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Our clients’ industries are changing. Communication strategies are changing. Baretz+Brunelle is changing. And we have thoughts to share on all of it.

Caution: Statements About Litigation Can Give Rise to Defamation Claims

Posted by Wayne Pollock on Sep 28, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Reminder: Overly aggressive public statements about ongoing litigation can give rise to their own separate defamation claims.

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Topics: AmLaw, Big Law, Litigation PR

Promoting Diversity Within Law Firms . . . Or Else

Posted by Jessica Klein + Cari Brunelle on Aug 10, 2017 3:17:26 PM

Facebook. HP. Visa. AT&T. Bank of America. All major corporations with operations that reach all corners of the globe. While these companies are very different, one underlying mission binds them: they all have expressed their commitment to diversity – primarily by requiring that same level of commitment from the law firms they’ve hired to represent them.

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Topics: AmLaw, Big Law, Public Relations

The End of the AmLaw 100?

Posted by John Ford on Jul 27, 2017 11:57:08 AM

The AmLaw 100 and Major League Baseball arrive around the same time each spring, and you might think that’s about all one has to do with the other. (Check out the latest AmLaw 100 report here.) But bear with us while we draw a connection between these two great traditions, both of which reveal the power of statistics. Baseball fans obsess over ERAs and slugging percentages, while The American Lawyer’s annual report has fixed the profession’s attention on numbers like revenue per lawyer and, of course, profits per partner.

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Topics: Law Firm, AmLaw100, AmLaw, Big Law