Managing the Modern Law Firm: New Challenges, New Perspectives

Paperback | July 10, 2010

EditorLaura Empson

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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' thatthey 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.

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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' thatthey fear may result. However a growing numb...

Laura Empson is Professor in the Management of Professional Services Firms at Cass Business School, City of London, and was previously Director of the Clifford Chance Centre at Said Business School, University of Oxford. Her research has focused on a wide range of issues in accounting, consulting and law firms, including the organizat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

John J. Gabarro: Prologue1. Laura Empson and Stuart Popham: Introduction and Overview2. Laura Empson: Your Partnership: Surviving and Thriving in a Changing World: The Special Nature of Partnership3. David Wilkins: Your People: Valuing Diversity: Some Cautionary Tales from the American Experience4. Heidi Gardner, Tim Morris, and N. Anand: Your Expertise: Developing New Practices: Recipes for Success5. Brian Uzzi, Ryon Lancaster, and Shannon Dunlap: Your Client Relationships and Reputation: Weighing the Worth of Social Ties: Embeddedness and the Price of Legal Services in the Large Law Firm Market6. Huseyin Leblebici: Your Income: Determining the Value of Legal Knowledge: Billing and Compensation Practices in Law Firms7. Stephen Mayson: Your Capital: Building Sustainable Value: A Capital Idea8. Peter D. Sherer: Your Competitors: Mapping the Competitive Space of Large US Law Firms: A Strategic Group Perspective9. Royston Greenwood: Your Ethics: Redefining Professionalism? The Impact of Management Change10. Tony Angel: Your Challenge: Sustaining Partnership in the 21st Century: The Global Law Firm Experience

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"Clear, challenging and thought-provoking. A quality contribution to a topic which has had too little serious attention, despite the undoubted economic importance of the legal services sector." --Terence Kyle, General Counsel, Nomura International plc