Facts & Figures: 6 sets of newsworthy data

From law firm billing practices to class action settlement rankings, an inside look at the numbers that count

Uneasy Execs

Soaring Settlements

Even though class action settlements are down industry wide, some law firms still managed to rake in impressive profits last year, according to a new report from Institutional Shareholders Services Inc.

More Mergers

Companies continue to predict that 2012 will be a big year for mergers, but smaller deals and strategic alliance transactions are even more popular, according to a new report from Deloitte. The professional services firm notes that businesses are less enthused about divestitures, leading them to miss out on valuable deals.

Climbing Corruption

Shifting Sentiments

The recession has changed the complexion of law firms nationwide, and those changes are likely here to stay, according to the law firm leaders surveyed in a new Altman Weil study.

Alanna Byrne

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