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April 2017

Keynote Speaker: Annual Conference, Ethics & Compliance Initiative, Washington, D.C., April 2017

Keynote Speaker, Annual Conference, Ethics & Compliance Initiative, Washington, D.C., April 2017

Marketing Planning, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

June 2018

Men in the Mix: National Summit for Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law, Northwestern University, June 2018

Panelist, National Summit for Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law, Northwestern University, June 2018

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

September 2018

Corporate Culture and the Evolving Role of Lawyers: Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP Speaker Series, New York, September 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP Speaker Series, New York, September 2018

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

September 2018

The Globalization Challenge: Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, New York, September 2018

Panelist, Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, New York, September 2018

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

November 10, 2016

The Intractable Hourly Rate: Bloomberg Law Insight, November 2016 (with David Marriott)

Over the last few years, a number of surveyed general counsels and law firm leaders have said that alternative fee arrangements (“AFAs”) should displace hourly rates. Yet AFAs are still not as widely used as all of the media hype around them would suggest. According to a BTI Consulting survey released in April of this year, hourly billing arrangements still account for nearly two-thirds of outside counsel spend.  Alex Dimitrief considers some of the benefits of using AFAs rather that hourly rates.

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

February 2020

Merger Mania and the Marketing Mandate: Strategies - The Journal of Legal Marketing, February 2020

Mergers are everywhere. While mega-mergers grab headlines, many recent law firm combinations have been between 5- to 25-lawyer firms. And with more than 100 combinations taking place annually, they are occurring more frequently than marketers assume.  Mary K Young discusses reasons for the increase in merger activity and the need to maintain a focus on clients as a priority for firms during any merger process.

Marketing Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Mary K Young | Strategies - The Journal of Legal Marketing

September 11, 2019

Insight: Law Firms Need to Reach Out to Clients to Endure Next Recession: Bloomberg Law, September 11, 2019

Law firms won’t be as severely impacted by the next recession as they were by the financial crisis, says Alex Dimitrief, former GC at General Electric. But, he says, legal departments are more willing to forgo the “safety” of hiring name-brand law firms for the value of mid-tier and regional law firms. Being proactive and working with clients is key.

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

December 2019

Corporate Activism: A Case Study of GE’s Stand on Bathroom Bills and Lessons Learned: Directors & Boards, December 2019

A political stand on LGBTQ rights by GE five years ago met with acclaim in many quarters but also led to criticism from some legislators and to a contentious proposal at the company’s annual meeting claiming strategic hypocrisy. But the harshest criticism came from employees who disagreed with the company’s position and lamented that “political correctness” had run amok at GE.

Alex Demetrief relates the backstory to the challenges GE’s leadership faced after taking on the issue, one that offers lessons for directors to consider as more and more companies ponder corporate activism.

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles | Alex Dimitrief | Directors & Boards

May 2019

Working Wiser: Global Counsel Leaders Circle, Washington, DC, May 2019

Keynote Speaker, Global Counsel Leaders Circle, Washington, DC

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief