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We are delighted to publish our 5th annual Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy & Consulting.

The ascendance of outside professionals as key advisers on some of the most critical issues law firms face globally has been breathtaking. (So much so that some of the most pivotal financial consiglieres have been spun off in their own guide, the Lawdragon 100 Global Leaders in Legal Finance.)

The 100 global leaders recognized here are the cream of the crop in crisis communications; marketing & communication; management consulting; professional recruiting – and even an historical detective. We embrace the creativity of those called upon by the nation’s top lawyers and delight in uncovering specialties and professionals making their mark in expected – as well as surprising – ways. The point is excellence, and that’s what you’ll get from those recognized here.

As ever, our process relies upon submissions, journalistic research and peer vetting. We appreciate the many, many professionals who entrust us with their confidential assessment, which is critical to the quality of the Lawdragon guides.

This year’s guide recognizes 43 percent women and is 13 percent inclusive.

New this year is the creation of a Hall of Fame recognition for those consultants whose strategic insight has been unsurpassed in a career dedicated to helping law firms ascend. Nine standouts are recognized here (denoted by an asterisk), laying the foundation for permanent recognition of this important craft.

First Last Company Location Focus
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
Louise Beeson Bell Yard London Crisis Communications
Deborah Ben-Canaan Major Lindsey & Africa Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiting
Brandy Bergman Reevemark New York Crisis Communications
Dan Binstock Garrison & Sisson Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiting
Robert Brigham Major Lindsey & Africa Palo Alto Professional Recruiting
Cari Brunelle Baretz Brunelle Huntersville, N.C. Marketing & Communications
Hugh Burns Reevemark New York Crisis Communications
Paul Caminiti Reevemark New York Crisis Communications
Delia Cannan Reevemark New York Crisis Communications
Jennifer Carr Furia Rubel Communications Doylestown, Pa. Marketing & Communications
Jeffrey Conta Lippman Jungers Bala Chicago Professional Recruiting
Timothy Corcoran Corcoran Consulting Charlottesville, Va. Management Consulting
Michael Coston Coston Consulting New York Marketing & Communications
Silvia Coulter* LawVision Manchester, Mass. Legal Consulting
Darryl Cross HighPer Teams Chicago Management Consulting
Lanny Davis* Trident DMG Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Ray DeLorenzi Rebuttal PR New York Crisis Communications
Jamie Diaferia Infinite Global New York Media & Communications
Mike Dolan Finsbury Glover Hering New York Crisis Communications
Lauren Drake Macrae 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
Shahed Fakhari Larson Brunswick New York Crisis Communications
Deborah Farone Farone Advisors LLC New York Strategic Marketing Consulting
Jeremy Fielding Kekst New York Crisis Communications
Jonathan Fitzgarrald Equinox Strategy Partners Beverly Hills, Calif. Strategic Marketing Consulting
Valerie Fontaine* Seltzer Fontaine Los Angeles Professional Recruiting
Evan Fox Long Ridge Partners New York Professional Recruiting
Joele Frank Joele Frank New York Public Relations & Investor Relations
Nick Gaffney Zumado San Francisco Marketing & Communications
Jason Gart History Associates Incorporated Rockville, Md. Historical Detective
Robert Gemmill Argyle Washington, D.C. Strategic Communications & P.R.
Philip Hall Portland London Crisis Communications
Risa Heller Risa Heller Communications New York Crisis Communications
Bruce Hennes Hennes Communications Cleveland Crisis Management
Paul Holmes Finsbury Glover Hering New York Crisis Communications
Vivian Hood Jaffe Jacksonville Crisis Communications
Kay Hoppe Credentia Chicago Professional Recruiting
Stacy Humphries Pye Legal Group Houston Professional Recruiting
Natasha Innocenti Macrae San Francisco Professional Recruiting
Terry Isner Jaffe Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Martin Jenewein SMJ Partners Consulting Vienna, Austria Crisis Communications
Jennifer Johnson Calibrate Legal Austin Marketing & Communications
Mary Jummati Morae Chicago Management Consulting
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
Sang Lee Thine Brooklyn Professional Recruiting
Ann Lee Gibson* Ann Lee Gibson Consulting West Plains, Mo. Management Consulting
Molly Levinson The Levinson Group Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
James Leviton Finsbury Glover Hering London Crisis Communications
Jon Lindsey* Major Lindsey & Africa New York Professional Recruiting
Sabina Lippman Lippman Jungers Bala Los Angeles Professional Recruiting
Harlan Loeb Argyle Chicago Crisis Communications
Andrew Longstreth Infinite Global New York Media & Communications
Jeffrey Lowe Major Lindsey & Africa Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiting
Vijay Luthra Lippman Jungers Bala New York Professional Recruiting
Joe Macrae Macrae San Francisco Professional Recruiting
Tim  Maltin Maltin PR Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom Crisis Communications
Myron  Marlin FTI Consulting Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Stefanie Marrone Stefanie Marrone Consulting New York Social Media
Jeff McAndrews Finsbury Glover Hering Los Angeles Crisis Communications
Ian McCaleb Mercury Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Amy  McCormack McCormack Schreiber Chicago Professional Recruiting
Eleanor McManus Trident DMG Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Bobbie McMorrow McMorrow Consulting Summerland, Calif. Professional Recruiting
Deborah McMurray Content Pilot Dallas Marketing, Branding & Technology
Ryan McSharry Infinite Global London Media & Communications
James Melville-Ross FTI Consulting London Crisis Communications
Gary Miles Miles Partner Placement Tustin, Calif. Professional Recruiting
Patty Morrissy Morrissy Legal Search New York Professional Recruiting
Ellen Moskowitz Brunswick New York Crisis Communications
Victor Neary Robert Half St. Petersburg, Fla. Professional Recruiting
Alex Nekrassov New Century Media London 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
Peter Pochna Rubenstein New York Marketing & Communications
Charlie Potter Brunswick London Crisis Communications
Nick Pournader P&C Global Toronto Management Consulting
Blane Prescott MesaFive San Francisco Management Consulting
Pat Rafferty Androvett Dallas Media & Communications
Melanie Riley Bell Yard London Crisis Communications
Allan Ripp Ripp Media & Public Relations New York Media & Communications
Jane Roberts Macrae Washington, D.C. Professional Recruiting
Gina Rubel Furia Rubel Communications Doylestown, Pa. Public Relations
Andy Russell Macrae London Professional Recruiting
Joy Saphla Morae Houston Strategy & Business Performance
George Sard Sard Verbinnen & Co. New York Communications
Dawn Schneider Schneider Group Media New York Media & Communications
Elonide Semmes* Right Hat New Orleans Marketing & Branding
Michael Short LawVision Washington, D.C. Legal Consulting
Michael Sitrick* Sitrick Los Angeles Crisis Communications
Nat Slavin Wicker Park Newport Beach, Calif. Management Consulting
Warren Smith Smith Legal Search Vancouver Professional Recruiting
Renée Soto Reevemark New York Crisis Communications
Michael Talve The Expert Institute New York Litigation Consultant
Jeffrey Taufield Kekst New York Crisis Communications
Paul Verbinnen Sard Verbinnen & Co. New York Crisis Communications
Melinda Wallman Macrae London Professional Recruiting
Larry Watanabe Watanabe Solana Beach, Calif. Professional Recruiting
Dan Wilson Mercury Washington, D.C. Crisis Communications
Uwe Wolff Naïma Strategic Legal Services Berlin Crisis Communications
Kent Zimmerman Zeughauser Group Chicago Management Consulting