Managing the Modern Law Firm: New Challenges, New Perspectives

Managing the Modern Law Firm: New Challenges, New Perspectives

by Laura Empson
     
 

ISBN-10: 019958964X

ISBN-13: 9780199589647

Pub. Date: 07/22/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The last ten years have been a period of extraordinary change for law firms. The rapid growth of corporate law firms and the emergence of global mega-firms, have strained the traditional partnership model of management. Some managers of law firms are appalled at the creeping 'corporatism' that they fear may result. However a growing number believe that it is time to…  See more details below

Overview

The last ten years have been a period of extraordinary change for law firms. The rapid growth of corporate law firms and the emergence of global mega-firms, have strained the traditional partnership model of management. Some managers of law firms are appalled at the creeping 'corporatism' that they fear may result. However a growing number believe that it is time to move on and adopt more contemporary forms of structure and management. In managing the Modern Law Firm, scholars and legal practitioners examine the latest insights from management research, to enable law firms successfully to meet the challenges of this new business environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199589647
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/22/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,421,853
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue, John J. Gabarro
1. Introduction and Overview, Laura Empson and Stuart Popham
2. Your Partnership: Surviving and Thriving in a Changing World: The Special Nature of Partnership, Laura Empson
3. Your People: Valuing Diversity: Some Cautionary Tales from the American Experience, David Wilkins
4. Your Expertise: Developing New Practices: Recipes for Success, Heidi Gardner, Tim Morris, and N. Anand
5. Your Client Relationships and Reputation: Weighing the Worth of Social Ties: Embeddedness and the Price of Legal Services in the Large Law Firm Market, Brian Uzzi, Ryon Lancaster, and Shannon Dunlap
6. Your Income: Determining the Value of Legal Knowledge: Billing and Compensation Practices in Law Firms, Huseyin Leblebici
7. Your Capital: Building Sustainable Value: A Capital Idea, Stephen Mayson
8. Your Competitors: Mapping the Competitive Space of Large US Law Firms: A Strategic Group Perspective, Peter D. Sherer
9. Your Ethics: Redefining Professionalism? The Impact of Management Change, Royston Greenwood
10. Your Challenge: Sustaining Partnership in the 21st Century: The Global Law Firm Experience, Tony Angel

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