Lori Berman, adjunct prof at Georgetown Law, Hogan Lovells US LLP; Heather Bock, visit prof of law Georgetown Law, Hogan Lovells US LLP; James W. Jones, sr fellow, Georgetown Law, Legal Management Resources LLC; Lisa Rohrer, dir exec education, Georgetown Law
The Partnering for Value program is Georgetown Law’s debut executive education workshop that will bring together both law firm attorneys and in-house counsel participants to build skills for effective partnering. In addition to developing an understanding of the fundamentals of collaboration and undergoing individual assessments, the hallmark of this program is a unique simulation where in-house and outside counsel work together on a complex legal matter. This simulation will offer hands-on experience with real-time feedback in a safe learning environment. During the two-day course, participants will focus on topics such as managing expectations and handling difficult situations and conversations; understanding the client’s or stakeholder’s preferences and empathizing with their challenges; addressing the underlying issues or not obvious needs of clients and stakeholders; and understanding how to move from subject matter expert to trusted advisor to provide counsel with a long-term perspective.