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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 476
  • Gross Revenues: $444,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $935,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,315,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is a New York-based law firm. The firm ranked 60th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings with gross revenue of $471,500,000 in 2010. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. firms based on size, Fried, Frank is the 81st largest law firm in the United States with 485 attorneys and multiple offices worldwide. On the 2011 Global 100 survey of firms worldwide, Fried Frank ranked as the 69th highest-grossing law firm. The firm's practice includes securities regulation; mergers and acquisitions; antitrust; bankruptcy and restructuring; real estate; white-collar crime; and technology law. In addition to its New York headquarters, Fried, Frank has offices in Washington, D.C., London, Frankfurt, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 65 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 65 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 80 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 97 -16 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 123 -16 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 101 20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 74 -25 Summer programs

In the News

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Privately-held Swiss trading house Mercuria Energy Group has agreed to buy JPMorgan Chase's physical commodities trading unit in a deal worth $3.5 billion. Also, Media General announced Friday that it has agreed to acquire LIN Media LLC in a $1.6 billion cash-and-stock deal that, if completed, will create the second-largest local television broadcasting company in the country.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Relocating downtown, Revlon Inc. will be moving its corporate offices to One New York Plaza from 237 Park Ave. Also, Sherwood Equities Inc. has signed two new five-year leases with tech companies Travel Tripper and Virtusa Corporation at 370 Lexington Ave.

Am Law Quartet Tune In for Big Local TV Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Media General has turned to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson for counsel on its proposed acquisition of LIN Media LLC, which has retained Covington & Burling and Weil, Gotshal & Manges to advise on the $1.6 billion cash-and-stock deal. Paul Hastings, meanwhile, is working on arranging the financing for the transaction, which will create the nation's second-largest local television broadcasting company.

Government's Insider Trading Net Snags Simpson Thacher Clerk

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

The SEC and federal prosecutors in New Jersey charged Steven Metro, a managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, along with a Morgan Stanley stockbroker, with taking part in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme involving some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.

GC of Novelis Inc. Manages a Worldwide Team

Mary Welch | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 19, 2014

Les Parrette is senior vice president, general counsel and compliance officer for Novelis Inc., a world leader in rolled aluminum products and aluminum recycling.

InVivo Hires a Pharma Pro as General Counsel

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 17, 2014

The medical device maker's new hire has extensive European credentials as well.

Dentons Adds Hong Kong Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2014

Wei Guangqin was previously a special counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson specializing in corporate finance and capital markets.

Fried Frank Announces Partner, Counsel Moves

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Five lawyers at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson have been promoted to partner effective March 1.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Fried Frank, a Strong Year Ahead of Leadership Change

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Fried, Frank, Harris & Jacobson's Valerie Ford Jacob said Wednesday she is stepping down from her position as cochair on the heels of a year that saw the firm rebound from a shaky 2012 by recording increased revenue and its highest-ever profits per equity partner, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

The Churn: Kaye Scholer Adds Cybersecurity Expert, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Kaye Scholer creates a new global cybersecurity and privacy group in connection with a recent hire; Dentons makes a series of additions in Washington, D.C., and several lawyers leave Edwards Wildman & Palmer.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Profits Spike at Davis Polk

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Davis Polk & Wardwell saw its profits per partner surge 22.5 percent last year, to $2.94 million, while the firm's gross revenue rose a more modest 5.4 percent, to $975 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Cover Story: In Search of the Downturn's Laid-Off Associates

Sara Randazzo : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Some are at smaller firms, and some left the law altogether: Stories of six of the recession's survivors.

Meaning and Enforceability of 'Best Efforts' Provisions

Gregg L. Weiner and Joshua D. Roth : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Gregg L. Weiner and Joshua D. Roth of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson examine the murky area of New York law surrounding contractual best effort provisions.

Start-Up Mode

: The American Lawyer : January 26, 2014

After leaving it all behind for awhile, Sara Pak begins another chapter.

Senate Confirms Two for Northern District Judgeships

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

Beth Labson Freeman and James Donato will fill seats vacated by judges Jeremy Fogel and James Ware.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

One month after Time Warner Cable rejected a takeover bid as "grossly inadequate," the nation's second-largest cable company has attracted a better offer. Also, generic drug maker Actavis has said it will buy Forest Laboratories.

Cleary Sues Insurer Over Loss of Business After Sandy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, whose main office downtown was closed for about three and a half days after Superstorm Sandy and then continued to be affected by the loss of utilities, claims it lost more than $3 million in business income.

Cleary Sues Insurer Over Loss of Business After Sandy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, whose main office downtown was closed for about three and a half days after Superstorm Sandy and then continued to be affected by the loss of utilities, claims it lost more than $3 million in business income.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Five firms have added new partners, while others have announced promotions.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The law firms of Goldberg Segalla and Moritt Hock & Hamroff have expanded their offices at The Treeline Companies' Garden City Plaza complex in Long Island. Also, Google Inc. has added 17,658 square feet to its New York City headquarters in Chelsea Market.

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.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Lateral All-Stars

Hillary Flynn, Tom Brennan, Chris Johnson and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The most high-profile lateral partner moves of 2013.

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.

King & Spalding Lures Fried Frank Defense Lawyers

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

William Johnson and Dixie Johnson, two leaders of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson's white-collar defense and securities enforcement practice, are leaving to join King & Spalding.

Firms Line Up for Liberty's $9.4 Billion Ziggo Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Liberty Global, the media giant run by billionaire John Malone, has agreed to pay roughly $9.4 billion to buy the 71.5 percent stake in Dutch cable provider Ziggo it does not already own. Allen & Overy and Ropes & Gray are advising Liberty on the acquisition, Freshfields is acting as Ziggo's lead counsel, Shearman & Sterling is representing Ziggo on financing aspects and a pair of Dutch firms are also playing roles in the matter.

Suit Over 'Tiffany Setting' May End Jeweler's Trademark

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

In light of a federal court ruling in the well-publicized trademark fight between Tiffany & Co. and Costco Wholesale Corp. over Cosco's use of the Tiffany name in marketing materials, Tiffany is now at risk of losing its trademark on the term "Tiffany setting."

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.

Marketplace

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

Almost a decade after opening on Columbus Circle across from the southwestern edge of New York City's Central Park, the Time Warner Center is set to be sold by its namesake inhabitant to an investor group that helped construct the 55-story edifice.

Fee Tracker: Apple's Bromwich Battle and More

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

The Am Law Daily tallies how much Am Law 200 firms are earning on a variety of engagements, from a Goodwin Procter partner serving as Apple's court-appointed monitor to Robins Kaplan's representation in a card-swipe class action to a Winston & Strawn partner's move in-house with a longtime client.

Will Tiffany Regret Suing Costco?

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 22, 2014

In a well-publicized trademark fight between the two companies, Tiffany is now at risk of losing its trademark on the term "Tiffany setting." U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in Manhattan has held that a jury could reasonably find that the term is generic and the trademark invalid.

The Churn: Hogan Lovells Launches in Sao Paulo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Hogan Lovells opens its second Brazilian office with a lateral hire from Clifford Chance; Holland & Knight and Littler both beef up in Portland, and Pryor Cashman adds a prominent sports attorney and agent.

Fried Frank, Paul Weiss Lead on Time Warner Center Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

The Am Law 100 firms—well versed on the subject of Manhattan's pricey commercial real estate—are advising media giant Time Warner Inc. on the $1.3 billion sale of its Columbus Circle headquarters to an investor group. The deal has also yielded roles for Gibson Dunn, Kirkland, Schulte Roth, Sidley Austin and Skadden.

Amid Practice Leader Losses, Dorsey Plots Turnaround

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

A year after an abrupt management change spurred a firmwide restructuring, three practice group leaders have recently left Dorsey & Whitney for positions elsewhere. Departures aside, Dorsey managing partner Kenneth Cutler tells The Am Law Daily that the firm's gross revenue rose last year for the first time in six years against the backdrop of a shifting legal landscape that has seen leading Minneapolis-based rivals Faegre & Benson and Leonard, Street and Deinard strike merger deals.

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.

New Jersey M&As Saw Drop In Number and Value in 2013

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

New Jersey's mergers-and-acquisitions market told a familiar tale in 2013: another year that began with optimism and ended with stagnation.

Cooley Advises LegalZoom in Private Equity Infusion

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

Legal Zoom, a Web-based provider of legal services, withdrew its initial public offering plans Tuesday to pave the way for a European private to take a controlling stake.

Cooley Advises LegalZoom in Private Equity Infusion

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

Baker Botts Dialed In for Liberty on Sirius XM Bid

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

Liberty Media Corp., the holding company controlled by cable magnate John Malone, has turned again to its frequent outside counsel at Baker Botts for representation on its proposed bid to buy the 48 percent of Sirius XM Holdings it doesn't already own in a roughly $10 billion all-stock deal that values the satellite radio company at $27 billion.

Denial of Tax Exemption to Drug Reform Group Found in Error

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

The city unsuccessfully argued that while education may be a "component" of the Drug Policy Alliance's operation, "it is clear...that the aims of legislative and policy change overwhelmingly dominate its activities and focus," and that advocacy did not qualify it for a $40,000-a-year property exemption.

New Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Pharmaceutical M&A got a late-year shot in the arm, with nearly $10 billion in deals being announced involving major industry players like AstraZeneca and Bayer as 2013 came to a close.

Judicial and Crime Victim Scrutiny of Binding Plea Agreements

Steven M. Witzel : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Steven M. Witzel, a partner of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, writes: Binding plea agreements can serve as a means to provide some certainty in post-'Booker' sentencing. As such, the manner in which courts review such agreements and permit victims to voice their objections and have input will effect how prosecutors, defense counsel, and defendants approach plea bargaining.

U.S. Ordered to Produce Documents on Immigrant Detainees

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Southern District Judge Richard Berman chastised the government on several fronts, saying, "[T]he Government continues, quite obviously, to drag its heels in providing disclosure about immigrant detentions. Hopefully it is not also trying to hide or obscure a distressing system or set of facts."

You Can Say That Again

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Our review of some of the more remarkable comments uttered by newsmakers during the year.

Firms See Notable Mergers And Changes in Leadership

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

2013 was marked by a record number of law firm combinations, but some deals were star-crossed; John Edwards returns to the practice.

A Recovery for European M&A?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2013

In 2013, European dealmaking showed its first signs of health in five years.

Am Law 100 Trio Leads on $1.6 Billion Medical Supply Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2013

Buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in medical supply company Ikaria, the maker of a treatment for infantile respiratory failure. Kirkland is advising Madison Dearborn, while the target is being represented by Fried Frank and Wilmer.

Cold Remedy: Am Law 100 Firms Load Up on Pharma M&A

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2013

Pharmaceutical M&A got a late-year shot in the arm, with nearly $10 billion in deals involving major industry players like AstraZeneca and Bayer as 2013 came to a close. A bevy of Am Law 100 firms led by Covington, Kirkland, Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, and Weil have grabbed lead roles on the transactions.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2013

One of New York City's classic hotels, the Park Lane Hotel, at 36 Central Park South, has been sold for $660 million. Also, Brookfield Office Properties Inc. has acquired One North End Ave. in lower Manhattan for $200 million.

Stephenson Harwood Adds Hong Kong Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2013

Legal SJ Berwin partner Giovanna Kwong is moving over from the firm's newly merged office with King & Wood Mallesons.

Boies Schiller Tops Other Firms in Associate Bonuses

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

As it does every year, Boies Schiller has awarded associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have matched the range set by Cravath earlier this month.

Cahill Tops Cravath Bonuses; Others Reward Top Billers

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

Cahill Gordon & Reindel told its associates Friday that they will receive bonuses this year that range from $10,000 to $25,000 above the market scale established by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Kaye Scholer and Schulte Roth & Zabel, meanwhile, plan to treat their highest-billing associates to bonuses beyond the $10,000-to-$60,000 standard.

Boies Schiller Tops Bonus Scale Again As Most Match Market

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2013

As it does every year, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has awarded 2013 associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the firm's high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have now fallen in line with the $10,000-to-$60,000 range set, as usual, by Cravath, Swaine & Moore earlier this month.

D.C. Calendar of Events

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

Apple Fights Broad Reach of Court Appointed Monitor

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 05, 2013

Apple Inc. and its defense lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher are once again butting heads with Southern District Judge Denise Cote, who ruled that the company fixed e-book prices.

Aborted Talks Do Not Curb Appetite for N.Y. Mergers

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2013

The end of merger talks between Orrick and Pillsbury Winthrop over client conflicts and McKenna Long partners' rejection of a tie-up with Dentons illustrate how complicated and volatile the merger process can be, but merging into New York remains a priority for many out-of-state firms.

O'Melveny Adjusts to Changing Asia Market

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 02, 2013

The shifting market, a series of departures and leadership changes—in the U.S. as well as Asia—have raised questions about the firm's Asia strategy. But chairman Bradley Butwin insists that O'Melveny's commitment to Asia is as strong as it ever was.

November Flurry Propels 2013 to Law Firm Merger Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2013

With five weeks left, 2013 is already a record-setting year for tie-ups involving U.S. law firms. The Am Law Daily caught up with legal consultants Ward Bower and Tony Williams to discuss the continuing trend toward consolidation here and abroad.

November Flurry Propels 2013 to Law Firm Merger Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2013

With five weeks left, 2013 is already a record-setting year for tie-ups involving U.S. law firms. And as the latest spate of deals pushed the total number of mergers announced so far to 78—past the previous high of 70 set in 2008—The Am Law Daily caught up with legal consultants Ward Bower and Tony Williams to discuss the continuing trend toward consolidation here and abroad.

Lawyer Convicted in Insider Trading Scheme Disbarred

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 21, 2013

Matthew Kluger, a former law firm associate convicted in a 17-year, multimillion-dollar insider trading scheme, was disbarred today in the District of Columbia.

Jones Day to Relocate Office Downtown

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2013

Jones Day has signed a 20-year lease with Brookfield Office Properties for 330,000 square feet at 250 Vesey St., at Brookfield Place. The move is expected to take place in early 2016.

Amid Merger Talks, Patton Boggs MP Touts Strategic Plan

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2013

Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry told The Am Law Daily on Thursday that his firm's merger talks with Locke Lord and its latest round of layoffs are part of a broader plan that also includes changes to its long-standing "eat what you kill" compensation system and a push to expand in California, New York, Texas and abroad.

Sidley Subs Out of Merck Patent Fight

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 13, 2013

Three Am Law Firms Advise on $4.2 Billion Pharma Deal

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2013

Irish biopharmaceutical giant Shire has retained Davis, Polk & Wardwell in connection with its acquisition of rare disease drugmaker ViroPharma, which is being represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is serving as legal counsel to ViroPharma financial adviser Goldman Sachs.

Legal Sector Lost 900 Jobs in October

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2013

After three straight months of gains on the employment front, the legal industry suffered a slight setback in October, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Forfeiture on the Rise: Government Grabs Skyscrapers

William F. Johnson : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2013

In his Corporate Crime column, William F. Johnson of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson writes: Recovery of a 36-story Fifth Avenue skyscraper is just one example of a slew of recent high-dollar forfeitures. Counsel should be aware of this trend, and become familiar with the most "sweeping and powerful" of the federal civil forfeiture statutes involving money laundering, 18 U.S.C. §981(a)(1)(A).

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2013

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York is closing on the sale of five of six of its Brooklyn properties for $375 million. Also, Global One Real Estate Fund has acquired the Promenade Apartments, a state-administered Mitchell-Lama building, at 150 W. 225 St., for $18.5 million.

Am Law Firms Help Construct $2.7 Billion Tri Pointe Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2013

Tri Pointe Homes has agreed to buy Weyerhaeuser Company's homebuilding and real estate subsidiary in a cash and stock deal worth $2.7 billion. Gibson Dunn is acting as lead counsel to Tri Pointe on the deal, while Cravath is advising Weyerhauser.

The Evolving Legal Landscape of "Best Efforts" Provisions

Gregg L. Weiner and Joshua D. Roth : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 05, 2013

In their inaugural column for CLI, Gregg Weiner and Joshua Roth of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson write that despite the ubiquity of “best efforts” provisions, New York courts have cast doubt on their enforceability.

Am Law 100 Trio Help Brookfield Get Bigger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2013

Brookfield Property Partners, an affiliate of commercial real estate giant Brookfield Asset Management, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to increase its stake in mall owner General Growth Properties to 32 percent. Goodwin Procter, Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Canadian firm Torys are advising on the deal, while Weil, Gotshal & Manges is counseling the parent company on its closure of a $7 billion infrastructure fund.

Pro Bono Academy Offers Advice to Small Businesses

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2013

An event at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Tuesday brought together volunteer lawyers from 31 firms and entrepreneurs and heads of small nonprofits, many of whom had never gotten counsel on their businesses from an attorney before, let alone one from a big corporate law firm.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2013

Farrell Fritz's Kathryn Cole has been installed as the first female president of the federal bar association's Eastern District of New York chapter. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2013

Consol Energy said Monday it has reached an agreement to sell five of its coal mining operations in West Virginia to Murray Energy in a deal worth roughly $3.5 billion. Also, American Realty Capital Properties had to wait more than seven months, but it finally reached a deal to create the country's largest real estate investment trust in the net lease sector.

Asia Deal Digest: October 31, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 31, 2013

* Rajah & Tann on a $1.1 billion bid for a Chinese food company* Morgan Lewis helps a Texas oil company make a Malaysian exit* Squire Sanders and White & Case line up for U.S. cloud computing acquisitions by Japan's NTT

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.

Private Equity Ties Yield Roles for Top Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2013

Clifford Chance, Kirkland & Ellis, Schulte Roth, Simpson Thacher, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges are queuing up to the private equity pipeline to advise on a handful of deals by top buyout shops. The transactions, which come as many private investment firms embark on a major fundraising drive, reveal the close ties between such law firms and their PE clients.

Seven Firms Converge on $11.2 Billion REIT Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2013

After being rebuffed earlier this year on its previous takeover offer, American Realty Capital Properties has finally reached an agreement to buy Cole Real Estate Investments in a transaction that creates the country's largest real estate investment trust (REIT) in the net lease sector. Proskauer Rose is advising American Realty while Fried Frank, Morris, Manning & Martin, Sullivan & Cromwell, Venable, Wachtell, and Weil also landed roles on the deal.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 22, 2013

Several firms announce new additions, including Davis Polk, Sills Cummis, FoxRothschild, Reed Smith, and more.