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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, M&A and corporate work, leadership and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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May 24, 2024 | Law.com

Josh Partington of Snell & Wilmer Is in Fact a Rock Star in the Office (and Out of It)

The former (and now current) guitarist for Something Corporate talks about a path less traveled when it comes to landing in the Big Law arena.

By Patrick Smith | Cedra Mayfield

1 minute read

May 22, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak's 'Sidebar with Saul' Part III: Trump Shrinks From Testimony, Costello Loses His Cool, Summations Up Next

ALM litigation reporter Emily Saul has been in the courtroom every day of the trial and gets us up to date about what is going on, including bizarre behavior by Robert Costello and what we can expect in the coming week.

By Patrick Smith

1 minute read

May 20, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Deal Watch: Big Week in Deals as Creative Dealmaking Merges With More Activity

"Each of our clients is getting more inbound phone calls from firms looking to work with them than they did three or four years ago," noted Ben Beerle, a corporate partner with Cooley who handles mergers and acquisitions.

By Patrick Smith

11 minute read

May 20, 2024 | The American Lawyer

'Mission Critical': Big Law Firms Prioritize Right C-Suite Talent

Several C-suite roles were filled in the last few months amid high demand for the right talent in firms' business ranks.

By Patrick Smith

4 minute read

May 17, 2024 | Law.com

Morgan & Morgan Class Action Attorneys Detail Pathway to Success Within Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice

In this week's Legal Speak episode, Florida class action attorneys Jean Martin and John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan in Tampa open up about how they have leveraged their nearly 60 years of combined legal experience to help build their firm's cybersecurity and data privacy practice.

By Cedra Mayfield | Patrick Smith | Lisa Willis

1 minute read

May 17, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Debevoise Lands Clifford Chance US Antitrust Head

Tim Cornell had been at Clifford Chance for more than 14 years, 11 of which he served as U.S. head of antitrust. 

By Patrick Smith

4 minute read

May 15, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak's 'Sidebar with Saul' Part II: GOP Pols Push Misinformation, Cohen Keeps It Together

ALM litigation reporter Emily Saul gets us up to date on the happenings at the first Trump criminal trial, including reaction to testimony from Michael Cohen and the bizarre behavior of several Republican politicians.

By Patrick Smith

1 minute read

May 15, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Paul Weiss Funds New Litigation Center to Combat Hate-Driven Violence

The new center, designed to bring impact litigation to combat hate-driven violence, is looking to leverage the firm's litigation power while partnering with civil rights groups.

By Patrick Smith

3 minute read

May 15, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Sullivan & Cromwell Lands 2 Skadden M&A Partners in Silicon Valley

Skadden's Mike Ringler and Peter Jones will join S&C in California in a move featuring two firms that don't often play in the lateral market.

By Patrick Smith

3 minute read

May 14, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Perkins Coie Launching in London, Hiring Former White & Case PE Leader

Ian Bagshaw, who will lead a team of six, said there's an opening in the London market for Perkins' focus on tech and the midmarket.

By Patrick Smith

4 minute read