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The Lawyers Behind the 0.1 Percent

Susan Beck

Inside the clubby world of the trusts and estates bar, which is making a resurgence at some firms.


The 2016 Am Law 200: Our Exclusive Report

The Second Hundred, firms 101-200 on our list of the nation’s highest-grossing firms, underperformed their larger counterparts in 2015.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Taking a Dive

By Jennifer Henderson

Overall, the firms in the bottom half of the Am Law 200 had a rougher year than their richer counterparts.

2016 Diversity Scorecard: How the Firms Rate

The percentage of minorities practicing at the country's largest firms increased only modestly last year.

Illustration by Traci Daberko

Diversity Scorecard: Minorities Make Small Gains in Big Law

By MP McQueen

Our Diversity Scorecard finds that just over 15 percent of U.S. lawyers at big firms are members of a minority group.

Illustration by Carlos Zamora for The American Lawyer

When and Why Clients Want You to Collaborate

By Heidi K. Gardner

Firms that offer clients value-adding, multi-expert advice grow loyal customers and greater profits. Why do so many firms get that wrong?

The Diversity Ghetto

By Vivia Chen

Women and minorities who promote diversity get penalized, a study says.


With Internal Investigations, Firms Walk a Tightrope

By Michael D. Goldhaber

Sullivan & Cromwell and Dechert struggle to balance client and regulator.


Letter from London: White & Case Aims High

By Chris Johnson

The firm adopts a bold growth plan in London. What if it works?


Fly Smart: Which Airlines Have the Best Wi-Fi?

By Alan Cohen

Airlines like to hype their Wi-Fi options but often fall short. Which carriers give you the best experience?


Five Keys to a Company Compliance Plan

By Staff

A new report offers specifics for companies and their general counsel. Plus, other short articles about what your clients are talking about.

Bar Talk

Illustration by Anthony Freda

Are Lawyers Easy Marks for Hackers?

By Nell Gluckman

Law firms wake up to the reality that they are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.


Hitting the FCPA Jackpot

By Julie Triedman

Corruption cases are throwing off plenty of lucrative work for law firms.

Prince playing the Super Bowl halftime show.

Advising His Royal Badness

By Brian Baxter

Lawyers who represented iconic pop star Prince recall a complex, unusual client.

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More Law Firms Outsource Their Law Libraries

By MP McQueen

Herrick Feinstein is the latest large firm seeking to save money by hiring an outside provider to handle library services.

American Bar Association offices in Washington, D.C.

Big Law Stays Mum on Outside Investors in Firms

By Susan Beck

The ABA invites comments on nonlawyer funding of law firms, but only one Am Law 200 firm weighs in.


Questions About Medical Marijuana? Ask Orrick

By Nell Gluckman

in a groundbreaking pro bono partnership, the law firm teams up with a medical cannabis advocacy group.

U.S. Marine base near Beirut airport, Lebanon, following a suicide truck blast that destroyed the base and caused a huge death toll on Oct. 23, 1983. (AP Photo, File)

Beirut Bombing Victims' Families Close In On Recovery

By Julie Triedman

Winning a default judgment against Iran for the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut was tough enough. Then the lawyers for the plaintiffs had to collect it.

Crossword Puzzle: Loaded Lingo

By Victor Fleming

Spoken, you might say, with fluid intelligence.


Associates, Want To Reduce Your Student Loans? Read This.

By Kim Kleman

Firms are helping young lawyers refinance student debt. Will other companies follow?

A Vote Against Electing Judges

By Jenna Greene

Here's why: Big spenders almost always win.

The Work

Canadian Big Deals

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney

Big Suits

By Scott Flaherty, Ben Hancock and Julie Triedman

Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services; O'Connor v. Uber; SunEdison Chapter 11; In re VW 'Clean Diesel' Product Liability Litigation; Prosterman v. Airline Tariff Publishing.