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 Cadwalader Special Counsel Helps Author FBI Report Joseph Moreno, special counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Washington, D.C., spent the better part of 2014 working on an external review of the FBI. The white-collar and criminal investigations lawyer was a staffer for the 9/11 Review Commission, which was directed by Congress to evaluate the changes made at the FBI since Sept. 11, 2001. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:32:39 EDT 1202722096432 Norton Rose Fulbright Reclaims Top Spot in Canadian Brand Survey Norton Rose Fulbright has landed the lead position on Acritas' Canadian Law Firm Brand Index, bumping Blake, Cassels & Graydon, which slipped to second place. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:24:11 EDT 1202722096547 Kirkland Taps New Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves Kirkland & Ellis loses two and hires one from Skadden; Wilmer expands in Denver; Winston & Strawn hires two more from Pillsbury and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:52:21 EDT 1202721977475 Big Law, Big Med, Big Mess Too many big law firms share an unfortunate attribute with big hospitals: a lost sense of mission. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:31:10 EDT 1202721969503 Dealmaker of the Week: Scott Barshay of Cravath, Swaine & Moore Barshay, a corporate partner at Cravath, led a team from the firm advising H.J. Heinz on its proposed megamerger with Kraft Foods Group. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:40:54 EDT 1202721942202 Late Brother's Boutique Beckons Longtime Reed Smith Partner Frederick Leech, a longtime Reed Smith partner in Pittsburgh and former head of the firm's investment management practice, recently left to become chair of the corporate group at Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, a Steel City-based boutique founded in 1994 by his younger brother Tony Leech, who drowned 10 years later trying to save his two sons from a riptide in Costa Rica. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:37:06 EDT 1202721805705 Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Foursome Feast on Heinz, Kraft Megamerger Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Kirkland & Ellis; Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Sullivan & Cromwell have landed lead roles on the Warren Buffett-backed $40 billion union of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:43:53 EDT 1202721789899 The Bankruptcy Files: Oil Slide a Boon to Some Big Firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Bracewell & Giuliani, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Vinson & Elkins are some of the Am Law 200 firms that have snagged leading bankruptcy and restructuring roles in the struggling U.S. oil and gas sector. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:28:54 EDT 1202721664406 The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kirkland's Performance Accelerates in 2014 Kirkland & Ellis picked up momentum in 2014, with revenue increasing 6.6 percent, to $2.15 billion, and profits per partner lifting 7 percent, to $3.51 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. Revenue per lawyer increased 5.4 percent, to $1.365 million, while net income rose 8 percent, to $1.182 billion. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:46:20 EDT 1202721652324 Jenner & Block to Launch in London The Chicago-based firm has announced that it will open a disputes-focused office in London later this spring to meet the increasing international needs of its clients. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:08:03 EDT 1202721595475 Gibson Dunn Partner Suspended for Mishandling Djibouti Case A British high court judge has reversed an order freezing the assets of Djibouti businessman Abdourahman Boreh after finding that a Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner knowingly presented faulty evidence implicating Boreh in a 2009 grenade attack. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:13:12 EDT 1202721546457 Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:48:30 EDT 1202721545646 Latham Pro Bono Work Helps StoryCorps Launch App Thanks to a $1 million TED Prize grant, StoryCorps has launched an app that will allow users to record personal interviews directly into their phones, many of which will be archived at the Library of Congress. Latham & Watkins, which has served as pro bono counsel for StoryCorps since 2008, helped with a range of IP issues. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:15:51 EDT 1202721540779