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Many leaders are no longer focused just on business development but are also trying to figure out how to continue making money and structure their firms in a way that allows them to spend the requisite money to pay top talent.
Law firm leadership has plenty to keep them up at night: technology gobbling up the bottom of the leverage pyramid, flat market demand, tectonic cultural shifts, ever-expanding skill set demands and more. Traditionally, I’ve found that developing new business and generating client loyalty is top-of-mind in strategy sessions, but more and more I am hearing that there is a new specter that looms largest for many and in particular the “elites”: the gain/loss of major rainmakers. See Figure 1, below.
By J. Mark Santiago
This article focuses on what a firm can do now that will improve future firm economics regardless of what the future may hold, identifying three areas that offer the great opportunity for improving a law firms’ economics and better positioning them for whatever the future may bring.
By Daniel Mayo
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that explains some of the requirements for deducting litigation expenses. The facts of the case are bizarre, but the controlling legal principles are not.
By Julie Savarino
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
By David Altuna and Gretta Rusanow
The legal industry saw greater revenue growth during the first quarter of 2019 than it did to start the strong year of 2018. However, the drivers of that growth were much different, as the demand growth that characterized 2018 gave way to a demand decline during the first quarter of 2019, and much of the revenue growth came in the form of cash collections from 2018 inventory.