Rank #1: Corporate and Public Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate lawyers are often involved in major decisions, including public mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Barbara Oikle, a Senior Legal Editor with Practical Law’s Corporate and M&A service, has knowledge of this practice. Barbara discusses tips for succeeding as a corporate attorney, the role of junior associates and the transition from law school to the corporate world.
Before joining Practical Law, Barbara was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig. She also worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Apr 25 2018
Rank #2: Capital Markets
Securities law involves the regulation of the capital markets and capital formation. As a result, a securities attorney can be involved in transactional, regulatory and advisory matters. Christopher Roehrig, a Senior Legal Editor with the Capital Markets and Corporate Governance group at Practical Law, discusses the practice and issues that may arise during a junior attorney’s career.
Chris started as an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP. He later became a senior associate at Torys LLP.
May 03 2018
Rank #3: Bankruptcy
The bankruptcy practice area covers issues involving debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and other stakeholders with an interest in the debtor's reorganization. Ira Levee, a Senior Legal Editor with Practical Law’s Bankruptcy service, explores the world of a bankruptcy attorney. Ira also discusses industry players and the link with other practices.
With more than 30 years of experience, Ira joined Practical Law from Lowenstein Sandler LLP. Ira was also a partner in a bankruptcy boutique.
May 29 2018
Rank #4: Technology Transactions and Intellectual Property
As technology advances, there’s a growing need for businesses to develop, protect, and monetize technology and intellectual property (IP) assets. Rakiya Diggs, a Senior Legal Editor with Practical Law's IP and Technology service, explains technology transactions, including transitioning to an in-house position. Rakiya also recommends courses students should take if interested in this practice.
Rakiya joined Practical Law from DLA Piper LLP. She also worked as an associate at King & Spalding LLP.
Jun 04 2018
Rank #5: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
The employee benefits and executive compensation (EBEC) practice area covers topics such as retirement plans and health and welfare plans. Jessica Cherry, a Senior Legal Editor with Practical Law's EBEC service, discusses her experiences working in two different law firms and offers advice she wishes she had received at the start of her legal career.
Before joining Practical Law, Jessica was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Previously, she was an associate at Baker & McKenzie.
May 18 2018