We believe that the most sophisticated issues require experienced, senior advisors who’ve been around Boardrooms worldwide. That’s why when you work with Adam Smith, Esq., you deal exclusively with our principals.
We have remained small and independent by choice, to be able to provide the highest-level, unbiased advice to our clients without the distraction of internal bureaucracy. We have been similarly judicious in terms of the client-facing individuals we bring on. We insist on impeccable credentials, proven experience, creativity, curiosity, boardroom presence – and being really, really good people.
We limit the number of firms we work with at any one time to ensure top-notch service (as a result, we’ve had to turn good business away, which allows us to provide impeccable, thoughtful advice). Further, we have no junior consultants (which, frankly, strikes us as an oxymoron). Though we have talented colleagues working with us all client-facing activities will be handled by Bruce, Janet and Antonio we will never turn you over to a junior associate.
Based in New York City and Bogota, we operate globally.
Bruce MacEwen / President
A lawyer and consultant to law firms on strategic and economic issues, Bruce is President of Adam Smith, Esq. Since the company’s launch in late 2003, nearly 2,000 articles have appeared on “Adam Smith, Esq.” covering such topics as strategy, leadership, globalization, M&A, finance, compensation, cultural considerations, and partnership structures.
Janet Stanton / Partner
Janet Stanton is an accomplished business executive who brings her experience from diverse industries and professional service organizations to bear on the business and strategic issues facing law firms in the 21st Century.
Antonio Leal Holguín / Director
Antonio Leal Holguín is Director at Adam Smith, Esq., focusing on the Latin American legal market. He is creative and forward-looking, and brings to the table experience in the U.S. and the Latin American legal markets to help law firms prepare for the future. Antonio is enthusiastic about creating idea-driven, data-led change in the legal profession and in legal education in Latin America.
Where We’ll Be
There’s no substitute for face to face. Meeting in person invites nuance, shading, adds dimensions to communication, and fosters stronger relationships. So, we travel. Here are a few of our upcoming locations. Are you in the area? Want to meet? Let us know.