Twenty-five years into the publication of The Am Law 100, what have we to show for the effort?
Turns out big-firm partners can find professional fulfillment, though perhaps not where you think.
On the front lines with ALM’s Equal Justice Fellows.
The anxiety over the slowdown in new matters that began last summer continues at the nation's big law firms. But the work has only slowed, it hasn't stopped.
Long ago, in an otherwise forgotten law school class, I listened as the distinguished professor declared, with uncharacteristic emotion, "The purpose of a corporation is to make money." Across the room, a young woman raised her hand and suggested that the professor might not be correct.
In mid-October The American Lawyer held its first conference for new partners, big-firm lawyers promoted since 2008. It was a bracing and satisfying experience to hear from a mostly optimistic group that also expressed a healthy and appropriate dose of worry.
How wide is the gap between The Am Law 100 financial reports and the numbers that the Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group collects for its large-firm clients?
It's been another dreadful year for the public image of law schools.
Tom DeLong feels your pain. For much of his career, DeLong has been teaching and advising hard chargers, a personality he calls the high need for achievement professional. You know the type--the person in constant need of achievement and approval.