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...

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...

February 2018 Question of the Month: Origination Is ____?

You know what to do!  Please use the comments box at the bottom for any additional thoughts or observations.   The most accurate way to characterize origination credit is: A necessary and proper economic incentive for business development A just and fair...

The 2018 Thomson Reuters/Georgetown Report on Law Land

Our friends at Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute asked us if we might share some thoughts with them on this year’s always enlightening and probing Report on the State of the Legal Market and they published our reflections a few days ago. We are delighted...

Is BigLaw One Business, or Two?

I’m coming to the conclusion that BigLaw is not one business, but two different businesses.  Some firms (a minority) are in one business, but most firms are in another business entirely. Note what I am not saying:  I’m not saying some firms have one business model and...
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