It’s a contentious question. So out of curiosity, I searched ‘greatest ever lawyer’ and hit return. Up they came. A photo montage of Google’s greatest in order of popularity and significance as determined by complex, opaque algorithms: Joe Jamail, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Jo White, David Boies, Clarence Darrow, Johnnie Cochran. And so on. No surprise […]
Every summer, the American Lawyer publishes a Diversity Scorecard “to provide a snapshot of where the industry is headed.” It records the number of full-time minority attorneys—Asian-American, African- American, Latino or Hispanic, Native American and self-described multiracial attorneys—at Am Law 200 and National Law Journal 250 law firms.
There are some words that law firms love to use when describing what they do. Deploying a well-thumbed lexicon, albeit with a somewhat limited vocabulary, legal marketing teams invariably turn to: innovation, technology, service, expertise, experience, complexity, team, client, challenges, culture, global, international, cross-border, seamless, bespoke, relationships, tools, solutions. And so on.
Way too many reports are warning the financial community on the volatility and, possibly, decline of the bond market. Goldman Sachs recently warned investors on the risks of long-term positions, while Bill Gross, who manages the $1.5 billion Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, a couple of weeks ago effectively noted how “credit based oxygen is […]