin Mining/Freeport-McMoRan; Postmedia/Quebecor

Big Suits

U.S. ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries; Mobil v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Facebook v. DLA Piper; Masimo v. Philips Electronics