David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
There is widespread agreement that law firms have embraced globalization, but what this means and why it matters are subjects still cloaked with uncertainty. Do law firms follow the models and processes of globalization characteristic of other businesses? Or are law firms forced to take a different approach because of the nature of law and its basis in a particular national system? In this article, we consider these questions as they apply to U.S. law firms, and offer a new lens to interpret the role of globalization in the activities of law firms and their lawyers. We use data relating to the overseas offices of 64 leading U.S.-based law firms - among the largest and most globally-oriented U.S. firms - to learn how the firms transform themselves into global organizations. Our investigation reveals that U.S. law firms take a glocal or hybrid approach to globalization.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jonathan Batten, Samanthala Hettihewa & Robert Mellor (1997). The Ethical Management Practices of Australian Firms. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12-13):1261-1271.
Till Talaulicar (2009). Barriers Against Globalizing Corporate Ethics: An Analysis of Legal Disputes on Implementing U.S. Codes of Ethics in Germany. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 84 (3):349 - 360.
Bernard Ascher, The Threat to U.S. Lawyers From Competition by Multidisciplinary Practices (MDPs): Is It Gone?
Joan Loughrey (2012). Large Law Firms, Sophisticated Clients, and the Regulation of Conflicts of Interest in England and Wales. Legal Ethics 14 (2):215-238.
Maksymilian T. Madelr, Breaking the Spell: The Education of Attention and Encounter in Law Schools and Law Firms.
Bartosz Wojciechowski, Marek Zirk-Sadowski & Mariusz J. Golecki (eds.) (2009). Between Complexity of Law and Lack of Order: Philosophy of Law in the Era of Globalization. Wydawn. Adam Marszałek.
Ran Zhang, Zabihollah Rezaee & Jigao Zhu (2010). Corporate Philanthropic Disaster Response and Ownership Type: Evidence From Chinese Firms' Response to the Sichuan Earthquake. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 91 (1):51 - 63.
Alex W. H. Chan & Hoi Yan Cheung (2012). Cultural Dimensions, Ethical Sensitivity, and Corporate Governance. Journal of Business Ethics 110 (1):45-59.
Bjorn Fasterling (2009). The Managerial Law Firm and the Globalization of Legal Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 88 (1):21 - 34.
Joanne P. Braithwaite (2011). Diversity Staff and the Dynamics of Diversity Policy-Making in Large Law Firms. Legal Ethics 13 (2):141-163.
Added to index2009-05-24
Total downloads2 ( #411,440 of 1,692,490 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #184,284 of 1,692,490 )
How can I increase my downloads?