LAWDRAGON’S LEADING LEGAL
CONSULTANTS AND STRATEGISTS

We present 100 leaders in the field.

Lawdragon’s 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2016

ld-employment_greenai_fnlRare are those who are called upon by lawyers for their expertise. It’s almost always the other way around.
So we waited a good long while – eight years to be precise – to reprise our guide to those valued advisors whom lawyers call upon for their niche expertise. When we last highlighted those consultants whom lawyers most valued for their guidance, we found recruiters, marketing and management consultants and technology gurus aplenty in our guide that still stands as the leading resource for those lawyers trust most.

A lot has happened since then. So in a bow to the numerous lawyers who depend on Lawdragon to highlight the best in the business, we asked thousands of lawyers and consultants who they most turn to now.

Not surprisingly, third-party litigation funders top this year’s survey. They’re led by the Gerchen Keller juggernaut, which has blown past its international competitors to become the world’s largest funder, with platinum clients and matters to boot. They are joined by the career strategists who help firms mine lawyer gold, the bankers who keep them in the black, some visionaries rethinking how legal services are delivered, and a new crop of diversity consultants and others with an eye solidly on the legal future.

Name Organization Location Contribution
Gerald Abila Barefoot Law Kampala, Uganda Legal Services Delivery
Mike Androvett Androvett Media and Marketing Dallas Marketing
Scott Atlas Atlas Counsel Search Houston Professional Recruiters
Spencer Baretz Baretz Brunelle New York Communication
Mark Beese Leadership for Lawyers Evergreen, Colo. Leadership Skills
Burkey Belser Greenfield Belser Washington, D.C. Communication
Christopher Bogart Burford New York Litigation Funding
Anne Bothwell Bothwell Marketing Sonoma, Calif. Marketing
Ward Bower Altman Weil Newtown Square, Pa. Management
Amanda Brady Major Lindsey & Africa New York Professional Recruiters
Mark Britton Avvo Seattle Legal Services Delivery
Liam Brown elevate Los Angeles Technology
Cari Brunelle Baretz Brunelle New York Communication
Jeff Carr Valorem Law Group Chicago Legal Services Delivery
Linda Bray Chanow Center for Women in Law Austin Diversity
Allison Chock Bentham Los Angeles Litigation Funding
Stephen Cirami Garden City Group Lake Success, NY Legal Administration Services
Tom Clay Altman Weil Newtown Square, Pa. Management
Timothy Corcoran Corcoran Consulting Lawrenceville, N.J. Management
Stephanie Corey UpLevelOps Redwood City, Calif. In-house legal services
Susan Crawford Harvard Cambridge Open Law – technology
Michelle Crosby WeVorce Boise, Idaho Legal Services Delivery
Deborah Dempster RedLaw New York Professional Recruiters
Jamie Diaferia Infinite Global New York Communication
Dan DiPietro Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group New York Finance
Janet Downie Johnson/Downie Houston Professional Recruiters
Matt Feuer McClure Feuer San Francisco Professional Recruiters
Ross Fishman Fishman Marketing Highland Park, Ill. Marketing
Ron Friedmann Fireman & Company Washington, D.C. Management
Suhrid Gajendragadkar McKinsey Washington, D.C. Management
Ray Gallo Leverage San Rafael, Calif. Technology
Adam Gerchen Gerchen Keller Chicago Litigation Funding
Ann Lee Gibson Ann Lee Gibson Consulting West Plains, Mo. Professional Recruiters
Charlie Gollow Bentham Perth, Australia Litigation Funding
Donna Greenfield Greenfield Belser Washington, D.C. Communication
Jeffrey Grossman Wells Fargo Private Bank Charlotte, N.C. Finance
Amy Hambleton RedLaw London Professional Recruiters
Mark Harris Axiom San Francisco Legal Services Delivery
Jacob Heller Casetext San Francisco Open Law – Technology
Vivian Hood Jaffe Jacksonville, Fla. Crisis Communication & Marketing
Kay Hoppe Credentia Chicago Professional Recruiters
Marcia Horowitz Rubenstein New York Crisis Communication & Marketing
Tim Hwang FiscalNote Washington, D.C. Technology
Terry Isner Jaffe Rehoboth Beach, Del. Crisis Communication & Marketing
Clint Johnson Johnson/Downie Houston Professional Recruiters
Sharon Jones Jones Diversity Chicago Diversity
Sanjay Kamlani Matterhorn Transactions Miami Technology
Jim Kearney Lake Whillans New York Litigation Funding
Ashley Keller Gerchen Keller Chicago Litigation Funding
Dan Lear Avvo Seattle Legal Services Delivery
Travis Lenkner Gerchen Keller Chicago Litigation Funding
Richard Levick Levick Washington, D.C. Communication
Daniel Lewis Ravel Law Nicasio, Calif. Open Law – Technology
Jon Lindsey Major Lindsey & Africa New York Professional Recruiters
Sabina Lippman Lippman Jungers Los Angeles Professional Recruiters
Jeffrey Lowe Major Lindsey & Africa Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiters
Bruce MacEwen Adam Smith New York Management
Sharon Mahn Mahn Consulting New York Professional Recruiters
Vivek Maru Namati Washington, D.C. Legal Services Delivery
Sari McClure McClure Feuer San Francisco Professional Recruiters
Bobbie McMorrow McMorrow Consulting Summerland, Calif. Professional Recruiters
Deborah McMurray Content Pilot Dallas Marketing & Communication
Lynn Mestel Mestel & Company New York Professional Recruiters
Jonathan Molot Burford New York Litigation Funding
Kathy O’Brien Jaffe New York Crisis Communication & Marketing
Mary O’Carroll Google Mountain View, Calif. Legal Operations – Technology
Scott Parks Androvett Media and Marketing Dallas Marketing
Lloyd Pearson 393 Communications Brighton, UK Media – Directory Maven
Marla Persky DirectWomen Philadelphia Diversity
Nora Plesent New Girls Network/Lexolution Los Angeles Diversity
Pat Rafferty Androvett Media and Marketing Dallas Marketing
Nik Reed Ravel Law Nicasio, Calif. Open Law – Technology
John Remsen The Remsen Group Atlanta Management
Deborah Rhode Stanford Stanford Diversity
Larry Richard LawyerBrain Wayne, Pa. Management
Miriam Rivera Ulu Ventures Redwood City, Calif. Legal Operations – Technology
Jane Sullivan Roberts Major Lindsey & Africa Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiters
Mark Rosen Mark Bruce International New York Professional Recruiters
Tanina Rostain Georgetown Washington, D.C. Open Law – Technology
Norm Rubenstein Zeughauser Group Washington, D.C. Management
Gretta Rusanow Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group New York Finance
Kate Johnston Ryan Diversity Lab Boulder Diversity
Sally Schmidt Schmidt Marketing Edina, Minn. Marketing
Dawn Schneider Schneider Group Media New York Media & Communication
Dov Seidman LRN New York Ethics & Governance
Elonide Semmes Right Hat Chicago Branding & Marketing
Caren Ulrich Stacy Diversity Lab Boulder Diversity
Ralph Sutton Bentham New York Litigation Funding
John Sweeney LogicForce Nashville Legal Entrepreneur – Technology
Burton Taylor Proventus Mission, Kan. Marketing & Communication
Mehrnaz Vahid Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group New York Finance
Keith Wewe Content Pilot Dallas Marketing & Communication
Tony Williams Jomati Consultants London, UK Management
Paul Williams Major Lindsey & Africa Chicago Professional Recruiters
Sandra Yamate Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Chicago Diversity
Mary K. Young Zeughauser Group Cabin John, Md. Management
Peter Zeughauser Zeughauser Group Newport Beach, Calif. Management
Kent Zimmerman Zeughauser Group Chicago Management
Jonathan Zitrain Harvard Cambridge Open Law – Technology
V. David Zvenyach 18F Washington, D.C. Open Law – Technology