A dozen attorneys who distinguished themselves with their work on the year's most notable transactions.
Some are at smaller firms, and some left the law altogether: Stories of six of the recession's survivors.
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.
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.
When law professor Kathleen Sullivan joined the upstart Quinn Emanuel in 2005, it wasn't clear that this unusual pairing would work. It has.
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.
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.
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.
The ideas and initiatives that changed the world of big law over the past half century, and the people behind them.
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.
Some firms took a beating during the recession; others were barely fazed. Who thrived, who merely survived—and why?
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.