Editor's Picks

Cadwalader Partner, Federal Judge Broaden Scope of Re-Enactments

By Nell Gluckman |

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft partner Kathy Chin and her husband, Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, have been presenting re-enactments of cases important to Asian-American legal history for nearly a decade. Now, they will broaden the scope of their work to commemorate cases involving other minority groups.

(From left) Stephen DiCarmine, Zachary Warren, Joel Sanders, and Steven Davis are led into court on Thursday March 6, 2014.

Former Dewey Financial Controller Testifies to Falsifying Records

By Nell Gluckman |

Ilya Alter, a former director of budgeting and planning at Dewey & LeBoeuf, admitted in testimony Tuesday in the criminal trial of three former firm executives that he helped falsify accounting records at the now-defunct firm. Alter is one of seven former Dewey & LeBoeuf employees who have agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for a lighter sentence.

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‘Mad Dog’ of Sports Radio Meets Match in Ex-Akin Gump Partner

By Brian Baxter |

John Dowd, a former Marine and veteran Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld litigator who retired from the firm earlier this year, appeared on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio with Christopher Russo to discuss his investigation 26 years ago that led to a lifetime ban of Major League Baseball icon Pete Rose. It did not go well.

Former Law School Roommates Take Charge in Chicago

By Madeline Farber |

Rebecca Eisner and Lydia Kelley used to share mac and cheese dinners and cram for exams together. Now they oversee nearly 600 lawyers as managing partners of the Chicago offices of Mayer Brown and McDermott Will & Emery, respectively.

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Ex-Dewey Senior Partner Says Probe News Scuttled Merger Deal

By Julie Triedman |

Defense lawyers for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives had some tough questions during their cross-examination of a former executive committee member from the now-defunct firm.

Alleged Kirkland Conflict Gives Sullivan & Cromwell the Edge

By David Bario |

In the Teva-Mylan takeover fight, a magistrate judge advises that Kirkland's previous work for Mylan should bar it from advising Teva.

Pro Bono Report 2015: The Charts

Our interactive charts rank Am Law 200 firms according to their pro bono efforts in the U.S. and internationally, as well as by their breadth of commitment and average pro bono hours.

The NLJ 350: Hitting the Brakes

After an expansion kick, large firms showed only fractional head count growth in 2014.

What They Gave: Most Profitable Firms

We asked the nation's most profitable law firm's about their financial support for legal aid.

What They Gave: The Biggest Firms

We asked the law firms with the largest U.S. presence about their financial support for legal aid.

Slideshow: Where They Put Their Time

By Anita Abedian and Zoe Ferguson |

We asked law firms to identify the single project that accounted for the most pro bono hours they worked in 2014. Here are just some of their answers.

Special Report: The Justice Gap

Legal aid is woefully underfunded in the U.S. Should Big Law do more to close the breach?

Pro Bono Report 2015: Treading Water

Firms continue to talk the pro bono talk, but hours devoted to pro bono legal work dipped slightly last year among Am Law 200 firms.

Fellowships Are Another Way to Support Legal Aid

By Susan Beck |

Some firms famously underwrite public service stints for young lawyers, but many don't.

Big Law and Legal Aid

By Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief |

The nation's largest and wealthiest firms must give more to help close the justice gap.

The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

By Susan Beck |

At best, the nation's biggest and wealthiest firms donate 0.1 percent of revenue to legal aid, an institution in crisis. Isn't it time for more of them to pledge serious money?

Big Suits

By Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer |

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

The Global Lawyer: A Lack of Judgment

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

For 10 years, politics has kept America from ratifying the one treaty every lawyer agrees on. That has consequences.

One Company's Battle Against an Internet Smear Campaign

By David Hechler |

One angry man hired a small-time blogger and hamstrung Old Hill Partners. Here’s what the investment advisory company faced and how its lawyers fought back.

Product Review: Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet

By Alan Cohen |

The ability to run a full version of Windows 8.1 makes the Surface 3 a compelling choice for lawyers.

A New Look for Law Libraries: Fewer Books, More Fun

By MP McQueen |

Recent redesigns speak volumes about the changing role of firm libraries and the librarians who oversee them.

Survey: Pro Bono Hours Dip Slightly at Am Law 200 Firms

By MP McQueen |

Jenner & Block takes the top spot in our annual pro bono survey; Arnold & Porter is second.

Big Deals

By Jennifer Henderson |
Dewey before the fall.

Dewey Don'ts

By David L. Brown |

The trial of three Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders for alleged criminal fraud offers critical lessons for partners everywhere.

An Expensive Victory for the Beastie Boys

By Scott Flaherty |

The hip-hop group wins a copyright infringement case, but only gets a fraction of the legal fees it sought.

Your 80-Hour Week? Right.

By Vivia Chen |

A new survey shows that male consultants are far more likely to fake hours than their female colleagues. Lawyers, take note.

Heard at the Dewey Trial

Some memorable quotations from witnesses and evidentiary emails in the ongoing criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders.

The Lawyers Take the Field in the FIFA Scandal

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

Who's playing offense and defense in the U.S. government's massive anticorruption suit against officials of the international soccer organization.

The IRS's Quinn Emanuel Hire Draws Fire

By Julie Triedman |

Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch joins Microsoft in attacking the IRS' choice of counsel in a case against the tech giant.

Davis Polk Emails Undercut the Government's Defense in AIG Case

By Scott Flaherty |

Ruling in litigation over the 2008 bailout of American International Group, a judge cites formerly privileged emails from Davis Polk & Wardwell lawyers to bolster his criticism of the federal government's actions.