LEADING LEGAL CONSULTANTS AND STRATEGISTS OF 2017

100 of the most trusted advisors to the legal profession.

The Lawdragon 100 Leading Legal Consultants & Strategists is the definitive guide to those financiers, recruiters, marketing and communication gurus on whom the legal profession relies.

This is our 3rd edition of the guide, which we resumed last year after a hiatus in response to overwhelming demand. Consultants and strategists have reached an inflection point for the legal profession, as legal services (and many of the lawyers who provide them) have seen their practices commoditized and marginalized. With everyone searching for the edge that elevates their law practice to premium status, it’s no wonder lawyers have sought the guidance of these leaders.

Jamie Diaferia of New York-based Infinite Global earned his law degree, but found his sweet spot  elevating lawyers’ communication expertise, including during crisis. That has provided the platform for he and San Francisco-based partner Zach Olsen to provide the global communication strategies that are essential to today’s practice.

Also comprising this year’s guide are the litigation funders whose big pockets have redefined modern legal combat. How much more evidence could one need of their importance than Burford Capital’s $160M acquisition of high-flying upstart Gerchen Keller, which was only three years old?

And, naturally, no guide to consultants would be complete without those recruiters whose every phone call reshapes an industry, as firms form, dissemble, and – for the lucky ones – move ever forward.

We hope you enjoy the 3rd now-annual 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists.

Name Organization City Contribution
Gerald Abila Barefoot Law Kampala, Uganda Legal Services Delivery
Charles Agee Westfleet Advisors Brentwood, Tenn. Litigation Funding
Robert Algeri Great Jakes Marketing New York Marketing
Mike Androvett Androvett Media and Marketing Dallas Marketing
Scott Atlas Atlas Counsel Search Houston Professional Recruiters
Burkey Belser Greenfield Belser Washington, D.C. Communication
Jonathan Benjamin RedLaw London Professional Recruiters
Dan Binstock Garrison & Sisson Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiters
Eileen Bloom Eileen Bloom Group New York Professional Recruiters
Christopher Bogart Burford Capital New York Litigation Funding
Amanda Brady Major Lindsey & Africa New York Professional Recruiters
Cari Brunelle Baretz Brunelle New York Communication
John Byrne Therium Capital London Litigation Funding
John Cashman Major Lindsey & Africa Chicago Professional Recruiters
Kate Cassidy Lotus Legal Search Dallas Professional Recruiters
Linda Bray Chanow Center for Women in Law Austin, Texas Diversity
Allison Chock Bentham Los Angeles Litigation Funding
Stephen Cirami Garden City Group Lake Success, N.Y. Legal Administration Services
Tom Clay Altman Weil Newton Square, Pa. Management
Timothy Corcoran Corcoran Consulting Lawrenceville, N.J. Management
Alex D’Amico McKinsey Summit, N.J. Management
Deborah Dempster RedLaw London Professional Recruiters
Jamie Diaferia Infinite Global New York Communication
Dan DiLucchio Jr. Altman Weil Newton Square, Pa. Management
Elena Donio Axiom San Francisco Legal Services Delivery
Janet Downie Johnson/Downie Houston Professional Recruiters
Lee Drucker Lake Whillans New York Litigation Funding
Susan Dunn Harbour Litigation Funding St James’s, London Litigation Funding
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
David Garber Princeton Legal Search Group Princeton, N.J. Professional Recruiters
Mary Clare Garber Princeton Legal Search Group Princeton, N.J. Professional Recruiters
Adam Gerchen Burford Capital Chicago Litigation Funding
Ernest Getto Burford Capital New York Litigation Funding
Charlie Gollow Bentham Los Angeles LItigation Funding
Jay Greenberg LexShares Boston Technology
Mark Greene Market Intelligence Nashville Management
Donna Greenfield Greenfield Belser Washington, D.C. Communication
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 Stephenville, Texas 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 Stephenville, Texas Crisis Communication & Marketing
Nancy Jessen UnitedLex Overland Park, Kan. Legal Services Delivery
Clint Johnson Johnson/Downie Houston Professional Recruiters
Dan Johnson Content Pilot Dallas Marketing & Communication
Mark Jungers Lippman Jungers Chicago Professional Recruiters
Jim Kearney Lake Whillans New York Litigation Funding
Ashley Keller Burford Capital Chicago Litigation Funding
Travis Lenkner Burford Capital Chicago Litigation Funding
Richard Levick Levick Washington, D.C. Communication
Daniel Lewis Ravel Law San Francisco 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
Vivek Maru Namati Washington, D.C. Legal Services Delivery
Barbara Mayden Young Mayden Nashville Professional Recruiters
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 Capital New York Litigation Funding
Russell Newhouse Newhouse Noblin Dallas Professional Recruiters
Kelly Noblin Newhouse Noblin Dallas Professional Recruiters
Zach Olsen Infinite Global San Francisco Crisis Communications
Lloyd Pearson 393 Communications Brighton, East Sussex Media-Directory Maven
Neal Purslow Therium Capital London Litigation Funding
Pat Rafferty Androvett Media and Marketing Dallas Marketing
Nik Reed Ravel Law San Francisco Open Law-Technology
John Remsen The Remsen Group Atlanta Management
Allan Ripp Ripp Media/Public Relations New York Communication
Jane Sullivan Roberts Major Lindsey & Africa New York Professional Recruiters
Mark Rosen Mark Bruce International New York Professional Recruiters
Jaron Rubenstein Rubenstein Technology Group New York Marketing & Technology
Norm Rubenstein Zeughauser Group Washington, D.C. Management
Julia Salasky CrowdJustice New York Legal Services Delivery
Dawn Schneider Schneider Group Media New York Media & Communication
Selvyn Seidel Fulbrook Capital Management New York Litigation Funding
Elonide Semmes Right Hat Chicago Branding & Marketing
Howard Shams Parabellum Capital New York Litigation Funding
Amber Shockey Young Mayden Dallas Professional Recruiters
John Sweeney LogicForce Nashville Legal Entrepreneur- Technology
Burton Taylor Proventus Mission, Kan. Marketing & Communication
Max Volsky LexShares New York Technology
Jack Walker Zeughauser Group Los Angeles Management
Boaz Weinstein Lake Whillans New York Litigation Funding
Keith Wewe Content Pilot Dallas Marketing & Communication
Wieger Wielinga Omni Bridgeway Amsterdam Litigation Funding
Paul Williams Major Lindsey & Africa Chicago Professional Recruiters
Tony Williams Jomati Consultants London Management
Kathryn Wolanyk Burford Capital Chicago Litigation Funding
Ken Young Young Mayden Charlotte Professional Recruiters
Mary K. Young Zeughauser Group Cabin John, Md. Management
Peter Zeughauser Zeughauser Group Newport Beach Management
Kent Zimmerman Zeughauser Group Chicago Management