Human Resources

  • Associate Advice, Biglaw, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Partner Issues

    Inside Straight: On Outer-Directedness

    Ed. note: This is the latest installment of Inside Straight, Above the Law’s column for in-house counsel, written by Mark Herrmann. Law firms, and in-house law departments, should be outer-directed. I realize that I just invented the word “outer-directed,” and sensible people might choose to call this concept being “client-focused.” But “outer-directedness” is broader than […]

    18 Comments / / Apr 13, 2011 at 12:17 PM
  • Biglaw, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Partner Issues

    Inside Straight: Managing Up

    Ed. note: This is the latest installment of Inside Straight, Above the Law’s column for in-house counsel, written by Mark Herrmann. The Harvard Law School career services office recently asked me to record a podcast on the subject of “managing up.” This got me to thinking: What the heck is “managing up”? Fortunately, the woman […]

    33 Comments / / Apr 11, 2011 at 10:10 AM
  • Biglaw, General Counsel, In-House Counsel

    Inside Straight: Managing People

    Ed. note: This is the latest installment of Inside Straight, Above the Law’s column for in-house counsel, written by Mark Herrmann. Managing people at big law firms is easy: You don’t! First, you don’t have anyone to manage. As an associate, you have a secretary. That’s it. And you share your secretary with other people, […]

    29 Comments / / Apr 7, 2011 at 11:17 AM