Smart Collaboration How Professionals & Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

Event Details

May 01, 2018

4:00PM - 7:00PM

New York, NY

Complimentary

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Join Heidi K. Gardner, Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and author of Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos for an interactive workshop discussing the hottest topics in cross-silo working.  Covering topics ranging from gender implications to technology enablers to cross-firm collaboration, Dr. Gardner will share some of her latest findings that didn’t yet make it to print.

The workshop features four high-profile leaders sharing their experiences in capturing value from collaboration:

  • Hugh Verrier, Chairman, White & Case LLP
  • Valerie Radwaner, Deputy Chair & Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • John Finley, Sr. Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer, Legal & Compliance, Blackstone
  • Suhrid Gajendragadkar, Senior Partner & Co-Founder and Co-Leader of McKinsey’s Global Legal Services, McKinsey & Company

Register today! Seating is limited.

 

Why You Should Attend

  • Dr. Heidi K. Gardner is one of the world's foremost authorities on professional services firms & business leadership.
  • Our highly interactive program highlights some of the hottest new trends from Dr. Gardner's research on collaboration.
  • High profile leaders share their practical takeaways for effecting true collaboration across legal departments and law firms.
  • Our program offers an opportunity to collaborate across organizational boundaries with leading members of law firms, in-house legal departments, professional service firms, and academia on how to engage in meaningful cross-silo working.

    Who Should Attend

  • Law Firm Partners & Officers
  • General Counsel & Chief Legal Officers
  • Corporate Counsel & Legal Department Operations Professionals
  • Event Co-Chair

    Heidi Gardner

    Lecturer on Law & Distinguished Fellow, Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

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    Event Details

    Tuesday, May 01

    4:00 PM
    Registration
    4:20 PM
    Opening Presentation

    While most professional services firms contain vast amounts of institutional knowledge and expertise, many fall short of achieving their full potential due to a lack of Smart Collaboration. All too often, thought leaders and experts within professional services firms are hesitant or unwilling to step outside of their respective silos, and openly collaborate and share with their counterparts and peers. Leading, and truly exceptional firms, however, have learned how to effectively break down the silos and achieve true collaboration among their thought leaders and experts. Please join us as Heidi Gardner, shares her research findings and key highlights from her new book Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and their Firms Succeed By Breaking Down Silos.

    Presenter:
    Dr. Heidi K. Gardner, Distinguished Fellow, Center on the Legal Profession; Lecturer on Law & Faculty Chair, Accelerated Leadership Program, Harvard Law School

     

    5:00 PM
    Panel Discussion

    Join us for an engaging panel discussion on overcoming the obstacles to Smart Collaboration.

    Moderator:
    Dr. Heidi K. Gardner, Distinguished Fellow, Center on the Legal Profession; Lecturer on Law & Faculty Chair, Accelerated Leadership Program, Harvard Law School

    Panelists:
    John Finley, Sr. Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Blackstone
    Suhrid Gajendragadkar, Co-Founder, Global Legal Services, McKinsey & Company
    Valerie Radwaner, Deputy Chair and Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Hugh Verrier, Chairman, White & Case LLP

    6:00 PM
    Networking Reception

    Please join us for cocktails and canapés as we wrap up our evening program.

    John Finley

    Sr. Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer Legal & Compliance
    Blackstone

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    Suhrid Gajendragadkar

    Senior Partner & Co-Founder and Co-Leader of McKinsey’s Global Legal Services
    McKinsey & Company

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    Valerie Radwaner

    Deputy Chair
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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    Hugh Verrier

    Chairman, White & Case LLP

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    Accreditation

    Thomson Reuters New York Corporate Offices

    3 Times Square
    New York, NY 10036

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