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Is the Pressure Building on Big Law?

I’ve complained that too many commentators predict Big Law disruption. With Big Law surviving the 2008-10 economic crisis largely intact and profits continuing to grow, it’s hard to see the disruption. What’s hard to miss though is the pressure Big Law faces from sev

Early Observations from the GC Thought Leader Experiment (Live)

This is a live post of a webinar hosted by Advance Law. In July, An Open Letter From 25 General Counsel published in Corporate Counsel announced a ” real-time exercise to test industry assumptions and understand how to improve the legal market and relationships between law firms

Intriguing New Legal Services Innovation Index

Last week, Prof. Dan Linna of Michigan State University College of Law and his students released and intriguing new Innovation Catalog and Law Firm Innovation Index, jointly titled the Legal Services Innovation Index. I view this as important and pathbreaking work and encourage reader

Quoth the RAVN: How iManage’s RAVN Acquisition Will Affect the Legal Market

[My business partner Joshua Fireman of Fireman & Company co-authored this blog post. It was first published by the International Association of Legal Technology (ILTA) at the ILTA KM blog and the ILTA corporate blog, both on 25 May 2017.] The document management, search and AI spa

Legal Artificial Intelligence (Live #Lexpo17)

This is a live blog post of Legal Artificial Intelligence. The panelists: Katie Atkinson, Katie Atkinson is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool Daniel Katz, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of LexPredict (a

The Future of Legal Services in the Global Age of More for Less (Live #Lexpo17)

This is a live blog post of The Future of Legal Services in the Global Age of More for Less. Professor David B. Wilkins (Harvard) is the presenter. I am posting live from Lexpo 2017, a legal innovation event in Amsterdam on May 8-9, 2017. I post as a session ends, so please forgive an

Building the Exponential Law Firm (Live #Lexpo17)

This is a live blog post of Building the Exponential Law Firm. Rohit Talwar, a futurist, is the presenter. I am posting live from Lexpo 2017, a legal innovation event in Amsterdam on May 8-9, 2017. I post as a session ends, so please forgive any typos or errors in my understanding. Th

Law is a Buyer’s Market: Adapting your Law Firm to a Client-First World (Live #Lexpo17)

This is a live blog post of Law is a Buyer’s Market: Adapting your Law Firm to a Client-First World. Jordan Furlong is the presenter. I am posting live from Lexpo 2017, a legal innovation event in Amsterdam on May 8-9, 2017. I post as a session ends, so please forgive any typos or err

LXBN Interviews Me re Lexpo + Legal Tech: On Innovation, Passion, Challenges, and Accomplishments

I give a keynote talk next week in Amsterdam at the Lexpo Legal Innovation event in Amsterdam (agenda, speakers.). In connection with it, The LexBlog Network (LXNB) interviewed me: Fireman & Company Partner Ron Friedmann Talks Lexpo and Legal Tech. Mellina White-Cusack conducted t

A Day of Legal Innovation in London: Client Innovation Space + Flex Staffing

It may only be Tuesday, but is has already been an eventful week in innovation news from the London legal market. Two Magic Circle firms  and one Top 30 firm made noteworthy announcements today. Here is a quick recap, some additional insight from an email interview with Allen & Ov