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April 18, 2019

Law Firm Recruiting Tries to Keep Up with Blockchain Boom

Legal recruiters say there's still huge demand for blockchain expertise, as well as lawyers who understand data privacy. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are fast-growing specializations within the financial industry, and law firms are busily snatching up lawyers with expertise in the emerging fields.  Mary K Young notes that privacy law has also grown tremendously, and that most global and national firms have added significant capabilities in privacy and data security in the last five years.

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Mary K Young | Legaltech News

April 3, 2019

Law Firm Strategist Pulls Back Curtain on Trends, Drivers Impacting the Industry Today

Kent Zimmermann is one of the leading strategy advisors to law firms in the United States. Last year, he advised on each of the three largest law firm mergers to close worldwide. He is currently advising multiple firms on active merger discussions, and he is also advising three Am Law 25 firms on firmwide strategy.  Here Kent offers some perspective on legal trends and the challenges and changes facing law firm chairs and managing partners.

Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | The Alexander Group/The Red Report

March 25, 2019

Strategic Planning for Legal Marketers: Essential Skills for Your Career

Mary K Young discusses the importance of strategic planning as a driver of success in any organization and how strategic plans enhance the success of the marketing and business development team, and outlines the planning process and marketing's role in that process.

Marketing Organization Design, Marketing Planning, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles | Mary K Young | MLA Mid-Atlantic Region Newsletter

February 5, 2019

Communicating Staffing Changes and Finding Talent in Law Firms: Comings & Goings

Mary K Young offers some insights into how law firms could handle changes at the firm -  specifically, attorney departures - and how to communicate these changes internally as well as to firm clients, and how law firm culture can impact the hiring and recruitment process.

Branding, Management Consulting, Marketing Planning, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Mary K Young | The National Law Review

February 4, 2019

Five Keys to Successfully Transitioning Clients Across Generations

Many law firms are competing to attract and retain client relationships that are increasingly larger pieces of a shrinking overall pie of client spending on outside law firms. In addition, traditional client relationships face four growing competitive forces that are taking market share away from Am Law 200 law firms and creating impediments to transitioning client relationships.  Kent Zimmermann outlines five drivers of successful client succession planning based on best practices of high-performing firms to combat these concerns.

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles | Kent Zimmermann | Law.com

January 31, 2019

Everyone Wants a Piece of Fenwick & West

Silicon Valley's tech companies helped establish Fenwick as a force. Now outside law firms have eyes on the region, the work and Fenwick's lawyers.  Kent Zimmermann notes an increased competition for sought-after lawyers and discusses the benefits of occupying a defensible long-term position of preeminence.

Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | The American Lawyer

January 18, 2019

Succession Top of Mind at Law Firms, But Getting It Done Is Hard

As firm leaders of the Boomer generation age, leadership succession planning is key. Polsinelli’s process has taken years and involved consultants, interviews, and questionnaires.  Kent Zimmermann discusses issues that prevent firms from addressing it and some factors to consider when planning for succession.

 

Leadership Development, Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | Bloomberg Law

January 31, 2019

ON Strategic Planning for Industry & Practice Groups

On January 31, 2019, Mary K Young, partner, along with Jennifer Simpson Carr, Director, Knapp Marketing, will moderate an in-depth discussion of the strategic planning process during Legalweek in New York City.  Their presentation, using case studies, 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.

Additonal program information and registration forms may be found on the Legalweek website.

Marketing Planning, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Mary K Young

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

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