Editor's Picks

Illustration by John Corbitt

Happy to Be Here

By MP McQueen |

Midlevel job satisfaction increases from an already high level in our latest associates survey.

The Local Picture

This is a look at results from offices in 18 top markets.

Kim Kleman

Exit Strategies

By Kim Kleman |

For baby boomers and their firms, there's no more important topic than retirement planning.

Pensions Pose an Increasing Threat for Some Firms

By Julie Triedman |

Payouts of retirement obligations are on the rise. Some firms are moving to limit liability.

The National Report

To find out how third-, fourth- and fifth-year asso
ciates rate their firms as workplaces, our survey examined several aspects of job satisfaction.

Illustration by Michael Witte

How to Win at Succession Planning

By Katelyn Polantz |

Eight tips from law firm leaders on how to hand over the reins to the next generation.


Do Lawyers Enable Money-Laundering?

By Susan Beck |

The ABA continues to fight to shield lawyers from having to report suspicious money transfers.

Ask Me How!

By Jenna Greene |

Herbaline turned a $200 million FDA settlement into a win. Other companies should take note.

In Praise of Cyber Lawfare

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

Everyone thought that the U.S. indicted Chinese hackers merely for show. Everyone was wrong.

A New Novel Sheds Light on Cravath's Name Partner

By Rebecca Blair |

The epic 1880s patent fight over the lightbulb, as seen through the eyes of a young Paul Cravath.

Midlevel Associates are High as a Kite

By Vivia Chen |

They claim to be on Cloud 9, our survey shows. Really?

Ashurst Tweaks Its Lockstep

By Chris Johnson and Rose Walker |

The U.K. firm increases potential rewards for top performers.

Demonstrators face off against the police after the Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson (Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA/Newscom).

When Law Firms Police the Police

By Nell Gluckman |

Squire Patton is the latest firm to sign up to serve as the independent monitor of a local police department.


Top 10 Money Mistakes Boomer Lawyers Make

By MP McQueen |

Plus, advice for attorneys of all ages to grow your nest egg.

Tony Williams.

Brexit: In Britain, Many Lawyers Retire by Age 55

By Chris Johnson |

The lack of opportunities for older partners at U.K. firms has helped American firms establish themselves there, experts say.

Money-Saving Strategies That Are Often Overlooked

By Robert Bloink and William H. Byrnes |

Tax experts say five commonly missed opportunities concerning retirement accounts, tax-preferred financial products, healthcare and trust strategies can be corrected with relatively simple steps.

Chris Johnson. May 10, 2016. Photo by David Woolfall. (FREELANCE - OK TO USE BY ALL ALM PUBLICATIONS)

Defying the Odds, a British Firm Thrives in the U.S.

By Chris Johnson |

The U.K.'s Clyde & Co has had surprising success in the American legal market. What's its secret?

iStockphoto/Askold Romanov

Lawyers Abuzz about Zika

By Jennifer Henderson |

Firms tout new task forces to advise on the legal risks of the disease.

Law Firms 'Terrible' at Billing, Says GE's Counsel

He looks for those that embrace alternative fee arrangements.

CIBC / PrivateBancorp Thomson Reuters Asset Sale Lions Gate / Starz

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

Seeking to diversify beyond the Canadian economy, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce said that it will acquire Chicago-based PrivateBancorp Inc. for $3.8 billion in cash and shares.

Retiring Boomers Pose Big Challenges for Firms

By Julie Triedman |

Poor succession planning can lead to the loss of substantial client relationships, among other problems, experts say.

Illustration by Traci Daberko

Email Discovery Controversy Fueled Mud Fight Between TransPerfect's Founders

By Julie Triedman |

In the messy business divorce over translation company TransPerfect, lawyers got splattered, too.

Big Suits

By Staff |

Hewlett Packard v. Oracle; Commisa v. Pemex; Sainsbury v. MasterCard; FTC v. Herbalife; Philip Morris v. Uruguay

Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.

No Small Matter

By Alan Cohen |

HP's new Spectre laptop is thin and light, but it is too bulky to be a true game-changer.

Big Law Resists the Assault on Democracy

By Steven J. Harper |

When large firms get it right, give them their due.

Anthony Romano.

Littler Picks Up Polsinelli Vice Chair in Kansas City

By Jennifer Henderson |

Anthony Romano, a longtime partner at Polsinelli and vice chair of the firm’s labor and employment group, has left its office in Kansas City, Missouri, for Littler Mendelson. The latter publicly incurred Polsinelli's wrath last year after opening an office in the city.

Struggling Australian Firm Expects More Financial Losses

By Alex Berry |

Slater & Gordon, the world’s first publicly traded law firm, has announced that it expects losses of more than $760 million (A$1 billion) for its 2015-16 fiscal year.

Softer Demand, Rising Salaries May Lead to Layoffs, Analyst Warns

By Julie Triedman |

A Wells Fargo Private Bank survey on the first half of 2016 reveals softening demand and increasing costs, which one analyst said is causing law firm leaders to contemplate layoffs.

Scott Kadish.

Feel the Berne: Century-Old Ulmer Ushers in Fourth Leader

By Jennifer Henderson |

Cleveland-based Ulmer & Berne, founded in 1908, has announced that Scott Kadish will become its new managing partner on Oct. 1. Kadish takes the reins from Harold "Kip" Reader, who led the firm for the past 21 years.