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To mark the occasion of its 40th anniversary, The American Lawyer looked back at the origins of the magazine—and the industry—while also taking a look at what changes might be in store in the near future.

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Shortly after Sheila Birnbaum joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1980 as the firm’s 185th lawyer, Joseph Flom told her and a room full of partners they would one day grow to 1,000 lawyers. At the time, it seemed impossible.

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Gina Passarella Cipriani

Gina Passarella is editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer. She has covered the business of law for her entire career, first as a reporter and special projects editor with The Legal Intelligencer in Pennsylvania and then as senior editor for business of law in ALM's global newsroom. She took over as editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer in January 2017.

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