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November 21, 1620 - First English written contract in North America, executed aboard the Mayflower off Cape Cod, MA; 41 men signed Mayflower Compact: " In ye name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwriten, the loyall subjects of our dread soveraigne Lord King James by ye grace of God, of Great Britaine, Franc, & Ireland king, defender of ye faith, &c...."

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October 4, 1636 - The General Court of the Plymouth Colony instituted legal code, first composed in North America.

July 21, 1733 - Harvard College granted first honorary Doctor of Law degree in U. S. to John Winthrop.

1792 - John Wells, orphan from Otsego County, New York, started law practice in lower Manhattan; 1818 - established one of first law partnerships with George Washington Strong; focused on commercial claims, litigation, maritime law, real estate, wills; 1878 - Charles Strong headed firm; John L. Cadwalader, former Assistant Secretary of State, joined; catapulted Strong & Cadwalader into ranks of elite firms representing major corporations; 1883 - George W. Wickersham, antitrust expert, joined Firm (serve as U.S. Attorney General under President Taft in 1909); 1889 - Henry W. Taft joined; renowned for corporate antitrust defense work, railroad expertise (appointed Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York in 1905); 1914 - name changed to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; 1942 - Catherine Noyes Lee made partner, first woman partner of major Wall Street firm.

Charles Strong, John L. Cadwalader,  George W. Wickersham, Henry W. Taft - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft  (

1805 - Thomas Addis Emmet began law practice in New York City; represented Robert Fulton, John Jacob Astor; handled 45 appeals before New York State Supreme Court; Attorney General of State of new York during War of 1812; 1920 - Langdon P. Martin and Franklin D. Roosevelt joined firm (FDR left in 1924 after contracting polio); 1921 - George Whitney Martin joined firm, name changed to Emmet, Marvin & Martin.

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1817 - Asa Rice began law business in Buffalo, NY, fledgling village on western frontier of nation; 1825 - led citizens' committee which brought western terminus of Erie Canal to Buffalo; December 11, 1945 - law firm of Hodgson, Russ, Andrews, Woods and Goodyear formed; January 1, 2001 - name shortened to Hodgson Russ LLP; Buffalo’s largest, oldest law firm.

1834 - Orsamus H. Marshall opened law practice in Buffalo, NY; changed to Marshall & Harvey; 1862 - Lyman K. Bass joined firm, renamed Harvey & Bass; 1872 - Wilson S. Bissell joined firm, renamed Bass & Bissell; 1874 - Grover Cleveland joined, renamed Bass, Cleveland & Bissell (Cleveland left in 1881, became governor of New York); 1897 - Walter P. Cooke joined firm, renamed Bissell, Carey & Cooke; 1906 - Daniel J. Kenefick (former State Supreme Court Justice) joined practice, created Kenefick, Cooke & Mitchell (James McCormick Mitchell); 1911 - Edward H. Letchworth (former Deputy Attorney General of New York) joined Kenefick, Cooke, Mitchell & Bass; 1928 - George F. Phillips joined firm; 1929 - renamed Kenefick, Cooke, Mitchell, Bass & Letchworth; 1946 - William E. Lytle joined firm;  1960 - renamed Phillips, Mahoney, Lytle, Yorkey & Letchworth; 1970 - renamed Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber (John F. Huber joined firm in 1967); 1978 -Jamestown, NY office (via merger); 1982 - Rochester, NY office (via merger); opened office in New York City; 1994 - Fredonia, NY office (via merger); 2003 - name changed to Phillips Lytle LP; 2006 - Albany, NY office via merger); 142-year relationship with Marine Midland Bank (established 1850, now HSBC); farthest geographic reach of any law firm in state of New York.

Orsamus H. Marshall - Phillips Lytle LP (

1836 - Hiram Barney, William Mulligan founded Kelley Drye &Warren.

August 19, 1841 - First set of standard bankruptcy laws; before repealed a few years later, 33,737 people invoked newfound right to voluntarily declare for bankruptcy.

April 29, 1845 - Macon B. Allen, Robert Morris Jr.,  first blacks to open law practice; May 3, 1855 - Allen became first African-American admitted to Bar in Massachusetts.

1849 - Francis N. Bangs started law practice; 1880 - Francis L. Stetson, former New York City assistant corporation counsel, joined as partner; developed J.P. Morgan & Company account (1901 - helped Morgan create United States Steel Corporation and Northern Securities Company, railroad trust; reorganized United States Rubber Company, helped establish International Harvester Company); 1894 - formed firm of Stetson, Jennings & Russell; 1896-1914 - no more than 7 partners; 1919 - first real partnership created under Allen Wardwell (joined firm as clerk after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1898); 1920 - Frank Polk joined firm; 1921 - John W. Davis, ambassador to Great Britain from 1918-1921, joined; renamed Davis Polk Wardwell Gardiner & Reed (George H. Gardiner, Lansing P. Reed); 1954 - 26 partners, called Davis Polk Wardwell Sunderland & Kiendl (Edwin Sunderland, Theodore Kiendl); 1964 - 37 partners; renamed Davis Polk & Wardwell; 1998 - gross revenues of $435 million; 1999 - profits per partner of $1.61 million.

April 3, 1849 - Frederick Billings, arrived from Vermont on April 1, rented small office on Brenham Place to practice land law; first lawyer in San Francisco; first customer - John A. Sutter (gold discovered on his property ion January 24); formed partnership with Archibald Peachy, opened an office in City Hotel on Clay St. (at Kearny); December 31, 1849 - Henry Wager Halleck joined firm, renamed "Halleck, Peachy & Billings, Attorneys & Solicitors"; handled more than 800 of California's 1,400 land claim cases; 1861 - firm dissolved.

October 15, 1852 - Richard Tobin admitted to practice before Supreme Court of California; 1875 - Robert (oldest son) joined firm as partner; 1919 - Cyril R. Tobin (grandson) took over; California's oldest law firm.

1853 - Frederick H. Winston established law practice in Chicago with Norman Judd (nominated Abraham Lincoln for President in 1860 at Republican national Convention in Chicago), represented railroads; 1878 - Frederick S. Winston (son) joined firm; 1892 - Silas H. Strawn joined firm; 1951 - name changed to Winston, Strawn, Black & Towner; 1987 - organization structure changed from operating committee to executive committee.

1853 - Frederic Rene Coudert founded Coudert Brothers in New York; later joined by two brothers, Charles (junior) and Louis Leonce; 1879 - opened law office in Paris, believed to be first international law practice.

1853 - Fredrick Hampden Winston began law practice in Chicago; 1894 - Silas H. Strawn joined firm (managing partner for 40 years); 1953 -approximately 40 lawyers; 2003 - nearly 900 lawyers.

1865 - John Codman Ropes, John Chipman Gray founded Ropes & Gray in Boston, MA.

1866 - Norman Williams, John Leverett Thompson formed law partnership, Williams & Thompson, in Chicago, IL; 1892 - William Pratt Sidley joined firm; 1900 - renamed Holt, Wheeler & Sidley; 1913 - name changed to Holt, Cutting & Sidley; 1914 - Edwin C. Austin joined firm; Pullman, Western Electric, Illinois Steel as clients; 1916 - nine lawyers; 1920s - name changed to Cutting, Moore & Sidley; 1941 - known as Sidley, McPherson, Austin & Burgess (32 lawyers); 1950-1967 - named Sidley, Austin, Burgess & Smith; 1967 - name changed to Sidley & Austin (80 lawyers, half partners); 1972 - merged with Chicago firm Leibman, Williams, Bennett, Baird & Minow; 150 lawyers; May 2001 - merged with Brown & Wood (founded in 1914 in New York), renamed Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP; January 2006 - name changed to Sidley Austin LLP.

1866 - Law firm of Anderson, Adams & Young established in New York; 1920 - Harrison Tweed became member of Murray, Prentice & Aldrich, predecessor of Milbank; 1929 - Morris Hadley joined firm; April 1929 - Murray & Aldrich combined with Webb, Patterson & Hadley, became Murray, Aldrich & Webb; 1931 - merged with Masten & Nichols, formed Milbank, Tweed, Hope & Webb; Albert G. Milbank, former partner in Masten & Nichols, named senior partner; 1946 - John J. McCloy, former partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, former Assistant Secretary of War from 1941-1945, joined firm; 1962 - renamed Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

February 14, 1870 - Esther Morris became world's first female justice of the peace.

June 30, 1870 - Ada Kepley became first female law school graduate from Union College of Law (Northwestern), 1869-1870.

1873 - Thomas Shearman, John W. Sterling formed partnership.

1874 - Evans Searle (E. S.) Pillsbury opened law office in San Francisco; 1875 - William E. Green became partner, renamed Pillsbury & Green; 1879 - David Titus replaced Green as partner, renamed Pillsbury & Titus; 1883 - Pillsbury resigned partnership, formed Wallace, Pillsbury & Blanding; 1895 - Alfred Sutro, Frank D. Madison joined firm; 1898 - Horace D. Pillsbury (son), joined; renamed E.S. Pillsbury and Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro; 1904 - Alfred Sutro made partner; 1905 - renamed Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro; 1998 - elected Mary Cranston as new chair of managing board, first woman to lead major law firm; 2001 - merged with Winthrop Stimson Putnam and Roberts' created bi-coastal law firm focused on capital markets, intellectual property, finance, energy, litigation, real estate; 2005 - merged with Washington, DC-based Shaw Pittman (founded 1954 by Bradley Shaw, Steuart Pittman); name changed to Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

August 21, 1878 - The American Bar Association  founded in Saratoga, NY.

1879 - Algernon Sydney Sullivan, William Nelson Cromwell founded Sullivan & Cromwell; 1882 - involved in formation of Edison General Electric Company; 1902 - involved in formation of United States Steel Corporation.

February 15, 1879 - President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before Supreme Court.

March 3, 1879 - Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood became first woman admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court.

1881 - Alexander F. Morrison became associated with San Francisco firm of Cope & Boyd; 1883 - with colleague Thomas V. O'Brien formed firm of O'Brien & Morrison; 1890 - Constantine E.A. Foerster, William R. Daingerfield became associated with firm, name changed to O'Brien, Morrison, & Daingerfield; 1892 - Morrison and Foerster dissolved firm, commenced practice of law under name of Morrison & Foerster; 1975 - name made permanent after 14 changes.

1883 - Robert M. Fitzgerald opened Oakland legal practice in two-room office on Broadway in downtown Oakland, CA; 1895 - Carl H. Abbott became junior partner; 1900 - formed partnership with Donald Y. Campbell, E.S. Fowler; moved practice to San Francisco; 1906 - earthquake, fire precipitated Fitzgerald and Abbott's return to Oakland; 1908 - Charles A. Beardsley became  associate; 1913 - made partner; name changed to Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley; oldest law firm in continuous existence in East Bay area, one of oldest firms in California.

Carl H. Abbott - Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley  (

1885 - John R. Jarboe, former general counsel for German Savings and Loan Society (later part of First Interstate Bank of California) founded Jarboe, Harrison & Goodfellow; 1891 - partnership dissolved; 1901 - W. S. Goodfellow formed new partnership with Charles Eells, Goodfellow & Eells; 1910 - William H. Orrick joined firm; 1914 - Stanley Moore joined, name changed to Goodfellow, Eells, Moore & Orrick; 1927 - Ralph Palmer, Tom Dahlquist, George Herrington, Mitchell Neff became partners; 1932 - Eric Sutcliffe joined firm; 1947 - became managing partner; 1980 - name changed to Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe.

William H. Orrick - Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe  (

January 2, 1885 - Jackson A. Graves (32), Henry W. O'Melveny (26) entered into written agreement; established law firm of Graves & O'Melveny; later named O'Melveny &Myers in Los Angeles.

1890 - John D. Bicknell, Walter Trask  formed law firm; 1897 - Judge James Gibson joined firm; became Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

1890 - Emanuel S. Heller opened law practice at 124 Sansome Street, Room 30 in San Francisco; 1896 -  partnership of Heller & Powers formed; 1905 - Sidney Ehrman entered partnership, renamed Heller, Powers & Ehrman; 1921 - Jerome White and Florence McAuliffe joined partnership, renamed Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe; 1929 - McAuliffe negotiated financing for construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge; 1937 - White served as Golden Gate Bridge District's General Counsel, arranged for the bonds to carry project; 1969 - took on Parisi v. Davidson case pro bono, successfully argued in U.S. Supreme Court, defined rights of conscientious objectors during Vietnam War; 2003 - The American Lawyer recognized firm as one of Top 20 "A-List" law firms in the U.S.

1890 - George Wharton Pepper joined law practice of Bayard Henry on Walnut Street in Philadelphia; 1922 - Pepper appointed to United States Senate to fill unexpired term of Senator Boies Penrose; 1954 - merged with Evans, Bayard & Frick, renamed Pepper, Bodine, Frick, Scheetz &Hamilton; 1960 - merged with Moffett, Frye &Leopold (first female partner, Roberta P. McKinney); 1992 - Barbara W. Mather elected firm’s first executive partner; among first women to become chief executive of major law firm in United States.

1893 - Amos Burt (A.B.) Thompson admitted to Ohio Bar, established commercial law practice in downtown Cleveland; went into partnership with Charles P. Hine; 1911 - Walter L. Flory joined firm, name changed to Thompson, Hine and Flory; 2001 - name changed to Thompson Hine; 2011 - nearly 400 lawyers.

Amos Burt (A.B.) Thompson - Thompson Hine (

March 1, 1893 - Judge Edwin J. Blandin, William Lowe Rice founded Blandin & Rice law firm in Cleveland, OH; 1900 - Frank Ginn joined firm; name changed to Blandin, Rice & Ginn; 1911 - Thomas H. Jones joined firm; 1912 - Thomas H. Hogsett joined firm; renamed Blandin, Hogsett & Ginn; 1913 - Sheldon H. Tolles, John E. Morley joined partnership; renamed Tolles, Hogsett, Ginn & Morley; 1927 - renamed Tolles, Hogsett & Ginn; John Reavis as head of tax department; January 1, 1939 - merged with Day, Young, Veach & LeFever (Luther Day, Cleveland); renamed Jones, Day, Cockley & Reavis; 1946 - opened first office outside of Ohio in Washington, DC (3 lawyers); 1957 - Richard Pogue joined firm; 1974 - renamed Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue (managing partner 1984-1993).

May 1, 1894 - Stephen Ostrom Edwards formed law partnership with Walter F. Angell in Providence, RI; 2005 - merged with Palmer & Dodge LLP; renamed Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge; 2008 -  merged with London-based Kendall Freeman (40-attorney firm with specialties in dispute resolution, litigation, contentious and regulatory insurance, reinsurance; more than 550 attorneys in 13 offices; October 1, 2011 - merged with Chicag0-based Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon; renamed Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP (14-office, 650-lawyer firm).

Stephen O. Edwards - Edwards & Angell (

1896 - Edwin T. Cooper founded law firm in San Francisco at the Crocker Building at Post, Montgomery and Market Streets; represented contractors, manufacturers, maritime interests; 1920s - formed partnership with Charles T. White; renamed Cooper & White; 1930 - Sheldon G. Cooper (son) joined firm; 1933 - renamed Cooper, White & Cooper; 1950s - firm's range of services expanded to longstanding clients (Metropolitan Stevedore Company, Continental Air Lines, The Chronicle Publishing Company, San Francisco Newspaper Agency, Roseville Telephone Company); 1996 - 60 attorneys; spectrum of clients in telecommunications, publishing, television, aviation, healthcare, high technology, commercial finance, marine transportation, real estate, construction, homebuilding, manufacturing, sales, services, hospitality, nonprofit organizations, tourism.

1902 - Cornick, Wright & Frantz was formed with offices in downtown Knoxville, TN; by 1912 - added Charles M. Seymour, Thomas G. McConnell, Robert M. McConnell; 1920 - name changed to Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP; never have had more than 20 attorneys.

September, 1904 - Frank Hogan started law firm in Washington, DC; 1925 - Nelson T. Hartson, former solicitor of internal revenue, joined firm; renamed Hogan & Hartson.

1913 - Frank Rockwell, former Summit County (OH) prosecuting attorney, Charles T. Grant, his assistant, established law partnership of Rockwell & Grant; 1921 - Lisle M. Buckingham, Judge C.R. Grant, Joseph Thomas formed law partner-ship of Grant, Thomas & Buckingham; 1929 - Buckingham's firm merged; renamed Rockwell, Grant, Thomas & Buckingham; January 1934 - Gillum H. Doolittle, attorney for twenty-five years, recruited to into partnership to replace Grant; 1943 - Thomas became Firestone’s general counsel; Edmund Burroughs joined firm, name changed to Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs; 1977 - firm incorporated, name changed to Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, A Legal Professional Association; June 1996 - became partnership again, renamed Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP.

July 1, 1918 - Richard Hale, Dudley Dorr founded Hale & Dorr.

January 1, 1919  - Edward B. Burling (Chicago lawyer), J. Harry Covington (former Maryland Congressman and Judge) founded Covington & Burling in Washington, DC; 1930s - renamed Covington, Burling, Rublee, Acheson & Shorb (George Rublee, former Brandeis clerk named Dean Acheson; shortened to Covington & Burling few years later); 1960 - 100 lawyers; 1974-1975 -  Virginia Watkin, Wes Williams named firm's first woman, African American partners; 1980 - 200 lawyers; 1999 - merged with Howard, Smith & Levin (60 lawyers); 2011 - more than 800 lawyers in 8 offices.

1919 - R. C. Fulbright (railway regulation expert), J. H. Crooker (litigator and former district attorney) founded law firm in Union National Bank Building in Houston, TX; 1924 - John Freeman joined firm, renamed Fulbright, Crooker & Freeeman; 1927 - opened Washington office; 1931 - Leon Jaworski joined firm; 1944 - Jaworski assigned to war crimes branch of Judge Advocates General Corps (responsible for investigating German crimes in American zone); 1945 - merged with Gresham, McCorqudale, Martin & Buck (expanded oil and gas practice); 1952 - named Jaworski managing partner (succeeded Crooker); 1973 - Jaworski succeeded Archibald Cox as Watergate Special Prosecutor; 1974 - Jaworski rejoined firm, renamed Fulbright & Jaworski; 1989 - merged with Reavis & McGrath; 2009 - one of largest international law firms in U.S.

January 29, 1926 - Violette Neatley Anderson became first African-American woman admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court.

July 26, 1926 - National Bar Association incorporated.

January 1934 - Dana Latham, Paul R. Watkins (former general counsel for Pacific Finance Corporation)  established law practice in Los Angeles, CA; 1972 - opened first office outside LA, in Orange County, CA; 1983 - 237 attorneys; July 1999 - nation's fourth-largest law firm, gross revenues of $502 million, seventeenth in revenues per lawyer ($605,000);  2007 - more than 2,100 attorneys in 24 offices around world; generated gross revenue over $2 billion, highest figure ever reported for U. S.-based law firm; profit per partner of $2.37. million ($1.86 million in 2006).

July 22, 1939 - Fiorello LaGuardia, Mayor of New York City, appointed Jane Matilda Bolin (31) first black woman judge; justice of the Domestic Relations Court (renamed the Family Court in 1962), served with distinction for 40 years.

1945 - Robert S. Strauss, Richard A. Gump left FBI, opened Gump & Strauss law firm in Dallas, TX; 1950 - Irving L. Goldberg and William joined firm, name changed to Goldberg, Fonville, Gump, Strauss & Hauer; 1966 - Henry D. Akin joined firm, Irving L. Goldberg resigned after being appointed to U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit; name of 20-lawyer firm changed to Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.

1948 - Marshall Skadden, John Slate, Les Arps opened law  firm; 1961 - name changed to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

January 12, 1948 - The Supreme Court ruled that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race.

August 30, 1961 - J B Parsons first African American judge of a U.S. District Court.

May 2004 - Hale and Dorr LLP merged with  Washington firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP.

May, 2005 - 152-year-old Coudert Brothers (first American law firm to open offices in London, Singapore, Moscow) announced it intended to break apart; result of unfocused growth, unprofitable overseas expansion, loss of partners to other firms.

2007 - Latham & Watkins generated gross revenue over $2 billion, highest figure ever reported for U. S.-based law firm; profit per partner of $2.37. million ($1.86 million in 2006).

June 22, 2008 - Decades-old conflict over rules governing civil lawsuits; 2005 - federal legislation made it harder to file class-action lawsuits in state courts (judges, juries perceived as hostile to business); 2007 - number of megaverdicts (more than $100 million) dropped to 2  from 27 in 2000.


(Allen Allen & Hemsley), Valeries Lawson (1995). The Allens Affair: How One Man Shook the Foundations of a Leading Australian Law Firm. (Sydney, AU: Macmillan, 291 p.). Powles, Adrian; Allen Allen & Hemsley; Law firms--New South Wales--Sydney; Embezzlement--New South Wales--Sydney.

(Arnold Fortas & Porter), Norman Diamond (1997). A Practice Almost Perfect: The Early Days at Arnold, Fortas & Porter. (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 336 p.). Arnold, Fortas & Porter--History; Law firms--Washington (D.C.)--History.

(Baker & Botts), Kenneth Lipartito and Joseph Pratt (1991). Baker & Botts in the Development of Modern Houston. (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 255 p.). Baker & Botts--History; Law firms--Texas--Houston--History; Houston (Tex.)--History.

(Birmingham Bar Association), Pat Boyd Rumore (2000). Lawyers in a New South City: A History of the Legal Profession in Birmingham. (Birmingham, AL: Association Pub. Co., 312 p.). Birmingham Bar Association--History; Practice of law--Alabama--Birmingham--History; Lawyers--Alabama--Birmingham--History; Law firms--Alabama--Birmingham--History.

(Boodle Hatfield and Co.), Victor Belcher (1985). Boodle, Hatfield and Co.: The History of a London Law Firm in Three Centuries. (London, UK: Boodle, Hatfield, and Co, 175 p.). Boodle, Hatfield and Co.--History; Lawyers--England--London--Biography; Law firms--England--London--Biography.

(Bose McKinney & Evans), Bill Beck and Jill Brooks (2006). Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Attorneys at Law: The First 50 Years. (Bloomington, IN AuthorHouse, 165 p.). Bose McKinney & Evans --History; Law firms --Indiana --Indianapolis --History; Lawyers --Indiana --Indianapolis --Biography.

(Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP), Ruth Dean ((2003). The Value of Integrity: A Memoir Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP. (Akron, OH: Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, 81 p.). Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP.

(Carter, Ledyard & Milburn), Francis M. Ellis and Edward F. Clark, Jr. (1988). A Brief History of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, from 1854 to 1988: Including Some Whimsical Tales about the Firm and Its People. (Portsmouth, NH: P.E. Randall, 195 p.). Carter, Ledyard & Milburn--History; Law firms--New York (State)--New York--History; Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--Biography.

(Coudert Brothers), Sol M. Linowitz (1985). The Making of a Public Man: A Memoir. (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 258 p.). Partner, Senior Counsel (Coudert Brothers), 1969-1994. Linowitz, Sol M., 1913-; Lawyers--United States--Biography; Statesmen--United States--Biography.

(Coudert Brothers), Sol M. Linowitz with Martin Mayer (1994). The Betrayed Profession: Lawyering at the End of the Twentieth Century. (New York, NY: Scribner, 273 p.). Partner, Senior Counsel (Coudert Brothers), 1969-1994. Lawyers--United States; Legal ethics--United States; Practice of law--Corrupt practices--United States.

(Coudert Brothers), Virginia Kays Veenswijk (1994). Coudert Brothers: A Legacy in Law: The History of America's First International Law Firm, 1853-1993. (New York, NY: Dutton, 448 p.). Coudert Brothers--History; Law firms--New York (State)--New York--History; Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--Biography.

(Covington & Burling), Howard C. Westwood (1986). Covington & Burling, 1919-1984. (Washington, DC: Covington & Burling, 403 p.). Covington & Burling--History; Law firms--Washington (D.C.)--History; Lawyers--Washington (D.C.)--Biography; Practice of law--Washington (D.C.)--History.

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(Craig & Craig), Jack E. Horsley (1991). History of Craig & Craig, Attorneys. (Mattoon, IL: Craig & Craig, 232 p.). Craig & Craig--History; Law firms--Illinois--Mattoon--History; Lawyers--Illinois--Mattoon--Biography.

(Cravath Swaine and Moore - result of 1853 merger), Robert T. Swaine (1946-1948). The Cravath Firm and Its Predecessors, 1819-1947. (New York, NY: Privately Printed at Ad Press, 3 vols.). Cravath, Swaine and Moore, lawyers, New York. 

(Davis. Polk & Wardell), William H. Harbaugh (1973). Lawyer’s Lawyer: The Life of John W. Davis. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 648 p.). Professor of History (University of Virginia). Davis, John W. (John William), 1873-1955.

(Debevoise & Plimpton founded 1931), D. Bret Carlson (1991). Debevoise & Plimpton: The Autobiography of a Law Firm. (New York, NY: Debevoise & Plimpton, 273 p.). Retired Partner. Debevoise & Plimpton--History; Law firms--New York (State)--New York--History; Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--Biography.

(Dickie McCamey & Chilcote), J. Lawrence McBride (1995). History of Dickie, Mccamey & Chilcote, P.C.: A Pittsburgh Law Firm with a Tradition of Service for over a Century, 1889-1993 (Pittsburgh, PA: Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, 288 p.). Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote--History; Law firms--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--History; Lawyers--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh--Biography.

(Edwards & Angell), Edward Winsor (1978). Edwards & Angell: A Firm History  (Providence, RI: E. Winsor). Edwards & Angell; Law partnership--Rhode Island--Providence; Lawyers--Rhode Island--Providence--Biography.

(Fairbridge Arderne & Lawton), R.M. MacSymon  (1990). Fairbridge Arderne & Lawton: A History of a Cape Law Firm. (Kenwyn, South Africa: Juta, 262 p.). Fairbridge Arderne & Lawton--History; Law firms--South Africa--Cape Town--History; Lawyers--South Africa--Cape Town--Biography.

(Finley Kumble), Kim Issac Eisler (1990). Shark Tank: Greed, Politics, and the Collapse of Finley Kumble, One of America's Largest Law Firms. (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 236 p.). Kumble, Steven J., 1933- ; Finley, Kumble--History; Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--Biography; Law partnership--New York (State)--New York--History.

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(Finley Kumble), Steven J. Kumble and Kevin J. Lahart (1990). Conduct Unbecoming: The Rise and Ruin of Finley, Kumble. (New York, NY: Carroll & Graf, 312 p.). Finley, Kumble--History; Law firms--United States--History;

(Foley & Lardner), Ellen D. Langill (1992). Foley & Lardner, Attorneys at Law, 1842-1992. (Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 245 p.). Foley & Lardner--History; Law firms--Wisconsin--History;

(Fulbright & Jaworsk), John H. Crooker, Jr. and Gibson Gayle, Jr. ; foreword by Thomas M. Reavley (1994). Fulbright & Jaworski: 75 Years, 1919-1994. (Houston, TX: Fulbright & Jaworski, 202 p.). Fulbright & Jaworski--History; Law firms--Texas--Houston--History.

(Gardner Carton & Douglas), ed Tom Arthur (1994). Since 1910: Chronicles of Gardner, Carton & Douglas. (Chicago, IL: T. Arthur, 197 p.). Gardner, Carton & Douglas--History; Law firms--Illinois--Chicago--History; Lawyers--Illinois--Chicago--Biography.

(Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher), Jane Wilson (1990). Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Lawyers: An Early History. (Los Angeles, CA: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 551 p.). Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher--History; Law firms--California--History; Lawyers--California--Biography; California, Southern--History.

(Hale & Dorr - 1918), John A. Dolan (1993). Hale and Dorr, Backgrounds & Styles. (Boston, MA: Hale and Dorr, 319 p.). Hale and Dorr--History; Lawyers--Massachusetts--Boston--Biography; Law firms--Massachusetts--Boston--History; 2004 - merged with Wilmer Cutler Pickeriing LLP (established 1946).

(Hansell & Post), Harvey H Jackson (1989). Hansell & Post: From King & Anderson to Jones, Day, Reavis, & Pogue, 1880-1990. (Atlanta, GA: Hansell & Post, 289 p.). Hansell & Post; Law; Mergers-Law firms.

(Hogan & Hartson - founded in September, 1904, in Washington, D.C., by Frank Hogan; Nelson T. Hartson, former solicitor of internal revenue, joined the firm in 1925), Lester Cohen (1985). Frank Hogan Remembered: Reminiscences. (Washington, DC: Hogan & Hartson, 149 p.). Hogan, Francis Joseph, 1877-1944; Hogan & Hartson--History; Lawyers--Washington (D.C.)--Biography; Law partnership--Washington (D.C.)--History.

(Hogan & Hartson), Adrian Kinnane (2004). The Heart of It All: A History of Hogan & Hartson L L.P. (Rockville, MD: Montrose Press, 194 p.). Researcher and Manager for Historical Projects (History Associates). Hogan, Francis Joseph, 1877-1944; Hogan & Hartson--History; Lawyers--Washington (D.C.)--Biography; Law partnership--Washington (D.C.)--History. 

(Howe and Hummel), Richard H. Rovere ; illustrated by Reginald Marsh ; with an introduction by Calvin Trillin (1996). Howe & Hummel, Their True and Scandalous History. (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 169 p. [orig. pub. 1947]). Howe, William F., 1828-1902; Hummel, Abraham H., 1849-1926; Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--Biography; Law partnership--New York (State)--New York--History.

(Hunton & Williams), Anne H. Freeman (1989). The Style of a Law Firm: Eight Gentlemen from Virginia. (Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 290 p.). Hunton & Williams--History; Law firms--Virginia--Richmond--History; Lawyers--Virginia--Richmond--Biography.

(Jones Day), Albert Borowitz (1993). Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue: The First Century. (Cleveland, OH: Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue, 423 p.). Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue--History; Law firms--Ohio--Cleveland--History.

(Kane County Bar Association), Bill Beck (2008). The Kane County Bar Association: 1858-2008. (Virginia Beach, VA Donning Co., 192 p.). Corporate historian. Kane County Bar Association (Kane County, Ill.) --History; Bar associations --Illinois --Kane County --History; Lawyers --Illinois --Kane County --Biography.

(Kelley Drye & Warren), Robert M. Lunny (1985). Kelley, Drye & Warren: An Informal History, 1836-1984. (New York, NY: Kelly, Drye & Warren, 246 p.). Kelley, Drye & Warren--History; Law partnership--New York (State)--New York--History; Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--Biography.

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(King & Spaulding), Della Wager Wells (1985). The First Hundred Years: A Centennial History of King & Spalding. (Atlanta, GA: King & Spaulding, 334 p.). King, Alexander Campbell, b. 1856; Spalding, Jack Johnson, 1856-1938; King & Spalding--History; Lawyers--Georgia--Atlanta--Biography.

(Latham & Watkins), Austin H. Peck, Jr. (1984). Bold Beginnings: A Story About the First 50 Ears of Latham & Watkins. (Los Angeles, CA: Latham & Watkins, 539 p.). Latham & Watkins--History; Law partnership--California--Los Angeles--History; Lawyers--California--Los Angeles--Biography.

(Linklaters & Paines), Judy Slinn (1987). Linklaters & Paines: The First One Hundred and Fifty Years. (London, UK: Longman, 260 p.). Linklaters & Paines (Firm); London Solicitors.

(Milbank, Tweed), Ellen Joan Pollock (1990). Turks and Brahmins: Upheaval at Milbank, Tweed: Wall Street's Gentlemen Take Off Their Gloves. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 284 p.). Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy--History; Law partnership--New York (State)--New York--History; Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--Biography.

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(Milberg Weiss.), Patrick Dillon and Carl M. Cannon (2010). Circle of Greed: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Lawyer Who Brought Corporate America to Its Knees. (New York, NY, Broadway Books, 532 p.). Executive Editor of California magazine; Deputy Editor of Lerach, William S.; Lawyers -- United States -- Biography. Rise and fall of Bill Lerach, once leading class action lawyer in America, now convicted felon; threatened, shook down, sued top Fortune 500 companies for two decades; fell prey to same corrupt impulses of his enemies, convicted, in federal prison;  man and his times, corporate arrogance and illusions,  scorched-earth tactics to counteract corporate America, beat it at its own game.

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(Morrison & Foerster), John P. Austin; Introduction by Marshall Small (1990). Growth of Morrison & Foerster from 1940s to 1980s: A Perspective. (Berkeley, CA: Regional Oral History Office University of California, The Bancroft Library). growthmorrison00austrich/growthmorrison00austrich_djvu.txt

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(O'Melveny & Myers), Everett B Clary (2001). History of the Law Firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, 1965-1990 and Beyond. (Los Angeles, CA: Privately Printed, 1634 p.). O'Melveny & Myers; Los Angeles (Calif.).

(Osler Hoskin & Harcourt), Curtis Cole (1995). Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt: Portrait of a Partnership. (Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 367 p.). Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt (Firm)--History; Law partnership--Ontario--Toronto--History.

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(Pennie and Edmonds LLP), Ed. Charles E. Miller (2000). Random Reminiscences of Sixty Years of Law Practice: The Memoir of Dean Stockett Edmonds. (Danbury, CT: Rutledge Books, Inc., 160 p.). Edmonds, Dean Stockett; Pennie and Edmonds LLP; patent law.

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(Ropes & Gray), Carl M. Brauer (1991). Ropes & Gray, 1865-1990. (Boston, MA: Ropes & Gray, 193 p.). Ropes & Gray--History; Lawyers--Massachusetts--Boston--Biography; Law partnership--Massachusetts--Boston--History.

(Shearman & Sterling), Walter K. Earle (1963). Mr. Shearman and Mr. Sterling and How They Grew; Being Annals of Their Law Firm, with Biographical an Historical Highlights. (New York, NY, The Firm, 443 p.). Shearman & Sterling (New York, NY).

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(Shearman & Sterling), Walter Earle and Charles Parlin (1973) Shearman and Sterling, 1873-1973. (New York, NY: The Firm, 549 p. [2nd ed.]). Shearman & Sterling (New York, N.Y.); Lawyers--New York (State)--New York.

(Shughart Thomson & Kilroy), The Firm (1990). Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy: Fifty Years. (Kansas City, MO: Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy, 143 p.). Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy (Kansas City, Mo.)--History; Law firms--Missouri--Kansas City--History.

(Skadden - founded 1948), Lincoln Caplan (1993). Skadden: Power, Money, and the Rise of a Legal Empire. (New York, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 341 p.). Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom--History; Law firms--New York (State)--New York--History; Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--Biography.

(Slaughter and May), Laurie Dennett (1989). Slaughter and May: A Short History. (Cambridge, UK: Granta, 97 p.). Slaughter and May (Firm); London Solicitors Slaughter and May (Firm), history.

(Sullivan & Cromwell), Nancy Lisagor and Frank Lipsius (1988). A Law Unto Itself: The Untold Story of the Law Firm of Sullivan & Cromwell. (New York, NY: Morrow, 360 p.). Sullivan & Cromwell--History; Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--Biography; Law partnership--New York (State)--New York--History.

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(Vinson & Elkins), Nicholas George Malavis (1996). Bless the Pure & Humble: Texas Lawyers and Oil Regulation, 1919-1936. (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 322 p.). Vinson & Elkins--History; Petroleum law and legislation--Texas--History. Public and private sector roles of petroleum business; division between expanding major integrated companies and smaller independents; legal, philosophical battles over rules of capture, property rights, government regulation; evolution of both state, federal involvement in industry.

(Vinson & Elkins), Harold M. Hyman (1998). Craftsmanship and Character: A History of the Vinson & Elkins Law Firm of Houston, 1917-1997. (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Pres, 658 p.). Vinson & Elkins--History; Law firms--Texas--History.

(Wilde Sapte), A.G. Salmon (1985). The History of Wilde Sapte 1785-1985 - with Some Account of the Wilde Family. (London, UK: A.G. Salmon, 189 p.). Wilde Sapte; Law firms-- Great Britain --History. 1785 - founded by Thomas Wilde.

(Wise Carter Child & Caraway), Sherwood Willing Wise (1988). Wise, Carter, Child & Caraway: One Mississippi Law Firm, 1883-1986. (Jackson, MI: Mannsdale Books, 150 p.). Wise, Carter, Child & Caraway--History; Law firms--Mississippi--Jackson--History; Lawyers--Mississippi--Jackson--Biography.

(Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice), Lynn P. Roundtree (2001). The Best Is Yet to Be: The First 125 Years of a Law Firm. (Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, xxx p.). Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice--History; Law firms--North Carolina--History.

Richard L. Abel (1988). The Legal Profession in England and Wales. (New York, NY: Blackwell, 548 p.). Lawyers--Great Britain.

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Constance E. Bagley (2005). Winning Legally: How Managers Can Use the Law To Create Value, Marshal Resources, and Manage Risk. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 282 p.). Associate Professor of Business Administration (Harvard Business School). Business law--United States; Executives--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. Law as a strategic tool to select, work effectively with legal advisers, spot legal issues before they become problems, weigh legal risks of specific opportunities.

Lenard R. Berlanstein (1975). The Barristers of Toulouse in the Eighteenth Century (1740-1793). (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press 210 p.). Lawyers -- France -- Toulouse; Toulouse (France) -- History.

Lindsay Blohm and Ashley Riveira (2006). Presumed Equal: What America’s Top Women Lawyers Really Think About Their Firms. (Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 701 p. [rev. 1998 ed.]). Women lawyers--United States; Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--United States; Job satisfaction--United States.

Leonard Garment (1997). Crazy Rhythm: My Journey from Brooklyn, Jazz, and Wall Street to Nixon's White House, Watergate, and Beyond--. (New York, NY: Times Books, 418 p.). Former Attorney for Richard Nixon. Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913- ; Garment, Leonard; Watergate Affair, 1972-1974--Personal narratives; United States--Politics and government--1969-1974. Memoirs.

Mary Ann Glendon (1994). A Nation Under Lawyers: How the Crisis in the Legal Profession Is Transforming American Society. (New York, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 331 p.). Lawyers--United States; Practice of law--United States.

Joseph C. Goulden (1972). The Super-Lawyers; The Small and Powerful World of the Great Washington Law Firms. (New York, NY: Weybright and Talley, 408 p.). Law firms--Washington (D.C.); Practice of law--Washington (D.C.).

--- (1978). The Million Dollar Lawyers: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at America's Big Money Lawyers and How They Operate. (New York, NY: Putnam, 346 p.). Lawyers--United States; Practice of law--United States.

--- (2005). The Money Lawyers: The Go-for-Broke World of Today's Wealthiest and Most Controversial Litigators. (New York, NY: Truman Talley/St Martins Press, 464 p.). Lawyers--United States--Biography; Practice of law--United States; Class actions (Civil procedure)--United States. Exploration of lawyers and law firms.

Mark J. Green (1978). The Other Government: The Unseen Power of Washington Lawyers. (New York, NY: Norton, 340 p. [rev. ed.]). Lawyers--District of Columbia; Practice of law--District of Columbia.

Roy Grutman and Bill Thomas (1990). Lawyers and Thieves: Legal Shenanigans, Courtroom Scandal and the Endless Hunt for Money. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 224 p.). Law--United States--Anecdotes; Practice of law--Corrupt practices--United States; Lawyers--United States.

C. Robert Haywood (1988). Cowtown Lawyers: Dodge City and Is Attorneys, 1876-1886 (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 289 p.). Lawyers--Kansas--Dodge City--Biography; Justice, Administration of--Kansas--Dodge City--History

Paul Hoffman (1973). Lions in the Street; the inside Story of the Great Wall Street Law Firms. (New York, NY: Saturday Review Press, 244 p.). Lawyers--New York (State)--New York; Law firms--New York (State)--New York.

--- (1982). Lions of the Eighties: The inside Story of the Powerhouse Law Firms. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 370 p.). Lawyers--New York (State)--New York; Law firms--New York (State)--New York; Lawyers--United States.

Morton J. Horwitz (1992). The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 356 p. [orig. pub. 1977]). Law--United States--History. 

Peter W. Huber (1988). Liability: The Legal Revolution and Its Consequences. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 260 p.). Torts--United States; Liability (Law)--United States.

eds. Peter W. Huber and Robert E. Litan (1991). The Liability Maze: The Impact of Liability Law on Safety and Innovation. (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 514 p.). Liability (Law)--Economic aspects--United States; Products liability--Economic aspects--United States; Tort liability of corporations--United States; New products--United States; Product safety--United States; Technological innovations--United States.

James Willard Hurst (2001). The Growth of American Law: The Law Makers. (Union, NJ: Lawbook Exchange, 502 p. [orig. pub. 1950]). Law--United States--History.

Rand Jack and Dana Crowley Jack (1989). Moral Vision and Professional Decisions: The Changing Values of Women and Men Lawyers. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 218 p.). Legal ethics--United States; Practice of law--United States; Women lawyers--United States; Law and ethics.

John A. Jenkins (1989). The Litigators: Inside the Powerful World of America's High-Stakes Trial Lawyers. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 462 p.). Lawyers--United States--Biography; Trials--United States.

David J. Langum (1999). William M. Kunstler: The Most Hated Lawyer in America. (New York, NY: New York University Press, 452 p.). Kunstler, William Moses, 1919-; Lawyers--United States--Biography; Radicals--United States--Biography. 

Martin Mayer (1980). The Lawyers. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 586 p. (Reprint of 1967 ed.)). Lawyers--United States; Practice of law--United States.

Stephen Mayson (1997). Making Sense of Law Firms: Strategy, Structure, and Ownership. (London, UK: Blackstone Press, 566 p.). Professor of Legal Practice and the Director of the Centre for Law Firm Management (Nottingham Law School). Law firms--Great Britain.

--- (2007). Law Firm Strategy: Competitive Advantage and Valuation. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 350 p.). Former Tax Lawyer, Legal Practice Consultant. Law offices--Great Britain; Law offices--Great Britain--Valuation; Practice of law--Great Britain. How to respond to reforms introduced by Legal Services Bill;  how to build, preserve value in new environment; factors firms must address to face known, new forms of competition, build sustainable business. 

David Mellinkoff (1962). The Language of the Law. (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 520 p.). Lawyer (Beverly Hills), Professor (UCLA), Writer. Law--Language; Law--Interpretation and construction. 

Robert L. Nelson (1988). Partners with Power: The Social Transformation of the Large Law Firm. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 376 p.). Law partnership--United States; Law firms--United States; Practice of law--United States.

Walter K. Olson (1991). The Litigation Explosion: What Happened When America Unleashed the Lawsuit. (New York, NY: Dutton, 388 p.). Justice, Administration of--United States; Actions and defenses--United States; Frivolous suits (Civil procedure)--United States; Legal ethics--United States.

--- (1997). The Excuse Factory: How Employment Law Is Paralyzing the American Workplace. (New York, NY: Free Press, 378 p.). Labor laws and legislation--United States; Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--United States; Industrial relations--United States--Case studies; Labor productivity--United States--Case studies.

Erwin O. Smigel (1964). The Wall Street Lawyer: Professional Organization Man? (New York, NY: Free Press of Glencoe, 369 p.). Lawyers -- United States; Law offices -- United States.

Mark Stevens (1987). Power of Attorney: The Rise of the Giant Law Firms. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 187 p.). Law partnership--United States; Law firms--United States; Practice of law--United States.

James B. Stewart (1983). The Partners: Inside America's Most Powerful Law Firms. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 395 p.). Journalist (Wall Street Journal). Law partnership--United States; Law firms--United States; Practice of law--United States.

--- (1987). The Prosecutors: Inside the Offices of the Government's Most Powerful Lawyers. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 378 p.). Journalist (Wall Street Journal). Public prosecutors--United States; Criminal justice, Administration of--United States.

Cameron Stracher (1998). Double Billing: A Young Lawyer's Tale of Greed, Sex, Lies, and the Pursuit of a Swivel Chair. (New York, NY: Morrow, 228 p.). Corporate lawyers--New York (State)--New York; Practice of law--New York (State)--New York.

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