Legal Business

The last word: American dreams

‘We will continue to hire lawyers we see as adding something. That continues to be the mantra: hire great lawyers and your practice will grow.’

Richard East, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

As our Global London report hits desks, the leadership at US law firms in the City weigh up the challenges ahead


‘The firm has a clearly defined strategy for where and how we will grow. We will continue to build our top-ranked transactional, regulatory, litigation and trial practices and focus on the industries that are driving the global economy. Mission drift can happen if you take your eye off the strategy. The investments we make are for the long term and are key to ensuring we stay focused on what we need to do to serve our clients’ needs today, and in the future.’

Richard Trobman, vice chair, Latham & Watkins