Author Archives: Donald L. Mrozek

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Components of Effective Partner Compensation: Long-Term Focus (Perspective)

Components of Effective Partner Compensation: Long-Term Focus (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: This article ties into a series by author, who is the former chair of a large U.S. law firm, on management principles. By Donald Mrozek, Former Chairman, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Earlier this year, I published an article titled Enduring Principles of an Effective Partner Compensation System, where I set forth certain governing principles for

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Enduring Principles for An Effective Partner Compensation System (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: This article ties into a series by author, who is the former chair of a large U.S. law firm, on management principles. By Donald Mrozek, Former Chairman, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Any regular reader of the legal business press can tell you that law firms are operating in a highly challenging economic environment.  There

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How to Evaluate Law Firm Leaders (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is the former chair of a large U.S. law firm. By Donald Mrozek, Former Chairman, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP In the columns I wrote in December, 2016 and January, 2017, I discussed the importance of leadership succession in law firms and the need to have a protocol for the selection of

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How to Plan a Law Firm Leadership Succession (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is the former chair of a large U.S. law firm and this is part two of a two-part article on law firm leadership succession best practices. Part One, “How to Manage a Law Firm Leadership Succession,” addressed the importance of identifying and nurturing partners with the strongest leadership potential. By Donald

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How to Manage a Law Firm Leadership Succession (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is the former chair of a large U.S. law firm and this is the first of a two-part series.  By Donald Mrozek, Chair Emeritus, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Most successful businesses are run by a strong, well-respected leader, and law firms are no exception. Eventually, however, even the best leaders must

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How to Respond to Bullying in Big Law (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is the former chair of a large U.S. law firm.  By Donald Mrozek, Chair Emeritus, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP A recently released survey of law firm leaders conducted by legal industry consultants Patrick McKenna and David Parnell found that 93 percent of respondents of 124 law firms admitted that instances of bullying

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