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Abigail Adcox

Abigail Adcox

Abigail Adcox writes about business of law news in Washington, D.C., as well as lobbying and the revolving door. She can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @abigailadcox.

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February 16, 2024 | National Law Journal

Top D.C. Firms Earn Seven Figures Representing Foreign Govts., Filings Show

Squire Patton Boggs, Hogan Lovells, Arnold & Porter and Akin are among the firms registering lately as representing foreign principals. The documents highlight what is for some a growing source of business in their public policy practices.

By Abigail Adcox

5 minute read

February 14, 2024 | National Law Journal

Steptoe's Revenue Grew 13% Amid Lateral Expansion and Rising Litigation Demand

Even as the equity tier expanded and the firm's profits per equity partner rose about 16% to $1.91 million. And amid lateral growth, Steptoe's total full-time equivalent head count rose about 4% to around 396 lawyers last year and revenue per lawyer climbed more than 8% to $1.2 million.

By Abigail Adcox

4 minute read

February 13, 2024 | National Law Journal

Skadden and Squire Build DC Partner Ranks With Government Hires

James Danly, who was FERC chair, has rejoined Skadden as head of its energy regulatory group, while Squire has added Bridget McGovern, who was an assistant secretary at the Homeland Security Department.

By Abigail Adcox

3 minute read

February 12, 2024 | National Law Journal

As Associate Pay Raises Divide the Market, Several Law Firms Match, Others Hold Off

"Many do compete with the New York firms," said Wells Fargo's Owen Burman about D.C. firms. "But it's not universal."

By Abigail Adcox

5 minute read

February 12, 2024 | National Law Journal

Even With More Competition in DC, These Law Firms Still Have an Edge

D.C. firms say their deep regulatory and litigation background is working to their advantage, contributing to growing profits, particularly in years where transactional work has been softer.

By Abigail Adcox

7 minute read

February 09, 2024 | National Law Journal

Sidley, Milbank, Foley & Lardner and Simpson Land Defense Roles on SEC Action

The SEC, in charging the broker dealers and investment advisers, referred to "widespread and longstanding failures by the firms and their employees to maintain and preserve electronic communications."

By Abigail Adcox

2 minute read

February 08, 2024 | National Law Journal

Billing Rate Increases and Demand Growth Push DC Firms to Strong Financial Year

"D.C. was our best-performing region," said Owen Burman, of Wells Fargo Legal Specialty Group. "The regulatory side was on fire for so many firms."

By Abigail Adcox

3 minute read

February 06, 2024 | National Law Journal

Arnold & Porter Sees Revenue and Profits Jump, With PEP Rising 15% to $1.6M

The environment for counsel on government-facing issues was "quite strong" last year, driving demand across the firm's litigation, transaction and regulatory practices, said chairman Richard Alexander.

By Abigail Adcox

3 minute read

February 05, 2024 | National Law Journal

Clifford Chance Lures 2 Partners From Kirkland & Ellis

As Clifford Chance continues expanding its energy and infrastructure capabilities in the U.S., the firm has hired partners in Houston and Washington, D.C.

By Abigail Adcox

3 minute read

February 05, 2024 | National Law Journal

Arnold & Porter Lures 7-Lawyer Team From BCLP Across Offices

It's been a firm priority for Arnold & Porter to expand its core regulatory, litigation and transactional offerings across offices, Chair Richard Alexander said.

By Abigail Adcox

2 minute read