A not so rosy take on US BigLaw 2018 performance

A not so rosy take on US BigLaw 2018 performance is Mark Cohen’s myth-busting analysis of the 2019 Citi Hildebrandt Client Advisory annual survey of US law firm fiscal performance.

Mark opens by observing ‘The most recent Citi Report drew considerable industry attention following its release in December, suggesting the opening sentence of the Executive Summary is the likely reason: “The US law firm industry is enjoying its strongest growth in almost a decade”.

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Ron Friedmann’s highlights from the Altman Weil CLO 2018 survey

This post covers regular contributor Ron Friedmann’s highlights of the annual Altman Weil CLO Survey.

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Remaking News of the Week: Adam Smith Esq on BigLaw leadership

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The one with the board game

In The one with the board game Brian Inkster makes a welcome return to Dialogue on Remaking Law Firms reporting on a recent conference on a topics that’s not all that common today, the human elements involved in running a law practice. With all the tech buzz, one may be forgiven for forgetting that law is still first and foremost a people business. Thank you Brian!  

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Law firm innovation takes more than talk

In Law firm innovation takes more than talk, Ron Friedmann writes the legal market remains abuzz with innovation talk and articles, but absent from that discussion is assessing the impact of innovation. I explain here the innovation buzz and assess its current state and impact.

Assessing it turns out to be hard, so I include a case study of Ogletree Deakins to illustrate one innovation approach.

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Remaking News of the Week: Some BigLaw firms are becoming platforms

In today’s Remaking News of the Week, I feature Some BigLaw firms are becoming platforms, a premonitory piece by Joel Barolsky.

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