“Agile Working” and Office Design

Having spent last week in London, where every firm worthy of its PR news feed has at least mentioned “agile working,” it’s worth spending a few moments reflecting on what’s behind that shorthand. The phrase clearly embraces the notion of being able to work (well,...

Change is neither good nor bad: It is

With this, his inaugural column, it is my great pleasure to introduce to our readers and clients Doug Caddell, who is formally joining Adam Smith, Esq. as a senior advisor (see the About Us page for more on Doug’s distinguished background). Doug brings over...

“ReInvent Law:” Real or Memorex?

For years, there was a prominent, and ultimately iconic, billboard in Times Square advertising the Memorex brand of recording tape, displaying an image of a stoner being  blasted back in his chair by music coming from, presumably, a Memorex tape.  Since recording tape...

Competence without comprehension

June 23 was the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, and I was delinquent not to have written about him closer to the date, but I was searching (excuses, excuses) for the appropriate BigLaw hook. Google took the occasion to honor him with one of their famous “Google...

“Software Is Eating the World”

A couple of weeks ago, Marc Andreessen wrote in The Wall Street Journal a provocative piece called “Why Software is Eating the World.”  Among the observations he makes are: My own theory is that we are in the middle of a dramatic and broad...
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