U.S. based law firm launched what may be the first practice aimed to help the management of law firms
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced today that it has launched a Consultants and Coaches for the Profession Practice™. The new practice will focus on helping law firm leaders address complex business- and management-related challenges and opportunities involved in effectively managing their firms.
Chicago-based partner Donald L. Mrozek — who served as Hinshaw’s chairman from 1989–2015 — will lead the practice. Under his watch, Hinshaw grew from a small Chicago-area law firm to a national firm with 25 offices, approximately 500 attorneys and more than $225 million in revenues.
The team will include members of Hinshaw’s leading Lawyers for the Profession® Practice, including nationally recognized partners Anthony E. Davis, Janis M. Meyer and J. Richard Supple Jr. They have decades of experience serving as trusted advisors to firms of various size and complexity, including many AmLaw200 firms.
The firm’s new services complement and add a more business- and management-focused perspective to its existing services for law firms. The many areas on which the group will help clients range from effective leadership techniques to firm expansion, contraction and combinations to motivating lawyers to work together in an increasingly competitive environment to succession planning.
Said Mr. Mrozek, “I know first-hand that managing lawyers is difficult and that law firm leaders are constantly faced with thorny issues. So I’m excited — with my colleagues from Hinshaw’s Lawyers for the Profession® Practice — to put my experience to work in helping this select group of individuals become more effective in managing their firms.”
Mr. Supple, who leads Hinshaw’s Lawyers for the Profession® Practice, said “Many of the AmLaw 200 law firms already turn to us as trusted counselors, including, frequently for business advice. Don’s plan to lead a practice focused specifically on the business-related challenges confronted by today’s law firm leaders allows the firm to utilize its vast experience representing lawyers and law firms across the country to service this underserved need in the marketplace.”
Kristin Stark, Principal of Fairfax Associates, notes that, “Don has a long history of leadership at Hinshaw and earned tremendous respect from his partners during his tenure as chairman. He will undoubtedly bring a breadth of relevant experience to his new endeavor in working with Hinshaw’s law firm clients.”
Source: Hinshaw & Culbertson