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January 09, 2006

Patrick Lamb on GAL's Big Law Inquiry

In a Saturday post, on the question as I'd put it of "when, if ever, do Big Clients need Big Law", Patrick Lamb at In Search of Perfect Client Service advanced the ball the farthest to date using both sports (for Pat, non-critical Bulls and North Carolina centers) and military motifs. Since I'm a Lakers and Blue Devils fan, I'll stay with the military analogy, which Pat has drawn before and does effectively:

For me, I believe that the best answer is better explained using a military metaphor. Sometimes the number of boots on the ground matter. That's why we have the Army and Marines. Sometimes, and almost always for the really tough problems, you're better off with an elite Navy Seal Team or the Delta Force. Small and elite is where you get the best of the best.

As co-founder of a firm which never wants to be bigger than 25 or 30, I really like Pat's last sentence. Anyone else want to enter the fray on this? See the post of a couple of days ago which incorporates some great questions and writing from The Greatest American Lawyer.

Posted by JD Hull at January 9, 2006 09:01 PM


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