Valorem Law Group LLC

Every assertion of client ownership weakens a firm

“It’s my client.” “I get the billings.” Even the magnanimous say, “I”ll share the billings.” In court, you often hear lawyers refer to “my client.” Each own of these assertions of ownership weakens everyone involved. Most…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Litigators: What’s your story?

Trial lawyers see a case as a story. They are constantly thinking about the story and why the jury should care about it. Litigators see a case as a series of motions and briefs, depositions and documents…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Law Firm Signal and Noise: More telltale signs of signal

In Part 1 of this post, I noted how law firms had become so adept at creating “noise” about various topics, focusing on client service and alternative fee arrangements. In Part 2, I identified 5 questions a General Counsel could…more
| Law Firm Marketing

Law Firm Signal and Noise: Telltale signs of signal

In Part 1 of this post, I noted how law firms had become so adept at creating “noise” about various topics–client service and AFAs for example, they they effectively drowned out any signal on these topics. Much of what firms…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Law Firm Signal and Noise: The Art of Saying Nothing

I was reading this interesting Fast Company article about what the 2016 Presidential candidates talk about when speaking of income inequality. This statement was interesting: Does all of this talk about inequality render the…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Why ValoremNext?

A lot of people have asked why we chose this name for our prevention platform. I wanted to answer those many inquiries. My new partner Jeff Carr, the iconic former General Counsel of FMC Technologies, sometime ago defined the…more
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The 4 stages of change.

Richard Susskind wonderfully described the 4 stages of change: Stage 1: “What you’re saying is worthless nonsense.” Stage 2: “What you’re saying is an interesting but perverted point of view.” Stage 3: “What you’re saying is…more
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Prevention: The next step in the (r)eveolution of law

In the beginning, we solved problems but did so inefficiently and unpredictably. That was Old Law. Most clients don’t like Old Law because they are under budget and performance pressure. Then we learned to be efficient and…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Courts Everywhere are Finding Software Patents Invalid, So What Next?

For the last few decades, corporations ranging from startups to large multinationals first turned to utility patents to protect their innovative software. These patents protected everything from the minute details of…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Take 2: A lesson from the healthcare industry

There are certain mistakes made by doctors or other healthcare professionals that result in the need for further treatment. An example is sponge that is left behind during surgery, which generally necessitates further…more
| Health, Law Practice Products & Services

Pushing work down to lower priced lawyers: why is that a good thing?

This just caught my eye. The data – some $18 billion in legal invoices – suggests the largest law firms have modified staffing models and reassigned IP litigation work to more junior partners in an effort at cost control…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Practice Products & Services

Results of Valorem Survey of In-House Counsel on Hiring Priorities

Valorem Law Group recently surveyed in-house counsel. A huge thank-you to the 42 in-house lawyers who responded. The question we asked was: Here are the results: When making a decision to hire a law firm to handle a litigation…more
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Valorem Law Group’s Why

One of the most-watched TED talks is by Simon Sinek. Called “Start with Why,” Sinek compellingly argues that why an organization exists is more important to its success that what it does or how. Sinek offers Apple as an example,…more
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Words matter. I have chosen mine poorly. I am here to correct my ways. For the longest time, I have written critically of “BigLaw,” as if size itself was the problem. To be sure, most large law firms suffer from the problem, but…more
| Law Firm Marketing

What were they thinking?

I can’t even make stuff like this up. Lawyers and invoices are a toxic combination, but the AmLaw 200 firms that are responsible for these examples have people who are supposed to prevent the lawyers from revealing their…more
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35 E. Wacker Drive 30th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601, United States

Contact: Patrick Lamb

  • 312-676-5460

Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
Other U.S. Locations
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  • Illinois
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