cover of Good Governance in Law Firms

Two Walker Clark principals are prominently featured in a new book published by Globe Law and Business, in cooperation with the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar AssociationNorman Clark is the consulting editor of Good Governance in Law Firms: A Strategic Approach to Executive Decision Making and Management StructuresHe and Walker Clark principal Lisa Walker Johnson also each authored several of the chapters. The book also includes chapters by some of the best-known law firm leaders and consultants in the world.

To quote from the introduction:

"Even if the traditional law firm structure disappears, the demand for legal services, and for the business structures and organsations to deliver them, will continue. In the meantime, even if they are an endangered professional species, law firms must continue to try to manage the many strategic, financial, and professional challenges that they face here and now. Good law firm governance is therefore a strategic imperative for every law firm and, for some, a basic survival skill."


Here is the table of contents:

Introduction: Norman Clark (Walker Clark LLC)

Part I: Building an Effective Structure

  • Strategy Drives Governance - Leopoldo Hernández Romano, Rupprecht Graf von Pfeil, Rocío Vázquez Zevala (KermaPartners)
  • The Evolution of Modern Governance in Law Firms - Norman Clark (Walker Clark LLC)
  • Governance as an Organising Framework for Managing the Practice and the Business -Tony Williams (Jomati Consultants LLP)
  • Governance and Structure: Supporting the Long-Term Success of a Partnership - Michael Roch (Kerma Partners)
  • The Role of Professional Management in Law Firm - Iryna Nikitina (independent consultant)

Part II: Challenges for Law Firm Governance

  • Effective Decision Making in Law Firm - Sarah Martin (Coombs Martin)
  • Good Governance and Partner Performance - Lisa Walker Johnson (Walker Clark LLC)
  • Riding the Compensation Tiger -  Norman Clark (Walker Clark LLC)
  • Partner Compensation and Partnership Structure - Martín Carrizosa (prietocarrizosa)
  • Management Information: What does the managing partner need to know? - Aku Sorainen (Sorainen)
  • Governing Risk - Norman Clark (Walker Clark LLC)
  • Succession, Retirement and Beyond - Lisa Walker Johnson (Walker Clark LLC)

Part III: Governance Tomorrow

  • Governance for Lawyers in a New Era - "Alternative" Law Firms - Stephen Revell (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Managing Change - Lisa Walker Johnson (Walker Clark LLC)

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