Chairman Steven Gartner comments on changes in the legal market since the financial crisis 10 years ago.
Willkie is one of the 15 elite New York firms highlighted in an American Lawyer article concerning the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on the firms and the subsequent evolution of the law firm business model. The article discusses dramatic changes in the Wall Street legal market over the past decade, including the post-2008 wave of financial services litigation, shifting demand for regulatory and enforcement work, and, most notably, the rise of private equity. Steve addresses the firm’s strong growth in private equity in recent years, especially in deal work, fund formation and regulatory advice.
The article will publish as the cover story in the September 2018 issue of The American Lawyer. To read the article online, please click here.