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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 57: Vanessa Pantelakis | WOLPERT RECHTSANWÄLTE PartG mbB
Episode 57: Vanessa Pantelakis | WOLPERT RECHTSANWÄLTE PartG mbB
Vanessa Pantelakis is a partner at WOLPERT RECHTSANWÄLTE PartG mbB a part of the ILN's German Group. In this episode, Lindsay and Vanessa chat about the mental health crisis that the pandemic has created for women and young girls, and how it has further revealed issues in the legal profession, but how remote working has also helped to create a greater work/life balance in many ways and given lawyers the ability to create better relationships with their clients. Tune in today! 
26:59
October 21, 2022
Episode 56: Anthony Shatz | Fladgate LLP
Episode 56: Anthony Shatz | Fladgate LLP
Anthony Shatz is a corporate partner at Fladgate LLP, the ILN's member firm for England. In this episode, Lindsay and Anthony discuss the energy crisis and war in Ukraine and its impact on businesses and the legal industry in Europe, what makes a corporate lawyer curious, and Anthony's passion for triathlon. 
37:15
September 20, 2022
Episode 55: Brendah Mpanga | BNM Advocates
Episode 55: Brendah Mpanga | BNM Advocates
Brendah Mpanga is the founding partner of BNM Advocates in Kampala, Uganda, which is also one of the ILN member firms. In this episode, Brendah and Lindsay discuss the deep gender inequalities that African women are facing, as laid bare by the pandemic, the steps that the government and powerful women leaders have taken to rectify those inequalities, and how Brendah, as a leader herself, of a primarily female firm, has navigated some challenging times. This is a not-to-be-missed episode! 
41:01
September 02, 2022
Episode 54: Rafael Salaberren Dupont | SyLS
Episode 54: Rafael Salaberren Dupont | SyLS
Rafael Salaberren Dupont is a founding partner of SyLS in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which is also a member firm of the ILN. In this episode, Lindsay and Rafael discuss the transition between starting a firm and its succession, the true role of a lawyer and their client, and the difference between Latin American law firms and law firms in other regions. 
29:37
August 26, 2022
Episode 53: Karel Janssens | & De Bandt
Episode 53: Karel Janssens | & De Bandt
Karel Janssens is a partner at & De Bandt in Brussels, Belgium, which is one of the ILN's newest member firms. In this episode, Lindsay and Karel discuss his passion for IP & IT law, its opportunities and challenges, and the case that has stuck with him. 
32:15
August 19, 2022
Episode 52: Martino Canal | Ferrari Pedeferri Boni Studio Legale Associato
Episode 52: Martino Canal | Ferrari Pedeferri Boni Studio Legale Associato
Martino Canal is a labor partner at Ferrari Pedeferri Boni Studio Legale Associato in Milan, Italy, which is also a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Martino cover the importance of adaptability and communication, the balance between innovation and privacy, and the value of humanity mixed with professionalism. And don't miss finding out Martino's secret identity! 
32:16
July 22, 2022
Episode 51: Can Natan | Özcan & Natan Attorney Partnership
Episode 51: Can Natan | Özcan & Natan Attorney Partnership
Can Natan is a founding partner of Özcan & Natan Attorney Partnership in Istanbul, Turkey, which is also a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Can discuss the challenges of the last year, what most people misunderstand about the practice of law, and what has been most valuable about the firm's membership in the ILN. 
20:23
June 28, 2022
Episode 50: Bas Ebels | UdinkSchepel
Episode 50: Bas Ebels | UdinkSchepel
Bas Ebels is a partner at UdinkSchepel in The Hague, Netherlands, where he focuses on insolvency & restructuring law. In this episode, Lindsay and Bas (who share a birthday!) discuss work/life balance, misconceptions about restructuring law, and how a good mentor can really impact your career. 
34:38
May 27, 2022
Episode 49: Tiago Dias José | MGRA
Episode 49: Tiago Dias José | MGRA
Tiago Dias José is a partner at MGRA & Associados in Lisbon, Portugal, where he focuses on public law. In this episode, Lindsay and Tiago delve into the ways in which the pandemic and the war in Ukraine continue to impact the legal profession and how lawyers can equally impact these global crises, and managing a law firm in modern times. 
38:22
May 06, 2022
Episode 48: Yadira Flores and Myriah Graves | Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Episode 48: Yadira Flores and Myriah Graves | Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Yadira Flores is a partner in Fogler Rubinoff's Business Law department and is a member of the firm's Indigenous Business Law practice group. Myriah Graves is the firm's Director of Professional Development and formerly a litigator with the firm, who began as an articling student there. In this episode, Lindsay speaks with Yadira and Myriah about the impact of the pandemic on women, both generally and in the legal profession, how the return to work and continuing of hybrid working may continue to disproportionately affect women and their opportunities for advancement, and the ways in which young lawyers have also been impacted. This was a fun and fascinating conversation. 
32:59
April 01, 2022
Episode 47: Michael Tinkler | Burton Partners
Episode 47: Michael Tinkler | Burton Partners
Michael Tinkler is an experienced commercial and real estate lawyer at Burton Partners, the ILN's member for New Zealand. In this episode, Lindsay and Michael discuss the hot property market in New Zealand, the challenges of finding good talent, and the things that unite us. 
35:26
March 25, 2022
Classic Episode: Heinan Landa and David Campbell | Optimal Networks
Classic Episode: Heinan Landa and David Campbell | Optimal Networks
Throwing it back to a classic episode!  Heinan Landa is the founder and CEO of Optimal Networks and David Campbell is its Chief Operating Officer. Optimal has been helping their clients to solve their business problems through thoughtful technology recommendations with white-glove support. In this episode, Lindsay talks with David and Heinan about what a post-pandemic workplace might look like, the key areas that firms and companies need to consider when making the return to "normal," and how firms' human capital remains their most important asset.
01:24:25
March 04, 2022
Classic Episode: Ron Norwood | Lewis Rice
Classic Episode: Ron Norwood | Lewis Rice
Throwing it back to a classic episode!  Ron Norwood is a partner with Lewis Rice in St. Louis, Missouri, a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Ron talk extensively about his work as a mentor, including how and why he gives back, the meaningful commitment to diversity & inclusion that Lewis Rice has made and how Ron leads that charge as the chair of the D&I committee at the firm, and the Missouri Bar's Special Committee on Lawyers of Color and Ron's work with them to get six important initiatives passed through the Bar's Board of Governors (and what the next steps look like). Ron also talks about this moment in history with this week's verdict in the Chauvin trial, his own background growing up in Chicago, and working as a police internal affairs prosecutor. Truly one of our most powerful episodes.
01:04:37
February 25, 2022
Episode 46: Ágnes Bejó | Jalsovszky
Episode 46: Ágnes Bejó | Jalsovszky
Ágnes Bejó is the head of corporate and M&A at Jalsovszky, the ILN's member for Hungary. In this episode, Lindsay and Ágnes explore the role of women and the impact of the pandemic, how a lawyer's practice area impacts their desire to work remotely, and the way in which the pandemic shined an even brighter light on mental health in the legal profession. 
31:29
February 18, 2022
Episode 45: Christos Ioannides | LLPO Law Firm
Episode 45: Christos Ioannides | LLPO Law Firm
Christos Ioannides is a founding partner of LLPO Law Firm in Nicosia, Cyprus, and a member of the ILN. In this episode, Lindsay and Christos consider what it means to manage a law firm, the challenges of adapting to change, and what is essential for the practice of law. 
26:44
February 04, 2022
Episode 44: Scott Swenson | Connolly Gallagher LLP
Episode 44: Scott Swenson | Connolly Gallagher LLP
Scott Swenson is a trusts & estates partner with Connolly Gallagher, LLP in Delaware, which is also an ILN member firm. In this episode, Lindsay and Scott discuss the transition between practicing law and managing your practice, what Scott sees as the role of lawyers and estates lawyers in particular, and how continuous learning keeps the practice fresh. 
35:03
January 28, 2022
Classic Episode: Michael Roch | MHPR Advisors
Classic Episode: Michael Roch | MHPR Advisors
Throwing it back to a classic episode! 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.
50:27
December 17, 2021
Episode 43: Leen Hooites | PlasBossinade Advocaten
Episode 43: Leen Hooites | PlasBossinade Advocaten
Leen Hooites is a tax and insolvency partner with PlasBossinade Advocaten in Groningen in the Netherlands, which is also an ILN member firm. In this episode, Lindsay and Leen consider the benefits of the firm's ability to renovate and invest in technology at the start of the pandemic, the importance of in-person engagement despite the efficiency and effectiveness of remote working, and our collective contributions to improving the world around us. 
24:44
December 10, 2021
Classic Episode: Ziad Salloum | Salloum & Partners
Classic Episode: Ziad Salloum | Salloum & Partners
Throwing it back to a classic episode! 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.
31:10
December 03, 2021
Episode 42: Jussi Laakkonen | Fenno Attorneys at Law
Episode 42: Jussi Laakkonen | Fenno Attorneys at Law
Jussi Laakkonen is a partner and CEO with Fenno Attorneys at Law, the ILN's Finnish law firm. In this episode, Lindsay and Jussi discuss the challenges of lawyer wellbeing as the world opens up post-pandemic, how mentorship has impacted both him and his firm, and his hopes for the future law firm. 
27:09
November 19, 2021
Episode 41: Peter Altieri | Epstein Becker & Green
Episode 41: Peter Altieri | Epstein Becker & Green
Peter Altieri is a partner with Epstein Becker & Green, a US law firm with 14 offices and a member of the ILN. Peter is a previous Chairman of the ILN and in this episode, he and Lindsay cover the importance of mentorship throughout a lawyer's career, how the ILN impacted him as a lawyer, and the rapidly changing legal profession. 
30:34
November 12, 2021
Episode 40: Mythily Katsaris | Fladgate LLP
Episode 40: Mythily Katsaris | Fladgate LLP
Mythily Katsaris is a partner with Fladgate LLP, a firm focused on partnerships with its clients and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Mythily discuss the disproportionate effect of the pandemic on women, particularly women of color, burnout, the changing legal profession, client empathy, and the impact of the pandemic on leadership and leadership opportunities. 
30:54
November 05, 2021
Episode 39: Eddie Powell | Fladgate LLP
Episode 39: Eddie Powell | Fladgate LLP
Eddie Powell is a partner with Fladgate LLP, a firm focused on partnerships with its clients and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Eddie focus on the firm's accelerated agility, the relevance of armadillo racing to relationship building, and the ways in which the pandemic has emphasized the importance of mental health in the legal profession.
37:53
October 29, 2021
Classic Episode: Joe Mittag | OMF Otto Mittag & Partner
Classic Episode: Joe Mittag | OMF Otto Mittag & Partner
Throwing it back to a classic episode! 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.
26:20
October 01, 2021
Classic Episode: Melissa Kano | KLA Advogados
Classic Episode: Melissa Kano | KLA Advogados
Throwing it back to a classic episode! Melissa Kano is a partner with KLA - 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.
32:11
September 24, 2021
Classic Episode: Michael Slan | Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Classic Episode: Michael Slan | Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Throwing it back to a classic episode!  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.
28:46
September 17, 2021
Episode 38: Pierre Hurt | Lutgen & Associés
Episode 38: Pierre Hurt | Lutgen & Associés
Pierre Hurt is the managing partner of Lutgen & Associés, a firm focused on litigation support and legal counseling, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Pierre chat about business development, how litigation has been impacted in Luxembourg by the pandemic, and its impact on young lawyers. 
32:43
September 10, 2021
Episode 37: Andrey Zelenin | Lidings Law Firm
Episode 37: Andrey Zelenin | Lidings Law Firm
Andrey Zelenin is the managing partner of Lidings Law Firm, a firm that advises Russian and international companies in a variety of sectors and on all legislative aspects of doing business in Russia and the CIS, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Andrey discuss how to maintain a firm's culture in an online world, training young lawyers during a pandemic, and managing a firm through challenging times. 
28:28
September 03, 2021
Classic Episode: Pavla Kopeckova Prikrylova | PETERKA & PARTNERS
Classic Episode: Pavla Kopeckova Prikrylova | PETERKA & PARTNERS
Throwing it back to a classic episode! 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.
37:42
August 27, 2021
Episode 36: Alfonso López-Ibor Aliño | López-Ibor Abogados
Episode 36: Alfonso López-Ibor Aliño | López-Ibor Abogados
Alfonso López-Ibor is the founding partner of López-Ibor Abogados, a firm specialized in business law in Madrid and Valencia, with a partner firm in Barcelona, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Alfonso consider what the law firm of the future looks like, the impact on training young lawyers, and how technology levels the playing field for law firms of all sizes. 
39:02
August 20, 2021
Episode 35: Kriton Metaxopoulos | A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm
Episode 35: Kriton Metaxopoulos | A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm
Kriton Metaxopoulos is the managing partner of A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm, a boutique law firm in Athens, Greece, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Kriton look at the fast-paced changes in the legal market, the unique culture of his female-dominated firm, and what we have to try to hold onto for the future. 
40:47
August 13, 2021
Episode 34: Gil Rosen | Joseph Shem Tov & Co.
Episode 34: Gil Rosen | Joseph Shem Tov & Co.
Gil Rosen is a partner with Joseph Shem Tov & Co., a business law firm located in Ramat Gan next to the Tel Aviv stock and diamond exchanges and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Gil discuss Israel's pioneering of the COVID-19 vaccines and what's happening now, the way that technology has changed the way we network and travel, and the most important quality for everyone to have moving forward. 
32:01
August 06, 2021
Episode 33: Heinan Landa and David Campbell | Optimal Networks
Episode 33: Heinan Landa and David Campbell | Optimal Networks
Heinan Landa is the founder and CEO of Optimal Networks and David Campbell is its Chief Operating Officer. Optimal has been helping their clients to solve their business problems through thoughtful technology recommendations with white-glove support. In this episode, Lindsay talks with David and Heinan about what a post-pandemic workplace might look like, the key areas that firms and companies need to consider when making the return to "normal," and how firms' human capital remains their most important asset. 
01:24:25
May 14, 2021
Episode 32: Antonello Corrado | EXPLegal - Italian and International Law Firm
Episode 32: Antonello Corrado | EXPLegal - Italian and International Law Firm
Antonello Corrado is a founding partner of EXPLegal - Italian and International Law Firm and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Antonello cover returning to work, the long-term effects that the pandemic will and may have on firms and people, and the silver linings that we've forced ourselves to find in these challenging times. 
40:14
May 07, 2021
Episode 31: Ron Norwood | Lewis Rice
Episode 31: Ron Norwood | Lewis Rice
Ron Norwood is a partner with Lewis Rice in St. Louis, Missouri, a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Ron talk extensively about his work as a mentor, including how and why he gives back, the meaningful commitment to diversity & inclusion that Lewis Rice has made and how Ron leads that charge as the chair of the D&I committee at the firm, and the Missouri Bar's Special Committee on Lawyers of Color and Ron's work with them to get six important initiatives passed through the Bar's Board of Governors (and what the next steps look like). Ron also talks about this moment in history with this week's verdict in the Chauvin trial, his own background growing up in Chicago, and working as a police internal affairs prosecutor. Truly one of our most powerful episodes. 
01:04:36
April 23, 2021
Classic Episode: Attilio Ferrari | FPB Legal
Classic Episode: Attilio Ferrari | FPB Legal
Throwing it back to a classic episode! 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.
35:44
April 02, 2021
Episode 30: Mitch Karsch | Davis & Gilbert
Episode 30: Mitch Karsch | Davis & Gilbert
Mitch Karsch is a partner with International Lawyers Network member, Davis & Gilbert, and also an ILN board member. In this episode, Lindsay and Mitch talk about lessons learned during the pandemic, the long-term effects on office space and how a mid-pandemic move enabled the firm to make some essential changes, and how young lawyers are missing out on learning experiences when firms are fully remote. 
32:07
March 26, 2021
Episode 29: Mikael Salmi | Fenno Attorneys-at-Law
Episode 29: Mikael Salmi | Fenno Attorneys-at-Law
Mikael Salmi is a partner with Fenno Attorneys-at-Law in Finland, a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Mikael talk about the impact of the pandemic on young lawyers, how their firm was already strategically placed to handle remote working, and what they'll hold on to when things return to "normal." 
25:55
March 19, 2021
Classic Episode: Pal Jalsovszky | Jalsovszky Law Firm
Classic Episode: Pal Jalsovszky | Jalsovszky Law Firm
Throwing it back to a classic episode!  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.
34:31
March 05, 2021
Episode 28: Laurent Marville | Reinhart Marville Torre
Episode 28: Laurent Marville | Reinhart Marville Torre
Laurent Marville is one of the founding partners of Reinhart Marville Torre in Paris, France, a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Laurent discuss the importance of technology as law firms change, both with respect to the pandemic and beyond, how his firm was seriously impacted by COVID-19 and still managed its way through, and what comes next. 
34:40
February 26, 2021
Episode 27: Jonas Forsman | Hellström
Episode 27: Jonas Forsman | Hellström
Jonas Forsman heads the M&A group at Hellström in Stockholm, Sweden, which is also a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Jonas talk about what it was like to be skiing in northern Italy when the pandemic broke out, how that impacted his firm's reaction to the pandemic, though Sweden has taken an alternative route to the strict measures that many European countries have put into place, and what he sees for the future. 
29:33
February 19, 2021
Episode 26: Jim Giszczak | McDonald Hopkins
Episode 26: Jim Giszczak | McDonald Hopkins
Jim Giszczak is the Chair of the Litigation Department, Co-Chair of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group, and he serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee at McDonald Hopkins, a member of the International Lawyers Network, where he is also co-chair of the ILN's Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Specialty Group. In this week's episode, Lindsay and Jim talk about the issues facing firms and companies in cybersecurity and data privacy during the pandemic, why they should be even more of a priority now, and some practical tips to take away. 
23:07
February 12, 2021
Episode 25: Lowell Lifschultz | ILN Founding Partner
Episode 25: Lowell Lifschultz | ILN Founding Partner
Lowell Lifschultz is a board member a various for-profit and non-profit organizations and is the ILN's founding partner, now retired from the formal practice of law. In this episode, Lindsay and Lowell discuss what clients are looking for from their law firms, how the practice of law has changed (and how it hasn't), and the benefits of mid-market law firms.
34:52
January 22, 2021
Episode 24: David Gitlin | Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld
Episode 24: David Gitlin | Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld
David Gitlin is a partner with Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, a business law firm with an entrepreneurial spirit in Pennsylvania and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and David talk about the impacts of the pandemic and a changing profession on how young lawyers are trained and educated, the tension between culture and remote working, and how he's managed to find time to pursue passions even while working more than ever. 
34:01
December 18, 2020
Episode 23: Lorna Patajo-Kapunan | Kapunan & Castillo
Episode 23: Lorna Patajo-Kapunan | Kapunan & Castillo
Lorna Patajo-Kapunan is the founder of Kapunan & Castillo, a full service law firm with extensive experience in varied areas of law and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Lorna cover everything from the impact of typhoons and COVID on the Philippines, how to creatively attract clients when you're working with micro-businesses, the incredible advocacy work Lorna does, and even paint-by-number. 
48:45
November 20, 2020
Episode 22: Rick Walsh | Lewis Rice
Episode 22: Rick Walsh | Lewis Rice
Rick Walsh is the Chairman of Lewis Rice, a leading regional law firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with additional strategic offices. They are also a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Rick discuss the ongoing impact of the pandemic on a firm's culture and the next generation of lawyers, business development and client management in a virtual world, and what will be key in the future. 
28:43
November 13, 2020
Episode 21: Carl Grassi | McDonald Hopkins LLC
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 09, 2020
Episode 20: Andreas Kaeser | wehinger kaelin ferrari ag
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. 
28:25
October 02, 2020
Episode 19: Donal Creaton | Holmes O'Malley Sexton
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
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. 
32:28
September 11, 2020
Episode 17: Michael Roch | MHPR Advisors
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 04, 2020
Episode 16: Marga Wolpert-Witzel | Wolpert Rechtsanwaelte
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. 
27:30
August 21, 2020
Episode 15: Olga Torres | Torres Law, International Trade & National Security
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
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 07, 2020
Episode 13: Uday Ahlawat | Ahlawat & Associates
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. 
39:27
July 31, 2020
Episode 12: Marie Macdonald | Miller Samuel Hill Brown
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. 
26:06
July 17, 2020
Classic Episode: Selena She | Llinks Law Offices
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
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
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
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. 
30:34
June 12, 2020
Episode 8: James Flynn | Epstein Becker & Green
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. 
43:42
June 05, 2020
Episode 7: Joe Mittag | OMF Otto Mittag & Partner
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
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
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. 
44:15
May 15, 2020
Episode 4: Pavla Kopeckova Prikrylova | PETERKA & PARTNERS
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. 
36:17
May 08, 2020
Episode 3: Attilio Ferrari | FPB Legal
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 01, 2020
Episode 2: Michael Slan | Fogler Rubinoff LLP
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. 
27:21
April 24, 2020
Episode 1: Pal Jalsovszky | Jalsovszky Law Firm
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. 
33:37
April 17, 2020
Law Firm ILN-telligence: Trailer
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 09, 2020