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Monthly Archives: January 2008

Will You Ever Get Rid of Those Baby Boomers?

Posted in Compensation, Culture, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Succession
Baby-boomers are making their mark on the demographic frontier again–this time valiantly fending off the mandatory retirement that generations of law firm partners before them submitted to.  The Sidley Austin age-discrimination case, which arose when 32 partners lost their full partner status, ended last fall after two-and-a-half years and seven court decisions (all lost by Sidley Austin)… Continue Reading

Make Way for the Global Chief People Officer

Posted in Culture, Diversity, Leadership, Mentoring, Professional Development, Recruitment, Retention, Work Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance
In the era of the global law firm comes (wisely, in our view) the introduction of the position of Global Chief People Officer into law firm senior management .  Reed Smith announced last week that its creation of  the position underscores the increasing importance the firm places on running itself as a business. "You see more of this… Continue Reading