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
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession
This Year's AmLaw 100: "Fundamental Recovery" for Some
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Survey: Law Firms Must Change, But Don't Know How
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
Everyone knows BigLaw life in the big city is intense, but could a move to a smaller market actually make it enjoyable? Today we welcome to the blog Len Gray, president and co-founder of inlaw.me. He’s here to share with you...more
Why do the costs of defending securities class actions continue to increase? Because of my writing on the subject) I’m asked about the issue a lot. My answer has evolved from blaming biglaw economics – a combination of...more
Nashville, TN. It is time to put down the broad brush used to paint BigLaw as inefficient and out of touch. At least for me, that is the big takeaway from the 2014 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)...more
Law firms across the country once again are visiting law school campuses to interview students for much sought after summer associate or entry-level positions. A lot of time and effort will be devoted to this process, and...more
The initial two paragraphs of Richard Susskind’s newest book, Tomorrow’s Lawyers, are perhaps the boldest and most confident of any commentator currently writing on the legal industry:
This book is a short introduction...more
July 22, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Casey Sullivan, reporter at Reuters, talks with Lee Pacchia about Bingham McCutchen's recent efforts to merge with another large law firm. According to Sullivan, the Boston based firm has made...more
June 27, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Joseph Andrew, Global Chair at Dentons, talks with Lee Pacchia about his firm's decision to stop reporting Profits Per Equity Partner to media organizations tracking and ranking the financial...more
June 27, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about the drivers of success in many law firms that are thriving in a challenging market, including traditional...more
Summer recruiting programs are underway at most big law firms. Here’s how summer clerks can learn the most and maximize the odds of getting an employment offer when the summer ends.
• Make the most of mentors. Most...more
I read with great interest Sir Nigel Knowles’ article in The Lawyer, a publication concentrated on the UK legal market, entitled “The end of the legal market as we know it is nigh”....more
June 3, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Aric Press, editor-in-chief at ALM, talks with Lee Pacchia about a recent survey released by The American Lawyer that shows large law firms struggling to recruit black lawyers and promote them to...more
Pro bono has come a long way in the last decade or two. More and more law firms have effective, structured pro bono programs, and many corporate legal departments either have pro bono programs or are working on developing...more
Law firm partners have a curious approach to addressing client needs. Imagine a crowded subway car in which a General Counsel is sitting comfortably while a Biglaw partner stands next to him. When the train lurches, the...more
What Ails Big Law?” was written in the early summer of 2009, shortly after the completion of FutureFirm 1.0 — a “collaborative competition” in which teams of law firm partners, in-house lawyers, and junior associates competed...more
Mar. 12, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recent spate of charges filed against former leaders of defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf and what they mean...more
The rules have changed.
Law firm partners worldwide reached professional maturity in a much simpler world: One delivered a quality work product and everything else fell into place. Clients were satisfied, lawyers were...more
As was anticipated in light of the intensified focus upon internships over three years ago, the next stage was a spate of high-profile lawsuits by unpaid or allegedly-underpaid interns under the federal Fair Labor Standards...more
Target Corp.’s data breach has been big news this holiday season, with as many as 40 million holiday shoppers across the nation exposed to potential credit and debit card fraud. According to the Identity Theft Resource...more
What will be the top priority for law firms in 2014? The answer depends on whom you ask, of course – and, for our Firm Leadership series, we put the question to chief marketing officers at law firms publishing on JD Supra...more
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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