dc-legal-business

Sharp Drop in Dickstein Net Income

By Katelyn Polantz |

Dickstein Shapiro faced its worst year in more than a decade after contingency cases didn't pull in income and the firm restructured, chairman James Kelly said in an interview. He called 2013 an "investment year."

Akin Gump Moves On After Millett

By Todd Ruger |

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld spent months preparing for the departure of one of the firm's star appellate lawyers, Patricia Millett, who last week was confirmed for a slot on a key federal appeals court in Washington.

Patton Boggs Issues Flurry of Fee Suits

By Zoe Tillman |

Patton Boggs is not only putting a tighter squeeze on clients to pay their bills on time, but is also suing to collect unpaid bills as the firm continues cost-­cutting measures and entertains a potential merger.

Michael Dowd of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd.

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

By Sherry Karbin |

In the 10 years that Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd has been in operation, it's scored a string of impressive knockouts in complex securities litigation cases.

Jacob Buchdahl of Susman Godfrey.

Susman Godfrey

By Pearl Wu |

As if helping to secure a historic billion-dollar settlement against Toyota Motor Corp. didn't keep Susman Godfrey busy enough last year, the firm's performance was key in other landmark cases as well.

Fidelma Fitzpatrick of Motley Rice.

Motley Rice

By Sheri Qualters |

Motley Rice has made it to the top by helping underdogs. The firm played a key role in a monumental California state court ruling in January that three companies must pay $1.15 billion in lead-paint abatement.