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May 7, 2020

Wall Street ‘Nightmare’ Alive as Kirkland Poaches From Wachtell

Kirkland & Ellis’ new chairman Jon Ballis has wasted little time making his mark, poaching a rising star dealmaker away from one of Big Law’s most untouchable firms this week, despite a global pandemic slowing the economy and scaring rivals away from making big-dollar hires.  Kent Zimmerman sees the move as a demonstration of the chairman's commitment to continue the firm’s long-term investment in building out M&A.

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

April 1, 2020

'Strong, Big-Name Firms' Are Looking at Imminent Cuts to Partner Draws, Consultant Says

To deal with economic uncertainty, industry adviser Kent Zimmermann said Am Law 100 firms are seriously considering numerous meaningful cost-cutting options, including cutting partner draws, and are predicting a modest decline in revenue.

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann

March 30, 2020

As Coronavirus Ravages the Economy, Bankruptcy Attorneys Prepare for the Flood

Big Law has been anticipating an uptick in bankruptcy and restructuring work. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be coming sooner than expected.  Mary K Young comments on the challenges for lawyers working from home and those firms best positioned to handle the anticipated increase in bankruptcy cases. 

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Mary K Young | Law.com

March 31, 2020

GE's Former GC: Clients Have Long Memories for Outside Counsel's Conduct in a Crisis

Alex Dimitrief advises that the most important guiding principles for outside counsel during a crisis are to be helpful and to steer clear of anything that might be construed as insensitivity to a client’s distress.

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles | Alex Dimitrief | Law.com

March 24, 2020

Big Law Leaders Must Prepare For COVID-19 Economic Fallout

Peter Zeughauser provides recommendations on how law firms can prepare for a likely economic downturn due to COVID-19.

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles | Peter Zeughauser | Law360

July 2012

In the Driver’s Seat: Harvard Law Bulletin, Summer 2012

Harvard Law Bulletin, Summer 2012

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Alex Dimitrief

August 2014

To Kill or Not to Kill All the Lawyers? That is the Question: The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014

Attorneys object to interpretation of Shakespeare's line; It's not a slur.

The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Alex Dimitrief

February 2017

A Lesson from GE: You Can Get Fired for Sticking With That White Shoe Law Firm: Bodhala.com, February 2017

The legal profession historically had some of the most inelastic economics of any business in the world. People liked to stick with what they knew, even though what’s on the other side of the fence might have actually been greener, or just as green. Clinging to a false sense of security, when prices went up, people stayed with “their guy.” When prices went down, people, well, also stayed with “their guy.”This is changing fast.  Those legal department leaders on the leading edge of this change are being rewarded, while those who still cling to the old economics are risking their careers. General Electric, which has one of the largest and most trend-setting in-house legal departments in the world, has been ahead of this shift.

Bodhala.com, February 2017

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Alex Dimitrief

August 2016

The CLO & Pro Bono Series, August 2016 (with Kate O’Leary)

Alex Dimitrief, general counsel and senior vice president for General Electric Company and his colleague Kate O’Leary, global executive litigation counsel and head of GE’s pro bono coordinating committee, discuss GE’s pro bono program, its pro bono efforts around the world, Alex’s goal of 100% participation, and much more.

Podcast, The CLO & Pro Bono Series, August 2016 (with Kate O’Leary)

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

August 2016

The General Counsel of GE Thinks Lawyers Are the Answer: Above the Law, August 2016

Above the Law, August 2016

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief