Kirkland & Ellis has bolstered its intellectual property (IP) capabilities with the hire of a patent litigation partner Steven Cherny from US rival Latham & Watkins.
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As Chinese public companies migrate to the major IS stock exchanges from smaller trading venues, they're seeking increasingly sophisticated legal counsel and generating opportunities for US law firms. Major Wall
Women lawyers in Chicago have come together from 31 law firms to form a new coalition that will seek to collaborate on supporting the recruitment, retention and promotion of women attorneys and on encouraging women's
A duo of US firms have snared lead roles on Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche's $43.7bn bid for US drug giant Genentech. Davis Polk & Wardwell New York partners Arthur Golden, Chris Mayer and Peter Douglas are advising
US firms are preparing their partners for sinking revenues as they take stock of their financial progress at the half-year stage. Business has been far harder since the start of the year, with Skadden Arps, Latham &
Latham & Watkins is reshuffling its corporate team with the head of its London corporate group, Bryant Edwards, moving to the Middle East. M&A partner Charles Fuller is will also be relocating to Dubai later in the year.
Clifford Chance has retained its position as the world’s biggest law firm after announcing revenue of £1.33 billion for the last financial year, in defiance of predictions of a downturn in the legal sector. Its
The American Lawyer reported today that two law firms, Skadden, Arps and Latham & Watkins, broke the industry’s $2 billion gross revenue barrier for the first time. It took Skadden 51 years to reach the $1 billion
DLA Piper is to formally launch in Abu Dhabi later this month, with projects and finance partner Stephen Webb -- currently based at the firm's Dubai office -- appointed office managing partner. The launch comes as
Data released Thursday shows that U.K. and U.S. firms touched a third fewer M&A deals in the first quarter of 2008 than a year earlier. At several top firms M&A dropped by half as compared to the first quarter of
A former partner at Latham & Watkins pleaded guilty Friday to defrauding both clients and his own firm by charging them more than $300,000 in personal or false expenses. Samuel A. Fishman, a mergers and acquisition
2007 was the best year yet for the nation's largest law firms. The top 50 U.S. firms generated a total of $46.6 billion in revenue in 2007, a 16 percent increase over the 2006 total of $40.3 billion, according to this
Debevoise & Plimpton has unveiled stellar financial results for 2007, with the New York law firm seeing both partner profits and fees climb by more than 20% over the last 12 months. Profits per equity partner (PEP) at
Latham & Watkins has officially unveiled plans to open up in the Middle East, which will see the US giant take the bold step of launching three offices in the region. The 2,100-lawyer firm intends to open in Dubai
Latham & Watkins and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are set for key strategic initiatives in the Middle East as top law firms move to ramp up their practices in the world's main emerging markets. U.S.-based Latham