• Hiring Practices and the FCPA

    April 01, 2018 |

    While laws such as the FCPA do not necessarily prohibit hiring individuals with criminal records or bad credit records or who are former government officials, they do require employers to identify these individuals and assess whether their hire would pose a threat, violate the laws outright or impose an administratively difficult burden due to the need to monitor their activities.

  • | Accounting And Financial Planning For Law Firms

    The Relationship Between Leadership and Management in More Successful Law Firms

    March 01, 2018 |

    Financial stability within a law firm practice does not guarantee harmony within the partnership itself — far from it. Law firm management that does not acknowledge or reflect the importance of firm leadership and the contributions and needs of its members endangers a firm's cohesiveness and its very existence, no matter how many clients come through the front door.

  • 2018: What Last Year's Trends Can Mean for Big Law

    January 01, 2018 |

    With the new year upon us, law firms have just been through the typical year-end crush of collections, budgeting, compensation decisions and more. The authors recently took a look at 2017's hottest trends, and explored what we could expect from them in 2018.

  • To Train or Not to Train? That Is the Question

    January 01, 2018 |

    Before starting a training program, conduct a needs assessment when performance is inappropriate or inadequate. This means when one or more attorneys or staff are not doing what they should be doing, or they are doing something they should not be doing. Here's how to proceed.

  • Lack of Gender-Diverse Partnership: Is It the Woman or the Firm?

    December 01, 2017 |

    Data-Driven Research by ALM Intelligence Suggests Three Reasons Why Gender-Diverse Partnership Fails

    It is now common knowledge that female headcount within the ranks of Big Law partnership, both equity and non-equity, has held steady for the past few years at around 20%. The obvious question is, why?

  • Getting 'Gig'gy with It: The New 'Gig Economy'

    December 01, 2017 |

    For the most part, law firms continue to structure themselves in a traditional operating and employment models with a dedicated workforce of talent arranged in an organizational hierarchy. In today's Gig Economy, this will unlikely hold.