Solutions. So much of a lawyer’s job is about finding them. But sometimes they are found in unlikely places and often they take a while to work through.
They are frequently needed when responding to adversity. Take Milton Cheng, the global chair at Baker McKenzie. When he took on the role in 2019 his mandate was clear—push into transactional work and financially integrate the firm. But in the words of boxer Mike Tyson: everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.