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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, M&A and corporate work, leadership and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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April 22, 2024 |

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: Liz Davis, Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Partner

Last week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

By Cedra Mayfield | Patrick Smith

1 minute read

April 22, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: Andy Goldberg, Laner Muchin Managing Partner

Last week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

By Cedra Mayfield | Patrick Smith

1 minute read

April 19, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Law Firms Seek Out 'Money-Generating' Partner Moves Amid Big Law's Arms Race

Even though partner moves were down year-over-year, Decipher noted that law firms last year figured out one of the fastest ways to grow: buying partners with books of business.

By Patrick Smith

6 minute read

April 19, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: Louwee Guevarra, VP and CTO at Kloves

Kloves VP and CTO Louwee Guevarra discusses the nuances involved in getting various vendor platforms, many of which utilize their own LLM and generative AI engines, to play nice with each other.

By Patrick Smith | Cedra Mayfield

1 minute read

April 19, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: John Meyer, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Zeem Solutions

Zeem Solutions GC and Chief Privacy Officer John Meyer discusses the importance of data privacy and how difficult it has become to protect as the number of external vendors many companies, and law firms, utilize grows exponentially.

By Patrick Smith | Cedra Mayfield

1 minute read

April 16, 2024 |

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: LeaderThinking CEO & Founder Lakeshia Ekeigwe

This week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals from across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

By Cedra Mayfield | Patrick Smith

1 minute read

April 16, 2024 |

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: BYJ Law Founder and General Counsel Betty Jang

This week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals from across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

By Cedra Mayfield | Patrick Smith

1 minute read

April 16, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Goodwin Continues Recruiting From Cooley, Adding Longtime Tech Industry Litigator

Patrick Gunn's clients over the years range from Zoom and eBay to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Oracle founder Lawrence Ellison.

By Patrick Smith

3 minute read

April 16, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Showcasing Resilience of the Industry, Am Law 100 Firms Turn in Strong 2023

After taking a couple of body blows in 2022 and not knowing how the legs would hold up, Big Law was just waiting to counter.

By Patrick Smith

10 minute read

April 15, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Deal Watch: Freshfields, Fenwick, Simpson, Skadden Lead Megadeals as Geopolitical Concerns Muddy M&A Bounceback

Mega M&A deals continue to power the deal market recovery in 2024 while headwinds continue to multiply.

By Patrick Smith

10 minute read