Solo Attorneys Get Paid for Less Than 40% of Their Time

By Andrew Lu on June 21, 2012 5:02 AM Solo practitioners in Oregon have it worst, while 11-20 person firms in New York had it among the best in terms of getting paid for legal hours worked. This according to a new survey on attorney billing efficiency. The survey looked only at small to medium […]

Financial Services Deals a Boon to Am Law Firms Worldwide

Brian Baxter The Am Law Daily 06-19-2012 A trio of financial services transactions announced this month have boosted the corporate practices of several leading law firms. New York–based private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts announced Monday its purchase of Prisma Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on hedge funds. Reuters reports that the money management […]

Continental Breakfast: Africa Emerges as the Last Great Law Firm Frontier

Chris Johnson The Am Law Daily 06-11-2012 The globalization of legal business has generally come in waves, moving from one country to the next. In the late 1990s, U.S. and U.K. firms flocked to Germany. Intense law firm activity has also been seen in recent years in Hong Kong, China, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, […]

More Complex Than Greed

William D. Henderson The Am Law Daily 05-29-2012 Dewey & LeBoeuf, an amalgam of two storied New York City law firms that merged in 2007, has died. Understandably, this has prompted a lot of soul-searching among lawyers. One storyline that will attract many followers is that large law firm lawyers, long viewed as the profession’s […]