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Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Features

Chasing Tech Work, Canada's Law Firms Embrace Innovation

By Julie Triedman

A small, enthusiastic community of lawyers is providing legal advice—and more—to a new generation of Canadian startups.

Canadian Bar Report Endorses Nonlawyer Ownership of Law Firms

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney

A new Canadian Bar Association study offers a wide-ranging outline for change in the legal profession. The most controversial of its 22 recommendations is one that has been anathema in the United States.

The Path(s) to Partnership

By MP McQueen

Half of respondents say that business generation—usually seen as the key to an elusive inner circle—is a very important factor in their success.

Letting the Big Fish Get Away

By Peter D. Zeughauser

The best companies relentlessly collect, analyze and capitalize on customer data. Law firms don't. That can't continue.

Bar Talk

When Contract Attorneys Demand Overtime, Courts Are Split

By Drew Combs

In two different suits, contract attorneys assert that their document review assignments were too routine to comprise the practice of law. So far, one judge disagrees.

Freshfields Takes On the Wall Street Elite

By Chris Johnson

Will Freshfields's splashy new hires in New York allow it to attain the first-tier status in dealmaking that has eluded Magic Circle firms in the United States?

Patent Litigation Shows No Signs of Going Out of Style

By Lisa Shuchman

The number of suits keeps rising, with Fish & Richardson topping our law firm rankings for the most cases handled.

Legal Advice for a Nobel Laureate

By MP McQueen

As Malala Yousafzai recovered from a bullet wound, Cadwalader helped set up her charitable foundation.

Columns

What's Next?

By By Kim Kleman, Editor-in-Chief

As firms decide where they're headed, there's value in knowing where they've been and where they are now.

Choosing Equal Justice

By Aric Press

Why sponsor an Equal Justice Works fellow? To help the poor and build ties to your clients.

Larger Than Life

By Alan Cohen

Apple's latest smartphone makes great use of its larger size—but the bigger footprint still could be a deal breaker.

The Work

Big Deals

Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises

Big Suits

By Jan Wolfe

Linde v. Arab Bank; VirnetX v. Apple; Williams v. BASF; E.U. v. MasterCard; United States v. BP