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

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

Mark Roellig | Senior Client Advisor at Perkins Coie | Helping Others Succeed | Diverse Perspectives | Embrace Realization | Train People to Leave | What Attorneys Bring | Career Advice | Biographies

I interviewed Mark Roellig | Senior Client Advisor at Perkins Coie on Friday, June 26th, 2020. We discussed several topics such as: - Embracing Self-awareness - Surrounding Yourself with Diverse People & Perspectives - What General Counsel look for? - The Value of an MBA - Training People to Leave - People that Come to Win vs. to Play - Board Advice - Adding Value to Your Team - Career Advice for Those Stuck - What Do Lawyers Really Bring? - The Evolution of In-House Counsel

50 min3 d ago
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Mark Roellig | Senior Client Advisor at Perkins Coie | Helping Others Succeed | Diverse Perspectives | Embrace Realization | Train People to Leave | What Attorneys Bring | Career Advice | Biographies

Ep: 46 Pat Whalen | Chairman and Managing Partner of Spencer Fane | Humility as the Foundation | Scaling with Operational Excellence

I interviewed Pat Whalen | Chairman and Managing Partner of Spencer Fane on Thursday, June 25th, 2020. We discussed several topics such as: - The Incredible Growth Story of Spencer Fane - Profit Margin Expansion through Scaling - Humility as the Foundation - 200% Headcount Growth with Laterals - A Passion for Lifelong Learning & Harvard Business School - Leadership and the Potential of Others - Family Life & Gratitude - Recommended Books & Pat’s System

43 minSEP 29
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Ep: 46 Pat Whalen | Chairman and Managing Partner of Spencer Fane | Humility as the Foundation | Scaling with Operational Excellence

Sherry Williams | Senior Legal Executive | Working with Recruiters | Insights & Myths | Leadership Lessons | Legal Industry African American Heroes | Race & 2020 | Managing Chaos

I interviewed Sherry Williams | Senior Legal Executive on Friday, June 12th, 2020. We discussed several topics such as: - Working with Recruiters - Insights & Myths - Leadership Lessons - Legal Industry African American Heroes - Race & 2020 - Managing Chaos

44 minSEP 15
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Sherry Williams | Senior Legal Executive | Working with Recruiters | Insights & Myths | Leadership Lessons | Legal Industry African American Heroes | Race & 2020 | Managing Chaos

Cheryl Heisler | President & Founder of Lawternatives | Your JD is a Door Opener | The 4 Steps | BigLaw to Kraft | Ben & Jerry’s | Litigator to Golf Passion | Don’t Ignore Your Heart | Mixologist & Cocktail Recipe | Family & Food

I interviewed Cheryl Heisler | President and Founder of Lawternatives on Friday, May 1st, 2019. We discussed several topics such as: - 4 Steps for Exploring Alternative Career Paths - Leaving BigLaw for Kraft’s Marketing Department - You Got Out. Can You Help Me? - Meeting Ben & Jerry from Vermont - From Litigator to Golf Passion - Advice for Lawyers Consider a Change - Becoming a Mixologist - Check Out Her Cocktail Recipe - Hobbies & Reading

45 minAUG 18
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Cheryl Heisler | President & Founder of Lawternatives | Your JD is a Door Opener | The 4 Steps | BigLaw to Kraft | Ben & Jerry’s | Litigator to Golf Passion | Don’t Ignore Your Heart | Mixologist & Cocktail Recipe | Family & Food

Kristin Stark | Principal at Fairfax Associates | Law Firm Management Consultant| Hildebrandt & the Golden Years | 3 Reasons for a Merger | Peer-based Leadership | Better Managed Law Firms | Debt & Real Estate | Predicting the Competition | Family

I interviewed Kristin Stark | Principal at Fairfax Associates on Monday, May 11, 2020. We discussed: - How She Became a Legal Consultant - Hildebrandt, The Golden Years and Launching Fairfax Associates - Law Firm Merger Advice and Leadership types - What is Motivating Partner Departures - Managing Debt & Real Estate Post-COVID-19 - Thinking Ahead and the Big Four - Peer-based Leadership - Family Life & Summer Plans

33 minJUL 28
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Kristin Stark | Principal at Fairfax Associates | Law Firm Management Consultant| Hildebrandt & the Golden Years | 3 Reasons for a Merger | Peer-based Leadership | Better Managed Law Firms | Debt & Real Estate | Predicting the Competition | Family

Mary Moorkamp | Chief Legal Officer of Schnuck Markets | Ingenuity, Community & Covid-19 | Relational Leadership | 4th Gen Family Business | Say Yes | Know Your Clients | Five More Minutes | For the Love of St. Louis

We discussed several topics such as: -Proactive Problem Solving for Schnuck Markets -Key Takeaways from COVID-19 -The Servant and Relational Leadership Model -Advice for Diverse and In-house Attorneys -Give the Straight Story as In-House Counsel -Family Life and her book Five More Minutes -Making St. Louis Home

37 minJUL 7
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Mary Moorkamp | Chief Legal Officer of Schnuck Markets | Ingenuity, Community & Covid-19 | Relational Leadership | 4th Gen Family Business | Say Yes | Know Your Clients | Five More Minutes | For the Love of St. Louis

Craig Katerberg | General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch | Connecting with People | Leaders Who Inspire | The Weekly Email | Hiring Passion & Energy | Love for M&A | ExPat Stories & Family

I interviewed Craig Katerberg | General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020. - His Journey to Becoming a Corporate Attorney and Going In-House - Who Inspired Him to Lead - The Weekly Email - AB’s Approach for Hiring Outside Counsel - Supporting Commercial Strategy with Legal Tech - Going In-House Advice - Love for M&A Deals - ExPat Travel & Family - Reading Recommendations - His Superpower

49 minJUN 16
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Craig Katerberg | General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch | Connecting with People | Leaders Who Inspire | The Weekly Email | Hiring Passion & Energy | Love for M&A | ExPat Stories & Family

Craig Katerberg | General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch | Putting People First | 40 Breweries in China | Priorities during Covid-19 | 160 Years of History | Transition to a New Normal | Bringing People Together

I interviewed Craig Katerberg | General Counsel at Anheuser-Busch on Friday, May 15th, 2020. We discussed several topics such as: - How Anheuser-Busch knew about Covid-19 before it hit the United States - The Core Priorities C-Suite Focused On - Crisis Advice for General Counsel - Transitioning to a New Normal - A Reflection on Leadership seen During the Crisis

29 minJUN 9
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Craig Katerberg | General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch | Putting People First | 40 Breweries in China | Priorities during Covid-19 | 160 Years of History | Transition to a New Normal | Bringing People Together

Stewart Hirsch | Managing Director of Strategic Relationships | Secrets to Business Development | How to Win when In-House | 3 Reasons Why Law Partners Miss Opportunities | Pitching to Diverse Clients | Great Reading List | Rock Climbing

I interviewed Stewart Hirsch | Managing Director of Strategic Relationships on Friday, February 14th, 2020. We discussed several topics such as: - Rainmaking During the 1990’s Recession - How to Win When In-House - His Secrets for Business Development - 3 Causes Why Law Partners & Associates Miss Opportunities - Thinking Outside Your Little Box - Career Insights for How Men & Women See the World - Differently - Pitching to Diverse Clients - An Excellent Reading List

42 minMAY 5
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Stewart Hirsch | Managing Director of Strategic Relationships | Secrets to Business Development | How to Win when In-House | 3 Reasons Why Law Partners Miss Opportunities | Pitching to Diverse Clients | Great Reading List | Rock Climbing

Jeff Groves | General Counsel of O’Reilly Auto Parts | Growing into the General Counsel Role | Making Changes after 9/11 | Defining Leadership | Missouri Tort Reform | Relationship Advice for Outside Counsel | Book Recommendations

I interviewed Jeff Groves | Senior Vice President and General Counsel at O'Reilly Auto Parts on Friday, August 23rd, 2019. We discussed: - Going In-House was Never the Goal - The Events of 9/11 and Re-Evaluating Life - Growing as a General Counsel - Leading by Example - Tort Reform in Missouri - Relationship Advice for Outside Counsel - Recommended Fiction

28 minFEB 18
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Jeff Groves | General Counsel of O’Reilly Auto Parts | Growing into the General Counsel Role | Making Changes after 9/11 | Defining Leadership | Missouri Tort Reform | Relationship Advice for Outside Counsel | Book Recommendations

Latest Episodes

Mark Roellig | Senior Client Advisor at Perkins Coie | Helping Others Succeed | Diverse Perspectives | Embrace Realization | Train People to Leave | What Attorneys Bring | Career Advice | Biographies

I interviewed Mark Roellig | Senior Client Advisor at Perkins Coie on Friday, June 26th, 2020. We discussed several topics such as: - Embracing Self-awareness - Surrounding Yourself with Diverse People & Perspectives - What General Counsel look for? - The Value of an MBA - Training People to Leave - People that Come to Win vs. to Play - Board Advice - Adding Value to Your Team - Career Advice for Those Stuck - What Do Lawyers Really Bring? - The Evolution of In-House Counsel

50 min3 d ago
Comments
Mark Roellig | Senior Client Advisor at Perkins Coie | Helping Others Succeed | Diverse Perspectives | Embrace Realization | Train People to Leave | What Attorneys Bring | Career Advice | Biographies

Ep: 46 Pat Whalen | Chairman and Managing Partner of Spencer Fane | Humility as the Foundation | Scaling with Operational Excellence

I interviewed Pat Whalen | Chairman and Managing Partner of Spencer Fane on Thursday, June 25th, 2020. We discussed several topics such as: - The Incredible Growth Story of Spencer Fane - Profit Margin Expansion through Scaling - Humility as the Foundation - 200% Headcount Growth with Laterals - A Passion for Lifelong Learning & Harvard Business School - Leadership and the Potential of Others - Family Life & Gratitude - Recommended Books & Pat’s System

43 minSEP 29
Comments
Ep: 46 Pat Whalen | Chairman and Managing Partner of Spencer Fane | Humility as the Foundation | Scaling with Operational Excellence

Sherry Williams | Senior Legal Executive | Working with Recruiters | Insights & Myths | Leadership Lessons | Legal Industry African American Heroes | Race & 2020 | Managing Chaos

I interviewed Sherry Williams | Senior Legal Executive on Friday, June 12th, 2020. We discussed several topics such as: - Working with Recruiters - Insights & Myths - Leadership Lessons - Legal Industry African American Heroes - Race & 2020 - Managing Chaos

44 minSEP 15
Comments
Sherry Williams | Senior Legal Executive | Working with Recruiters | Insights & Myths | Leadership Lessons | Legal Industry African American Heroes | Race & 2020 | Managing Chaos

Cheryl Heisler | President & Founder of Lawternatives | Your JD is a Door Opener | The 4 Steps | BigLaw to Kraft | Ben & Jerry’s | Litigator to Golf Passion | Don’t Ignore Your Heart | Mixologist & Cocktail Recipe | Family & Food

I interviewed Cheryl Heisler | President and Founder of Lawternatives on Friday, May 1st, 2019. We discussed several topics such as: - 4 Steps for Exploring Alternative Career Paths - Leaving BigLaw for Kraft’s Marketing Department - You Got Out. Can You Help Me? - Meeting Ben & Jerry from Vermont - From Litigator to Golf Passion - Advice for Lawyers Consider a Change - Becoming a Mixologist - Check Out Her Cocktail Recipe - Hobbies & Reading

45 minAUG 18
Comments
Cheryl Heisler | President & Founder of Lawternatives | Your JD is a Door Opener | The 4 Steps | BigLaw to Kraft | Ben & Jerry’s | Litigator to Golf Passion | Don’t Ignore Your Heart | Mixologist & Cocktail Recipe | Family & Food

Kristin Stark | Principal at Fairfax Associates | Law Firm Management Consultant| Hildebrandt & the Golden Years | 3 Reasons for a Merger | Peer-based Leadership | Better Managed Law Firms | Debt & Real Estate | Predicting the Competition | Family

I interviewed Kristin Stark | Principal at Fairfax Associates on Monday, May 11, 2020. We discussed: - How She Became a Legal Consultant - Hildebrandt, The Golden Years and Launching Fairfax Associates - Law Firm Merger Advice and Leadership types - What is Motivating Partner Departures - Managing Debt & Real Estate Post-COVID-19 - Thinking Ahead and the Big Four - Peer-based Leadership - Family Life & Summer Plans

33 minJUL 28
Comments
Kristin Stark | Principal at Fairfax Associates | Law Firm Management Consultant| Hildebrandt & the Golden Years | 3 Reasons for a Merger | Peer-based Leadership | Better Managed Law Firms | Debt & Real Estate | Predicting the Competition | Family

Mary Moorkamp | Chief Legal Officer of Schnuck Markets | Ingenuity, Community & Covid-19 | Relational Leadership | 4th Gen Family Business | Say Yes | Know Your Clients | Five More Minutes | For the Love of St. Louis

We discussed several topics such as: -Proactive Problem Solving for Schnuck Markets -Key Takeaways from COVID-19 -The Servant and Relational Leadership Model -Advice for Diverse and In-house Attorneys -Give the Straight Story as In-House Counsel -Family Life and her book Five More Minutes -Making St. Louis Home

37 minJUL 7
Comments
Mary Moorkamp | Chief Legal Officer of Schnuck Markets | Ingenuity, Community & Covid-19 | Relational Leadership | 4th Gen Family Business | Say Yes | Know Your Clients | Five More Minutes | For the Love of St. Louis

Craig Katerberg | General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch | Connecting with People | Leaders Who Inspire | The Weekly Email | Hiring Passion & Energy | Love for M&A | ExPat Stories & Family

I interviewed Craig Katerberg | General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020. - His Journey to Becoming a Corporate Attorney and Going In-House - Who Inspired Him to Lead - The Weekly Email - AB’s Approach for Hiring Outside Counsel - Supporting Commercial Strategy with Legal Tech - Going In-House Advice - Love for M&A Deals - ExPat Travel & Family - Reading Recommendations - His Superpower

49 minJUN 16
Comments
Craig Katerberg | General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch | Connecting with People | Leaders Who Inspire | The Weekly Email | Hiring Passion & Energy | Love for M&A | ExPat Stories & Family

Craig Katerberg | General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch | Putting People First | 40 Breweries in China | Priorities during Covid-19 | 160 Years of History | Transition to a New Normal | Bringing People Together

I interviewed Craig Katerberg | General Counsel at Anheuser-Busch on Friday, May 15th, 2020. We discussed several topics such as: - How Anheuser-Busch knew about Covid-19 before it hit the United States - The Core Priorities C-Suite Focused On - Crisis Advice for General Counsel - Transitioning to a New Normal - A Reflection on Leadership seen During the Crisis

29 minJUN 9
Comments
Craig Katerberg | General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch | Putting People First | 40 Breweries in China | Priorities during Covid-19 | 160 Years of History | Transition to a New Normal | Bringing People Together

Stewart Hirsch | Managing Director of Strategic Relationships | Secrets to Business Development | How to Win when In-House | 3 Reasons Why Law Partners Miss Opportunities | Pitching to Diverse Clients | Great Reading List | Rock Climbing

I interviewed Stewart Hirsch | Managing Director of Strategic Relationships on Friday, February 14th, 2020. We discussed several topics such as: - Rainmaking During the 1990’s Recession - How to Win When In-House - His Secrets for Business Development - 3 Causes Why Law Partners & Associates Miss Opportunities - Thinking Outside Your Little Box - Career Insights for How Men & Women See the World - Differently - Pitching to Diverse Clients - An Excellent Reading List

42 minMAY 5
Comments
Stewart Hirsch | Managing Director of Strategic Relationships | Secrets to Business Development | How to Win when In-House | 3 Reasons Why Law Partners Miss Opportunities | Pitching to Diverse Clients | Great Reading List | Rock Climbing

Jeff Groves | General Counsel of O’Reilly Auto Parts | Growing into the General Counsel Role | Making Changes after 9/11 | Defining Leadership | Missouri Tort Reform | Relationship Advice for Outside Counsel | Book Recommendations

I interviewed Jeff Groves | Senior Vice President and General Counsel at O'Reilly Auto Parts on Friday, August 23rd, 2019. We discussed: - Going In-House was Never the Goal - The Events of 9/11 and Re-Evaluating Life - Growing as a General Counsel - Leading by Example - Tort Reform in Missouri - Relationship Advice for Outside Counsel - Recommended Fiction

28 minFEB 18
Comments
Jeff Groves | General Counsel of O’Reilly Auto Parts | Growing into the General Counsel Role | Making Changes after 9/11 | Defining Leadership | Missouri Tort Reform | Relationship Advice for Outside Counsel | Book Recommendations
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