Author Archives: Hugh Simons

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6 Ways to Respond to Legal Market Disruption (Perspective)

6 Ways to Respond to Legal Market Disruption (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is formerly a senior partner at The Boston Consulting Group and COO of Ropes & Gray. By Hugh A. Simons Law isn’t the first industry to undergo ‘disruption’, i.e. a dramatic reduction in demand caused by a new breed of competitor. A review of other industries faced with similar challenges identifies six

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Compensation Ratios are Spreading in Big Law (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a former Big Law executive and senior partner at The Boston Consulting Group. By Hugh A. Simons, Ph.D., former COO of Ropes & Gray It’s not often one feels sorry for the leaders of old-line, super-high profit, indigenous New York firms. But we live in strange times. Partner compensation is

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