Chris Johnson

Hogan Lovells Boosts German Practice With Mayer Brown Management Hire

Chris Johnson

Hogan Lovells has boosted its German finance practice with the hire of a two-partner derivatives team from Mayer Brown, led by European capital markets head and global partnership board member Jochen Seitz.

Do the Big Four Accounting Firms Pose a Big Threat to Big Law?

Chris Johnson

A new study by ALM Intelligence warns that law firms should prepare for increased competition from the Big Four as they step up their push into legal services.

A Tale of Two Law Firm IPOs

Chris Johnson

Slater & Gordon is struggling a decade after its landmark initial public offering. But the U.K.-based Gately has so far thrived as a publicly traded law firm.

Hogan Lovells Extends Senior Management Terms

Chris Johnson

Hogan Lovells has extended the terms of CEO Steve Immelt and deputy CEO David Hudd, the firm announced Thursday.

Law Firm AI Provider Among 8 Companies Selected for Allen & Overy Tech Startup Initiative

Chris Johnson

Allen & Overy has selected eight companies to be part of the firm's new tech startup initiative, called Fuse.

Why Turning Your Back on a Growing Practice Area Is Sometimes the Right Thing To Do

Chris Johnson

It's always interesting when Big Law firms take opposing views on a matter of strategy, whether it's their approach to equity and compensation, or the merits of a particular practice area or geography.

From Russia Without Gloves: A Reporter's Musings on Traveling to Moscow

Chris Johnson

It was nine years since reporter Chris Johnson last went to Russia. His trip this year, for a feature article for The American Lawyer, showed much has changed, and much has stayed the same.

What Is Really Behind Freshfields' Poor Financial Results?

Chris Johnson

Magic Circle firms have been reporting their annual financials, and Freshfields stands out as having had a particularly challenging year.

Cravath Inks Deal With AI Company Part-Owned by Top UK Firm

Chris Johnson

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has joined the law firms turning to AI by signing a deal with British software company Luminance.

Cravath Inks Deal With AI Company Part-Owned by Top UK Firm

Chris Johnson

The Wall Street firm has joined the growing ranks of elite law firms turning to artificial intelligence in an attempt to cut costs and improve efficiency by signing a deal with British software company Luminance, which is part-owned by Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May.

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