Author Archives: Big Law Business

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Will Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne Merge?

Will Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne Merge?

By Stephanie Russell-Kraft and Casey Sullivan, Big Law Business Will Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke make it to the altar? In February, the two law firms looked poised to seal the deal, announcing that Norton Rose and Chadbourne would become one by the end of the second quarter. Today, however, Norton Rose released

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3rd Annual Big Law Business Summit Videos

Big Law Business hosted the 3rd annual Summit on May 24. The event took place at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York City. Attendance was limited to senior business leaders in the legal profession, including chief legal officers, general counsel, managing partners, practice group leaders and C-Suite executives. Videos from the event are below.   Best

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Loeb & Loeb Lifer Ken Florin To Become Chairman in February

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Big Law Business Loeb & Loeb’s Deputy Vice Chairman Ken Florin, a firm lifer, has been selected by the firm’s partners to take over as chairman when current chairman Michael Beck’s term expires in February 2018. Florin, 50, has been involved in building the firm’s collection of New Economy boutique practices that

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4th Diversity Symposium Recap (Videos)

During the 4th Diversity Symposium on May 10, Big Law Business convened an exclusive audience of in-house counsel, committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession and seeking solutions. Welcome Remarks Michael MacKay, President, Bloomberg BNA Plus   Leading the Profession: Success Stories Corporate legal departments see the most successful relationships when their goals and


Big Law Business Summit Set for May 24

In about a month’s time, on May 24, Big Law Business will host its 3rd annual Summit in Manhattan. As is tradition, we’ll round up some of the top minds in the legal world in a display of how some of the country’s most prominent attorneys do business. This year, the event takes place at

Jenner & Block Bulks Up in DC

By Susannah Nesmith and Stephen Joyce, Special to Big Law Business Jenner & Block announced it has hired David Bitkower, former principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s criminal division, as a partner in its white collar practice in the Washington, D.C. office. Bitkower was one of three political appointees in the criminal

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2nd Anniversary of Big Law Business

Big Law Business turned two years old on Sunday! Hard to believe, right?  The past 730 days have covered a lot of ground. In addition to our initial focus on articles and videos, we’ve launched an event series and a podcast. We’ve brought you news like law firm merger talks, and interviews with top decision makers

A poster letting people know that no business will be conducted on Washington's Birthday (then celebrated on February 22).

Happy Birthday, George!

  Big Law Business will be off on Monday, February 20 to celebrate the birthday of George Washington.* We’ll get back to chronicling the business of law on Tuesday. See you back here then.   *Why Washington’s Birthday and not Presidents’ Day to include Abraham Lincoln (born February 12)? The holiday is designated as “Washington’s Birthday” in

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Big Law Responds to Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

By Casey Sullivan and Stephanie Russell-Kraft, Big Law Business It’s a busy time to be a pro bono lawyer. After President Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday to severely limit immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations, lawyers across Big Law jumped in to help travelers, visa and green card holders, who faced uncertainty and deportation in