The Litigator of the Future

The Litigator of the Future

Oliver Wendell Holmes insisted that the future of the legal profession lay in economics and statistics.  In doing so, he presaged the disruption of law practice through activities as seemingly diverse as legal process outsourcing (LPO), artificial intelligence (AI),...
I, Uncorrelated

I, Uncorrelated

In Sir Walter Scott’s Guy Mannering (p.75), Mannering the neophyte enquires of Pleydell, the barrister, why his law office is lined with books of history rather than law. Mannering sagely replies: “These are my tools of trade. A lawyer without history or literature is...
Reinvent Your Law Firm!

Reinvent Your Law Firm!

None of us are starved for Covid-driven content these days, but Jay Herrington’s article Reinventing Your Law Firm: If Not Now, When? tickled my fancy. Jay evokes a great and powerful image of this troubled time as a positive time for reinvention, re-imagination and...
No Money for Your Case? Just Call Kirkland & Ellis.

No Money for Your Case? Just Call Kirkland & Ellis.

Eight years ago, at a restaurant in New York the night before speaking at a litigation finance conference, I told Reed Oslan he was probably the first Chief Investment Officer at any law firm in the world. Reed is a successful litigation partner in his own right, but...