Jami McKeon calls law firm leadership a “contact sport”. It must be a game she has mastered — Morgan Lewis & Bockius is a challenge to manage. She pulled off one of the largest lateral hiring deals in recent US history and then formed a partnership with leading Singapore law firm Stamford Law to give her firm a significant position in Southeast Asia.
As a young litigation partner, she was one of the first to experiment with alternative fee mechanisms, which now account for more than a quarter of the firm’s billing arrangements. And 12 years ago she moved to the west coast to ease the firm’s acquisition of the Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison partners. This experience of bringing in a batch of partners stood Ms McKeon in good stead to welcome 700 Bingham McCutcheon lawyers into Morgan Lewis in 2014.
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