Quote of the Day - Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.
Law firm mergers and acquisitions are making law firms much like corporate America. Coast to Coast, with my co-host Bob Ambrogi, an East coast attorney and fellow Law.com Blog Network blogger, explores this growing trend toward mega-firms on this show. Our guests are experts with compelling insights on this topic: Attorney and national legal writer, Eric J. Sinrod, partner in the San Francisco office of Duane Morris LLP - one of the largest firms in the U.S. and Attorney, fellow Law.com blogger and well-known legal consultant, Bruce MacEwen from New York. We discuss whether mega-firms better serve legal clients in a new global legal community.
Bruce MacEwen is a lawyer, businessman, and consultant to law firms. He is a charter member of the New York State Bar’s Section on Law Practice Management, and has been nominated as a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management. Bruce will be an adjunct professor at SUNY/Stony Brook's Graduate School of Business, teaching the core course "Strategic Technology & Innovation," in the school's MBA program, exclusively for law firm leaders (the first of its kind in the country). You can also check out Bruce’s wildly popular and widely read blog, “Adam Smith, Esq.,” which addresses the business side of law firms.
Eric J. Sinrod is a partner in the San Francisco office of Duane Morris LLP. Mr. Sinrod’s trial, appellate, and overall litigation practice, which includes experience before the United States Supreme Court, has covered a number of important Internet, technology, intellectual property, information, communications, commercial, antitrust and insurance coverage issues. He has represented domestic and international clients in major class actions and where hundreds of millions of dollars have been at stake. He also has handled numerous matters for smaller companies and individuals. Mr. Sinrod recently was highlighted by an outside publication as "the leading IP attorney in the land," and he has been selected by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the area of Cyber Law and as a "Super Lawyer" for Business Litigation. Recently, Mr. Sinrod wrote an article featured on Findlaw.com and CNETnews.com entitled, “I Want My BlackBerry.” Click on the podcast link below and give a listen to this week's show.