Space Lawyers at Billion Dollar Firms

The new Am Law 100 listing is out, along with editor Aric Press' accompanying commentary. (reg req'd)

(For Probe readers unfamiliar with this notorious nugget of legal media, each year The American Lawyer, my old stompin' ground, publishes a list of the 100 highest-grossing law firms. And yes, this list was a Steven Brill innovation, before he created Court TV, and all that other stuff.)

What's new in the world of law firm global domination? This year, five megafirms weighed in with more than a billion dollars in gross revenues (representing FY2004 grosses): Skadden, Baker & McKenzie, Latham & Watkins, Jones Day and Sidley Austin.

So congratulations to all space lawyers who are partners or soon-to-be partners at old as well as newly minted "Billion-Dollar Club" law firms. A rarefied bunch indeed.

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