The securities lawyer had represented startup tech companies since the 1960s.
The Chicago firm, known for its City Hall connections, is giving up its name but hoping to double in size here within five years.
A law firm in Chicago is pursuing a new line of business, providing second opinions in big cases. But the practice has its skeptics.
Paul Daugerdas, former Chicago chief of law firm Jenkens & Gilchrist, was found guilty of running a tax shelter scheme.
Deloitte agreed to pay $2 million for allowing a former partner to perform audit work during a one-year suspension resulting from his role in a Navistar International Corp. audit that led to earnings restatements.
(AP) — The U.S. Senate confirmed Zachary Fardon to be the next U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
(AP) — The billionaire who created Beanie Babies broke down crying in court today as he pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion for hiding $25 million in income in secret Swiss bank accounts.
Headcount is down at almost every law firm on Crain's latest ranking of the city's largest. Firms are reacting to a squeeze on revenue but also to pressure from clients to cut costs.
In an upcoming special report, Crain's looks at the next generation of top trial attorneys — and finds out why it may be tougher than ever for them to stand out.
(AP) — High Court justices have started their first term outside their Springfield base in nearly 120 years.
Philip Miscimarra is one of five appointees to the panel confirmed by the Senate, which avoided a showdown with the Obama administration that threatened the work of the agency and of the Senate itself.
(AP) — Rod Blagojevich faces long odds with the appeal of his federal corruption conviction, just as did his predecessor as Illinois governor, George Ryan, who repeatedly tried and failed to reverse his conviction on appeal.
(AP) — Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled today, saying the evidence left no doubt that the computer maker broke antitrust laws.
(AP) — Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell's Tidewater Virginia drawl could make the word "court" sound as if it had two syllables. And Justice Clarence Thomas, though he doesn't talk much, speaks in a deep baritone.
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