Justin Henry

Justin Henry

Justin Henry covers law firm business trends and innovation for The American Lawyer. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter @jstnhenry87

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July 03, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Dechert Bails on Chicago: Spotty Integration, Scant Local Clients, Dwindling Partner Count

The firm entered the market in 2012, eyeing a range of financial services work. But ultimately, the office wound up as a service outlet for litigation on behalf of clients located elsewhere.

By Justin Henry | Andrew Maloney

5 minute read

July 02, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Armstrong Teasdale Withdraws From Salt Lake City

"Salt Lake City is a great legal market and a fantastic city, but it's not the right time for us to be there," managing partner Richard Engel said Tuesday. The firm first opened there in April 2020.

By Justin Henry

3 minute read

July 01, 2024 | Pro Mid Market

Firm Leaders Adapt to Post-COVID Workplace Preferences

After a realigning of workplace norms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, law firms are still grappling with how to handle remote-work expectations. While offering flexibility may work for some firms, others still seem reluctant to offer fully remote options.

By Justin Henry

5 minute read

July 01, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Dentons Scales Up in Utah With 7-Lawyer Team From Armstrong Teasdale

The group acquisition leaves just two lawyers left in Armstrong Teasdale's Salt Lake City office, which opened in 2020.

By Justin Henry

5 minute read

July 01, 2024 | National Law Journal

Consumer Finance Law Enforcer Takes Private Practice Job at Morgan Lewis

Alice Hrdy spent three decades in government service and had been at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since the agency's inception in 2010.

By Justin Henry

4 minute read

June 27, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Kirkland Merges Finance Practices Ahead of New Star Hire, as Private Credit Market Booms

Structured finance has moved beyond mortgage-backed securities and into the broader economy. As a consequence, "leveraged finance lawyers need to understand structured finance and structured finance lawyers need to understand leveraged finance," said attorney Michael Urschel, who arrived from Milbank last month.

By Justin Henry

6 minute read

June 25, 2024 | The American Lawyer

'We Need to Do a Much Better Job': Lewis Brisbois Held Onto Millions in Old Client Funds, Internal Memo Says

The details in an April 2023 memo to the firm's management committee echoed allegations from a recent lawsuit and a 2019 letter to California state labor authorities.

By Justin Henry

7 minute read

June 20, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Dentons' Project Golden Spike Had Bold Ambitions. Did it Meet Them?

"They thought there was an opportunity to build out a Big Four model that could practice law in the U.S. and the pitch was going to good firms in smaller markets and asking them to join," said Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor Bill Henderson. "There was a shared service model that was quite coherent. That's the model. Time will tell if it works in practice."

By Justin Henry

5 minute read

June 18, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Dentons' Project Golden Spike Reaches the End of the Line

The firm first announced its strategy for expansion in the U.S. in late 2019, via combinations with a firm in Pittsburgh and another in the Midwest. Three more followed, but the last addition was over three years ago.

By Justin Henry

4 minute read

June 17, 2024 | New York Law Journal

Schulte Loses Investment Funds Partner to Morgan Lewis

Leonora Shalet said she was contacted by Morgan Lewis after sitting on the opposite side of negotiations from her new colleagues, representing fund managers and investors.

By Justin Henry

3 minute read