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How the billable hour hurts women
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Stealth Lawyer: Shonali Bhowmik, Indie Rock Musician
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Navigating the Winds of Change in Commercial Real Estate
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Stealth Lawyer: Reverend Luther Zeigler, Minister
Publishing Alone Isn’t Enough, Law Firms Should Have an Integrated Strategy for Their Blogs
Law Firms’ Social Media Strategies Must Line Up with the Rest of Their Client Development Efforts
Blogging Can Lead to Clients Knowing Who You Are Before They Even Meet You
With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession
Skype is a Powerful Client Communication Tool for Lawyers—David Haenel
Stealth Lawyer: Keisha DePaz, Greeting Cards Maker
How Lawyers Should Respond to Negative and Positive Reviews On Yelp
If Marketing Isn’t the Goal of Your Law Blog, How Does It Bring in Work?
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
This Year's AmLaw 100: "Fundamental Recovery" for Some
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
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ROBO-LITIGATION Re: Attorney Misconduct at Foreclosure Mills
The scale of attorney malfeasance in connection with the foreclosure crisis is
enormous. Whether attorneys knowingly filed false documents or simply failed to...more
Here is something they never taught you in law school: No one changes lawyers unless they first question the value they get from their current lawyer.
Shaking a client loose from the comfort of an existing relationship...more
Every attorney wants more of the right kind of business, yet I regularly encounter smart professionals who operate under revenue-limiting marketing fallacies that hamper their business development efforts. Very often, lawyers...more
April 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- William Snyder, co-head of the corporate restructuring group at Deloitte, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about a new survey his group conducted on executive management during corporate...more
April 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- A substantial percentage of the nation's largest law firms enter the sixth year of the Great Recession "badly weakened," and more firms are expected to fail, according to law firm consultant Kent...more
April 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- A survey of the readers of the Adam Smith, Esq. law firm management blog has found that there is widespread agreement that law firms have to change their fundamental business models, consultant...more
The Court of Appeals in February 2011 ordered Judge Jolly to dissolve Mitchell, Brewer, Richardson, Adams, Burge & Boughman, a law firm organized as a member-managed professional limited liability company. The dissolution was...more
As referenced in several recent articles in the Global Connection, on November 18, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a written guide in regard to compliance of the Foreign...more
Productive relationships between corporate and outside counsel are essential to efficient management of corporate legal matters. Effective communication is even more important when working with cross-cultural issues and...more
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A new ruling that could affect how Phoenix law offices advise their
clients on contract law is currently in the news. In September, an
Arizona appellate court advised that a trial court needed to determine
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How do you know you need "X?"
Who are you?
What problem are you...more
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In this LEVICK Daily video interview, we discuss the evolving nature of trial jurors with Karen Lisko, a Senior Litigation Consultant with Persuasion Strategies. At a time when there is real concern that jurors armed with...more
Scott Joachim, chair of Fenwick’s Private Equity Group, discusses the different vehicles through which limited partnerships (LPs) diversify their investments across venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) funds. Baseball...more
Oct. 12 (Bloomberg Law) -- An increasing number of major law firms are quoting "suicide prices" just to get business that will keep their lawyers occupied, even though the firms can't make money on the work, according to law...more
Moving data to the cloud has been the critical data security challenge confronting organizations in the past few years.
With the cloud transition well underway, the spotlight has turned to securing end-user devices like...more
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