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Arnold & Porter LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 748
  • Gross Revenues: $731,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $975,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,425,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 7

Arnold & Porter is based in Washington, D.C. With $555,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010, the firm ranked 48th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings. The firm ranked 55th on the 2011 Global 100 survey of firms worldwide. In terms of size, the firm placed 55th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. firms, with 650 attorneys. In addition to its D.C. headquarters, Arnold & Porter has U.S. offices in California, New York, Denver, Colorado and McLean, Va., and has overseas offices in London and Brussels. The firm's practice areas include corporate law, antitrust and trade regulation, environmental law, government contracts, intellectual property/technology, litigation, and tax.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 37 7 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 37 7 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 56 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 22 3 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 14 -12 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 24 -2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 109 -3 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 14 5 Summer programs

In the News

Amid IPO Wave, Firms Ride Rising Fee Tide

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The Am Law Daily looks at Am Law 100 firms reaping fees for new listings, which have soared in recent years.

The Churn: Gibson Lands Ropes SF Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Among those switching firms in our latest roundup: a new cochair for Gibson Dunn's life sciences practice.

The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Three more partners have left struggling Patton Boggs for new endeavors.

Not Invincible

Ross Todd : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Television's establishment continues its assault on upstart Aereo.

April 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Judge Tosses Suit That Gripped Swath of Valley Players

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila dismissed a suit accusing Airbnb, Facebook and other e-commerce companies of disregarding state regulations for money transmitters.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

Three firms have promoted partners and two have added counsel.

Legal Aid Forms Committee to Find New Chief Attorney

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

Two union officials and three attorneys-in-charge of the New York City Legal Aid Society are among those named to a search committee to find a successor to outgoing Attorney-in-Chief Steven Banks.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Pamela Fulmer joins Arent Fox's intellectual property and complex litigation practices as partner in the San Francisco office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Clinton-Era Documents Detail White House Legal Discussions

Todd Ruger and Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

The latest release of previously secret documents from the Clinton White House offered a behind-the-scenes look into how the administration handled a U.S. Supreme Court decision and a billion-dollar fraud lawsuit against major tobacco companies. Here are those and some other high points from about 4,000 pages of documents—released Friday by The National Archives—that includes correspondence between Bill and Hillary Clinton and their aides.

Deluge of New York City Laws Guards Against Flooding

Michael B. Gerrard : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

In his Environmental Law column, Michael B. Gerrard of Columbia Law School and Arnold & Porter, reviews the more than 50 environmental bills signed into law in the last year of Mayor Bloomberg's 12-year term, 31 of which related to the post-Sandy recovery process.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 10, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Portrait Unveiling

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

A portrait of Stewart Aaron, the immediate past president of the New York County Lawyers' Association, was unveiled Wednesday at a ceremony at NYCLA's.

Dewey Demise Sends Another Ex-Partner Into Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

A week before three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders were charged with engineering a massive fraud that helped destroy the firm, litigator Geoffrey Coll underscored the human toll of the collapse caused by their alleged actions by filing for Chapter 7 protection.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

Arnold & Porter Posts First Gross Revenue Decline in Two Decades

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 04, 2014

For the first time since 1994, Arnold & Porter saw a decline in gross revenue last year, according to our reporting.

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

Sherry Karbin : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

In the 10 years that Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd has been in operation, it's scored a string of impressive knockouts in complex securities litigation cases.

Susman Godfrey

Pearl Wu : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

As if helping to secure a historic billion-dollar settlement against Toyota Motor Corp. didn't keep Susman Godfrey busy enough last year, the firm's performance was key in other landmark cases as well.

Motley Rice

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Motley Rice has made it to the top by helping underdogs. The firm played a key role in a monumental California state court ruling in January that three companies must pay $1.15 billion in lead-paint abatement.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 03, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Arnold & Porter Hooks IP Partner From Kirkland

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Five firms have announced additions, while Holland & Knight and Bracewell & Giuliani have elevated new partners.

The Churn: Dinsmore Absorbs Bond Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Dinsmore & Shohl expands its public finance capabilities with the acquisition of a 35-lawyer Cincinnati-based firm; Dorsey & Whitney loses a pair to Polsinelli; and Orrick expands in London.

Quinn Emanuel Wins on Jurisdiction in Indonesia Arbitration

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

World Bank arbitrators asserted jurisdiction over more than $1 billion in claims brought by Churchill Mining plc and its Australian affiliate alleging that the Republic of Indonesia expropriated Churchill's coal mining concession in East Kutai, Indonesia.

How BP Decided to Fight the Deepwater Settlement

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

: The oil giant embraced a settlement that resolved billions of dollars worth of oil spill claims—and then turned against it. Why?

A Banner Year for Venable

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 27, 2014

Venable, bolstered by the strength of the firm's litigation and regulatory groups, in 2013 set new firm records for revenue and profits per partner.

Big Suits

Susan Beck, Rebekah Mintzer, Ross Todd, Jan Wolfe and Sheri Qualters : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

U.S. v. JPMorgan Chase; In re Payment Card Interchange Fee Antitrust Litigation; Swatch v. Tiffany; In re: Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation

Arnold & Porter Litigator Decamps for Venable

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 26, 2014

The Churn: Latham Adds from Ropes in Boston, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

A Boston-based white-collar litigator jumps to Latham & Watkins from Ropes & Gray; Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck gains five intellectual property lawyers; and Morrison & Foerster welcomes back a former partner from the Obama administration.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The Churn: MoFo Lands Judge Peck, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

MoFo hires the federal bankruptcy judge who oversaw Lehman Brothers' Chapter 11 case; nine securitization and structured finance attorneys leave Jones Day to join Chapman and Cutler; and Latham adds its third private equity partner from Clifford Chance in the past year.

Citing Ninth Circuit Ruling, Nevada Drops Fight Over Gay Marriage Ban

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2014

We named Lisa Blatt of Arnold & Porter and Brian Hennigan of Irell & Manella Litigators of the Week for last month's Ninth Circuit win, in which the court found that lawyers for Abbott Labs improperly struck a self-identified gay juror because of his sexual orientation.

Week of Feb. 10

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Catherine H. Goodman and Cynthia L. Hill have become equity partners in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Fort Worth. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Litigation Over Anti-Clot Drug Plavix Continues To Mount in New Jersey

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Lawsuits alleging health and financial injury from the anti-blood-clot drug Plavix are piling up in New Jersey following the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation's decision to centralize them here.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 04, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Churn: Yankees President Heads to Jackson Lewis, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Randy Levine, team president of the New York Yankees, has left Akin to join the New York office of Jackson Lewis as of counsel. Meanwhile, Covington adds two financial M&A partners in Washington, D.C., and Gibson Dunn lands new partners in Los Angeles and New York.

Your Career: Merger Mania

Sandy Lechtick : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

In this post-recession economy, partners should really understand where their firm is headed and what that means for them, writes recruiter Sandy Lechtick.

The Churn: Katten Grabs Bingham Real Estate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Bingham McCutchen loses another practice group leader, as real estate cochair Kenneth Lore takes a nine-lawyer team to Katten Muchin Rosenman. Meanwhile, Skadden brings back a former partner to head its white-collar group and Blank Rome poaches two partners versed in sometimes tricky partnership issues from Greenberg Traurig.

City, Plaintiffs Reach Accord in Stop-and-Frisk

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

In a complete turn-around from the dogged opposition by the former administration, Mayor Bill de Blasio said we "accept the facts and road map laid out" in Judge Shira Scheindlin's "landmark ruling" and vowed to follow through on reforming NYPD policies and to keep a court-appointed monitor on the job.

Prominent Defenders for Nominee to Head Civil Right Division

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

The president of the American Bar Association and other prominent lawyers are urging the Senate Judiciary Committee not to penalize a top Justice Department nominee for having once helped with the appeal of a convicted murderer.

D.C. MOVES

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Arnold & Porter Hires Four Attorneys From Hogan Lovells, Opens Houston Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Arnold & Porter has hired four laterals from Hogan Lovells and moved into the energy-booming Texas market with an office in Houston. Partner Thad Dameris, a litigator, will head the Arnold & Porter office.

Pennsylvania's Photo ID Law Blocked, for Now

Jennifer R. Clarke : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2014

On Jan. 17, Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley issued his long-awaited ruling on the challenge to Act 18, Pennsylvania's photo ID law, in Applewhite v. Commonwealth, 330 MD 2012. McGinley held that Act 18 cannot be applied consistent with its terms and that it violates Article I, Section 5 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The court permanently enjoined state officials from enforcing the act's photo identification requirement for voting.

'Windsor' Extended

Scott Graham : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has become the first federal appellate court to rule explicitly that laws denying equal protection to gays and lesbians are subject to heightened judicial scrutiny — a decision that could have enormous ramifications in civil rights litigation all over the western United States.

The Churn: K&S Adds Two From Fried Frank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

King & Spalding bolsters its white-collar group by recruiting a pair of partners of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Meanwhile, three Am Law firms open new offices with lateral hires. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to thechurn@alm.com.

Litigators of the Week: Lisa Blatt of Arnold & Porter and Brian Hennigan of Irell & Manella

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

Hennigan and Blatt scored an important civil rights victory for gays and lesbians in the unlikeliest of cases: a drug licensing battle between GlaxoSmithKline and Abbott Labs.

Ninth Circuit Rules Gays Cannot Be Excluded as Jurors

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday became the first federal appellate court to rule explicitly that laws denying equal protection to gays and lesbians are subject to heightened judicial scrutiny—a decision that could have enormous ramifications in civil rights litigation all over the western United States.

Google Tops Best Employer List; Firms Trail Behind

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 22, 2014

Fortune has released its list of the top 100 companies to work for in 2014, which includes an office with an official VP of Fun.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 22, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Arnold & Porter Hires Four Attorneys From Hogan Lovells, Opens Houston Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 22, 2014

New Arnold & Porter partner Thad Dameris said his team is national counsel for aerospace manufacturer Airbus, and they handle all of the company's tort litigation in the United States.

Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law Struck Down

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

Pennsylvania's law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls is unconstitutional, a state court judge has ruled in striking down the controversial measure.

TV Networks Ask D.C. Circuit to Freeze Online Streaming Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a dispute between television networks and online streaming service Aereo Inc., national broadcasters have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to put a similar case on hold.

Federal Court: Judge Had Power to Block Madoff Claims

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

A bankruptcy judge had the authority to block private plaintiffs from suing the estate of Jeffry Picower in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme because their claims were derivative to those brought by a trustee working to recover money for all Madoff investors, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

Abortion Protest Case Tests First Amendment Boundaries

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Abortion returns to the U.S. Supreme Court docket on Jan. 15, in the form of a First Amendment dispute over the right to protest outside reproductive health clinics.

Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of ATM Fees Antitrust Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 13, 2014

ATM operators and consumers suing Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over ATM fees are appealing a judge's order dismissing the case.

Leading M&A Transactions-Target or Acquirer Based in N.J.-2013

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Leading M&A transactions with the target or acquirer based in N.J. in 2013.

Health Care Whistleblower Suit Unsealed

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 10, 2014

A whistleblower suit filed against a multibillion-dollar for-profit hospital network has been unsealed in federal court in Philadelphia and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has decided to intervene.

New Fellowship Aims to Restart Dormant Legal Careers

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Four Am Law 100 firms—Baker Botts, Cooley, Hogan Lovells, and Sidley—have signed on to a new pilot program designed to put women lawyers who have stepped away from the profession for one reason or another back into a law firm setting.

Judicial Circuit Accused of Providing Poor Counsel

: The Associated Press : January 09, 2014

A recently-filed lawsuit accuses a south Georgia public defender's office of providing subpar representation for poor and juvenile defendants, and rushing their cases through the legal system.

New York Environmental Legislation and Regulations in 2013

Michael B. Gerrard : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

In his Environmental Law column, Michael B. Gerrard of Columbia Law School reviews laws that were signed by Governor Cuomo in 2013 regarding notice requirements in the Brownfield Cleanup Program, mercury thermostats, oversized lobsters, and Eurasian boars; along with final regulations promulgated concerning New York's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and regulatory relief for certain dairy farms.

Judge Finalizes Landmark $1.15 Billion Lead Paint Ruling

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 08, 2014

Ready to 'Do Justice,' Carter Assumes Helm at Law Department

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2013

Zachary Carter, the incoming New York City corporation counsel, said he is ready to take over an office already running at full speed on a number of major issues. "Absolutely," Carter said in an interview. "I've always loved public service and this is an opportunity to play an important role in the administration of the city."

Family Urges Israel to Allow Security Officer to Testify

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2013

The family of a Florida teenager who was killed by a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv while on a school trip, is seeking to compel the government of Israel to allow one of its retired intelligence officers, to testify in a lawsuit accusing government-owned Bank of China of providing financial services to the terrorists.

E-Cards, 'Xmas Jammies' and the Personal Touch

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 17, 2013

A family's pajamas give firms an example of how to get their e-greetings right.

The Long Fight For Baby Veronica

Mark Obbie : The American Lawyer : January 17, 2013

When the Supreme Court ruled in the high-profile adoption battle over a little girl with Cherokee ancestry, the case seemed to be over. It wasn't.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2013

Judge Says Lead Paint Companies Owe $1.1 Billion

Max Taves : The Recorder : January 16, 2013

Santa Clara Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg backs counties in long fight to prove toxin is a public nuisance.

Aereo Asks Justices to Settle Fight With Broadcasters

Tony Mauro : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2013

In an unusual move that raised the stakes in a major copyright battle between broadcast television networks and the upstart Aereo service, Aereo Inc. on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the dispute, even though it won in the court below.

The Churn: Dentons Adds Toronto Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

Dentons lands a top Canadian deal lawyer from Baker & McKenzie; Abercrombie & Fitch hires a general counsel from the ranks of Greenberg Traurig; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett expands in Houston.

Aereo Asks Supreme Court to Settle Copyright Fight

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 13, 2013

In an unusual move that raised the stakes in a major copyright battle between broadcast television networks and the upstart Aereo service, Aereo Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the dispute, even though it won in the court below.

Amid Deal Doldrums, Energy M&A Still Flows to Some Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Though the volume of energy-related M&A transactions has dipped to a nine-year low, Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fulbright, Vinson & Elkins and White & Case are closing out 2013 by grabbing leading roles on a spate of big deals tied to the industry.

Aereo Asks Justices to Settle Fight With Broadcasters

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2013

In an unusual move that raised the stakes in a major copyright battle between broadcast television networks and the upstart Aereo service, Aereo Inc. on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the dispute, even though it won in the court below.

The Churn: Nixon Lands Bulger Prosecutor, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2013

Nixon Peabody hires the assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger; a top lawyer with the White House Council on Environmental Quality joins Covington & Burling; and the head of Cozen O'Connor's real estate practice becomes general counsel of a real estate investment trust.

Proposed Rule Change in Commercial Division Addresses Interrogatories

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 04, 2013

The Office of Court Administration has begun accepting public comment on a proposed new rule relating to the use of interrogatories in the statewide Commercial Division.

With Detroit's Chapter 9 Filing Approved, Some Firms Win Big

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2013

In a historic ruling handed down Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes approved Detroit's Chapter 9 petition and made the Motor City the largest U.S. municipality ever to declare itself legally insolvent. Rhodes' decision, which also permits the cutting of city pension obligations and the sale of municipal assets, means htat more than a dozen Am Law 200 firms will continue to rack up fees advising clients in the case.

Firms That Hired Dewey Partners Can't Block Subpoenas

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2013

Over the objections of more than two dozen law firms, the federal bankruptcy judge overseeing Dewey & LeBoeuf's Chapter 11 case ruled Tuesday that those firms must turn over information about how much work they inherited in taking on former Dewey partners ahead of its collapse last year.

Still Shrinking, But More Slowly

Matthew Huisman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Washington law offices made progress—especially compared to 2011.

Harmony at Last

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

After years of bickering, two agencies join to enforce antitrust laws.

D.C. Calendar of Events

: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

Sandra Busell joins Davidoff Hutcher & Citron's trusts and estates group. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The High Cost of Robocalling

Angela Hunt : Corporate Counsel : January 20, 2013

The number of class action lawsuits against telemarketers and debt collectors for conducting automated calls to consumers without permission is skyrocketing—and costing companies millions.

Plaintiffs File Notice of Appeal in Met Cases

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 19, 2013

The individuals whose lawsuit against the Metropolitan Museum of Art over its pay-as-you-wish admissions policy was partially dismissed by a judge last month have filed a notice of appeal.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

Alejandro Fiuza joins Brown Rudnick's corporate practice group as partner and chairman of the firm's new Latin American practice group. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 18, 2013

A weekly report of lawyer moves and law firm changes. Keep abreast of where movers and shakers are going and what they're doing.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Basel Committee Turns Attention to Market Risk (Again)

Kathleen A. Scott : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2013

In her International Banking column, Kathleen A. Scott, counsel at Arnold & Porter, writes that after the financial crisis demonstrated that previously adopted market risk standards did not provide for sufficient capital to absorb the large trading losses that had occurred, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision undertook a thorough review of the standards and recently released a consultative document with specific proposed revisions.

Bloomberg's Environmental Record, de Blasio's Promises

Michael B. Gerrard : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2013

In his Environmental Law column, Michael B. Gerrard of Columbia Law School, discusses Mayor Bloomberg's environmental achievements, which far exceeded his promises in most areas, and Mayor-elect de Blasio's plans, which will continue and extend most of his predecessor's policies with a new emphasis on workforce training.

Am Law 100, Canadian Firms Advise on Big Energy Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Foreign buyers and private-equity firms continued to spur activity in the energy M&A sector over the past week, yielding roles for Andrews Kurth; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jones Day; Locke Lord; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Vinson & Elkins; and leading Canadian firms Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Zachary Smith joins Moore & Van Allen's bankruptcy and financial restructuring team as partner in the Charlotte office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Does Big Law Make Big on Twitter?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 05, 2013

A look into Big Law's presence on Cornell Law School's top Twitter list.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2013

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips hires a new president for its international consulting subsidiary; a Mayer Brown lawyer has defected to Freeborn & Peters in Chicago; and the chair of Kaye Scholer's investment funds group has gone to Sidley Austin. .

With Chill in the Air, a Fresh Law Firm Lawsuit-Palooza

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2013

Our latest roundup of litigation in which Am Law 200 firms are either defendants or plaintiffs includes Dorsey & Whitney getting sued over a burst pipe; the ex-wife of a deceased Kaye Scholer partner seeking retirement benefits from the firm; and Thompson Hine facing accusations of discrimination and wrongful termination brought by a legal secretary once employed by the firm.

Catching Up on Fracking Regulations

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2013

It seems that nearly every day there's a new regulatory or legislative development related to hydraulic fracturing (or fracking).

Tech Circuit: Shira Scheindlin Edition

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2013

The e-discovery community reacts to appellate court decision to bounce Scheindlin off controversial Stop-and-Frisk case, days before NYC mayor election.

Circuit Rebuffs Scheindlin on Stop/Frisk

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2013

The Second Circuit said Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin had given the "appearance of partiality" in her handling of 'Floyd v. City of New York,' and it stayed pending appeal Scheindlin's appointment of a monitor to reform NYPD stop-and-frisk policies and practices she had held unconstitutional.

Circuit Rebuffs Scheindlin on Stop/Frisk

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2013

The Second Circuit said Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin had given the "appearance of partiality" in her handling of 'Floyd v. City of New York,' and it stayed pending appeal Scheindlin's appointment of a monitor to reform NYPD stop-and-frisk policies and practices she had held unconstitutional.

Judge Dismisses Some Claims in Pair of Lawsuits Against the Met

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 31, 2013

A group of plaintiffs challenging the Metropolitan Museum of Art's longstanding pay-as-you-wish admissions policy has no standing to sue the museum for refusing free entry to visitors, a Manhattan judge has ruled.

The Experts

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The New York Law Journal thanks our legal columnists who have been contributing to the Law Journal from the 1960s to the present day.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn and Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2013

Patton Boggs creates a public finance practice with four hires from Edwards Wildman & Palmer; Arnold & Porter loses a partner to Bingham McCutchen; and Fisher & Phillips hires four attorneys from a shuttering firm in Denver. .

D. C. Calendar of Events

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Building a Supreme Court Practice

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Kannon Shanmugam sits down with to discuss building a practice at a firm that does not have practice groups, amid the competitive and economic pressures of representing clients before the nation's highest court.

Four Am Law Firms Lead on $1.4 Billion Fertilizer Deal

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2013

Fertilizer manufacturer and distributor CF Industries said Monday it has agreed to sell its phosphate mining and manufacturing business to Mosaic Company for $1.4 billion. Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom is serving as counsel to CF Industries, while Dorsey & Whitney, Mayer Brown and Arnold & Porter are representing Mosaic.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Ten firms announce new additions, among other news.