Gerson Lehrman Group Expands Legal Footprint With Inaugural Webcast -- Members of GLG Councils Offer Perspective on Disconnects Between Corporate Clients & Law Firms

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Gerson Lehrman Group offers an unparalleled network of the world's leading consultants to law firms interested in enhancing business development and bridging the gap with corporate clients. In its first free legal Webcast at 2 p.m. EST May 27, experts will address how to attract and retain clients through knowledge and value.

More than ever, law firm leaders must become more effective in achieving their firms’ strategic goals, including generating and retaining business

Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), the global marketplace for independent expertise, is expanding its footprint in the legal sector to help clients bridge the expectations gap between law firms and corporate general counsel. Results of a recent survey commissioned by Gerson Lehrman Group underscored the increasing importance corporate counsel place on outside lawyers’ deep understanding of their business challenges and industry dynamics.

“The economic turmoil of the last 18 months has accelerated the discussion between law firms and in-house counsel on matters of service and value,” said Richard Gardner, director of business development for Gerson Lehrman Group. “In addition to deploying Gerson Lehrman Group’s network of consultants and experts for litigation or matter research, many law firms are today engaging the front-line industry experts in the global GLG network to get smart quickly on their clients’ and prospects’ industries and business challenges.”

To explore the topic further, GLG will host a free Webcast at 2 pm EST on May 27, 2010, entitled “Fine-Tuning the Art of Attracting and Retaining Clients through Service, Knowledge and Value,” featuring several esteemed speakers.

William Fawcett, former chief legal officer of AXA and now general counsel of Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings and Robert Lavet, former general counsel of Sallie Mae and current principal with Powers, Pyles, Sutter and Verville will join moderator David H. Freeman, CEO of David Freeman Consulting Group, to discuss the importance of in-depth business knowledge and its role in differentiating a law firm’s services and value.

“More than ever, law firm leaders must become more effective in achieving their firms’ strategic goals, including generating and retaining business,” said Freeman. “Assembling the right team, armed with proprietary insights creates a competitive advantage for firms.”

About Gerson Lehrman Group
Gerson Lehrman Group provides technology and services to support a marketplace for expertise. Since 1998, its platform for consultation and collaboration has helped the world's leading financial services firms, consultancies, corporations, and nonprofits find, engage, and manage experts in a broad range of industries and disciplines. In 2007, the company launched services to the legal sector.

Gerson Lehrman Group's unparalleled network of the world's leading expert consultants, known as the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils, includes more than 250,000 subject-matter experts who educate and provide insight to decision makers through a wide range of consulting methods, including telephone consultations, expert surveys, and seminars. For more information about Gerson Lehrman Group, please visit


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