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 Am Law All-Stars Seek to Avert Daily Fantasy Sports Shutdown Boies Schiller, Debevoise and Gibson Dunn took the lead for the two leading daily fantasy sports companies?DraftKings and FanDuel?in their bid to beat back New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman?s bid to ban them from operating in the Empire State. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:19:32 EST 1202743472590 Dentons Celebrates Thanksgiving By Digesting Another Combination The global legal giant inked its fifth major tie-up of 2015 by agreeing to absorb 34-lawyer Luxembourg firm OPF Partners into its Swiss verein on Jan. 1, 2016. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:13:02 EST 1202743417694 Brownstein Hyatt Bags Phoenix Office, Plus More Lateral Moves After a series of departures and an inability to find traction in the desert, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has shuttered its Phoenix office; Gibson Dunn grabs two new hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:56:26 EST 1202743366071 Morgan Lewis Boasts Steady Profits, No Debt on Anniversary of Bingham Deal One year after Morgan, Lewis & Bockius took in 750 lawyers from failing Bingham McCutchen, the firm?s finances are stable and it is once again debt-free, according to chair Jami Wintz McKeon. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:58:12 EST 1202743324434 Am Law Firms Go Big on $160 Billion Pfizer-Allergan Deal If 2015 is the year of the deal, Pfizer?s $160 billion merger with Allergan looks like it?ll be the deal of the year for a small army of M&A lawyers. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:00:00 EST 1202743224225 Growth Won't Solve Your Firm's Problems: Harvard Business Prof Law Firms must focus on profitability, not market share, says Harvard Business School?s Felix Oberholzer-Gee. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:14:22 EST 1202743191077 Big Law Partner Returns Home After Surviving Mali Terror Attack Pierre Boivin of Canadian mega-firm McCarthy Tétrault was in Bamako on business when terrorists stormed his hotel on Friday. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:00:38 EST 1202743183225 Pillsbury Mines Fees from Enviro Group's Novel Coal Plan In a first-of-its-kind deal, a team of Pillsbury lawyers helped a Virginia conservation group get into the coal mining business. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:04:07 EST 1202743169519 Maneuverings at Mayer Brown, Plus More Lateral Moves Mayer Brown adds a cybersecurity expert in Washington, D.C., while watching its Brazilian affiliate ramp up in São Paulo; Baker Botts makes some anniversary additions; a lobbying shakeup at Wilson Elser; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:03:55 EST 1202743122984 Holland & Knight's New Pro Bono Clients? Other Lawyers Holland & Knight is dedicating pro bono resources to defending Chicago lawyers who face disciplinary action—the first program of its kind for a big law firm. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 21:49:27 EST 1202743118525 Prominent NY Real Estate Lawyer John Zuccotti Dies at 78 Zuccotti, whose name graces the lower Manhattan park that played host to protesters during the Occupy Wall Street movement, helped to revitalize lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 23:07:50 EST 1202743111628 Lawyers Blast Parole Terms in Pollard Spying Case A pair of lawyers at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle labored for a decade and a half to win freedom for Jonathan Pollard, who admitted nearly 30 years ago to illegally passing classified U.S. documents to Israel. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:31:11 EST 1202743056197 Deal Watch: Cleary Gottlieb, Wachtell Light Up on Big Gas Deal Five years after a nasty takeover battle, industrial gas distribution giant Airgas and its lawyers from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz present another acquisition to shareholders. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:37:20 EST 1202742958269 Report: Female and African-American Associates Losing Ground The National Association for Law Placement found a decline in the percentage of women and African-American associates at U.S. law firms. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:44:51 EST 1202742932758 Wachtell Leads Lineup Reaping Fees in Match, Square IPOs Four Am Law 100 firms led by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz have snagged a share of $9 million in legal fees and costs emanating from initial public offerings for online dating giant Match Group and startup mobile payments company Square. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:58:50 EST 1202742925761 Litigation Funder Juridica Pulls Back After Bad Bets As litigation finance continues to gain ground, funding pioneer Juridica Investments said it will halt investments in new cases and cut costs in the wake of courtroom setbacks. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:28:12 EST 1202742910720