Current Issue

The 2015 Am Law 100: Rich and Richer

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's top-grossing law firms.

Features

The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

By Carlyn Kolker

The original "Engle" tobacco class action is long gone, but its progeny live on. Now the verdicts and settlements are mounting.

As German Enforcement Gets Tougher, Demand for Compliance Advice Grows

By Tania Karas

A crackdown on corruption, antitrust violations, and other corporate offenses have set alarm bells ringing in German boardrooms. Which law firms are best positioned to respond?

The Global Lawyer: Iran's Bill Comes Due

By Michael D. Goldhaber

With or without a grand bargain, victims of Iranian terror expect to get paid.

Bar Talk

A Troll's In-House Hire Derails a Patent Suit

By David Bario

When patent licensing giant Acacia decided to target the energy industry, it recruited an IP counsel from oil field services company Schlumberger. Big mistake.

Gibson Dunn Ordered To Pay $1.3 Million After Judge Calls Partner Dishonest

By Jennifer Henderson

Peter Gray denies that he misled a U.K. court in litigation stemming from a 2009 terrorist attack in Djibouti.

Weil's April Fool Email Draws Few Laughs

By Emily Barker

On April 1, Weil announced a new policy to keep lawyers from checking email overnight, on weekends, and during vacation. Associates didn't find the joke funny.

A 'Pyrrhic Victory' for Capitol Records

By Lisa Shuchman

The music publisher tries to recover $7 million in legal fees in a copyright suit, but a judge is unsympathetic.

Bankruptcy Lawyers Fuel Up With Energy Sector Restructurings

By Brian Baxter

Low oil prices are sending more energy companies into Chapter 11. A look at the law firms that are getting the work and what they're charging.

Tracking the Status of Gay Marriage Around the World

By Jennifer Henderson

Jones Day's new database lets users check laws on same-sex unions in almost 300 different jurisdictions.

Columns

From the Editor: The Am Laws at 30

By Kim Kleman

You're not getting older, you're getting better.

Profits Matter: A Defense of The Am Law 100

By David L. Brown

Financial transparency won't ruin the profession.

Product Review: Android Lollipop Operating System

By Alan Cohen

No empty calories here: Google's Lollipop operating system delivers privacy and security enhancements.

The Work

Big Deals

By Jennifer Henderson

Big Suits

By Scott Flaherty and Rebekah Mintzer

Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs; SmartFlash v. Apple; Carpenter v. Ace Foam; In re Forex Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation