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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

November 7, 2018

Law Firms Predict Mixed Business Impacts From Election Outcome

Which practices could see an uptick in work as the dust settles after Tuesday's midterms?  Gwen Mellor sees significant opportunities over the next two years for firms with a Washington, D.C., presence and for law firms that have strong oversight and investigation practices.

Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Gwen Mellor | New York Law Journal

October 5, 2018

Kirkland & Ellis Is Taking a Leading Role in New York's Legal Industry

Kirkland’s revenue was $3.17 billion last year, thanks largely to the firm's focus on its work in the area.  Peter Zeughauser comments on the firm's strategy for expansion and growth.

Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Peter Zeughauser | Crain's New York Business

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

September 14, 2018

Blank Rome Case Raises Sticky Questions on Law Firm Mergers

When is a law firm merger not a merger? In demanding millions of dollars from Blank Rome, former Dickstein Shapiro partners may help drum up answers. Mary K Young comments on the advantages of some types of combinations.

Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Mary K Young | The National Law Journal

November 1, 2018

Strategic Planning for Marketing and Business Development Professionals

At the LMA Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, Mary K Young will participate in a program designed to provide marketing and business development professionals, particularly those focused at the practice, sector, or office level, with the understanding and tools to lead and implement strategic business plans.

Additional information on the conference and registration may be found on the LMA website at Mid-Atlantic conference.

Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Mary K Young

January 31, 2019

Strategic Planning for Industry & Practice Group

Mary K Young will join an interactive panel discussion for an in-depth look at the strategic planning process. This program will provide marketing and business development professionals, particularly those focused at the practice, sector, or office level, the understanding and tools to lead and implement strategic business plans.

Additional information about the Legal Marketing Conference may be found on the conference website at Legal Week.

Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Mary K Young

September 18, 2018

Law firms need to consider a range of options for achieving their aspirations

An increasing number of law firm leaders have concluded that they need to grow high quality headcount in their areas of focus to remain competitive. Many have chosen to consider all potential options for achieving growth. This includes recruiting laterals, small groups, or combinations. Many firms choose to put all three options on the table. Strategic planning helps law firms choose among their options. Mary K Young and Kent Zimmermann discuss in The American Lawyer.

Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles | Mary K Young, Kent Zimmermann

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

July 30, 2018

Firms Find Fertile Ground for Growth in Smaller Markets

Certain Midwest and second-tier markets, in terms of population, have garnered interest from large law firms, especially those that serve middle-market clients.  Mary K Young comments on the expansion of firms in the secondary and tertiary markets.

Marketing Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Mary K Young | The American Lawyer

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