Choose Market Leadership
Our clients are legal industry leaders who seek to outperform their competitors. They turn to Zeughauser Group to increase competitive advantage and profitability, enhance market position, and strengthen organizational culture. Our consulting bench includes former Global 25 law firm chairs, general counsel, and leading law firm CMOs.Read more
2020 ZGuide to Leading Law Firms
Zeughauser Group's 2020 Pocket Guide to the American Lawyer Rankings of the Am Law 200 by Profits Per Equity Partner and by Value Per Lawyer; The A-List; The Global 100; The Global 200; The China 45; The Asia 50; and The Corporate Scorecard.Learn more
After the PPP, What Does the Future Hold for Midsize Firms?
The Paycheck Protection Program was meant to be a short-term boost to help sustain businesses and workers through the immediate uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis. But the pandemic shows no signs of ending soon, and midsize law firm leaders are seeking to stabilize and plan for what comes next. Mary K Young observes that revenues for most firms appear to be down 8% to 10% compared with expectations—a substantial drop-off, but not quite as drastic as some of the most distressing projections being tossed about this spring. She suggests that PPP loans should be considered simply as one component of a firm’s annual revenue for 2020. According to Young, building a manageable budget is no easy task with so many open questions swirling around the economy, but the approach is simple: hope for the best, plan for the worst.Read more
Where Does ESG Fit in Times of Crisis?
Alex Dimitrief writes that business, legal and governance journals are replete with articles illustrating how crises reveal the true character of companies and their leaders. The COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest sparked by deadly police brutality against minorities confirm that this adage holds just as true when it comes to a company’s commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.Read more
Virus Exposes Major Weaknesses Of Underperforming Firms
While many underperforming law firms can often squeak by with a deficient number of rainmakers who bring in clients or with unwanted attrition, these weaknesses are now more of a liability to the business as firms tighten their belts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Kent Zimmerman sees a common thread running through these types of firms: they are either under-scaled or under-profitable relative to their competitors — or both. In addition, underperforming firms sometimes lack a big enough bench of next-generation stars and have upcoming leaders who question whether the business has the balance and resilience to compete on a long-term basis. Another similarity of these firms, Zimmermann mentions, is over-capacity — having too many people and not enough work.Read more