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Big Law Business Summit Set for May 24

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

A group of about thirty attorneys work inside the arrivals terminal at JFK International Airport on January 30, 2017 in New York.       Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

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

The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1899). The painting shows common misconceptions about the event that persist to modern times: Pilgrims did not wear such outfits, and the Wampanoag are dressed in the style of Native Americans from the Great Plains.

Happy Thanksgiving from Big Law Business

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. That’s our plan, so we won’t be publishing on November 24 or 25. You can relax, consume your turkey and stuffing, all without worry that you’re missing anything on Big Law Business. Below, of course, is our traditional Thanksgiving BLB video marathon embed.