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Husch Blackwell

According to the National Law Journal's 2018 NLJ 500 ranking of firms based on size, Husch Blackwell has 614 attorneys and is ranked 75th in the United States.  With $349,053,000...
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  • Legal Week

    US firm denies it was subject to 9/11 cyber breach

    January 03, 2019

    A hacker group announced it had obtained thousands of legal and insurance documents connected to the 9/11 attacks earlier this week

  • Legal Week

    What the reaction to the term 'non-lawyer' says about law firm caste systems

    August 29, 2017

    Does calling business professionals 'non-lawyers' perpetuate an outdated hierarchy within law firms?

  • Legal Week

    Skadden and Cravath strike sweet deal as Lindt closes in on US candy rival purchase

    July 15, 2014

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Cravath Swaine & Moore have landed leading advisory roles as Swiss chocolate company Lindt & Sprungli has agreed a deal to buy US rival Russell Stover.

  • Legal Week

    Five US firms land roles on record-setting $38bn plane purchase

    July 21, 2011

    Five US firms are advising on the largest aircraft order in history after AMR Corporation, the owner of American Airlines, agreed to acquire a total of 460 planes from Airbus and Boeing in a transaction worth more than $38bn (£23.5bn), reports The Am Law Daily. American Airlines is being advised by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher corporate partner Robert Little in Dallas and Debevoise & Plimpton aviation chair John Curry in New York as co-counsel on the Airbus negotiations.

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    McGrigors secures 'principal partner' referral deal with US law firm

    April 11, 2011

    McGrigors has made its first foray into the US market by signing a referral deal with US firm Husch Blackwell. The so-called 'principal partner' relationship will mean that both organisations will have preferred supplier status on transatlantic work, with the initiative focusing on infrastructure, financial services, energy and government affairs.

  • Legal Week

    The Am Law 100: Lessons of the Am Law 100

    May 13, 2009

    Nothing grows forever. For the first time since 1991, both average profits per partner and revenue per lawyer dipped last year among the Am Law 100 firms, the top-grossing firms in the nation. And, given the weakness in the market thus far in 2009, another decline seems likely this year.Those are the headlines from The American Lawyer's 23rd annual Am Law 100 report. These results are for 2008. They capture the start of the economic distress that set the stage for record law firm layoffs and anxiety but, because of the cutoff date, they mask the distress many firms are now dealing with. Last year, overall gross revenue grew by 4.1%, to $67bn (£44.4bn), a new record. But head count grew faster, increasing by 5.4%, to 81,992 lawyers. As a result of that growth, plus a serious drop in demand during the second half of 2008 for high-end work - especially in the corporate and finance sectors - profits per equity partner (PEP) fell by 4.3%, to an average of $1.26m (£836,000), and revenue per lawyer (RPL) dropped 1.2%, to $818,000 (£542,000).

  • Legal Week

    Leaving lockstep behind

    August 06, 2008

    Abandoning lockstep pay would go a long way towards solving the crisis in associate recruiting and retention. And it would serve firms better financially, writes Dan DiPietro

  • Legal Week

    US Briefing: Goodwin ups ante with Latham lateral

    June 27, 2008

    Goodwin Procter has built a buzz in California by hiring from notable law firms like Morrison & Foerster, Munger Tolles & Olson and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. On Monday (23 June), the firm upped the ante, adding a Latham & Watkins corporate partner to its trophy case. Bradley Bugdanowitz became the ninth partner in Goodwin's San Francisco office, bringing the firm from zero to 90 total attorneys in California in just two years.

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    Dentons breaks ground with cross-border insolvency order

    December 13, 2006

    Dentons acts on first cross-border appeal under closely-watched new insolvency code