• MARY K YOUNG, Partner, Zeughauser Group, Washington D.C.
    Moving the Global Law Firm Through a Challenging Economy: Focus on Strategy
  • DAVID SYED, Senior Partner - Europe, Orrick, Paris
    Changing Supply & Demand for Global Legal Services: The Multi-polar Dynamic
  • JOHN H. STOUT, Partner, Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis
    The Fulfilled International Lawyer: Advice for a Successful Career
  • ADAM SMITH, General Counsel, EADS Defence & Security, Munich
    Laws are Local: How Can Corporate Legal Services Become More Global?
  • HELENA SAMAHA, General Counsel EMEA, AlixPartners, Paris
    Transcending Legal Expertise to Get to the Heart of Serving Global Clients
  • THOMAS J. SABATINO, Jr., Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Schering-Plough Corporation, New Jersey
    Musical Chairs: How Today’s General Counsel Earns a Seat at the Top Executive Table
  • NORM RUBENSTEIN, Partner, Zeughauser Group, Washington D.C.
    The Key to Credible International Branding
  • JOLENE OVERBECK, Chief Marketing Officer, DLA Piper, New York City
    Moving the Global Law Firm Through a Challenging Economy: Focus on Strategy
  • MICHAEL O’NEILL, SVP and General Counsel, Lenovo Corporation, Washington D.C.
    Fit for Global: Operating Tenets for the General Counsel
  • MARY MULLALLY, Head of Networks, Practical Law Company, London
    How Corporate Counsel in the UK and Europe are Changing, and the Key Elements of Success
  • DEBORAH MCMURRAY, CEO and Strategy Architect, Content Pilot LLC, Dallas
    LAW FIRM 4.0: Considerations for the Global Law Firm in 2020
  • CHRIS MARSHALL, Pro Bono & Community Manager, Reed Smith and Chair, Board of Trustees, Advocates for International Development, London
    International Pro Bono – Broadening our Geographical Reach
  • BRUCE MacEWEN, Founder, “Adam Smith Esq.,”, New York City
    Re-thinking Your Global Strategy: Geography, Talent and Management
  • DESPINA KARTSON, Chief Marketing Officer, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York City
    The Role of Law Firm Values in Successful Global Expansion
  • PETER KALIS, Chairman and Global Managing Partner, K&L Gates LLP, New York City
    The Signature Legal Challenge of the 21st Century
  • ALAN JENKINS, Chairman, Eversheds LLP, London
    Understanding the Importance of Culture in Managing a Global Law Firm
  • FADI HAMMADEH, General Counsel, Dubai Properties Group, Dubai
    The Regulatory Pendulum Worldwide: Where are we Headed?
  • ANN LEE GIBSON, Ann Lee Gibson Consulting, West Plains, Missouri
    Feels Like 1990 All Over Again: Law Firm Economic Cycles
  • TIM S. GLASSETT, Former General Counsel, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA
    Building and Motivating a High-Performing Global Legal Team
  • ROSS FISHMAN, CEO, Fishman Marketing, Highland Park, Illinois
    Focus: The Benefits of a Narrow Scope in the Face of Global Opportunity
  • JAN EIJSBOUTS, former General Counsel, Akzo Nobel, Amsterdam
    Foreword
  • E. LEIGH DANCE, President, ELD International, Inc., New York and Rome
    Introduction and European Counsel Must Improve Compliance
  • BRUNO COVA, Partner, Paul Hastings, Milan
    Reflections on Moving Inside to Outside, and European Counsel Must Improve Compliance
  • JEFFREY CARR General Counsel, FMC Technologies, Houston
    Building a Better Legal Service Delivery System
  • PETER J. BESHAR EVP and General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies, New York City
    Living Through a Corporate Crisis and Preparing for What Might Come Next
  • DEREK BENTON Director of International Operations, Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell, London
    Lawyers Network Differently as the World Grows Flatter

About the Authors

Twenty-nine individuals wrote a chapter for Bright Ideas Global Law or their interview with E. Leigh Dance became a chapter.  Of those, 10 have been top in-house lawyers in global companies,  nine are leading partners or executives in law firms, and the others come from a variety of professions:  consultants, law firm economist and blogger, journalist. Click on name to see short bio and photo.

DEREK BENTON, Director of International Operations, Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell, London
Chapter Title: Lawyers Network Differently as the World Grows Flatter

PETER J. BESHAR, EVP and General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies, New York City
Chapter Title: Living Through a Corporate Crisis and Preparing for What Might Come Next

JEFFREY CARR, General Counsel, FMC Technologies, Houston
Chapter Title: 1° Law: Building a Better Legal Service Delivery System

BRUNO COVA, Partner, Paul Hastings, Milan
Chapter Titles: Reflections on Moving Inside to Outside, and European Counsel Must Improve Compliance

E. LEIGH DANCE, President, ELD International, Inc., New York and Rome
Introduction and Chapter:  European Counsel Must Improve Compliance

JAN EIJSBOUTS, former General Counsel, Akzo Nobel, Amsterdam
Foreword

ROSS FISHMAN, CEO, Fishman Marketing, Highland Park, Illinois  
Chapter Title: Focus: The Benefits of a Narrow Scope in the Face of Global Opportunity

TIM S. GLASSETT, Former General Counsel, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA
Chapter Title: Building and Motivating a High-Performing Global Legal Team

ANN LEE GIBSON, Ann Lee Gibson Consulting, West Plains, Missouri
Chapter Title: Feels Like 1990 All Over Again: Law Firm Economic Cycles

FADI HAMMADEH, General Counsel, Dubai Properties Group, Dubai
Chapter Title: The Regulatory Pendulum Worldwide: Where are we Headed?

ALAN JENKINS, Chairman, Eversheds LLP, London
Chapter Title: Understanding the Importance of Culture in Managing a Global Law Firm

PETER KALIS, Chairman and Global Managing Partner, K&L Gates LLP, New York City
Chapter Title: The Signature Legal Challenge of the 21st Century

DESPINA KARTSON, Chief Marketing Officer, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York City
Chapter Title: The Role of Law Firm Values in Successful Global Expansion

BRUCE MacEWEN, Founder, “Adam Smith Esq.,”, New York City
Chapter Title: Re-thinking Your Global Strategy: Geography, Talent and Management

CHRIS MARSHALL, Pro Bono & Community Manager, Reed Smith and Chair, Board of Trustees, Advocates for International Development, London
Chapter Title: International Pro Bono – Broadening our Geographical Reach

DEBORAH MCMURRAY, CEO and Strategy Architect, Content Pilot LLC, Dallas  
Chapter Title: LAW FIRM 4.0: Considerations for the Global Law Firm in 2020

MARY MULLALLY, Head of Networks, Practical Law Company, London
Chapter Title: How Corporate Counsel in the UK and Europe are Changing, and the Key Elements of Success

MICHAEL O’NEILL, SVP and General Counsel, Lenovo Corporation, Washington D.C.
Chapter Title: Fit for Global: Operating Tenets for the General Counsel

JOLENE OVERBECK, Chief Marketing Officer, DLA Piper, New York City  
Chapter Title: Moving the Global Law Firm Through a Challenging Economy: Focus on Strategy

NORM RUBENSTEIN, Partner, Zeughauser Group, Washington D.C.
Chapter Title: The Key to Credible International Branding

THOMAS J. SABATINO, Jr., Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Schering-Plough Corporation, New Jersey  
Chapter Title: Musical Chairs: How Today’s General Counsel Earns a Seat at the Top Executive Table

HELENA SAMAHA, General Counsel EMEA, AlixPartners, Paris
Chapter Title: Transcending Legal Expertise to Get to the Heart of Serving Global Clients

SIMON SLATER, Director, First Counsel, London
Chapter Title: What it Takes to be an Exceptional Global Law Firm Leader

ADAM SMITH, General Counsel, EADS Defence & Security, Munich
Chapter Title: Laws are Local: How Can Corporate Legal Services Become More Global?

PAUL SMITH, Partner, Eversheds LLP, London  
Chapter Title:  Implementing Fundamental Change in a Global Law Firm

JOHN H. STOUT, Partner, Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis  
Chapter Title:  The Fulfilled International Lawyer:  Advice for a Successful Career

DAVID SYED, Senior Partner - Europe, Orrick, Paris
Chapter Title:  Changing Supply & Demand for Global Legal Services: The Multi-polar Dynamic

MARY K YOUNG, Partner, Zeughauser Group, Washington D.C.  
Chapter Title: Moving the Global Law Firm Through a Challenging Economy: Focus on Strategy

 

 


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