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Editor's Note
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

Last year, we conducted for the first time a contest to determine the top litigation departments among Pennsylvania law firms. We asked firms to submit details about the work they had done in the previous two years and ultimately settled on a worthy group of winners, culminating in the publication of our Pennsylvania Litigation Departments of the Year supplement honoring the top groups. Full Text


Bringing Wall Street to 30th Street
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

When Simpson Thacher & Bartlett attorney Kenneth E. Young was looking in 2006 to move his family from New York to Philadelphia, he was searching for a law firm environment in the city that would most closely resemble the type of high-end corporate work he was handling at his Wall Street firm. Full Text


From Beach Bodies to Bonds
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

Cozen O'Connor was a purely litigation-focused law firm until 1995, when the first group of lateral business partners moved to the firm. Full Text


Organizing Chaos
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

Bankruptcy lawyers are at the front lines of economic chaos. Full Text


From the Ground Up
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

Corporate governance lawyers are often called upon to serve as trusted advisers to their clients, providing guidance on how to conduct their businesses while remaining in compliance with the law and in good standing with their shareholders and board. Full Text


Global Gains
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

For the 200-plus attorneys working on Dechert's finance and M&A team, the unifying goal has mirrored that of the firm's biggest clients: Expand globally. Full Text


Going All In
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

The work the corporate and securities lawyers at Philadelphia-based Drinker Biddle & Reath are most proud of from the past two years does not necessarily revolve around the most lucrative deals or the largest clients. Full Text


In It for the Long Haul
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

The M&A team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has a secret weapon: The rest of the law firm. Full Text


A Degree of Separation
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

Significant expansion over the last two years has bolstered the already high-performing intellectual property department at Pepper Hamilton. Full Text


Built From Scratch
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

The intellectual property group at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young is the product of a decade of strategic hiring and an extroverted posture. Full Text


A Culture of Pioneering
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

How did a locally focused, four-attorney real estate practice transform into a 111-person, national department responsible for 21 percent of Ballard Spahr's total revenue? The heads of the firm's real estate practice said it's the direct result of a pioneering culture, talent, depth and a deep client base. Full Text


Heavy Hitters
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

Despite Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg's real estate practice's reputation as a small, regional group, it has played a role in many large, complex transactions throughout the country. Full Text


Project Management
The Legal Intelligencer
July 30, 2013

The development of a shopping center brings with it certain complications. Aligning the interests of numerous parties can be a difficult enough challenge in its own right, but once PennDOT and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources get involved, it takes expert oversight to steady the process. Full Text