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 'Goodwin,' 'Nutter' Join Rebranding Bandwagon Goodwin Procter rolled out a new, shortened brand name on Tuesday, along with a fresh logo, an overhauled website, and new digs on Boston?s waterfront. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:35:53 EDT 1202761242578 Where in the World Is Your Fenwick & West Lawyer? Fenwick & West announced the launch of its fifth office in New York this month to a bit of fanfare. But thanks to a firm policy, there are actually Fenwick lawyers working in offices all over the country, from Vermont to Idaho. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:07:25 EDT 1202761221516 Chicago Lawyer Wins Battle Over George Lucas Museum After the the efforts of attorney Thomas Geoghegan, Chicago sci-fi fans hoping to pore over Star Wars memorabilia may have to travel to a city far, far away. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:02:00 EDT 1202761220855 Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:25:40 EDT 1202761024764 Deal Watch: London Falls, But M&A Must Carry On While Friday?s Brexit vote has likely cast a potential shadow over cross-border M&A activity, a number of timely billion-dollar tie-ups were announced amid the U.K.?s decision to leave the European Union. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:23:18 EDT 1202761024765 Legendary Trial Lawyer F. Lee Bailey Files for Bankruptcy F. Lee Bailey, a criminal defense lawyer famous for his roles representing high-profile clients such as Sam Sheppard and being part of O.J. Simpson?s legal defense ?Dream Team,? sought Chapter 7 protection Friday in Maine. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:56:10 EDT 1202761111161 Q&A: Legal AI Pioneer ROSS Takes Stock After First Year Andrew Arruda, the 27-year-old founder of ROSS Intelligence, says his company's technology is already serving hundreds of lawyers. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:45:32 EDT 1202761094358 DC Firm Pushes Back On Associate Raises Washington, D.C.-based BuckleySander told its associates that the firm's salary scale won't change, but midyear bonuses will boost most first-years' pay above $180,000. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:20:55 EDT 1202761084207 Brexit Vote Clouds Big-Firm Lawyers' M&A Crystal Balls As top transactional lawyers sought to calm nervous clients Friday after Britain's vote to leave the EU, several said that they were bracing for the possibility of a two-year drought in their most highly leveraged, profitable business: advising on cross-border M&A deals. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:14:53 EDT 1202760974475 Foley & Lardner Lands Leading Kaye Scholer Chicago Litigator Zaldwaynaka ?Z? Scott, a well-connected co-chair of Kaye Scholer?s Chicago white-collar litigation and internal investigations practice, is headed to Foley & Lardner in the Windy City. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:10:41 EDT 1202760853727 Dentons' Africa Head Leaves Global Giant for Boutique Thomas Laryea, co-chair of Dentons' global government sector and former head of the firm's Africa initiative, has joined a new shop specializing in the diverse legal needs of African governments and diaspora from the continent. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:04:10 EDT 1202760852617 When a Client Commits Suicide For defendants suddenly facing white-collar prosecution, suicide can be a real temptation. What can their lawyers do to stop it, and what happens if it?s too late? Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:36:32 EDT 1202760843740 Legal Recruiting Giant Buys Rights to Legal Department Reports Major, Lindsey & Africa has acquired three analytical reports on in-house law departments that were previously owned by General Counsel Metrics LLC, a consulting firm owned by Altman Weil principal Rees Morrison. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:35:17 EDT 1202760844728 Proskauer, Loeb & Loeb Bring NHL to Las Vegas Ice hockey in the desert might have somewhat of a checkered history in the National Hockey League, but two Am Law 200 firms are advising on a $500 million deal announced late Wednesday to bring a professional hockey franchise to Sin City. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:52:08 EDT 1202760753280 Longtime Staffer Lobs Bias Lawsuit at Jones Day A former Jones Day business development and communications manager filed a complaint against the firm for gender, age and pregnancy discrimination. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:35:11 EDT 1202760707024 A Litigation Funding Pitch for Law Firms: You'll Get Paid As it continues to market litigation funding to law firms, Bentham IMF launched a new tool on Wednesday that it promises will show managing partners how outside financing can help boost realization rates. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:33:34 EDT 1202760690445