Letter from Latin America

April is the cruelest Latin America month. This month has taken and is taking me to Santiago, Chile, Bogota, Colombia, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, traveling with Adam Smith, Esq.’s Director in Latin America, Antonio Leal Holguin. (Antonio splits his time between Santiago...

Question of the Month: What are law firms selling?

You know what to do. Take it away, Readers!   What are law firms selling? Impartial description of potential risks, free of opinion or recommendation; it's the client's to decide Pursuing the client's stated aims--litigation victories or profitable corporate...

The Law That Will Bite You Every Time

My favorite law in the whole world is the Law of Unintended Consequences.  I suspect I’m so fond of it because it’s intrinsically perverse, it smotes the smartest people (maybe especially the smartest people), it’s of universal applicability, and it shouldn’t be that...

The Use & Abuse of Words

John Adams notably wrote that “facts are stubborn things.”  Words, however, can be fluid, flexible, and subject at times to arbitrary diktat.  This last sense was famously expressed in Alice in Wonderland  “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather...

Leopard Solutions’ Annual Competitive Analysis

Our good friends at Leopard Solutions have just come out with their annual recap of the law firm competitive landscape.  If you don’t know Leopard, they have one of the most rigorously researched and scrupulously maintained databases there is to be had on a rich...
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