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 Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:23:33 EDT 1202731239201 Partner Pay Spreads: Minding the Gap Wondering how many multiples of your pay your fellow partners may be earning? Indulge your insecurities with this handy interactive chart. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:49:35 EDT 1202731244097 Pillsbury Chair Takes Stock After Departures Pillsbury chair Jim Rishwain answered our questions about a spate of recent partner defections, the firm?s merger outlook, and the search for his eventual replacement. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:39:30 EDT 1202731242170 Lawyers in Dewey Trial Spar Over What Constitutes Proper Accounting Defense counsel in the trial of three ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf executives pressed their argument Thursday that many of the accounting adjustments made by former firm employees were appropriate. The prosecution has sought to portray those adjustments as acts of fraud. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:21:54 EDT 1202731238833 Jobs Report: Legal Services Industry Takes a Hit The Labor Department?s June jobs report showed that the legal services industry lost 800 jobs, more than erasing the meager gains that the industry enjoyed in May. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:12:25 EDT 1202731236424 Goodwin Procter Leader Says Firm Committed to Diversity, Growth Three months after Goodwin Procter said it would slash 2 percent of its workforce, the Boston-based Am Law 100 announced three private equity hires Wednesday in its hometown and London. The Am Law Daily caught up with chairman David Hashmall to discuss his plans for Goodwin Procter as he approaches the end of his first year as leader. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:43:35 EDT 1202731150283 Dewey Defense Argues Accounting Adjustments Were Proper A former Dewey & LeBoeuf budget director cooperating with the New York County District Attorney?s Office in its prosecution of three former firm leaders conceded during cross-examination Wednesday that some accounting adjustments are legitimate. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:55:45 EDT 1202731138726 Wilmer?s Lobbyists Seek to Keep Monsanto Out of Regulatory Weeds After building out its lobbying group with a pair of seasoned hires over the past two years, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has dug into advising agribusiness behemoth Monsanto on its effort to acquire Swiss seed technology rival Syngenta. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:01:28 EDT 1202731118506 Dentons' Eye Still Wandering as McKenna Long Ties the Knot With Dentons' merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge becoming official on Wednesday, we asked the firm's leaders about the impending combination with China's Dacheng—and what other global tie-ups may be in store. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:29:21 EDT 1202731084844 Herbert Smith Freehills Grows Profits, Shrinks Debt Amid Flat Revenues Herbert Smith Freehills achieved strong profit growth in the last financial year despite largely flat revenues, the firm announced Wednesday. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:00:00 EDT 1202731020236 Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:52 EDT 1202731047953 Cadwalader Partner, Federal Judge Broaden Scope of Re-Enactments Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft partner Kathy Chin and her husband, Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, have been presenting re-enactments of cases important to Asian-American legal history for nearly a decade. Now, they will broaden the scope of their work to commemorate cases involving other minority groups. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:35:10 EDT 1202731013836 Former Dewey Financial Controller Testifies to Falsifying Records Ilya Alter, a former director of budgeting and planning at Dewey & LeBoeuf, admitted in testimony Tuesday in the criminal trial of three former firm executives that he helped falsify accounting records at the now-defunct firm. Alter is one of seven former Dewey & LeBoeuf employees who have agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for a lighter sentence. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:26:46 EDT 1202730996260 ?Mad Dog? of Sports Radio Meets Match in Ex-Akin Gump Partner John Dowd, a former Marine and veteran Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld litigator who retired from the firm earlier this year, appeared on SiriusXM?s Mad Dog Sports Radio with Christopher Russo to discuss his investigation 26 years ago that led to a lifetime ban of Major League Baseball icon Pete Rose. It did not go well. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:05:55 EDT 1202730916555 Former Law School Roommates Take Charge in Chicago Rebecca Eisner and Lydia Kelley used to share mac and cheese dinners and cram for exams together. Now they oversee nearly 600 lawyers as managing partners of the Chicago offices of Mayer Brown and McDermott Will & Emery, respectively. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:58:16 EDT 1202730898346 Ex-Dewey Senior Partner Says Probe News Scuttled Merger Deal Defense lawyers for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives had some tough questions during their cross-examination of a former executive committee member from the now-defunct firm. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:24:31 EDT 1202730873272 Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200. 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