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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."