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U.S. Spin-Off Bust Goes Boom

Oct 30, 2014 By: Craig Eastland

2011 was a great year for spin-offs. Seventy-two deals were announced, including three of the largest U.S. transactions of all time: AbbVie (#1, $56 billion), Kraft Foods

Midsized Law Firm Market Update: Forecast Brightens, But No Blue Sky Yet

Oct 22, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

After years of economic turbulence, Midsized Law firms may be able to look forward to a period of relative calm and stability,

Postcard From The National Docketing Association’s Annual Meeting: Lessons From San Antonio

Oct 14, 2014 By: Ranae Simonson

As a Dockets Specialist for Thomson Reuters, I work with large and medium law firms around the country, helping them with their

From Business Law Center: Survey Of REIT Transactions Over $1 Billion

Oct 6, 2014 By: Craig Eastland

In November 2011, Penn National Gaming, owner of the Hollywood and Argosy casino chains, announced plans to split itself into two public

ABA: Lawyers Tech-Friendly, If Not Tech-Savvy

Oct 1, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Early on in its run, the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife” established that its main character, a lawyer who took a

Top 100 Large Law Firms Celebrate Revenue Increase — Just Not Too Loudly

Sep 29, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

In 2013, the 100 largest law firms in the world took in almost $89 billion in revenue, which is 4.3 percent more

Law Firms: Don’t Fear The Death of the Billable Hour

Sep 25, 2014 By: William Josten

It’s no secret that corporate law departments are looking to move away from the billable hour.  I have personally heard a pricing

Why Are Large Law firms Still Merging?

Sep 24, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Last week, news broke that Bingham McCutcheon and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius have agreed to merge, forming a 2,000-lawyer firm with $2

To Change Law Firm Culture, Quit Fighting The Current

Sep 22, 2014 By: Rachel Merrick Maggs

Anyone who has spent time near the shore knows that if you are caught in a riptide pulling you out to sea,

Three Ways Midsized Firms Can Beat The In-House Trend

Sep 17, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

In several earlier posts on this blog, we have observed that corporate legal departments are keeping more work in-house. We certainly are

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