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Cover photo by Matt Furman
Adam Klein, head of
the sports and sports
facilities practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman
in Chicago, displays
sports jerseys for each
team he has bought or
sold for clients.
THE AMERICAN LAWYER MARCH 2015
48 Game On!
BY BRIAN BAXTER
Sports law may still be a niche
practice, but thanks to media deals,
it’s become a big-time moneymaker.
54 Dentons’ Big Bet
BY JULIE TRIEDMAN
The Dentons-Dacheng combination
will create the biggest verein yet. But
is bigger really better?
60 Why It Pays to Collaborate
BY HEIDI K. GARDNER
Here’s proof that firms whose lawyers work together to solve clients’
complicated problems are more successful than lone-wolf shops.
66 Managing on the Fly
BY DOUGLAS MCCOLLAM
In the age of global law firms, managing partners who can sleep anywhere, anytime have an edge.