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 2016. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily The Trump Tax Three-Step Donald Trump doesn?t want to release his tax returns. Why? Fri, 27 May 2016 16:02:53 EDT 1202758837679 Wilmer, Miller Canfield Sink Demo Probe Work in Detroit Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone have been retained by the Detroit Land Bank Authority to advise on an investigation of a program designed to demolish vast tracts of abandoned homes in the Motor City. Fri, 27 May 2016 15:32:32 EDT 1202758833075 Dewey Exec DiCarmine Picks New Lawyer, Delaying Retrial Former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive director Stephen DiCarmine, who continues to battle multiple criminal charges related to his firm?s 2012 collapse, chose a new top white-collar defense lawyer to represent him on Friday. Fri, 27 May 2016 14:18:36 EDT 1202758822668 Hunton Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves Amid merger talks with a U.K. firm, Hunton & Williams added two practice leaders from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Bo Dietl's GC finds a new home; Jenner & Block launches a private wealth practice; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. Fri, 27 May 2016 06:34:28 EDT 1202758780681 Deal Watch: Four Firms Keen to Create Mega REIT Just in time for Memorial Day, four Am Law 100 firms sought to stoke and celebrate their transactional expertise by advising on an $8.4 billion combination of two leading real estate investment trusts. Thu, 26 May 2016 19:06:01 EDT 1202758755451 Hulk Hogan Case Rattles Litigation Funding Firms ?It?s really nothing like what we do,? one litigation finance exec said of the revelation that billionaire Peter Thiel has backed Hulk Hogan?s $140 million lawsuit against Gawker. Thu, 26 May 2016 16:22:22 EDT 1202758739011 Q&A: A Mayer Brown Lawyer Takes On the Chicago Police Department In the wake of Laquan McDonald?s killing, Lori Lightfoot waded into one of Chicago?s biggest controversies when she agreed to head the city?s task force on police misconduct. Wed, 25 May 2016 21:24:27 EDT 1202758669465 UK Legal Recruiter Sets Sights on US Shores London-based RedLaw launched a New York office this week, becoming perhaps only the second large U.K. legal recruitment firm to make the jump to the cutthroat U.S. lateral market. Wed, 25 May 2016 18:04:42 EDT 1202758654558 Brinks Bulks Up, Adding Offices in China and Tampa As other IP shops contract or are absorbed into big firms, Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione is bucking the trend with lateral hires and brand-new offices in Tampa, Florida and Shenzhen, China. Wed, 25 May 2016 17:05:50 EDT 1202758646109 June 30 Is Deadline for Lifetime Achiever Nominations We're seeking nominations for The American Lawyer's Lifetime Achievement Awards. The deadline is June 30. Wed, 25 May 2016 14:24:57 EDT 1202758620908 Quinn Emanuel Continues European Push With Zurich Launch Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is expanding its European presence with the launch of a new office in Switzerland under partner Thomas Werlen. Zurich-based FIFA, soccer's global governing body, is a major client of the firm. Wed, 25 May 2016 11:48:38 EDT 1202758603525 Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. Wed, 25 May 2016 06:55:00 EDT 1202758574900 Big Firms Have Paid Big Bucks for Clinton Speeches According to a new database based on financial disclosures by Bill and Hillary Clinton, a handful of large law firms have paid nearly $2 million to the political power couple to make speeches. One talk came at a global partners' meeting for an Am Law 100 firm. Tue, 24 May 2016 17:34:43 EDT 1202758540682 Report Sees Top Deal Lawyers Pull Ahead as Billing Rates Soar The high and low ends of the M&A legal services market are becoming ever more stratified as billing rates for deal work dwarf other practices, according to a new survey by LexisNexis CounselLink. Tue, 24 May 2016 13:19:58 EDT 1202758508378 Firms Offer More Parental Leave, But Will Associates Take It? Law firms are in an arms race over who can offer the best paternal leave policies, but at some firms, fathers aren?t taking all the time offered. Mon, 23 May 2016 19:08:55 EDT 1202758457125 Five Firms Plant Themselves on Bayer?s Mega Monsanto Bid Eight months after Monsanto Co. abandoned its $45 billion saga to acquire Switzerland's Syngenta AG, the agribusiness giant is the recipient of a $62 billion takeover bid by Germany?s Bayer AG. Mon, 23 May 2016 17:52:06 EDT 1202758446848 Boies Schiller Bolts On New York Litigation Boutique White-collar pro Sean O?Shea is joining Boies Schiller along with the rest of his small firm, O?Shea Partners. Mon, 23 May 2016 16:09:10 EDT 1202758428860 Sheppard Mullin?s Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200. Mon, 23 May 2016 01:49:49 EDT 1202758345822 Katten Starts Leadership Transition as New Chair Takes Helm Roger Furey, an IP litigation partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman in Washington, D.C., is poised to become the new chairman of the Chicago-based firm. Mon, 23 May 2016 01:13:06 EDT 1202758343608 2016 Diversity Scorecard: The Rankings For the third time in row, White & Case leads the pack in The American Lawyer's annual Diversity Scorecard Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1202758280656