The Law Firm Leadership Podcast | We Interview Corp Defense Law Firm Leaders, Partners and Legal Consultants
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We discuss life and leadership. Learn from corporate defense law firm leaders such as the chairmen, managing partners, executive committee members and law partners along with their legal consultants. We interview these men and women across the United States who practice law and provide leadership at the largest law firms to elite corporate boutiques. Glean wisdom, new ideas, relate to their stories and follow along as we talk about current legal industry topics, firm management, their personal journey as a leader and more.
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Ep 5: Don Prophete | Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete | Diversity | Business Development | Client Trends | Future of Law | Personal Heroes | 50% Other
Dec 9 16
I interviewed Don Prophete of Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete, partner and practice chair of the firm's Whistle Blower Group. Today we started out discussing some of Don's story being a minority black man among a dominant white male industry. I asked him what advice he had for young minorities in BigLaw working up through the ranks and what advice he had for law firm leaders wanting a more diverse law firm. We then discussed his story and insights as a rain maker and business development professional. We also discussed what trends does his see in the legal industry and for the future of law. I then pivoted to questions more personal such as what are his hobbies, who are his favorite basket ball teams, who are his heroes, what does he read daily, what new skills is he trying to acquire and what is his current passion. If you haven't already, please leave a review on iTunes. Links referred to in this episode Donald Prophete's Web Bio U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sprint Corporation Law 360's 2016 Law Firm Diversity Snapshot Venture Capital Kevin Warren CEO of the Minnesota Vikings San Antonio Spurs Frederick Douglass Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jay Z Barack Obama Wall Street Journal New York Times Bloomberg USA Today Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell