LIFT’s Inaugural Meeting – December 8th, 2017

LIFT: Legal Institute for Forward Thinking
Friday, December 8th – New York City
Jackson Lewis Offices – 29th Floor, 666 Third Avenue

8:00 – 8:30 am
It is intended that this meeting be conducted under Chatham House rules—no statements directly attributed to participants—to promote candid exchanges.

8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Each member will be accorded approximately 30 minutes to present to the group on some new area of development, trends research, and/or something learned while working with clients that the others may not be expected to know about and will raise the collective
knowledge / skills of the group.

8:30 – 9:00 am SPECIAL GUEST: Elliott Portnoy – The Changing Legal
Landscape and What Might Be To Come
9:00 – 9:10 Q&A

9:10 – 9:40 am Ron Friedmann: “Prosper in Flat Times” – examining how firms can deliver legal service at lower cost while maintaining profit margin.
9:40 – 9:50 Q&A

9:50 – 10:20 am Bill Henderson: “Legal Industry Analysis and Predictions based on
Diffusion Theory”
10:20 – 10:30 Q&A

10:30 – 11:00 am Patrick McKenna: “Strategies To Advance Growth” – exploring different tactics that firms could take based on a changing market.
11:00 – 11:10 Q&A

11:10 – 11:40 am David Parnell: “Lessons I’ve Learned in my 70+ law firm leadership interviews over the last ~3 years.”
11:40 – 11:50 Q&A

11:50 – 12:30 LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 1:00 Ed Reeser: Different Metrics for Measuring Firm Performance” –
from the perspective of evaluating a firm’s sustainability.

1:00 – 1:10 Q&A

1:10 – 1:40 Michael Rynowecer: Which Law Firms are Really Gaining Share at Competitor Expense – Why and How This Will Change
1:40 – 1:50 Q&A

1:50 – 2:20 am Silvia Hodges Silverstein: Findings From The Latest Buying Legal Council’s Legal Procurement Survey – which confirms the accelerating shift away from relationships to data-driven decision making.
2:20 – 2:30 Q&A

A brief written report may be produced highlighting various elements of these presentations without necessarily naming any one source, and be provided to the media for general distribution.

2:30 – 4:30
This is your opportunity to bring one unresolved issue or explorative idea to the table to solicit the candid feedback of your colleagues to assist you in plotting a future course of action.


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