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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Coda: Happiness Hits the Bottom Line

Posted in Leadership, Management, Professional Development, Retention, Risk Management, Succession, Work Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance
In April, Shearman & Sterling’s entire Mannheim office packed up and reverted back to its original form, Schilling Zutt & Anschutz.  What prompted the schism? "There are some great lawyers at Shearman & Sterling," one former partner is reported to have said.  "I just don’t think they are particularly happy."… Continue Reading

The Pro Bono Angle

Posted in Business Development, Client Service, Culture, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Pro Bono and Community Service, Recruitment, Retention, Work Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance
At a time of some idling in the legal industry, a good use of lawyer time may be to spiff up the old pro bono program.  Davis Polk & Wardwell recently announced the addition of Ronnie Abrams, former Manhattan US Attorney’s Office prosecutor and daughter of renowned First Amendment litigator Floyd Abrams, as its first… Continue Reading