Author Archives: Josh Block

In perhaps a case of art imitating life, Better Call Saul's Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) leaves the fictitious New Mexico big law firm of Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill to start her own firm.

Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms – Ep. 1 (Podcast)

Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms – Ep. 1 (Podcast)

  Why are many women lawyers choosing to leave big law and starting their own law firms, even after they make partner? In the first of a two-episode podcast series, Big Law Business explores that question with Stephanie Russell-Kraft, who recently reported on the topic, and Nicole Galli, a former partner at Pepper Hamilton, who now has her

Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms

Why Women Leave Big Law to Start Their Own Firms – Ep. 2 (Podcast)

  Starting in the 2000s it was women who had already made partner, and who were not leaving [big law] for work-life balance reasons, but were leaving for business reasons and I don’t think that trend is going to change. – Nicole Galli, former litigation partner at Pepper Hamilton, who now has her own small

Joe Mendola of Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Legal Specialty Group

Big Law Banker ‘Pleasantly Surprised’ By Law Firm Financials (Podcast)

    There’s some good news if you’re an equity partner at a large law firm. Based on the findings of a survey of firms, released by Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Legal Specialty Group, equity partners should see “healthy levels of profit” this year. However, Joe Mendola, a senior director of sales with the group, also warned that this

Judge Shira Scheindlin on the Big Law Business Podcast

Judge Scheindlin on ‘Gender Disparity’ and Imbalance in Big Law (Podcast)

  Women represent private parties in civil litigation just 18.5% of the time in New York according to a New York State Bar Association report released earlier this month. Judge Shira Scheindlin backed up those findings during a recent podcast recording: “what I witnessed in the courtroom was a great gender disparity in privately retained

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)

  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 &

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