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From Colleague to Employee: Determinants of Changing Career Governance Structures in Elite Law Firms

Ryon Lancaster and Brian Uzzi

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter shows how some structural and background factors, as well as some often-neglected factors such as demography and labour market structures, are able to affect governance solutions. ... More


The Corporate Law Market

Erin A. O'Hara and Larry E. Ribstein

in The Law Market

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195312898
eISBN:
9780199871025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312898.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows that the corporate law market is simply a part of the broader market for law discussed in this book. The corporate choice-of-law rule known as the “internal affairs doctrine” (IAD) ... More


Spencer, Grace & Robbins

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter presents the firm used as a case study, a north-eastern US corporate law partnership, in which fieldwork was conducted to examine the generic social mechanisms that help coordinate ... More


Niches and Status in the Firm: A Specific Exchange System

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter seeks to identify the social niches and the forms of status that could be found in the firm and test for the existence of the first mechanism that helped members manage their social ... More


from Wall Street Lawyer to Federal District Judge

Gerald Gunther

in Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195377774
eISBN:
9780199869374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377774.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter traces the path of Learned Hand's career from lawyer to federal district judge. In mid-November 1902, Hand had begun his New York law practice at the Wall Street firm of Zabriskie, ... More


Economic Performance and Quality Control

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Niche seeking and status competition represent two potentially advantageous micro-political activities for individuals. This chapter focuses on their usefulness in connecting the interests of an ... More


Multi-Status Oligarchs and the Negotiation of Precarious Values

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter shows that the form taken by status competition at Spencer, Grace & Robbins stabilized its regulatory process and reinforced the status quo, particularly in the debates about ... More


The Gendered Organizational Structure of Large Law Firms

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the gendered organizational structure of the two law firms in this study: the legal department of Bonhomie Corporation; and Lyman, Lyman and Portia (LLP). It highlights the ... More


Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Jennifer Pierce

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography examines the gendered nature of today's large corporate law firms. Although increasing numbers of women have become lawyers in the past decade, this book discovers that the double ... More


Pressuring Partners Back to Good Order: A Lateral Control Regime

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter examines a mechanism called lateral control regime, which is based on a counter-intuitive complementarity between niche seeking and status competition. It helps most peers exercise early ... More


Firms: Just Like an International Firm The Advantage of Not Being Global

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India's Professional Elite

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182537
eISBN:
9780691199993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182537.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter extends the analysis of novelty from the individual level to a more organizational perspective. No doubt the advantage of newness played a big part in scripting how individuals were ... More


Organizational Integration: A Montesquieu Structure

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Niche seeking may be a threat to the organization despite providing bounded solidarity and generalized and multiplex exchange to its individual members. In effect, a task force in a social niche can ... More


Ethics and Large Law Firms

Elizabeth Nosworthy

in Legal Ethics and Legal Practice: Contemporary Issues

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259459
eISBN:
9780191681950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259459.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter articulates some of the changes in legal practice which have occurred in Australia over the last decade, particularly in large law firms. There is no reason to believe that this rate of ... More


Frames: Women Can’t Match Up The Sticky Assumptions of Gender and Work

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India's Professional Elite

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182537
eISBN:
9780691199993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182537.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the role of institutional novelty in moderating the experience of gender. It shows how the emergence of the Indian elite law firm has been uniquely shaped by the newness of the ... More


Large Law Firms and Professional Responsibility

Marc Galanter and Thomas Palay

in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259312
eISBN:
9780191681936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259312.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter sets large law firms and professional responsibility in its wider social and professional context. In the American setting, the large law firm has had an ambivalent relationship to legal ... More


Conclusion

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This concluding chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. It discusses the scope of the collegial form, holding one's own in the company of peers, and the ethical problem of ... More


Gendering Occupations and Emotions in Law Firms

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to investigate how sex segregation is maintained and reproduced through case studies of two law offices: a private law firm and ... More


Facings: My Clients Prefer a Woman Lawyer New Returns to Essentialism

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India's Professional Elite

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182537
eISBN:
9780691199993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182537.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the ways in which relationships between female professionals and their clients, peers, and mentors help create and reinforce interactional hierarchies in these spaces. ... More


The Accidental Emergence of India’s Elite Women Lawyers

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182537
eISBN:
9780691199993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182537.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the emergence of India's elite women lawyers. Despite being agnostic to the cause of feminism, and using the governance language of meritocracy and ... More


Securing the Foundation: The Chambers Firm in the Early 1970s

Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier

in Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469628547
eISBN:
9781469628561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628547.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the growth and consolidation of the Chambers law firm in the first half of the 1970s. As the firm hired new lawyers, it maintained a roughly equal balance of white and black ... More


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