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Young plaintiffs suing the Obama administration celebrate outside a Eugene, Oregon courthouse after filing their case on Aug. 12, 2015.

The Global Lawyer: Using the Courts to Fight Climate Change

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

The Paris climate talks won't be enough. Can courts grab control of the thermostat?

Harvard Law School Langdell Library in Cambridge, Mass.

Harvard Law School To Review Use of Controversial Seal

By Nell Gluckman |

As college students nationwide press their institutions to confront the experiences of campus minorities, law schools and their students and alumni are increasingly being drawn into the debates.

View of Bogota center with the Santamaria bullring and the Andes mountains in the background.

More Dentons Combo Deals Help Firm Enter Latin America

By Julie Triedman |

Dentons’ drive to become the preeminent global legal giant continued after Thanksgiving as the 7,300-lawyer firm announced agreements to absorb full-service shops in Colombia and Mexico into its growing Swiss verein network.

U.K. Mergers Forge Two New Quarter-Billion Pound Law Firms

By Chris Johnson |

Personal injury giant Irwin Mitchell and West Sussex-based private client firm Thomas Eggar have already exchanged contracts on a merger, while regional U.K. firm Addleshaw Goddard is in advanced talks with leading Scottish practice Maclay Murray & Spens.

Law Firm Accounting: Opening the Books

By Susan Beck |

Law firm accounting has gray areas that don't exist for other big businesses. After Dewey, is it time for more clarity?

Special Report: Litigation 2015

The American Lawyer's annual review of news and trends from the nation's courtrooms.

The Year in Review

By Kim Kleman |

Four broad themes defined 2015: mergers, financial pressures, the nature of partnership and leadership challenges.

December Crossword Puzzle: Entitled

By Victor Fleming |

"Entitled" is this month's legal theme. Or, best-sellers penned one per year.

How to Size Up Sectors and Practices for Future Growth

By William Henderson and Evan Parker |

Most of The Am Law 200 will only be able to grow by taking market share. Here are ways to think about industries and practice areas that will bear fruit for your firm.

No Truce Between Icahn and Wachtell

By Susan Beck |

After a hotly contested takeover, the billionaire investor settles with two banks, but not with Wachtell.

Survey: Firm Leaders Are Optimistic Going Into 2016

Our annual Law Firm Leaders Survey finds managing partners hopeful, if uncertain, about their firms' prospects for next year.

How To Be A Better Partner

By Chris Johnson |

In the age of the mega-firm, it's more crucial than ever for partners to take an active role in overseeing the business they own.

Product Review: Apple's iOS 9

By Alan Cohen |

The latest mobile operating system improves multitasking, but not enough to make the iPad a true laptop replacement for lawyers.

Headquarters of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C.

The Client's View: News and Trends Affecting Inside Counsel

By ALM Staff |

Short reports: The SEC and general counsel; AIG to help companies slash outside legal spending; how to deal with regulators.

The Dentons Client Mix

By Julie Triedman |

Big Deals

Canadian Big Deals

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

Big Suits

United States v. Credit Agricole; Quadrant Structured Products v. Vertin; Chickasaw Nation v. U.S. Department of the Interior; Bard v. Gore

Shown (from left) are some of the 2014-2015 Supreme Court law clerks Jones Day has hired: Benjamin Flowers, Vivek Suri, Andrew Bentz, Lauren Pardee, Brinton Lucas, Ryan Snyder and Robert Stander. Not shown are Ilana Gelfman, Amanda Rice and Eli Savit.

Jones Day Sets Record for Supreme Court Hiring Spree

By Tony Mauro |

The firm nabs a record 10 high court clerks. Hiring bonuses for these prized associates are said to be $300,000 apiece.

The Price of Influence: Law Firms Go Beyond Lobbying

By Katelyn Polantz |

What Big Law earns from lobbying—and from less traditional public policy work.

GM's Michael Millikin testifying before a Senate committee in 2014.

GM's Lawyers Still Under the Microscope

By Amanda Bronstad |

In the ignition switch litigation, a trial subpoena for the carmaker's former general counsel is the plaintiffs' latest attempt to get GM lawyers talking.

More Than Their Share of Crazy Cases

By Jenna Greene |

How the judges of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims cope with wacky filings.

A Tough Sell, and the Judge Wasn't Buying

By Jenna Greene |

American Apparel got the defamation suit filed by Dov Charney, its former CEO, tossed on an anti-SLAPP motion. It would have made for an interesting trial.

Justice Stephen Breyer

Justice Breyer's Whoops Moment

By Tony Mauro |

The Supreme Court's system for checking conflicts turns out to have some holes.

Bill Cosby

Beleaguered Cosby Hires a New Lawyer

By Patience Haggin |

The comedian turns to Quinn Emanuel in a civil sexual assault case.

Headquarters of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C.

Blindsided by the SEC?

By Susan Beck |

The agency accuses an ex-Buchanan Ingersoll partner of helping two Chinese companies list on Nasdaq through fraudulent means. He says he was blindsided by the complaint.

Dewey juror Edith Hines talks to reporters and defense attorneys after the mistrial, Oct, 19, 2015. Defendant Steven Davis is third from left and Stephen DiCarmine is at right. At left is Davis's attorney Elkan Abramowitz.

21 Days to Deadlock

By Nell Gluckman |

The jurors in the Dewey trial worked hard to reach consensus, but the mountain of evidence in the four-month trial overwhelmed them.

Government Attorneys on the Clock

By C. Ryan Barber |

A fee fight over the size of the sanctions award sought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission against InTrade has CFTC lawyers calculating their hourly rates.

Red Flags About Your Firm's Financials

By Chris Johnson |

Lots of third-party debt to cover short-term debt? The unexplained exodus of your CFO? These and other events should set off alarm bells.

How Well Is Your Firm Governed? Nine Questions to Ask

By Chris Johnson |

These factors don't apply equally to all firms. But they can identify weaknesses, experts say.