The Am Law Daily The daily source for legal business news, analysis and intelligence from the editors and reporters at The American Lawyer. en-us Copyright 2015. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily Gap Settles Patent Suit After Fight With Dentons Dentons argued that its status as a Swiss verein should have insulated the firm from a former client's conflict claims. A judge wasn't convinced. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:58:35 EDT 1202735985138 Acquisition Spree Sees Slater and Gordon Revenues Soar Fuelled by a series of acquisitions, publicly listed Australian law firm Slater and Gordon has announced a strong set of financials for the last fiscal year, posting significant increases in both revenue and earnings. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:34:40 EDT 1202735940307 Deal Watch: Am Law Trio Fuels Up on $14.8B Oil Services Buy Dealmakers saw the upside of sunken oil prices yet again this week. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:18:00 EDT 1202735900871 Fee Tracker: Summer Fun for LSAC, I-Bank IPOs and Monsanto Pro bono is nice, but it helps to get paid. This week we track fees from the Law School Admission Council?s litigation woes, an IPO for investment bank Houlihan Lokey and Monsanto lobbying. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:39:56 EDT 1202735884852 Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf Leaders Move to Toss Charges as Prosecution Rests Lawyers for Dewey & LeBoeuf?s former leaders say the state failed to provide enough proof to convict their clients. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:16:35 EDT 1202735849948 Quinn Emanuel Co-Founder Joins Davis Wright David Quinto, one of the first partners at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan until leaving the litigation powerhouse last year, is headed to Davis Wright Tremaine with Scott Commerson. The two Quinn Emanuel alums hope for referrals from their former colleagues. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:25:27 EDT 1202735785775 A Lawyer's Search for Love on Reality TV From Davis Polk to the Justice Department to ? Bachelor in Paradise? Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:19:43 EDT 1202735784274 Jury Hears Conflicting Views of Dewey & LeBoeuf Accounting As they prepare to rest their case, prosecutors in the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives called to the stand a forensic accounting consultant who testified that accounting adjustments each year lifted net income by tens of millions of dollars. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:18:39 EDT 1202735784820 K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:45:03 EDT 1202735693740 Dentons Leaders Assess Market Ahead of Dacheng Deal Dentons global chairman Joe Andrew and global CEO Elliott Portnoy said market unrest can sometimes be good for business. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:33:35 EDT 1202735677411 Ex-Davies Ward Partner Gets Hefty Fine for Inside Trades A Canadian securities regulator slapped ex-Davies Ward partner Mitchell Finkelstein with a nearly half-million-dollar fine for tipping off his former fraternity brother about upcoming deals. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:01:00 EDT 1202735659294 To Win Clients, Mintz Levin Partner Hits the Waves Surfing IP lawyer (and pun-enthusiast) James Cleary says his morning ?board meetings? amid the waves give him credibility with clients. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:44:06 EDT 1202735646671 Lawyers Spar Over Cause of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Demise Jurors in a New York criminal court were presented Tuesday with conflicting stories about the timing and circumstances that led to the downfall of Dewey & LeBoeuf during the testimony of Janis Meyer, the firm's former general counsel. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:19:34 EDT 1202735644271 After Bingham Bolt-On, Morgan Lewis Subleases Unused Space Less than a year after agreeing to absorb the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has agreed to sublease space in Boston that it agreed to move into last year, before its combination with the former was finalized in January. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:30:25 EDT 1202735589235 Dewey Defense: GC Kept Mum as Firm Wooed Investors Defense attorneys chipped away Monday at potentially damaging testimony by a former Dewey & LeBoeuf general counsel, casting her as an insider who failed to share material information with investors in a firm bond offering when she had the chance. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:48:38 EDT 1202735583162 Law Firms Eye Global Market Turmoil, China Plunge China's stock tumble, with its nerve-rattling aftershocks in the U.S., may cause law firms to further scrutinize their strategy in Asia. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:59:12 EDT 1202735550598 Baker & McKenzie Drops Behind DLA Piper as Gross Revenue Leader Baker & McKenzie, having lost its position as the world?s largest-grossing law firm earlier this year to Latham & Watkins, has now slipped behind second-ranked global rival DLA Piper after announcing declines in both revenue and profit. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 22:00:00 EDT 1202735365541