Conferences and Speeches

The Boston Legal Market 2017–18: Acceleration in Change Ahead!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lisa Barton, employee benefits partner and Managing Partner of the Boston office, moderated the 2017–18 Boston Legal Market Conference.

The event featured a general counsel panel and a panel of senior Boston law firm leaders. The conference was hosted by Sandpiper Partners at the Harvard Club and focused on strategies for navigating and thriving in a very competitive legal market during this time of significant legal and global change.

The discussion included how law firms are addressing fee pressures, technology and innovation in the legal industry, lateral growth and challenges in the Boston market, attorney compensation, real estate costs and trends in Boston, and diversity in the workplace.

Program Highlights

  •  State of the Market: How Law Firms are Addressing the Core Issues?
  • The Battle for Talent: Acquisition of Groups and Laterals; Staffing and Compensation
  • What The Clients Want: Client-centric Service, Corporate Counsel Views
  • Business Considerations: The Technology Explosion, Innovation and Real Estate