Wall Street law firms are in a category unto themselves. They are sought after by talent and clients alike and have enjoyed record profitability for decades, largely unaffected by external market pressures.

In the cover story and accompanying package for the September edition of The American Lawyer, we examined whether that vaunted status is sustainable. Are there market pressures impacting these firms in ways they haven’t faced before? How would they adapt to such pressures?

For more insight on our reporting and findings, follow this discussion between Nicholas Bruch, director of Legal Market Intelligence at ALM Intelligence and Gina Passarella, editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer and ALM’s global legal brands. And email us if you have other questions you want us to tackle:  gpassarella@alm.com and nbruch@alm.com. Thanks for joining the discussion!