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Going In-House: What Law Firm Partners Need to Understand

Going In-House: What Law Firm Partners Need to Understand

General counsel roles are often looked at as the “holy grail” in a lawyer’s career. These roles are finite—and tend to be highly desirable and extremely competitive. Organizations in need of a GC can often be picky, looking not only for previous in-house, industry and management experience but also the right cultural fit. When a […]

What Does It Mean to Develop Your Personal Brand?

What Does It Mean to Develop Your Personal Brand?

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural New York City event for She Breaks the Law, a network of women leaders founded by Priya Lele, Christie Guimond and Nicky Leijtens. The group brings together women in the legal industry who are “breaking the mould and challenging the norm in the world of […]

5 Keys to an Effective Law Firm Divorce. Being Smart When the Thrill Is Gone

5 Keys to an Effective Law Firm Divorce. Being Smart When the Thrill Is Gone

“A discord of personalities” sometimes describes the genesis for marital divorce. It also can be an apt way to explain law firm break-ups when partners decide to go their separate ways. Although law firm break-ups happen regularly, the low level of publicity surrounding most can be due to partners acting rationally even though they can’t […]

Business Lawyers for Business People.

Business Lawyers for Business People.

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick Gather Momentum and Carve a Unique Path Forward. Assembling a Dream Team of Business Lawyers Nearly three years ago Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick opened its doors, after integrating three longstanding Southern California practice groups into one firm, bringing together a talented group of experienced attorneys under one umbrella. But […]

High-Pressure Selling vs. Dignified Marketing Depends on How You Use the Three Cons

High-Pressure Selling vs. Dignified Marketing Depends on How You Use the Three Cons

Lawyers often ask me to explain how selling-based marketing differs from Education-Based Marketing. I point out the standard differences about giving prospects what they want, information and advice—and removing what they don’t want, a sales pitch. But the fine points of Education-Based Marketing go much deeper. You and I, as consumers, want people to respect […]

8 Key Law Firm Strategy Takeaways. From the #LMA19 National Conference.

8 Key Law Firm Strategy Takeaways. From the #LMA19 National Conference.

The Legal Marketing Association’s National Conference was held in Atlanta recently; over 1,500 professionals gathered to learn from industry experts, take pointers from key outside consultants and, most importantly, hear from clients. Several key themes continued to arise in conversations and presentations: Client service and experience is more critical than it’s ever been. Law firms […]

A Specialized Personal Injury & Mass Tort Trial Firm. Getting Extraordinary Results for Ordinary People

A Specialized Personal Injury & Mass Tort Trial Firm. Getting Extraordinary Results for Ordinary People

Creating the Right Team to Take on Select Cases that Excite Attorneys, Right Wrongs and Remake the Lives of Clients “I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. I wanted to work with like-minded attorneys who truly wanted to help people that have been harmed. I wanted to take the cases I found inspiring. And I wanted […]

Overconfidence and Law Firm Decline

Overconfidence and Law Firm Decline

“Every institution is vulnerable, no matter how great. No matter how much you have achieved, no matter how far you have gone, no matter how much power you’ve garnered, you are vulnerable to decline. There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top. Anyone can fall and most […]

Making a Move with a Purpose

Making a Move with a Purpose

Three to five years into an associate’s legal career is the prime time for associates to consider making lateral moves within the various legal markets. Most firms are looking at candidates at this experience level with very specific credentials and experience to fill precise needs. An amazing thing happens, however, once a candidate submits his […]

Playing the Ultimate Game of Chess

Playing the Ultimate Game of Chess

Putting All the Pieces Together Before Trial Brings Attorney and Client to “Checkmate.” “Trial work in our practice areas is very complicated and there are a million angles. The lawyers on the other side are very good, so the process is very much like a chess match. I truly love the mental challenge of figuring […]

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