The American Lawyer May 2013
In fiscal 2012, The Am Law 100—which has a new leader in gross revenue this year—posted modest gains on all our key metrics. Read the complete package.
The Am Law 100's modest gains hint that a fundamental recovery is taking root.
Cull the partnership to boost profits: That's the conventional wisdom. But is it truth—or illusion?
How an unlikely leader rose to the top at Kirkland & Ellis.
In fits and starts, the Seattle-based firm saw the benefits of going national.
How court reform turned Munich into the new hot spot for patent litigation in Germany.
The conservative U.S. senators are using politics, not the courts, as their platform.
After surviving a mass shooting, Ted Scardino testifies on Capitol Hill.
When she argued on behalf of an octogenarian widow challenging the constitutionality of the ?Defense of Marriage Act before the U.S. Supreme Court in March, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison partner Roberta Kaplan joined the ranks of Am Law ?lawyers who made their high court debut in landmark cases.
A Quinn Emanuel partner contests the Kenyan presidential election.
Am Law firms representing start-ups increasingly try to head off ownership challenges.
N.J. Carpenters Health Fund v. NovaStar Mortgage; Apotex v. Bristol-Myers Squibb; Ryan et al. v. JPMorgan Chase
Starr International Company v. ?The United States; Cablevision Systems v. Viacom International; Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners et al.
American/US Airways; Linn/Berry Petroleum
Real estate M&A activity continued apace in the first quarter of 2013, with three transactions of $1 billion or more announced in January.
Am Law Tech
Convertible, Chromebook, tablet: Can any of them truly take the place of a laptop?
Call it the Don Draper effect: standing still while the world around you is changing rapidly. That's largely what The Am Law 100 did last year.
Client demand for Am Law 100 hours dipped last year even as invoiced rates jumped.