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January 31, 2012 7:29 PM

McKool Hires Day Pitney Partners to Launch Whistle-Blower Practice

While the timing may have been a coincidence, Dallas-based McKool Smith announced the addition of two accomplished qui tam partners from Day Pitney the same day the federal government chose to celebrate the $30 billion that has been recovered as a result of whistle-blower claims since 1986.

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01/31/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

The Careerist: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Deep

Like it or not, the pitch of your voice could affect your career. And guess what? Male voices carry more authority.

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01/31/12 Posted by Vivia Chen

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of topline growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. But while gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue per lawyer was up nearly 8 percent, profits per partner dipped.

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01/31/12 Posted by Amy Kolz

With Trustees in Place, Big Bankruptcy Billers Line Up to Feast on MF Global Fees

With former federal judge and FBI director Louis Freeh and Hughes Hubbard & Reed corporate reorganization cochair James Giddens set in their roles as trustees for bankrupt MF Global Holdings, several Am Law 100 and international firms are angling to help unwind the defunct derivatives broker.

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01/31/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

Hughes Hubbard nabs ten attorneys from SNR Denton's Paris office, Steptoe loses its securities litigation and enforcement practice leader, and lateral movement picks up in Dubai. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to thechurn@alm.com.

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01/31/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kaye Scholer Sees Revenue, Profits Dip

The New York–based firm's gross revenue was off 3.4 percent last year to $420 million, while profits per equity partner slipped 6.4 percent to roughly $1.4 million and revenue per lawyer dropped 4 percent to $985,000, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. 

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01/31/12 Posted by Ross Todd

January 30, 2012 6:00 PM

Manny, Moe, and Jackpot: Skadden, Morgan Lewis Rev Up for Pep Boys Buyout

The two Am Law 100 firms are advising on a $1 billion deal, including debt, which will see Philadelphia-based auto parts repair business The Pep Boys be acquired by private equity firm The Gores Group.

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01/30/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

The Strongest Law Firm Brands in the Land

Every firm has a brand, though some aren't worth the name. A new Acritas study of clients reports on which firms rank the highest in Corporate America.

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01/30/12 Posted by Aric Press

The Careerist: How to Work with a Jerk

Tips from Harvard Business Review on what to do when you have to work with someone you can't stand.

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01/30/12 Posted by Vivia Chen

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Profits, Gross Revenue Up at Jenner

Jenner & Block saw its gross revenue and profits per partner pushed to record levels last year, thanks to a combination of new work, cost-cutting, and fewer equity partners. 

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01/30/12 Posted by Drew Combs

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