Beyond BigLaw: A New Model Option for Entrepreneurial Attorneys

Beyond BigLaw: A New Model Option for Entrepreneurial Attorneys

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Wasserstein Hall B015, Harvard Law School


Marlene Laro & Ben Lieber
Potomac Law Group
12pm, Wasserstein Hall B015, Harvard Law School

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Marlene Laro is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Potomac Law Group.  As the COO of an alternative model law firm, Marlene works to develop and support every aspect of the rapidly growing business.  Prior to joining Potomac Law, Marlene was engaged as a business adviser and legal consultant to the International Monetary Fund and other international organizations in Russia, Central Asia and the Caucuses.  Marlene has also taught comparative tax law, as adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and practiced tax law at Ivins, Phillips & Barker and Dewey Ballantine LLP.  She received her B.S.F.S., cum laude, from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, and her J.D. and LL.M. (Taxation) degrees from New York University School of Law.

Ben Lieber is the Managing Partner of Potomac Law Group, a firm with an unconventional take on the traditional law firm model that he founded in 2011.  The client-centric, low-overhead firm has grown from 10 attorneys at inception to over 40 today, with offices in DC, Connecticut, and soon L.A., and a national client base.  Ben has extensive experience in both business and law and the intersection of the two, having practiced as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, a tax attorney at Covington & Burling, and as General Counsel of several private companies.  He received his B.S. in engineering from Cornell University and his J.D. from Georgetown University, where he was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal.