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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 09, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak's 'Sidebar With Saul: The First Trump Criminal Trial'

ALM litigation reporter Emily Saul details the events of the first Trump criminal trial inside the courtroom in Lower Manhattan.

By Patrick Smith

1 minute read

May 08, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Sullivan & Cromwell Details Ramped-Up Vetting of New Hires Amid Wave of University Protests

The firm will "review resumes for participation in pro-terrorist groups and other similar activities" as well as do a "thorough review of the candidate's online presence, school website [and] news reports" moving forward, it said.

By Patrick Smith

3 minute read

May 08, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Skadden Adds Sofi GC, Shearman Fintech Co-Chair to Lead Financial Regulatory Group

Jeremy London, Skadden's executive partner, said the duo's experience and mix of government, private enterprise and Big Law checked all the boxes for a lateral pursuit.

By Patrick Smith

3 minute read

May 07, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Deal Watch: Deals Flow as Institutional Lenders and Their Lawyers Look for a Bounceback in Capital Markets Revenue

S&P predicts "flat to 10% growth" in capital markets revenue for institutional lenders for 2024.

By Patrick Smith

9 minute read

May 07, 2024 | The American Lawyer

The 2024 Second Hundred: An Investment Story

The Second Hundred trailed the Am Law 100 in almost every financial metric, but much of that could be attributed to building for the future.

By Patrick Smith

9 minute read

May 06, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Paul Weiss Lands M&A Heavy Hitter From Cleary

Jim Langston joins Paul Weiss in New York as the appetite for corporate and M&A attorneys stays strong, even as deal recovery is tepid.

By Patrick Smith

3 minute read

May 06, 2024 | The American Lawyer

In 10-Lawyer Move, Mintz Lures Proskauer Life Science Patent Chair and Team

Mintz is adding to its patent litigation bench in Los Angeles, Boston and New York with a 10-lawyer group.

By Patrick Smith

4 minute read

May 03, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak: Aaron Sorkin This Is Not - Trump Trial with Emily Saul (Part 1)

Patrick Smith interview's ALM litigation reporter Emily Saul as she details the happenings of the first Trump criminal trial from inside the courtroom in Lower Manhattan.

By Patrick Smith

2 minute read

May 02, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Davis Polk Takes Paul Hastings' Former Co-Head of Global Finance in London

In a statement about Luke McDougall's exit, Paul Hastings expressed confidence in the London office and across the firm generally, citing an uptick in work so far in 2024.

By Patrick Smith

4 minute read

May 01, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Simpson Thacher Plans Boston Office, Hires Skadden Funds Partner

The New York law firm is the third Am Law 100 law firm to announce a Boston location in the last eight days.

By Patrick Smith

4 minute read