It’s 2015. Scott Barshay, an M&A lawyer with the very prestigious Cravath, Swaine & Moore has just had his best year. He’s just generated $100 million in fees for his firm. Four months later he quit his job. Barshay left Cravath, the only firm he had ever worked with,
It’s impossible. There’s no way. There’s no way to 2x, 5x or 10x your productivity. It’s absolutely impossible. That’s the approach many professionals take towards productivity. It makes sense. There’s a lot of generic advice online. Most of it isn’t practical. It’s often not clear what you’re supposed to do
A disorganized attorney was a must-have. That’s the mantra many firms used to subscribe to. For a long time, a disorganized lawyer was a good lawyer. It was seen by many as a sign of a brilliant, scatterbrained professional. Not anymore. These days disorganization is seen for what it is.
Most attorneys are competitive. They want to win. As it turns out, there’s a subtle strategy you can use to beat your competitors. This strategy compounds rapidly, paying huge dividends over time. It’s a strategy you can use to beat internal and external competitors. I’m talking about continuing education. Education
Are you the best attorney for the job? If you’re handling a case or project that’s based around your practice area, the answer is most likely yes. Here’s the problem with that question. It’s not the whole story. You know you’re not the best attorney for every task. Why is
Your practice needs a dependable set of policies to ensure that you continue to turn a profit and aren’t letting anyone take advantage of your firm. Here are 5 policy strategies that to consider, and in turn, establish within your firm: Being transparent Having proper intake procedures Strengthening your