The American Lawyer February 2013
In demand ex-prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald chooses Skadden—but insists on a few conditions.
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 Am Law 200's most high-profile lateral moves of 2012.
Firms have spent years perfecting their lateral hiring processes. But why are the results so disappointing?
Fueled by the Dewey diaspora, lateral activity among Am Law 200 firms reached a three-year high in 2012.
The U.S. and France accuse a controversial African politician of money laundering. Should they go after his lawyers, too?
Women gain the right to practice law in Saudi Arabia, but barriers for them and their firms remain.
The state of the law isn't keeping pace with privacy concerns raised by the fact that more than 30,000 drones could be in American airspace someday.
The fear of government tipsters is driving demand for white-collar expertise.
The 2012 election has caused some lawyers to leave their government positions and move to Am Law 100 firms.
How a Debevoise partner's pro bono case kept the U.S.'s antiterrorism law from being watered down.
Some managing partners at Am Law firms are eschewing retirement for active practice.
Loschiavo et al. v. Fidelity Management Trust Co. et al.; Laumann et al. v. NHL et al.; Allen et al. v. Dairy Farmers of America et al.; USA v. Caronia; In re Aetna UCR Litigation
Banco Santander S.A.'s sale of a 25 percent stake in its Mexican subsidiary led a fall flurry of IPOs.
Freeport-McMoRan/Plains Exploration & Production Company/McMoRan Exploration; Equity Residential and AvalonBay/Archstone; Conagra/Ralcorp
Am Law Tech
While flawed, Microsoft's tablet has a lot to offer lawyers—starting with a full-featured Office suite.
In a new book, futurist Richard Susskind finds most firms unprepared for the challenges ahead.
At the same time they're wooing expensive lateral talent, many firms are also shedding dozens of lawyers at home every year—their associates. More careful training and management of associates and junior partners would likely help firms avoid the need for so many lateral recruits in the first place.
An ex-GC on how law firms can attract business. Hint: It involves more than canapés.