From Biglaw to Boutique Law-How to Downsize Your Career and Increase your Career Satisfaction

Josh Rissmiller, is now a partner at a corporate boutique in Boston.  But he started his legal career at one of the top firms in New York and lateraled to an international firm in Boston.  What was it like to leave a large firm, what did he gain by starting out as an associate at a big New York firm and how is his life different (and better) at a boutique.

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“Danger, Will Robinson!”–Baby Boomers About To Retire En Masse

I mentioned in an earlier blog the huge opportunities and challenges facing law firms with the impending baby boomer exodus from the leadership ranks. I thought I would expand on that theme here. That’s right, you heard me–the long-standing complaint among senior associates and junior partners that they have no role in leading firms is … Read more

Is Less Equity Such a Bad Thing?

Law.com reports on a recent study released by Citigroup Private Bank. The study suggests that rising law firm expenses (higher associate salaries and rents) will create upward pressure on billable hours and downward movement on the number of partners who are invited into the equity ranks. One law firm consultant quoted in the article seems … Read more

Are You an Employee or an Entrepreneur?

I’ve had several conversations this week with senior associates who really understand business development. While neither is an equity partner, both bring in several hundred thousand dollars in fees to their firms. (i.e. as originations.) Both are interested in exploring a lateral move. What was interesting was that both of these lawyers still chose to … Read more