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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 854
  • Gross Revenues: $934,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,095,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,620,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has 854 attorneys and is the 34th largest firm in the United States.  With $934,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 28th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison ranked as the 35th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC, DE and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 28 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 28 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 34 8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 19 -5 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 46 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 21 -7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 46 -19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 101 -10 Summer programs

In the News

Simpson Thacher Sets High Bar With Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has long kicked off associate bonus season, but this year saw Simpson Thacher & Bartlett beat its Wall Street rival to the punch with a Friday announcement that was soon followed by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Brody Hears Grievances Over NFL Concussion Settlement

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2014

The peculiar fault lines in the case against the NFL split before the federal judge overseeing the litigation during the highly anticipated fairness hearing for the settlement in a class action over head injuries Wednesday morning.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Five Firms Lead CITIC-KKR Bid for Singapore's United Envirotech

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 13, 2014

The two investment giants are offering close to a billion dollars for a water-treatment company that has extensive operations in mainland China.

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 13, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 12, 2014

*Five firms on near billion-dollar offer by CITIC, KKR for Singapore's United Envirotech*Jones Day, Milbank lead Philippines retailer SSI Group on its recent IPO*Clifford Chance acts for Australia's AMP as it buys a stake in China Life Pension

Latham Raids O'Melveny for Six Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014

Latham & Watkins makes a major bid to become a Hollywood heavyweight by luring six high-profile media and entertainment partners from O'Melveny & Myers; Proskauer Rose loses three while Duane Morris adds two; Sidley Austin and Wilson Elser partners go in-house and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law Trio Guzzles $1.25 Billion Beverage Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 07, 2014

Drinker Biddle, Paul Weiss and Paul Hastings advised on Canadian beverage maker Cott Corp.'s acquisition of DSS Group Inc., the parent company of direct-to-consumer water and coffee services provider DS Services of America Inc.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 06, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

City Sued Over 'Owed Time' in Solitary Confinement

Jake Pearson : The Associated Press : November 04, 2014

Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time.

Michele Roberts Talks Basketball, Women in the Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The National Law Journal talks to Michele Roberts about her experience as a trial lawyer and her new job as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.

State Bar Calls for Changes to Pro Bono

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

The New York State Bar Association asked court administrators Saturday to provide lawyers with anonymity when they disclose information about pro bono contributions, and to expand the definition of pro bono.

UBS Hits Dead End in $350M Facebook IPO Case

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 02, 2014

Siding with Nasdaq's lawyers at Ballard Spahr, the Second Circuit rejected the bank's bid to arbitrate claims over $350 in alleged losses stemming from Facebook's troubled initial public offering.

Reverse Commute

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

A top in-house attorney at New York-based Citigroup Inc. has returned to private practice.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

DaHui Hires Shanghai Partner From Skadden

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 31, 2014

Lincoln Zhao is an M&A specialist and also the author of a tell-all book about the uber-rich in Beijing.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014

Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.

Point Pleasant Beach Sued Over Public Preaching Requirements

Jennifer Genova and Lisa Hoffman : New Jersey Law Journal : October 30, 2014

A Ewing, N.J., man is suing Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., alleging policies regarding public religious preaching on the borough's famed boardwalk have violated his civil and constitutional rights.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises

Freshfields Takes On the Wall Street Elite

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Will Freshfields's splashy new hires in New York allow it to attain the first-tier status in dealmaking that has eluded Magic Circle firms in the United States?

Bodice-Ripper Author Class Certified Against Harlequin

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 28, 2014

It's not yet a happy ending, but a New York federal judge has certified a proposed class action by romance authors suing Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. over electronic-book royalties.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Awards for Pro Bono Service

: New York Law Journal : October 23, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center presented its sixth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service on Monday.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

'Pendulum Swing' Pushes Insurance Defense Lawyer to Other Side

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 21, 2014

After 19 years practicing insurance defense law, Matthew Hilt has switched to the plaintiffs' side and joined Morgan & Morgan.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Kirkland Recruits Hong Kong Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 20, 2014

Private equity lawyer Gary Li is joining the office from rival Ropes & Gray.

Cuomo Picks Third Dept. Justice for Top Court

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 20, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he is nominating Appellate Division, Third Department, Justice Leslie Stein to replace Victoria Graffeo on the Court of Appeals.

Biotech Legal Vet Takes Catalent GC Job

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 17, 2014

Catalent Pharma Solutions has appointed Steven Fasman as senior vice president and general counsel.

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  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison Llp

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison L is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Simpson Thacher Sets High Bar With Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has long kicked off associate bonus season, but this year saw Simpson Thacher & Bartlett beat its Wall Street rival to the punch with a Friday announcement that was soon followed by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Brody Hears Grievances Over NFL Concussion Settlement

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2014

The peculiar fault lines in the case against the NFL split before the federal judge overseeing the litigation during the highly anticipated fairness hearing for the settlement in a class action over head injuries Wednesday morning.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Five Firms Lead CITIC-KKR Bid for Singapore's United Envirotech

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 13, 2014

The two investment giants are offering close to a billion dollars for a water-treatment company that has extensive operations in mainland China.

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 13, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 12, 2014

*Five firms on near billion-dollar offer by CITIC, KKR for Singapore's United Envirotech*Jones Day, Milbank lead Philippines retailer SSI Group on its recent IPO*Clifford Chance acts for Australia's AMP as it buys a stake in China Life Pension

Latham Raids O'Melveny for Six Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014

Latham & Watkins makes a major bid to become a Hollywood heavyweight by luring six high-profile media and entertainment partners from O'Melveny & Myers; Proskauer Rose loses three while Duane Morris adds two; Sidley Austin and Wilson Elser partners go in-house and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law Trio Guzzles $1.25 Billion Beverage Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 07, 2014

Drinker Biddle, Paul Weiss and Paul Hastings advised on Canadian beverage maker Cott Corp.'s acquisition of DSS Group Inc., the parent company of direct-to-consumer water and coffee services provider DS Services of America Inc.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 06, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

City Sued Over 'Owed Time' in Solitary Confinement

Jake Pearson : The Associated Press : November 04, 2014

Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time.

Michele Roberts Talks Basketball, Women in the Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The National Law Journal talks to Michele Roberts about her experience as a trial lawyer and her new job as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.

State Bar Calls for Changes to Pro Bono

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

The New York State Bar Association asked court administrators Saturday to provide lawyers with anonymity when they disclose information about pro bono contributions, and to expand the definition of pro bono.

UBS Hits Dead End in $350M Facebook IPO Case

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 02, 2014

Siding with Nasdaq's lawyers at Ballard Spahr, the Second Circuit rejected the bank's bid to arbitrate claims over $350 in alleged losses stemming from Facebook's troubled initial public offering.

Reverse Commute

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

A top in-house attorney at New York-based Citigroup Inc. has returned to private practice.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

DaHui Hires Shanghai Partner From Skadden

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 31, 2014

Lincoln Zhao is an M&A specialist and also the author of a tell-all book about the uber-rich in Beijing.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014

Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.

Point Pleasant Beach Sued Over Public Preaching Requirements

Jennifer Genova and Lisa Hoffman : New Jersey Law Journal : October 30, 2014

A Ewing, N.J., man is suing Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., alleging policies regarding public religious preaching on the borough's famed boardwalk have violated his civil and constitutional rights.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises

Freshfields Takes On the Wall Street Elite

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Will Freshfields's splashy new hires in New York allow it to attain the first-tier status in dealmaking that has eluded Magic Circle firms in the United States?

Bodice-Ripper Author Class Certified Against Harlequin

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 28, 2014

It's not yet a happy ending, but a New York federal judge has certified a proposed class action by romance authors suing Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. over electronic-book royalties.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Awards for Pro Bono Service

: New York Law Journal : October 23, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center presented its sixth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service on Monday.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

'Pendulum Swing' Pushes Insurance Defense Lawyer to Other Side

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 21, 2014

After 19 years practicing insurance defense law, Matthew Hilt has switched to the plaintiffs' side and joined Morgan & Morgan.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Kirkland Recruits Hong Kong Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 20, 2014

Private equity lawyer Gary Li is joining the office from rival Ropes & Gray.

Cuomo Picks Third Dept. Justice for Top Court

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 20, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he is nominating Appellate Division, Third Department, Justice Leslie Stein to replace Victoria Graffeo on the Court of Appeals.

Biotech Legal Vet Takes Catalent GC Job

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 17, 2014

Catalent Pharma Solutions has appointed Steven Fasman as senior vice president and general counsel.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Simpson Thacher Sets High Bar With Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has long kicked off associate bonus season, but this year saw Simpson Thacher & Bartlett beat its Wall Street rival to the punch with a Friday announcement that was soon followed by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Brody Hears Grievances Over NFL Concussion Settlement

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2014

The peculiar fault lines in the case against the NFL split before the federal judge overseeing the litigation during the highly anticipated fairness hearing for the settlement in a class action over head injuries Wednesday morning.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Five Firms Lead CITIC-KKR Bid for Singapore's United Envirotech

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 13, 2014

The two investment giants are offering close to a billion dollars for a water-treatment company that has extensive operations in mainland China.

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 13, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 12, 2014

*Five firms on near billion-dollar offer by CITIC, KKR for Singapore's United Envirotech*Jones Day, Milbank lead Philippines retailer SSI Group on its recent IPO*Clifford Chance acts for Australia's AMP as it buys a stake in China Life Pension

Latham Raids O'Melveny for Six Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014

Latham & Watkins makes a major bid to become a Hollywood heavyweight by luring six high-profile media and entertainment partners from O'Melveny & Myers; Proskauer Rose loses three while Duane Morris adds two; Sidley Austin and Wilson Elser partners go in-house and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law Trio Guzzles $1.25 Billion Beverage Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 07, 2014

Drinker Biddle, Paul Weiss and Paul Hastings advised on Canadian beverage maker Cott Corp.'s acquisition of DSS Group Inc., the parent company of direct-to-consumer water and coffee services provider DS Services of America Inc.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 06, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

City Sued Over 'Owed Time' in Solitary Confinement

Jake Pearson : The Associated Press : November 04, 2014

Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time.

Michele Roberts Talks Basketball, Women in the Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The National Law Journal talks to Michele Roberts about her experience as a trial lawyer and her new job as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.

State Bar Calls for Changes to Pro Bono

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

The New York State Bar Association asked court administrators Saturday to provide lawyers with anonymity when they disclose information about pro bono contributions, and to expand the definition of pro bono.

UBS Hits Dead End in $350M Facebook IPO Case

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 02, 2014

Siding with Nasdaq's lawyers at Ballard Spahr, the Second Circuit rejected the bank's bid to arbitrate claims over $350 in alleged losses stemming from Facebook's troubled initial public offering.

Reverse Commute

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

A top in-house attorney at New York-based Citigroup Inc. has returned to private practice.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

DaHui Hires Shanghai Partner From Skadden

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 31, 2014

Lincoln Zhao is an M&A specialist and also the author of a tell-all book about the uber-rich in Beijing.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014

Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.

Point Pleasant Beach Sued Over Public Preaching Requirements

Jennifer Genova and Lisa Hoffman : New Jersey Law Journal : October 30, 2014

A Ewing, N.J., man is suing Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., alleging policies regarding public religious preaching on the borough's famed boardwalk have violated his civil and constitutional rights.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises

Freshfields Takes On the Wall Street Elite

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Will Freshfields's splashy new hires in New York allow it to attain the first-tier status in dealmaking that has eluded Magic Circle firms in the United States?

Bodice-Ripper Author Class Certified Against Harlequin

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 28, 2014

It's not yet a happy ending, but a New York federal judge has certified a proposed class action by romance authors suing Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. over electronic-book royalties.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Awards for Pro Bono Service

: New York Law Journal : October 23, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center presented its sixth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service on Monday.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

'Pendulum Swing' Pushes Insurance Defense Lawyer to Other Side

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 21, 2014

After 19 years practicing insurance defense law, Matthew Hilt has switched to the plaintiffs' side and joined Morgan & Morgan.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Kirkland Recruits Hong Kong Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 20, 2014

Private equity lawyer Gary Li is joining the office from rival Ropes & Gray.

Cuomo Picks Third Dept. Justice for Top Court

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 20, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he is nominating Appellate Division, Third Department, Justice Leslie Stein to replace Victoria Graffeo on the Court of Appeals.

Biotech Legal Vet Takes Catalent GC Job

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 17, 2014

Catalent Pharma Solutions has appointed Steven Fasman as senior vice president and general counsel.