When Facebook Inc. offered $1 billion for a company with 13 employees and no revenue, Instagram's team hammered out a deal in a single weekend.
In an unsettled economy, transactions lawyers had their hands full last year with spin-offs, divestitures, and junk bonds.
A new breed of law firm mergers is sweeping the market. But are these firms truly integrated, or just glorified alliances?
Managing partners, relax. King & Wood Mallesons isn't coming to the U.S. or Europe—yet. It has to get a few things right in Asia first.
Fueled by the Dewey diaspora, lateral activity among Am Law 200 firms reached a three-year high in 2012. Read the complete report from the February issue, including charts that rank the firms that added and lost the most partners, as well as our list of the year's star laterals.
The Am Law 200's most high-profile lateral moves of 2012.
A dozen years of data shows that it's hard to boost profits with lateral hiring. For firms, the real payoff is just being able to stay in the game.
The U.S. and France accuse a controversial African politician of money laundering. Should they go after his lawyers, too?
Firms have spent years perfecting their lateral hiring processes. But why are the results so disappointing?