For nearly a quarter of a century I led the partner meetings of one firm. My role was to help our partners understand the world in which we practiced, and why we needed to pursue our strategy to create the best outcomes for our stakeholders.
For the last 20 years, I also chaired the Law Firm Leaders Forum, which gave me the chance to interact with leaders from a diverse set of law firms from all over the United States and the world about the challenges and opportunities they faced. Listening to other leaders taught me a lot about how different firms approach the issues we all face. It also made me better at communicating about these issues to people I did not know well.
In the last two years, I have been asked to participate in the partner meetings of a number of other firms. Here my role is a blend of the two earlier ones: On one hand, I am engaging with partners in the context of the strategy their firm has chosen. And on the other hand, I am doing it not as their leader, but as someone who has done it elsewhere, and brings an unbiased perspective to bear.
Contributing to Law Firm Partnership Communication
I am intrigued by the prospect of helping other law firm leaders communicate with their partners about the changes underway, and the implications of those changes for their firms.Read More