MacEwen: Partners Can't Really be Entrepreneurial
Zimmermann: Law Firm Partner Layoffs Should Be Routine
How the billable hour hurts women
Mother-at-Law: Cravath's First Female Partner
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
Nov. 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- This year has been a "long slog" for most major law firms, with revenues and profits rising modestly, if at all, law firm consultant Bruce MacEwen tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia. Two aspects of...more
Just because you say it, doesn’t make it true. Your law firm is a business, so in that sense every lawyer is an entrepreneur.
Originally posted in The National Law Journal on July 15, 2013....more
Law firms have a problem: growth is at a standstill or shrinking, reducing lawyers' income and compromising partners' profits. Many firms believe they have a solution: slash costs and inject revenue. They fire secretaries,...more
July 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Strong law firms routinely lay off partners, having adopted the General Electric model of annually dismissing those individuals who are under-performing
their colleagues, law firm consultant Kent...more
My partner Nicole Auerbach, proud owner of a middle office, recounts the lessons learned when she voluntarily gave up her corner office, and also those from some other risks she’s taken along the way. This is her story, as...more
In our last few posts, we’ve been discussing topics and insights that arose in a recent Managing Partners Forum sponsored by Edge International. One concern the MPs cited as a major area of management concern was:...more
This post continues an ongoing series deriving from discussions by a group of leaders of small and medium-sized firms at a Managing Partners Forum recently sponsored by Edge International. This group of MPs report that daily...more
In our last post, we described the almost overwhelming variety of issues reported by firm leaders attending an Edge International-sponsored Managing Partners’ Forum, and we promised a more granular look at several of the...more
Nicole Auerbach, partner at Valorem Law Group, discusses the pay disparity between women and men equity partners in law firms. Although women make up more than half of law school graduates (since the early 1990's) the...more
May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Back in the Mad Men days -- 1964, to be precise -- there were hardly any female lawyers at major NY firms. That's when Christine Beshar joined prestigious white-shoe firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She...more
April 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- Revenues and profits on average rose in the low single digits at the nation's 100 highest-grossing law firms in 2012, sparking a "fundamental recovery," Robin Sparkman, editor-in-chief of American...more
April 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- A substantial percentage of the nation's largest law firms enter the sixth year of the Great Recession "badly weakened," and more firms are expected to fail, according to law firm consultant Kent...more
April 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- A survey of the readers of the Adam Smith, Esq. law firm management blog has found that there is widespread agreement that law firms have to change their fundamental business models, consultant...more
According to the National Association of Women Lawyers, in an article at law.com, women today constitute just 15% of equity partners in AmLaw 200 law firms.
Set aside for a moment any considerations of fairness or gender...more