Making a merger – the hard yards behind the first year of BCLP


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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner co-chair Lisa Mayhew speaks to UK Solicitors editor Georgina Stanley on 2018’s transatlantic merger and the strategy for future growth

‘What have I learned?’ quips Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) co-chair Lisa Mayhew, speaking to The Legal 500 last month on the first anniversary of the firm’s merger, ‘I’ve learned that mergers are hard work and you don’t sleep much.’ The combined firm launched at the start of April last year, when top 20 UK …

Think Outside-in

Leadership focus

J Stephen Poor outlines how the interaction of senior leadership with clients leads to more efficient legal advice and solutions still undertakes client-facing work

This spring, together with a couple thousand others, I had the opportunity to attend the CLOC conference in Las Vegas. The conference was all about expectations around service delivery and the changing needs of the legal operations profession. Seems pretty on point in a profession undergoing change. A couple of things struck me, however. First, …