Practice Group Management: What’s Not to Like?

If you think practice group management is a fad that will run its course, you should read this piece by Patrick McKenna.  [Patrick is a well-known expert on strategy and practice management and, among other things, co-author with David Maister of "First...

The Care and Feeding of Laterals

To risk stating the obvious, a major downside of acquiring powerful lateral partners or small groups thereof is that they will not stay.  Now The American Lawyer has a piece covering the story of same over the past five years or so, complete with a helpful and...

Four Powerful New Capabilities: Adapt or….

Yesterday’s post about the Hildebrandt/Citigroup annual 2004 recap said nothing about a topic they dwelt on which I deemed sufficiently distinct and newsworthy in itself to merit separate commentary. Specifically, they cited four developments in firm structure...

2004 in Review and a Wild Card for 2005

Hildebrandt and The Law Firm Group of the Citigroup Private Bank, with help from Baker-Robbins, are out with their 2004 year-in-review together with some prognostications for 2005.  The New York Times, in its wisdom, headlined the story, "Partnerships More...

How Profitable Is Our Group? Who Cares!

Now that we all have religion about organizing firms by practice groups (well, most of us, anyway), the next logical question is, to paraphrase Ed Koch, "How are we doin’?"  In other words, which practice groups are the strong economic engines...

The Blawgosphere as Distributed Intelligence

A fellow new to me, one Bruce Marcus (a self-described former Upper West Sider, I hasten to add, as well as someone with an enviable first name), alerted me to a post of his about the impact of legal blogs: "Aside from political blogs, few areas have produced...
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