The front page of today’s Wall Street Journal contains an article analyzing hourly rate increases amongst lawyers. After noting that average rates for top-end partners rose to $873, the Journal provides this insight (from TyMetrix data): On the whole, lawyers last year pushed through the biggest overall annual rate increase, 5.1%, since the recession, when… Continue Reading
My New Normal colleague Paul Lippe has been writing about the demise of Dewey, and he encouraged me to write about the things that contributed to Valorem’s success. Here’s my article focusing on that point.
Valorem Law Groupis pleased to announce that Manotti Jenkins, a veteran IP attorney, has joined us as a partner. After spending the last year in solo practice, Manotti felt that Valorem provided the perfect platform for his practice, which focuses on patent and trademark litigation and counseling, as well as copyrights, trade secrets and… Continue Reading
The results of a recent ACC survey are out, and the results should worry outside lawyers. According to a article on the survey from Inside Counsel, the amount of work corporations are referring to outside lawyers is declining, in some cases rather significantly. The results of the survey show: 37% of GCs planned to hire… Continue Reading
Bob Seger Against the wind I’m still runnin’ against the wind I’m older now but still runnin’ against the wind Well I’m older now and still runnin’ Against the wind
At Valorem, we periodically host “Lunch with a Coop Person.” Today’s “cool person” was Sam Yagan, founder and CEO of OkCupid.com. Sam is a serial entrepreneur, having started SparkNotes and eDonkey, among others. It was great hearing his views on the traits of an entrepreneur. One of the key traits he identified was a bias… Continue Reading