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Big Law Slang

Big Law Jargon: A Primer

Big Law Jargon: A Primer

Like the entertainment industry and the trade magazine Variety, with its slanguage, the legal media and business of law have their own language. It’s a language that can be confusing to outsiders, and even to law students and lawyers who have never practiced at a large firm. In our latest video essay, Big Law Business decodes

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Big Law Business Summit in 5 Minutes

  Highlights from the 3rd Annual Big Law Business Summit held last week in New York City. In order of appearance: Sona Pancholy of Bloomberg BNA; Eric Grossman, Chief Legal Officer of Morgan Stanley; Jon Lindsey of Major, Lindsey & Africa; Peter Beshar, General Counsel of Marsh & McLennan; Matthew Cooper, Head of Legal at Capital

Kim Koopersmith and Steve Immelt

Hogan Lovells’ CEO & Akin Gump’s Chair Interview Each Other

Part 1: the Trump administration and travel ban, Brexit’s impact on the industry, and diversity and inclusion at large law firms.   Last year Big Law Business launched a video series featuring one-on-one conversations between leaders of top grossing law firms. The idea is to see a face-to-face discussion of the most important issues facing law firms today; a

Law Firm Partner Promotions

Breaking News!? Lawyers Promoted to Partner

  When a lawyer makes partner at a large law firm, is it news? During Big Law partner promotion season we noticed what seemed like a new trend among law firm communications departments. Have you noticed this too? In a popular video essay format, as seen on YouTube channels like Nerdwriter1 and Every Frame a Painting,

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NYC Artifacts Find a Home at This Law Firm

    During a recent tour of Herrick, Feinstein’s New York City artifacts, Belinda Schwartz, chair of the law firm’s real estate department, told Big Law Business about the inspiration she and her fellow lawyers draw from the collection on display throughout their Park Avenue office. “It is the kind of art that, when you look

Jack Chen, Product Counsel for Google

Here’s How Google’s Blind Lawyer Does His Job

Video by Josh Block; Article by Blake Edwards On his daily commute from New Jersey, Jack Chen, a lawyer in Google’s New York offices in Chelsea, navigates two train stations, the subway, and busy sidewalks using only what he can hear and smell, the feedback he gets from his cane, and the mental map he’s created in the

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Famous People Who Were Big Law Lawyers (Video)

We can’t be serious all the time here at Big Law Business. Occasionally we need a respite from associate salaries, the lack of diversity in big law, and news of practice groups decamping for new law firms. Back in my days producing videos for Bloomberg Law, on occasion we made listicle videos about mustachioed lawyers,

Roger Meltzer an Jami McKeon at Bloomberg TV

Chairs of Morgan Lewis and DLA Piper Interview Each Other (Video)

When we launched Big Law Business last year, one of our goals was to create a forum for law firm executives and other members of the big law community to read, discuss, and weigh in on the most important issues facing the industry. We hoped to create an online destination that drew and supported engagement; legal executives talking, not

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The Goldilocks Dilemma for Women in Big Law

In the video op-ed above, Andrea Kramer, co-author of “Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work,” and partner at McDermott Will & Emery lays out the challenges facing women in law firms today and how she believes they can overcome them. After recording the essay, Big Law Business asked Kramer about her

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‘I Need Diversity,’ Says Verizon GC

“We do tell law firms we expect certain things of them in diversity,” said Craig Silliman, Verizon’s Executive Vice President – Public Policy and General Counsel. Big Law Business visited Silliman at Verizon Operations Center in Basking Ridge, NJ for an interview about running the law department of the largest U.S. wireless communications service provider. In final