Dr. Heidi Gardner

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

Dr. Heidi K. Gardner is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, a Harvard Lecturer on Law, and Faculty Chair for some of HLS’s executive education programs. Previously she served on the Organizational Behavior faculty of Harvard Business School.

Professor Gardner’s research focuses on leadership and collaboration in professional service firms, and she is currently writing a book on the topic to be published in 2016 by Harvard Business Press. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed academic journals and practitioner-focused print and digital media. Her research was awarded the Academy of Management’s Prize for Outstanding Practical Implications for Management.

Prof. Gardner has lived and worked on four continents, including positions with McKinsey & Co. and Procter & Gamble. She holds a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), a Masters from the London School of Economics (with honors), and a PhD from London Business School.