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.

Previously, Janet was Director, Client Relationship Program at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, which she joined as they expanded and re-worked their Client Relationship pilot initiative into a firm-wide priority to nurture and deepen client relationships.

At Adam Smith, Esq., Janet provides consulting services that help law firms address the increasingly challenging business environment law firms now find themselves in; helping them better prepare for tomorrow. She is an engaging public speaker and is frequently quoted in the business and legal press.

As Executive Vice President at the global communications agency, Bates Worldwide, she led several large, global client relationships for organizations such as Pfizer and the US Department of Defense. She was personally awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Concurrently, Janet managed the largest business unit at Bates and under her leadership profits doubled in three years. Following Bates, she was President of a mid-sized full-service communications agency in Pennsylvania where she expanded the client base and increased profitability three-fold. Previously in her career, Janet worked in Brand Management at Johnson & Johnson and worked with such highly regarded companies as Procter & Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Kraft and BASF.

Janet is a graduate of Vassar College, which she attended as a Regents Scholar. For the 2005–2008 term, she served on the Law Practice Management Section of the New York State Bar Association. She is based in New York City.

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Adam Smith Esq. tailors seminars and presentations for law firms seeking to motivate and educate partners and associates. Every presentation is bespoke, created to address each law firm’s objectives.

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