Speaking Engagements The following represent a selection of over 40 national and international organizations for which Patrick has been the Key-Note speaker, a presenter, workshop facilitator and/or served as Conference Chair: • American Bar Association • ARK Group (Conference and Master Classes) • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) • American Management Association • American University Washington College of Law • Asia Business Forum (Singapore) • Association of Management Consulting Firms • Association For Accounting Marketing • Barclays Professional Practices (UK) • Bridge Group • Canadian Bar Association • Canadian Tax Foundation • Centaur Conferences – Europe • Center For Leadership & Executive Development (University of Dayton) • Certified Management Accountants • Clare’s College – Oxford University • College of Law Practice Management • Council of Professional Service Firms • de Baak Centre for Management Studies, Federation of Netherlands Industry • Financial Times Conferences • Indiana University School of Law • Institute For International Research • Institute For Law Firm Management • International Bar Association • International Union of Lawyers • Legal Marketing Association • Legal Management Forum • Managing Partners Forum [US] • Managing Partner Forum [UK] • Managing Partner Institute • Marketing Week • MBL Seminars (U.S.) • MBL Seminars (UK) • NorthStar Conferences LLC • PKF INTERNATIONAL • Professional Services Marketing Association • TAGLaw • The Conference Board • The Lawyer Conferences • Trial Lawyers Association • U.S. Law Firm Group • World Services Group
A SMALL SAMPLING OF PUBLISHED CRITIQUES
"Some speakers impact your ears . . .
Patrick impacts what is in-between!"
"Thank you. We were so happy to have you on board and from what Jon and I heard, your key note presentation was great!"
• William Arthur, Director of Professional Practices - Barclays Bank Plc:
"Thank you for an outstanding presentation to our Managing Partner’s breakfast meeting."
• Jamie Martin, UK Law Firm Managing Partner:
"Standing Out From The Crowd: Differentiation strategies to improve bottom-line performance was "one of the best courses of any type that I have attended. McKenna is a speaker on top of his game."
• Morgan Rigby, President - MBL Seminars (www.mblseminars.com):
"A quick note to say a big, big thank you for all your efforts this week with the three Seminars that you presented. The feedback on the questionnaires has been excellent, especially today in New York. You have been a star. If you would be interested in turning this into an annual event, we would too!"
• Peter Appleton Jones, CEO - TAGLaw:
"Your presentation was well received and I thank you sincerely, both for attending the conference and for interviewing the partners."
• John A. Cairns, Senior Partner -- Law Firm:
"I thought your presentation was the best I have heard or seen on the state and future of the business of law. In some ways, it makes me think that it would be a challenge, but very compelling and interesting, for 35-45 year old lawyers --- and for that reason and others, I have the thought that it would be nice to be that age now instead of my "elderly" circumstance at 62!!! I do have a number of good years ahead of me in the law practice and intend to work diligently to utilize your sage advice."
• J. Wood -- Premier Health Partners:
"Your full-day session at The Center For Leadership and Executive Development was one of the best presentations I've attended for several years."
• Guy N. Halgren, Chairman - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton:
"Thank you again for agreeing to address our US Law Firm Group meeting. NUMEROUS managing partners told me afterwards that it was one of the best programs ever and that you were terrific!"
• Fiona Tan, Conference Development Manager -- The Asia Business Forum -- Singapore:
"From the feedback that we have gathered, the delegates were extremely impressed by your presentation. Many commented that your presentation was energetic and provocative. Some of the other comments stated 'Phenomenal speaker' and 'Very interactive, very knowledgeable.' It has been our great pleasure and delight being able to meet and work with you at this conference."
• Ruth Wright, Senior Research Associate -- The Conference Board:
"Thanks for a terrific session. I personally took a great deal away from the presentation. You have some great material and I like the organizational audit approach of the session booklet. You clearly have great experience and very clear insights -- and of course you have a terrific presentational style."
• Kim Perret - President, Mid-Atlantic LMA :
"On behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of LMA, thank you very much for your presentation in Washington DC last week. The program was well received and the reviews were excellent. As always, your program was thought-provoking as well as engaging. We wish you much success."
• Betsy Kovacs, CEO - Association of Management Consulting Firms :
"We deeply appreciated your contributions to AMCF's educational offerings and giving our audience the opportunity of being with you in person to hear about your latest work."
morning, I attended an event put on by the Ark Group and chaired by Patrick McKenna, the longtime law firm business consultant. McKenna gave a
presentation about managing practice groups, which I found very interesting and
engaging. The man can hold a room!
Which I was happy to see, because I was also attending to take some notes on
how to give a good presentation to lawyers."
Roy Strom, the author of a weekly
column on the changing legal marketplace, Law.com
– October 4, 2018