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.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 7: Alan Hoffman | Blank Rome | Sir Alan, Defender of the East and Becoming a Knight | The Strategic Plan | Diversity in Succession Planning | Integration | Pricing Predictability & Planning | Bobby Kennedy | His Family
I interviewed Alan Hoffman, chairman and managing partner of Blank Rome. Today we discussed how his law firm absorbed the remaining partners of Dickstein Shapiro. He shared his conversation with Dickstein chairman Jim Kelly on Christmas eve 2015 and how the deal was history not long after that. We discussed his conversation with a law professor and how that greatly impacted him and his leadership at Blank Rome. He share stories about how he got the job at the Assistant United States Attorney’s office and being Knighted by a client for trials won. We then talked talked about succession planning and the importance of putting people of diversity into leadership. They did this also at his firm for when they acquired Dickstein Shapiro attorneys and opened the office in Houston and picked up Wong Cabello attorneys. We discussed how important integration is to lateral partners and how they implemented a buddy system for the attorneys from Dickstein. I also asked him what is an an issue you are keeping an eye on? And he said mentioned pricing, predictability and partnership with their clients. We also discussed fear and change as he leads his firm. He shared about his value for his family and a hero of his being Robert F Kennedy.