Legal Business

Hard-wired – meet the ‘tabloid’ lifting the lid on the world’s largest legal market


Since its 2006 launch, irreverent blog Above The Law has built a huge audience and given voice to an increasingly embittered community of US associates and law students. Legal Business reports on the ‘tabloid’ that brought transparency to the world’s largest legal market.

One afternoon in February 2009, the leader of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s corporate and securities practice, Robert Robbins, made a phone call in a train carriage on route from Washington to New York Penn station.