More for less is more than a slogan

Mark Cohen’s More for less is much more than a slogan explores one of several economic opportunities and cultural challenges facing BigLaw business model firms.

Business is about doing more with less. This is its mantra since the global financial crisis. Tech-enabled, data and process-driven upstarts have unseated a pan-industry array of incumbents and ushered in the digital age. Optimization of customer access, satisfaction, and value are common denominators among the disruptors.

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Leading thoughts curated by Stephen J. McGarry

Leading thoughts curated by Stephen J. McGarry brings Stephen’s 2019 Leaders in Legal Business to the attention of Dialogue subscribers. The 250 page flipbook is written by 40 leading authors under six main themes, making this a handy, up-to-date and accessible compendium.

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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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