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Are Law Firms Too Sophisticated for Their Own Good?

By Hugh A. Simons |

The dangerous path Big Law is headed down and what it has to do to change course.

A Law Firm Famed for Lean Staffing Gets Leaner

By Roy Strom |

Seyfarth Shaw helped pioneer legal project management. Now it has plenty of rivals.

Marc Kasowitz, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Denies ProPublica Report on Alcohol Abuse

By Katelyn Polantz |

Besides the political drama amid probes into the Trump campaign's Russia ties, the report may have special resonance in a legal industry struggling with substance abuse issues.

Jamie Gorelick, left, and Robert Mueller, right.

Jamie Gorelick Retreats From Russia Probe, Will Counsel Kushner on Ethics, Disclosures

By Katelyn Polantz |

The Wilmer bigwig no longer represents Jared Kushner related to ongoing Russia investigations, but she continues to advise him on ethics issues and regarding his security and financial disclosures. That too will end but it's “hard to know” when, she said.

Marc Kasowitz

Kasowitz Apologizes for Emails as Partner Describes Firm 'Under Siege'

By Katelyn Polantz and David Bario |

After telling a critic to "Watch your back, bitch," in a series of profanity-laden emails, Marc Kasowitz said it was "one of those times where one wishes he could reverse the clock."

An Open Letter From 25 General Counsel

Announcing a real-time exercise to test industry assumptions and understand how to improve the legal market and relationships between law firms and clients.

Christopher Wray, King & Spalding.

Megamillions Paycheck Puts Chris Wray, King & Spalding in the Spotlight

By Meredith Hobbs and Katelyn Polantz |

With an annual salary of roughly $6.3 million per year, Christopher Wray is a rarity among Big Law equity partners, particularly for partners at Atlanta-based firms.

Cooley Takes Wilson Sonsini Partners in Major Tech Business Grab

By Christine Simmons |

In a significant acquisition of corporate tech attorneys, Cooley has hired four partners in New York and Washington, D.C., from rival Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Cooley also has plans to hire up to 20 more lawyers to support their business, which could generate millions for the firm.

Settling Ashley Madison Data Breach Lawsuit Was Likely 'Inevitable'

By Ed Silverstein |

Experts say that the settlement, announced for $11.2 million earlier this month, made sense for all parties involved.

Do Law Firms Enable Alcoholism?

By Katelyn Polantz |

A culture of work-related drinking persists in many places in Big Law—and that can cause problems in a profession that is especially prone to heavy drinking.

The GC Thought Leaders Experiment

By Firoz Dattu & Dan Currell, AdvanceLaw |

Whether we’re talking lawyers or married couples, some relationships manage to stay strong over the long run. What’s the secret? The GC Thought Leaders Experiment tackles that question.

Ty Cobb.

Trump Lawyer Cobb Describes Role, Says He Took Job With 'Rocks in My Head and Steel Balls'

By Katelyn Polantz |

Ty Cobb, in his first interview since taking a White House counsel job related to the Russia investigation, explained why he agreed to work with President Donald Trump and what he expects to do.

Rachel Krevans.

Rachel Krevans, Pioneering Litigator and Lawyer to Apple, Dies at 60

By Rebecca Cohen |

Krevans, the former head of Morrison & Foerster’s intellectual property practice who helped lead Apple’s ferocious legal battle with Samsung over smartphone technology, died Wednesday of cancer at age 60.

This 150-Lawyer Atlanta Firm Is Now Opening … Everywhere

By Roy Strom |

Taylor English Duma has grown to 150 lawyers in Atlanta in 12 years. Now it's recruiting lawyers all over the country to work remotely with its "hub" of lawyers in the Peach State.

Linklaters Associate Is Latest Big Firm Lawyer Tied to Insider Trading Charges

By Roy Strom |

Fei Yan, 31, was arrested on Wednesday on insider trading charges in a case that alleges he profited from knowledge garnered by his wife, a Linklaters associate working on M&A deals.

Ty Cobb.

Ty Cobb Resigns from Hogan Lovells To Join Trump Legal Team

By Katelyn Polantz and Cogan Schneier |

Ty Cobb's appointment to represent the president comes as other Hogan Lovells' partners' work to oppose the administration.

Greenberg Traurig sign

Greenberg Traurig Faces Bankruptcy Client's Wrath in Malpractice Fight

By Christine Simmons |

A lawsuit against the firm by ex-client NextEra Energy is the latest in what appears to be a growing wave of bankruptcy-related malpractice cases facing law firms.

Dallas lawyer Brian Cuban speaks at a 2015 addiction recovery conference in Washington, D.C.

'I Spent Every Cent I Had on Cocaine': Lawyer's Struggle Revealed

By Angela Morris |

Brian Cuban, whose billionaire brother Mark Cuban owns the NBA team the Dallas Mavericks, talks about his new book focused on addiction and recovery.

Arms and Toes and Breasts, Oh My!

By Vivia Chen, The Careerist |

Want a break from all the messy news about Donald Trump Jr. and Russiagate? Let's cut to some other topics that are roiling America.

Orrick Develops New Role in Bet on Hot Field of Impact Finance

By McKenna Moore |

The firm says it is the first to create a dedicated impact finance attorney position.

Anthony Scaramucci

Trump's Man of the Hour Scaramucci Not One To 'Humble Brag,' Says Cravath Associate

By Leigh Jones |

Tapped to serve as President Donald Trump's communications director, Anthony Scaramucci told a group of Harvard law students last year to follow his lead and dial back the bravado.

More Leaders Move to Winston in McDermott Partner Raid

By Roy Strom |

Now we know which nine McDermott partners are jumping to Winston & Strawn along with employee benefits practice head David Rogers—and it turns out Rogers is far from the only leader in the group.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan offices in Washington, D.C. September 14, 2016. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Ex-Secretary Accuses Quinn Emanuel of Racial Discrimination

By Roy Strom |

A former floating secretary who left the elite trial firm in 2015 claims he was subjected to racial slurs by a trial logistics director during the high-profile 2014 patent trial of Apple v. Samsung.

Law Firm Leaders' Confidence Grows Despite Demand Jitters

By Roy Strom |

A Citi Private Bank survey of managing partners’ confidence in the second half of 2017 shows they are more bullish on demand, despite meager growth in the first quarter.

Wendy Riggs, senior analyst with Keesal, Young & Logan.

Former Twitter E-Discovery Manager Moves From Big Tech to Big Law

By Rhys Dipshan |

E-discovery veteran Wendy Riggs discusses the compliance challenges of dealing with homegrown tools and ever-evolving technology platforms.

Uber headquarters in San Francisco

Quinn Emanuel Fired Uber, Citing Fixed Fee Rates That Aren’t ‘Financially Viable’

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

New court documents show that Quinn Emanuel dropped Uber as a client last year after finding the company's fixed fee arrangements unsatisfactory.

Marc Kasowitz reads a statement to members of the media on June 8, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

White House Sours on Kasowitz, But What About Other Clients?

By Christine Simmons |

While Marc Kasowitz's role on President Donald Trump's legal team has been diminished, the "uberlitigator" still has a bevy of commercial cases on his plate back in New York.

The American Lawyer Announces its Fifth Annual Global Legal Awards Winners

By Gina Passarella |

Law firms are honored for excellence in global work in four main categories: disputes, finance, citizenship and mergers and acquisitions.

Small Offices Face Closure as Law Firms Seek Efficiency

By Lizzy McLellan |

As remote working technologies improve and real estate costs skyrocket, some firms are putting their satellite offices in the cross-hairs.