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October 22, 2018

A Firm Commitment to Culture

The legal field is notorious for challenging employee conditions, but O’Melveny & Myers defies the odds with an investment in its people.  Peter Zeughauser comments on how companies across industries can implement similar programs if they’re willing to make the commitment and investment.

Management Consulting | News Mentions | Peter Zeughauser | Human Resource Executive

October 18, 2018

'Alpha Dog' Still Rules as Quinn Emanuel Sees Growth and Partner Exits

In a year punctuated by prominent partner departures, John Quinn says his firm's bare-bones management structure remains a virtue—and succession planning is for suckers.  A lot has changed since a quartet of litigators came together to form Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan 32 years ago. From a handful of lawyers in Los Angeles, the firm now boasts 22 offices on four continents, with 800 attorneys generating more than $1 billion in annual revenue.  Peter Zeughauser comments on the benefits to law firms of a broad management structure and firm succession planning.

Management Consulting | News Mentions | Peter Zeughauser | law.com

September 22, 2018

2018 ZGuide to Leading Law Firms

Zeughauser Group's 2018 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; and The Corporate Scorecard.

You can download the ZGuide here

If you would like a hard copy of the 2018 ZGuide, please send an email to [email protected] with "2018 ZGuide Request" in the subject line and provide your mailing address.

Branding, Client Service Interviews, Leadership Development, Management Consulting, Marketing Organization Design, Marketing Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles

May 24, 2017

The Am Law 200's 'Hollow Middle'

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | The American Lawyer

September 2017

ZGuide to Leading Law Firms: Zeughauser Group’s 2017 Pocket Guide to The American Lawyer Rankings

A downloadable pocket guide to Am Law 200 firms with key statistics for 2016:

  • number of lawyers and equity partners
  • profits per equity partner (PPEP)
  • gross revenue and rank by gross revenue (GR)
  • revenue per lawyer and rank by revenue per lawyer (RPL)
  • compensation average for all partners

Branding, Client Service Interviews, Management Consulting, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles | ZGuide to Leading Law Firms

October 18, 2017

New Post-Recession Metrics For BigLaw Partner Success

There are signs that the real impact of the 2008 recession is still around the corner: fundamental new metrics by which partner success is measured. Market leaders are pointing in a new direction: the coin of the realm today is teamwork and collaboration; building a book, while forever important, isn’t enough. 

Management Consulting | Publications and Articles | Peter Zeughauser

November 14, 2017

No Pain, No Gain for Law Firms as Client Demands Get More Extreme

Clients have more leverage than ever in law firm bidding wars, and they're not afraid to use it. By Miriam Rozen | November 14, 2017

Kent Zimmermann provides comments.

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | The American Lawyer

February 27, 2018

Billing Rate Gap Widens as Big Firms Demand Ever-Higher Premiums

"Bigger may not always be better, but there’s no denying that partners at bigger law firms are able to get away with ever-higher hourly billing rates compared with their smaller-firm counterparts." Kent Zimmermann comments in piece in The American Lawyer By Miriam Rozen. 

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | The American Lawyer

March 30, 2018

Foley & Lardner to Merge With Dallas-Based Gardere

"Gardere Wynne Sewell and Foley & Lardner have agreed to merge, effective April 1, creating a firm of approximately 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices in the United States, Mexico, Asia and Europe. The combined firm will be known as Foley Gardere in Austin, Dallas, Denver and Houston, and Foley Gardere Arena in Mexico City. All other offices will operate as Foley & Lardner." by Brenda Sapino Jeffreys in the Texas Lawyer, with comments from Kent Zimmermann who consulted on the combination. 

Management Consulting, Mergers and Acquisitions | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | Texas Lawyer

April 6, 2018

Carrot & Stick Used to Motivate Retirement-Age Partners to Hand Off Clients

"Law firms are reluctant to talk about it, but as more and more baby boomers approach retirement, many firms are grappling with how to get their more senior partners to relinquish client relationships and hand them off to younger lawyers, according to law firm consultants." Kent Zimmermann comments in piece in The American Lawyer By Miriam Rozen. 

Leadership Development, Management Consulting | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | The American Lawyer

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