Kaizen Comes to The City

A few days ago I had a chance to catch up with my friend Alex Hamilton, now at radiant.law.  (I knew Alex in his previous position as a Latham partner and wrote about his efforts behind Latham’s online “Capture” tool for clients.)  I...

What Makes a Great Managing Partner

I had occasion recently to reflect on the situation facing a fair number of firms who have managing partners (or chairs, or CEO’s, whatever their titles) who have held the post for a relatively long time and where there is, to the outward eye at least, no heir...

Who’s Demanding Now?

A couple of weeks ago the always perspicacious and often contrarian Alex Novarese of LegalWeek used the occasion of his regular column to opine “Not so demanding–clients aren’t pushing the legal industry forward.” This was swiftly followed by...

First Associates, Then Non-Equities, Next….

What’s going on at Reed Smith? Less than a week ago, they announced a roughly 20% cut in first-year associate salaries and hourly billing rates for the 50-odd lawyers joining the firm in January 2010. Here’s what they had to say about it (emphasis...

Hogan & Hartson/Lovells?

Hogan & Hartson/Lovells? As amply reported (Legal Week, The National Law Journal, The Lawyer), the firms are in merger talks and, since no one is remotely denying the reports, we can only assume it’s all quite for real. We’ll get to what we think it...
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