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 Bring in the Closers—Firms Clinch Three Stadium Naming Rights Deals Katten Muchin Rosenman; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; and Eisner Jaffe are helping three major sports stadiums switch their nameplates. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:32:27 EDT 1202766455400 For M&A Vet Dan Kaplan, Age is Just a Number At 87, the former Akin Gump, Bryan Cave, Goodwin Procter and Proskauer Rose lawyer is still doing big, cross-border deals, just from a smaller platform. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:25:05 EDT 1202766455322 After Dodgers Deal, McCourt Taps S&C for French Football Buy Four years after helping Frank McCourt Jr. sell Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers for a record-setting sum, Sullivan & Cromwell has been hired by the real estate developer to advise on his roughly $45 million buy of historic French soccer team Olympique de Marseille. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:07:53 EDT 1202766359733 Indigestion Over Dentons' Mexico Combination Continues Since June, Dentons' Mexico City unit has been embroiled in a bitter "business divorce" dispute between the predecessor firm's co-founders over allegedly stolen client information and false marketing. The suit, filed in Mexico City, isn't starting out so well for Dentons. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:04:18 EDT 1202766350711 Final Defendant Charged in Vedder Price Scam Pleads Guilty Five months after a Chicago man pleaded guilty to scamming Am Law 200 firm Vedder Price out of $7 million, an alleged co-conspirator, Deborah Acuna, has done the same in return for a 10-month jail sentence and pledge to pay $175,000 in restitution. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:26:39 EDT 1202766331805 Sri Lanka Seeks to Grow Economy?With Help From Baker & McKenzie The global legal giant is advising the island nation on tax and financial laws in other jurisdictions. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:36:32 EDT 1202766251902 HayBoo Bags Bankruptcy Veteran, Plus More Lateral Moves Amid a surge of oil and gas bankruptcies, Haynes and Boone hires a top restructuring partner; Clark Hill bolts on a small shop; Fox Rothschild?s expansion spree continues; King & Spalding lands a serial lateral; a Shearman & Sterling M&A partner joins a client in-house; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 01:32:07 EDT 1202766137631 Ranking: Top Firms for Midlevel Associate Satisfaction To find out how third-, fourth- and fifth-year asso?ciates rate their firms as workplaces, our survey examined several aspects of job satisfaction. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1202766010757 Baby Boomers Are Retiring and Law Firms Aren't Ready Retiring boomer lawyers are on to new adventures. But their exit from the Am Law 200 poses serious risks for firms that haven't planned ahead. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1202765982265 Big Law Resists the Assault on Democracy When large firms get it right, give them their due. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:05:00 EDT 1202766122180 Littler Picks Up Polsinelli Vice Chair in Kansas City Anthony Romano, a longtime partner at Polsinelli and vice chair of the firm?s labor and employment group, has left its office in Kansas City, Missouri, for Littler Mendelson. The latter publicly incurred Polsinelli's wrath last year after opening an office in the city. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:38:20 EDT 1202766094145 Softer Demand, Rising Salaries May Lead to Layoffs, Analyst Warns A Wells Fargo Private Bank survey on the first half of 2016 reveals softening demand and increasing costs, which one analyst said is causing law firm leaders to contemplate layoffs. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:26:36 EDT 1202765960681 Feel the Berne: Century-Old Ulmer Ushers in Fourth Leader Cleveland-based Ulmer & Berne, founded in 1908, has announced that Scott Kadish will become its new managing partner on Oct. 1. Kadish takes the reins from Harold "Kip" Reader, who led the firm for the past 21 years. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:08:59 EDT 1202765904745