Many of the factors that once stopped Big Law partners from jumping ship to midsize firms don’t look so daunting anymore. And as companies tighten budgets, they realize a pricey name brand isn’t as important as the quality of the work. It all adds up to smaller firms planting their flag in previously unreachable territory.
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Maybe it was something in the water. Or the home cooking. Or just the way Tom and Colette raised their eight boys. But for some reason, five of the brothers grew up to be lawyers (one is now a federal judge, another leads the Illinois House GOP). And the three non-lawyers — who work in the trade, insurance and banking worlds — are no slouches, either.
Andy Greene thinks he’s found a way to make fixed legal fees work. In addition, he’s found a way to connect top-notch litigators with smaller entities priced out of the law firm big leagues. He’s killing both of those birds with one stone — a website and referral service called Legati.
If you think you had to bundle up before your commute this winter, you had nothing on Andrew Moss. The Reed Smith partner rode his bike from Oak Park to downtown nearly every day — and has a carefully crafted system of outerwear to make sure he’s not too hot and not too cold while pedaling the pavement.
Emily Broderick is a senior associate in Vedder Price’s finance and transactions group. What's her favorite accessory? "Confidence," she said. "Although a cheesy answer, it is truly the most important accessory to any outfit."
How can the younger generation of attorneys help the older generation with technology? How experienced lawyers help mentor new ones? Here’s another installment of Inside Out with law firm partner Christina Martini and in-house counsel David Susler. And watch them talk more about this topic with Andy Shaw.
As far as law firm aesthetics go, Bryce Downey & Lenkov is nothing out of the ordinary. That is, until you enter partner Richard Lenkov’s office and are transported into his unorthodox world.
The biggest news story in Chicago so far this year was the 169-page report issued by Winston & Strawn’s Dan Webb, who conducted the court-appointed investigation into how Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors responded to the death of David Koschman and subsequent examination by the Chicago Sun-Times.
In Milwaukee, beer is not just a drink — it’s a culture. As the home and former longtime headquarters for Miller Brewing Co. (now MillerCoors, headquartered in downtown Chicago) and numerous other smaller breweries, there’s a reason the Midwestern locale is nicknamed “Brew City.”
At the beginning of every year, representatives from major technology companies, media outlets and respected blogs converge on Las Vegas to peddle and salivate over the newest devices at the International CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show).
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