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The 2015 Am Law 100: Rich and Richer

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

The 2015 Am Law 200: Our Exclusive Report

While they didn't match the growth of The Am Law 100, Second Hundred firms—those ranked 101 to 200 on The American Lawyer's list of the nation's top grossing firms—chalked up gains in a tough environment in 2014. Overall, gross revenue was up 2.1 percent, revenue per lawyer climbed by 3.25 percent, and profits per equity partner improved 5 percent.

2015 Global 100: Top-Grossing Law Firms in the World

A new No. 1 displaces perennial Global 100 leaders DLA Piper and Baker & McKenzie as the world’s highest-grossing law firm.

The 2015 A-List: The New Elite

Find out which firms made the grade in our annual survey of the best of the well-rounded best in Big Law.

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.

2015 Diversity Scorecard: Minorities Gain Little Ground

The percentage of minorities at large law firms has hardly budged, our Diversity Scorecard shows.

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's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Our 12th annual awards honor lawyers whose remarkable careers have shaped the legal profession.

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 2015 Associates Survey: Happier Than Ever

For midlevel associates at Am Law 200 firms, life just keeps getting better. One likely reason for the high level of satisfaction: supply and demand.

The 2015 Summer Associates Survey

Overall, summer associates were a contented group in The American Lawyer's latest survey. The happiest among them said they felt welcomed, engaged and well-guided on serious assignments from partners and senior associates.

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 2015 Global Legal Awards Winners

The third annual American Lawyer Global Legal Awards honor the deals or disputes 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.