Gibson Dunn has announced that it is adopting a two tier partnership. I predict that in the next ten years, law firms will follow the lead of the large accounting firms and insert several new steps between associate and partner. In many ways, it makes no sense for a large organization to have so few … Read more
Ward Bower of Altman Weil doesn’t see this happening any time soon.
It seems obvious that good teamwork can affect the quality of professional services. New research by Harvard Business School shows that surgeons who work in more than one hospital have better outcomes in facilities that demonstrate a higher level of teamwork. Could the same be true for lawyers and law firms? Career lesson: choose a … Read more
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It is much easier to see a return from business development activities than from marketing activities. After all, no one is going to hire you just because you were quoted in the New York Times, wrote an article for a trade association publication or spoke at a client seminar. But marketing activities play an important … Read more
We have come a very long way since lawyers first embraced direct mail marketing. Websites are almost ubiquitous (or at least the absence of a website probably sends the message that a law firm is behind the times.) E-mail marketing is now being widely used by major law firms to supplement (or in some cases … Read more
My Career Audit for Associates is now available on the BCG website. This is a tool I created to help law firm associates evaluate what they like and dislike about their present firm. It is not meant to be a substitute for career counseling. Rather, it is a quick way to take stock in your … Read more
An article appeared in the WSJ on why 50.3% of all managers and professionals are female but women still comprise fewer than 2% of Fortune 1000 CEOs and just 7.9% of Fortune 500 top earners. Carol Hymowitz of the WSJ reports that Catalyst (a women’s leadership organization) analyzed more than 40 studies of men and … Read more
A blogger reminds us (check 10/15/05 post) that face time is an important part of developing your client relationships .