Diversity as a Business Development Imperative with Paul D. Webb

Paul Webb in the Richards, Layton & Finger offices following an interview with Michael Meyer of the Legal Marketing Studio.

Paul D. Webb and I begin this episode with a general discussion of the relationship between marketing and business development from his perspective as Director of Marketing and Business Development at Richards Layton & Finger. We move on quickly to the heart of the conversation: a discussion of diversity in the legal industry. We touch on the need for advancing diversity not only among the ranks of attorneys (particularly leadership) but also among legal marketing teams. Our conversation touches on the business imperative of having a diverse firm, what it means to be a diverse firm and the processes and systems that will be needed to bring about diverse firms.

Recorded May 23, 2018 at the offices of Richards, Layton and Finger.

The Attorney’s Role in Business Development with Steve Wilson

As the head of Osborne Clarke’s New York City office, Steve Wilson has a unique perspective on attorneys’ need to develop new business and manage existing client relationships. In this wide ranging conversation we circle around the role of the attorney and its evolving relation to business development. Other topics that we touch on include cross selling, non-lawyers’ ability to sell legal services and the challenges and opportunities that the digital revolution and the commodification of legal services have brought.

Recorded March 19th, 2018 at the New York City offices of Osborne Clarke.

Empowering Through Networking with Janice Roven and Davida Perry

Janice Roven and Davida Perry discussing the Women's Empowerment Networking Group on the Legal Marketing Studio podcast with host Michael Meyer.

Networking is a crucial part of any business development toolkits. A graphic designer I met through my own networking told me about the Women’s Empowerment Networking Group founded and run by Janice Roven and Davida Perry, and I was struck by the founding story of the all women group. Janice and Davida generously offered to come on the show to discuss their reasons for starting the group, the value of being at its center, the logistical challenges and a bit about diversity.

Recorded May 26, 2017 in the offices of Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP.