Archive for April, 2010

Lawyers in Practice: Ethical Decision Making in Context at the Baldy Center

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 22:20

(Origami buffalo thanks to ORI_Q) I got back from Buffalo, New York, yesterday as my plane flew out being chased by lightning and thunder storms that were the tail edge of the tornadoes raging over the US. (Thanks) My reason for being at the Baldy Center, University at Buffalo Law School, was because I had […]






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Herbert Smith Knows Its Stuff…

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 16:07

The building above houses the law firm, Herbert Smith. It hovers over Liverpool Street station on a flexible foundation and although I’ve been in it, I have never felt it move. It’s nice inside: a homage to modernism. You can see the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs in the background. The reason for this […]






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The Law Firm Has Defaulted on Its Bonds?

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 10:00

Anthony E. Davis sent me details of the $125 million bond issue by Dewey & LeBoeuf, which is over-subscribed. Now in the US there is nothing like the Legal Services Act 2007 that enables external investment in law firms. In fact the professional rules expressly prohibit non-lawyers having an interest in a law firm. Anthony […]






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From Ethics to Regulation

Monday, April 19th, 2010 at 12:05

(Thanks to daniele esposito for computer ethics graphic) I like the “Catholic PC” in the sketch. I wonder how ethical it really is? I have put a new paper on SSRN.com titled, “From Ethics to Regulation: The Re-Organization and Re-Professionalization of Large Law Firms in the 21st Century”. The abstract reads: The recent history of […]






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When It Goes Wrong….

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 22:55

(Thanks to New Yorker) This for my friend, Peter, who injured his foot recently….Get well…. ≈≈≈The Foot!≈≈≈






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