Report after report shows that BigLaw has not recovered from the Crash of 2007 when there was a shift to a buyer's market, with increasing client churn. Revenues essentially remain flat and there is expense creep despite the stampede to cost-effiency.
Facebook never bounced back from its IPO fiasco. The stock is at 19+, with four more lockout expirations to go. Early investor Peter Thiel dumped his.
Both suffer from what THE NEW YORK TIMES thought leader Peter Eavis calls the "curse of the ordinary." They have been incapable of transforming what they are, what they do, and how they do it into game-changing entities. There are only incremental shifts.
I look at Facebook for the financial information company Motley Fool. In comparison where Facebook stands, I feature winners. BigLaw players might gain some epiphanies from my observations. Here you can read and think.