Law Firm Heads Having Blue Christmas


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“The holidays are a happy time, right?

Typically, yes. But not for law-firm managers this year.

Today, we were sent the latest Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group “managing partner confidence index.” The reports, issued quarterly, give a quick-and-dirty snapshot into how managing partners at the nation’s largest law firms are feeling about things.

According to the index released Thursday, confidence is limp. Managing partners don’t seem to feel very good about either the economy at large or the business conditions facing law firms.

And that sour news follows five straight quarters of surging confidence, according to Citi.

“Law firm managing partners are exhibiting a sense of uncertainty about the strength of the recovery, and in turn, the legal market and their own firms’ financial outlook,” Citi report . . . ” Full story on WSJ.

Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email ( You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw

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