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FirmThink 2020: The Future of Law Firm Strategy

The Conference Board, New York

The Conference Board, New York

June 16-17, 2014   Add To Calendar

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FirmThink 2020: The Future of Law Firm Strategy
June 16-17, 2014
The Conference Board – 845 Third Avenue – New York, New York

The question is no longer if law firms will change, but rather how they will change. How will talent management, analytics, strategy and leadership define the next generation of law firm success? What can today’s smart firm do to not only take advantage of new opportunities, but mitigate the risk from existing – and yet unknown challenges.

Its time to move beyond theoretical and address the issues that will define whether today’s law firm is even prepared to exist, yet alone grow by 2020 and beyond such as:

Outside Looking In: Beyond The Legal Industry

  • What can today’s law firm leadership learn from companies like Cisco that have become experts at identifying and capitalizing on industry disruption such as the one currently impacting the legal industry and how can your firm respond in a way that provides the greatest competitive advantage?
  • What can eBay’s approach towards recruiting, retaining and managing multi generational talent teach your firm about staying competitive with the talent of today – and tomorrow?
  • How would EY Knowledge’s Strategic Market Intelligence Leader build a competitive intelligence capability from scratch for a professional services firm based on decades and how can today’s firm action that design immediately?
  • During times of extraordinary industry change, how did an executive with multi-industry expertise at companies like Wells Fargo and Merck deploy effective change and talent management strategies and what can today’s law firm learn from her experience as the legal industry continues to face major paradigm shifts?
  • How does EY apply world-class business and behavioral principles, such as Six Sigma, return on invested capital, zero-sum game theory and neuro-linguistic programming to the practice of law for the first time with tangible results and how can you begin incorporating some or all the elements of this approach at your firm?
  • How is Huron Consulting Group deploying “Litametrics”, the application of analytics to improve decision making to deliver desired litigation outcomes, for in-house counsel how can today’s firm use the same strategy to gain a competitive edge through proactive adoption?

Inside Looking Out: Perspective From The Legal Industry

  • Leadership is the greatest risk to the future of the modern law firm. How does the Chairman of Proskauer, Chairman Emeritus of Nixon Peabody and the Co-Chair, Government Contracts Group and Executive Committee Member from Crowell & Moring feel the industry can address this challenge and what insights from their experiences can attendees gain in order to ensure the survival and growth of their own firm?
  • How can the Chief Operating Officer from Dickstein Shapiro and the Chief Strategy Officer for Proskauer develop, convince, deploy and manage a marketing, communications and business development strategy that also has responsibility for public relations, client and business development, advertising, events, client relations and technology-related marketing?
  • At Crowell & Moring, how do they continue to deconstruct the “lawyer vs. non-lawyer” barrier to drive diversity of opinion, engagement and contribution by all members of its workforce, regardless of degree or designation and how can your firm benefit by approaching inclusion as a growth asset, not a risk?
  • How does one of the largest law firms in the world, Baker McKenzie, undertake the process of building a sales culture from hiring through deployment and management and how can your firm commence, advance or more effectively manage this business transformation?


About the Event Design

FirmThink 2020 will be limited to 50 attendees in order to ensure an interactive and highly participatory environment. Speakers have been asked to limited their presentations to no more than 25 minutes and to keep PowerPoint at a minimum, if not unused. FirmThink 2020 will also be following the Chatham House Rule designed to provide anonymity to speakers and to encourage openness and the sharing of information.


Participation Requirements

Attendance at FirmThink 2020 is reserved for law firm executives responsible for crafting, deploying, communicating and managing elements of the annual growth strategy including: Chairman of the Firm • Managing Partner • Chief Strategy Officer • Chief Marketing Officer • Chief Business Development Officer • Chief Information Officer • Chief Financial Officer • Director of Marketing, Communication, Strategy, Talent, Finance


If you do not meet these requirements, and would like to discuss participation in this meeting, please contact:

Ben Greenzweig at (646) 504-8089