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Andrés de la Cruz, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

The American Lawyer's Dealmakers of the Year

Scott Flaherty, Meghan Tribe and Gina Passarella

From overcoming press leaks to making sure ink on a paint deal dried, these dealmakers of the year showed creativity, client commitment and a business savvy that delivered on their clients' objectives.


Big Law Rainmakers Spill Their Secrets

By The American Lawyer Staff

We asked top business-getters all over the country how they developed great client relationships. Here are their best tips.

M&A's Missing Women

By Lizzy McLellan

More women are achieving leadership roles in law firm 
M&A practices. But it will take another big push to achieve widespread gender equity on deal teams.

Will Deal Flow Be an Unexpected Bust in 2017?

By Gina Passarella

The market is poised for a blockbuster year, but uncertainty about the implementation of Trump's policies is chilling deal flow.

Bar Talk

Left to right: Michael T. Brody, Jessica Ring Amunson and Matthew S. Hellman Jenner & Block

Jenner Elevates Three to Fill Gap at Top of Appellate Group

By Katelyn Polantz

After two surprise moves left Jenner & Block's appellate practice without an obvious leader, the firm has turned to Matthew Hellman and Jessica Ring Amunson in D.C. and Chicago partner Michael Brody as a co-chair trifecta.


Bill O'Reilly.

Would Big Law Boot Bill O'Reilly?

By Vivia Chen

Just like the Fox News Network LLC, some law firms would be equally reluctant to get rid of a top rainmaker who behaved badly.

Women and Rejection

By Vivia Chen, The Careerist

Does the dearth of women at the top stem from fear of rejection? Not exactly. After a botched interview or a unflattering review, they're less likely to try again.

Small But Scrappy, Independent Law Firms Make Their Stand

By Chris Johnson

Facing intense competition from global firms, independent firms have to be smart and disciplined.

Industry Insights: A Healthy Demand for Lawyering in the Health Insurance Sector

By Kristen Rasmussen and Gina Passarella

As the country wrestles with solutions for affordable health care, law firms are well poised to make money from work involving the health insurance industry.

The Work

Big Deals

By Rebecca Cohen and Meghan Tribe

Big Suits

By Amanda Bronstad, Jenna Greene and R. Robin McDonald

Canadian Suits

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney