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Labor & Employment

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by Lexis Nexis : "Cases Illustrate Creative Uses of Social Media Evidence," "Internships: Worthwhile Programs or Liability Traps?," "Courts Put Down Their Blue Pencils" and "Contractors Face Uncertainty Amid New Labor Law-Related Requirements."

First-Year Associates Handbook

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Managing Your BigLaw Career From the Start," "Lean In, But Don't Blend In," "Using PR to Lay a Foundation for Success" and "Basic Principles Make Exceptional Attorneys."

Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2014 Awards

In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal honors attorneys in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The trait shared by all is commitment well beyond the billable hour—to upholding the Constitution and civil rights, to leveling the playing field, to improving the courts and to protecting the vulnerable.

E-Discovery

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by Daegis : "Understand the Importance of a Global Discovery Platform," "International Arbitration and E-Discovery: Rising to the Challenge," "Proposed Rule Changes Shorten and Streamline Pretrial Discovery" and "Eliminating Asymmetrical Discovery to Resolve Disputes on the Merits."

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC : "Cyber Crime and Trade Secret Protection: Strengthening Defenses," "Increased Criminal Enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act," "Effective Assistance of Counsel in Plea Negotiations After 'Lafler'," and "Government Looks to Pin Down Tax Evaders."

Trust & Estates

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "N.Y. Legislation: What Passed, What Didn't, What's Next," "Protecting Separate Property During Marriage and Divorce," "Injunctive Relief in Surrogate's Court: Trends and Considerations," "Mediation: Prevent Estate Litigation, Preserve Relationships" and "When There's No Will, There Is a Way."

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NYLJ Reader Rankings 2014

Welcome to the Fifth Annual New York Law Journal Reader Rankings, where you, the New York legal community, cast your vote for your favorite vendors in 90+ categories encompassing the areas of Technology, Research, Accounting, Insurance, Financial Services, Litigation Support, Real Estate, Education, Recruiting and Staffing.

Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Protecting the Rights of IP Licensors, Licensees in Bankruptcy," "Puerto Rico's New Bankruptcy Law: A Quick Fix?," "Litigating Make-Whole Premiums in Bankruptcy" and "Applying the Proper Valuation for a Company's Industry."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Madoff Trustee Denied Recovery of Extraterritorial Transfers," "Rule Changes Will Foster Efficiency and Predictability," "SCOTUS to Address 'American Pipe' Tolling Doctrine" and "Court's 'No-Action' Clause Holding May Surprise Bond Issuers."

Court of Appeals and Appellate Practice

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, , practitioners discuss the court's significant holdings from the past term, effective oral arguments, preserving issues for appeal, and more.

Law Schools

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Finding 'Success': A New Equilibrium in the BigLaw Marketplace," "Basic Rules for OCI and Summer Associate Programs," "Reap the Benefits of a Bar Association," "A Distinguished Career Starts With Networking" and "I Did Everything Right … Where's My Job?"

Commercial Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal : "The Future of Channel Bundling: Full Course Option, or TV à la Carte?," "Overcoming Confusion for Franchisors," "The Bankruptcy Automatic Stay: A Guide for Commercial Litigators" and "Shifting Sands: Practical Advice on Delaware Fee-Shifting Bylaws."

Intellectual Property

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Beyond Patents: 3D Printing and IP," "Patent Act Fee Shifting Decisions Focus on Discretion, Deference," "Patent Indefiniteness After 'Nautilus'" and "Using General Liability Insurance Policies to Cover IP Claims."

Matrimonial Law

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Trends in Distributing a Business Interest and Enhanced Earning Capacity," "The Crossroads of Immigration and Family Law," "Child Support Modifications Are Easier After 2010 Amendments," and "The Prenup Is Signed, Now It’s Just Cake and Dancing, Right?."

Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Fair Play Act Targets Commercial Trucking Industry," "Pleading Fraud With Particularity," "Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for Compensating Fact Witnesses" and "Courts Limit Exposure for Breach of Warranties."

White-Collar Crime

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Health Care Fraud: What's Intent Got to Do With It?" "'Newman' Addresses Divisive Insider Trading Question," "Protecting Attorney Proffer Notes From Discovery" and "Failure to Mitigate Damages as a Defense in Mortgage Fraud Cases."

Real Estate Law & Practice

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Limiting Liability in Design and Construction Contracts," "When Art Meets Building: A Primer on the Visual Artists Rights Act," "Condominium Formation in New York" and "Not Everything Is Guaranteed in Landlord-Tenant Guaranties."

Corporate Restructuring And Bankruptcy

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Landlords Beware: Court Finds Debtor May Assume, Then Assign Lease'," "Two New Cases Cast a Shadow Over Credit Bidding," "Intercreditor Agreements in Chapter 11: What's a Junior Lienholder to Do?" and "Courtside Seats: Sovereign Restructurings in the Supreme Court Arena."

NYLJ100

The number of attorneys employed full time by the largest private law offices in New York continues to decline, a trend that began with the 2008 financial crisis, according to data gathered for the New York Law Journal's annual survey, brought to you free by Sobel Tinari Economics Group.

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Complex Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by The TASA Group: "Telephone Consumer Protection Act Class Actions After 'Mims'," "Will 'Daimler' Take the Air Out of 'Koehler'?," "Maintaining Privilege in the Age of E-Discovery" and "Expanding Liability for Audit Committee Members."

Asset Valuation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by WithumSmith+Brown, PC: "Valuing Publicity Rights and Other Intangible Assets of Authors," "Trade Secret Valuation and Infringement Damages," "Private Equity and Valuation: Separating Hype From Reality," and "Valuing Tendered Shares in Fraudulent Transfer Cases."

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Law Firm Management

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Optimistic Expectations Are Playing Out, But Struggles Linger," "The Growth Problem," "Buyers, Influencers and Gatekeepers" and "The Future of the Business of Law."

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Litigation

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by The TASA Group "Water Wars: Disputes Run Deep in Recent and Pending Litigation" "Dealing With Subsequent Remedial Measures" "Will 'Nautilus' Significantly Change the Strength of Patents?" and "Admissibility of Email Under FRE's Business Records Exception."

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Law Day

In this free Special Report from the New York Law Journal, leaders of the bench and bar discuss the theme for Law Day 2014, "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters," addressing issues ranging from barriers to the ballot box and the role of the judiciary in election law, and reflecting on past struggles to achieve suffrage for all.

Top Verdicts New York 2013

The lawyers and law firms who are ranked in these listings represent the best of the best in 2013. Their zealous advocacy on behalf of their clients is inspiring and deserving of our respect.