Three Firms Buck Trend Amid Slowdown In Litigation

Law360, New York (September 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With a slump in securities litigation in the United States, only three of the country’s largest law firms have managed to grow their litigation volume in the last year, according to our survey of federal court dockets.

The firms—Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and O’Melveny & Myers LLP—can attribute at least some of their growth to the stock options backdating scandals.

Mayer Brown has been retained in 28 cases filed between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006,...
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