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Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 842
  • Gross Revenues: $752,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $895,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,520,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Shearman & Sterling is a New York-based law firm. With $737,000,000 in gross revenues in 2010, the firm was ranked 31st on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, the firm ranked as the 36th highest grossing law firm in the world. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250, with 796 attorneys, Shearman & Sterling is the thirty-fifth largest firm in the United States. Shearman & Sterling's major practice areas are corporate, litigation, tax, executive compensation and employee benefits, and antitrust law. Shearman & Sterling represents financial institutions, governments, and other organizations, including private clients. Shearman & Sterling's international scope includes multiple office locations in Europe, Asia and South America.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 35 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 35 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 34 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 18 0 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 18 8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 21 8 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 60 19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 75 12 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: 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.

Akin, Shearman Help Broker Algerian Telecom Peace

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

Russian oligarch-backed VimpelCom is selling a 51 percent stake in Algeria's largest telecom operator.

MoFo CMO Is Moving On

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Canadian Deals & Suits

Laura King : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Pull Away

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

A year after making only slight financial gains, a group of New York–based firms made up of some of The Am Law 100's most profitable members put even more distance between itself and the rest of the pack in 2013, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Asia Deal Digest: March 20, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2014

* Alibaba confirms New York IPO with Simpson Thacher at the helm* Allen & Gledhill and WongPartnership on Temasek-led bid to acquire commodities trader Olam* Latham leads on Indian travel site's $126.5 million Nasdaq share offering

The Asian Lawyer All-Star Awards

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

On March 5, at a gala dinner held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong, The Asian Lawyer presented its inaugural All-Star Awards. We sought to do something different, recognizing excellence in advising key industries rather than simply honoring the biggest, highest-profile deals of the year (though we took those into account too). We also said we would be publishing the reasons for the decisions that we made. And so here we do exactly that, category by category.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

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

Clifford Chance Advises China's Cofco on Nidera Buy

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 04, 2014

The state-owned food giant's acquisition of a controlling stake in a Dutch grain trader is seen as driven by the Chinese government's desire to secure food supplies.

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.

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.

Canadian Big Deals

Laura King : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Brookfield Property Partners/Brookfield Office Properties; Fortis/UNS Energy; Pacific Rubiales Energy/Petrominerales; Fairfax Financial/BlackBerry

Communications Strategies to Mitigate FCPA Risk

Michael W. Robinson : Corporate Counsel : January 26, 2014

To avoid criminal penalties, large fines and enormous headline risk, companies must shore up their communications strategies to mitigate the impact of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe.

Senate Confirms Four District Court Judges

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

Senate Democrats jumped over Republican hurdles this week to confirm four district court nominees, including Shearman & Sterling litigation partner James Donato and county judge Beth Freeman for the Northern District of California.

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.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Latham Maintains Peak in Dell's Parting Year

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

Starting the year at an all-time high financially in 2013, Latham & Watkins made modest gains across in the key fiscal categories, growing gross revenue 2.7 percent, profits per partner 2 percent, and revenue per lawyer 1.4 percent, according to The American Lawyer reporting.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shearman Starts to Deliver on Turnaround Pledge

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

In its first full year with a new management team at the helm, Shearman & Sterling saw its gross revenue rise 9.1 percent in 2013, to $820.5 million, and its profits per partner jump 18.4 percent, to $1.8 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting

Shearman Adds Nuclear Power Partner in Tokyo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

George Borovas was previously head of international nuclear projects for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

British Firms Not Conceding on U.S. Law Work in Asia

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Slaughter and May's recent recruitment in Hong Kong of its first-ever lateral and first-ever U.S. law partner underscores the importance of U.S. law in Asia capital markets in particular. Though top British firms have notably failed to flourish in New York, they are determined to not let U.S. law become their Achilles heel in Hong Kong, where they face stiff competition from actual American firms.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

IP Dealmaker Exits Orrick for MoFo

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

SEC's Canellos Returns to Milbank as Shearman Picks Up Orrick Heavyweights

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Wednesday was a day of musical chairs for the New York securities bar. One top securities litigator and government enforcer opted to return to his longtime law firm, while another prominent practitioner landed at his fourth firm in eight years.

DaHui Brings Aboard Shearman Counsel as Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 11, 2014

Chris Chen, who has worked in Beijing for Shearman since 2004, focuses on capital markets work.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Asia Deal Digest: February 6, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 06, 2014

* Skadden on planned $1.5 billion U.S. IPO for Chinese e-tailer JD.com* Allen & Overy advising a Korean, Thai and Lao JV on a $1 billion hydropower project in southern Laos* Clayton Utz and Herbert Smith Freehills lead on a $300 million Aussie pet supply merger

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.

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.

Dealmaker of the Week: A&O's Annelies van der Pauw

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Van der Pauw is leading Allen & Overy's team serving as lead counsel to Liberty Global on its acquisition of the 71.5 percent stake in Dutch cable operator Ziggo it did not already own for $9.4 billion.

Asia Deal Digest: January 30, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 30, 2014

* Stephenson Harwood guides a Vietnamese budget airline in for a $9 billion jet order* Weil advises Lenovo and Cleary guides Google on their $2.9 billion smartphone deal* Cleary has its turn acting for Lenovo on its $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's low-end server business

With Cleary on Board, Google Makes More Big Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

A week after representing Lenovo in connection with its acquisition of an IBM server unit, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is advising Google on its $3 billion sale of Motorola Mobility to the world's largest computer maker. The firm has also grabbed a role in Google's largest-ever European deal, handling the company's $400 million purchase of an artificial intelligence start-up earlier this week.

Simpson, Wachtell Advise on Big LatAm Banking Deal

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

Brazil's Itau Unibanco, Latin America's largest bank in market value terms, has hired Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for counsel on its $2.85 billion cash-and-stock bid for control of CorpBanca. The target, Chile's fifth-largest bank, has retained the services of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. A trio of South American firms are also working on the deal.

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.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Orrin Harrison III joins Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank as partner in the Dallas office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Awards Finalists

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2014

We are pleased to announce the finalists in nine industry categories for The Asian Lawyer All-Star law firm awards.

Inadmissible

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Short takes on lawyes, firms and judges.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Eleven firms announce promotions and additions.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 22, 2014

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

Editorials: What Lawyers And Law Firms Can Do

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 22, 2014

When an earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, gender-based violence became more frequent as women living in tent camps had little physical barriers to protect them. Jayne Fleming, pro bono counsel at the international law firm Reed Smith, had the unique idea that she would try to help these women secure humanitarian parole in the United States. The alternative, to do nothing, was not really an option.

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.

The Churn: Chadbourne Adds 'Deep Throat' Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A former Manatt Phelps partner in Washington, D.C., with ties to Watergate figures joins Chadbourne; Hinshaw & Culbertson makes a group hire from an IP boutique in Chicago; and Orrick lands two Bingham entertainment trial lawyers in Los Angeles.

Second City Shanghai

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 13, 2014

Despite its reputation as China's New York, Shanghai still doesn't compare as a financial—or legal—center. Not to New York, not to Hong Kong, not even to Beijing. A Shanghai office has become dispensable to some international law firms, and Beijing-based firms increasingly dominate the domestic profession. Could policy shifts, including the unveiling of a new Free Trade Zone, start to help Shanghai live up to its amazing skyline?

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 13, 2014

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

Overseas Bribery Prosecutions to Stay Strong, Firms Say

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 09, 2014

Three new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act reports from Gibson Dunn, Hughes Hubbard and Shearman & Sterling say that prosecution of corporations for overseas bribery will continue at a healthy clip in 2014, with increasing criminal penalties and more cooperation from other countries.

Litigator of the Week: Henry Weisburg of Shearman & Sterling

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

Weisburg preserved a $120 million win for his client, and protected the reputation of Debevoise's David Rivkin as an arbitrator to boot.

Asia Deal Digest: January 9, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 09, 2014

* Gibson Dunn advising Hong Kong teleco on proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of local rival* Allen & Gledhill, Simpson on GIC's $2.8 billion buyout of Blackstone's stake in a London development* King & Wood Mallesons and Johnson Winter on a proposed Aussie natural gas merger

Firm Reports Predict Big FCPA Prosecutions in 2014

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

Prosecution of corporations for overseas bribery will continue at a healthy clip in 2014, with increasing criminal penalties and more cooperation from other countries, according to new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act reports from three law firms.

Shearman Adds Singapore Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Anthony Patten was the Perth-based head of the Asia Pacific oil and gas practice at Allens.

Egyptian Unrest Causes British Firm to Flee Cairo

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Four months after The Am Law Daily checked in on Am Law 100 and other leading foreign firms with offices in tumultuous Cairo, London-based Trowers & Hamlins has decided that Egypt's ongoing civil unrest is too much to bear.

Firm Reports Predict Big FCPA Prosecutions in 2014

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 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.

SF Firms See Flurry of Lateral Moves

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Cleary Partner Heads to Hong Kong Securities Regulator

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Megan Tang is joining the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission as a director in its corporate finance division.

S&C Steers Fiat Through Final Lap of Chrysler Takeover

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

The Italian automaker has agreed to acquire the 41.5 percent stake in Chrysler it does not already own from a United Automobile Workers health care trust for $4.35 billion. Sullivan & Cromwell is representing longtime client Fiat in the matter, while Skadden is advising Chrysler's independent directors and Stroock is acting as counsel to Brock Fiduciary, the investment adviser managing the UAW trust's Chrysler stake.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2013

Six law firms promoted partners while Allegaert Berger & Vogel added counsel.

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.

FTC Approves Three Mergers With Conditions

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 27, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission will end the year with a bang, requiring divestitures to approve three pending mergers, including Fidelity National Financial Inc.'s $2.9 billion purchase of Lender Processing Services Inc.

Shearman, Kirkland Help Land $1.4 Billion Beechcraft Sale

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2013

Cessna Aircraft Company parent Textron Inc. has agreed to buy Beechcraft less than a year after the Wichita, Kan.–based plane maker's exit from bankruptcy. Shearman & Sterling is advising Textron on the all-cash deal, while Beechcraft has tapped Kirkland & Ellis.

Asia Deal Digest: December 19, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 19, 2013

*Minter Ellison leads $1.7 billion Australian insurance deal *Sidley Austin acts on China State Shipbuilding Corp.'s $800 million bond issue*Milbank advises Genting Group on $730 million project financing in Indonesia

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.

Latham, Skadden Lead on $6.6 Billion Microchip Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2013

The microchip maker Avago Technologies is seeking to buy storage chip specialist LSI to bolster its cloud storage and mobile software businesses. Longtime M&A rivals Latham & Watkins and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom are on opposite sides of the proposed $6.6 billion merger.

Latham, Skadden Lead on $6.6 Billion Microchip Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2013

Longtime M&A rivals Latham & Watkins and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom are on opposite sides of the proposed $6.6 billion merger announced Monday between microchip makers Avago Technologies Ltd. and LSI Corp.

Latham, Skadden Lead on $6.6 Billion Microchip Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2013

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.

Asia Deal Digest: December 12, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2013

* Total goes in-house for a $3.6 billion New Guinea oil and gas deal* Freshfields takes the lead on planned $2.8 billion China Everbright Bank IPO* Allens and Clifford Chance on $1 billion U.S.-China lithium joint venture

Kramer Levin Hops on $1.1 Billion Railcar Leasing Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Tokyo's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation is acquiring Flagship Rail Services, a Chicago-based railcar leasing business, from an arm of investment firm Perella Weinberg Partners. Perella Weinberg is represented by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

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.

Magic Circle Firms Lead on Global Chemical Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2013

Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance have grabbed lead roles on a pair of large chemical industry mergers, while Covington & Burling, Weil, Gotshal & Manges and leading Australian firm Allens are advising on several other notable transactions in the same sector.

Four Firms Help ThyssenKrupp Make Alabama Getaway

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2013

Shearman & Sterling and Sullivan & Cromwell are representing ArcelorMittal and Japan's Nippon Steel, respectively, in a joint venture to buy an Alabama steel plant for $1.6 billion from German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp's U.S. unit, which is being advised by Magic Circle firm Linklaters.

Asia Deal Digest: November 28, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 28, 2013

*Skadden acts on U.S. IPO for Chinese classified advertising site 58.com*WongPartnership advises real estate developer Ascendas on new Indian property fund*Rahmat Lim & Partners and Allen & Gledhill advise Sime Darby Motors on Vietnamese acquisition

More Reasons to Arbitrate in the Big Apple

Stephen P. Younger : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2013

Stephen P. Younger, a partner with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, writes: While the major international arbitration centers each have their own unique geographical and legal features, New York has a singular combination of stable and well-established law, a vast reserve of legal talent, and an extensive network of ancillary and support resources. New York's reputation as a neutral and impartial jurisdiction also bears emphasis when considering it in relation to other potential venues, given those factors, along with other aspects of the legal infrastructure, ranked highest among attributes corporations consider when choosing an arbitral venue.

Asia Deal Digest: November 21, 2013

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 21, 2013

*Morrison & Foerster guides Global Logistics Properties on creation of $3 billion fund*Simpson Thacher leads Chinese gaming company Boyaa Interactive's $127 million IPO*Gadens advises PanAust on majority-stake purchase in Papua New Guinea gold and copper mine

GAMCO Investors Gets New GC

Angela Hunt : Corporate Counsel : January 19, 2013

GAMCO Investors Inc. announced that Kevin Handwerker would join the firm as its VP, general counsel and secretary.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2013

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses three partners to Greenberg Traurig and gains one in Dallas; Jackson Lewis hires a new managing partner for its San Francisco office; and a longtime Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner joins Wiley Rein in Washington, D.C. .

A Ten-Year Look at Who Gets the Most Work

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Asia Deal Digest: November 14, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 14, 2013

* Vinson & Elkins on CNPC's $2.6 billion Peruvian oilfield buy* MoFo and Wilson Sonsini take the lead on a $917 million Chinese semiconductor deal* Clifford Chance helps MSG giant Ajinomoto buy into the Turkish sauce market

Asia Deal Digest: November 7, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2013

* Skadden, Russell McVeagh advise on New Zealand's largest-ever IPO for Meridian Energy* Baker & McKenzie guides a Chinese conglomerate buying a Hong Kong bank for $1.5 billion* A Dubai commodities firm turns to Stamford for a Singapore reverse merger

Gibson Dunn, Freshfields Advise on Vivendi's Latest Asset Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

The French conglomerate has agreed to unload its 53 percent stake in Moroccan phone company Maroc Telecom to Emirates Telecommunications in a deal valued at $5.7 billion. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which has been advising Vivendi in connection with a series of divestitures, and Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have grabbed lead roles on the transaction.

Shearman Nabs Role on $1.2 Billion Software Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Francisco Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in the technology sector, has once again tapped Shearman & Sterling for transactional work. This time, the firm is advising on the proposed $1.17 billion sale of cloud-technology provider GXS Group to Canadian software company Open Text.

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.

Patent Litigation Gets a Boost from Legal Analytics

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2013

Patent lawyers are turning to legal analytics, hoping the data will give them an advantage over opposing counsel in lawsuits that could be worth millions of dollars.