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 2017. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily At Jenner & Block, A New Practice Takes Flight A new aviation and aerospace practice is ready for launch at Jenner & Block. The Chicago-based Am Law 100 firm has hired three new leaders of the practice from Crowell & Moring and United Airlines Inc. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:40:53 EDT 1202782287601 Using Gamification to Drive Business Development Performance How to use gamification for business development. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:23:18 EDT 1202782202373 Ten Am Law 100 Firms Help Raiders Roll Into Sin City Enough outside law firms to represent nearly every position on a football field grabbed roles Monday on a deal to relocate to Las Vegas the National Football League's Oakland Raiders. In a 31-1 vote, NFL owners approved the team's move that will involve a record-setting sum of public money. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:16:29 EDT 1202782197585 Fox Rothschild Raids Dentons for New York Startup Group Randolph Adler Jr. and Michael Chung, once a pair of laid off Skadden associates, merged their own boutique with Dentons in 2015. Now the duo are leading a six-strong team decamping Dentons for Fox Rothschild, where Adler will co-chair the firm?s emerging companies and startup group. In the end, a global platform just didn?t matter. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:17:24 EDT 1202782173744 Call for Nominations: Global Legal Awards It's time to submit your entry for The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards, which recognizes the best cross-border work of the year. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:34:53 EDT 1202782168796 The Gender Divide Among Dealmaking Laterals Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:45:40 EDT 1202782132907 With Hourly Rates Rising, Report Shows Spotty Record for GC's Cost-Constraint Tactics Hourly rates are rebounding strongly from the post-recession doldrums and Big Law is leading the way in capturing more money for their time. Nonetheless, overall demand for lawyers? time continues to fall, according to an analysis released Monday of actual legal invoices from nearly 100 companies. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:00:00 EDT 1202782084649 Deal Watch: Three Firms Headline PR Giant's Going Public Sale This is not a press release. Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins and Graubard Miller are advising on the $2.4 billion sale of public relations software and technology firm Cision Inc., owner of products like PR Newswire, Gorkana and Help a Reporter Out. The deal will see Cision go public after combining with a blank check company. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:32:06 EDT 1202782096927 Chadbourne, Plaintiffs Trade Blows in Batch of New Filings Three current and former female partners seeking certification of a gender bias class action against Chadbourne & Parke saw the firm file its response opposing that motion late Thursday. Chadbourne?s managing partner Andrew Giaccia and retired partner Mary Yelenick, who is among those suing the firm, also both filed court papers in the case. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:03:00 EDT 1202781984439 Manafort, Willing to Talk, Hires Top Wilmer Partner Reginald Brown, chairman of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's financial institutions group and head of the firm's congressional investigations practice, has been retained by President Donald Trump's former top campaign adviser Paul Manafort Jr. as he prepares to answer questions about his alleged ties to Russia. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:14:58 EDT 1202782024647 Kramer Levin's Partner Profits Reach Nearly $2M The 320-lawyer firm reported $353 million in gross revenue, a 6 percent increase over the $332 million that it posted in 2015. Revenue per lawyer also rose to $1.1 million. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:01:00 EDT 1202781944108 Steady Growth Name of the Game for Paul Hastings The firm, in the midst of a major revamp of its office space around the country, saw a continued increase in all major financial metrics in 2016. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:56:50 EDT 1202781951546 Judge Disqualifies Kasowitz and DLA Piper in Contract Dispute, Citing Conflicts of Interest for Both Sides A recent disqualification ruling found that neither Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman nor DLA Piper should be representing their respective clients in a contract dispute both sides had conflicts of interest. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:33:14 EDT 1202781872395 Jones Day Calls Detroit Mayor 'Political Hack' in Response to Threatened Suit Responding to legal threats by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Jones Day's managing partner vigorously defended the firm?s work on behalf of the Motor city and called its top elected official a "political hack." Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:29:44 EDT 1202781871205 Boies/Schiller Film Group's Suit Could Unleash Litigation Beast The film finance vehicle of Boies Schiller Flexner's David Boies and the son of a fellow co-founding partner of the firm has filed a fraud suit against a Florida investor over the 2016 film ?Jane Got a Gun.? Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:09:38 EDT 1202781869498 Global Law Firms and Vereins: The End of the Affair? In the inexorable march toward greater global consolidation, will law firms steer clear of the verein structure? Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:45:36 EDT 1202781867597 Husch Blackwell Revenue Soars, Partner Profits Slip After Merger Last year's big merger with a Wisconsin firm translated into big revenue gains for Husch Blackwell. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:46:44 EDT 1202781862410 GSK Faces Familiar Foe in Ex-Reed Smith Partner's Suicide Trial Psychiatrist David Healy has railed against GlaxoSmithKline and other pharmaceutical firms' clinical studies for years. Despite GSK's lawyers' best efforts, he did so again in Chicago this week as an expert in a trial over the 2010 suicide of a former Reed Smith practice leader. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:59:17 EDT 1202781835012