Lizzy McLellan

Predicting Boom, Pa. Firms Build Up Construction Practices

Lizzy McLellan

Pennsylvania law firms have been beefing up their construction practices, as the construction industry experiences an uptick and industry observers predict more activity on the horizon.

Women Take Charge in Fox Rothschild Changing of the Guard

Lizzy McLellan

Fox Rothschild is installing a half-dozen new office managing partners, including in the firm's largest offices, effective April 1.

The Top Lateral Hires of 2016

Lizzy Mclellan

Law firms in 2016 looked to scoop up practice groups or industry-specific brain power in making their lateral moves.

How Criminal Charges Collided With Partner Loyalty at One Philly Firm

Lizzy McLellan

A close partnership, a mob trial, and the anatomy of a breakup for Eizen, Fineburg & McCarthy.

Duane Morris Grows Revenue 4.6 Percent, PPP 4.4 Percent

Lizzy McLellan

Even with cost-conscious clients keeping industrywide demand in check, Duane Morris edged forward in 2016, hitting new highs for revenue and profits per equity partner.

Midsize Pa. Firms Squeeze Gains From Tight Market

Lizzy McLellan

After a year when anemic demand kept growth in check for some of Pennsylvania's largest law firms, leaders at smaller firms said they were relieved about their 2016 results and optimistic for 2017.

Saul Ewing Revenue Down 1.6 Percent, PPP Down 5.6 Percent

Lizzy McLellan

Revenue and profits suffered in 2016 as litigation activity slowed and two contingency fees came in later than expected.

Blank Rome Boosts Revenue 22 Percent Amid Major Growth Spurt

Lizzy McLellan

Blank Rome hit the accelerator in 2016, posting big revenue gains as it added more than 100 lawyers from a failing firm and lured lateral hires from several competitors.

Soft Demand Drags Pa. Law Firms Back Down to Earth

Lizzy McLellan

Big law firms based in Pennsylvania faced a reality check in 2016, as weak demand for legal services took its toll.

Judge: In Kane Case, Porn Emails Would Have Distracted Jurors

Lizzy McLellan and Max Mitchell

The judge who sentenced Kathleen Kane to prison time has said Kane was properly precluded from presenting certain evidence at trial because it would have been prejudicial to the prosecution by seeking to "sidetrack" the jury using "ribald and salacious messages and photographs."

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