Special Reports (Legal)

People of the Year for 2014

By Review staff |

Welcome to South Florida, 2014. As in most years, celebrities left their marks. Here are 25 of the most interesting celebrity cases of the year.

The 10th Annual Most Effective Lawyers 2014

Most Effective Lawyers recognizes the good work performed by those in the DBR’s largest reader group, South Florida lawyers. So much is written all year long—positive, not so positive and neutral. This is the time to focus on the positive.

Looking Ahead to 2015

By Review staff |

Your glimpse into the future as we take a look at what 2015 has in store for the Florida Supreme Court, legislature, the courts and Latin America.

Legal Department of the Year for 2014

By Review staff |

There was a common element among all of this year's winners. Each department benefits from the presence of strong leaders assisted by lawyers who are highly committed to their jobs, the goals of their companies and the clients or customers their companies serve.

Managing Partners Survey 2014: Optimistic Law Firms Have Expansion Mindset

By Julie Kay |

South Florida managing partners are expressing unprecedented optimism about the future of the legal industry, a clear sign the economic recovery is in full swing.

Women in Law: Women Honored for South Florida Legal Accomplishments

The Daily Business Review presents the Women in Law recognition program, honoring women who have made a mark on the South Florida legal community.

Lawyer Compensation Holds the Line

By Mary Hladky |

Despite a stronger economy, law firms are reluctant to raise rates on cost-conscious clients.

The 2014 Rising Stars

The Daily Business Review is proud to announce our second class of Rising Stars—a selection of young South Florida lawyers who are making a difference in the community and will continue to do so in the future.

Special Report: Arbitration and Mediation

Common sense, an inquisitive mind and interpersonal skills are essential for success as a neutral.

Your Guide To The 2014 Judicial Elections

Keep track of every race, from every county in circuit and county court for Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Corporate Counsel 2014: Florida's Top Earners

It pays to be a general counsel in Florida where the average salary is more than $1.2 million a year. In our annual corporate counsel compensation, we take a look at the top earning GC's, their role and an interactive look at just how much each makes.

Miami And Atlanta In Battle For Top International Arbitration Hub

In international arbitration, who wins? It's Miami v. Atlanta and both cities are competing for the same title: "Top international arbitration venue of the Southeast."

Will There Be A Next Generation Of Trial Lawyers?

Are trial attorneys going the way of the dinosaur? Trial numbers continue to plummet across the board due to arbitration, mediation, high criminal sentences and even technology.

Putting Limits On Facebook Discovery

Social media evidence is discoverable, yet litigators can't go on fishing expeditions and basic discovery principles still apply.

Review 100

By Review staff |

Passing down the reins. Our annual survey of law firms with a major Florida presence looks at succession planning and how law firms are transitioning clients to younger partners.

Brittany Rawlings

IP Attorneys Develop Niche Practice for Fashion Industry

By Noreen Marcus |

For the past decade, South Florida - especially Miami and Miami Beach - has attracted more artists, musicians and couturiers, and their arrival has energized the intellectual property lawyers who preserve and protect their greatest assets.

And The Litigation Department Of The Year Is...

By Review staff |

Once again, the Daily Business Review is recognizing the achievements of law firms litigation departments in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as two lifetime achievement awards.

New Partners 2014: Partner Track Derailment

Did the Great Recession cause a fundamental change in hiring at large law firms? Firms in South Florida report high lateral partner hiring, but associates find it hard moving through the pipeline.

Dealmakers 2013: Dealmaking Revives On Burgeoning Opportunities

By Review Staff |

Review editors sifted through about 90 nominations and settled on more than 70 people as finalists and Top Dealmakers of the Year in 13 categories.

Alexandra Bach Lagos

News Partners 2014: BigLaw's Brass Ring Gets Harder To Grasp

By Julie Kay |

Industry experts and some BigLaw managers say it's becoming increasingly difficult to make partner, causing many associates to look for jobs at smaller firms or go in-house.

Special Report: Health Care Law

With an Affordable Care Act mandate that large employers provide coverage for their employees or pay penalties due to take effect next year, health care providers and employers of all stripes are seeking legal advice on many fronts.

Niza M. Motola of Littler Mendelson and Mercedes M. Sellek of Maspons Sellek Jacobs

Diversity Scorecard 2014: Women Closing The Gender Gap

By Julie Kay |

South Florida women lawyers are starting networking groups as a way to help other women get business and raise their collective profiles.

Special Report: Data Security 2014

By Review staff |

From the massive breach at Target, to employers putting their networks at greater risk when employees connect to them on personal devices, this special report exams those issues and new federal data breach notification law that will replace a patchwork of state requirements.