By Ben Seal
Of the Legal Staff
The ongoing fall of Dewey & LeBoeuf has served as a reminder of the troubled state of the economy and what it means for law firms. More than ever, it is critical for firms to find new ways to bring in (and maintain) business. The status quo is no longer enough for firms to flourish.
Reading the updates on Dewey’s demise over the past few weeks reminded me of an important series The Legal wrote back in February. Our reporters asked around and put together a three-piece package called “Growth in a No-Growth Market,” which got to the very heart of these issues. In a marketplace affected so greatly by the economy, how are firms going to continue moving forward? What will it take to find the path to profitability? The series looked at many of the best options and delivered some fantastic analysis of where things stand.
I suggest you take a look back if you didn’t catch the series when it ran, but also take a look at some of our other online packages. We’ve compiled all our 2011 Firm Financials articles into one place, allowing you to get a look at what each firm did last year and how the numbers are trending. We also have all our coverage of the Penn State scandal consolidated in one place.
We’ll be rotating these online packages on our website from time to time, allowing you to get a comprehensive look at some of the biggest topics in The Legal’s ongoing coverage. As always, if you have a question about our coverage, or a suggestion for a topic you’d like to see covered more in-depth, please email any of our reporters or editors – we always appreciate the feedback.