I have waited to write this review in order to have used the bag for a few months. It is exactly what I needed and I am very happy I made the purchase. The bag feels and looks great. The dowel rod on top keeps the bag level when I set it down. The latches and snaps all work well. Plenty of room for files and a laptop. I have nothing negative to say about it.
I use this briefcase daily. It is a good size and holds just enough - as advertised. One suggestion for improvement that keeps it from 5-stars are the buckle side clasps. They're too easily opened or even slide open on their own when the case is moved around.