fivehundred magazine | March/April 2020
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This month we profile the practices and management responsibilities of four of nine Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Management Committee – all women; three from minority backgrounds – and ask about their experiences as women in the legal profession. Elsewhere, Morgan Lewis’ Jami McKeon shares her thoughts on leadership; Ann K. Ford speaks about creating a global competitive edge at DLA Piper US; Selendy & Gay’s Jennifer Selendy talks about creating a culture of excellence; we learn how Weil has transformed its approach to diversity in client pitch activity, plus much, much more.
Finding your ‘belonging’ in lawFemale role models: spotlight on Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Management Committee
Female role models: spotlight on Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Management Committee
Inside this Edition
Diversity and inclusion shouldn’t take a back seat during the pandemic
Covid-19 is an opportunity for law firms to examine ways of being more inclusive, especially for those employees who may be dealing with significantly more challenges, say Linklaters’ David Martin, Daniel Danso, and Neha Rao
Out with the old, in with the New Delhi labour reforms?
William Farrington considers the high-stakes changes and ongoing debates consuming India’s labour market
Covid-19 may have awoken a sleeping bear
Nelson Mullins’ Bart Daniel and Elle Klein warn coronavirus labs to beware potential fraud prosecutions under new federal laws
Pain and gain in pharma litigation
As vice president in charge of portfolio planning and IP litigation at Sun Pharmaceuticals, India’s largest pharma company and the largest Indian pharma company operating in the US, Bharati Nadkarni has been behind some of the biggest pharma cases in recent times. fivehundred catches up with her about developments facing lawyers in the pharma sector
Olga Belyakova and Eva Talmacsi: Be brave and stay curious
The co-heads of CEE TMT at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang talk about the key issues facing their clients, the firm’s ambitions for the region, and how to balance a successful team
The business of patents
Dr Dana Ferchland talks to Louis W. Beardell, Jr, Dion Bregman, and Eric Kraeutler about Morgan Lewis Bockius’ growing patent practice, recent market trends, and the rise of ‘big data’ to drive patenting strategies and transactions
Javier Menor: Some of our own lawyers don’t realise the strength of our brand
Baker McKenzie’s managing partner in Barcelona on seeking balance between fee-earning and management, the external and internal perception of the firm, and the importance of having the right D&I initiatives in place
Move watch: Spotlight on Scott Wilson, DLA Piper
Scott Wilson joined DLA Piper’s litigation practice as a partner in the New York office in December 2019. In the following interview, Helen Donegan, US editor (content), speaks with Scott about this move and his reasons for joining DLA Piper, and he shares some insights into his practice
Charles Yi: Too much is never enough
With experience in both in-house and private practice, Arnold & Porter’s Charles Yi talks to Helen Donegan, US editor for content, on diversity in the US government and the legal profession
Are there any decisions which AI should never take?
Fountain Court’s Jacob Turner considers the ethical and regulatory issues surrounding the rise of artificial intelligence
Michael Gerstenzang: Insights from Cleary’s ‘Listener-in-Chief’
Cleary Gottlieb’s managing partner speaks with Helen Donegan, US editor (content), about his role as ‘Listener-in-Chief’, law firms as a talent business, and plans for Cleary Gottlieb upcoming 75th anniversary in 2021
A changing approach to leadership at the Bar
Barristers are demanding more from their leaders and what they can deliver their chambers, says Nick Rees, managing director of GRL Legal
Jerry Koh: We need to prepare our lawyers for the future
Allen & Gledhill’s joint managing partner on juggling fee-earning with management, the impact of technology on conventional markets, and the lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic
What international law firms can learn from Asia Pacific’s response to Covid-19
Kudun & Partners shares its experience of adapting to remote working, social distancing, and other business challenges in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
Top tips on working through the coronavirus pandemic
Members of Falcon Chambers provide property practitioners with best practice advice for business continuity during the lockdown