NEW YORK (December 15, 2009) — After decades of expansion, the current economic climate is testing the viability of large law firms, their organizational structures, the range of services they provide and the fees they charge for these services. Clients are demanding changes, yet many of the key leadership skills required of managing partners, senior partners and other law-firm leaders are neither taught in law school nor acquired despite excellence in legal practice.
The upcoming Law Firm Leadership and Management Institute 2010, presented by the Practising Law Institute, is your opportunity to learn valuable lessons from those who have faced and handled many of the same challenges you are addressing today.
Peter J. Sacripanti, Co-Chair-Designate of McDermott Will & Emery, will be a featured panelist on Tuesday, February 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in New York City and via live Webcast. Mr. Sacripanti and his fellow panelists will address the question, “Why Must Law Firms be Strategic?” Issues to be explored include key management techniques for different types of law firms, how to manage if not managing by the numbers, utilizing value as a form of management, and other alternatives to profit-driven strategies.
Topics such as compensation, consolidation, pricing, strategy, succession planning and other best practices will also be discussed and debated throughout this one-of-a-kind event. CLE credits are available for the Institute; please refer to the CLE Credit Calculator at the conference website for state-specific information.
Guests of McDermott Will & Emery will receive a 35 percent discount on their registration fee. Please use the links below to register and to receive your discount. If you prefer to register by phone, please call PLI's Customer Relations Department at (800) 260-4754 and be sure to mention your Priority Code: HZR0-8CHR1 to receive your discount.
The Law Firm Leadership and Management Institute 2010 offers a faculty of the best and brightest in the legal industry, including law-firm leaders, general counsel, consultants and academics, who will share insights and effective technique gleaned from their hands-on experiences, successes and setbacks.