Michael Hausfeld and his former partners from big plaintiffs firm Cohen Milstein vie for lead roles in antitrust litigation filed against a bevy of big banks for manipulating foreign exchange rates.
Michael Hausfeld and his former partners from big plaintiffs firm Cohen Milstein vie for lead roles in antitrust litigation filed against a bevy of big banks for manipulating foreign exchange rates.
A former accounting manager testified that she and others in the finance department of Dewey & LeBoeuf falsified the now-defunct firm's financial statements by making illegitimate entries at the end of each fiscal year between 2008 and 2011.
Following the completion Friday of AT&T’s $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T’s go-to antitrust lawyers.
After almost 16 years at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, former litigation partner Victoria Miller has taken her talents elsewhere, having left the firm earlier this year to focus on operating her own wine tasting company.
Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Sabahat Chaudhary, a commercial litigation and international trade counsel at Perkins Coie in Washington, D.C., left the firm earlier this year to focus on her own cooking products business, something she hopes will be the start of a new career.
A plea to the organization that considers itself the nation's foremost organization for attorneys.
Am Law 100 firms are receiving inquiries from clients about whether they can do business in Iran. Though the nuclear accord announced this month signals that some companies may soon have access to a new market, most lawyers are reserved in their expectations.
Anthem’s $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T’s successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.
An insurance executive testified Thursday that Dewey & LeBoeuf’s management assured him of the firm's fiscal health ahead of a $40 million loan in 2010. But a defense lawyer for Dewey & LeBoeuf’s former leader successfully dismissed that evidence.
The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.
Three glasses of wine and some sleeping pills did not make for a restful flight from Charlotte to London for Sarah Buffett, a corporate and immigration partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.
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A cybersecurity breach at the Permanent Court of Arbitration places at risk any law firm that tracks arbitration in The Hague.
Law firm leaders were a less hopeful bunch in the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest quarterly index of managing partner confidence released by the Citi Private Bank Law Group.
McDermott Will & Emery has become the latest Am Law 100 firm to target opportunities stemming from the renewal of U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba, forging an alliance with Spanish firm Olleros Abogados to advise clients on Cuba-related matters from Madrid.
Merchants in a multibillion-dollar antitrust case against MasterCard say a plaintiffs lawyer should lose $32 million in fees for purportedly sharing confidential documents with former Willkie partner Keila Ravelo.
Three months after finalizing its combination with Canada's Davis, DLA Piper is once again expanding north of the border, picking up four corporate partners from a Toronto firm.
With the prosecution's case moving faster than expected, counsel for defendants in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial used the last day of testimony by Dewey's former finance director to cast doubt on the witness.
Squire Patton Boggs sees more partners depart; two more lawyers peel away from O’Melveny & Myers; another IP litigator leaves Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Former deputy New York mayor Randy Mastro, who's already battling the city over the de Blasio administration's foam packaging ban, is picking a new fight over a proposed increase to the state's minimum wage.
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Law firms are merging at the highest rate since the Great Recession, but consultants say there are checks within the legal industry that will prevent consolidation on the scale of other professional service industries.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Frank Canellas told prosecutors Tuesday that telling the truth about Dewey’s demise would let him "look myself in the mirror every day for the rest of my life."
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has tapped Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Ray Schrock—one of The American Lawyer’s Star Lateral hires of 2014—to handle its second bankruptcy case in five years.
Robert Ughetta, a capital markets partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Charlotte, has left the firm two months after being charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. It was the third time in three years the lawyer found himself in legal trouble.
A defense lawyer for former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis spent Monday challenging the statements of former Dewey finance director Francis Canellas, whose testimony last week suggested that Davis knew about allegedly improper accounting adjustments at the firm.
The head of Dickstein Shapiro’s insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.
Last week arbitrators in The Hague heard from Foley Hoag's Paul Reichler in the first phase of the world's most misunderstood maritime battle, over the status of a few rocks that form the most controversial dots on the world map.
In probing the American Psychological Association's complicity in post-9/11 interrogation methods, Sidley's David Hoffman found plenty to criticize—but also respect for the profession.
The story of Brown Rudnick’s role in an Irish bailout deal gone bad took a new turn this week, while Mayer Brown landed a role in the U.S. bankruptcy of a disgraced Irish property baron whose wife was allegedly ripped off by a New York lawyer.
The two Am Law 100 firms and a pair of Canadian shops have picked up work on a pickup site deal that will see Barry Diller-backed The Match Group buy PlentyofFish Media for $575 million in cash.
Four prominent corporate partners from Reed Smith—including Yvan-Claude Pierre, head of the firm’s corporate and securities group and chair of its U.S. capital markets practice—are peeling off for Cooley’s offices in New York and San Francisco.
Defense lawyers in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial worked to undermine three days of witness testimony that appeared to link the firm’s executives to the alleged accounting fraud at the heart of the case.
The firm has decided to consolidate its European arbitration practice and relocate its two Geneva partners by Sept. 30, 2015.
Several Global 100 firms picked up work this week on a pair of acquisitions by companies backed by billionaire Martin Franklin.
A new ABA study finds that women are seen, but seldom heard, in court.
Steptoe & Johnson has snagged two new hires for its New York office, including a veteran in-house lawyer and grandson of a former Republican presidential candidate.
McDermott Will & Emery partner Michael Kendall led the effort to overturn Raymond Tempest’s conviction in the grisly 1982 murder of Doreen Picard.
Prosecutors in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial continued to try to link the firm's former executives to allegedly illegal accounting tricks.
High-powered plaintiffs shop Hausfeld hires two antitrust litigators from Greenberg Traurig to open in the Big Apple; Greenberg Traurig opens its first office in Germany; Pillsbury picks up two; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Curtis Jackson III, a rapper known as 50 Cent, has assembled a high-powered legal team as he files for personal bankruptcy protection in Connecticut following an adverse $5 million judgment against him in sex tape litigation.
Jurors in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial heard more evidence Tuesday that the defunct firm's former leaders used allegedly illegal accounting tricks to mask financial shortfalls, including an internal email that described $25 million as "fake income."
Greenberg Traurig is to launch in Germany later this year, picking up the Berlin office of U.K.-based Olswang, the U.S. firm announced Tuesday.
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a settlement Monday with mortgage banker Frank Tamayo, a cooperator in its insider trading case against former Simpson Thacher & Bartlett managing clerk and attorney Steven Metro.
Andrew Weiler, a corporate partner at White & Case in London, has joined O'Melveny & Myers to lead the firm's European M&A and corporate finance.
Frank Canellas, Dewey’s onetime finance director, said he met with the firm’s former CFO in 2008 to come up with accounting adjustments that could mask a looming shortfall with lenders.
A Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner heads to a Silicon Valley sports analytics startup; Epstein Becker & Green snags some epic eyebrows; Morgan Lewis lands a structured transactions trio in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Las Vegas-based Gordon Silver is now facing litigation from The Blackstone Group, where an affiliate of the buyout giant claims that the dissolving firm defaulted on lease payments.
Yoder and Shuman handled the complex tax component of a megamakeup deal announced between Procter & Gamble and New York-based beauty products giant and firm client Coty Inc.
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As the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial enters its seventh week, it's far too early to say who has the upper hand. But the contours of the case are coming into sharper focus—as are the challenges that prosecutors must overcome if they hope to win over the jury.
News and gossip about the private lives of Am Law partners.
After a quarter century, Hinshaw & Culbertson chairman Donald Mrozek is ceding his role as leader of the Chicago-based national firm to litigation partner and vice chair Kevin Burke.
It was another big deal week for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which took the lead on a $12.5 billion buy for beauty products behemoth Coty, as an insider trading case involving a 6-year-old transaction by the firm forced a partner to take early retirement.
Epstein Becker & Green’s latest lateral hire has long had a double life. George Whipple III, who joins the firm from Credit Suisse, also has television journalist, photographer and philanthropist on his resume.
Six weeks into the criminal trial over Dewey & LeBoeuf's allegedly fraud-fueled demise, the jury's ordeal is just beginning.
Winston & Strawn may have escaped malpractice claims related to Thomas Petters' $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme, but Katten Muchin Rosenman hasn't been so lucky.
Cerberus Capital Management has called upon longtime outside counsel Schulte Roth & Zabel to advise on an initial public offering for grocery giant Albertsons, as Brown Rudnick, another adviser to the buyout behemoth, feels the heat over an alleged political payout tied to an Irish bailout deal.
Ottawa-based Gowling Lafleur Henderson and British firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. have announced plans to merge into a 1,400-lawyer firm called Gowling WLG. But the combined Anglo-Canadian giant is uninterested in a tie-up with a U.S. partner.
The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Magic Circle firms Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have unveiled their financial performance for 2014-2015, as France’s Fidal bypasses Spain’s Garrigues as the largest continental European law firm by gross revenue.
Littler Mendelson has expanded to Nicaragua, with the July 1 launch of an office in the Central American nation's capital of Managua by Littler Global member BDS Asesores.
In the first half of 2015, 48 law firms announced mergers, the highest half-year total in nine years, according to the legal consultancy Altman Weil.
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A bomb blast shook the office of a Winnipeg boutique Friday, severely injuring an associate romantically linked to a recently disbarred Canadian lawyer. Police have arrested a client's former husband in connection with the attack.
Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Eric Holder Jr. has returned home to Covington & Burling after more than six years as U.S. attorney general, and he said it is the "last stop" in his legal career—and even ruled out a U.S. Supreme Court appointment, if he is asked. Holder spoke also about the opportunities he will have at Covington, in addition to his practice, to advocate for his long-running causes—including improving race relations and access to justice.
Covington & Burling celebrates a homecoming this week as Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black attorney general, rejoins the firm as a white-collar partner. Covington's latest high-profile hire will officially start at the firm in September.
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.
Wondering how many multiples of your pay your fellow partners may be earning? Indulge your insecurities with this handy interactive chart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Herbert Smith Freehills achieved strong profit growth in the last financial year despite largely flat revenues, the firm announced Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hall advised Delhaize Group in its merger with Koninklijke Ahold NV, which will create a combined company valued at $29 billion.
After Friday's victory for same-sex marriage, the notion that gays and lesbians need to be "cured" might seem almost quaint. Not so for Jim Bromley's pro bono clients, who won a resounding jury verdict this week against a group that promised to purge their homosexuality.
Richard Shutran, the former co-head of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s corporate department who took the lead on a $150 million private placement by the firm, testified Thursday that he was never in the loop about its shaky financial situation.
From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.
The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.
A week after the killings at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the state’s oldest and largest firms came out against one of the South’s most controversial emblems.
The defense counsel for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives accused of fraud and other crimes further dissected emails that were sent between partners on the executive committee of legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.
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Partner Andrew Tulumello joined Winston & Strawn’s Jeffrey Kessler on Tuesday to contest quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension.
A month after opening a second office in Los Angeles, Sidley Austin raids Paul Hastings for a real estate pro; Proskauer Rose picks up a regional private equity head from Baker & McKenzie; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Inflammatory emails between executive committee members at legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae were shown to the jury during the trial of three former firm executives who went on to top roles at Dewey & LeBoeuf, the 1,400-lawyer firm formed through a 2007 merger with Dewey Ballantine that filed for bankruptcy five years later.
Partner earnings are still making their way into client coffers through law firm investment funds—and firms are reaping both returns and deal work from their investment targets.