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Andrew Humphrey, Faegre Baker Daniels’ managing partner.

Faegre Unveils New Leadership Structure

By Rebecca Cohen |

Faberge Baker Daniels, formed through a late 2011 merger, has named Thomas Froehle Jr. as its next chair and managing partner, replacing Andrew Humphrey in the role. The leadership change is effective March 1, 2017.

Growing Data Threats Keep Deal Lawyers on Their Toes

By Meghan Tribe |

When it comes to deal lawyers and cybersecurity, the discussion is often over whether law firms are a weak link in their clients' data defenses. But what about lawyers' obligations to probe for cyber weaknesses within the companies doing the deals?


After Hush-Hush Opening, Manatt Mulls Broader Chicago Offering

By Roy Strom |

Big law firms often trumpet a new office in a new city as a sign of increased demand for the firm and an investment in the future. That's not the case with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips' new base in the Windy City.

Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Caesars Deal Means End of Fee Frenzy for Bankruptcy Lawyers

By Julie Triedman |

A $5 billion agreement resolves billions of dollars in potential damage claims by disgruntled creditors, and brings the bankruptcy, which has spun off as much as $200 million in legal fees to a group of firms, a giant step closer to an end.


Honigman Partner Who Saved Detroit’s Art Joins Jones Day

By Roy Strom |

A year after Jones Day opened an office in Detroit following its representation of the Motor City in its landmark Chapter 9 case, the firm has hired litigation partner Arthur O'Reilly, a former vice chairman of Honigan Miller Schwartz and Cohn.

As Cybersecurity Hurdles Loom, Smaller Firms Face Big Challenges

By Meghan Tribe |

State regulators in New York this month proposed new rules that would subject law firms to annual cybersecurity assessments. Is your firm ready?

Three Big Firms Advise on CBOE's Bats Exchange Buy

By Meghan Tribe |

Sidley Austin, Fried Frank and Davis Polk are advising on a $3.2 billion cash-and-stock deal that will see CBOE Holdings Inc., owner of the largest U.S. options exchange, acquire Bats Global Markets Inc., the nation's second-largest stock exchange operator.

Global Legal Award Winners Announced. And the Winners Are...

The American Lawyer honors the most important and creative cross-border work of the year in citizenship/pro bono, disputes, finance and mergers and acquisitions.

The Hungry Lawyer Abroad

By Vivia Chen |

How to eat your way into your client's heart, even when the meal is, um, unusual.

Jayne Fleming and leaders of Favilek, a Haitan women's rights group

Reed Smith Wins Global Legal Award for Citizenship

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

Pro Bono Counsel Jayne Fleming and a team of firm lawyers are honored for the firm's Global Protection Project, which has shepherded refugees to safety.

Barry Russell and Mark Dawkins of Akin Gump, London.

Icelandic Bank Restructuring Wins Global Legal Award

By Chris Johnson |

When Iceland's three largest banks collapsed, the nation's entire economy was at risk.

John Davies and Simon Marchant of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London.

Huge SABMiller Acquisition Is Global Deal of the Year

By Chris Johnson |

Our Global Legal Award, Corporate, honors the multitude of firms involved in Anheuser Busch InBev's $106 billion acquisition of SABMiller.

Francine Greising, Greising Law

First, They Sued. Then What?

By Nell Gluckman |

How life after litigation turned out for three women who filed discrimination suits against law firms.

Going to Bat for the Cubs

By Roy Strom |

The team turned to Kirkland and DLA Piper to execute a winning strategy off the field.

business men in London

Quinn Hires Macfarlanes Financial Services Chief in London

By Anna Ward |

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has hired Macfarlanes financial services head David Berman in London, in a rare exit for the U.K. firm.

Rolled up scroll of US 100 dollar bill on a fishing hook. A concept of deceiving someone in several fields/market/trading i.e. financial, currency, forex, stock, equity, bond, derivatives, shares, etc

Three Bankruptcies and More Big Firm Creditors, Even Bingham

By Brian Baxter |

Bingham McCutchen may have dissolved two years ago into Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, but the Boston-based firm is still listed as an unsecured creditor in the bankruptcy this month of defense contractor Fansteel Inc. Outstanding legal bills also resulted in eight other firms being listed as creditors in two more bankruptcy cases.

The Dentons Effect

The firm is now so large that big changes at Dentons mean significant changes in metrics for The Global 100.

Where U.S. Firms Have Expanded Abroad

By Meghan Tribe |

American law firms have established themselves all over the globe, but some markets are more vibrant than others, our data shows.


Auctioning Off a Chance to Win

By Julie Triedman |

A litigation funder buys a claim out of bankruptcy.

Walmart. December 13, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Big Deals

Brexit Aftermath: What's in Store for Big Law

By Staff |

Updates on a host of developments in the wake of the United Kingdom's vote to leave the EU.

The Global 100

Survey Reveals the World's Best Legal Brands

By Jennifer Henderson |

Baker & McKenzie is No. 1 again, and the Magic Circle is rising in the Acritas Global Brand Index.

The entrance of the General Motors of Canada head office in Oshawa

Trillium Motor World v. General Motors of Canada

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

General Motors of Canada is facing a class action filed by former dealers.

For the World's Top-Grossing Firms, Slow and Steady Growth

The Global 100 saw revenue and profits per partner rise, our exclusive survey shows. Still, challenges abound.

The Global 100: Rankings and Analysis of the World’s Biggest Firms

Top-grossing law firms saw slow and steady growth over the past year, with revenues and profits increasing. But challenges abound.

The Forecast for Big Law in 6 Key Markets

By Nicholas Bruch, senior legal analyst, ALM Intelligence |

Political turmoil, slow growth and more are forcing some firms to reconsider expansion plans.

Melany Lopez-Lucas in a screenshot from video shot by the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

Elevator Pitches for Legal Aid

The Associates Committee awards its first grants.


Study: Costs Matter More to Female GCs

By Staff |

And women in the job are paid significantly less than men, the survey shows.