Home

Axiom Tries Some New Moves in the Legal World
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

In biology, the greatest changes in a species occur in a bottleneck, or a period of intense survival-of-the-fittest that isolates a few distinct forms. This law of the jungle atmosphere well characterizes the legal profession now, which is struggling to meet the demands of the recession. One new firm may be found in Axiom.

Axiom’s founder, Mark Harris, identifies the current situation as one where lawyers feel they are overworked and underpaid, while their clients feel they pay too much for too little work.

Axiom is different. They have over 900 lawyers, and no partners.

  
What
Where


He explained to Adam Smith Esq.:

“If you think about it, everything the legal industry has done to date, in terms of innovation, has been labor market arbitrage, including the first phase of Axiom!  It all started with Ben Heinemann [the legendary General Electric GC], who took essentially the same caliber of people toiling away in law firms, and put them in-house doing pretty much the same thing, but at drastically reduced expense—to the point where 20 to 30 years later some of the largest ‘firms’ in the world are captive in-house departments.

“Or think about moving people from places like Sixth Avenue in Manhattan or California Street in San Francisco to the Sunbelt or the Rust Belt; you enjoy a one-time, cost-of-living-driven, savings, but it’s incremental, not continuous, and not fundamentally transformative.  It’s not a model change; it’s an approach that fails to address how the work gets done—instead, you’re just doing the same thing with people who cost less, pure and simple.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Harris has coined a term, “insourcing” for when his business outsources work to lawyers who then work in with the clients. He also uses “managed services” which is a system for breaking down big projects.

The model is useful when a lot of time-consuming paperwork needs to be done. The complexity and deliberately innovative structure of Axiom may prove to be a watershed. If there is a time for new models, this is it.





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client seeks corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities associat...

Apply Now

Business Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Santa Monica

Santa Monica office of our client seeks business litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experience. T...

Apply Now

Intellectual Property Litigation / Enforcement Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks intellectual property litigation / enforcement associate at...

Apply Now

Eminent Domain Attorney

USA-TX-Richmond

Richmond office of our client seeks eminent domain attorney with 5+ years of experience. The candida...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Hotline & Training Managing Attorney (IMMIGRATION)

USA-NY-New York City

The Hotline & Training Services Managing Attorney will guide, develop, and supervise the Hotline sta...

Apply now

Litigation paralegal

USA-TX-Dallas

We are looking to immediately hire a responsible, highly organized, self-motivated litigation parale...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

Associate Attorney – 7 to 10 Years’ Experience - Dallas/Fort Worth   ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

Associate Attorney – 3 to 5 Years’ Experience - Dallas/Fort Worth   ...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top