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Happy Birthday, Adam Smith!

Born June 5, 1723, Kirkcaldy, Scotland: Died Edinburgh July 17, 1790, age 67. Of course few things are quite that simple.  June 5 was the date his baptism was recorded at Kirkcaldy church, so his actual birthday was almost surely a bit earlier; but custom and...

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The War for Talent Gets Teeth

Copious has been the coverage around Freshfields’ revised lockstep--for example, The Lawyer’s “Be careful what you wish for: First round of Freshfields partners hit by lockstep reform.”  It turns out that no matter how resounding the endorsement of the partners for...

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Letter from London

Our custom after trips of some substance is to report back to readers in the form of a “Letter From ____,” and since I spent all of last week in my Second Favorite City in the World, here you have it. Logistics and context I had 21 meetings in four days with a mix of...

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Memorial Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly.

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