Case Studies

Harvard Law School Case Development Initiative

Developing Cases to Bring Research to the Classroom

The Harvard Law School Case Development Initiative (CDI) is a world leader in bringing real life situations to classroom settings for the rigorous, research-based discussion and debate that forms the core of our Executive Education programs.  With a team of expert interviewers and case writers, CDI uses interviews, data and research to develop written and video summaries of leadership, strategic and organizational issues facing lawyers and legal organizations. In our case-based classrooms, participants become situation-based problem solvers by analyzing case studies, identifying key challenges and developing appropriate strategies to resolve them. Harvard Law School case studies force participants to consider each situation from multiple perspectives and reconcile the interests of different groups or individuals. For example, participants may need to analyze both the stakeholders’ interests and motivations and the underlying incentives and mission of the institution before arriving at a solution to a strategic problem. HLS cases are intended for use in a variety of settings including law schools, business schools, executive education, and in-house programs. The cases can be purchased on this website and through the Harvard Law School Case Studies website. This initiative is partially funded by a generous grant from Dechert LLP. If you have made purchases through our previous vendor and can no longer access your cases, please email Lisa Brem.

An Unusual Executive Compensation Plan
Author(s): Robert Clark
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Axiom: Getting Down to Business
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, David Wilkins, Lisa Rohrer
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Bank of America – Merrill Lynch
Author(s): Guhan Subramanian, Nithyasri Sharma
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Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods
Author(s): John Coates, Clayton Rose, David Lane
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Berwin Leighton Paisner (A): Crafting a Law Firm Merger
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Lauren Prusiner and Lisa Rohrer
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Bill Foxworth
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Monet Brewerton
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Bingham McCutchen: Combinatorial Mathematics
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Monet Brewerton
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Business Planning at McDermott Will & Emery
Author(s): Ashish Nanda
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Can a Management Team and a Board Just Say No?
Author(s): Robert Clark
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Career Launch: The First Twelve Months
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Thomas DeLong
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Citigroup – Wachovia – Wells Fargo
Author(s): Guhan Subramanian, Nithyasri Sharma
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Client Service at Fraser and Stephens (A)
Author(s):Ashish Nanda, Monet A. Brewerton
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Compensation in Professional Service Firms
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Lauren Prusiner
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David Lee at Solomon & Myer
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, John J. Gabarro, Edwina Smith
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David Oliver
Author(s): John J. Gabarro, Ashish Nanda, Monet A. Brewerton
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The Demise of Howrey
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Nicholas Semi Haas
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El Paso’s Sale to Kinder Morgan
Author(s): John Coates, Clayton Rose, David Lane
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Ellen Harvey
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Das Narayandas, Mike Mister, Nicholas Semi Haas
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Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady (A)
Author(s): John Coates, Trayosha Darapuneni
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Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady (B)
Author(s): John Coates, Trayosha Darapuneni
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Ernest Shackleton’s Journey to Endurance
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Nicholas Tabor
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From Brussels to Paris
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Monet Brewerton, Marvelle Sullivan
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From Stamford to New York
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Hewlett Packard and Mark Hurd (A)
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Nicholas Semi Haas
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Hewlett Packard and Mark Hurd (B)
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Nicholas Semi Haas
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Hewlett Packard and Mark Hurd (C)
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Nicholas Semi Haas
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Hewlett Packard and Mark Hurd (D)
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Nicholas Semi Haas
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Hilton’s Hostile Bid for ITT (A)
Author(s): John Coates
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Hilton’s Hostile Bid for ITT (B)
Author(s): John Coates
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Hilton’s Hostile Bid for ITT (C)
Author(s): John Coates
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IBM’s Hostile Bid for Lotus
Author(s): John Coates
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In a Pickle: Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods (A)
Author(s): John Coates, Clayton Rose, David Lane
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In a Pickle: Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods (B)
Author(s): John Coates, Clayton Rose, David Lane
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In a Pickle: Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods (C)
Author(s): John Coates, Clayton Rose, David Lane
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Linklaters (A): Seeking Clear Blue Water
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Lauren Prusiner
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Managing the Client Portfolio
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Nitin Nohria
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Oracle V. People Soft
Author(s): David Millstone, Guhan Subramanian
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Ownership Structure in Professional Service Firms: Partnership vs. Public Corporation
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Lauren Prusiner
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Planning in Professional Service Firms
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Kelley Morrell
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Practice Economics in a Professional Partnership
Author(s): Ashish Nanda
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The Professional Services Course
Author(s): Ashish Nanda
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Remicade/Simponi Cases
Author(s):Guhan Subramanian, Rhea Ghosh

Remicade/Simponi: Confidential Instructions for the J&J Business Team
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Remicade/Simponi: Confidential Instructions for the J&J Legal Team
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Remicade/Simponi: Confidential Instructions for the Merck Business Team
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Remicade/Simponi: Confidential Instructions for the Merck Legal Team
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Risk Management Duties and Liabilities at the Top
Author(s): Robert Clark
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Robinson & White (A): Pay for Performance
Author(s):Ashish Nanda, Lisa Rohrer
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Robinson & White (B): Compensation Review
Author(s):Ashish Nanda, Lisa Rohrer
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Slater & Gordon (A)
Author(s): John Coates, Ashish Nanda, Monet Brewerton
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Slater & Gordon (B)
Author(s): John Coates, Ashish Nanda, Monet Brewerton
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Sponsorship at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (A): Yoon-Young Lee
Author(s): Lisa Rohrer and Nathan Cisneros
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Sponsorship at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (B): The Sponsor’s Perspective
Author(s): Lisa Rohrer and Nathan Cisneros
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Strategy and Positioning in Professional Service Firms
Author(s): Ashish Nanda
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Three Teams at Harris and Graves
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Lauren Prusiner, Monet Brewerton
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Three Teams at Harris and Graves: Role Play Package
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Tale of Three Asset Management Teams
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Tale of Three Finance Teams
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Tale of Three Public Relations Teams
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Three Vignettes on Pricing of Professional Services
Author(s): George Triantis, Kevin Doolan, Nicholas Semi Haas
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Transformation at Taylor
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Lisa Rohrer
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Where to from Here?
Author(s): Joshua Margolis, Ashish Nanda
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William Fox
Author(s): Ashish Nanda, Monet Brewerton
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Who is a Professional
Author(s): Ashish Nanda
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Workers‘ Rights in the Hudson Valley (A)
Author(s): John Coates, Sara Del Nido
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Workers‘ Rights in the Hudson Valley (B)
Author(s): John Coates, Sara Del Nido
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