By William Lepiesza, page 1
Though it feels like the summer just ended, somehow we find ourselves looking December in the face. In addition to the weather outside becoming frightful (while the fire remains quite delightful), and family and friends getting together, this also marks the start of the holiday party season in the business community.
Coinciding with what is, for many, fiscal year-end, intense budget and strategic planning preparations for the new year, and in most cases the busiest ...
A search firm and client can spend 15 minutes or 15 hours drafting a position specification, but it can emerge a useless document either way. A well-crafted specification, spec for short, is the foundation upon which a successful search is built. Without the right approach and investment of effort – clearly assessing, defining, and communicating the opportunity – the entire search risks collapse down the road.
"I once had a search firm take a job description our ...
Earlier this summer, UK-headquartered international law firm DWF LLP (1,100 lawyers, 2,800 total employees, and 27 global offices) announced that it was considering an initial public offering, with a valuation estimated at more than £1 billion. If undertaken, that would represent the biggest IPO for a law firm in history, and would be the first large-scale law firm IPO since Slater & Gordon listed on the Australian stock exchange in 2007. This September, DWF ...
Recently, we spoke with a group of leading law firm Chief Operating Officers to see what trends they expect to continue and evolve through the second half of 2017, and the potential challenges and opportunities they envisioned as a result. Several consistent themes emerged:MORE >
Innovation & Artificial Intelligence
Beyond the platitudes typically associated with the term “innovation,” one COO – from an Am Law 100 firm regarded as an “early adopter” – describes their firm’s approach as ...