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Previous Issues

April 2014

Cover Story: Dealmakers of the Year 2014

A dozen attorneys who distinguished themselves with their work on the year's most notable transactions.

 

 

 

 


March 2014

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

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

 

 

 

 


February 2014

Cover Story: The 2014 Lateral Report

The latest edition of our annual look at which firms gained the most partners, which firms lost the most, and what all the movement means for the high-end legal industry.

 

 

 

 


January 2014

Cover Story: Litigation Department of the Year

While the U.S. economy struggled to return to health over the last two years, big-ticket litigation was clearly a countercyclical buffer. And these litigators at The Am Law 200 were front and center.

 

 

 

 


Kathleen SullivanDecember 2013

Quinn Emanuel's Successful Bet On Kathleen Sullivan

When law professor Kathleen Sullivan joined the upstart Quinn Emanuel in 2005, it wasn't clear that this unusual pairing would work. It has.

 

 

 

 


UK Feature Cover illoNovember 2013

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

 

 

 

 


October 2013October 2013

What Kind of Appellate Lawyer Was Justice Roberts?

Ten years after John Roberts made his last argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, The American Lawyer looks back at his appellate career and the hints he gave about the justice he would become.

 

 

 


September 2013September 2013

Leaning Out: The 2013 Associate Survey

The gender gap is alive and well, according to our survey of 5,683 midlevel associates at 134 law firms. Women gave their firms lower marks than men did in many areas on our midlevel survey. Some of the most pronounced differences were in the areas of workload, importance of partnership, commitment to diversity, and family-friendliness.

 

 


August 2013August 2013

The American Lawyer's Top 50 Innovators

The ideas and initiatives that changed the world of big law over the past half century, and the people behind them.

 

 

 

 

 


July 2013July 2013

Shearman's New Leaders Set Sights on Comeback

Shearman & Sterling may have slipped on our key metrics, but the recently installed management team is already delivering on its fix-it plan: more litigation, client teams, and relying on homegrown talent.

 

 

 


June 2013June 2013

The Am Law 200's Haves and Have-Nots

Some firms took a beating during the recession; others were barely fazed. Who thrived, who merely survived—and why?

 

 

 

 

 


May 2013May 2013

The 2013 Am Law 100

In fiscal 2012, The Am Law 100—which has a new leader in gross revenue this year—posted modest gains on all our key metrics. Read the complete package.