Valeria Bailey Joins The Wickford Group, Substantially Deepening and Broadening the Expertise of the Firm’s First-In-Class Legal Consulting Services

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Former Rand McNally General Counsel teams up with leading legal training and consulting firm

Valeria had a number of opportunities she could have pursued, so we’re very fortunate to have her depth of experience, enthusiasm and commitment available to our clients.

Valeria Bailey, former Rand McNally General Counsel, joins The Wickford Group as a Senior Advisor and General Counsel, expanding The Wickford Group’s national reach of its distinctive brand of legal consulting services. The Wickford Group’s first-in class training and consulting services are uniquely based on the “client’s perspective”, and as such, serve as a competitive differentiator for its law firm clientele. Ms. Bailey will be tasked with driving strategic initiatives of The Wickford Group, and developing and implementing client relationship and business development programs for law firms in consultation with thought leaders and subject matter specialist, focusing on feedback and input from nationally regarded senior in-house counsel. Ms. Bailey will also serve as General Counsel of The Wickford Group.

In 2012, Ms. Bailey received the “Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Illinois” Award from the National Diversity Council. She was also recognized by the First Chair Organization as Top General Counsel in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

“We are excited to have Valeria join our team,” said Rod Boddie, Principal and Senior Advisor for The Wickford Group. “Her recognition as one of the top general counsel in the country speaks not only to her talent as a lawyer, but to her commitment to building stronger partnerships between in-house and outside counsel. We know that Valeria had a number of opportunities she could have pursued, so we’re very fortunate to have her depth of experience, enthusiasm and commitment available to our clients.”

“Since its inception, The Wickford Group has offered law firms a unique perspective of the delivery of legal services – the client’s perspective,” said Ms. Bailey. “As a company made up predominately of in-house counsel, The Wickford Group has created client service, business development and marketing programs for law firms that directly address the needs of the firms’ clients. I couldn’t image a place that would be a better fit me. I’m delighted to join the Wickford team.”

ABOUT THE WICKFORD GROUP:

The Wickford Group is a premier legal training and consulting company providing high-end customized client relationship solutions to law firms across the country. By drawing on its members’ experience as in-house counsel and by incorporating the thoughts and opinions of dozens of in-house lawyers, The Wickford Group creates training initiatives that guide outside counsel on what clients expect from their lawyers and how to effectively deliver it. For more information, visit http://www.thewickfordgroup.com.

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