NEW: The Lawyer in New York

For the last three months my colleague Matt Byrne has been in New York getting to know the Wall Street market. He was joined by reporter Julia Berris in January, and as part of our extended transatlantic coverage we’re launching a twice-weekly email from New York called The Lawyer In New York (well, we like to keep things straightforward). You can sign up to it here

At the moment it’s just the beginning of the financial reporting season in the US, and over the next few weeks we’ll bring you not only the news but insight and analysis on the US market. But it’s not all one way; The Lawyer In New York will have a US audience and will report and analyse trends in the UK legal market.

Today, Matt is looking at the not-so-genteel tussle between Skadden and Latham to be the largest firm in the US, following on from The Lawyer’s front page this week where we revealed the revenues of the top four American firms. See story