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Ropes & Gray LLP

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 1,006
  • Gross Revenues: $997,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $990,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,710,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Ropes & Gray is a Boston-based law firm. The firm ranked 27th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 ranking of U.S. law firms, based on 2010 gross revenue of $822,500,000. Ropes & Gray has ranked in the top 75 of the annual Am Law 100 rankings since 1986. In terms of size, according to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings, the firm has 928 attorneys and is the 22nd largest law firm in the United States. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, Ropes & Gray ranked as the 31st highest grossing law firm in the world. Ropes & Gray is a business law firm. Its practice areas include corporate; environmental; intellectual property and technology; litigation; and tax. The firm has several offices in the United States.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 24 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 24 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 23 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 9 4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 13 2 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 59 -4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 5 3 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 20 1 Summer programs

In the News

In-House Counsel Profile: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.'s Brian Farley

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. has come a long way from helping pharmacies and other medical professionals figure out doctors' messy handwriting. Brian Farley heads a department of 40, including 16 attorneys, located in Chicago, Atlanta, Raleigh and India.

Ground Shifts Under Howrey's Unfinished Business Claims

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

Armed with two recent wins, Shay Dvoretzky of Jones Day is going up against the Howrey estate on Tuesday as its trustee tries to claw back profits owed from unfinished matters that former partners took with them when they joined other firms.

Boston's the Brightest Spot in New England

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Obituary: Herbert F. Schwartz

: New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Herbert F. Schwartz, a prominent intellectual property litigator and former partner at Ropes & Gray, died July 15 at his Riverside, Conn., home after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 78.

Biogen Idec Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Judge Awards $50 Mil. to Attorneys in Truck Stop Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

A Pennsylvania federal judge has granted final approval of a $130 million settlement in an antitrust suit between independent truck-stop owners on one side and trucker fleet payment card company Comdata Inc. and three national truck-stop chains on the other.

Long-Running Disk Drive Patent Fight Winds Down

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

After 14 years of litigation, a billion-dollar patent and trade secrets case against Seagate Technology and Compaq (now Hewlett-Packard) may finally be over.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Smolen, Kluger Speak About Careers Gone Awry

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Two Am Law 100 lawyers who fell on hard times—Lee Smolen and Matthew Kluger—have recently discussed their trials and tribulations in vastly different venues.

More IP Work Going In-house, Less to Outside Firms

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

In-house counsel have gotten a lot more savvy about intellectual property, and law firms should not expect IP to be a growing source of revenue.

Cooley, Latham Assist in Pharma Reverse Merger

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Privately held Paratek, advised by Cooley, took majority control of a publicly traded company with an insomnia drug.

Court Issues Cautionary Note on Predictive Coding

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

One of the parties prematurely and unilaterally decided to use predictive coding, which was a step too far for a court in Nevada.

ITC Prediction: Unpredictable

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The agency continues to surprise observers.

IP at the ITC: A High-Profile and Unpredictable Forum

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

During the past year there have been several U.S. International Trade Commission-related rulings that have prompted IP lawyers to pause and reassess.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 30, 2014

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

A New Yardstick for International Pro Bono

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Big differences emerge among large U.S. firms as we measure their foreign pro bono efforts for the first time.

The Churn: Bingham, Squire Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Two Am Law 100 firms that have dealt with a high degree of lateral volatility in recent months—Bingham McCutchen and the newly formed Squire Patton Boggs—made hires this week, but also saw some partners leave. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and others from around The Am Law 200.

PlayStation Breach Litigation Ending in Relative Whimper

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Sony has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a proposed class action that followed a PlayStation securi-ty breach in 2011 that exposed the personal information of an estimated 30 million users.

Orrick Snags Corporate Partner From Goodwin

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

Christopher Austin will split his time between Orrick's New York and Silicon Valley offices.

Ropes Defeats Keurig Green Mountain Securities Class Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a win that Ropes & Gray won for Keurig last year in Vermont, leaving the company free to fight other litigation battles related to its single-serving coffee brewers.

Asia Deal Digest: June 12, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2014

* Private equity giant CVC turns to Simpson Thacher on formation of new $3.5 billion Asia fund* Simpson and Skadden on Alibaba browser buyout deal* Baker & McKenzie advises Australia's Origin Energy on $800 million gas exploration permit buy

Goldman, Bain Settle Antitrust Suit for $121 Million

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

Ropes & Gray, Sullivan & Cromwell, Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis reached the agreement Wednesday on behalf of the two companies, which were accused of conspiring with other private equity players to deflate the price of corporate takeovers.

Fee Tracker: Latham's Lucrative Soccer Links

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

In its latest tally of money flowing to Am Law 200 firms, The Am Law Daily looks at Latham & Watkins' work for the U.S. Soccer Federation ahead of this year's World Cup tournament; Gibson Dunn's mounting Bridgegate tab; and the bills accrued by Davis Polk and Skadden on a big financial services IPO.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

A summary of this week's notable court decisions.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

Ropes & Gray Settles Patent Malpractice Suit

Ross Todd : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Ropes & Gray has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum of cash to settle a long-running malpractice suit filed by former client Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which had accused Ropes of undermining a patent it was hired to prosecute by plagiarizing another inventor's application.

The 2014 IP Hot List: Life on the Cutting Edge

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

The NLJ received dozens of nominations for our annual list of the hottest IP firms, and many of our chosen 20 rank among the most venerable in the country.

Ropes & Gray

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Ropes Settles Long-Running Malpractice Suit

Ross Todd : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Ropes & Gray has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum of cash to settle a long-running malpractice suit filed against the firm by former client Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which had accused Ropes of, among other things, undermining a patent it was hired to prosecute by plagiarizing another inventor's application.

On Haag's Watch, White-Collar Cases Take Dive

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

Prosecutions are down 37 percent since 2010, but U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag says she's going for complexity over quantity.

Federal Prosecutor to Join Ropes & Gray

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

Veteran federal prosecutor Marc Berger is moving into the private sector, joining Ropes & Gray's government enforcement practice in New York as a partner in July.

Debevoise, Ropes Advise as Healogics Changes Hands

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Clayton Dubilier & Rice said Thursday it has agreed to buy the fast-growing wound care company from two fellow private equity firms for $910 million.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

New Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two global legal giants are raising their mugs to the formation of a $5 billion coffee joint venture between Mondelez International and rival D.E Master Blenders 1753, and Skadden Arps has snagged the lead role representing Hillshire Brands on a $6.6 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Foods.

Kirkland, Paul Hastings Handle Peak 10 Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

The two Am Law 100 firms are advising a pair of private equity firms on the sale of Peak 10, a Charlotte-based IT infrastructure and cloud services provider valued at roughly $900 million.

Skadden, Simpson Snack on Hillshire's Big Food Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

The two Am Law 100 firms are advising on the $6.6 billion sale of Pinnacle Foods to Hillshire Brands, the former food business of consumer goods giant Sara Lee Corp.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

New arrivals, promotions, and lateral moves in this week's column.

Wachtell, Simpson Handle $1.65 Billion Payments Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Vantiv has turned to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for counsel on its acquisition of Mercury Payment Systems from private equity firm Silver Lake Partners.

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

Baker & Hostetler Beats Back Attack on Cape Wind Project

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : January 05, 2014

An "obdurate band of aggrieved residents of Cape Cod and the islands," backed by billionaire William Koch and represented by Jenner & Block, were rebuffed again in their latest attempt to block a massive offshore wind farm.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

The healthcare industry continues to dominate the M&A market with the announcement last week that Zimmer Holdings has agreed to acquire rival medical device specialist Biomet Inc. The cash-and-stock deal is worth $13.35 billion. Also, six major firms have tuned in for the latest episode in Comcast's dramatic $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Supreme Court Patent Rulings Shift Reform Debate

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that give district courts more leeway in awarding attorney fees to prevailing parties in patent suits are being used as ammunition by opponents of patent reform.

Criminal Liability Theories Aimed at Companies, Officers

Jonathan Schmidt and Kevin Daly : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

Recently, federal prosecutors have advanced aggressive theories that hold corporations liable even without a culpable act by an individual employee.

Supreme Court Patent Rulings Shift Reform Debate

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

Two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that give district courts more leeway in awarding attorney fees to prevailing parties in patent suits are being used as ammunition by opponents of patent reform.

Supreme Court Eases Fee Shifting in Patent Cases

Marcia Coyle : The Recorder : January 29, 2014

Silicon Valley litigators applauded the rulings, while noting district judges would likely use their new discretion sparingly.

The Churn: SDNY Prosecutors Join Am Law Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Brown Rudnick and Ropes & Gray both announce additions of prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office for New York's Southern District.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 28, 2014

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

Fried Frank: Roaring Back After a Blow

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

The New York firm posts The Am Law 100's biggest increase in profits per partner.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

New hires and lateral moves in this week's column.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Six firms announce new hires, while two others announce promotions.

Firms Feast on Yet Another Health Care Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings has agreed to pay $13.35 billion to acquire rival Biomet Inc.

Kirkland, Ropes on Hand for TPG's Chobani Infusion

Ross Todd : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

The private equity firm pumps $750 million into the increasingly popular yogurt maker.

D.C. Federal Judges Honor Law Firm Pro Bono Service

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 23, 2014

Federal judges in Washington gathered Wednesday to honor 30 law firms where at least 40 percent of all lawyers performed at least 50 hours of pro bono service last year.

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.

Gibson Takes Corporate Partner From Ropes' S.F. Office

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

Chicago U.S. Attorney Creates New Fraud Unit

Isobel Markham : The American Lawyer : January 18, 2014

The U.S. attorney in Chicago has formed a new team of lawyers to target securities and commodities fraud, Crain's Chicago Business reports.

Pro Bono Cases Drive Hogan Lovells' Parker Thomson

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

Parker Thomson--an elder statesman of the Florida Bar, admired constitutional scholar and of counsel at Hogan Lovells--doesn't plan to retire anytime soon.

Global Quartet Dig Into $5.85 Billion Copper Mining Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Dentons, White & Case, Linklaters and Clifford Chance are advising on the sale of Peru's Las Bambas mining project.

Facebook-WhatsApp Deal Gets FTC's OK, But With Stern Privacy Warning

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

The agency's letter could signal more aggressive scrutiny of the data-handling and privacy aspects of deals.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

Fee Tracker: Big Legal Bills for Gibson Dunn

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

The Am Law Daily's periodic tabulation of notable fees earned—or owed—to Am Law 200 firms on a variety of engagements starts off with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which is reaping the benefits from its work in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal. The firm is also representing the Garden State in a sports gambling case and counseling the American Foundation for Equal Rights in a high-profile gay marriage fight in California. And that's not even including what the firm is seeking for advising energy giant Chevron.

Lawyers Line Up for European M&A Deals

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

A host of lawyers land roles on three major European transactions, led by the $23 billion sale of Vivendi's French mobile phone unit to Luxembourg-based cable operator Altice. Meanwhile, the world's two largest cement-makers, Paris-based Lafarge and Switzerland's Holcim, will merge to create a company with more than $44 billion in combined annual sales, and Sweden's Alfa Laval will pay $2.2 billion in cash to acquire Norwegian pump-maker Frank Mohn.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

Brookstone Bankruptcy Yields Roles for Half-Dozen Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

K&L Gates is serving as lead debtors' counsel to the specialty gadget retailer, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware on Thursday as part of a plan to sell itself to Spencer Spirit Holdings. The proposed $146.3 million deal has pulled in Am Law 200 firms Stroock, Greenberg Traurig, and Choate, Hall & Stewart, as well as two regional shops.

GE Unit Loses Bid to Sink Megabucks Mortgage Suits

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 01, 2014

Rejecting defense arguments by Jenner & Block, a Paul Krugman-quoting federal judge in Connecticut refused to toss claims brought by MoloLamken and Ropes & Gray over more than $4 billion in mortgage-backed securities.

Shearman Assists on SunGard Spinoff

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

The firm is advising SunGard Data Systems on the spinoff of its availability services unit into an independent company with roughly $1.4 billion in annual revenue. Meanwhile, Davis Polk is also advising on a spinoff, with Credit Suisse Asset Management transferring ownership of its DLJ Merchant Banking Partners private equity unit to the fund's managers.

Dealmakers of the Year: Standout Lawyers in Tough Times

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

The lawyers behind the most innovative corporate work, plus the details of the transactions they negotiated.

Industry Watching as Supreme Court Moves to Pin Down Rules for Software Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Cooley's Heidi Keefe hopes the court will use to set clear standards that can be exploited early in litigation.

Supreme Court Keeps AG 'Class Actions' in State Court

Jane E. Willis and Lauren A. Graber : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

In its decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ignored the negative practical implications, particularly for corporate defendants that are litigating in the class action sphere.

Supreme Court Moves to Pin Down Rules for Software Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

For the third time in four years, the Supreme Court on Monday will set out to distinguish patent-eligible inventions from mere abstract ideas. This time the court will be doing it in the context of computerized business methods, and that has Silicon Valley lawyers paying extra attention.

Sidley's Phillips Knocks Out Verdict in Cornwell Contract Row

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

More than a year after best-selling author Patricia Cornwell won a $50.9 million jury verdict against her financial advisers, Sidley's Carter Phillips persuaded a judge that a do-over is required. But Cornwell's lawyer, Joan Lukey of Ropes & Gray, isn't ready to declare the verdict lost.

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.

Audit Group Offers Cybersecurity Tips Ahead of SEC Panel

Hilary Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 24, 2014

With the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission set to host a roundtable discussion Wednesday focused on the the topic of cybersecurity, a group representing external auditing firms has issued guidance on related issues that its 600 members should consider during an engagement.

Gay-Friendly Policies Can Help Law Firms, Advocates Say

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A work environment that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers is not only fundamentally fair, it can boost the bottom line. That was the message of Out in Law, a daylong event at New York University School of Law this month.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 21, 2014

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

Patent Ruling Highlights Pressure on Plaintiffs

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

Should patent plaintiffs be held to the same heightened pleading standards that other litigants have had to adopt since the Supreme Court's rulings in and ?

Government's Insider Trading Net Snags Simpson Thacher Clerk

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

In the latest insider trading probe to touch an Am Law 100 firm, the Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in New Jersey have 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 that involves some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.

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.

Technicality Forces U.S. Resident to Forfeit Passport

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

The State Department has revoked the passport of a man who has lived here since 1989 because the agency decided it had made a mistake by recognizing his citizenship in the first place—and now an appellate court has concluded it can't remedy the injustice.

Attorney Fee Award in Patent Case Doesn't Extend to Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

After winning $6 million in fees from trial judge, Becton Dickinson loses bid to collect more on appeal.

Attorney Fee Award in Patent Case Doesn't Extend to Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

After winning $6 million in fees from a trial judge, Becton Dickinson loses bid to collect more on appeal.

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.

Court Says RBC Aided Board's Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Isobel Markham : The American Lawyer : January 11, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled that RBC Capital Markets is liable for aiding and abetting a breach of fiduciary duty by ambulance operator Rural/Metro's board of directors as a result of its role as the company's financial adviser in connection with its acquisition by Warburg Pincus.

Federal Circuit Affirms Acacia Loss in 'Abstract' Patent Case

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

The Federal Circuit on Monday cemented a defense win for a coalition of data storage companies facing patent infringement claims from a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation. Durie Tangri's Clement Roberts argued the case for all three defendants: EMC Corp., NetApp Inc., and Quantum Corporation.

3 Key Steps for International Internal Investigations

Jonathan Schmidt, Kevin Daly and Paul Cohen : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2014

Because the issues are nuanced and the laws complex, international investigations present multiple opportunities for early missteps.

IPO Lawyers Ready to Work Like It's 1999

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

All signs point to a bumper crop of offerings.

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.

Bird & Bird Enters Korea Alliance

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

The U.K. firm has signed a nonexclusive agreement with 95-lawyer Hwang Mok Park.

Law Firms Back Narrow Right of Court Access in Delaware Appeal

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

Two dozen major law firms came together on Monday to send an unlikely message to the U.S. Supreme Court: It's time to clamp down on open access to government.

'Phantom Income' Haunting Ex-Howrey Partners

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

A $41 million settlement reached by the Howrey estate and Baker & Hostetler last year may have been a windfall for the defunct firm's creditors, but it will result in substantial tax bills for former Howrey partners—three of whom insist they shouldn't have to pay.

The Score: Paul Weiss Drops Wells Report, Helps Client Buy Easton

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Roughly a year after reaping $3.6 million to conduct an internal investigation of the NBA players' union, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner Ted Wells released Friday the results of his inquiry into the Miami Dolphins bullying imbroglio. Wells' firm also took the lead this week counseling a client on its $330 million acquisition of struggling Easton-Bell Sports' baseball and softball business. Meanwhile, Davis Polk and Covington, respectively, helped Comcast and the NFL ink a pair of major TV rights deals.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Skadden Adds Fizz to Coca-Cola's Make-At-Home Drink Deal

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Advised by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the Coca-Cola Co. has agreed to pay $1.25 billion for a stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and the opportunity to develop a countertop system for making cold beverages. Baker & McKenzie is advising Green Mountain on the transaction.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

British medical technology company Smith & Nephew has agreed to pay $1.7 billion in cash to acquire ArthroCare, which makes devices used for soft tissue repairs and joint procedures. Also, Entegris has agreed to buy ATMI, a rival supplier of materials to the semiconductor industry, in a deal worth $1.15 billion.

E-Discovery Metrics You Need to Know

Sherry Karabin : Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

LegalTech New York e-discovery panel explores changes to e-discovery collection, culling and review.

Chancery Dismisses Fraud Claims in Contract Dispute

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 05, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has dismissed fraud claims alleged by the directors of a New Jersey software company to manage their trust department against its acquiring entity, but allowed the claims of breach of contract and breach of the implied covenant of good faith to move forward. In allowing the claims of breach of implied covenant of good faith to stand, the court held that the plaintiffs sufficiently pleaded that the defendants' actions may have impacted post-acquisition revenue targets.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 04, 2014

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

Ropes, Weil Steer $1.15 Billion Semiconductor Materials Deal

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

The Am Law 100 firms are advising as Entegris agrees to buy ATMI. Both companies make materials used to manufacture semiconductors.