Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1995 (Revised October 2006)

Brainard, Bennis & Farrell (A)

by John J. Gabarro and Andrew P. Burtis


A law firm must decide how to split partnership profits among the partners. Issues of seniority versus performance, performance evaluation, and lack of consensus of values dominate the discussions. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Partners and Partnerships; Performance Evaluation; Values and Beliefs; Rank and Position; Profit Sharing; Legal Services Industry;


Gabarro, John J., and Andrew P. Burtis. "Brainard, Bennis & Farrell (A)." Harvard Business School Case 495-037, February 1995. (Revised October 2006.)