« December 2011 | Main | February 2012 »

January 2012

January 30, 2012 5:26 PM

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Madoff Work Helps Boost Baker & Hostetler Revenue 14 Percent

Buoyed by its work on the Bernard Madoff liquidation proceedings, Baker & Hostetler saw its gross revenue jump 14 percent last year to $440 million, while profits per equity partner rose 11 percent to $845,000.

more Make a comment

01/30/12 Posted by Susan Beck

Discrimination Suit Against Mayer Brown Can Proceed, Judge Rules

A suit alleging that the firm fired a former real estate associate in Charlotte because she is black survived a motion for summary judgment, as did a counterclaim accusing the associate of improperly taking confidential client documents in the months prior to her September 2008 departure.

more Make a comment

01/30/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

Kirkland, Davis Polk Help ABB Connect with Thomas & Betts in $3.9 Billion Takeover

Kirkland again advises ABB on a major U.S. acquisition, this time acting as lead counsel for the Swiss industrial technology company as it agrees to acquire Memphis-based electrical components maker Thomas & Betts for $3.9 billion. 

more Make a comment

01/30/12 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

Under New Management: Edwards Wildman Announces Leadership Change

Born of an October 2011 merger, Edwards Wildman Palmer announced the election of a new leadership triumvirate Monday. The change comes against the backdrop of a lawsuit filed against the firm and current managing partner Walter Reed by two former partners.

more Make a comment

01/30/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Clever Plans to Reform Legal Education Won't Make Legal Services Any Cheaper

The more the public becomes aware of the problems with legal education, the more solutions reformers craft to solve them. Some proposals are better than others, but some claim that by reducing the cost of legal education, legal services in turn will become more affordable. Not likely.

more Make a comment

01/30/12 Posted by Matt Leichter

January 27, 2012 6:45 PM

The Global Lawyer: Where the Second Circuit Leaves Chevron

The Second Circuit's sweeping rejection of Chevron's attempt to use a New York federal court to halt worldwide enforcement of an $18 billion Ecuadorian judgment places the international arbitrators center stage--and raises questions about the limits of arbitral power.

more Make a comment

01/27/12 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

The Careerist: Female Bosses Are No Longer Dreaded, Says Survey

A news roundup: Women bosses gain acceptance in new poll; Fortune names four law firms to its 100 best companies to work for list; and the ABA tells law schools what they must disclose about graduates' employment.

more Make a comment

01/27/12 Posted by Vivia Chen

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

Quinn Emanuel broadens its D.C. office to include white-collar expertise, Dinsmore & Shohl opens its second Pennsylvania office in a Philadelphia suburb, and Ballard Spahr adds five lawyers in Atlanta. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to

more Make a comment

01/27/12 Posted by Sara Randazzo

Jones Day, Kirkland Advise on Eastman Chemical's $4.7 Billion Solutia Buy

Eastman Chemical is set to acquire specialty chemicals manufacturer Solutia Inc. for $4.7 billion, including debt, that will allow the former Eastman Kodak subsidiary to expand its Asian Pacific operations.

more Make a comment

01/27/12 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

The Am Law 100, The Early Numbers: Revenue, Profits Surge at Quinn Emanuel

The litigators at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan saw the firm's gross revenue rise more than 30 percent last year, to just over $732 million. Profits per equity partner, meanwhile, jumped nearly 15 percent, to $4.16 million, according to an announcement issued by the firm Friday.

more Make a comment

01/27/12 Posted by Irene Plagianos

By: TwitterButtons.com

From the Newswire

Sign up to receive Legal Blog Watch by email
View a Sample


About ALM | About | Customer Support