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    Moving the Global Law Firm Through a Challenging Economy: Focus on Strategy
  • DAVID SYED, Senior Partner - Europe, Orrick, Paris
    Changing Supply & Demand for Global Legal Services: The Multi-polar Dynamic
  • JOHN H. STOUT, Partner, Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis
    The Fulfilled International Lawyer: Advice for a Successful Career
  • ADAM SMITH, General Counsel, EADS Defence & Security, Munich
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  • NORM RUBENSTEIN, Partner, Zeughauser Group, Washington D.C.
    The Key to Credible International Branding
  • JOLENE OVERBECK, Chief Marketing Officer, DLA Piper, New York City
    Moving the Global Law Firm Through a Challenging Economy: Focus on Strategy
  • MICHAEL O’NEILL, SVP and General Counsel, Lenovo Corporation, Washington D.C.
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    Re-thinking Your Global Strategy: Geography, Talent and Management
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    The Signature Legal Challenge of the 21st Century
  • ALAN JENKINS, Chairman, Eversheds LLP, London
    Understanding the Importance of Culture in Managing a Global Law Firm
  • FADI HAMMADEH, General Counsel, Dubai Properties Group, Dubai
    The Regulatory Pendulum Worldwide: Where are we Headed?
  • ANN LEE GIBSON, Ann Lee Gibson Consulting, West Plains, Missouri
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  • TIM S. GLASSETT, Former General Counsel, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA
    Building and Motivating a High-Performing Global Legal Team
  • ROSS FISHMAN, CEO, Fishman Marketing, Highland Park, Illinois
    Focus: The Benefits of a Narrow Scope in the Face of Global Opportunity
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    Introduction and European Counsel Must Improve Compliance
  • BRUNO COVA, Partner, Paul Hastings, Milan
    Reflections on Moving Inside to Outside, and European Counsel Must Improve Compliance
  • JEFFREY CARR General Counsel, FMC Technologies, Houston
    Building a Better Legal Service Delivery System
  • PETER J. BESHAR EVP and General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies, New York City
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Adam Smith, Esq Readership

"Adam Smith, Esq." the website and blog founded and published by Bruce MacEwen, provides an occasional profile of its readers on the Adam Smith, Esq. site.  In Feb 2009 Adam Smith, Esq. posted the following information at www.AdamSmithEsq.com  :

  • 73% of “Adam Smith, Esq.” readers are in the US, 27% of them are not.
  • The leading non-US countries, in order of readership, are the UK, Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong. After that it's anyone's bet, including one Adam Smith, Esq. reader (self-reported) in Kazakhstan.
  • About 30% of Adam Smith, Esq. readers are in the AmLaw 100.
  • About 55% of Adam Smith, Esq. readers are in the AmLaw 200.
  • General counsel are a minute readership: < 1%.
  • Most of the rest of the Adam Smith, Esq. readers are:
    • Staff or other "non-lawyers" in law firms,
    • law professors,
    • law students,
    • the media, and
    • "non-law."
  • About 30% of Adam Smith, Esq. readers are associates.
  • About 22% of Adam Smith, Esq. readers are partners (and compare those proportions to the real world: "Adam Smith, Esq." skews towards partners).
  • Among partners, a disproportionate percentage of Adam Smith, Esq. readres are on the management/executive committee
  • Among people on the management/executive committee, a disproportionate percentage of Adam Smith, Esq. readers are managing partners.

A few other facts provided by Bruce MacEwen about the "Adam Smith, Esq." profile:

  • Bruce MacEwen started the Adam Smith, Esq. site at the very end of 2003.
  • There are now nearly 1,000 articles (you'll hear about it when we hit that milestone).
  • MacEwen writes every single word himself--with the obvious exception of guest columns, “which you can count on the fingers of one hand.”
  • Site traffic is about a third of a million page-views per month: A recent low might be 310,000, and a recent high might be 360,000, but a third of a million seems a fair approximation.
  • About 3,000 of Adam Smith, Esq. readers subscribe to the monthly email newsletter.

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