Valorem Law Group LLC

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Chicago, Illinois 60601, United States

Contact: Patrick Lamb

  • 312-676-5460

Shame on you NFL, Baltimore Ravens

By now, everyone has heard that Ray Rice has been cut by the Baltimore Ravens and had his laughable two game suspension increased to “indefinite”. And the increased punishment is being lauded by sports pundits everywhere. All of…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Some things I think I think

Do you remember Andy Rooney? He used to do commentary on 6o Minutes. Big, bushy eyebrows. But the thing I will always remember is when he would ask “Did you ever wonder….?” and then go into some offbeat topic. My question is…more
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Think twice before asking for “any and all” documents

Before I get to the topic at hand, allow me a brief rant. Can anyone explain how the phrase “any and all documents” (typically used in Rule 34 request for documents) covers any document not covered by a a request for “all…more
| Civil Procedure

Lost Profit Damages Alive and Well in Patent Cases

While the pendulum has clearly swung in favor of limiting recovery of patent infringement damages, most notably in patent cases where non-practicing entities seek reasonable royalty damages, lost profits damages are not among…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Kudos to Jeff Carr

Regular readers know that Jeff Carr, the General Counsel of FMC Technologies, is my mentor, my client and my friend. Our relationship evolved in that order. I am very proud of each of these steps in the growth of our personal…more
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Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFAs

Aric Press of American Lawyer penned a terrific article, What the Rise of Pricing Officers Says About Big Law’s Future. The article, reflecting the results of a recent survey, offers some great insights into the move to…more
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The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Clients

I ran across an interesting article in Attorney at Work, Trends in Legal Pricing and Project Management. The article reported on the recent P3 Conference offered by the Legal Marketing Association. The three P’s are pricing,…more
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Life without email? Maybe.

Fascinating article in today’s Wall Street Journal, A Company Without Email? Not So Fast. The article features companies that have tried to do their work without email and addresses how hard it has been to accomplish that goal…more
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Declining number of lawyers in NYC. Where is work going?

The number of attorneys employed full time by the largest private law offices in New York continues to decline, a trend that began with the 2008 financial crisis, according to data gathered for the New York Law Journal’s annual…more
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Words of Client Service Wisdom from Mad Men’s Don Draper

I ran across an infographic in Inc. that captured my attention—16 Brilliant Marketing Quotes from Don Draper. As a fan of the show, how could I not read the quotes? As I read them, I couldn’t help wonder if the lines from the…more
| Law Firm Marketing

Ten ideas for better depositions

I recently became involved in a case where all the depositions had already been taken. The opposing lawyers were partners in a very large, very well-known law firm. And my predecessors on the case came from a firm with a…more
| Civil Procedure

Filing Damage Expert's Reports Under Seal: Some Bright Line Rules

There are two trends increasing the costs of patent litigation. The first is the increased use of Daubert motions to exclude the opinion of opposing damage experts as unqualified or unreliable. The practical result is…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Partners can no longer claim to be victims

The principal victims of this phenomenon have been those lawyers who become trapped in the culture of short-termism. That culture is especially rampant among the prestigious big firms, where, as a group, lawyers are the…more
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10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselves

1. Has your management mandated (or gently suggested) that you reduce your spend on litigation? Would it be a good career move if you achieved a reduction in total spend? 2. Do your law firms spend more than the…more
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Kaye Scholer’s clients need to check their bills

Another law firm has motivated its associates to spend more time rather than less getting their work done. Kaye Scholer is paying upwards of $20,000 in additional bonuses to those who exceed 2,200 hours per year. The firm’s…more
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