Law Firms


Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015

The pressures on the mid-tier law firms represented in the Amlaw 200 continue: “If 2015 was a slow year for top 100 U.S. law firms, it was an even worse year for the next level…




Is $5,000 an Hour Next?

Forget $1,000 an hour or $2,000 an hour – how about $5,000 an hour? “The bull market in high-end work makes hourly rates defy gravity. The dramatic increase in clients’ need for complex and bet-the-company…


A Take on the 2016 AmLaw 100

Bruce MacEwen gives his take on the 2016 AmLaw 100: “Compared to what we were once used to, BigLaw’s 2015 financial results can pithily be described as “crummy”—at least as reported in the just-released 2016…


How Working In-house Differs From Private Practice

Want to learn about the differences between working in-house and in private practice? Read a recent guest blog at the Association of Corporate Counsel by Jay Atkinson (Leidos Inc.), Danielle Carter (Smiths Group) and Sharla Toller…


Lawyers Attack Rivals in TV Ads

TGIF! Of course, many will say that this is another sign of the decline of the profession.  But just imagine if you had two Biglaw firms battling it out on the airwaves over which was…


GC Wants Cultish Devotion from Outside Counsel

Ben Garren, General Counsel for North America for Coca-Cola, is serious about his company – and he wants his law firms to feel the same way: ““We’re very cult-like at the Coca-Cola Company,” Garren said at…


What commercial clients want from their lawyer

The perspective of Brett McAnulty, General Counsel for TVNZ on what companies want from their lawyers: “The relationship between external and in-house counsel has changed remarkably in the last ten years….So how does TVNZ engage with external…