Glenn Gould, Bach and the beauty of flat teams

Glenn Gould, Bach and the beauty of flat teams introduces Eric Fiszelson as the latest Contributor to join The Dialogue on Remaking Law Firms. With Eva and HansEric strengthens our European contingent. We’ll all benefit from Eric’s Gallic cultural flair. 

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Nothing You Can Say On Diversity

Nothing You Can Say Can Cause Me To Retain You remains among the most important blog posts for understanding the corporate legal market. Mark Hermann, self-styled curmudgeon and then Chief Counsel – Litigation and Global Chief Compliance Officer at Aon, expertly expounds on why he is loath to add new law firms: He already has really good lawyers.

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K&L Gates is a first mover with full-time client development professionals

K&L Gates is a first mover with full-time client development professionals is a Q&A between K&L Gates Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Berardi, and John Grimley, a regular Contributor to The Dialogue. The interview explains why and how K&L Gates is leading the way with full-time client development professionals. 

In March 2017, international BigLaw firm K&L Gates established a client-facing business development initiative staffed by full-time client development professionals. In The Dialogue on Remaking Law Firms’ continuing coverage of the development of sales practices (used up until now largely by Big4 firms) within BigLaw firms, Jeff Berardi and John Grimley explore this initiative.

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Why crofting is so important to law firms

I wrote Why crofting is so important to law firms a couple years ago after Brian Inkster and I met online. Both of Scottish descent, we had much in common from the get-go.

Why crofting is so important to law firms is not a spoof or a piece of trivia. It’s a serious message to all BigLaw business model firms and a tribute to the mercurial Brian at the same time. This post is written for practising attorneys, not just those with Scottish or Irish blood.

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First steps in launching new practice models in #BigLaw firms

First steps in launching new practice models in #BigLaw firms sees Josh Kubicki return to The Dialogue with an introduction to Bold Duck Studio. I don’t usually publish anything smacking of promotion, but First steps in launching new practice models in #BigLaw firms is dead-centre about helping traditional #BigLaw business model firms remake themselves. Don’t miss Josh’s message – and may I suggest spread the word about Bold Duck Studio.

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Remaking News of the Week: The fearless Adam Smith Esq

Remaking News of the Week features the fearless Adam Smith Esq (aka Bruce MacEwen of New York). I say ‘fearless’ because he describes (many/some of) the BigLaw leaders with whom he converses as being ‘deluded on stilts’. Decide for yourself.

I say ‘fearless’ because he describes (many/some of) the BigLaw leaders with whom he converses as being ‘deluded on stilts’. The single most frequent response to this question Bruce hears, “Well, no one, really.”

Decide for yourself.

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