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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Innovation and operations in legal services

Catherine’s contribution on Innovation and operations in legal services deserves wide readership because of its focus on collaboration and co-creation and reporting on the SOLID conference last month. 

Innovation in legal services is a team sport in an ever-growing league, with a terrific roster of players, coaches, owners, scouts, and commentators. Yet we don’t compete; we share and collaborate. The Cowen Group’s Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) has become an energetic gathering for counsel to stay at the top of their game.

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Remaking News of the Week: Bill Henderson on Microsoft and Innovation

In July 2017 David Howard, a senior Microsoft general counsel announced “Microsoft’s New Strategic Partner Program.

In an important post on Legal Evolution last month, Bill Henderson,  Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, explains the rationale, mechanics and high hopes for this initiative.

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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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Launch of ConRad, new US law company

Earlier this week I was delighted to learn that two members of Dialogue community have teamed to launch ConRad, a new US law company. Congratulations Peter Carayiannis (the Con) and Alex Hamilton (the Rad)!

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Do clients prefer lawyers who are hedgehogs or foxes?

Ken Grady leads today with his intriguingly titled post: Do clients prefer lawyers who are hedgehogs or foxes? Refresh your memory about Archilochus, the Greek lyric poet (c. 680-c. 645 BC), famous for his poetry fragment: “The fox knows many things; the hedgehog one big thing” – Πόλλ᾽ οἶδ᾽ ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ’ ἐχῖνος ἕν μέγα – and immerse yourself in addressing this profound question.

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