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Our Offer Is A Million Bucks Today, And It’s Going Down Every Week After That

This ain't exactly a good way to settle your case.
Tags: Law, Advice, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Settlement Offers

Preparing Witnesses For Trial, Rather Than Deposition, Testimony

Trials are different than depositions. Make sure that your witnesses understand that.
Tags: Law, Advice, Trials, Litigators, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Depositions

Playoff Games For The New York Islanders Need To Be Played At ‘Home’

from Mark Herrmann of Newsday, There are roughly 13,917 good reasons why the Islanders should be allowed to play their potential playoff games at Nassau Coliseum. Here is the one that stands out and should count the most: The National Hockey League owes it to them. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week at the All-Star Game and Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello acknowledged in his first post-break interview with reporters Thursday that the league will have the final word...
Tags: Sport, Brooklyn, Jamaica, Long Island, National Hockey League, New York Islanders, Islanders, Gary Bettman, Lou Lamoriello, Barclays Center, New York Islander, Newsday, Bettman, Mark Herrmann, WFAN, Uniondale

Why Summer Associate Jobs Don’t Tell You Anything About A Firm

Think you’re going to have real interactions with partners? Ain’t no partner got time for that.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Mark Herrmann, Partner Issues, Summer Associates

How To Stop Outside Counsel From Mishandling Enforcement Matters

One way to guarantee that outside lawyers aren't secretly antagonizing regulatory agencies or otherwise mishandling the investigation.
Tags: Law, Advice, Biglaw, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Outside Counsel

Donald Trump’s Lessons On Management

If you thought you knew how to conduct yourself as an in-house attorney, think again.
Tags: Law, Advice, Management, Donald Trump, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel

The New York Islanders Are Quietly Having A Good Year

from Mark Herrmann of Newsday, You won’t see the Islanders in the Winter Classic, the Jan. 1 centerpiece in which Chicago has played four times (all losses, including one at Notre Dame’s football stadium Tuesday). But at this moment, there is no team as fetching, quirky and compelling as the one that plays (most of the time now) on Long Island. No one else can match the mix of nostalgia, excitement, bitterness, uncertainty and hope that the Islanders have put together in a season that...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Chicago, NHL, Notre Dame, Long Island, New York Islanders, Islanders, John Tavares, Barry Trotz, Trotz, Toews, Mark Herrmann, Devon Toews

3 Legal Predictions For 2019

What will happen in the legal industry in the new year? In-house columnist Mark Herrmann has some ideas.
Tags: Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Women's Issues, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Litigation Finance, Predictions for 2019

A New (To Me, Anyway) Business Development Idea

An incredibly unique idea that might just convince in-house counsel to hire your firm in the future.
Tags: Law, Business Development, Appeals, Mark Herrmann, Pro Bono, In-House Counsel

Getting Dinged For The Bad Much More Than You’re Credited For The Good

No one will remember your victories, only your defeats. Get used to it.
Tags: Law, Advice, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel

“Let’s Go Islanders”

from Mark Herrmann of Newsday, Three little words can fill an entire arena and describe a whole occasion. No one even had to say them, either. On a night marked by playoff-caliber choruses of “Let’s Go Islanders!” the magic words were the ones everyone was thinking: “Where they belong.” The Islanders were home, truly home, for the first time since April 2015. Technically, the team has had plenty of home games since then, but let’s be honest. The fans had not had a single one in 3½ yea...
Tags: Sport, Columbus, Long Island, Islanders, Barclays Center, Nassau Coliseum, Mark Herrmann, Nassau Suffolk

On Word Choice

Lawyers should make an effort to sound like real people when they speak.
Tags: Law, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, English Grammar and Usage, Legal Writing, Word Choice

A Proposal To Put Politicians At Risk

An idea for how we can force politicians to compromise.
Tags: Politics, Law, Government, Constitutional Law, Mark Herrmann

What Trump Said About Law Firm Bonuses!

Interesting commentary on bonus season from POTUS.
Tags: Law, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Media and Journalism

Surviving The Day While Doing No Work

What do you do at a corporation on a day when you're doing nothing?
Tags: Law, Advice, Mark Herrmann, Work/Life Balance, In-House Counsel, Stupid Lawyer Tricks

Do You Ever Admit That You Should Have Lost?

Should someone feel guilty about having won when you should have lost? Why?
Tags: Law, Advice, Trials, Biglaw, Litigators, Mark Herrmann

The Partners’ Secret Truths

How do partners decide which associates will work on their cases? Find out.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Partner Issues

Texting. Two Different People. While On A Conference Call.

Given the choice between hiring the person who pays attention and hiring the person who's ignoring you even before he's been retained, who would you hire?
Tags: Law, Advice, Iphones, Multitasking, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel

The Identity Of Opposing Counsel

Of the collection of things that in-house lawyers worry about, the identity of opposing counsel probably doesn't even make the list. 
Tags: Law, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Opposing Counsel

The Judge Trusts Me! She’s Sustaining All My Objections!

Does this mean that you're always right? Maybe. But it more likely means that you're going to lose. 
Tags: Law, Advice, Trials, Litigators, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel

Rate Disruption In The IP World?

The days of IP litigation commanding premium rates may be behind us.
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel

Searching For An In-House Job

Some advice from a deputy general counsel on how to land a job in-house.
Tags: Law, Advice, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Job Searches

Thinking About Your Co-Workers

Before you choose an in-house job, think for just a moment about the people who are likely to inhabit the joint.
Tags: Law, Advice, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel

When Lawyers Recommend Wasting Money

Think about whether filing the brief, or opposing the motion, can conceivably do any good.
Tags: Money, Law, Clients, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Inside Straight

Why Lawyers Mislead Clients

Optimists, pessimists, and fearful lawyers: None of those lawyers are serving their clients well. Or even ethically.
Tags: Law, Legal Ethics, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel

Most Cases Settle. Should That Affect Your Thinking?

Maybe outside counsel, and clients, and the judicial system itself, should begin to acknowledge what everyone knows to be true.
Tags: Law, Advice, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Settlements

On Being A ‘Yes’ Man

If you're in public, it's probably what the important person on your side wants.
Tags: Law, Advice, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel

Compassion At Corporations And Law Firms

Some might say this is the real difference between corporate legal departments and law firms.
Tags: Law, Corporations, Biglaw, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel

3 Thoughts On Thought Leadership

What makes someone a thought leader, and what doesn't? Mark Herrmann explains.
Tags: Law, Thought Leadership, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel