EOLIS Perspective

    Helen Mirren Mesmerizes

    Triple crowned actor Helen Mirren has earned an Academy Award, a Tony and an Olivier. And, she dazzles the media as a  stunning fashion icon ...
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    Clinton and Bush; The Power Couple

    On a wintery night, the pairing up of Presidents Bush (43) and Clinton (42) warmed up the magnificent sanctuary in an instant. A dazzling roster ...
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    Wendeen Eolis Observes Albright & Cheney In Action

    The decision to unite  Madelaine Albright, and Dick Cheney, in their first joint appearance-ever, this past fall, was a brilliant example of creativity and gumption ...
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    Mar-a-Lago WAS So Exciting

    As one of a handful of well-known women poker players in the 90's (and the only one with a full-time day job, unrelated to gambling), ...
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    French Consulate Beckons but- No Wine for Wendeen

    For her first post-accident outing, Wendeen chose a wine and cheese tasting at the French Consulate, just a block from her city home. Hosted by ...
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    Journalists Scramble to Understand Giuliani

    Shortly after Rudy Giuliani was appointed to President's Trump personal legal team, journalists from all over the country began to analyze his selection by the ...
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    Barry Wine and Wendeen Receive Royal Treatment

    In the 80's era of extravagance and glitz, Barry Wine turned The Quilted Giraffe Restaurant into a thing of beauty and a joy forever for ...
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    Wendeen is Awed by Student Speeches

    On a cold day in January, a busload of students arrived at Weil Gotshal and Manges, from a Bronx neighborhood public school-- for lessons in ...
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    Yankees Boss Levine Huddles with Wendeen

    Wendeen says, "Randy Levine minds his business by speaking his mind--with equal parts knowledge and passion." Best known as President of the New York Yankees, ...
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    Wendeen Reconnects with President Obama

    Last week, Wendeen reconnected with a remarkably relaxed and refreshed President Barack Obama, outside Washington (which is where they first met in 2008).  The president ...
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    Thank You, President Hamilton

    It is reaffirming, uplifting and with extreme gratitude, I start the year by recognizing NYU President Andrew Hamilton who greeted me this past fall, on ...
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    At Home with Israel Ambassador Aharoni

    Wendeen  recalls visit  with Israel's Consul General, Ido Aharoni at his New York residence. It was an intimate gathering of members of the International Women's Forum (WFNY), in advance ...
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    Mandela Dazzles Wendeen

    Wendeen listened to the tribute to Nelson Mandela at his memorial service in Soweto with first-hand knowledge of the joy, strength, and pride the South ...
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    Facts about Legal Recruiting Fees

    (NEW YORK, NEW YORK) The matter of legal recruiting fees has become thornier than ever, as law firms, increasingly, seek to renegotiate placement fees—shortly before ...
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    Unlikely Trio at CPAC

    At a Washington dinner Wendeen Eolis and MSNBC news anchor Mika Brezinski were curious guests of at a CPAC meeting; both had been invited by ...
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    Wendeen and Bill share memorable moment

    Wendeen and Bill take a photo after chatting amiably about their  acquaintanceship which dates back to his first stint as NYC Police Commissioner under Mayor ...
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    Wendeen puts Mayor on Spot

    In a meeting, by invitation of the Association for a Better New York ABNY), the Mayor schooled business and civic leaders and a sprinkling of ...
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    Wendeen and Al Gore meet again!

    Wendeen and Al Gore meet up again in a different environment, before his presentation at New York’s most renowned and extraordinarily beautiful synagogue, Temple Emanuel. Last ...
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    Forever Indebted to the Late Dr. L. Jay Oliva

    Like all who had the good fortune to cross paths with Jay Oliva throughout his illustrious career as a pre-eminent educator, and quintessential steward of NYU,  ...
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    Leading Women Join Hands in Morocco

    At the International Women’s Forum in Morocco “dine-arounds” with diplomats, academics, and corporate CEOs were among the most popular events in the non-stop two day ...
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    Friends on Both Sides of the Aisle

    Most everyone agrees that politics is personal, but for Wendeen it has meant friendships - many of long standing that have grown without boundaries and ...
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    Marcel is a Man with Big Ideas

    For more than 10 years Marcel Luske and I have met often as clients, as friends with a shared passion for fair play, out paths crossing ...
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    They Agree: Alaska Is Awesome

    Wendeen and Sara rub shoulders amiably as they chat about the beauty of Alaska. In 2008 Wendeen predicted, publicly, that picking Sarah Palin as the VP candidate could be ...
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    Congressman Barton Meets with Wendeen

    Shortly before the summer recess, Wendeen and Joe discussed his latest federal legislative bill in support of online gaming. She thanks him for the generosity of his ...
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    Lew Rudin, Mr. New York

    Wendeen was there with her step dad at the late Lew Rudin’s Florida “Shangri-la,  listening to two great story tellers–Lew, the legendary NY real estate mogul  and Wendeen’s Dad, ...
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    Wendeen Queries Mary Jo White

    Wendeen reconnects with Mary Jo White, SEC Chair, at WFNY breakfast, asking how she balances expansion of corporate accountability with tradition of allowing corporations to agree to high ...
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    Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day

    Celebrations with President Nelson Mandela are filled with food for the soul.  In their first meeting, Wendeen joined members of City Hall in welcoming President Mandela ...
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    Myron Chevetz, Finest First VP

    Leading together, Mike and Wendeen set in motion the 1974 legislative effort in the State of New York to overhaul the statute that applies to ...
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    Wendeen Is Awed in Steinbrenner’s Suite

    Until her recent visit with Hal Steinbrenner in the owners’ suite, she knew just a tad about baseball from Rudy Giuliani, Randy Levine, and Alex Rodriguez. But ...
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    Wendeen Tutors Business Women

    At a luncheon held at the Hilton, Wendeen is the keynote speaker moving from one roundtable to another, coaching lawyers on the cusp of partnership ...
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    Wendeen Hosts WFNY Dine-around

    The Women's Forum small dinners are reason enough for accomplished women to want to be part of this organization.  It is filled with leaders and ...
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    Wendeen at Home at the World Trade Center

    On the first business day in January 1995, Governor George Pataki invited Wendeen to lunch at his new digs on the 57th floor of World Trade Center ...
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    Rick Marek Stands for Elegance

    Last weekend Rick Marek, President of the prestigious real estate leasing boutique, Vortex Group,  hosted an  annual summer cocktail party with tall drinks and big servings ...
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    Chief Judge Loretta Preska’s Send-Off

    At a private reception in her chambers, Chief Judge Loretta Preska (S.D.N.Y.) hosted fellow members of the New York branch of the International Women's Forum. ...
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    NYC Insider Wayne Barrett with Wendeen

    Gotham’s preeminent political reporter Wayne Barrett leaves no stones unturned in covering New York City’s rich, famous, and powerful players, except when dining on porterhouse ...
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    Prince Albert Is Thoroughly Charming

    Prince Albert was the consummate host at his private reception during the Monaco iGaming Conference of 2010.  A pet project of the prince, the conference ...
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    Wendeen Sails with Rudy in New York Harbor

    On a cloudless night before 9/11 changed the world, America’s Mayor chatted up Republican bigwigs and New York friends on a boatride that highlighted the ...
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    Madame Secretary Shares Strategies

    Long before Hillary Rodham Clinton proved to be the consummate team player as our Secretary of State, she had proved her mettle in my eyes ...
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    Newt Gears up for 2012

    Chatting up former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at a small Washington reception, I realized quickly that he and I share one common denominator—the ...
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    Wendeen Creates Decision Strategies Work Shops

    Effective April 9th 2018, Wendeen's latest updated seminars, workshops, and one-on-one coaching sessions will transpose negotiating gambits into connected decision strategies for confernece rooms  courtrooms ...
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    WHY WIKIPEDIA MATTERS TO YOU!

    A dramatically changing dynamic has surfaced in the recruitment and selection of C-Suite executives and corporate board candidates, from the legal profession, according to EOLIS' January trend study. Public profile ...
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    WENDEEN “PERFORMS” AT THE FRIARS CLUB!

    Members of the elite Women's Forum of New York gathered, in advance of International Women's Day, for a unique seminar: Power Poker from the Board Room to the Card Room, presented ...
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    BROTHERS DON-TRUMP AND MCGAHN

    While the public hears, daily, from media and political pundits about the new President's contingent of advisors in the West Wing-- the name Don McGahn, ...
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    LINKEDIN PROFILES, THE NEW ESSENTIAL!

    For decades, lawyers labored over their resumes--not their public profile or  social media postings or  comments of family members in not so private chat rooms. ...
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    NEW EOLIS WEBSITE FOR 50TH B’DAY!

    What could be better to celebrate our 50th anniversary of legal consulting services, than our  brand new responsive website design with more robust content, presented crisply. Go ...
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    WELCOME TO NEW EOLIS BLOG

    For many years, EOLIS has produced blog posts on an external site and we have published articles at various digital media outlets. Now you need ...
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    SMALL LAW FIRMS NEW STARS

    Small law firms with strong start up and mid-sized growing clients have catapulted into star status in the eyes of mid -sized  as well as national and ...
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    LATERAL PARTNER ACQUISITIONS SLOWDOWN

    NEW YORK (May 20, 2014) A recent survey of partners at Am Law 200 firms indicates a likely slowdown in partner group acquisitions in the ...
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    EOLIS CAREER TRANSITION SERVICES EXPANDED

    NEW YORK (Spring 2014) Based upon EOLIS' updated  findings in a survey of lawyers over 60, EOLIS is moving forward with a customized attorney career ...
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    PEP PRINCIPLE WINS BIG

    Asking productive questions is a key element to an effective negotiating strategy in business, politics, and card rooms.—where I have spent a fair share of my spare time. ...
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    DEFINE YOUR NEGOTIATING PERSONALITY

    Matching your negotiating strategies to  your negotiating personality is as critical to client development as it is making a deal or winning a case. There ...
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    TRUTHS AND CONSEQUENCES OF COMPULSORY PARTNER RETIREMENT

    NEW YORK (December 2013) Results of EOLIS' survey of senior partners (over the age of 60) at New York law firms indicates a large scale ...
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    OBAMA SAID TO GIVE THUMBS UP TO BARTON BILL

    Eolis analyzes and commentates on the likely trajectory of the most recent online gaming bill introduced by Congressman Joe Barton—H.R. 2666 dated July 12, 2013. Obama ...
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    NEW RULES FOR PARTNERS ON THE PROWL

    (NEW YORK, NEW YORK  April 18, 2013)  With increasing frequency, law firm partnerships are pondering  protocols applied to the departures of highly productive partners-especially rainmakers. ...
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    FEDERAL GAMING LEGISLATION FIZZLES; STATES WIN!

    Gaming lawyers with regulatory experience are in unprecedented demand in the Middle Atlantic States with New York, New Jersey Pennsylvania Delaware and West Virginia scrambling  ...
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    LAYOFFS DESERVE DIGNITY

    No matter the improved fortunes of companies and law firms this past year, pruning, streamlining and all around tough love continue to mark the management ...
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    ETHICS AND MANNERS APPLIED TO CLIENT ORIGINATION

    As  law firms have made more definitive transitions to operations as big businesses, they have become increasingly receptive to adopting a celebrity and worker bee mentality with much wider gap ...
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    MOROCCO BECKONS

    At the annual cornerstone meeting of the International Women’s Forum in Morocco last week, corporate, civic and political leaders from thirty countries convened to assess ...
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    TRADING ON THE TRAVAILS OF DEWEY & LEBOEUF

    More than 25 percent of the firms' New York partners (as of January 2012), have bolted from its ranks, many with hair-raising stories of a ...
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    LEGAL CAREERS: SKILL VS. CHANCE ARGUMENT

    Maximizing one's chances of landing a dream position requires plenty of skill and an undeniable element of good luck--for lawyers in any form of transition. ...
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    GOSSIP: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY

    The fourth quarter of every year is invariably rife with gossip as to the anticipated year-end fortunes for law firms and the fate of their lawyers--up and ...
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    LAW DEPARTMENT ACCOUNTABILITY RISES

    With the onset of the 2008 recession came increased vigilance by companies on their outside legal fees. However, over the past three years our studies ...
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    A WINDFALL FOR GAMING LAWYERS

    Last April 15th, the US Department of Justice brought down the house of cards built by the three leading Internet-based poker companies serving United States ...
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    2008 JITTERS ALL OVER AGAIN?

    Did our clients benefit from our advice in 2008 or are they sitting ducks for another cataclysmic event just around the corner? We warned in ...
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    LAW FIRMS WEIGH IN ON 800 POUND GORILLAS

    Since the waning months of 2008, when the law firm economy seemed to turn on its head, law firms have been debating how to assure ...
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    DAVID DEFEATS GOLIATH, AS HE SHOULD

    Last month, The AmLaw Daily reported on a $1.5 million fee dispute between the legal recruiting company, Alan Miles & Associates and Bingham McCutchen, the ...
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    THE RESUME IS JUST ONE PART OF THE PACKAGE

    The candidate, the candidate's spouse, colleagues and recruiters generally agree that in this competitive market one needs the right elevator pitch with an appropriate underpinning — "a ...
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    POLITICS ‘N ONLINE POKER

    Since the late 60's Eolis International Group has been a proponent of legalized gaming, with specialized services to commercial casinos and tribal gaming properties in the United ...
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    IT’S RISKY TO DINE AT THE PLAZA!

    Teatime at the Plaza Hotel in New York City is a uniquely fancy experience.  But visits by the hoi polloi, including society matrons and other ...
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    SARTORIAL SPLENDOR FOR LAWYER CLIENT MEETINGS

    NEW YORK (February 14, 2011)   “Do as the Romans do!” So say some of our colleagues about the increasingly relaxed dress rules for lawyers.  For ...
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