Category Archives: BigLaw

Attributes Of Successful SmallLaw Attorney’s And Solo Law Practitioners!

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The differences in the workday life and times of a SmallLaw attorney versus his/her BigLaw counterpart are many and for the most part somewhat obvious! The focus for a BigLaw attorney, particularly an associate on the infamous ‘partner track‘, tends to be billable hours and to emerge in the eyes of the firms partners as a rainmaker […]

Inside Baseball: Earnings Profile At Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

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For attorney’s who own or work in a medium-sized, small or solo practice, it would only be natural to look at BigLaw and wonder what the revenue and profit profile looked like there! Not that smaller-firm lawyers necessarily want the working lifestyle facing a partner or associate at one of these “White Shoe’ firms, but curiosity […]

Dewey & LeBoeuf: The Rise And Fall Of A ‘White-Shoe’ Law Firm

Dewey & LeBoeuf, a New York-based law giant, made the wrong kind of history in 2012 when it became the largest law firm in US history to fail! White-Shoe Firm Defined – ‘The most prestigious firms in professions such as law, investment banking and management consulting. White-shoe firms typically have a blue-chip clientele, acquired over the several […]

Which BigLaw Partners Bill At The Highest Hourly Rates? (List)

In what is always one of the more popular articles of the year, presenting the list of BigLaw firms sporting partners who charge the highest hourly rates! As a caveat, however, while it’s interesting to see the hourly rates at the top of the legal food chain, at the same time it’s an extremely painful […]