Jeff Stone was profiled in the May 2005 issue of Chicago Lawyer in a cover story titled "From Lawyer to Leader: Mixing the Practice of Law with Running a Firm." The article discusses juggling the roles of practitioner and law firm manager and training that goes into making the transition into management roles. The article described the program at the Harvard Business School that several McDermott lawyers have attended. Stone discussed his plans to build upon the strong culture at McDermott, doing more to promote teamwork. "You have to get everyone working together, collaborating and sharing their skills," Stone said. "We have a lot of talented senior partners, but I want to make sure that expertise flows down to everybody at the Firm." Stone noted his commitment to excellence: employing some of the techniques acquired at the Harvard course in motivating our lawyers to raise standards across the board.