Tom Regan

Tom Regan


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World Cup Fever

Once again, the world’s attention is captivated by the FIFA World Cup tournament, this year being held in multiple venues around Brazil. Because of the better-than-expected performance by the United States team, emerging from...more

7/2/2014 - Client Services FIFA Law Practice Management Young Lawyers

Welcome to the Party

I read with great interest Sir Nigel Knowles’ article in The Lawyer, a publication concentrated on the UK legal market, entitled “The end of the legal market as we know it is nigh”....more

6/20/2014 - Big Law Law Practice Management Young Lawyers

Working The Data

This morning as I prepared to write this, a headline flashed across my screen that an exploration company that is not part of the search team for the missing Malaysian airliner claims to have located wreckage that might be...more

5/2/2014 - Attorney's Fees Billing Law Practice Management Young Lawyers

Boston Strong

I find myself somewhat reluctantly keying in on a national tragedy to try to make a point but here it goes. The resilience of Boston after the senseless bombings at last year’s Boston Marathon is striking. ...more

4/23/2014 - Corporate Counsel Law Practice Management Young Lawyers

Cinderella And The Legal Industry

March Madness is upon us, and this year’s tourney did not disappoint. From Mercer’s thrilling win over Duke to Dayton knocking off both state rival THE Ohio State University and heavily favored Syracuse, touted underdogs have...more

3/27/2014 - Law Practice Management Legal History Young Lawyers

Disruption From Within

On March 6, 2014, I watched what I could of the live stream webcast (thank you, Harvard Law School) of the Conference on Disruptive Innovation in the Market for Legal Services. The keynote speaker was, to quote Keith Jackson,...more

3/11/2014 - Corporate Counsel Law Practice Management Legal Costs Young Lawyers

The Myth Of The Brass Ring

On February 4, 2014, Facebook celebrated its 10th anniversary. Its market penetration is fairly astonishing. Facebook has 1.25 billion users worldwide. According to a recent Pew Research Center poll (link), Facebook is used...more

2/5/2014 - Business Development Law Practice Management

Victims Of Our Own Success

My wife went to high school with Dan Quinn, who is the current defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks. Dan is widely regarded as a talented coach who should be running his own program. Indeed, just one week ago, the...more

1/22/2014 - Business Development Law Practice Management

Negative Reviews

In May, professors Eric Anderson and Duncan Simester of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, respectively, published a paper called “Deceptive Reviews: The Influential Tail”....more

12/9/2013 - Law Practice Management

Sunk Costs Revisted

In our last post, we discussed the fallacy of logic caused by concentrating on sunk costs in the context of the legal industry as a whole. In this post, I will discuss how this fallacy plays into the management of value-based...more

10/21/2013 - Billable Hours Corporate Counsel Law Practice Management Legal Costs Project Management

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