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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
A host of US firms are preparing for battle after a New York judge ruled that a groundbreaking $200bn (£105bn) class action against tobacco firms could go ahead.
The case was first filed by Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll in May 2004, against Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, British American Tobacco (BAT), Liggett Group, Brown & Williamson (B&W) and Lorillard Tobacco. It alleges that cigarette companies conspired to deceive the US public about the comparative dangers of 'light' or 'low-tar' cigarettes.
Arnold & Porter and Kirkland & Ellis are acting for Phillip Morris, with Kirkland also instructed by B&W. Jones Day and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice are acting for RJ Reynolds. Chadbourne & Parke and Greenberg Traurig are acting for BAT and Lorillard respectively. Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman is representing Liggett Group.