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Welcome, Freshmen! A New Class Leads Am Law 100 Firms

Julie Triedman

A remarkable transformation is taking place among The Am Law 100 as nearly one in four firms takes on a new leader.


The 2014 Associates Survey: Midlevels Are Happy, But...

The latest results from our Midlevel Associates Survey show that respondents' overall job satisfaction strongly correlates with how well they believe their law schools prepared them for practice.

The American Lawyer Announces 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Our 11th annual awards honor distinctive careers and public service.

The Path to $50 Billion

By Michael D. Goldhaber

Ten years after Russia seized oil giant Yukos, arbitrators found it liable for a record sum. The inside story of Shearman & Sterling's successful plan.

Bar Talk

Cleary's Big-Ticket Litigation Dry Spell

By Michael D. Goldhaber

This year the firm has seen a series of high-profile litigation losses.

Bingham Pays Price for Legacy Pay Guarantees

By Brian Baxter

To cement a merger, Bingham offered three years of pay guarantees to McKee Nelson partners.

Leading the Charge Against Unfinished Business Claims

By Julie Triedman

A Jones Day partner has taken a lead role in the fight to turn back claims filed against defunct firms.

Brendan Schulman.

Kramer Levin Lawyer Tests Boundaries on Drone Law

By Ross Todd

An advocate for commercial uses of unmanned aircraft systems is an enthusiast too.

Pro Bono: Covington's Wrongful Conviction Case

By Wenxiong Zhang

The client, a Louisiana man, is seeking compensation after spending 15 years in state prison.



By Kim Kleman

In an issue about lawyers at inflection points in their careers, there are lessons for everyone.

The Local Global Lawyer

By Aric Press

In today's economy, firms need a foreign policy or they're missing an opportunity.

The New Surface Pro 3: Is It Worth the Expense?

By Alan Cohen

There's a lot to like about Microsoft's pricey new tablet—but regardless of what the ads say, it won't replace your laptop.

The Work

Big Deals

Reynolds American/Lorillard; General Electric/Alstom; Salix/Cosmo Technologies; Nook Spinoff

Canadian Big Deals

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney

Amaya Gaming / Rational Group; Auxilium / QLT; Harlequin Sale; BlackBerry Asset Sale

U.S. v. Rajaratnam In Re Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation In re ITT Educational Services 
Securities Litigation U.S. v. Citigroup

By Jan Wolfe

U.S. v. Rajaratnam; In Re Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation; In re ITT Educational Services Securities Litigation; U.S. v. Citigroup