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Dan Packel

Dan Packel

Dan Packel is an editor on the Business of Law desk at ALM. He writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on change and innovation in the legal marketplace. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter at @packeld

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November 16, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: Waiting on Cravath

Whether or not the New York firm opts to match associate raises announced by Milbank earlier this month will have an outsized impact on the behavior of the rest of the market.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

November 10, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: 'Do You Want a Piece of This or Not?'

One leading alternative legal service provider is playing the long game when it comes to broader reforms to law firm ownership regulations.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

November 02, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: Still Looking for the Gold Rush

Changes in Arizona have yet to cause a real shakeup, but there's one type of law firm that sees promise in the possibilities unleashed by the 2021 reforms.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

November 01, 2023 | Daily Business Review

Cooley Opens Miami Office With Sights On Local Tech, VC Community

The tech-focused firm follows Sidley Austin, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Winston & Strawn, Kirkland & Ellis and King & Spalding in the bustling South Florida legal market.

By Dan Packel

2 minute read

October 26, 2023 | The American Lawyer

Quinn Emanuel and Foley & Lardner Resolve Fee Dispute From LeClairRyan Bankruptcy

The resolution grants Foley & Lardner $2.2 million in fees that have already been approved. But the firm had sought another $4.1 million.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

October 19, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: The News Cycle Heats Up, and an Am Law 50 Firm Sticks Its Neck Out

Firms are under increasing pressure to take a public stance on hot-button issues, and confronted with two of these, Winston & Strawn leaned in.

By Dan Packel

5 minute read

October 18, 2023 | The American Lawyer

Quinn Emanuel Fights to Depose Foley & Lardner CEO in $2M Dispute Over LeClairRyan Fees

The firms are at odds because Quinn Emanuel partners Erika Morabito and Brittany Nelson began the contingency-based representation of LeClairRyan's bankruptcy trustee as partners at Foley & Lardner.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

October 12, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: Who Needs a 50-State Law Firm?

A personal injury giant and a litigation defense shop are both touting their scale, offering clients lawyers from Alabama to Wyoming.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

October 05, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: A Spotlight on Travails in the Legal Recruiting World

One high-end New York headhunter got sued over a lateral who left less than three months into a new placement, while Major Lindsey & Africa is expecting to face sexual misconduct claims from a former recruiter.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

September 28, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: Lawyers Must Balance Caution and Curiosity in Confronting Gen AI

"It's going to be necessary for lawyers to figure out how over the next 10 years and we need to lean in," said Philip Goodin, executive vice president of the litigation services business unit at Integreon.

By Dan Packel

5 minute read