Is the Patent Litigation Boom Coming to an End?
Dentons Dacheng Deal Done: Will BigLaw Follow Suit?
BigLaw Recruiter: We Didn't Kill Dewey & LeBoeuf
MacEwen: Law Firm M&A Demands 'Cultural Due Diligence'
Press: Inflation Adjusted Numbers Show BigLaw Continuing to Struggle
Convergence: Growing Dissatisfaction with Biglaw and the Rise of the Alternatives
Corcoran: Infighting on Compensation Costs BigLaw Time and Money
Milbank Hiring Partner Sees Big Uptick in 3L Recruits
Bingham McCutchen Reaches Out For BigLaw Merger Partners
Dentons Global Chair Eyes Growth Through Law Firm Mergers
Looking at the Winners: How BigLaw Firms Can Grow in 2014
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
BigLaw Bonus Season: Treading Water is a 'Victory'
MacEwen: Partners Can't Really be Entrepreneurial
Zimmermann: Rumored BigLaw Mergers Are Blockbusters
Dechert Looks to Hollywood for Marketing Edge
Axiom Law: BigLaw's Friend or Enemy?
BigLaw's Scramble to Hire the Best
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
The illustration to the left was just published in The American Lawyer. It accompanied a story on how law firm leaders are significantly older than leaders in the large corporations they serve. See MP McQueen, The Generation...more
In my last D&O Discourse post, I discussed why changes to the securities litigation defense bar are inevitable: in a nutshell, the economic structures of the typical securities defense firms – mostly national law firms –...more
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,...more
Perhaps you’ve been following the criminal trial of former leaders of disbanded law firm Dewey LeBoeuf LLP. The prosecution contends that these leaders purposely misled other stakeholders, including equity partners,...more
For the recent financing of a gas project in Russia, Latham & Watkins represented a joint venture for Russian, French, and Chinese partners. Our attorneys communicated with clients in their native tongues, discussing...more
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She’s Not a Cop, But She’s Their CPO: Liz Lyons is truly in a league of her own. She’s the privacy officer of the Washington Police Department, and she made the job up. (The Privacy Advisor)
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The Absolute Worst Way to Run a Law School: What law school employed a president who quit after only eight days? Hope it wasn’t your school! (Above the Law)...more
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Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending March 6. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share this week.
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- What is Good Legal Writing? To find success as a lawyer, it’s critical to be...more
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- How Law School Prepared 3L Hali Ford to Compete on Survivor: 3L Hali Ford talks about her tough choice to compete on the show and how law school in San Francisco prepared her for this challenge of...more
A number of law firm leaders have expressed concerns to me regarding what they perceive to be a lack of quality and qualified candidates for the most senior law firm marketing positions, such as chief marketing officer or...more
There is an interesting story in Forbes on Lex Machina, a legal start-up that provides analytics for use in patent litigation. See Dan Fisher, Stanford-Bred Startup Uses Moneyball Stats to Handicap Judges, Forbes, Feb. 2,...more
Feb. 3, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- David Marcus, reporter for The Deal, talks with Lee Pacchia about how a recent sale of a patent portfolio could signal a slowdown in patent litigation work. Lee wonders if this spells a problem...more
Securities litigation headlines are dominated by mega-cases. But the majority of securities class actions are brought against smaller companies. And it appears that plaintiffs’ lawyers are filing an increasingly large number...more
There’s a joke that 50 percent of marketing is effective, we just don’t know which 50 percent. The joke is even more exaggerated at large law firms, which tend to overlook marketing and business-development metrics....more
Jan. 30, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at The Zeughauser Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recently announced merger between Dentons and Dacheng, a 4,000 lawyer firm based in China. With 6,600...more
Jan. 21, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Jon Lindsey, partner at recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, talks with Lee Pacchia about the market for talent among the world's largest law firms. Asked why recruiters get blamed for the...more
Creating and sustaining a profitable midsize law firm is challenging, especially in 2015. With many firms shrinking, becoming unstable or simply dissolving, both clients and employees are pursuing stability. While there are...more
Jan. 14, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Bruce MacEwen, president at Adam Smith, Esq., talks with Lee Pacchia about the concept of 'cultural due diligence' in law firm mergers and acquisitions. According to Bruce, clients don't care...more
Dec. 4, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Aric Press, Editor-in-Chief for ALM, talks with Lee Pacchia about his recent study on the financial performance of large law firms over the last several years. According to Press, BigLaw appears...more
Evolutions in technology, the economy and business culture are forcing a change in the legal industry. Rimon’s CEO and COO share how Rimon and other alternative legal services companies are changing the way lawyers practice...more
Nov. 14, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Tim Corcoran, president of the Legal Marketing Association and head of the Corcoran Consulting Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about some of the myths and bad practices he sees in law firm...more
We’re fans here of saying that we aren’t Dr. Nos; we try to create a symbiotic relationship between creatives and their lawyer counterparts. But more often then we realize, the advertising world affects the legal one. I may...more
Oct. 16, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Jay Grushkin, hiring partner at New York's Milbank Tweed, talks with Lee Pacchia about the current state of recruiting incoming associates for large law firms, first year associate compensation...more
Bingham McCutchen is following the Dewey/Howery decline to oblivion. It seems people are surprised. They shouldn’t be. Some number of major firms are the “low end” that create the mediocre industry average numbers that are...more
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