Two once-great San Francisco Bay Area firms -- Heller Ehrman and Thelen -- are in the throes of dissolution, and consultant Peter D. Zeughauser says there's a lesson to be learned from their demise. Firms need a strong firm culture that breeds partners who are in it for each other, not just themselves. Noting that even the best lawyers practicing together can find themselves circling the drain without such a culture, Zeughauser details four key elements that can help firms avoid entering the whirlpool.
Four Essential Elements of a Strong Law Firm Culture
The American Lawyer
January 6, 2009