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Our Founder, Frank Michael D’Amore, writes a monthly column for lawyers, “The Business of Law,” which appears in The Legal Intelligencer, the country’s oldest daily legal newspaper. Topics include legal recruiting, placement of law firm partners and groups, law firm mergers, and many issues concerning the practice of law, ranging from business development to career advancement.  Frank’s inspirational and balanced pieces have garnered many accolades.  Frank also has contributed to a wide range of other publications and is often quoted in many legal and business publications.

The following are a few recent articles he has written and others in which he has been quoted:

 

The Mindful Lawyer: Meditation and Its Many Benefits (Legal consultant Frank Michael D’Amore discusses how meditation and generally employing a balanced approach to work and life will help lawyers inside and outside of the office)

What You Can Learn from Mad Men (Legal consultant Frank Michael D’Amore offers advice for lawyers and law firms as to how they can spot the major clients of the future and potential superstars who are lurking in their midst today)

How to Sweeten the Partnership Pot for Associates, August 6, 2010, Law360 (Legal consultant Frank Michael D’Amore offers opinions as to what law firms can do to make partnership more attractive to Associates)

Business of Law, July 8, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (Legal Recruiter and consultant Frank  Michael D’Amore provides consulting advice and insights for lawyers as to how they can stay connected with other attorneys, business executives, and other contacts in our digital age).

“Blended Fees May be On Their Way Out,” June 17, 2010, Law360 (Atorney Career Catalysts Founder Frank Michael D’Amore’s comments on the pros and cons of blended fees are cited by author Shannon Henson)

Business of Law, June 17, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (Attorney Career Catalysts Founder Frank Michael D’Amore answers questions posed by attorneys concerning the state of the current legal market for law firms, future prospects for law schools, and alternative fees)

“Bonus Fees Must Be Simple To Be Effective,” June 15, 2010, Law360 (Consultant for attorneys Frank Michael D’Amore comments on issues associated with payment of success fees to lawyers by their corporate clients)

“Portfolio Billing Gains Steam As Firms Reap Profits,” June 14, 201, Law360 (Former General Counsel Frank Michael D’Amore quoted concerning portfolio billing used by law firms and in house legal departments)

“Law Firms’ Changing of the Guard,” June 11, 2010, Philadelphia Business Journal (Legal recruiter and consultant Frank Michael D’Amore comments on succession planning and changes among managing partners in major Philadelphia law firms in article written by Jeff Blumenthal)

“Caution Required in Crafting Fixed Fee Agreements,” June 11, 2010, Law360 (Legal Consultant Frank Michael D’Amore quoted in this leading legal publication for attorneys concerning a type of alternative fee agreement)

“Blank Rome Gets ex-Sungard, Synthes GC,” June 8, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (Frank Michael D’Amore comments of the hiring of former General Counsel Larry Gross by major Philadelphia-based law firm, Blank Rome)

Business of Law, May 13, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (Author and legal consultant Frank Michael D’Amore discusses how attorneys can overcome adversity)

“What Boutiques Can Do To Lure Laterals,” May 5, 2010, Law360 (Legal recruiter Frank Michael D’Amore discusses what law firm boutiques can do to recruit top flight lateral partners and groups)

“Five Signs That Things Are Looking Up For BigLaw,” April 29, 2010, Law360 (Legal commentator Frank Michael D’Amore discusses the current state of the law firm legal market and why things seem to be on the rise)

“Recession Causes Large Law Firms To Look More At Regional Growth,” April 28, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (Legal consultant and strategist Frank Michael D’Amore discusses major law firm growth strategies with reporter Gina Passarella)

“Five Management Strategies Law Firms Should Adopt,” April 12, 2010, Law360 (Frank Michael D’Amore shares his thoughts, based on his national work with law firms, as to what management philosophies and techniques can be used by law firms today)

Business of Law, April 8, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (Attorney and legal consultant Frank Michael D’Amore shares his second installment of lessons learned during his career in the law, which has included his experience as a law firm partner, general counsel, legal recruiter, and consultant)

“Compliance Officers Play to Bigger Room,” April 8, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (Legal recruiter Frank Michael D’Amore, who has placed Chief Compliance Officers in major corporations, comments on their expanded role in corporations today)

Business of Law, March 11, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (In his monthly column, author Frank Michael D’Amore discusses the impact of the shift in power to in house legal counsel and the effect on law firm billing rates)

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, February 26, 2010 (Legal Consultant Frank Michael D’Amore’s column that discussed, among other things, lawyers’ happiness (or lack thereof), is favorably cited by Ashby Jones)

“What ‘s It Mean When Firms Change General Counsels?” February 26, 2010, Philadelphia Business Journal (Legal consultant and former law firm partner Frank Michael D’Amore discusses the repercussions to law firms and its attorneys when companies change generals counsel)

Business of Law, February 11, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (In this article, which was picked up by domestic and foreign news outlets, legal commentator Frank Michael D’Amore discusses some insights on a 25+ year career in the law, including overcoming inertia and networking techniques)

Business of Law, January 14, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (Legal consultant Frank Michael D’Amore offers some tips and perspective to attorneys on the art of listening)

“Big Story Of Lateral Lawyer Moves Was Wolf Block’s Demise,” January 8, 2010, Philadelphia Business Journal (Legal recruiter and consultant Frank Michael D’Amore, who had practiced in Philadelphia as a partner in a major law firm, comments on the demise of venerable firm, Wolf Block)

“Lateral Market Heating Up, But Will It Last?” January 8, 2010, The Legal Intelligencer (Legal recruiter Frank Michaeld D’Amore comments on the current state of the market for lateral partners and groups for law firms)

“Law Firms Predicted To Do More Than Cut Pay And Lay Off,” January 1, 2010, Philadelphia Business Journal (Developments in the law firm market are discussed by legal recruiter and consultant Frank Michael D’Amore in this forecast for 2010)

Business of Law, December 10, 2009, The Legal Intelligencer (Lessons learned from Tiger Woods incident as to how lawyers can better deal with crisis management as written by legal consultant Frank Michael D’Amore)

Business of Law, November 12, 2009, The Legal Intelligencer (Allegiance to your firm is admirable and important.  Being foolishly loyal, especially in this era, is not.  Frank Michael D’Amore examines this topic in depth in his monthly column)