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    Using Financial Metrics to Drive Business Development

    Joe Macguire and Anne Marcotty

    Growing the top line requires a systematic approach that maximizes your available time and focuses you on the best opportunities. With greater clarity, you can be assertive in the pursuit of your financial objectives. With sustained focus on financial metrics, you stay in control of your book of business.

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    How Law Firms Can Prepare for FinTech Wave

    Keith Fall and Taylor Miller 

    The Innovations and Industry Disruption Should Have Law Firms Snapping to Attention

    The world of financial services is being upended by new technologies — from virtual currencies and blockchain to peer-to-peer lending and enhanced mobile banking — that are capturing customers, as well as the attention of Wall Street investors and industry regulators.

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    Playing Both Sides: Facing the Harsh Truth of Law Firm Service Duality

    Marcie Borgal Shunk

    Whereas in the past clients took the lead from law firms in defining high-end practices worthy of premium rates, today’s clients have the tools and information to make smarter, wiser purchase decisions.

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    Commentary: America’s Modern ‘Throwaway’: 401(K) Retirement Savings

    Tom Hawkins

    While 401(k) cashout leakage may not stink in our streets, its economic effects are deplorable. Each year, this slow-motion train wreck robs millions of Americans of their retirement security and converts their retirement savings into wasted consumption and avoidable tax penalties.

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    Prior Salary Can’t Justify Gender Wage Gap

    Erin Mulvaney

    “To Hold Otherwise — to Allow Employers to Capitalize on the Persistence of the Wage Gap and Perpetuate That Gap Ad Infinitum — Would Be Contrary to the Text and History of the Equal Pay Act,” Judge Stephen Reinhardt Wrote for the Majority

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on April 9 that salary history cannot be used to justify a wage gap between men and women, in a case that employee advocates said highlights a key issue that has institutionalized gender compensation inequities.

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    Online Extra: How the Supreme Court's Online Sales Tax Case Could Affect Law Firms

    Marcia Coyle

    A tax nightmare could face big law firms and other multistate service providers if the U.S. Supreme Court this term requires retailers to collect sales taxes in states where the business has no physical presence.

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