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Do We Need to Slice the Pie Differently?

By Sam Coupland

Recent client engagements have had a heavy emphasis on partner compensation. What makes this newsworthy is that many […]

Acquisitions as an Exit Strategy in Indian Law Firms

By Bithika Anand

For most businesses in India as elsewhere, acquisitions are seen as a tool to further growth and diversification. […]

Are Traditional Profit-Sharing Models the Enemy of Diversity?

By Neil Oakes

Methodologies for sharing profit among equity partners have been an interest of mine for many years. Some time […]

The Path to Partnership in Small to Mid-sized Firms

By David Cruickshank

If you are a partner in a U.S. law firm with fewer than 200 lawyers, think for a moment […]

The Four Cardinal Virtues of Law Firm Culture

By Jordan Furlong

Law firm “culture” isn’t that hard to define. Culture is what people at the law firm actually do […]

Creating a Growth Structure from a Lockstep Mindset

By Mike White

It’s not often I stumble into mid-sized and larger firms that have successfully retained a compensation system that […]

Career Planning for Managing Partners

By Nick Jarrett-Kerr

Law firms often debate the advantages and disadvantages of professional managers as opposed to traditional lawyer managing partners. […]

Rethinking Fee Earner Budgets

By Neil Oakes

Law firms of all shapes and sizes have been setting fee earner budgets for many years. In many […]

Superstar or Renegade? Keeping Toxic Lawyers Out of Your Partnership

By Jordan Furlong

“Superstar employees are the obsession of the corporate world,” a recent article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) begins. “They’re […]

Five Signs of “One Firm Thinking”

By David Cruickshank

Managing partners sometimes complain to me about the lack of collaboration and teamwork in their firms. Then they […]