Over the years, we’ve had the privilege and pleasure of working with some of the most distinguished names in our industry. Below is a representative, but not exhaustive, list. As varied as these firms may seem in practice specialties, geographic footprint, and clientele, we have found that the way firms approach a few core principles can be quite telling and even revelatory.  This constitutes a common framework across firms and provides us with proven and reliable guideposts.

Allen & Overy
Baker Donelson
Brigard & Urrutia
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Burford Capital
Chapman & Cutler
Charles River Associates
Clifford Chance
Clyde & Co.
CMS Legal
Cohen & Gresser
Epstein Becker Green
Eversheds Sutherland
Foster Pepper
Fox Rothschild
Gowlings WLG
Haynes and Boone
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney
Holland & Knight
Hunton & Williams
K&L Gates
Kobre & Kim
Kromann Reumert
Lane Powell
Lenczner Slaght
Lowenstein Sandler
Mattos Filho
McCann Fitzgerald
McGuire Woods
McKinsey & Co.
Meritas Legal Alliance
Morrison & Foerster
Munger, Tolles & Olson
Paul Weiss
Perkins Coie
Sheppard Mullin
Sheridan Ross
State Capital Group
Steptoe & Johnson
Sterne Kessler
Stevens & Lee
Simpson Thacher
Stikeman Elliott
Thacher Proffitt
US Law Firm Group
White & Case
Wilson Elser
Wilson Sonsini
Winston & Strawn
Wolf Theiss
Zuckerman Spaeder

Want to learn more about how we serve our clients? Have a look at our case studies and read first hand accounts of how we work.

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Don’t Just Take Our Word for It A sample of the many endorsements from the legal profession’s foremost authorities and practitioners…

“Bruce and Janet are pretty much the smartest observers of the legal industry that I know.”
David Lat, Publisher, Original Jurisdiction: Founding Editor, Above The Law

“An industry titan.”
–Global Co-Chair, AmLaw 10

“The ever astute law firm expert, Bruce MacEwen.”
Mitt Regan, Prof, of Jurisprudence and director of the Center on the Legal Profession, Georgetown Law Center

“Indispensable: The one and only”
– Bloomberg Law

“The idea factory”
– MP, AmLaw 25 Firm

“Who else is going to supply intellectually supple advice?  Answer:  no one.”
–Global Chair, AmLaw 10

I have never seen evaluations this good in 17 years of doing this conference! Thank you again so very much for your participation and for everything you brought to the discussion.”
– Senior Partner, AmLaw 100

“The most productive retreat we’ve ever had.”
– COO, AmLaw 100

“Brilliant advice for law firm management from the ever reliable Bruce MacEwen of Adam Smith, Esq., LLC”
– Executive Director, Litigation Funding Firm (London)

“The most powerful presentation on the business of law I’ve ever seen.”
– Managing Partner, Silver Circle firm


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