Tae Hea Nahm Talks w/ @HsuUntied About His Transition from Law Firm Partner to Venture Capitalist
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How This Investment Firm Hopes to Revolutionize Litigation in America
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Similarities in Diversity between a Law Firm’s Culture and a Clinical Trial
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
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
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I remember meeting with Lisa, a young partner in my old law firm, She wanted career planning advice from me. I...more
Your Highest Priority is also Your Greatest Challenge
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The talks to settle the war in Vietnam were stalled for five months while the participants negotiated the shape of the table at which talks would occur. Five months!! I wonder how many mothers lost their sons during that five...more
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Chart a course and measure progress.
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Will your law firm be a saleable asset, or just ride off into the sunset with you one day?
For lawyers who figure it out, selling their law practice is a great retirement strategy....more
It is that season again, just as it is every year. Everywhere around us, miracles will be occurring. All we have to do is open our eyes to see.
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Today, my special guest is Tae Hea Nahm, former partner at Wilson Sonsini and Venture Law Group, and one of the founding Managing Directors at Storm Ventures. Going from a law firm partner to a venture capitalist is not an...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
So you’re thinking about diving into the election for Managing Partner, eh?
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Simple Tips for a Less Stressful Lawyer Life: A former lawyers shares a few tips to keep you from overwork and attorney burnout. (Leaving the Law)...more
We have changed.
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Oct. 30, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Ralph Sutton, Chief Investment Officer at Bentham IMF, talks with Lee Pacchia about the business of funding small to medium-sized plaintiffs in commercial and patent litigation around the world....more
When doctors and lawyers get sideways with their business partners, they might dispute whether one or more of them are really “employees.” In a recent case, an anesthesiologist alleged disability and sex discrimination. To...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
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October is Pro Bono Month in many states, including Massachusetts, New York, Michigan, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Indiana, Tennessee, and Alabama. The ABA has created an annual weeklong National Pro Bono...more
In recent years, as client fee pressure has increased and client loyalty has decreased, law firms are investing significant time and money in business development programs. Some partners receive training to dust off selling...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
A California District Court recently held that a bankruptcy trustee could not claim a property interest in the hourly fee matters pending at the now-dissolved Heller Ehrman LLP law firm. This June California decision was...more
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This report, which was submitted on behalf of the New York City Bar Association by its Committee on Taxation of Business Entities, proposes new guidance, relating to the treatment of certain partners as employees for federal...more
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