In 1978, the inaugural issue of The American Lawyer was published. The legal world has never been the same. For the first time, there was a magazine that took an unflinching look at the practice and business of the nation's law firms. The magazine made a big splash back then, and continues to make a big splash today. The American Lawyer has established itself as the award-winning must read magazine for the nation's most powerful attorneys: managing partners and partners at the largest law firms in the United States, as well as general counsel at the Fortune 500. It is eagerly awaited and avidly read by the legal community around the nation and around the world.