FROM AMLAW 100 & AMLAW 200 FIRM LEADERS
I was struck by the
synthesis of the issues you presented. It was amazingly clear and
comprehensive, given the breadth of the topic and the short time
available. I was delighted to attend the event and I learned a lot from
Verrier, Chairman - WHITE & CASE
The First 100 Days
Masterclass was concise and insightful. I quickly learned the difference
between being a practitioner and a Firm Leader. I was thoroughly
impressed with the scope of the topics discussed.
ONE YEAR LATER - I
continually refer to that one-day class as the best thing I did to prepare for
my new role.
A. Cino, Chairman - JACKSON LEWIS
Good job today! It was a very interesting and
R. Burchfield, Office Managing Partner - MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY
This Masterclass very
effectively highlighted my awareness of the many issues to focus on, not just
during my First 100 Days as managing partner but also during the four months before
I take on the managing partner role.
John Devaney, Managing
Partner - PERKINS COIE
I really enjoyed the class. I appreciated the
chance to interact with other similarly situated new managing partners.
In terms of specific content, I thought the most helpful part was the
discussion of the transition process - the do's and don'ts.
C. Froehle, Jr., Chief Operating Partner - FAEGRE BAKER &
The class put into perspective the scope of duties
and responsibilities associated with the position and gave me a workable
framework to deal with them.
J. Bender, Co-Managing Director - LITTLER MENDELSON
I thought the course was outstanding. I found
the strategic approach to the transition excellent. Specifically, the
counterintuitive suggestions such as pursuing a strategic agenda as opposed to
a strategic plan. The Hogan Assessment was outstanding. It is truly
a bonus because while corporations utilize those types of instruments, law
firms do not.
H. Wright, Managing Partner - HOLLAND & KNIGHT
Very, very helpful.
Timothy E. Powers, Managing
Partner - HAYNES AND BOONE
An excellent program for a
new firm CEO - really provides a great framework for you to hit the ground
Steve K. Humke, Managing
Partner - ICE MILLER
This Seminar was precisely tailored to the new
managing partner and I left with specific strategies to help my transition into
my new role. You can expect to get a call or two over the next 100 days . . . I
made notes of 15 items I want to act on sooner rather than later. And I expect
to borrow heavily from your slides in assigning tasks to a half-dozen people.
P. McGee, CEO - MILLER CANFIELD
I thought the hypothetical exercises were very
realistic and helpful. Brian's experience, and telling us what he spent
time doing (one-on-one meetings and client interviews, while not owning every
problem) was very helpful.
V. Stortz, Co-Managing Partner - STINSON LEONARD STREET
MONTHS LATER: I can't tell you how
much your program helped me!
Foltyn, Chair and CEO - HONIGMAN MILLER
Great practical advice and guidance that you can actually implement. An excellent exercise in concisely focusing on a realistic and productive start.
Joseph Dougherty, Managing
Partner - BUCHANAN INGERSOLL
The First 100 Days is a MUST for any new managing partner, as it provides invaluable insight and guidance on the many challenges a new firm leader will face, drawn from years of experience.
Mark Sloan, Managing
Partner - THOMSON & KNIGHT
FROM OTHER MAJOR FIRM LEADERS
Masterclass helped identify some important things on which I need to be focused
and, in doing so, get beyond just the 'urgent' and get to the truly
'important.' I was pleased with the
quality and quantity of specific templates and checklists, as opposed to just
theory and concept.
R. Burnstein, Chairman - WALLER LANSDEN
I can't tell you how much I
enjoyed the master class. I am so glad I
attended. I'm not sure how anyone could
do this job without hearing from you. All
soon to be managing partners should participate. The suggestions made can not only make you
first 100 days easier but also the rest of your tenure as managing partner.
Gregg A. Eisenberg, Managing
Partner - BENESCH FRIEDLANDER
I would recommend this to anyone taking on this role.
Ellen Cappellanti, Managing
Partner - JACKSON KELLY
AFTER 100 DAYS: I found your seminar tremendously helpful. I will recommend it to my successor and to new managing partners at other firms.
Jennifer Morgan DelMonico, Managing Partner - MURTHA CULLINA
Practical and Useful!
Barry D. Green, co-Managing
Partner - GOULSTON & STORRS
I thought the program content was extremely
worthwhile. In fact, I have already used many of the ideas shared at the
MasterClass. The limited number of attendees was a big plus, as it
enabled me to get answers specific to my situation. I would recommend this
course to anybody assuming a leadership role at a law firm.
J. Manus, Managing Partner - NUTTER MCCLENNEN & FISH
A fantastic opportunity to get advice from experts
in the field and share experiences with other new / incoming managing
partners. I am very glad that I took the time to participate. Thank
K. Jelsma, Managing Partner - WYATT TARRANT & COMBS
One of your great strengths is that you have seen
and studied a lot of managing partner transitions. Thus, you carry a lot
of credibility when you say, "These are the things you should focus your
attention on." Thanks again for a great program.
P. O'Loughlin, Managing Partner - THE BRATTLE GROUP
Thank you for allowing me to participate in your
First 100 Days Seminar . . . it has truly helped me hit the ground running.
YEAR LATER: Your Seminar
really did help me to prioritize my goals and objectives for the first 100
days. As I look back, I really didn't know what I didn't know leading up
to taking on this new responsibility as the Managing Partner. The
guidance and suggestions I took away from the seminar (and reading materials)
were extremely helpful. I had a much better understanding of what to
expect. I really do appreciate all of your help.
D. Nix, Managing Partner - MCAFEE & TAFT
The MasterClass was excellent! I found the
presentations to be outstanding - practical and well-focused. The faculty
was excellent. This program could easily have been two days, with more
Burgess, Managing Shareholder - BECKER & POLIAKOFF
The high-level interaction among attendees is what
I liked best about the MasterClass. The instructors were truly
B. Sparkman, Presdient - DEVINE MILLIMET
I'm still learning. Both your article and
your seminar were helpful . . . some practical, valuable tips.
H. Maclin, Managing Partner - BRIGGS AND MORGAN
Patrick and Brian are a great team; the flow is
J. Whalen, Chairman - SPENCER FANE
A day very well spent - very valuable insights!
J. Arnel, Managing Partner - FOULSTON SIEFKIN
I really enjoyed the session. And the materials
provide me with some great tools as I prepare for my first 100 days!
J. Scully, CEO - BERNSTEIN SHUR
Thanks, Patrick. I really benefited from the
session - - good grounding and input.
Weaver, Managing Partner - WIGGIN & DANA
It was terrific!
Mark T. Palin, Managing Partner Elect - ATKINSON ANDELSON