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December 17, 2018

Harassment From Clients Can Stunt Women's Careers, but Few Firms Are Trying to Stop It

Women lawyers say harassment from clients is not uncommon and can impact business development opportunities. But many firms don’t have policies against client harassment or procedures to support impacted attorneys.  Gwen Mellor discusses challenges attorneys face with regard to clients' improper behavior and the importance of training on where and how to report harassment or assault from clients.

Leadership Development, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Gwen Mellor | Corporate Counsel

September 22, 2018

2018 ZGuide to Leading Law Firms

Zeughauser Group's 2018 Pocket Guide to the American Lawyer Rankings of the Am Law 200 by Profits Per Equity Partner and by Value Per Lawyer; The A-List; The Global 100; and The Corporate Scorecard.

You can download the ZGuide here

If you would like a hard copy of the 2018 ZGuide, please send an email to [email protected] with "2018 ZGuide Request" in the subject line and provide your mailing address.

Branding, Client Service Interviews, Leadership Development, Management Consulting, Marketing Organization Design, Marketing Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles

August 15, 2018

Law Firms Need Informal Reporting Programs to Quash Sexual Harassment

Gwen Mellor discusses how firms, by establishing a neutral reporting resource for inappropriate behavior, can help keep women safe and satisfied, benefiting everyone.

Leadership Development, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles | Gwen Mellor | The American Lawyer

May 1, 2018

Are Women in Law Finally Empowered to Speak Out Against Inequality?

Gwen Mellor is quoted in this piece by Vivia Chen in The American Lawyer about the #MeToo movement and how it may give women in the legal profession the strength to speak up over more than just harassment, but inequity of all kinds.

Leadership Development | News Mentions | Gwen Mellor | Are Women in Law Finally Empowered to Speak Out Against Inequality?

December 20, 2017

Behind Big Law's Wall of Silence on Sexual Misconduct

As the #MeToo movement spreads from the entertainment sector to politics and the courts, will big law firms face their own reckoning? By Meghan Tribe and Hank Grezlak The American Lawyer

Kent Zimmermann provides comments.

Leadership Development | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | The American Lawyer

April 6, 2018

Carrot & Stick Used to Motivate Retirement-Age Partners to Hand Off Clients

"Law firms are reluctant to talk about it, but as more and more baby boomers approach retirement, many firms are grappling with how to get their more senior partners to relinquish client relationships and hand them off to younger lawyers, according to law firm consultants." Kent Zimmermann comments in piece in The American Lawyer By Miriam Rozen. 

Leadership Development, Management Consulting | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | The American Lawyer

March 15, 2017

L.A. Firms Sought After for Mergers, Survey Says (Perspective)

We recently sought to better understand the outlook and growth aspirations of leaders of independent law firms in Los Angeles. LA remains a sought-after growth destination, with 88% of respondents reporting they were approached to combine with another firm in the past year.

Leadership Development, Management Consulting, Mergers and Acquisitions | Publications and Articles | Peter Zeughauser, Kent Zimmermann | Bloomberg Law Big Law Business