Author Archives: Josh Block

Marc Kasowitz, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, stands in an elevator after speaking during a news conference. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

How Marc Kasowitz’s Law Firm Does Business (Podcast)

How Marc Kasowitz’s Law Firm Does Business (Podcast)

  Kasowitz Benson Torres has been representing Donald Trump, in various matters, for more than 15 years. In May, when the firm’s founding partner Marc Kasowitz was chosen to represent the president in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the lawyer and firm were thrust into the spotlight. In this episode of the

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Big Law Business Summit in 5 Minutes

  Highlights from the 3rd Annual Big Law Business Summit held last week in New York City. In order of appearance: Sona Pancholy of Bloomberg BNA; Eric Grossman, Chief Legal Officer of Morgan Stanley; Jon Lindsey of Major, Lindsey & Africa; Peter Beshar, General Counsel of Marsh & McLennan; Matthew Cooper, Head of Legal at Capital

Business of Law Panel at Summit

Not All Law Firms ‘Are Going to Make it’ Says Morgan Stanley’s Top Lawyer (Podcast)

There’s a lot of law firms in this country, and it’s not clear to me that all of them are going to make it through this post-crisis cycle and the consolidation that I’m convinced is still going to come. — Eric Grossman, Chief Legal Officer of Morgan Stanley     Leaders from Venable, Latham &

Judge Jed Rakoff at Bloomberg LP's headquarters on April 27, 2017.

Judge Rakoff: ‘Fierce’ Competition Has Changed Law Firms For The Worse (Podcast)

  U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff thinks increased competition has had an impact on law firms, for the worse. “It is to the point that the professional ethics and the professional responsibilities of the firms have been affected,” Rakoff told Big Law Business, explaining that firms, in order to keep clients, are willing to endorse risky

Kim Koopersmith & Steve Immelt on Chairs on Chairs

Chairs on Chairs Podcast With Leaders of Akin Gump & Hogan Lovells

    For the latest episode of the Big Law Business podcast, we let the leaders of two top grossing law firms take over. This is the full-length audio version of our “Chairs on Chairs” series featuring Kim Koopersmith, of Akin Gump, and Steve Immelt, of Hogan Lovells, interviewing each other about the business of

Kim Koopersmith and Steve Immelt

Hogan Lovells’ CEO & Akin Gump’s Chair Interview Each Other

Part 1: the Trump administration and travel ban, Brexit’s impact on the industry, and diversity and inclusion at large law firms.   Last year Big Law Business launched a video series featuring one-on-one conversations between leaders of top grossing law firms. The idea is to see a face-to-face discussion of the most important issues facing law firms today; a

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