Posts by Nicole Giantonio

105: The Power of Alternative Law Firms

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Delivering Solutions to Clients with Javier Fernandez-Samaniego     The following highlights points from our discussion with Javier Fernandez-Samaniego, the Managing Director of Samaniego Law; an alternative Iberoamerican law firm. Firms as Aggregators Alternative firms offer a different structure for the delivery of legal solutions focusing on delivery as an aggregator of solutions.  This includes specialties…

104: Listening and Efficiency with Travers Smith’s, David Patient

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Innovation By Press Release On episode 104 we talk with Travers Smith, Managing Partner, David Patient.  David is clear on the approach he’s personally employed while growing Travers Smith in Europe.  Noting the importance of being front-of-mind with clients, the tireless pursuit of targets, and thinking about clients even when they may not be thinking…

103: Outside Counsel That Cares with Lisa Howlett of Hunter Roberts

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Let’s Not ‘Do’ Lunch In episode 103 we featured Lisa Howlett, General Counsel, SVP and Secretary of Hunter Roberts Construction Group.  Lisa ensures her organization has effective advice and representation working on legal issues related to construction, contracts, corporate transactions, real estate, labor/employment law as well as strategic business consulting and intellectual property matters.  Lisa…

102: Technology Isn’t Making Legal Decisions with Lucy Bassli

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Law Firms Are Poised to Offer Broad Solutions Lucy Bassli’s new adventure allows her to have a broad impact on the legal industry. Through her work at LawGeex and the organization she founded, InnoLegal Services, she provides both the ‘what’ of legal advice and the ‘how’ of a consultancy; advising on the effective delivery and…

101: Becoming Sought-After with Kirkland’s Dale Cendali

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Expertise and Reputation A lawyer labeled as ‘commercial’ is a good thing. Commercial lawyers are interested in quickly and cheaply resolving the client’s business problems as emphasized in a recent interview with Kirkland Partner, Dale Cendali.  Dale leads her firm’s Copyright, Trademark, Internet and Advertising practice group. It’s the age of competition and expertise. Even with the…