Tracking Shareholder Proposals and No-Action Letters

Jan 20, 2014 By: Craig Eastland

As the 2013-2014 proxy season gets under way the team behind the new Business Law Center on WestlawNext is tracking shareholder proposals and no-action letters. This is the first in a series of posts examining the ragged edge of shareholder proposal-land: no-action letter requests to the SEC.

Something Is Rotten In The State of the Legal Market: Report

Jan 15, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

This month, 2014 State Of The Legal Market report found that law firms seem unwilling to change their traditional ways of doing business, even as significant changes buffet the legal industry, and so risk being left behind.

Barclay’s Incident: With E-Discovery, Technology Cuts Both Ways

Jan 10, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Technology is sometimes thought to have the ability to make everything easier, quicker and cheaper.  Reality, of course, presents a far more

Business Development: What it means and why it matters

Jan 8, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Having your own definition of business development is vital because the future of your law firm may depend on it. Sweeping changes have come to the legal industry and law firms that are not prepared to meet them risk falling behind.

Law School Graduates: an endangered species?

Dec 17, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

Last week, the Law School Admissions Council released its application numbers. Altogether, they make it apparent that law school has misplaced its

Why law firm pedigree has lost some clout

Dec 9, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

Historically, many Large Law firms have been able to take comfort in the impression that their hard-won reputations would always ensure a prosperous stream of work, but that does not seem to be the case anymore.

Three Reasons Large Law Firms Should Embrace Social Media

Dec 2, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

By underutilizing social media, Large Law firms may be neglecting business opportunities

Delayed reaction? As students shy away, law school profitability tumbles

Nov 22, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

All of a sudden, law schools are having a tough time of it. Prior to the economic collapse of 2008, the gilded

Managed legal services: the way of the future?

Nov 15, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

Amid concerns that the traditional business model for law firms may be irreparably broken, some companies — companies that cannot always be accurately described as law firms — have found new ways to thrive.

Midsized Firms Move In On Large Law

Nov 11, 2013 By: Will Ashenmacher

As a result of changes in the legal field, an apparent trend has emerged of midsized firms taking an increasing portion of business that, in the past, had gone to larger law firms.

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