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April 29, 2011 12:48 PM

DLA Picks Up 10 Lawyers in Sacramento After Absorbing Boutique

DLA Piper continued its growth surge on Thursday by adding 10 lawyers in Sacramento from local litigation boutique Stevens, O'Connell & Jacobs.

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04/29/11 Posted by Brian Baxter

The Am Law 100: How the Firms Stack Up

Four metrics that lend themselves to a different sort of presentation. An interactive data visualization.

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04/29/11 Posted by Ed Shanahan

Simpson Thacher Launches Hong Kong Law Practice with Magic Circle Recruits

With new partner hires Celia Lam from Linklaters and Christopher Wong from Freshfields, Simpson Thacher becomes the latest Wall Street firm to move into Hong Kong law practice.

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04/29/11 Posted by Anthony Lin

Dealmaker of the Week: Cravath's Robert Townsend

Townsend led the Cravath team advising Johnson & Johnson in the health care giant's $21.3 billion acquisition of Synthes, Inc.

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04/29/11 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

April 28, 2011 7:00 PM

The Careerist: Yale Law Women's Picks of the Year

I'm quite jaded about those "best places to work" lists, particularly ones touting employers that purport to be good to women, children, and pets. But I do like Yale Law Women's annual "Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms" list.

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04/28/11 Posted by Vivia Chen

Dechert Responds to Bias Suit Filed by Former Associate

The firm has filed an answer in a lawsuit brought by a former Boston associate and asked the court to dismiss one claim.

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04/28/11 Posted by Ed Shanahan

The Am Law 100 2011: Growth Returns

Total gross revenue for The Am Law 100 rose 4 percent last year, to $67.4 billion from $64.8 billion. Total head count was 83,513.

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04/28/11 Posted by Chris Johnson

Exelon to Buy Constellation Energy in $7.9 Billion Deal

Skadden and Kirkland & Ellis take lead roles for Exelon and Constellation in the latest example of consolidation of the energy industry.

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04/28/11 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Cadwalader Hires Linklaters Partner, Opens Brussels Office

Linklaters European competition partner Alec Burnside joins Cadwalader to launch the firm's first Brussels office. He has advised Microsoft, Aer Lingus, and Deutsche Borse. 

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04/28/11 Posted by Irene Plagianos

The Am Law 100 2011: Back in Black

After watching partner profits sink in 2008 (down 4.3 percent) and crawl back into positive territory in 2009 (a mere 0.3 percent increase), The Am Law 100 collectively exhaled last year as profits per partner jumped a healthy 8.4 percent.

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04/28/11 Posted by Robin Sparkman

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