Our round-up of the most interesting legal news stories to have broken this week…

Am Law 200 reviewed post-recession

The American Lawyer looks back at 2008’s Am Law 200 to discover who survived the decade of recession, and how. This excellent report looks in depth at who merged, who dissolved, and how the market has fared. Complete with eye-opening visuals on the state of the market once the recession took hold.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

This interview with Therese Pritchard and Lisa Mayhew, former heads of Bryan Cave and BLP respectively, discusses the road to merger and the future for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Fieldfisher to float?

Fieldfisher becomes the second firm in days to be seen to be investigating the prospect of an IPO, following DWF’s announcement at the end of last week.