We’re excited to introduce the Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy & Consulting.

This year, the 4th in which we’ve published this guide, is a bit different. We are celebrating a birthday party on a tenuous day.

The 100 experts in management, marketing, communication and recruiting recognized here are among the world’s most valued by law firm leaders. But as we all know, value is transitory when you’re in a tailspin.

Value in that circumstance is foremost – and only – getting out alive.

We are all learning to celebrate life’s victories in uncertain times. And this guide provides a moment to recognize a tremendous cross-section of professionals to whom lawyers actually pay money for advice. Our methodology is a dogged, slightly ridiculous, determined ongoing conversation 365 days a year with leaders of the profession as to those they trust with their future. Who crafts their difficult export of the bondage-practicing partner into a headline with an amicable split? Who helps a foundering midweight Midwest firm aspire to greatness? Who are those bankers helping firms ensure they have the lines of credit to keep a firm going in a pandemic?

And about that tailspin; from Covid-19, you’ll clearly note, for example, the absence of real estate brokers and other advisers whose role going forward is in real flux. From the prolonged metastases of discrimination in elite law firms, you’ll note that – let’s just say it, shall we? – if legal consultants resemble the firms they advise, we could all do better.

Disarray and confusion about the future requires innovative thinking and new approaches from these titans of legal advice. And who better to advise on communications, which is paramount in reestablishing cohesion and confidence.

So onward. They bring their A game every day – as we all must.

Name Company Location Focus
Rodney Abstone-Carabajal AbstoneLalley Chicago Professional Consulting & Recruiting
Jacob Aitken Kidd Aitken London Media – Directory Maven
Mike Androvett Androvett Dallas Marketing & Communications
Scott Atlas Atlas Counsel Search Houston Professional Recruiting
Divya Bala Lippman Jungers Bala Los Angeles Professional Recruiting
James Bates Sitrick Los Angeles Crisis Communications
Mark Beese Leadership for Lawyers Evergreen, Colo. Management Consulting
Louise Beeson Bell Yard London Crisis Communications
Deborah Ben-Canaan Major Lindsey & Africa Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiting
Dan Binstock Garrison & Sisson Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiting
Robert Brenner K2 Intelligence New York Corporate Investigations
Lori Carpenter Carpenter Legal Search Pittsburgh Professional Recruiting
Jennifer Simpson Carr Furia Rubel Communications Doylestown, Pa. Marketing & Communications
Michael Coston Coston Consulting New York Marketing & Communications
Silvia Coulter LawVision Manchester, Mass. Legal Consulting
Darryl Cross HighPer Teams Washington, D.C. Management Consulting
Lanny Davis Trident DMG Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Melinda Delmonico Gibson Arnold & Assoc. Denver Professional Recruiting
Alex Dimitrief Zeughauser Group New York Management Consulting
Jamie Diaferia Infinite Global New York Media & Communications
Steve DiMattia Greentarget New York Marketing & Communications
Mike Dolan Finsbury New York Crisis Communications
Lauren Drake Mlegal Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiting
Peter Duda Weber Shandwick New York Crisis Communications
Jesse Dungan Infinite Global San Francisco Marketing & Communications
Kelsey Eidbo Infinite Global San Francisco Marketing & Communications
Deborah Farone Farone Advisors LLC New York Strategic Marketing Consulting
Jeremy Fielding Kekst New York Crisis Communications
Ross Fishman Fishman Marketing Highland Park, Ill. Marketing & Communications
Andrew Frank KARV Communications New York Crisis Communications
Nick Gaffney Zumado San Francisco Marketing & Communications
Joshua Galper Trident DMG Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Kerry Gibson Citi Private Bank Los Angeles Financial Advisor
Adam Goldberg Trident DMG Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
James Haggerty PRCG Haggerty New York Crisis Communications
Philip Hall Portland London Crisis Communications
Philip Hamilton LogicForce Nashville Technology Advisor
John Hellerman Hellerman Communications Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Bruce Hennes Hennes Communications Cleveland Crisis Management
John Holmes Jomati Consultants London Management Consulting
Paul Holmes Finsbury New York Crisis Communications
Vivian Hood Jaffe Jacksonville Crisis Communications
Kay Hoppe Credentia Chicago Professional Recruiting
Natasha Innocenti Mlegal San Francisco Professional Recruiting
Terry Isner Jaffe Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Nancy Jessen UnitedLex Washington, D.C. Legal Services Delivery
Jennifer Johnson Calibrate Legal Austin Marketing & Communications
Jason Juceam Brunswick New York Crisis Communications
Mark Jungers Lippman Jungers Bala Chicago Professional Recruiting
Karen Kaplowitz New Ellis Group New Hope, Pa. Business Development Advisor
Daniel Kidd Kidd Aitken London Media – Directory Maven
Jacquelyn Knight Major Lindsey & Africa New York Professional Recruiting
Jeremy Kroll K2 Intelligence New York Corporate Investigations
Benita Kumar Jomati Consultants London Management Consulting
Shahed Fakhari Larson Brunswick New York Crisis Communications
Liz Lindley Jaffe Washington, D.C. Marketing & Communications
Jon Lindsey Major Lindsey & Africa New York Professional Recruiting
Sabina Lippman Lippman Jungers Bala Los Angeles Professional Recruiting
Harlan Loeb Edelman Chicago Crisis Communications
Andrew Longstreth Infinite Global New York Media & Communications
Vijay Luthra Lippman Jungers Bala New York Professional Recruiting
Joe Macrae MLegal San Francisco Professional Recruiting
Tim Maltin Maltin PR Holborn, London, United Kingdom Crisis Communications
Stefanie Marrone Stefanie Marrone Consulting New York Social Media
Ian Christopher McCaleb Mercury Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Eleanor McManus Trident DMG Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Bobbie McMorrow McMorrow Consulting Summerland, Calif. Professional Recruiting
Deborah McMurray Content Pilot Dallas Marketing, Branding & Communications
Laura Meherg Wicker Park Group Flat Rock, N.C. Management Consulting
Patty Morrissy Mlegal New York Professional Recruiting
Ellen Moskowitz Brunswick New York Crisis Communications
Kathy O’Brien Rubenstein New York Marketing & Communications
Zach Olsen Infinite Global San Francisco Media & Communications
Ruth Pachman Kekst New York Crisis Communications
Lloyd Pearson Pearson Communications Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom Media – Directory Maven
Lew Phelps Sitrick Los Angeles Crisis Communications
Peter Pochna Rubenstein New York Marketing & Communications
Charlie Potter Brunswick London Crisis Communications
Pat Rafferty Androvett Dallas Media & Communications
Melanie Riley Bell Yard London Crisis Communications
Allan Ripp Ripp Media & Public Relations New York Media & Communications
Jane Sullivan Roberts Mlegal Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiting
Gina Rubel Furia Rubel Communications Doylestown, Pa. Public Relations
Gretta Rusanow Citi Private Bank New York Financial Advisor
Joseph Ryan Citi Private Bank New York Financial Advisor
George Sard Sard Verbinnen & Co. New York Communications
Dawn Schneider Schneider Group Media New York Media & Communications
Elonide Semmes Right Hat Chicago Marketing, Branding & Communications
Anita Shapiro PLI New York Continuing Legal Education
Michael Short LawVision Washington, D.C. Legal Consulting
Martha Ann Sisson Garrison & Sisson Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiting
Michael Sitrick Sitrick Los Angeles Crisis Communications
Nat Slavin Wicker Park Group Newport Beach, Calif. Management Consulting
Michael Talve The Expert Institute New York Litigation Consultant
Jeffrey Taufield Kekst New York Crisis Communications
Burton Taylor Proventus Consulting Kansas City, Mo. Marketing & Communications
Mehrnaz Vahid Citi Private Bank New York Financial Advisor
Tony Williams Jomati Consultants London Management Consulting
Gulam Zade LogicForce Nashville Technology Advisor
Kent Zimmermann Zeughauser Group Chicago Management Consulting