“Modern” = “Dumbing Down?”

A trend emerging, I believe, from the competitive landscape is that the AmLaw 100 are "pulling away," competitively, from the AmLaw 101-200.   So when a star among the "second 100," like Boies-Schiller, misses a calendar deadline that goes all...

Human Capital Management

The Holy Grail of assembling the most potent and effective team for a client matter is, simply put, to have the right people in the right place at the right time.  Wal-Mart (and other companies like Toyota) have achieved this with inventory and supplies; what...

The Past 50 Years in a Nutshell

"The Industrialization of the Law Firm" is the ambitious, but fair, title of a piece by A. Harrison Barnes, Esq., founder of BCG Search.  His conclusion?:  "Today’s law firm environment is, in a sense, now being controlled by Adam...

EDD: Look Who’s Not Coming to Dinner

Electronic Data Discovery may, according to this piece, harbor a rich, hidden revenue and profit opportunity for firms—just bring the capability to perform EDD in-house. Would that it were so simple.  My instincts to reject grafting this foreign body into a...

“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...
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