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For members of a conservative industry that — literally — wrote the rulebook on sexual harassment, law firms need to be ready for a day of reckoning that seems inescapable (and may have already happened by the time this article is published). Right now, the focus is on Hollywood, mass media, Wall Street, Silicon Valley and politics, which are all professional arenas historically known to operate by their own set of rules that have been at equal turns brushed off as socially acceptable, emboldened after career-ending threats kept censure at bay, and vigorously defended in a courtroom. But the very shaky reality is that the lawyer standing beside every Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Harold Ford, Jr., Travis Kalanick or Al Franken is most likely operating from his or her own ‘house of cards.’
By Richard Bracken
With every request for external exposure, there is also an assumption that one effort of marketing will result in millions in new revenue. Yet, we all know that the responsibility to implement all marketing initiatives is on the lawyers.
By Deborah Dobson
Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our lives, personally and professionally. One of the emerging technologies that has caught my eye is blockchain.
By Patricia Ellard
We hear that clients hate to be cross-sold. However, this does not mean that clients are not interested to be introduced to new colleagues who can provide insight. Rather, cross selling must be thoughtful and tailored to clients’ needs
By Linda A. Hazelton
While ranking directories are rarely the only tools used to find a firm or lawyer, in-house counsel and CEOs often turn to them as informative research sources. For these reasons alone, preparing materials and references for submission, even though time-consuming, may make sense under the right circumstances.