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November 30, 2010 11:01 AM
The takeaway from this year's survey of leaders of Am Law 200 firms suggests that many of the changes implemented during the recession are here to stay, at least for a while.more Make a comment
11/30/10 Posted by Claire Zillman
November 22, 2010 3:05 PM
Come January 2012, "Bill and Bill" (Perlstein and Lee) will make way for their co-managing partner successors, Boston-based Susan Murley and Washington, D.C.-based Robert Novick. The partnership voted on and approved the transition on Friday.more Make a comment
11/22/10 Posted by Drew Combs
November 5, 2010 3:50 PM
Malcolm Sweeting will replace Stuart Popham, who's held the position for eight years.more Make a comment
11/05/10 Posted by Claire Zillman
September 27, 2010 1:12 PM
A recent gathering of law firm managing partners in New York nearly took an unexpected turn when 21 of the attendees conducted a straw poll to gauge business prospects for next year. The results were better than expected.more Make a comment
09/27/10 Posted by Brian Baxter
July 28, 2010 3:35 PM
The firm has named Jennifer Kenedy to serve as managing partner of the firm's Chicago office, succeeding her friend and colleague Larry Gray, who passed away unexpectedly on July 19. "I'm certainly not filling Larry's shoes, but following him in his footsteps," Kenedy said.
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07/28/10 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.
July 6, 2010 6:00 AM
Like some lawyers, surgeons and pilots make important, high-pressure decisions every day. Unlike lawyers, they are part of organizations that take risk management seriously. They're trained not to fear mistakes but to learn from them. It's time lawyers followed their lead. By Anthony Kearnsmore Make a comment
07/06/10 Posted by Aric Press
June 3, 2010 7:14 PM
Chairman and CEO Barton Winokur will be stepping down in 2011 after 15 years at the helm of the firm. New York partner and star litigator Andrew Levander has been named chairman-elect; Philadelphia partner and vice-chairman G. Daniel O'Donnell has been named CEO-elect.more Make a comment
06/03/10 Posted by Ed Shanahan
Eduardo Leite, who has served as managing partner of the firm's Brazil offices since 2003, has been elected chairman of Baker & McKenzie's eight-person executive committee. Leite will take the reins from current chair and Chicago partner John Conroy, Jr., on October 30.
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06/03/10 Posted by Ross Todd
May 10, 2010 5:03 PM
Harvard Business School's newly named dean, Nitin Nohria, has argued that management should become a profession, and managers should focus on regaining much of the legitimacy they've lost over the past decade. One model they might look to, he suggests: the legal profession. As contributing writer and retired Kirkland & Ellis partner Steven Harper sees it, Nohria must look elsewhere.more Make a comment
05/10/10 Posted by Ed Shanahan
February 1, 2010 12:28 PM
The leadership succession plan announced by Greenberg Traurig a year ago is now complete. Longtime CEO Cesar Alvarez has stepped aside and firm president Richard Rosenbaum has assumed the role of chief executive. In an interview with The Miami Herald, Alvarez reflected on his tenure, including some of his regrets.more Make a comment
02/01/10 Posted by Brian Baxter