Author Archives: Laurel Brubaker Calkins


Is ‘Space Law’ The Next Big Practice Area?

Is ‘Space Law’ The Next Big Practice Area?

The niche business of space law may be poised to take off, according to one veteran space attorney, Del Smith, of Reed Smith, who will make the opening remarks at the American Bar Association symposium on the state of space law in Washington, D.C on Thursday. Space law – a subspecialty of aviation law – blends


Law Firms Hire Chief Talent Officers

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Big Law Business Big law firms are stealing from the playbook of technology and private equity companies by adding Chief Talent Officers – a mashup position that combines human resources, recruiting and some aspects of den mothering. The Chief Talent Officer’s goal: Create a happy, healthy stable of rainmakers and foot