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...

“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"...

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...

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...

Comings & Goings

The American Lawyer has an article recapping partner "arrivals" (read: lateral hires) and "departures" (can you say, "Brobeck?") over more or less the past year, and the results, while fodder for gossip, are not susceptible to rigorous...
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