John M. Westcott, Jr.

Principal consultant of Westcott LegalConsulting LLC

Jay Westcott is the principal consultant of Westcott LegalConsulting LLC. He consults with law firms, legal departments and lawyers on a broad range of management issues. Mr. Westcott retired as a partner of WilmerHale at the end of 2012. He served for over 30 years in the management of Hale and Dorr and WilmerHale, as the firm’s Assistant Managing Partner and a member of the Executive Committee and the Management Committee. He was also a corporate lawyer, counseling corporate clients and their management on financing, governance, and transactional matters, including public and private offerings, licensing transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Westcott graduated from Yale University (B.A. English, cum laude) and Harvard Law School (J.D.). He lives with his wife in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and has three grown children. For over twenty years, he has served as Clerk and a Trustee of The Winsor School, an independent girls’ day school in Boston.

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