Author Archives: Josh Block

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Hogan Lovells’ CEO & Akin Gump’s Chair Interview Each Other

Hogan Lovells’ CEO & Akin Gump’s Chair Interview Each Other

Part 1: the Trump administration and travel ban, Brexit’s impact on the industry, and diversity and inclusion at large law firms.   Last year Big Law Business launched a video series featuring one-on-one conversations between leaders of top grossing law firms. The idea is to see a face-to-face discussion of the most important issues facing law firms today; a

Jones Day

Inside Jones Day: Cleveland, 1893 to Donald Trump (Podcast)

  Jones Day’s connection to Donald Trump has landed at least 14 of their lawyers positions in the administration. But the law firm stood out long before the Trump relationship. Jones Day has the most total lawyers working in the United States, according to the most recent ranking. In 2015, they hired 10 U.S. Supreme

Law Firm Partner Promotions

Breaking News!? Lawyers Promoted to Partner

  When a lawyer makes partner at a large law firm, is it news? During Big Law partner promotion season we noticed what seemed like a new trend among law firm communications departments. Have you noticed this too? In a popular video essay format, as seen on YouTube channels like Nerdwriter1 and Every Frame a Painting,

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Norton Rose and Chadbourne: Megafirm About to Get Bigger? (Podcast)

  Is another megafirm about to get even bigger? Yesterday, Norton Rose Fulbright and New York-based Chadbourne & Parke both confirmed that they were in discussions to merge. The combined law firm would have nearly 4,000 lawyers and about $2 billion in revenue. Josh Block and Casey Sullivan discuss the likely first candidate for biggest

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How Cravath Hardened Author James Stewart

I’d come from Cravath, so Sunday night didn’t mean anything to me. — Author James Stewart on working the M&A beat for the Wall Street Journal. Stewart had transitioned from his role as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore to legal journalism. Because M&A deals were always breaking on Sunday nights, the prior M&A beat writer

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NYC Artifacts Find a Home at This Law Firm

    During a recent tour of Herrick, Feinstein’s New York City artifacts, Belinda Schwartz, chair of the law firm’s real estate department, told Big Law Business about the inspiration she and her fellow lawyers draw from the collection on display throughout their Park Avenue office. “It is the kind of art that, when you look