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The Five Strategies of Highly Successful Firms

William D. Henderson and Evan Parker

The most profitable firms have several traits in common. How does yours compare?


Features

Keir Gumbs of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. December 1, 2016.

Congratulations, You Made Partner! Now What?

By Susan Beck, Nell Gluckman, Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Lizzy McLellan, Katelyn Polantz, Christine Simmons and Roy Strom

As firms elevate a new class of partners, seasoned lawyers share their tips for wooing clients, marketing yourself, and finding your place in the partnership.

King & Wood Mallesons: An Autopsy

By Chris Johnson and Rose Walker

Three years ago, the firm was hailed as a global pioneer. Now it is on the edge of collapse. What went wrong?

The Profitability Quick Fix That Isn't

By Hugh A. Simons

To boost profits, some large firms have cut equity partners and grown their nonequity ranks. They're misguided. Firms trying to boost profits per equity partner by increasing the ranks of nonequity partners should focus instead on growing revenue.

Bar Talk

Protesters gather outside of the Supreme Court

Trump's Election Sparks New Interest in Pro Bono

By Susan Beck

The prospect of Donald Trump in the White House has galvanized more lawyers to volunteer their time, law firm pro bono coordinators say. What's first on the pro bono agenda?

Columns

Trump and Transparency

By Michael D. Goldhaber, The Global Lawyer

Anti-corruption efforts made strides during the Obama years. Will the momentum cease?

Bracing for the New Sexism

By Vivia Chen, The Careerist

Donald Trump has tapped into our primal insecurities about our looks, and how our physical flaws can diminish our professional success.

The Apple Pencil Gains Inroads With Mobile Lawyers

By Alan Cohen

When Apple's $99 Pencil was introduced in 2015, it was hardly a must-have accessory. New apps have changed that.

The Work

Big Deals

By Meghan Tribe

Canadian Big Deals

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys