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Banning the Common Question
Laurence Simons
Banning the Common Question
New York City Council recently passed legislation that bans one of the most common interview questions: What was your previou...
09/05/2017
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Trump Global Report Card
Laurence Simons
Trump Global Report Card
As President Trump nears 100 days in office, Laurence Simons examines the impact he’s had so far in the legal industry....
03/04/2017
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Why American GCs should focus on expanding the role of allied professionals
Clare Butler
Why American GCs should focus on expanding the role of allied professionals
In recent years, a number of professionals have begun to challenge the use of the term ‘non-legal’, which many cl...
13/02/2017
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Why the introduction of Diversity and Inclusion Officers is crucial
Laurence Simons
Why the introduction of Diversity and Inclusion Officers is crucial
According to a report from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), women and minorities made small gains in repres...
30/01/2017
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US GCs favor midsized firms for outside work
Clare Butler
US GCs favor midsized firms for outside work
The trend of reducing reliance on BigLaw firms has been growing in recent years, and according to a recent report, midsized f...
25/01/2017
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Big Law broadly positive about the New Year
Michelle Bigler
Big Law broadly positive about the New Year
Most commentators would no doubt agree with the suggestion that this year can be characterized by a sense of heightened uncer...
11/01/2017
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Is a race to the top really the way forward?
Laurence Simons
Is a race to the top really the way forward?
It’s fair to say that US giant Cravath, Swain & Moore is now seen as somewhat of a pacemaker in terms of raising sa...
09/01/2017
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How are US GCs responding to shrinking legal budgets?
Clare Butler
How are US GCs responding to shrinking legal budgets?
We’ve discussed the fairly stagnant nature of legal budgets, and the expectation of in house legal professionals to &ls...
08/12/2016
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Is BigLaw downsizing?
Michelle Bigler
Is BigLaw downsizing?
It would no doubt be fair to say that the legal profession has, until the last decade, harboured a reasonable aversion to cha...
29/11/2016
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Could mid-sized firms be the future of BigLaw?
Michelle Bigler
Could mid-sized firms be the future of BigLaw?
Almost a decade on from the onset of the Great Recession and law firms are still grappling at the growth experienced in the y...
10/10/2016
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Why US GCs need to prepare for new EU Data-Transfer regulations
Clare Butler
Why US GCs need to prepare for new EU Data-Transfer regulations
There is no doubt that data laws and privacy are two topics of growing concern for US General Counsels, with the scale of hig...
10/10/2016
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In-house teams search for alternatives to the billable hour
Clare Butler
In-house teams search for alternatives to the billable hour
As the US’ leading legal market, New York is not only home to 223 of the country’s top 500 law firms, but also 22...
13/09/2016
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Where are the US's legal hotspots?
Michelle Bigler
Where are the US's legal hotspots?
Citi Private Bank’s Law Firm Group recently released its report on the state of the US legal profession and confirmed w...
07/09/2016
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Which markets are the most lucrative for American General Counsel?
Clare Butler
Which markets are the most lucrative for American General Counsel?
Many general counsels are lured away from senior positions in Biglaw firms with the promise of comparable pay and considerabl...
12/08/2016
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