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The Law Firm Leadership Podcast | We Interview Corp Defense Law Firm Leaders, Partners, General Counsel and Legal Consultants

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The Law Firm Leadership Podcast | We Interview Corp Defense Law Firm Leaders, Partners, General Counsel and Legal Consultants

Chris Batz and The Lion Group

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Learn from corporate defense law firm leaders such as the chairmen, managing partners, executive committee members and law partners along with general counsel and legal industry consultants. We interview these men and women across the United States who practice law and provide leadership at the largest law firms to elite corporate boutiques, public and private companies. Glean wisdom, new ideas, relate to their stories and follow along as we talk about current legal industry topics, firm management, their personal journey as a leader and more.

Latest Episodes

Jay Angelo | Becoming Head of Legal Tech & Innovation | Captive Legal Consultancy | Innovation Advice | Future of Legal | Chief of Staff role | Tech Speculation | Family & Reading | Inspiration from Dad

We discussed the genesis of Jay's role and title of Head of Legal Technology and Innovation. Jay shared the notion of a third choice for General Counsel which led to the development of Project Indio and an app.

43 MIN1 weeks ago
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Jay Angelo | Becoming Head of Legal Tech & Innovation | Captive Legal Consultancy | Innovation Advice | Future of Legal | Chief of Staff role | Tech Speculation | Family & Reading | Inspiration from Dad

Kent Zimmermann | Legal Consultant at Zeughauser Group | Law Firm Merger Insights | Travel & Reporter Tips | The Resilients | Being an Effective Law Firm Leader | Reflection

I interviewed Kent Zimmermann | Legal Consultant at Zeughauser Group on Thursday, August 1st, 2019. We reviewed several subjects and how things have changed over the past 3 years since our previous podcast Episode #2 recorded in October 2016.

38 MIN3 weeks ago
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Kent Zimmermann | Legal Consultant at Zeughauser Group | Law Firm Merger Insights | Travel & Reporter Tips | The Resilients | Being an Effective Law Firm Leader | Reflection

Ep: 29 Rhonda Powell | General Counsel of BuzzFeed | News vs. Entertainment | #metoo | Being Fully Present | Hope in the Next Generation | Minority Attorney Advice

I interviewed Rhonda Powell | General Counsel on BuzzFeed on Monday December 10th, 2018.

42 MINAPR 16
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Ep: 29 Rhonda Powell | General Counsel of BuzzFeed | News vs. Entertainment | #metoo | Being Fully Present | Hope in the Next Generation | Minority Attorney Advice

Ep: 28 Jordan Furlong | Principal at Law21| The Future Legal Industry Landscape| Changing Client's Expectations | Alternative Legal Careers | Geopolitics |Family & Faith|

I interviewed Jordan Furlong | Principal at Law21 on Friday December 7th, 2018.

56 MINMAR 26
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Ep: 28 Jordan Furlong | Principal at Law21| The Future Legal Industry Landscape| Changing Client's Expectations | Alternative Legal Careers | Geopolitics |Family & Faith|

Jeremy Fudge | Managing Partner of Berry Appleman & Leiden | Alliance with Deloitte UK | First of Its Kind Transaction | Why Big Four? | Culture of Serving & Stewardship | Focus on Your Passion

I interviewed Jeremy Fudge | Managing Partner of Berry Appleman & Leiden on Friday November 19th, 2018. We discussed the first-of-its-kind strategic alliance with Deloitte UK and sold its non-US operations and assets to Deloitte Global.

40 MIN2018 DEC 18
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Jeremy Fudge | Managing Partner of Berry Appleman & Leiden | Alliance with Deloitte UK | First of Its Kind Transaction | Why Big Four? | Culture of Serving & Stewardship | Focus on Your Passion

Russ Welch | Chairman & CEO of Polsinelli | Growing 90 to 800 Attorneys | Lessons Learned & Advice | Succession Planning | Next Recession | Reading List | Legacy | Kansas City

I interviewed Russ Welsh | Chairman & CEO of Polsinelli on Thursday November 1st, 2018. Russ and I first discussed the history of growth and acquisitions that Polsinelli completed over the years which included lessons learned and advice for existing and newly elected law firm chairmen and managing partners. We then discussed important areas of personal growth as he grew as a leader for a growing law firm. We discussed the subject of funding the law firm's expansion whether by debt or equity.

37 MIN2018 NOV 27
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Russ Welch | Chairman & CEO of Polsinelli | Growing 90 to 800 Attorneys | Lessons Learned & Advice | Succession Planning | Next Recession | Reading List | Legacy | Kansas City

Alan Bryan | Senior Associate General Counsel of Walmart | Legal Operations and Outside Counsel Management

I interviewed Alan Bryan | Senior Associate General Counsel of Walmart on Monday October 15th, 2018. Alan and I first discussed what lead him to join the Walmart team.We then discussed how the Walmart Legal Operations and Outside Counsel Management department came to be. We how outside counsel law firms need to focus on investing in people and technology. We discussed what legal tech tools Walmart has been using, and his 3 resources for corporate law departments exploring Legal Operations.

39 MIN2018 OCT 30
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Alan Bryan | Senior Associate General Counsel of Walmart | Legal Operations and Outside Counsel Management

Rick Chung | SVP & General Counsel of Bowlmor AMF | The Office of General Counsel as a Growth Strategy | Landing Private Equity Clients | Advice for Private Equity Firms | Coding | Mentor Wisdom

I interviewed Rick Hung | General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Bowlmor AMF on Friday September 7th, 2018.

51 MIN2018 OCT 16
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Rick Chung | SVP & General Counsel of Bowlmor AMF | The Office of General Counsel as a Growth Strategy | Landing Private Equity Clients | Advice for Private Equity Firms | Coding | Mentor Wisdom

Andrew Glincher | CEO & Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody | I love Business | Everyone is a Leader | Weathering the Next Crisis | Elevator Assets | Lincoln & Buffett | One Habit | His Book Shelf

I interviewed Andrew Glincher | CEO & Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody on Tues May 29th, 2018.

29 MIN2018 JUL 17
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Andrew Glincher | CEO & Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody | I love Business | Everyone is a Leader | Weathering the Next Crisis | Elevator Assets | Lincoln & Buffett | One Habit | His Book Shelf

Gina Passarella | Editor-in-Chief of The American Lawyer | Data Geek | Rules of Engagement | Built on Relationship & Trust | AmLaw100 Revealed | Gender Bias Suits | Dr Seuss

I interviewed Gina Passarella | Editor-in-Chief of The American Lawyer on Wed May 16th, 2018.

35 MIN2018 JUN 12
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Gina Passarella | Editor-in-Chief of The American Lawyer | Data Geek | Rules of Engagement | Built on Relationship & Trust | AmLaw100 Revealed | Gender Bias Suits | Dr Seuss

Latest Episodes

Jay Angelo | Becoming Head of Legal Tech & Innovation | Captive Legal Consultancy | Innovation Advice | Future of Legal | Chief of Staff role | Tech Speculation | Family & Reading | Inspiration from Dad

We discussed the genesis of Jay's role and title of Head of Legal Technology and Innovation. Jay shared the notion of a third choice for General Counsel which led to the development of Project Indio and an app.

43 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Jay Angelo | Becoming Head of Legal Tech & Innovation | Captive Legal Consultancy | Innovation Advice | Future of Legal | Chief of Staff role | Tech Speculation | Family & Reading | Inspiration from Dad

Kent Zimmermann | Legal Consultant at Zeughauser Group | Law Firm Merger Insights | Travel & Reporter Tips | The Resilients | Being an Effective Law Firm Leader | Reflection

I interviewed Kent Zimmermann | Legal Consultant at Zeughauser Group on Thursday, August 1st, 2019. We reviewed several subjects and how things have changed over the past 3 years since our previous podcast Episode #2 recorded in October 2016.

38 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Kent Zimmermann | Legal Consultant at Zeughauser Group | Law Firm Merger Insights | Travel & Reporter Tips | The Resilients | Being an Effective Law Firm Leader | Reflection

Ep: 29 Rhonda Powell | General Counsel of BuzzFeed | News vs. Entertainment | #metoo | Being Fully Present | Hope in the Next Generation | Minority Attorney Advice

I interviewed Rhonda Powell | General Counsel on BuzzFeed on Monday December 10th, 2018.

42 MINAPR 16
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Ep: 29 Rhonda Powell | General Counsel of BuzzFeed | News vs. Entertainment | #metoo | Being Fully Present | Hope in the Next Generation | Minority Attorney Advice

Ep: 28 Jordan Furlong | Principal at Law21| The Future Legal Industry Landscape| Changing Client's Expectations | Alternative Legal Careers | Geopolitics |Family & Faith|

I interviewed Jordan Furlong | Principal at Law21 on Friday December 7th, 2018.

56 MINMAR 26
Comments
Ep: 28 Jordan Furlong | Principal at Law21| The Future Legal Industry Landscape| Changing Client's Expectations | Alternative Legal Careers | Geopolitics |Family & Faith|

Jeremy Fudge | Managing Partner of Berry Appleman & Leiden | Alliance with Deloitte UK | First of Its Kind Transaction | Why Big Four? | Culture of Serving & Stewardship | Focus on Your Passion

I interviewed Jeremy Fudge | Managing Partner of Berry Appleman & Leiden on Friday November 19th, 2018. We discussed the first-of-its-kind strategic alliance with Deloitte UK and sold its non-US operations and assets to Deloitte Global.

40 MIN2018 DEC 18
Comments
Jeremy Fudge | Managing Partner of Berry Appleman & Leiden | Alliance with Deloitte UK | First of Its Kind Transaction | Why Big Four? | Culture of Serving & Stewardship | Focus on Your Passion

Russ Welch | Chairman & CEO of Polsinelli | Growing 90 to 800 Attorneys | Lessons Learned & Advice | Succession Planning | Next Recession | Reading List | Legacy | Kansas City

I interviewed Russ Welsh | Chairman & CEO of Polsinelli on Thursday November 1st, 2018. Russ and I first discussed the history of growth and acquisitions that Polsinelli completed over the years which included lessons learned and advice for existing and newly elected law firm chairmen and managing partners. We then discussed important areas of personal growth as he grew as a leader for a growing law firm. We discussed the subject of funding the law firm's expansion whether by debt or equity.

37 MIN2018 NOV 27
Comments
Russ Welch | Chairman & CEO of Polsinelli | Growing 90 to 800 Attorneys | Lessons Learned & Advice | Succession Planning | Next Recession | Reading List | Legacy | Kansas City

Alan Bryan | Senior Associate General Counsel of Walmart | Legal Operations and Outside Counsel Management

I interviewed Alan Bryan | Senior Associate General Counsel of Walmart on Monday October 15th, 2018. Alan and I first discussed what lead him to join the Walmart team.We then discussed how the Walmart Legal Operations and Outside Counsel Management department came to be. We how outside counsel law firms need to focus on investing in people and technology. We discussed what legal tech tools Walmart has been using, and his 3 resources for corporate law departments exploring Legal Operations.

39 MIN2018 OCT 30
Comments
Alan Bryan | Senior Associate General Counsel of Walmart | Legal Operations and Outside Counsel Management

Rick Chung | SVP & General Counsel of Bowlmor AMF | The Office of General Counsel as a Growth Strategy | Landing Private Equity Clients | Advice for Private Equity Firms | Coding | Mentor Wisdom

I interviewed Rick Hung | General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Bowlmor AMF on Friday September 7th, 2018.

51 MIN2018 OCT 16
Comments
Rick Chung | SVP & General Counsel of Bowlmor AMF | The Office of General Counsel as a Growth Strategy | Landing Private Equity Clients | Advice for Private Equity Firms | Coding | Mentor Wisdom

Andrew Glincher | CEO & Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody | I love Business | Everyone is a Leader | Weathering the Next Crisis | Elevator Assets | Lincoln & Buffett | One Habit | His Book Shelf

I interviewed Andrew Glincher | CEO & Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody on Tues May 29th, 2018.

29 MIN2018 JUL 17
Comments
Andrew Glincher | CEO & Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody | I love Business | Everyone is a Leader | Weathering the Next Crisis | Elevator Assets | Lincoln & Buffett | One Habit | His Book Shelf

Gina Passarella | Editor-in-Chief of The American Lawyer | Data Geek | Rules of Engagement | Built on Relationship & Trust | AmLaw100 Revealed | Gender Bias Suits | Dr Seuss

I interviewed Gina Passarella | Editor-in-Chief of The American Lawyer on Wed May 16th, 2018.

35 MIN2018 JUN 12
Comments
Gina Passarella | Editor-in-Chief of The American Lawyer | Data Geek | Rules of Engagement | Built on Relationship & Trust | AmLaw100 Revealed | Gender Bias Suits | Dr Seuss