Face Of Managing Partner Is Key To Profits: Study

Law360, New York (October 26, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT) -- A psychological study has concluded that law firms are more profitable when they are led by managing partners who are perceived as having powerful-looking faces, though at least one attorney ranked high in the study expressed skepticism at the connection.

In the study, published in the current issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science, Nicholas Rule of the University of Toronto and Nalini Ambady of Tufts University asked people to rate photos of 92 managing partners from the top 100 U.S. law firms for dominance, maturity,...
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