The Check is in the Mail

Q:  Why didn’t Pennie & Edmonds merge with Jones-Day rather than dissolving outright?  Client conflicts?  Cultural friction?  Compensation disparities? A:  None of the above.  Chalk it up to accrual...

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...

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...
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