4 Ways To Blow It When Picking A Practice Group Head


Sarah Columbia, head of McDermott’s IP Litigation group, said that “to be effective, a practice group leader needs a personal approach that is perceived by all to convey an interest in growing the big pie, not his/her individual pie.” That means, Ms. Columbia continued, that the leader must be “100 percent focused on the success of the firm and the practice group above all else,” and she cautioned that picking a leader “who really does not want to do the hard stuff, the management of the practice group leader can get all caught up with the practice group leader’s ego and status.”