Jami Wintz McKeon has given up her role as leader of the global litigation practice at Morgan Lewis to prepare for a bigger job—as chairman of the law firm.The law firm announced last fall that McKeon is taking over the chairmanship from Francis Milone, who has been chairman since 1999. The change, set to take effect on Oct. 1, is resulting in a leadership shuffle, the Legal Intelligencer (sub. req.) reports.J. Gordon Cooney Jr., managing partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office, will now lead the firm’s litigation practice. Taking his place is Timothy Levin, an investment management and securities industry partner.In a Q and A, McKeon told Above the Law last fall that the most important characteristic for a lawyer in her field is good judgment. “It’s the most important thing to have and the hardest thing to teach,” she said. … [Read more...] about Morgan Lewis changes department leaders as female lawyer prepares for chairmanship
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Home Daily News Is litigation management software hitting… Legal Technology Posted February 23, 2018, 7:00 am CST Ari Kaplan Ari Kaplan speaks with Alma Asay, the chief innovation officer for Integreon, an alternative legal services provider that recently acquired her company, Allegory, a cloud-based litigation management platform. This Q&A has been condensed. Ari Kaplan: Tell us about your background and your new role at Integreon. Alma Asay: I was a litigator at Gibson Dunn in New York and absolutely loved litigating, but it felt like we could spend more of our time being lawyers if we had better technology. I also thought it would take someone who understood the way that lawyers think and work to create a solution. So, I left Gibson Dunn in 2012 to start Allegory. I was very excited last fall when Integreon acquired the company, and I’m now focusing on combining Allegory with the other services that Integreon offers, as well as looking at how we can deliver the … [Read more...] about Is litigation management software hitting a tipping point?
Enterprise risk management (ERM) emerged from the fundamental roots of risk management itself: preserve assets, protect people and comply with laws and regulations. And like a young tree, ERM has developed a strong trunk with several distinct branches, each representing a different approach. There are three primary reasons why ERM has developed so many branches. First, there is no standard definition of ERM. Instead, there are a variety of national and global standards, which have led to much confusion over what exactly the discipline of ERM really means.Second, the marketing of ERM by professional service firms tends to mirror the services that those firms are selling. Accountants, insurance brokers and consultants craft their ERM approaches around their specific agendas, in effect creating more branches on the tree.Third, how ERM is developed within organizations is largely dependent upon where it has been implemented (or where the ERM seed fell, if you will). For instance, the … [Read more...] about Climbing the ERM -Enterprise Risk Management Tree
Since coaching first hit the business world more than fifteen years ago, lawyers and their firms have slowly been awakening to the benefits of coaching for achieving their own “Olympic” rainmaking goals. Those that embrace it are finding that the right coach really can make a difference to their results. Even more importantly, managing partners, super rainmakers and those already considered at the peak of their rainmaking skills are finding that a coach can help them climb even higher.How do I know? I work with those high achievers every day, and what I’ve found is this. More and more large and small firms across the U.S. are turning to coaching as a way to increase their bottom line and reenergize their top performers.So, why are lawyers so late to the game? One reason is that most lawyers are completely lost when it comes to developing their skills in order to make it rain. Without guidance, they don’t know how to improve or change their results.An … [Read more...] about Coaching Can Yield Big Dividends for Managing Partners and Super Rainmakers
Too many lawyers. More demanding Clients. Globalization Industry Consolidation. These are all factors redefining the legal industry. Re-Envisioning the Law Firm: How to Lead Change and Thrive in the Future (Re-Envisioning) a report developed by the Managing Partner Forum (MPF), Jaffe, and The Remsen Group released on December 8th offers insight into how law firms can do exactly that. John Remsen, President and CEO of the Managing Partner Forum says, “The pace of change is unprecedented for the legal industry, and the pace will only accelerate into the future. Strong leadership and a solid game plan are required if your firm seeks to thrive and prosper in the years ahead.” Understanding that many law firms need to make big changes, and with the goal of offering insight to law firms looking to make those changes, the authors of Re-Envisioning analyzed data from two big surveys of Managing Partners to come up with recommendations.How … [Read more...] about Time for a Change in Law Firm Leadership: A Preview of Re-Envisioning the Law Firm