My Podcast with ABA’s “Legal Rebels”

This was recorded somewhat earlier this year.  It’s always nerve-wracking to wonder how one is going to sound, but my opinion is not the one that matters.  Yours...

Litigation Boutiques Have Issues, Too

Over the past year or two, we’ve been working with what struck us as a high number of litigation boutiques, and we decided to pause and gather our thoughts for, we can always hope, the benefit of a wider audience. Semantics first:  By “litigation boutique,” if it’s...

Do Open Legal Markets Spur Innovation?

The following article is reprinted by kind permission of Thomson Reuters, where it first appeared in their Forum magazine. It was written by Antonio Leal Holguin, Director, Adam Smith, Esq. The Colombian case. Twenty years ago, Colombian lawyers were still artisans....

What Do the AmLaw Numbers Really Show?

With the kind permission of Thomson Reuters, I republish the following article which appears in the most recent edition of their Forum magazine. What are we to make of the recently released 2016 AmLaw 100 numbers?  “Rather impressive,” as AmLaw put it in their May...

Letter from Toronto

Most readers are familiar with our habit of writing a “letter from…” when we have spent some time in a particular market.  We spent last week in Toronto among other things delivering the keynote and moderating breakout sessions at the annual meeting of Interlex, an...

The Decline of Litigation? Part 2

We haven’t talked yet about realization.  Shall we? The first time I saw this chart, it hit me between the eyes; your reaction may be similar.  In a nutshell: Even if litigation “demand” is more or less steady, what about revenue to law firms from that demand? In...
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