Ceil O’Connor Joins The Wickford Group as Director of Program and Business Development, Deepening the Company’s Client Service Training Expertise

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Former Director of Professional Development of AmLaw 200 firm to lead program and business development efforts

Ceil’s vast experience as a practicing lawyer, coupled with her equally extensive experience developing programs to train some of the country’s top lawyers, makes her an extremely valuable addition to The Wickford Group team

Ceil O’Connor, former Cozen O’Connor Director of Professional Development & Pro Bono Initiatives, joins The Wickford Group as Director of Program and Business Development, adding to the depth and richness of the company’s unique client-centric consulting and training services. The Wickford Group’s first-in class training and consulting services emanate from the “client’s perspective”, and as such, serve as a competitive differentiator for its law firm clientele. Ms. O’Connor will spearhead the development of the company’s distinctive client relationship and business development programs, and will take leading role forging and maintaining relationships with The Wickford Group’s clients.

“Ceil’s vast experience as a practicing lawyer, coupled with her equally extensive experience developing programs to train some of the country’s top lawyers, makes her an extremely valuable addition to The Wickford Group team,” said Valeria Bailey, Senior Advisor and General Counsel for The Wickford Group. “Ceil has been a staple in the professional development world for the past decade and she’s designed and implemented substantive training, client service training, coaching on business development tactics, interactive skills based workshops, just to name a few. While overseeing the firm’s professional development programs, Ceil took on the dual role of improving pro bono performance of firm attorneys, which allowed her to align pro bono opportunities with career goals. The breadth of her skill set and the depth of her relationships will benefit The Wickford Group tremendously. We’re excited to have Ceil on board, and I am really looking forward to working with her to build a suite of client relationship programs that are unmatched in the industry.”

“I have seen dozens of client service and business development programs for lawyers, both designed by external consultants and by internal development groups. But I’ve never seen programs like those offered by The Wickford Group,” said Ms. O’Connor. “This is a company that thinks differently, is built differently and approaches the market differently. They have a unique understanding of what clients look for from their outside counsel which differentiates them from any consultant or trainer I’ve worked with. I am so excited to be able to help them take that understanding of the client to further enhance their distinctive brand of consulting and training programs.”

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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