Special Report & Features

Skadden, Simpson Top First-Quarter M&A Rankings

By Tom Huddleston Jr. |

The two firms outpaced their Am Law rivals in terms of the total value of their corporate clients' global transactions in the year's first three months, according to rankings released this week by Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters. Both firms bolstered their totals by grabbing roles on two of the quarter's biggest deals.

Cover Story: Dealmakers of the Year 2014

A dozen attorneys who distinguished themselves with their work on the year's most notable transactions.

Survey: Most Laterals Would Do It All Over Again

By Tom Huddleston Jr. |

More than 80 percent of law firm partners who have changed firms at least once in their careers say that, if given another chance, they would make the same move again, according to a new survey from legal recruiter Major, Lindsey & Africa and ALM Legal Intelligence, the research arm of ALM Media.

Billing Survey Shows Rates Ticking Up as Demand Dips

By Aric Press |

Corporate clients purchased fewer hours from law firms in 2013 than they did the year before even as they paid more for what they bought, according to the latest data from electronic billing clearinghouse TyMetrix.

Three ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf executives and one former firm employee are escorted into Criminal Court for arraignment. From left, with hands folded: Stephen DiCarmine, Zachary Warren, Joel Sanders and Steven Davis.

Dewey Drama: Indictments, Arraignments and More

In a stunning turn of events, three former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf were accused Thursday of engineering a massive fraud that helped drive the storied firm to its death. Read The American Lawyer's complete coverage here.

The Score: March Madness Edition

By Brian Baxter |

With the field set for the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's basketball tournament, others can agonize over their brackets. The Am Law Daily's focus is on the lawyers and law firms with ties to the NCAA and the nation's top college sports conferences.

Juan Manuel de Remedios of White & Case for Focus Europe Magazine

Focus Europe

A distressed economy hasn't kept firms like White & Case—or their clients—out of Spain. Plus, will last year's boom in European M&A continue its momentum?

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