Dewey leaders may skate but law firms on thin ice

October 19, 2015

Jurors couldn’t decide whether the defunct legal shop’s bosses cheated lenders with dodgy accounting. Prosecutors blew it, but the case highlights the bloat, greed and intransigence at many big firms. Only the nimble and tech-savvy will escape a harsh verdict from clients.

Law site’s IPO evokes a future beyond dying firms

May 16, 2012

It’s coincidence that LegalZoom’s $120 mln float is coming as Dewey & LeBoeuf evaporates. But the rise of the U.S. online legal document site is a warning to old-line lawyers. There’s plenty of work for savvy legal eagles, but those who aren’t lean and innovative could perish.