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With one exception, Chicago's biggest law firms climbed in performance ratings by corporate directors and general counsels.
Reed Smith alleges personal property use tax is unconstitutional.
DLA Piper US traded places with Baker & McKenzie as the nation's biggest law firm by revenue, while two other Chicago law firms maintained their top-10 standing.
The Chicago-based accounting firm with national aspirations does its first deal since 2009.
Former Notre Dame and Chicago Bears player Christopher Zorich faces misdemeanor federal charges. The government said he is cooperating with the IRS and would plead guilty.
(AP) — A former Chicago lawyer who participated in what authorities have called the largest tax fraud in history was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison by a judge who called the scheme to help wealthy clients escape millions of dollars in taxes "breathtaking in its scope and the
Performance results for the city's largest law firms in 2012 show an industry under continuing siege.
(AP) — On the day she was sworn in as the first female chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, Mary Ann McMorrow acknowledged her pioneering achievement with the same grace and good humor her colleagues say was customary.
(AP) — A federal appeals court rejected Illinois' request to reconsider a ruling that found the state's concealed carry weapons ban unconstitutional, leaving lawmakers in the only state that still prohibits concealed carry grappling with how to proceed.
The $13.5 million project will last more than a year.
(AP) — Patrick Fitzgerald has prosecuted reputed mobsters, terrorists and Illinois governors.
The co-founder of Levenfeld Pearlstein and condo law specialist died of cancer, his Chicago law firm said.
The long-influential law firm of Daley & George Ltd. is bringing in Mara Georges, the city's former corporation counsel under Mayor Daley, and changing its name to Daley & Georges Ltd.
(AP) — A Chicago-area lawyer has been convicted again in New York in a $2.4 billion fraud that led to the collapse of one of the nation's largest independent commodities firms.
The departure of David Ritter, a member of Neal Gerber's management committee, is another blow to a law firm that has shrunk by 20-some percent since 2008.
(Crain's) — Two Chicago law firms are the most generous donors among legal industry contributors to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
(Crain's) — John B. Simon fills a vacancy created by the Oct. 1 death of Judge Michael Murphy.
(AP) — A Chicago lawyer pleaded guilty Thursday to helping wealthy clients dodge tens of millions of dollars in taxes in what prosecutors have called the largest tax fraud prosecution in history.
(Crain's) — Former Chief Information Officer David Tresch is charged with a scheme that involved approving payments for work that had not been performed.
(Crain's) — Former Chief Financial Officer Michael D. Besancon sued a U of C entity that runs the facility, saying he was fired because he would not participate.