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Ruthie Cansiz is the Senior Editor of Walker Clark Editorial Services and also serves as Walker Clark's client service manager for Europe and the Middle East.
Ruthie Cansiz comes to Walker Clark, LLC with over 30 years administrative and management/consulting experience in the legal industry, 20 years of which were in Canada, the remainder of time being shared between her home in the US and Istanbul, Turkey.
Ruthie is also a highly trained account development executive with expertise in business-to-business development between highest-level executives of some of the largest companies in the world, who were seeking strategic liaison with other executives/corporations of like-interests.
Ruthie's editing experience includes two published books on legal issues, as well as law firm marketing communications and newsletters. She provides English editing services for one of the largest publishing houses in Turkey, which publishes Bloomberg Businessweek Turkey, Harvard Business Review Turkey, as well as inflight magazines for Turkish airlines.
She has also provided administrative and management consultation to the largest of the First Nations peoples in Canada, as well as to their private corporation, advising on restructuring of the administrative services and management duties, as well as implementation of her recommended improvements.
Ruthie's languages include English and Turkish.
Norman Clark is one of the founders of Walker Clark, LLC. His consulting practice specializes in issues of international business and legal practice strategy, mergers, risk management, internal productivity, partnership governance and compensation, and lawyer performance and profitability.
He is also one of the world's leading authorities on business and marketing strategy for law firms in emerging markets, working with progressive law firms in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, central and eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Norm's 40-year career as a lawyer includes experience as a trial lawyer, trial judge, law professor, and manager of legal services on a global scale, including the management of an 800-lawyer legal services organization in 50 locations on three continents. He was a pioneer in the application of quality management concepts and methods to the practice of law, and was one of the first legal managers to exploit the potential of information technology to bring about breakthrough improvements in the delivery of legal services worldwide. He has been a full-time legal management consultant for 17 years.
Recently, Norm was one of the creators and designers of the IBA Managing Partner's Toolkit, an innovative social media resource for law firm managing partners.
Norm Clark speaks, writes and publishes widely on a variety of timely issues and is a sought-after speaker for major conferences of professional associations and organizational retreats.
Norm's academic credentials include Bachelor of Science, Juris Doctor, and LL.M. (Law, Psychiatry, and Criminology). He is a past Chair of the 3,600-member Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association (2009-2010), and a member of the IBA Latin American Regional Forum and Asia-Pacific Forum. He also is a member of the IBA's Working Group on Poverty, Empowerment, and the Rule of Law. He is a retired member of the Pennsylvania bar.
Norm's languages include English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
William C. Henderson, II
Bill Henderson is an experienced international lawyer and educator who specializes in international business strategy, legal management, and professional development in the legal profession. Based in Italy, Bill's primary geographic focus is with Walker Clark clients in Europe; but he also supports Walker Clark engagements worldwide.
Bill Henderson practices international law in Europe, where he also teaches university and graduate level courses in management and international business strategy. His professional experience includes management of an international legal services organization in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. He served a three-year term as the presiding judge of a geographically dispersed judicial circuit, while also presiding in major felony trials. His practice as an admiralty lawyer in an international U.S.-based firm included substantial responsibilities in the litigation of one of the largest insurance coverage cases ever to arise in the petroleum industry.
Bill's legal management experience also includes service as the deputy director of a civil litigation division in a large agency of the U.S. Federal government, supervising lawyers and cases throughout the United States and internationally.
Bill Henderson holds a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University and a Master of Laws (with Highest Honors) from the George Washington University.
Bill's languages include English and Italian.
Curtis W. Hovey
Curtis W. Hovey specializes all aspects of internal operations, facilities administration, and financial management in law firms. His expertise includes budget planning and execution, logistics, risk analysis, office security, payroll management and the complexities of managing multinational legal services and multiple currency issues.
Curt has 30 years of experience in law office and business management, both in the government and private sectors, in North America, Asia and Europe. Additionally, he has coordinated and managed translation projects of various disciplines, including law, education and engineering into over 40 languages around the globe.
As an educator, Curt has developed and taught senior level courses on budget formulation and execution, vendor payment, risk management analysis, and appropriations law.
Curt holds a Bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) from St. Leo College and a Master's degree in Education from Framingham State College.
Gerald J. Kirkpatrick
Jerry Kirkpatrick specializes in business development and delivery of legal services in North America and strategies for international business development and international negotiations in the Americas and Asia-Pacific region. As the founding partner of a Washington, D.C., area law firm, he also specializes in business development for small and midsize firms.
Jerry has more than 30 years experience as a trial lawyer, educator, and legal and policy advisor to senior-level government officials. He has served on the adjunct faculty of the National Law Center of George Washington University, and as academic director of a post-graduate training and professional development institution for U.S. government lawyers.
His experience as an international lawyer includes service on U.S. delegations to ministry-level international negotiations worldwide on subjects ranging from defense and security cooperation to law of the sea. Jerry has lived and practiced in Asia and has traveled extensively worldwide in the course of his legal and managerial career.
Jerry holds a Juris Doctor degree from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Laws degree (with highest honors) from George Washington University. He is a past chapter president of the Federal Bar Association and is a member of the International Bar Association.
His foreign language studies include Spanish, French and German.
Daniel E. Miller
Daniel E. Miller is a senior consultant for Walker Clark, LLC, and specializes in business strategy and related economic, political, and cultural issues in the legal markets of Europe, with particular experience in expertise in the Central European countries of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. He is a member of the Walker Clark Central Europe Group.
As a professor of history at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Miller teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Central European history as well as other aspects of Modern European history. He completed his BA in history and political science at the University of Pittsburgh, his MA at the University of Illinois, and his doctorate in 1989 at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, before joining the Department of History at the University of West Florida. He also has practical experience in advising U.S.-based lawyers concerning business development and client relations strategy in Central Europe.
Dr. Miller’s publications include Forging Political Compromise: Antonín Švehla and the Czechoslovak Republican Party (1918-1933), which deals with agrarian politics and democracy in Czechoslovakia between the two world wars. It appears in Czech translation as Antonín Švehla mistr kompromisu (Argo, 2001). He is the co-editor of a volume in Czech dealing with the history of agrarian movement in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and the author of numerous chapters, articles, reviews, and other works related to Slovak and Czech agricultural politics and other topics both in Czech and English. He currently is working on a monograph dealing with the creation of new agricultural settlements on the great estates during the land reform between the world wars in Czechoslovakia. He also is researching the historic antecedents of consensual democracy in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Research and teaching frequently take Dr. Miller to over a dozen European countries, especially those in Central Europe.
Dr. Miller's languages include English, Czech (near fluent), Slovak, and German.
Fernando Moreno is a principal of Walker Clark, LLC, with more than 12 years experience in management and marketing consultancy for professional services firms. He is based in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
By profession an economist, Fernando’s background includes 20 years in senior positions of marketing, operations, and business development in multinational corporations, working with operations in the Americas, Asia, and Australia. As a result, he has extensive experience in planning, execution and coordination of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and multi-country rollouts of new businesses, products and services.
Fernando’s consulting practice concentrates on strategic planning, the development and implementation of marketing plans, feasibility studies for new products and ventures, law firm valuations, and general management coaching.
Fernando’s languages include English and Spanish.
Lisa M. Walker Johnson
Lisa Walker Johnson is a founding principal of Walker Clark, LLC. Prior to forming Walker Clark in 2002, she was a principal and shareholder in another leading legal management consultancy for more than five years. She is an internationally recognized expert in managing complex changes in law firms.
Lisa’s professional background is as a counseling psychologist, with more than ten years experience in senior levels of business management and human resource development, especially in banking, and more than 15 years experience consulting to law firms and corporate and government legal departments worldwide.
Lisa Walker Johnson deals with some of the most difficult, complicated problems of legal practice management, performance, and leadership. She is an internationally acknowledged leader in the administration, interpretation, and application of psychological instruments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, to the management of change in the legal profession. She is also an expert on business planning and implementation enterprise-wide, by business unit or practice specialty, and at the individual level.
In short, she helps lawyers and law firms achieve challenging goals and get the best business results.
Lisa has published extensively in these areas and appears frequently at major international conferences of legal professionals, including both the worldwide and Latin American regional conferences of the International Bar Association, the World Women Lawyers Conference, the Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop, and numerous international law firm networks.
Lisa's languages include English and Spanish.