Growth is Dead: Part 8-Now What?

If you’ve traveled this far in this series, you may be wondering what I think you actually ought to do. Recognizing that diagnosis is eaiser than prescription, the remaininig installments—starting with this one—will try to address that. One other caveat: Not all...

Allen & Overy’s Annual Review: Compared to Yours?

From Allen & Overy’s 2011 Annual Review, which I happened to pick up in a visit to one of their offices last week, come some thoughtful essays you wouldn’t expect to find were it the usual firm’s “higher, faster, bigger, stronger, better,...

Invitation to Take Law Firm Business Practices Survey

Adam Smith, Esq. and David Freeman Consulting Group are teaming up to conduct a unique survey of the legal profession’s business practices that you might find extremely valuable. If you’re reading Adam Smith, Esq., we don’t need to tell you that law...

Business Strategy & Client Development Seminar in Sao Paulo

Attentive readers will know that I’m in Sao Paulo this week, where the talk of the town (well, at least the talk of The Bar) is this story which was reported yesterday morning in The Latin Lawyer: Any affiliations between international and Brazilian law firms...

A Brand Is a Promise

A perennial question, not susceptible to any definitive resolution, is the classic, “Do you hire the lawyer or the law firm?”  I actually think this is one of those too-cute-by-half semantic tricks designed to inveigle the unwary into Talmudic debates...
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