The results are in from the latest AmLaw 100 survey from The American Lawyer, and while I haven't seen all the numbers, there are some surprises. Despite a number of firms posting record profits and profits-per-partner, there wasn't as much upward movement on the list as some might have thought. Only one local firm made a significant jump up the list. And one Philadelphia firm fell off the list from last year.
So what gives? How can firms being doing so well and yet not moving ahead of their peers across the nation? Is it all about mergers and opening new offices? Honestly, I don't know the answer. But reporter Gina Passarella is digging into the story and will be able to give you some insight in Monday's edition of The Legal Intelligencer.
And for a preview, just checkout the The Legal's Web site, www.thelegalintelligencer.com later today to get a peek at Gina's story.
--Hank Grezlak, Editor-in-Chief