A Law Firm Famed for Lean Staffing Gets Leaner Roy Strom, The American Lawyer July 17, 2017 | 1 Comments share share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. reprints Seyfarth Shaw helped pioneer legal project management. Now it has plenty of rivals. This premium content is reserved for American Lawyer subscribers. Continue reading by getting started with a subscription. Subscribe Now for Unlimited Access Already a subscriber? Log in now VIEW COMMENTS ( 1 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions Susan HackettLegal Executive Leadership Jul 18, 2017 This article illustrates a major challenge to the health of the US law firm marketplace: the inordinate value placed on short-term results. The article cites Seyfarth‘s financial successes as well exceeding the performance of other AmLaw 100s over the last 5 years, with a small drop this year which was also registered by other firms. But the article is premised on questioning whether Seyfarth‘s efforts to build a firm that is both sustainable and profitable over the longer term were justified. I know that change is hard and slow in the legal profession, but exactly what indicators will convince the majority of law firm leaders to embrace better business models for their firms and better practices for their lawyers if Seyfarth‘s record of success calls their strategy into question? What I see from my work with in-house lawyers/law departments tells me that the skeptics in law firms still be looking for sufficient proof long after their firms have been designated as irrelevant or placed on the block for acquisition by firms with a more sustainable model. Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202791116845 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.