Quinn returns to form, but will it make the Top 30?

24-Feb-2015

Another week, another batch of US firm financial results. Today it’s the turn of DC giants WilmerHale and Arnold & Porter , both of which have continued the ...

Citi data shows return to form for larger US firms

17-Feb-2015

Research from Citi Private Bank, which reveals solid increases in revenue at some of the world’s largest US firms, has underlined that the place to be is global, transactional and cost conscious . Rocket science it is not, but the Citi data does at least highlight the improving financial position for many US firms.

Kirkland at centre of lateral moves market with Linklaters’ Elliott hire

10-Feb-2015

There is no end in sight for the current round of UK heavy hitters jumping ship for US rivals, with Linklaters’ real estate M&A practice head Matthew Elliott becoming the latest departee.

US firms financial results season kicks off

4-Feb-2015

The US firm reporting season is now underway, with a smattering of results in so far indicating an upward turn.

Fried Frank axes Hong Kong and Shanghai offices in Asia shutdown

20-Jan-2015

Fried Frank’s Asian ambition shuddered to a halt this week as the firm closed its operations in Hong Kong and Shanghai after seven years in the region.

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Paul Hastings hits $1bn revenue mark with 6.3 per cent hike at 2014 year-end

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).

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"It takes time to convince people to leave their comfort zone": Jim Learner talks Kirkland's big name hires

27-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him.

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Debevoise executive Howard Rosenberg picks up CEO role at FRS Insight

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton executive Howard Rosenberg has been appointed chief executive officer of legal professional services provider FRS Insight, owned by Fox Rodney Search.

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The US Supreme Court recently required a lawyer to show why he should not be sanctioned in connection for a cert petition. The order did not specify the problems with it. Then again, it didn’t really have to — one look at it and your head will spin.

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Charlie Geffen: “I’d have loved Ashurst to do a US merger"

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Charlie Geffen has re-emerged as the architect for Gibson Dunn’s English law capability – an ideal role for the committed internationalist. But why Gibson, and how does he really feel about Ashurst’s thwarted US plans? 

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Latham and Kirkland go native in London, but how far have other US firms come?

6-Oct-2014

US firms are growing deep roots in London by hiring and promoting local talent, data from The Lawyer shows. Which firms are growing their own and which are still intent on buying in laterals?

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Freshfields: in a league of its own

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields is taking on corporate America as part of a wider mission – to become a leading player not in the magic circle but in the ‘international elite’

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