Another big merger is underway in the Boston legal community. Is the mid-sized firm showing further signs of weakening? From Law.Com: “Edwards & Angell is joining forces with Palmer & Dodge, another New England law firm known for strengths in intellectual property and finance. The two firms set a Nov. 1 target date to complete … Read more
Ellen Ostrow, a career consultant in D.C. who does a lot of work with lawyers, publishes a career newsletter that is very good. You can read her archive on her website and subscribe for free for future issues. The latest issue has a very good article on delegating. I didn’t see the newsletter on delegating … Read more
I recently published a career audit tool for law firm associates. You can link to this tool on the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly website. It is an exercise for any associate who wants to think more critically about their experience at their law firm. For partners who are interested, I have also created a similar tool. … Read more
Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios & Halley has come to Boston. This is the second time in a year that a Maine law firm has opened in the Boston market. Their business strategy sounds similar to that of a number of other mid-sized firms (mainly NH firms) who have come into Boston. The plan is to … Read more
Could the salary wars be starting again? In Silicon Valley that seems to be the case. My prediction: within 6 months, Boston firms will follow suit.