The Decline of Litigation?: Part 1

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about litigation. It’s been one of the two major locomotives driving revenue and profit for BigLaw for the past 50 years or so–the other being transactional or corporate work–and has customarily provided 25–60%... read more +

Your Infrastructure for 2014

In September 2003, Venable moved its Washington office, with nearly 500 employees, over the course of two weekends.  The story of the move, from the IT department’s perspective, has now been told. More interesting than the technical logistics of the... read more +

you too could be a rainmaker

Born or made?  Saying some partners are better at generating business than others is platitudinous:  But now some firms are actually trying to do something about it, by hiring sales trainers.  Forgive me, I meant to say, "executive... read more +

“Common Sense” & Copyright Law?

Professor Lawrence Lessig, the Stanford Law professor, has published a new book, Free Culture, reviewed by John Swartz of The New York Times. Although I haven’t read it yet (but I will), Lessig argues that it’s time for a "clean sheet"... read more +

Your 21st Century Phone System

Information Week has a cover story on “Voice over IP [Internet Protocol]” phone systems, which delivers the message that initially-skeptical early adopters of this new way to handle your phone infrastructure are the strongest evangelizers of all, with... read more +

The Economist on “International Law Firms”

The Economist magazine has a characteristically lucid—and characteristically opinionated—special section in the issue of 26 Feb 2004 entitled "International Law Firms," and posing the question: "Is it time to abandon the idea of assembling a... read more +

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