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How Much Circumstantial Evidence is Enough for Spoliation Sanctions?

by Exterro, Inc. on

We’ve all heard, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.” But how you play the game is often a big part of ending up on the winning side in e-discovery. In today’s world, it has almost become normal that...more

The Strategy of Introductions as Selling Opportunities

by Wicker Park Group on

Twenty years ago, I was working as the business development director for the Portland Office of Cooper & Lybrand, the international accounting firm that merged to form PricewaterhouseCoopers. The office at the time consisted...more

Hsu Untied interview with David Hashmall, Chairman of Goodwin

Today, my guest is David Hashmall, who serves as Chairman of Goodwin, a leading Global 50 firm with more than 1,000 lawyers. As Chairman, David is responsible for Goodwin’s overall strategy and growth, client relations and...more

One From The Heart

by Ary Rosenbaum on

The Dark Knight Rises is one of my favorite movies and one great scene at the end is when Catwoman tells Batman: “You don’t owe these people anymore. You’ve given them everything” and Batman says: “Not everything. Not...more

“Primed” to Learn About Rule 34 of the FRCP? Here’s a New Primer from The Sedona Conference: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

As Tom O’Connor and I discussed last week in our ACEDS webinar Key eDiscovery Case Law Review for First Half of 2017 (here’s a link if you missed it), we’re seeing lots of cases that relate to disputes associated with Rule 34...more

Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 115: Tips for Settling into Law School

by Law School Toolbox on

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're chatting about settling into law school after your first month. The first four or five weeks of class can be a really pivotal turning point for a lot of students,...more

The “Other Girl” Meme Applied to Law Firms

by Adrian Dayton on

This really stupid stock photo went viral over the last couple weeks and became a meme. The basic concept is that a guy walking with his girlfriend stops to checkout a different girl that looks almost exactly the same as his...more

Trump Announces Sixth Wave of United States Attorney Nominations, Faces Questions About Lack of Women Nominees

On September 8, 2017, President Donald Trump made his sixth group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. This group – the largest yet, with nine nominees – brings the current number of Trump’s United States...more

Cross-Selling? How About Cross-Collaboration?

by LawVision Group LLC on

Last week I had a conversation with a group of C-level individuals who are on a committee with me. The discussion turned to lawyers not collaborating as much as they should and as a result, the lack of success with...more

What They Don’t Know As A 401(k) Sponsor May Hurt Them

by Ary Rosenbaum on

When I worked at a semi-prestigious law firm, one of the named partners (whose son is a Congressman who was kind enough to offer me a cannoli at a Knicks-Clippers game a few years ago) asked me what my practice was. I told...more

Hsu Untied interview with Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons

Today, my guest is Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons, the largest law firm in the world with more than 130 locations across 50 countries. A highly regarded corporate lawyer, Joe was Chairman of the Democratic National...more

The CRM Marathon Cheerleaders

by Chris Fritsch on

CRM should be a team sport. Trying to go it alone in implementing a CRM is not only painful, it’s impossible. The Marketing team is critical for defining a CRM strategy and assisting in the planning, communication and...more

PMI – An Insider’s Guide – Part 3: What to do When You’re Asked to Assist in a Potential Acquisition – Post-Integration Run Phase...

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

It’s been months since your company was all over the news with a splashy acquisition and the fanfare has died down a bit. There are rumors, quietly at first, but then persistently louder, that things aren’t going so well...more

Selecting Qualified Interpreters for Business Meetings

by Planet Depos, LLC on

When conducting business outside the United States, an interpreter may be required or beneficial for meetings and/or networking opportunities. Many times, business meetings involve several parties from a number of different...more

Law Firm Content Strategy: Scale Your Thought Leadership, Increase Your Marketing Qualified Leads

by ON24 on

Content creates leads. Once you have accepted this fact, the next step is scaling your content to produce more of those leads....more

Finding the Right Law Firm Merger Candidate - Five Fundamentals

by Hayse LLC on

Law firm mergers are a regular occurrence in today’s American legal landscape. Large or small, they happen because law firms and their leaders see merger has meeting a perceived need. Whether seeking greater market share,...more

Goldilocks & The Three Jobs: How to Tell Your In-House Marketing Role Is the Right Fit

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Roy Sexton, Director of Marketing at law firm Kerr Russell, offers a personal perspective for anyone wondering whether or not their in-house marketing role is the right fit for success....more

The Art of the Tale: Leveraging Storytelling in Law Firm Public Relations - LMA Podcast

by JD Supra Perspectives on

For this episode of the LMA Strategies podcast, host Erin West, Media Relations & Communications Manager with Dechert LLP, sits down with John Buchanan of Reed Smith and Cheryl Bame of Bame Public Relations to discuss ...more

To Be Known for Your Expertise, Turn Your Content Into Campaigns - Here's How

by JD Supra Perspectives on

In his latest quick video tip, Adrian Lurssen explains how to "go big" on an issue and establish yourself as a thought leader around a particular issue. Random acts of content don't cut it today. Build content campaigns...more

Hsu Untied interview with Bob Van Nest, Partner at Keker, Van Nest & Peters

Today, my guest is Bob Van Nest, a Partner at Keker, Van Nest & Peters, who is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who frequently handles high-stakes cases for clients such as Google, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and American Honda....more

Dance Like No One is Watching; Email Like it’s Being Read Aloud at your Deposition

“Dance like no one is watching; email like it’s being read aloud at your deposition” This sentiment was passed along this morning by a colleague. It is good to be periodically reminded to be careful with your business and...more

Boston Red Sox Caught Using Apple Watches to Steal Signals from Yankees During Games

by Exterro, Inc. on

“Boston Red Sox Used Spy Watches to Steal Signs Against Yankees!” It’s a headline that you could imagine being in a 1950’s comic book, but in 2017 this type of thing has become fairly normal. In this case, the New York Times...more

Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 114: Law School Networking 101

by Law School Toolbox on

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today we are talking about a topic every law student needs to think about – Networking! Whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, this episode is for you. Networking is a “bad...more

Hsu Untied interview with Michael Kim, Co-Founder of Kobre & Kim

Today, my guest is Michael Kim, co-founder of Kobre & Kim, who serves as lead counsel in high-stakes disputes and investigations. Michael’s practice lies at the intersection of fraud and insolvency in situations involving...more

PMI – An Insider’s Guide – Part 2: What to do When You’re Asked to Assist in a Potential Acquisition – Between Signed and Closed...

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Your day starts with headlines screaming across the Internet – your company has acquired a particular entity (“Target”). The office is buzzing with the news and potential impacts – what does this mean for my role now and in...more

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