The American Lawyer October 2012
As Africa's economy takes off, independent firms prosper, and global firms refine their strategy. A look at the changing landscape.
Law firm mergers and the rise of vereins create new players in the Global 100. More change is on the way.
When one of Brazil's top firms needed to reinvent itself, it sought advice from a handful of leading Am Law 100 firms.
As emerging market companies go on a buying spree, which law firms are doing the deals?
If elected, Mitt Romney plans to unravel President Obama's policies on his first day in office. Can he do that?
The American Lawyer's veteran senior writer reflects on 25 years of reporting on law firms.
Am Law firms have been a nice landing spot for former presidential candidates.
Am Law 100 firms increasingly look to lateral hires to fill leadership spots.
Why a handful of Am Law 100 firms rarely hire laterals.
Lawsuits by employees boost labor and employment work.
Antitrust is in the spotlight as Visa and MasterCard settle a class action for $7 billion and Microsoft gets a $3.5 billion suit tossed.
July saw a burst of dealmaking in the health care sector.
Aetna/Coventry; BC Partners and CPP Investment Board/Suddenlink; NRG/GenOn
SNC-Lavalin shareholders sue over alleged bribery in Libya, and AstraZeneca turns back a proposed Seroquel class action.
With costs up and partnerships shrinking, the old-fashioned capital call may be poised for a resurgence.
Am Law Tech
Plenty of apps promise to help lawyers work smarter. Which ones actually deliver?
It's been 25 years since Finley Kumble's demise, and many Am Law 200 leaders have learned from its most serious blunders. Still, some of the notorious firm's questionable strategies persist.
Every unhappy in-house counsel is unhappy in his or her own way. But a new report suggests that the reasons blue-chip clients break up with law firms tend to clump in four categories.