Harvard Law School Alumni Center - Harvard Law School Executive Education

Leading in a Crisis: How to Navigate Successfully to a New Normal

with
Professor David B. Wilkins '80

Lester Kissel Professor of Law
Director, Center on the Legal Profession
Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession

and
Professor Scott A. Westfahl '88

Professor of Practice
Director, Executive Education


Thursday, June 25, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 ET
Zoom Webinar

Advanced registration required

 

Please join Professors Wilkins '80 and Westfahl '88 for a focused discussion on:

  • How the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the markets for legal services and legal talent
  • Best practices in crisis leadership, particularly focused on how anchoring decision-making and communications in core values will help leaders as they guide their law firms, in-house legal departments, and other organizations to a “new normal”.
 

 

A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent upon registration.


As the Director of the HLS Center on the Legal Profession and a co-founder of HLS Executive Education, Professor Wilkins '80 is one of the world’s leading scholars of the legal profession. His recent research focus includes an in-depth study of the legal markets in China, India, Brazil, and Africa, as well as the operationalizing of innovation and how the markets for legal services are changing worldwide.

As the Director of HLS Executive Education, Professor Westfahl '88 oversees the law school’s Executive Education leadership programs for law firm leaders, general counsel, and other lawyer-leaders from all over the world, and also teaches courses on leadership and design thinking and innovation for J.D./L.L.M. students. He focuses his research and teaching on legal talent development, leadership teams, networks, and innovation.

  • Professor David B. Wilkins

    Professor David B. Wilkins '80

    Professor David B. Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics.  Professor Wilkins has written over 80 articles on the legal profession in leading scholarly journals and the popular press, and is the co-author or editor of five books, including one of the leading casebooks in the field. Professor Wilkins is the Faculty Chair of Leadership in Corporate Counsel. His current scholarly projects include Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies, The State of Black Alumni at Harvard Law School, Disruptive Innovation in the Market for Legal Services, After the J.D., and the Reemergence of the Big Four Accountancy Networks in the Market for Legal Services. Professor Wilkins teaches several courses on lawyers, including The Legal Profession, and Challenges of a General Counsel.

  • Professor Scott A. Westfahl

    Professor Scott A. Westfahl '88

    Professor Scott A. Westfahl is the Faculty Director of Harvard Law School Executive Education (HLSEE) and also teaches courses on problem solving, teams, networks and innovation within the law school’s J.D. curriculum. As the Faculty Director of HLSEE, he leads Harvard Law School’s effort to support and develop lawyers across the arc of their careers, particularly as they advance to new levels of leadership and responsibility. He oversees and teaches in HLSEE’s core global leadership programs for law firm managing partners, emerging law firm leaders and General Counsel. He also collaborates with HLS colleagues and other Harvard faculty to design and teach custom programs for law firms, law departments and other legal-related organizations. He focuses his Executive Education teaching and writing on leadership, motivation and development of professionals, and organizational alignment from a talent management and diversity and inclusion perspective. To help advance diversity in the legal profession, Professor Westfahl works closely with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity as an advisor and strategic meeting facilitator. He is the Faculty Chair of the Leadership in Law Firms program.

Leading in a Crisis: How to Navigate Successfully to a New Normal

When:

12:00PM - 1:00PM Thu 25 Jun 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Virtual Event Instructions:

Please register using the link below.

 
 

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If you have any questions, please contact the HLS Alumni Relations Office at hlsa@law.harvard.edu.