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Jurors receiving instructions from Justice Robert Stolz before deliberations got underway in the Dewey & LeBoeuf trial last month.

Dewey & LeBoeuf Deliberations Grind On

By Christine Simmons |

Two days after reaching a partial verdict that acquitted three Dewey & LeBoeuf executives on dozens of criminal counts, a Manhattan jury ended its 16th full day of deliberations without any final resolution in the drawn-out case.

The Biggest Names in Big Law?

By Scott Flaherty |

For these Am Law 200 lawyers, it takes a little extra effort to stick out from the crowd.

Four Lessons From a Failed Law School Experiment

By Steven J. Harper |

Northwestern has suspended its accelerated J.D. program. What will others learn from its failure?

Steven Davis, Joel Sanders and Stephen DiCarmine leave the courtroom on Oct. 7 after jurors acquitted them on some counts.

Dewey Jury Keeps Quiet After Partial Verdict

By Nell Gluckman |

After throwing out part of the criminal case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders on Wednesday and getting a jolt from the judge, the jury went home Thursday without a peep.

Deal Watch: Beer Battle, Asset Swap Quench Firms' Transactional Thirst

By Jennifer Henderson |

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sidled up with Sullivan & Cromwell in its ongoing effort to merge with alcoholic beverage industry rival SABMiller.

Milberg Notifies New York of 32 Layoffs

By MP McQueen |

Milberg, a once high-flying plaintiffs firm, has notified New York sate of its intention to let go of 32 employees by December. The cutbacks are the latest by a big firm coping with a drop-off in high-stakes litigation tied to the 2008 financial crisis.

Footloose Lawyers Keep Their Business—and Their Blogs

By Julie Triedman |

Law firms are used to partners taking their clients with them when they jump to other firms. But what about their blogs?

King & Spalding Touts State AG Practice With New Alliance

By Scott Flaherty |

K&S became the latest defense firm to trumpet its state AG expertise and its connections with top state law enforcers this week, announcing a partnership with former Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

For These Women Lawyers, an Arab Oasis

By Vivia Chen |

For some women lawyers, a move to the Middle East offered a career boost.

The Global Lawyer: Herman Schwartz's Amazing Legacy

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

Meet the U.S. lawyer responsible for civil society in Israel.

Steven Davis, Joel Sanders and Stephen DiCarmine

Round One Goes to Dewey & LeBoeuf Defendants

By Julie Triedman |

In the white-collar defense bar, the feeling was awfully bullish for Dewey & LeBoeuf’s former leaders after Wednesday’s partial verdict.

Behind Rise of Daily Fantasy Sports, A Big-Firm Bonanza

By Brian Baxter |

Cooley, Debevoise, Dentons, Fenwick, Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig, Kirkland and Latham are advising clients in the increasingly lucrative—and still mostly unregulated—world of daily fantasy sports.

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Dewey & LeBoeuf Trial Takes a Physical Toll

By Nell Gluckman |

Dizzy jurors. Muscle spasms. Defense lawyers and prosecutors falling down left and right. Just an average couple of weeks in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial.

Depressed? Anxious? This Quiz Aims to Help Lawyers

By MP McQueen |

Mental health advocacy groups are working to remove stigmas and barriers to treatment in the legal industry. National Depression Screening Day is Thursday.

Steven Davis, right, with his attorney Elkan Abramowitz outside court on Wednesday October 7, 2015.

Dewey Execs Win Partial Verdict as Deliberations Continue

By Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman |

The Manhattan jury hearing the the criminal case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders acquitted them of several counts, but many of the most serious charges remain.

The Churn

K&L Gates Partner Nominated as VA Watchdog, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

The Obama administration nominates a K&L Gates litigator to clean up the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Pillsbury brings on a bitcoin expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Mayer Brown Tapped to Defend Volkswagen Consumer Suits

By Susan Beck |

The legal lineup continues to expand on both sides of Volkswagen’s historic corporate disaster.

Founders of Fledgling Legal Recruiting Firm Square Off in Court

By Scott Flaherty |

A recent lawsuit pitting Michelle Foster against her erstwhile partner Eilene Bloom offers a window into the legal recruiting business.

Steven Davis, Joel Sanders and Stephen DiCarmine

Jury Deadlocked in Dewey & LeBoeuf Criminal Trial

By Nell Gluckman |

Jurors deliberating in the criminal case against three former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf told a judge that they’re unable to agree on a majority of the charges against the defendants.

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Dewey & LeBoeuf Jurors Seek More Witness Testimony

By Christine Simmons |

Jurors in the criminal case against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders considered Monday a key witness's testimony relating to accounting adjustments at the now-defunct Am Law 100 firm.

American Apparel, Saddled By Legal Bills, Tries on Jones Day for Ch. 11

By Scott Flaherty |

The troubled retailer’s ongoing fight with former CEO Dov Charney has landed the company in bankruptcy. Among American Apparel’s top 30 largest unsecured creditors are three high-powered Am Law 100 firms.

Report: 2015 Could Set Record for Number of Law Firm Mergers

By Nell Gluckman |

There have been 68 law firm mergers through September 2015, according to a report released Monday by legal consultancy Altman Weil. The number is the highest through the third quarter of any year since the firm began tracking such deals nearly a decade ago.

Husch Blackwell Partner Leaves Firm After Sexting Scandal

By Jennifer Henderson |

John Diehl Jr., a real estate development and construction partner at Husch Blackwell in St. Louis who resigned as Missouri House Speaker in May after being caught up in a sexting scandal involving a female college freshman, has now also left the Am Law 200 firm.

Dentons’ Latest Global Push Sees Firm Set Up Shop in Italy

By Julie Triedman |

Dentons is opening an office in Milan after hiring a 21-lawyer team led by three partners from DLA Piper, including its former local managing partner, Federico Sutti.

Littler Mendelson Expands Beyond Americas With German Merger

By Chris Johnson |

Littler Mendelson has established its first presence outside the Americas following a merger with German labor and employment law boutique Vangard, the firm announced Monday.

The Churn

Arent Fox Adds Tech Transactions Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

American Law Firms Raise Their Bets on Germany

By Julie Triedman |

U.S. firms have adopted ambitious growth strategies in Germany, shaking up that country's lateral market.

Ahead of Hurricane, Dewey & LeBoeuf Jury Soldiers On

By Nell Gluckman |

The judge in the criminal case of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives will not ask a jury whether they’ve reached a partial verdict in the nearly four-month trial, though he raised the possibility of doing so.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s headquarters in Jerusalem.

Another Big Deal for Teva, and a Mystery Role for Kirkland Revealed

By Jennifer Henderson |

Closing the loop on the twisted tale of Kirkland & Ellis' bid to advise longtime client Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on its latest big M&A deal.

Ex-Locke Lord IT Engineer Convicted in Hacking Case

By Scott Flaherty |

A former information technology at Locke Lord has been convicted in a federal court in Dallas of hacking the firm’s internal computer network.