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 2014. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Am Law Daily Hinshaw Bags Barger & Wolen to Bolster Insurance Expertise Hinshaw & Culbertson, a 460-lawyer regional midwestern Am Law 200 firm based out of Chicago, has agreed to merge on Oct. 1 with California's Barger & Wolen, a 45-lawyer shop that also has outposts in New York and London. The deal, which has been approved by the partnerships of both firms, will give Hinshaw its first overseas office. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:09:03 EDT 1202668712165 Dewey Defendants Again Urge Dismissal of Criminal Charges Four former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives filed new motions late last week asking the New York State Supreme Court to throw out charges of grand larceny and fraud linked to the firm's collapse, claiming Manhattan prosecutors failed to produce evidence of criminal intent and incorrectly instructed a grand jury about accounting rules the men are accused of abusing. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:08:45 EDT 1202668711544 Global Legal Awards: Global Citizenship Awards of the Year In this category, The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Awards honor global matters dedicated to the spirit of pro bono and social responsibility. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:03:45 EDT 1202668691971 Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps Into Uncharted Territory The city's proposed plan to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:14:21 EDT 1202668582160 Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:04:14 EDT 1202668288294 Kirkland IP Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves Two more IP litigation partners leave Kirkland & Ellis, a Bingham McCutchen corporate partner goes in-house, Jones Day scores a Latin American dealmaker and Ropes & Gray grabs a high-profile private equity partner in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:53:44 EDT 1202668547486 Am Law Firms Help Smooth Family Feud Over Market Basket Armed with a battalion of lawyers from Skadden, Ropes & Gray, Jones Day and Curtis Mallet-Prevost, warring factions of the family-owned Market Basket grocery stores announced a truce Thursday in their fight for control of the chain, with minority shareholders agreeing to buy out majority shareholders. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:21:17 EDT 1202668417766 Amid Snapchat?s Rise, Legal Advisers Abound The Silicon Beach photo messaging service Snapchat was valued at $10 billion this week following an investment from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Behind the startup's rapid rise to fame are a handful of firms, including Cooley, which does most of Snapchat?s outside legal work, and others like Perkins Coie and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is the son of two lawyers with Am Law 100 ties. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:39:37 EDT 1202668414906 Midlevel Report: Who Actually Takes Their Vacation Time? The American Lawyer takes a look at firms where respondents to our Midlevel Associates Survey reported taking the most and the fewest vacation days in 2013. The average number of days taken was 12.50. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:48:15 EDT 1202668410226 Dealmakers of the Week: Kirkland & Ellis' Sorabella and Feirstein As lead advisers for Burger King on its $11.4 billion tie-up with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons, William Sorabella and David Feirstein helped oversee one of the most visible corporate tax inversions yet. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:43:11 EDT 1202668521140 O'Melveny Sees Wave of Departures in Singapore Over the past nine months, the Los Angeles-based firm has lost 14 lawyers in its city-state office. Why have so many left, and what does O'Melveny plan to do next? Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:38:43 EDT 1202668309770 Baker & McKenzie to Open Belfast Back Office The firm plans to man the office, which will open next month, with 120 employees by the end of the year, and eventually ramp up to as many as 250 employees within the next three years. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:10:34 EDT 1202668301165 Global Legal Awards: Global Finance Deals of the Year In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards recognizes the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects conceived on a vast scale. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:09:06 EDT 1202668274484 Jones Day Nabs Shearman's LatAm M&A Head Michael McGuinness, a corporate partner and former head of the Latin American M&A practice at Shearman & Sterling in New York, has left the firm for Jones Day, which over the past year has sought to slake its thirst for south-of-the-border clients by opening an office in Miami and making key lateral hires. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:25:04 EDT 1202668257136 A Day in the Life of a Managing Partner Aspire to the top job at your law firm? Here's what you're in for. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT 1202667574797