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Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth  [Video]

Apr. 2, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant to law firms for The Zeughauser Group, tells Lee Pacchia that despite years of negative press heralding the end of BigLaw's best years, there are tangible signs of...more

BigLaw Bonus Season: Treading Water is a 'Victory'  [Video]

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg Law) -- David Lat and Elie Mystal from Above the Law talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about 2013 bonuses for lawyers at Cravath and Skadden, as well as some recent and noteworthy breakdowns in merger...more

Zimmermann: Rumored BigLaw Mergers Are Blockbusters  [Video]

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about two potential BigLaw mergers. Recent reports have indicated that Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is...more

Axiom Law: BigLaw's Friend or Enemy?  [Video]

July 18 (Bloomberg Law) -- Axiom Law -- which has 1,000 employees in 11 offices -- isn't a legal process outsourcer, claims its founder and CEO Mark Harris. But it's also not a law firm, he says. Yet it's been solely...more

Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"  [Video]

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

Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead! [Video]

March 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Despite the challenges facing law firms, professional services consultant John Grimley is optimistic on the prospects for law firm growth. "I'm bullish about the law because law firms in the future...more

More Law Firm Mergers in 2013  [Video]

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Law firm consultant Kent Zimmermann from the Zeughauser Group expects more major law firm mergers in 2013, he tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia. Firms fear they won't be able to grow organically fast...more

LPOs Stealing Deal Work from Law Firms  [Video]

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Legal process outsourcers (LPOs) and other alternative legal service providers are beginning to take the bread-and-butter of large law firms -- handling whole mergers and acquisitions, not just the...more

Lat: Law Firms Must Get Big, Profitable or Lost  [Video]

Jan. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- David Lat, founding editor of Above the Law, speaks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for big law firms in 2013. While David sees many challenges out in the US economy, he is...more

Lat: 'Measured Comeback' for BigLaw; Associate Bonuses Rising  [Video]

Jan. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- David Lat, founding editor of Above the Law, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about bonuses paid to associates at big law firms at the end of 2012. David says that while payments were up from...more

Consultant: The Challenges of Canadian Law Firm Mergers [Video]

Dec. 21 (Bloomberg Law) -- A recent spate of cross-border mergers involving Canadian law firms present challenges for those involved, as well as opportunities, according to law firm consultant Jordan Furlong. With only about...more

Weekly Brief: UBS Smacked in LIBORgate Settlement [Video]

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. UBS announced a major settlement with US, UK and Swiss authorities for its role in rigging global interest rates. Also, Goldman...more

Consultant: Law Firm Revenues & Profits Dropping, Layoffs Ahead [Video]

Sept. 5 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant to law firms for the Zeughauser Group, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for the legal services industry in 2013. Kent says that law firms have...more

Consultant: Crisis of Confidence in Leadership Sunk Dewey & LeBoeuf [Video]

May 31 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, and Bill Rochelle from Bloomberg News talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy filing in the Southern...more

Could Dewey & LeBoeuf Have Been Saved From Crashing and Burning? Yes and Here's How:

Gosh, I could have had a V – 8. Trial lawyers often say that when they try a case, they always wind up trying three cases: The case they plan on trying, the case they actually try and the case they should have tried....more

Grubby Money - Lawyers’ Reluctance to Talk About Fees

It’s no secret – and no surprise – that in today’s competitive and cost-constrained legal landscape price has taken center stage: clients are increasingly fixated on tightened budgets and efficient service delivery. It’s also...more

Why Lawyers Are Lousy Collaborators

In an evolving legal profession in which the players are ever more functionally interdependent, the ability to collaborate has become a core competency. In managing law firms and legal departments…managing legal projects…in...more

Dewey Need to Take a Pledge?

Dewey & LeBoeuf continues to be daily battered in the media. Too many of the slings and arrows now being shot Dewey’s way are self inflicted. Those with the most to lose seem to be trying to get this ship of state back on...more

Dewey Shoot the Lifeboats as Our Partners Seek Safety From Our Law Firm in Stormy Seas?

Dewey & LeBoeuf continue to flounder in stormy seas. In this Internet era, we are all bolted to our deck chairs in calmer adjacent seas glued to this spectacle as it unfolds before us. The bolt to the exits by some important...more

Dewey Think We Are Watching the Deconstruction of a Venerable Law Firm?

In these challenging times, a noted and venerated law firm seems, at the very zenith of the profession, seems to be deconstructing before our eyes. While some of us watch transfixed as a major pillar of the legal community...more

There are Fifty Ways to Leave Your Law Firm

We are in a frenzy of lateral law firm partner movement. Much has been written about the spate of movement during the opening weeks of 2012. But too little has been written about the steps partners should be taking in...more

Australian and US firm international combination/merger

International law firm combinations and merger activity was strong around the world in 2011, of special note was Squire Sanders combination/merger with Minter Ellison Perth, one of a new wave of potential US based firm's...more

Australian Firms and the international challenge

One thing is for certain: the legal services sector is in the early stages of a seismic shift. Law firms that do nothing in the face of this changing landscape, do so at their peril. Let me describe the context of the...more

Call Me INDISPENSABLE

What do clients value in outside counsel? Lex, practice group leader of the Transactional Group in a global law firm, explains how Legal Project Management approaches have made him indispensable to clients....more

The Random Lunatic - Always an Unhappy Surprise (Part 4 of 5, Legal Project Management in Transactional Practices)

Lex, the practice group leader of a global law firm's transactional practice, talks about preparing for the unexpected in every deal. Lex is a fan of using Legal Project Management approaches and tools in his sophisticated,...more

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