This book, part of the Stanford Law School research project on the future of the legal profession, thoroughly examines the future of "big law" defined as the large and mid-size multiservice highly specialized law firms that provide sophisticated, complex and generally costly legal work to multinationals, large and mid-size domestic corporations, and other business clients. By systematically gathering, assessing, and analyzing the best available quantitative and qualitative data on the first tier of the corporate legal services market of Latin America and Spain, and interviewing a broadly representative sample of corporate legal officers, law firm partners, and other stakeholders in each of the countries covered, this book provides a nuanced perspective on changes in?big law? during the last two decades until the present. It also explores the factors that are driving these changes, and the implications for the future of legal profession, legal education and its relationship with the corporate sector and society in general.
Corporate lawyers and multinational corporations in Latin America and Spain : 1990-2015 / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo -- Law firms in Argentina : challenges and responses to a crisis / Maria Inés Bergoglio -- Big law in Brazil : rise and current challenges / Mariana Conti Craveiro and Manuel Gómez -- Big Law in Chile : a glance at the law firms / Iñigo de la Maza Gazmuri, Rafael Mery Nieto, and Juan Enrique Vargas Viancos -- Big law in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic : growth strategies in small economies / Carlos Taboada and Manuel Gómez -- The rise of big law in Colombia / Everaldo Lamprea and Mariana Díaz Chalela -- Global and traditional : a profile of corporate lawyers in Mexico / Rodrigo Meneses-Reyes and José Antonio Caballero -- Lawyers and globalization in Peru (1990-2014) : challenges in the shadows / Gorki Gonzales Mantilla -- Big law in Spain : a dynamic ecosystem / Marisa Méndez Sordo -- Big law in Venezuela : from globalization to revolution / Reconstructing big law : the big picture / Deborah R. Hensler -- Big law today and tomorrow / Lawrence M. Friedman -- Conclusion / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo