They (and have you ever, like me, wondered who they are?) say that nature abhors a vacuum. I was reminded about the wisdom of this gem during a recent deposition. My witness was testifying about the sale of a company and management’s why management was releasing information to the employees. As she said, " you can never stop water-cooler conversation, so you’d better be influencing what’s said.
This made me wonder how many law firms have visited their clients to talk about how the firm is responding to the new economic reality, what the new business model will be, and so forth. Seems like a great excuse for an invaluable conversation. But that’s just me.