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New Republic reporter defends BigLaw-is-dying article (video)


Noam Scheiber, senior editor at The New Republic, talks with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia about his controversial article entitled “The Last Days of Big Law” in which he chronicles the challenges facing large American law firms by examining the recent history of Mayer Brown.

In response to criticism that he exaggerated the severity of the problems facing the legal profession, Scheiber concedes that there is an element of speculative prediction in his work.

“If I could write the piece over again I would hedge on the prediction,” he says.

Related articles:

ABAJournal.com: “Is the death of BigLaw overhyped?”

ABAJournal.com: “A farewell to cushy BigLaw: Mayer Brown a case study in coping and hard-charged competition”

Slate: “How rumors of the demise of Big Law keep getting grossly exaggerated”

American Lawyer: “Don’t Bury Big Law Just Yet”

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