It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. In a world where the only thing that doesn't change is change itself, opportunities and risks are too obvious to ignore, and the legal market is no exception. As a nearly $300 billion industry and one of the most profitable in the world, the U.S. legal industry is under fundamental transformation. Whether in-house counsel or law firms, only those with far-ranging sights, clear thoughts and quick action can survive and thrive.

East Coast Law Firms

The million-dollar mark of revenue per lawyer has just been passed to King & Spalding. In addition, this year the firm is approaching a billion dollars in revenue, after a record $934 million in 2014, while simultaneously expanding its international presence. What is its hat trick of growing while remaining profitable? Robert Hays, Chairman of the firm, reveals the art of balancing multiple goals.

The Art of Growing at King & Spalding: Interview on Chairman Robert Hays’ Wisdom

The million-dollar mark of revenue per lawyer has just been passed to King & Spalding. In addition, this year the firm is approaching a billion dollars in revenue, after a record $934 million in 2014, while simultaneously expanding its internatio...

21-07-2015

Dechert’s newly elected CEO Henry Nassau, who began his term in July 2016, talks to Leaders League about his future plans, the firm’s organizational structure and how relationships can grow stronger by building a client-team approach.

Henry Nassau (Dechert) : “Even before I became CEO, I was a strong advocate of building a client-team approach”

Dechert’s newly elected CEO Henry Nassau, who began his term in July 2016, talks to Leaders League about his future plans, the firm’s organizational structure and how relationships can grow stronger by building a client-team approach.

26-09-2016

The first non-lawyer ever tapped to lead a major U.S. law firm, Scott Green, CEO of Pepper Hamilton, explains to Leaders League his role, his relationships with partners, as well as his strategic vision of law firm management.

Scott Green (Pepper Hamilton): "Most law firms don't know what a real strategic plan looks like from a business standpoint"

The first non-lawyer ever tapped to lead a major U.S. law firm, Scott Green, CEO of Pepper Hamilton, explains to Leaders League his role, his relationships with partners, as well as his strategic vision of law firm management.

03-09-2014

Thomas J. Reid (right), Managing Partner, and John A. Bick (left), head of Corporate Department at Davis Polk, share with Leaders League their insights on the market evolution as well as the firm's strategic action.

T. J. Reid & J. A. Bick (Davis Polk): "The art of anticipation is part of the advisory culture that we need to encourage"

Thomas J. Reid (right), Managing Partner, and John A. Bick (left), head of Corporate Department at Davis Polk, share with Leaders League their insights on the market evolution as well as the firm's strategic action.

07-01-2014

Brad Scheller, a seasoned patent disputes expert from the American law firm Mintz Levin, sheds light on the impact of the Brexit on the European IP scenery, notably in terms of the UPC and unitary patent.

Brad Scheller (Mintz Levin): “The unitary patent will be devalued to an extent because of the UK exit”

Brad Scheller, a seasoned patent disputes expert from the American law firm Mintz Levin, sheds light on the impact of the Brexit on the European IP scenery, notably in terms of the UPC and unitary patent.

28-06-2016