Promising Times or Perilous Ones?

LegalWeek has released their annual “UK Top 50″ ranking and it paints a rosy picture of strong revenue and profit growth in the teeth of global economic headwinds.  Specifically: Total revenue of the Top 50 hit £12.96-billion (US$20.25-billion) This was a...

The Incumbent’s Dilemma

Let me line up side by side for you some very current perspectives on the larger issues facing BigLaw. The impressively thoughtful (and articulate) Dr.. George Beaton wrote less than a month ago, in Without re-invention firms’ profits will plunge in line with...

The Cocktail Trolleys

I doubt many of you, gentle readers, follow David Carr, who writes the Media Equation column for the Monday Business section of The New York Times, but I commend him to you as an enlightened, thoughtful, and experienced observer at the intersection of media,...

The FT’s Second Annual Innovative Lawyers/US Awards

Last week I had the privilege of attending the unveiling of the Financial Times US Innovative Lawyers 2011 awards here in town. This is an award they’ve been doing in the UK for many years, and I was glad to see it imported across the pond; this was Year 2 of...

Experimentation Comes to Law Land! (One Can Only Hope)

I suppose when we’re quoted in The Wall Street  Journal it’s worth writing about. So it was with a combination of pleasure and surprise that I opened this morning’s browser tabs to find this piece talking about law schools beginning to...

“Wait and [Never] See”

Last week I wrote about innovation and how the early adopters can gain sustainable competitive advantage. This week is something of a follow-on, albeit one motivated more by recent personal events than frankly by brilliant editorial planning in advance. The variation...
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