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Law Firm ILN-telligence

Law Firm ILN-telligence

By Lindsay Griffiths
On Law Firm ILN-telligence, host Lindsay Griffiths interviews International Lawyers Network member firm lawyers to discuss the challenges of running a law firm and practice in today's marketplace, the opportunities that lie ahead, and everything in between.
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Episode 11: Bruce Feuchter | Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Law Firm ILN-telligence

Episode 11: Bruce Feuchter | Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Law Firm ILN-telligence

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Episode 21: Carl Grassi | McDonald Hopkins LLC
Carl Grassi is a partner with and former chairman of McDonald Hopkins, a top-notch law firm with strategic offices throughout the US and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Carl dig into how the pandemic has affected his firm in particular, but also the way in which the practice of law is changing, both for lawyers and in their relationships with clients. 
27:56
October 9, 2020
Episode 20: Andreas Kaeser | wehinger kaelin ferrari ag
Andreas Kaeser is a partner with one of the International Lawyers Network's founding firms, wehinger kaelin ferrari ag, in Zurich, Switzerland. In this episode, Lindsay and Andreas talk about what it's like to be one of the only firms that never worked remotely during the pandemic, and why in the age of zoom meetings and efficient technology, travel and in-person connection remains essential. 
28:24
October 2, 2020
Episode 19: Donal Creaton | Holmes O'Malley Sexton
Donal Creaton is a partner in the litigation department of Holmes O'Malley Sexton, a full-service Irish law firm with three offices across the country and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Donal dive into the importance of embracing technology and becoming paperless  to allow for full flexibility in serving clients, as well as the resilience of lawyers. 
33:01
September 18, 2020
Episode 18: Sven Burchartz | Kalus Kenny Intelex
Sven Burchartz is a partner with Kalus Kenny Intelex, a progressive, commercially oriented firm, specializing in property, corporate and commercial, and dispute resolution in Australia and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Sven discuss the steps his firm has taken to ensure the mental health of its members, the importance of regular communication, and what benefits have come out of working in a pandemic. 
32:27
September 11, 2020
Episode 17: Michael Roch | MHPR Advisors
Michael Roch is a Zurich-based software entrepreneur and advisor to Managing Partners and CEOs, who has been consulting for over 20 years to law and professional services firms in the US, UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is the founder and managing partner of a global consulting boutique for the last ten years, and is the Partner and Chief Commercial Officer in allianceboard, an alliance management technology. His early career was as a CPA and attorney, and he's currently finishing a DBA on alliance management. In this episode, Michael and Lindsay cover a range of topics from whether law firms should be concentrating on existing clients or new business development, opportunities for law firm leadership, and how firms deal with the sticky issues around payment and pricing. 
50:23
September 4, 2020
Episode 16: Marga Wolpert-Witzel | Wolpert Rechtsanwaelte
Marga Wolpert-Witzel is the founding partner of Wolpert Rechtsanwälte, a firm specializing in intellectual property, competition and antitrust law in central Germany, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Marga discuss the benefits of a hybrid remote-working system on lawyers' mental health and work-life balance, the ways in which Zoom has brought us closer than before, and how facing previous challenges set her up to face COVID-19 calmly. 
27:29
August 21, 2020
Episode 15: Olga Torres | Torres Law, International Trade & National Security
Olga Torres is the founding partner of Torres Law, International Trade & National Security, a boutique law firm with offices in Dallas, Texas and an appointment-only office in Washington, DC, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Olga delve into pivoting an in-person marketing and business development plan to a virtual one, the long-term effects of the pandemic on the way firms will do business, and how working virtually can bring a firm closer. 
26:30
August 14, 2020
Episode 14: Sebastian López-Sansón | SyLS Abogados
Sebastian López-Sansón is the founding partner of Salaberren & López-Sansón Abogados (SyLS) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Sebastian discuss the challenges of cultural differences when having to migrate all of your networking and business development online, while working will never be fully remote, and how taking care of your colleagues' emotional needs should always come first. 
30:36
August 7, 2020
Episode 13: Uday Ahlawat | Ahlawat & Associates
Uday Ahlawat is co-managing partner of Ahlawat & Associates in New Delhi, India and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Uday discuss emphasizing wellness for the whole lawyer to make us all better professionals, the idea of remote working versus working from home during a pandemic, and how a firm's ability to generalize may help them survive a pandemic and market downturn. 
39:26
July 31, 2020
Episode 12: Marie Macdonald | Miller Samuel Hill Brown
Marie Macdonald is Chairman of Miller Samuel Hill Brown, in Glasgow, Scotland, a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Marie talk about the importance of communication throughout a crisis (be it pandemic or otherwise), how lessons learned in 2008/2009 prepared her to face the challenges of 2020, and the long-lasting impacts of this year. 
26:05
July 17, 2020
Classic Episode: Selena She | Llinks Law Offices
Throwing it back to a classic episode! Selena She is a partner with Llinks Law Offices in Shanghai, China, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Selena talk about what it's like to return to work following a quarantine and some excellent tips for how lawyers can stay busy and promote their practices during lockdown.
44:34
July 10, 2020
Episode 11: Bruce Feuchter | Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Bruce Feuchter is a partner with Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, a Southern California law firm and member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Bruce chat about the challenges of business development in a pandemic, why phone calls are better than email when it comes to your clients, and how to engage with your lawyers and professionals over the challenging issues that arise as part of a pandemic. 
25:20
June 26, 2020
Episode 10: Juan Pablo Schwencke | Schwencke & Cia
Juan Pablo Schwencke is the founding partner of Schwencke & Cia, a Chilean law firm and member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and JP talk about launching a new firm in the midst of a pandemic, the pressures that a leader faces in the current moment, and why JP asks the members of his firm to give just 15% more. 
30:36
June 19, 2020
Episode 9: Ziad Salloum | Salloum & Partners
Ziad Salloum is a partner with Salloum & Partners, an Emirati law firm and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Ziad talk about the lessons that Ziad took from his own government's preparedness efforts, how he handled the crisis and shift to remote working as a leader, and what he wishes he would have known at the outset of the pandemic. 
30:33
June 12, 2020
Episode 8: James Flynn | Epstein Becker & Green
James Flynn is the managing partner of Epstein Becker & Green, a US law firm with 14 offices, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Jim discuss how the pandemic has broken down barriers between offices, the ways in which he addresses the myriad of challenges facing all of us in the current moment, from the economic crisis to COVID-19 to racial diversity, and how a multinational network is an asset when you're facing adversity. 
43:41
June 5, 2020
Episode 7: Joe Mittag | OMF Otto Mittag & Partner
Joe Mittag is a partner with OMF Otto Mittag & Partner, a law firm in Germany and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Joe talk about how Germany's handling of the pandemic has allowed them to open up after a three-week quarantine, considering clients as part of your firm's team, and a theme for many of our firms, the importance of communication. 
25:37
May 29, 2020
Episode 6: Melissa Kano | KLA - Koury Lopes Advogados
Melissa Kano is a partner with KLA - Koury Lopes Advogados, a law firm in Brazil and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay talks to Melissa about why collaboration is so essential during a pandemic, how working remotely may last longer than the quarantine, and why it's essential to focus on what your clients need at the moment. 
30:36
May 22, 2020
Episode 5: Selena She | Llinks Law Offices
Selena She is a partner with Llinks Law Offices in Shanghai, China, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Selena talk about what it's like to return to work following a quarantine and some excellent tips for how lawyers can stay busy and promote their practices during lockdown. 
44:14
May 15, 2020
Episode 4: Pavla Kopeckova Prikrylova | PETERKA & PARTNERS
Pavla Kopeckova Prikrylova is a partner with PETERKA & Partners, a Central and Eastern European Law Firm, as well as the chair of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Pavla discuss why it is more essential than ever for lawyers to be true business advisors for their clients, what the rule of law means in a post-Communist country, and the benefits of working for an agile mid-sized firm when facing a pandemic. 
36:16
May 8, 2020
Episode 3: Attilio Ferrari | FPB Legal
Attilio Ferrari is a partner with FPB Legal in Milan, Italy and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Attilio discuss emphasizing being a trusted partner over business development, the importance of communication, and how no one is really "smart working" at the moment. 
33:51
May 1, 2020
Episode 2: Michael Slan | Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Michael Slan is the managing partner of Fogler Rubinoff LLP in Toronto, Canada, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay has a candid conversation with Michael about the importance of communication in this time of pandemic, why deep cuts may not be the best cuts, and what leadership looks like in the face of market downturns and global lockdowns. 
27:20
April 24, 2020
Episode 1: Pal Jalsovszky | Jalsovszky Law Firm
Pal Jalsovszky is the managing partner of Jalsovszky Law Firm in Budapest, Hungary and a member firm of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay talks to Pal about the importance of communication during this time of pandemic (both with colleagues and clients), why this is a marathon, and not a sprint, and best practices for managing a law firm in uncertain times. 
33:36
April 17, 2020
Law Firm ILN-telligence: Trailer
Host Lindsay Griffiths invites International Lawyers Network member firm lawyers to join her in conversation to talk about the challenges facing midsize law firms today, ranging from lessons learned from managing a firm and a practice in a pandemic to building business during challenging times. Join Lindsay and her legal guests as they do a deep dive into what's keeping them up at night and share their best practices. 
01:21
April 9, 2020