51 episodes

Learn from corporate defense law firm leaders such as the chairmen, managing partners, executive committee members and law partners along with general counsel and legal industry consultants. We interview these men and women across the United States who practice law and provide leadership at the largest law firms to elite corporate boutiques, public and private companies. Glean wisdom, new ideas, relate to their stories and follow along as we talk about current legal industry topics, firm management, their personal journey as a leader and more.

The Law Firm Leadership Podcast | We Interview Corp Defense Law Firm Leaders, Partners, General Counsel and Legal Consultant‪s‬ Chris Batz and The Lion Group

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Learn from corporate defense law firm leaders such as the chairmen, managing partners, executive committee members and law partners along with general counsel and legal industry consultants. We interview these men and women across the United States who practice law and provide leadership at the largest law firms to elite corporate boutiques, public and private companies. Glean wisdom, new ideas, relate to their stories and follow along as we talk about current legal industry topics, firm management, their personal journey as a leader and more.

    Megan Belcher | General Counsel of Scoular | Sponsorship | Drinks Among Friends | Uber Connector | Welcome Others to the Table | Womens’ GC Mastermind | Preparing for Board Service | Impacting Communities | Kids, a Puppy & an RV

    Megan Belcher | General Counsel of Scoular | Sponsorship | Drinks Among Friends | Uber Connector | Welcome Others to the Table | Womens’ GC Mastermind | Preparing for Board Service | Impacting Communities | Kids, a Puppy & an RV

    I interviewed Megan Belcher | Senior Vice President, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary on Friday, November 20th, 2020.

    We discussed several topics such as:

    - Transferring Success to Others 
    - Drinks Among Friends in Omaha, NE 
    - Launching a Womens’ GC Mastermind 
    - The Position of Power & Privilege and Welcoming Others at the Table 
    - Having a Professional Development Plan
    - Impacting Rural Communities 
    - Leadership is Connecting and Collaborating 
    - COVID with kids, a puppy, and a

    • 32 min
    Michael Moradzadeh | Founding Partner of Rimon Law | Innovating the Law Firm Business Model | Silicon Valley Roots | Great Leadership | The Competitive Landscape Post-COVID | Benefits of Non-Attorney Ownership | Advice for Launching a Firm

    Michael Moradzadeh | Founding Partner of Rimon Law | Innovating the Law Firm Business Model | Silicon Valley Roots | Great Leadership | The Competitive Landscape Post-COVID | Benefits of Non-Attorney Ownership | Advice for Launching a Firm

    I interviewed Michael Moradzadeh | Founding Partner and CEO of Rimon Law on Friday, November 6th, 2020.

    We discussed several topics such as:

    - Growing up in Silicon Valley and the Transition to NYC
    - He first started at Ropes & Gray
    - Creating a Hybrid Law Firm Model 
    - First 3 Years of Rimon 
    - Definition of Great Leadership
    - Predictions and Benefits Non-Attorney Ownership that is Coming  
    - Family Life during COVID 

    • 43 min
    Verona Dorch of Providence Health | Gaining Mission & Purpose | Joining the War against COVID | Streamlining Outside Counsel | Joining a For-Profit Board | Reach Back & Pull People Up | Diverse Attorney Advice | Immigration Story

    Verona Dorch of Providence Health | Gaining Mission & Purpose | Joining the War against COVID | Streamlining Outside Counsel | Joining a For-Profit Board | Reach Back & Pull People Up | Diverse Attorney Advice | Immigration Story

    I interviewed Verona Dorch | Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary at Providence Health on Monday, August 17th, 2020.

    We discussed several topics such as:

    -Her Move to the frontlines of the war on Covid
    -Her time at Peabody Energy and Leading in Crisis
    -Requiring Diversity with Outside Counsel
    -How she joined a For-Profit Board
    -Leadership and Those Who Have Helped Her
    -Inspiring words for Women and Diverse Attorneys
    -Her Family Immigration Story

    • 42 min
    Jeanie Latz | Board and Governance Consultant | Better Results with Diversity | Aspiring Board Member Resources | Board Composition Trends | The ESG Question | Signs of Board Effectiveness | Hostile Takeover Story | Bill & Melinda Gates

    Jeanie Latz | Board and Governance Consultant | Better Results with Diversity | Aspiring Board Member Resources | Board Composition Trends | The ESG Question | Signs of Board Effectiveness | Hostile Takeover Story | Bill & Melinda Gates

    I interviewed Jeanie Latz | Board and Governance Consultant on Friday, July 17th, 2020.

    We discussed several topics including:

    - Her Journey to Board Consultant
    - Better Results with Diversity 
    - Helpful Tips for Getting Involved with Boards
    - Board Composition Trends
    - The ESG Question 
    - Signs of an Effective Board  
    - Bringing Work In-House & Managing Legal Spend 
    - A Hostile Takeover Story
    - Bill and Melinda Gates 

    • 38 min
    Mark Roellig | Senior Client Advisor at Perkins Coie | Helping Others Succeed | Diverse Perspectives | Embrace Realization | Train People to Leave | What Attorneys Bring | Career Advice | Biographies

    Mark Roellig | Senior Client Advisor at Perkins Coie | Helping Others Succeed | Diverse Perspectives | Embrace Realization | Train People to Leave | What Attorneys Bring | Career Advice | Biographies

    I interviewed Mark Roellig | Senior Client Advisor at Perkins Coie on Friday, June 26th, 2020.

    We discussed several topics such as:

    - Embracing Self-awareness 
    - Surrounding Yourself with Diverse People & Perspectives
    - What General Counsel look for? 
    - The Value of an MBA 
    - Training People to Leave
    - People that Come to Win vs. to Play
    - Board Advice 
    - Adding Value to Your Team 
    - Career Advice for Those Stuck
    - What Do Lawyers Really Bring?
    - The Evolution of In-House Counsel

    • 50 min
    Ep: 46 Pat Whalen | Chairman and Managing Partner of Spencer Fane | Humility as the Foundation | Scaling with Operational Excellence

    Ep: 46 Pat Whalen | Chairman and Managing Partner of Spencer Fane | Humility as the Foundation | Scaling with Operational Excellence

    I interviewed Pat Whalen | Chairman and Managing Partner of Spencer Fane on Thursday, June 25th, 2020.

    We discussed several topics such as:

    - The Incredible Growth Story of Spencer Fane
    - Profit Margin Expansion through Scaling
    - Humility as the Foundation
    - 200% Headcount Growth with Laterals
    - A Passion for Lifelong Learning & Harvard Business School
    - Leadership and the Potential of Others
    - Family Life & Gratitude
    - Recommended Books & Pat’s System

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

BrianS314 ,

A great find!

Chris always has terrific guests and conversations. This podcast is a great resource for anyone in the business law community. -Brian Salmo

JMac-Miller ,

Fantastic Podcast!

I love listening to the law firm leadership podcast! Some of my favorites include interviews of Daniel Rodriguez, Andrew Glincher, and Alan Bryan. Thanks, Chris, for putting thought provoking material out there about the industry!

Jill2030 ,

Great podcast!

Engaging and chock full of interesting information about the world of law firms.

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