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David Wilkins Quoted in, “Russia Office Closures ‘Incredibly Difficult’ for Big Law”

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

David Wilkins, CLP Faculty Director, was quoted in a recent Bloomberg Law article by Sam Skolnik, “Russia Office Closures ‘Incredibly Difficult’ for Big Law,” on law firm responses to Russian aggression in Ukraine. “Firms leaving Russia are likely calculating whether they can return there someday, said David Wilkins, director of Harvard Law School’s Center on […]

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Heidi Gardner on the Performance-Compassion Dilemma for HBR

Friday, April 8, 2022

CLP Distinguished Fellow Heidi Gardner, along with co-author Mark Mortenson, are in Harvard Business Review with a new article, “Managers Are Trapped in a Performance-Compassion Dilemma.” The pair writes: Based on the reaction to our earlier article on the competing demands for both compassion and results leaders are facing, and given our ongoing work and research at companies around […]

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CLP-EY Law Report on Sustainability in Law 360

Friday, April 8, 2022

The new 2022 General Counsel Sustainability Study conducted by EY Law and the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession surveyed 1,000 General Counsel and Chief Legal Officers to understand the role of the law department in sustainability. Read the report for critical answers and actions law department leaders can take to help reframe their future and […]

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Law Firms and Russian Profits

Monday, April 4, 2022

On Wednesday, March 16, 2022 “Law Firms and Russian Profits,” was launched by faculty and research staff from Harvard, Stanford and Yale Law Schools. The new project tracks the AmLaw 100 firms and UK100 firms to see which have publicly committed not to profit from work that props up the Russian war effort. The webpage, […]

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Global Disability Cause Lawyering in Law360

Monday, March 28, 2022

On Thursday, March 24, the Center on the Legal Profession and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability held an event, “Global Disability Cause Lawyering,” featuring perspectives from leading lawyers across the movement. Matt Perez wrote about the event for Law360, “People who wear hats of both attorney and advocate must balance several interests in […]

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“Lawyering and justice in a world that we know is riven by injustice’

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Harvard Law Today featured a write-up of a talk by David B. Wilkins, “Black Lawyers Matter: Race, Obligation, and Professionalism from the Civil Rights Movement to BLM and Black Corporate Power.” The article, which also featured video from the event, explored Wilkins’ discussion about the history and impact of Black lawyers both at Harvard Law School […]

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Ben W. Heineman, Jr. in CFO Magazine

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

A recent article in CFO Magazine on, “Managing Legal Risks Without a General Counsel,” drew on a 2016 article for Harvard Business Review authored by Ben W. Heineman, Jr. Quoting Heineman, the author Andy Brownstein says, “The CFO-GC alliance has always been important because the finance function and the legal function are truly the nervous system of the […]

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John Coates on SPAC Myths in Law360

Monday, March 14, 2022

John Coates, John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School and CLP affiliate, gave an interview to Law360 recently about his belief that “regulators [should] be more forthright in debunking legal myths that he argues contributed to the boom in special purpose acquisition companies,” the article notes. The interview builds […]

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Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen receives NSF grant to study diversity and networking in law school

Friday, March 11, 2022

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen, assistant professor of law and co-director of the Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession at the UCI School of Law, is the first full-time UCI Law faculty member to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. They will be the principal investigator of a team awarded a $511,230 NSF grant […]

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Heidi K. Gardner in Harvard Business Review on Leadership and Compassion

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

On February 16, 2021, CLP Distinguished Fellow Heidi K. Gardner and Mark Mortenson published a piece in Harvard Business Review, “Leaders Don’t Have to Choose Between Compassion and Performance.” Gardner and Mortenson write: We’re experiencing extreme demands for compassion at a time when there’s no room for compromising on outcomes. As a result, many leaders have […]

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