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IFLR1000 has released its first ever rankings of US law firms at a state level. While IFLR1000 has researched and covered the US since 1990 at a nationwide level, this is its first analysis of the financial and corporate law markets within the states. 25 states are featured in IFLR’s core practice areas of banking, capital markets, M&A and restructuring/insolvency. Additionally, IFLR has compiled a list of the top attorneys in the US, with…
The Artificial Lawyer online magazine has launched a new directory showcasing the most pioneering legal technology companies. The AL 100 focuses on applications that use automation and artificial intelligence technology. Currently the directory is sub-divided into categories: billing and time applications, contracting platforms, data security and risk systems, document review, expert systems and legal bots, legal research and analytics, and workflow automation and transaction tools. Initially featuring about 40 companies, the AL 100 is…
How do you fancy managing the legal directories for the world’s biggest law firm? Kirkland & Ellis, which recently became the world’s largest law firm by revenue, has an opening for a public relations manager focused on awards and recognition. Directory jobs don’t come much bigger than this – Kirkland is the law firm of the moment, lauded for its meteoric rise, with revenue up by almost 20 percent this past year to $3.2…
Georgina Stanley, the current editor-in-chief of Legal Week, has been named as the new editor of the Legal 500 UK directory. She replaces Alexander Boyes, the current UK (solicitors) editor. Georgina Stanley has worked at Legal Week, a London-based legal media company, for 13 years in a number of reporting and editorial roles. Legal Week was acquired by American Lawyer Media in 2016, and before that was owned by Incisive Media. Ms.…
A legal search marketing consultant has conducted a study comparing the search visibility of the major US legal directories. Doug Bradley, the founder of Everest Legal Marketing in California, looked into the most popular legal directories and how they rank across five major cities. For the study, the survey considered legal directory search performance in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, New York, and Jacksonville across popular categories such as personal injury, real estate, and employment. Overall…
Asian legal publishing site Conventus Law has launched a sister portal called Conventus Leadership that will focus on law firm business development, strategy, human resources, marketing, communications, and legal technology. The driver for the new site is that Conventus Law covers the law and legal commentary, while the new site will explore business development-related content. Founder Stephen Lai: “Our mission is to challenge business leaders in law to think about how unprecedented technological advances have…
Massive news in the legal media world. Two leading London-based legal publishers – Law Business Research and Globe Business Media Group – have merged in a combination backed by the private equity investor, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The transformative deal brings together two established legal media groups that between them produce a raft of legal publications, websites, and directories. According to the announcement, the joint Law Business Research-Globe platform will create one of the…
I was delighted to be named as one of the world’s Top 100 Legal Consultants & Strategists for 2018 by the legal media company Lawdragon. According to publisher Katrina Dewey: “The emergence of consultants and advisors to the world’s lawyers is one of the biggest trends of the past decade. To be recognized as among those moving the needle in decisions implicating global law firms and massive litigation is a singular achievement. Our selection…
Legal 500 has launched a new magazine aimed at the global legal market, which it says will provide a showcase for partners, law firms and barristers’ sets to demonstrate their expertise around the world. Called “fivehundred”, the magazine, which will be free to read online, will publish ten times a year, starting in September 2018. Among the key features of the new publication will be interviews with law firm managing partners, and expert commentary on…
Is this legit? A scam? Should I reply? Anyone who works in legal marketing receives many emails like this from lawyers seeking to know whether an approach from a legal directory is worthwhile or not. The more established, credible ones are waved through. And the outright scams are rejected – they’re usually easy to spot. But what about those in the middle – those in the semi-respectable gray area? To provide guidance, some firms have…