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BigLaw: Money and Meaning in the Modern Law Firm

Mitt Regan and Lisa H. Rohrer


Large law firms face increasing financial pressure as the market for legal services becomes increasingly competitive. This has required unprecedented attention to running firms as profitable enterprises, and to monitoring the productivity of lawyers. Some observers claim that this means that law practice has been transformed from a profession to a business. This book examines that claim by drawing on more than 270 interviews with partners in major firms. These interviews reveal a more complex reality. It is true that firms place greater demands than ever on partners for economic productivity ... More

Keywords: law firms, legal profession, business of law, legal services, professions, legal ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226741949
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226742274.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mitt Regan, author
Georgetown Law Center

Lisa H. Rohrer, author
Georgetown Law Center