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Spring 2010

PLP Distinguished Senior Fellow Ben Heineman has a several new pieces in print and online:

When the Reason Trumps the Result
washingtonpost.com (June 24, 2010)
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Who's-on-first in the Gulf
washingtonpost.com (June 15, 2010)
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The Safety Calculus after BP
Harvard Business Review (June 4, 2010)
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Blumenthal: Lie or Mistake?
The Atlantic (May 24, 2100)
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The Gulf Spill: Who Should Investigate?
Atlantic (May 17, 2010)
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In Praise of Legal Diversity
washingtonpost.com (
May 11, 2010)
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Is it Too Late for Goldman Sachs to Play Offense?
Harvard Business Review (May 3, 2010)
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Noblesse Oblige
(calling for paradigm shift in law firm leadership)
The American Lawyer (May, 2010), with William F. Lee
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Valuing Safety is Good for Companies' Bottom Line
Atlantic (April 19, 2010)
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Alan Greenspan, Regulator?
The Atlantic (April 8, 2010)
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Being 'legal' doesn't make it 'right'
(on Goldman Sachs)
washingtonpost.com (April, 2010)
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Obama's Afghanistan Dilemma: Managing Hamid Karzai
Harvard Business Review (March 31, 2010)
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Google and Global Ethics
washingtonpost.com (March 25, 2010)
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PLP partners with Danish law firm Plesner:

Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession (PLP) and leading European law firm Plesner announced a strategic collaboration today. Plesner will become the first European affiliate and supporter of PLP’s Center on Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry, which conducts and sponsors empirical research on the central questions facing the legal services industry.

“We are extremely pleased to have been selected by the Program on the Legal Profession as its first European affiliate. We believe that Harvard Law School’s activities and research conducted through the Center is important for the global legal profession,” said Jacob Bier, vice chairman of Plesner, who will represent the firm on the Center’s advisory board.
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PLP Director David Wilkins quoted in The Harvard Crimson:

Law School Students Survive Job Hunt
The Harvard Crimson (March 12, 2010)
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PLP Distinguished Senior Fellow Ben Heineman has new work in The Atlantic and washingtonpost.com:

Flunking Crisis Management 101
washingtonpost.com (February 11, 2010)
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Where are the Global Anti-Corruption Leaders?
The Atlantic (February 10, 2010)
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PLP Director David Wilkins featured in "Ask the Professor":

Professor Wilkins answers the question, "How will globalization reshape the practice of law - and the training of lawyers?" (Winter, 2010)
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PLP Distinguished Senior Fellow Ben Heineman has a new piece online:

All in the Implementation
washingtonpost.com (February 4, 2010)
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PLP Research Director Ashish Nanda has a new piece in The American Lawyer:

History Rhymes
on law firm recruitment
The American Lawyer (January 29, 2010)
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PLP Distinguished Senior Fellow Ben Heineman has several new pieces in print and online:

POLICY BRIEF: Restoring Trust in Corporate Governance: The Six Essential Tasks of Boards of Directors and Business Leaders
presented by the Policy and Impact Committee of the Committee for Economic Development (January, 2010)
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The Supreme Paradox: When the Court Overrides Congress
washingtonpost.com (January 24, 2010)
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A Stewardship Code for Institutional Investors
BusinessWeek (January 19, 2010)
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A "Stewardship Code" for Institutional Investors
Harvard Business (January 18, 2010)
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The Google Case: When Law and Ethics Collide
The Atlantic (January 13, 2010)
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No Double Standard
washingtonpost.com (January 11, 2010)
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Fall 2009

PLP Distinguished Senior Fellow Ben Heineman has several new pieces in print and online:

Judging Joe
washingtonpost.com (December 21, 2009)
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Blanche Lincoln and the Democratic Dilemma
The Atlantic (December 8, 2009)
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Paradise Lost
washingtonpost.com (December 7, 2009)
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18-Month Miracle
washingtonpost.com (November 30, 2009)
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Defining Corporate Citizenship
washingtonpost.com (November 17, 2009)
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In Praise of the Virtual Fundraiser
The Atlantic (November 13, 2009)
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The Ugly End-Game
washingtonpost.com (November 10, 2009)
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Petraeus, not Westmoreland
washingtonpost.com (November 2, 2009)
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PLP Welcomes its new Executive Director:

Erik Ramanathan appointed as Executive Director of Program on the Legal Profession
Harvard Law School News (November 12, 2009)
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PLP Research Director John Coates has a new piece in the Financial Times:

A costly lesson in the rule of 'loser pays,'
Financial Times (November 1, 2009)
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or join in the conversation at the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

PLP Director David Wilkins received the inaugural J. Clay Smith Award:

Professor Wilkins was honored with this award from the Howard University School of Law, and was the keynote speaker at the 6th Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposiumon October 23, 2009.
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PLP Research Director Ashish Nanda has a new piece in the American Lawyer:

Lawyers Should Be Recruited Like Doctors
The American Lawyer (October 13, 2009)
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PLP Distinguished Senior Fellow Ben Heineman has several new pieces in print and online:

Shareholders: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?
The Atlantic (October 28, 2009)
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In Praise of Meetings
washingtonpost.com (October 6, 2009)
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Corruption: The Afghan Wild Card
The Atlantic (October 2, 2009)
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A Budapest B-School Teaches Leadership at the Crossroads
HBR Now (September 29, 2009)
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In Search of Charlie Chaplin
The Atlantic, with Cristine Russell, (September 14, 2009)
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Channeling the 'Animal Spirit'
on building better Wall Street leaders
washingtonpost.com (September 14, 2009)
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PLP announces 2010 LInklaters India Internship for Harvard Law School Students:

HLS students are invited to travel to India for a winter term internship in Mumbai. Students will spend 2.5 weeks working in a Mumbai law firm followed by two days visiting major legal institutions in New Delhi.
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PLP Distinguished Senior Fellow Ben Heineman has several new pieces in print and online:

Getting Your Fix: Two veteran lawyers say that now is the time for fixed fees
Corporate Counsel (September, 2009)
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Power Outage
washingtonpost.com (August 31, 2009)
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My Quiet Neighbor (The President)
The Atlantic (August 28, 2009)
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Nation-Building Dreams
washingtonpost.com (August 24, 2009)
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Beware the Idolatry of Numbers
The Atlantic (August 11, 2009)
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The Power of a Personal Story
washingtonpost.com (August 3, 2009)
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PLP Research Director John Coates testifies before Senate subcommittee on improving corporate governance (July 29, 2009) Read More

PLP Distinguished Senior Fellow Ben Heineman has several new pieces in print and online:

Executive Compensation: Let's Look at Fund Managers' Pay, Too
HBR Now (July 30, 2009)
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A Due Process Teaching Moment - Wasted
The Atlantic (July 25, 2009)
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The Talented Mr. Blankfein
washingtonpost.com (July 20, 2009)
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Bipartisan Commission Mandate
washingtonpost.com (July 13, 2009)
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Anti-Corruption Rhetoric - and Reality
The Atlantic (June 22, 2009)
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