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The 2014 Am Law 100: The Super Rich Get Richer

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

The 2014 Am Law 200: Our Exclusive Report

A year after going on a hiring binge, Am Law Second Hundred firms were left to tally up whether gambling on growth had paid off. In many instances, the answer was 'no.'

2014 Global 100: Top-Grossing Law Firms in the World

Thanks in part to a deluge of dealmaking, gross revenue was up 4.3 percent and profits per equity partner were up 5.4 percent among global firms, though revenue per lawyer was flat. It's still a challenging environment out there.

The 2014 A-List: 20 Stand-Out Firms

Consider the 20 firms on this year's A-List the most well-rounded of their Am Law 100 peers. That is, they not only delivered strong financial performance but also sustained a top-notch firm culture. In short, the total package.

Pro Bono 2013: A Down Year for Doing Good

Changes in the law firm business model will affect pro bono. That might not be a bad thing.

2013 Diversity Scorecard: Firms Regain Lost Ground

By Brian Zabcik |

The percentage of minority lawyers at large firms isn't shrinking. But it's not growing, either.

Arbitration Scorecard 2013

In the decade since we launched the Arbitration Scorecard, the cases have gotten larger and the world has gotten smaller.

Women Partner Watch 2013: Gaining Ground

An interactive chart that represents The American Lawyer's latest attempt at answering a simple question: How many women make partner at the nation's largest law firms these days?

The 2013 Corporate Scorecard

An interactive chart package ranking firms in nine key practice areas for their work in 2012—a year that saw global M&A activity rise to $2.2 trillion, reaching its highest point since 2008.

Dealmakers of the Year

In a shaky recovery, corporate lawyers played an even more crucial role than they did in boom times. Here are 14 who had a hand in 2012's most notable transactions.

Firm Leaders Survey: Slow Growth on Tap for 2014

By Richard Lloyd |

Amid a languid recovery and threats to their business model, firm leaders now measure progress in small steps.


The American Lawyer's Top 50 Innovators

The ideas and initiatives that changed the world of big law over the past half century, and the people behind them.

The American Lawyer Announces 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards

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

Cover Story: The 2014 Lateral Report

The latest edition of our annual look at which firms gained the most partners, which firms lost the most, and what all the movement means for the high-end legal industry.

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 2014 Summer Associates Survey

In this year's edition of The American Lawyer's annual Summer Associates Survey, the 3,645 would-be lawyers who completed the poll said they were highly satisfied with their experience at the 135 firms where they spent the summer, with Foley Hoag and Choate Hall & Stewart earning the top marks.

2013 Am Law Tech Survey: Firms' Data Security Fears Rise

By Alan Cohen |

A new challenge is keeping law firm technology directors up at night: protecting against cyberattacks—and convincing clients that the firm is doing this job well. As The American Lawyer's 18th annual survey of law technology reveals, concerns about data security—always a top-minded issue for law firms—have never been greater.

The 2014 Global Legal Awards Winners

The second-annual American Lawyer Global Legal Awards honor the deals or disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

Law Librarians Survey: The New Normal

By Alan Cohen |

Librarians have gotten accustomed to squeezing more out of their budgets, according to our 12th annual Law Librarian Survey.