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Miracle on 34th Street

In the world’s best Christmas movie (other than Scrooged, of course), Kris Kringle — sitting in the Santa Claus chair at Macy’s flagship store — sends a mother to the Acme Toy Store on 46th Street to find the toy fire engine...more

Corcoran: Infighting on Compensation Costs BigLaw Time and Money [Video]

Nov. 14, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Tim Corcoran, president of the Legal Marketing Association and head of the Corcoran Consulting Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about some of the myths and bad practices he sees in law firm...more

And That’s All She Wrote (Why I write)

She gazed thoughtfully out the window. “That’s the problem. I don’t know,” she said. “So I guess I’ll have to keep blogging about employment law topics, with special emphasis on the Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual...more

Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?  [Video]

June 3, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Aric Press, editor-in-chief at ALM, talks with Lee Pacchia about a recent survey released by The American Lawyer that shows large law firms struggling to recruit black lawyers and promote them to...more

Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies  [Video]

May 27, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Gary Friedman, partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's National Employment Litigation group, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recent firing of New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson. The...more

New Program Helps Women Lawyers Return to BigLaw  [Video]

May 23, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Just when they thought they were out, this program brings them back in. Caren Ulrich Stacy talks with Lee Pacchia about founding OnRamp Fellowship, a program that matches women attorneys who left...more

Decision Time: Patton Boggs Partners Mull Merger With Squire Sanders  [Video]

May 21, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Beleaguered after years of carrying too many lawyers and not enough work, law and lobbying firm Patton Boggs has tried and failed several times to merge with another law firm. Casey Sullivan, law...more

Networking is about building relationships and trust, not the quick sale

I have said it repeatedly; the one thing that really ticks me off is how poorly people network. The folks who are poor at networking don’t understand that any relationship requires time to build up trust. I’ll see it when a...more

Preparing The Boss For Media Interviews

Smart executives and business owners know that a good public-relations program can build a brand and burnish a reputation. Good PR costs less than advertising and lends credibility to your organization, products, and...more

Coaching: Why It Is More Important Than Ever In 2013

I don’t run into many senior lawyers who understand. Do the senior lawyers in your firm realize it is way more challenging for a young lawyer to develop a book of business in 2013 than it was when the senior lawyers did...more

Employment Law update newsletter from DKLM LLP (UK)

UK Employment Law Update – October 2013 Following on from the recent costs litigation between Lord Sugar’s company and 2010 Apprentice winner Stella English, this employment law update includes a Q&A about the costs regime...more

Q&A - Costs in the UK Employment Tribunal

A short Q&A about the costs regime in the UK Employment Tribunal

A short Q&A about the costs regime in the UK Employment Tribunal by leading UK law firm DKLM LLP. ...more

A short introduction to UK employment law for Chinese Businesses

A short introduction to UK employment law for Chinese Businesses This note sets out a précis of some of the issues that Chinese businesses may wish to consider when establishing, or furthering, a commercial presence in the...more

DKLM Employment law Services

Do your clients need UK employment law advice? Here is a summary of the employment law services offered by DKLM LLP, London, UK. ...more

Zimmermann: Law Firm Partner Layoffs Should Be Routine [Video]

July 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Strong law firms routinely lay off partners, having adopted the General Electric model of annually dismissing those individuals who are under-performing their colleagues, law firm consultant Kent...more

Tips to Get the Most from a Mentor

I am frequently asked questions like these on Mentoring: 1. How do you find a mentor when no one has a shingle outside their door that says “Mentor available”? 2. How can you attract the attention of a mentor without...more

UK Employment Law Update - July 2013

Important changes to UK Employment Law July 2013

This 2 page overview explains the key changes to UK employment law that were brought into force in July 2013, by Philip Henson, Partner and Head of Employment law at DKLM LLP (p.henson@dklm.co.uk) ...more

How to Escape PowerPoint Video Hell

I’ve been thinking a great deal about PowerPoint recently, and not in a good way. At Cogent Legal, we have been working hard on a number of cases that involve extensive use of PowerPoint for the client, and I often feel that...more

Execution on Judgments in Arizona

Execution of a judgment is a process where the sheriff or constable seizes property of a judgment-debtor and then sells that property at a public sale. The money realized from the sale is then used to reduce the balance of...more

Handling Aging Accounts

In most cases, the longer an account sits past due, the more difficult it is to collect. Thus, it is important for businesses to closely monitor their aging accounts. ...more

Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing" [Video]

May 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor and senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that Big Law is currently experiencing "a very difficult crash landing that is...more

Adjustment of the Standard of Social Security Payments in Shanghai

Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau issued the New Standard of Social Security Payment in Shanghai (the “New Standard”) on April 3rd, 2013. The New Standard has come into effect on April 1st, 2013 and will...more

How Do I Know How Much This Case Is Worth?

Both plaintiff and defendant in litigation need to evaluate how much the case is worth. When they are able to agree at a certain point, the case will settle. If they intend to go to trial, they must know if it is worth it....more

Panel Counsel for Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) Policies

Many insurance defense law firms are not able to defend their corporate clients in employment litigation when the claim is subject to an employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policy. Frequently, the insured...more

Interpretation IV to Applicable Laws on Hearing of Labor Dispute Cases

The People’s Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) released the Interpretation IV on Certain Issues regarding Applicable Laws in Labor Dispute Cases (hereinafter the “Interpretation”) on December 31, 2012, which came into effect on...more

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