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Heidi K. Gardner Featured in Harvard Business Publishing: Corporate Learning “Leading Remote Teams Effectively” Webinar

Thursday, April 2, 2020

“Before the COVID-19 crisis hit, most companies were already suffering from the dark side of collaboration: over-committed organizations, with people stretched thin across multiple teams and projects at once. Now with the shock of coronavirus, leaders need strategies to help their teams stay focused on preserving business momentum while working from home.” Watch the webinar here. […]

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Ralph Baxter: Leading Your Law Firm Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Thursday, April 2, 2020

“We suddenly find ourselves in a dire and unexpected crisis. A lethal, novel virus is spreading like wildfire around the world, leading to social policy decisions that radically change the way we work and live, which in turn are wreaking havoc with the world economy and financial markets, and having other grave consequences…I have decided to […]

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Brad Smith Featured in the Microsoft Research Podcast: “An interview with Microsoft President Brad Smith”

Thursday, April 2, 2020

“Brad Smith is the President of Microsoft and leads a team of more than 1400 employees in 56 countries. He plays a key role in spearheading the company’s work on critical issues involving the intersection of technology and society. In his spare time, he’s also an author! We were fortunate to catch up with Brad who, […]

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Brad Karp: The Legal Community Must Protect Workers and Small Businesses From Coronavirus Fallout

Thursday, April 2, 2020

“As the leader of a law firm employing more than 1,000 attorneys, and as someone who has helped lead national pro bono initiatives to reunite separated immigrant families, promote gun control, safeguard LGBTQ rights, protect reproductive freedom and secure voter enfranchisement, I am daunted by the carnage our nation is about to confront involving the […]

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Ben W. Heineman Jr: Jack Welch and the Inside Counsel Revolution

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

“Jack Welch, GE’s legendary CEO, died last weekend. Lengthy obits about his business career followed. But few know of the vital role Jack played in the inside counsel revolution.” Read the full article here. By Ben W. Heineman Jr., Distinguished Senior Fellow, HLS Center on the Legal Profession; Former SVP, General Counsel & Secretary, General Electric Company

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Jack Welch and the Inside Counsel Revolution

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Jack Welch, GE’s legendary CEO, died last weekend. Lengthy obits about his business career followed. But few know of the vital role Jack played in the inside counsel revolution. Read the full article by Ben W. Heineman Jr., former general counsel of GE and CLP distinguished senior fellow, here.  

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Coronavirus Could Force Teams to Work Remotely

Thursday, March 5, 2020

An article by Heidi K. Gardner, Distinguished Fellow at the HLS Center on the Legal Profession, and Ivan Matviak With the growing threat of coronavirus hitting the United States full force, the prospect of having to work from home is becoming increasingly likely for a wide swath of workers. If that occurs, normal work patterns, […]

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David Wilkins and Bryon Fong Contribute to “Race, Work & Leadership”, Winner of Axiom Business Books Gold Award

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Race, Work & Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience won the Axiom Books Gold Award for business book of the year in the category of Minorities/Women in Business. The Center on the Legal Profession’s own David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, and Faculty Director […]

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Announcing the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) Leadership Podcast Featuring David Wilkins

Announcing the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) Leadership Podcast Featuring David Wilkins

Thursday, February 6, 2020

We’ve heard the murmurs: “the legal profession is at the tipping point of dramatic change.” But are law students sufficiently equipped to succeed and avoid being blindsided in the face of such change? In this podcast, targeted at law and pre-law students, we seek out powerful ideas on how our generation of law students can […]

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In Memoriam: Clayton Christensen

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cambridge, MA — The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession is mourning the loss of Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. Professor Christensen will be remembered for his career as a scholar, thought leader, and beloved teacher. Among his many scholarly contributions, Professor Christensen is perhaps best known for his is theory of […]

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