The American Lawyer Previous Issues
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?