The Belly of the Beast


The Belly of the Beast

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"Illuminating dark corners from an insider's perspective on BigLaw's ongoing transformation from a profession to a bottom-line business." Posts dissect and comment on news coverage relating to BigLaw life—and sometimes what the blogger hears from other BigLaw partners like himself (though he has recently retired).

Author: Steven J. Harper is a recently retired partner of Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's School of Law. He is also the author of The Partnership: A Novel, Straddling Worlds: The Jewish-American Journey of Professor Richard W. Leopold and Crossing Hoffa: A Teamster's Story.

Related Categories: Law Firms | Law Professor | Partner | Northwestern University | Large Firm

Recent Posts from The Belly of the Beast

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ONE LAWYER’S DILEMMA
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TRUMP AND THE RULE OF LAW
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THE TRUMP THREE-STEP
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A FOOL FOR A CLIENT
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