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In Role Reversal, Foley Partner Decides to Own a Sports Team

By Brian Baxter |

Irwin Raij, cochair of Foley & Lardner's sports industry team, is part of a star-studded, 22-person investor group bringing a second professional soccer team to Los Angeles. McDermott Will & Emery and Proskauer Rose are also working on the deal, which reportedly marks the highest price ever paid for a franchise in Major League Soccer.

What's Up With These Ebola Practice Groups?

By Vivia Chen |

Reed Smith just launched its global Ebola group. Should your firm do so too?

At Norton Rose Fulbright, a New Guard for the New Year

By Nathalie Pierrepont |

After 12 years, Norton Rose Fulbright chief executive Peter Martyr will relinquish his managing partner responsibilities in the U.K. to Martin Scott, the firm announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, John Coleman, managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, will pass the baton to Charles Hurdon.

Choosing Equal Justice

By Aric Press |

Why sponsor an Equal Justice Works fellow? To help the poor and build ties to your clients.

What's Next for Big Law?

By By Kim Kleman, Editor-in-Chief |

As firms decide where they're headed, there's value in knowing where they've been and where they are now.

Are Law School Applications on the Rise?

By Vivia Chen |

News roundup: Law schools, bonus season and bad TV.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

By Brian Baxter |

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

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Ex-Mayer Brown CIO Gets 27 Months in Prison

By Nathalie Pierrepont |

David Tresch, Mayer Brown’s former chief information officer who in April 2013 admitted to running an eight-year scheme to defraud the firm, was sentenced to 27 months in prison and also ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

By Aric Press |

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Four Ways to Succeed in the Big Data Age

By Peter D. Zeughauser |

The best companies relentlessly collect, analyze and capitalize on customer data. Law firms don't. That can't continue.

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Survey: Data Security Is Tech Chiefs' Top Worry

By Alan Cohen |

Law firm chief information officers say they see potential threats coming from outside the firm, and from within.

Tech Plays from Canada's Biggest Firms

By Julie Triedman |

Law firms are using a range of strategies to develop ties with emerging companies.

When Contract Attorneys Demand Overtime, Courts Are Split

By Drew Combs |

In two different suits, contract attorneys assert that their document review assignments were too routine to comprise the practice of law. So far, one judge disagrees.

Product Review: Should You Buy the iPhone 6 Plus?

By Alan Cohen |

Apple's latest smartphone makes great use of its larger size—but the bigger footprint still could be a deal breaker.

Legal Advice for a Nobel Laureate

By MP McQueen |

As Malala Yousafzai recovered from a bullet wound, Cadwalader helped set up her charitable foundation.

Big Suits

By Jan Wolfe |

Linde v. Arab Bank; VirnetX v. Apple; Williams v. BASF; E.U. v. MasterCard; United States v. BP

Big Deals

Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises

Patent Litigation Shows No Signs of Going Out of Style

By Lisa Shuchman |

The number of suits keeps rising, with Fish & Richardson topping our law firm rankings for the most cases handled.

Canadian Bar Report Endorses Nonlawyer Ownership of Law Firms

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

A new Canadian Bar Association study offers a wide-ranging outline for change in the legal profession. The most controversial of its 22 recommendations is one that has been anathema in the United States.

Freshfields Takes On the Wall Street Elite

By Chris Johnson |

Will Freshfields's splashy new hires in New York allow it to attain the first-tier status in dealmaking that has eluded Magic Circle firms in the United States?

Canada's Hottest Startups and Their Lawyers

By Julie Triedman |

A new wave of tech enterprises is attracting increasingly large rounds of venture capital.

Chasing Tech Work, Canada's Law Firms Embrace Innovation

By Julie Triedman |

A small, enthusiastic community of lawyers is providing legal advice—and more—to a new generation of Canadian startups.

New Partners Ambivalent About Rainmaking, Survey Finds

By MP McQueen |

Half of respondents say that business generation—usually seen as the key to an elusive inner circle—is a very important factor in their success.

A Resurgent Canadian Tech Sector Draws U.S. Interest

By Julie Triedman |

As American investors sniff out Canadian tech deals, a few U.S. law firms are increasingly active north of the border.

Why Nonlawyer Can Invest in Law Firms in the U.K.—But Not in the U.S.

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney and Chris Johnson |

Under recent legal reforms, British law firms can now accept outside investment. The American Bar Association remains steadfastly opposed to such changes.

A Blueprint for Change in the Canadian Legal Profession

The recommendations put forward by the Canadian Bar Association in its report, "Futures: Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada," include wide-ranging changes at law schools and law firms.

The Churn

Edwards Wildman Trio Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Kirkland's Latest Raid Targets Skadden, But Simpson Partner Slips Away

By Susan Beck |

A few months after losing out in its pursuit of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett IPO specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie, Kirkland & Ellis has poached Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom corporate finance partner Richard Aftanas in New York.

Baker & McKenzie, DLA Piper Beef Up Presence in Mexico

By Nathalie Pierrepont |

Riding the wave of foreign investment south of the border, Baker & McKenzie has lured a team of transactional partners from DLA Piper's Mexico City office. At the same time, DLA Piper announced its own plans to combine with local firm Gallastegui y Lozano.