“Knowledge Counsel Forum” Recap: One Man’s View

Thanks to the good folks at Baker Robbins & Co., I was able to guest-blog the Knowledge Counsel Forum here in New York this past Thursday and Friday, October 28 and 29.  Rather than act as a virtual transcriber of the mountain of information presented, I will...

The Global 100 (2004) & US Dominance: What Up?

The Global 100 for 2004 is out, courtesy of our friends at The American Lawyer.  First, the chart of revenue by rank: This has what statisticians call "a long tail"—and this is only the top 100 firms, recall; imagine what it would look like for...

“Secondment” Should Not Be Greek To You

If you’re not familiar with "secondment," a British-derived military term for temporarily transferring someone from one regiment to another, the time is nigh.  In law-land, the context in which it matters is firms "loaning" partners or...

This and a Metrocard Will Get You on the Subway

Just in over the email transom is the following prognostication about the general health of law firms courtesy of Hildebrandt International: In our annual report for 2004, we forecasted a strong year for the legal profession. As we enter the fourth quarter, we...

Of RFP’s, Profit Margins, and Demand & Supply

Elaborating on the immediately previous post, the curve on the graphic is…[drum-roll, please]—a demand curve, our Econ. 101 friend.  (High $$$ price means little demand ["bet the company"], low price means high demand...

For Whom Does Outsourcing Toll?

Inflamed election-year rhetoric aside, outsourcing has arrived.  According to Forrester Research, just over 40,000 lawyer jobs will be sourced abroad by 2015 (about 8% of total projected lawyer employment).  Financial services and IT shops recognized the...
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