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Changing Compensation Strategies Put Partners Under Pressure

Nell Gluckman

More and more firms are tweaking partner pay systems to reward top performers. The potential rewards are greater than ever—but so is the risk of losing ground.

Features

The Firms That Rule the DC Swamp

By Katelyn Polantz

A spectator's guide to the tangled web of big-firm networks in Donald Trump's Washington.

The Aftershocks of Big Law's Associate Salary Hike Are Still Hitting

By Hugh A. Simons

Last year's associate salary increases could have a big impact on law firm profitability. Middle-tier firms may be especially vulnerable—unless they act quickly.

Meet Big Law's Newest Leaders

By Gina Passarella

At eight Am Law 200 firms, new managing partners or chairs have taken the helm. What do they expect from 2017, and what can the industry expect from them?

Partner Compensation By the Numbers

By Katelyn Polantz

Spreads, draws, hottest practice areas and more: A dive into the latest data on partner pay.

Jones Day’s offices in Washington, D.C.

A Quiet Law Firm With a Famous Client

By Roy Strom

Few people know the inner workings of Jones Day, and that's the way the firm likes it. But taking on Donald Trump as a client is no way to avoid the spotlight.

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.

Columns

A Sneak Peek at Your Next Digital Device

By Alan Cohen

The Consumer Electronics Show offers a Vegas-flavored glimpse of the technology that's about to hit the market. A heads-up on some trends of special interest to gadget-toting lawyers.

Is Big Law Finally Ready For Trans-Atlantic Consolidation?

By Chris Johnson

It's time once again to examine whether the legal market will consolidate across the Atlantic.

The Work

Sarah Columbia, left, and William Gaede Ill, right, of McDermott Will & Emery.

Big Suits

By Scott Flaherty, Jenna Greene, Tom McParland and Meghan Tribe

Amgen scores a rare patent injunction, African-American Secret Service agents land a $24 million settlement, and more.


Johnson & Johnson.

Big Deals

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys and Meghan Tribe

Johnson & Johnson swoops in on Actelion, and Anadarko makes a big asset sale.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Prem Watsa speaks during the company's annual meeting in Toronto in this file photo taken April 11, 2013.

Canadian Big Deals

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited heads to Switzerland in its biggest acquisition to date, and more.