Remaking News of the Week: Harvard’s latest case study

Today’s Remaking News of the Week: Harvard’s latest case study reports on Lexoo, a NewLaw business legal services provider, and latest in a long line of law-related enterprises studied by Harvard academics.

As far as I can judge David Maister wrote Harvard Business School’s first case study on a law firm in 1983, Bennett, Strang & Farris. David was the trail-blazer of a treasure trove of work on the economics, strategy, culture and evolution of law firms and the legal services industry.   

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Jordan Furlong on Collaboration (Part 1)

Regular Dialogue contributor, Jordan Furlong, penned two outstanding posts on collaboration in March 2019. I am pleased to give both more airtime given the shibboleths and taboos Jordan is outing. Jordan’s first is published on Dialogue today as Jordan Furlong on Collaboration (Part 1).

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Law’s Emerging Elite: Enterprise Legal Service Providers, Part 3

Parts 1 and 2 of Mark Cohen’s Law’s Emerging Elite: Enterprise Legal Service Providers were published on Dialogue earlier in April. Today’s Part 3 concludes the series. I predict Mark’s essay will go down as a defining moment of insight into the transformation of business models on the supply-side of legal services.
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Remaking News of the Week: Explaining Elevate’s recent acquisitions

In Remaking News of the Week: Explaining Elevate’s recent acquisitions I draw attention the march of Elevate Services as Liam Brown and his merry team build out what is arguably the world’s leading law company.

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Law’s Emerging Elite: Enterprise Legal Service Providers, Part 2

The first article in this three-part series introduced enterprise legal service providers (ELSP’s), proclaiming their entitlement to the “elite” status accorded a cadre of brand-differentiated traditional partnership model firms. This essay analyzes in greater depth the emergent, transformative, and impactful role that enterprise legal service providers play in the global legal marketplace. This is Part 2 of Mark’s three-part series, with the third to follow on the Dialogue. .  

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Law’s Emerging Elite: Enterprise Legal Service Providers, Part 1

Mark Cohen takes another look at so-called ‘ALSPs’ in his recent Forbes piece, Law’s Emerging Elite: Enterprise Legal Service Providers. I have not-a-little licence in styling the elite law firms of the world as ‘alternative’. But, Mark’s point is just this: A handful of elite firms doing the biggest, most complex, bet-the-farm work are now starting to put daylight between themselves and the rest. In the not too distant future, it’s not unimaginable that the ‘elite’ will be the ‘alternatives’ – just much, more profitable.  This post is Part 1 of 3, with the others to follow on the Dialogue. 

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