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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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May 18, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: This Job in Big Law is Getting Tougher

Getting personnel back into the office remains a touchy subject, and the overcapacity quandary isn't going anywhere either.

By Dan Packel

5 minute read

May 11, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: Gen Z Isn't Chasing the Brass Ring, and That's a Long-Term Crisis

How to cultivate the next generation of partners and leadership isn't a priority for today's harried leadership, but perhaps it should be.

By Dan Packel

5 minute read

May 08, 2023 | The Legal Intelligencer

Cozen O'Connor, Duane Morris Pace Law Firm Contributions in Phila. Mayoral Election

Rebecca Rhynhart overwhelmingly received the highest total amount from $1,000+ donations from personnel at local firms, while Cherelle Parker received the smallest total amount from these donations.

By Dan Packel | Amanda O'Brien

6 minute read

May 04, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: Hasty Exits and More, a Typology of Leadership Transitions

After an abrupt transition at Lewis Brisbois, three models for how the reins typically get handed over.

By Dan Packel

5 minute read

April 27, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: This Startup-Focused Firm is Embracing AI. Can It Maintain an Edge on Larger Rivals?

The perception that Big Law is not ideally situated for servicing start-ups continues to fuel new aspirants into this space. One of the latest is Rains Law, launched by former Davis Polk and Simpson Thacher associates with tech world experience.

By Dan Packel

6 minute read

April 17, 2023 | The American Lawyer

Top Biden Aide Ron Klain Picks O'Melveny for Post-White House Gig

Klain, Biden's chief of staff, is returning to the firm and will sit on its executive committee.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

April 13, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: EY Steps Back, And Big Law Can Sigh in Relief

"Project Everest," which aimed to split the Big Four firm's audit and consulting work into two units, might have made it easier to sell legal services. But the proposal is now off the table.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

March 23, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: An Overcapacity Postmortem of Cooley

CEO Joe Conroy saw dark clouds on the horizon for the firm's dealmaking practices, but he didn't realize they would blow in so fast.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

March 20, 2023 | Daily Report Online

Head Count Growth Helps Alston & Bird Boost Revenue 3.7%

The firm succeeded in building upon a 2021 in which it grew revenues and net income by over 20%.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read

March 16, 2023 | Law.com

The Law Firm Disrupted: India Opening Its Doors to Foreign Lawyers is a Big Deal

There have been rumblings for years that the country, now home to the fifth biggest economy in the world, would liberalize its legal marketplace, and it finally happened.

By Dan Packel

4 minute read