72: Solving Real Law Department Problems with Dan Yi of the DOJ

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Using Design Thinking with Dan Yi Daniel Yi is Senior Counsel for Innovation, at the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.  His work helps attorneys explore new approaches to persistent operational and mission-delivery challenges using innovation and creativity.   He also leads an incubator program called Concept Lab where legal professionals use design thinking and lean…

71: Have a Power Niche with Managing Partner, Bruce Stachenfeld

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Strive to be Different … Not Better Bruce Stachenfeld is the Managing Partner of his firm, Duval & Stachenfeld.He’s known for being one of the most ‘connected’ real estate lawyers throughout the worldwide real estate community.  He’s specialized and adapted his area of focus to meet the needs of the market over a 30-year legal career.…

70: Integrity, Partnership… and Coffee with Marriott’s Michael Martinez

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Be Smart About Business Development Michael Martinez on LinkedIn Marriott has a budget for litigation and looks at the cost-benefit of settling versus litigating. They often select cases to litigate that advance the longer-term goals of the company that drive broader principals. Marriott looks for partners when evaluating outside counsel, firms that understand their business…

69: Patience, Persistence, and Grit with Goodwin, Partner, Jane Greyf

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How Legal Biz Dev. is Like Fitness Jane Greyf is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity Group and a member of the firm’s Impact and Responsible Investing Practice. She advises private equity funds, companies, and management in leveraged buyouts and growth equity investment transactions.  Jane Greyf Bio Business development is like fitness – you have to…

68: Walmart Stores’ Alan Bryan on Team Diversity and Earning New Business

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Walmart Stores – A Culture of Being Respectful to All Alan Bryan is the leader of the Office of Outside Counsel Management & Legal Operations for Walmart Stores. He transitioned from law firm partnership to in-house counsel managing litigation for the world’s largest retailer.  Today his office oversees his company’s relationships with all outside counsel measuring performance,…