Articles and White Papers

Taking Collaboration to the Next Level; a Critical Component to Not Only Survive but Thrive

November 1, 2021

  Like all organizations, AlvaradoSmith has faced challenges throughout its history, but the global havoc wreaked by COVID-19 crystalized the need to reexamine AlvaradoSmith’s collaboration practices so that it could best serve its clients during an unprecedented time of global uncertainty. As AlvaradoSmith’s Marketing and Business Development Director, Mayra Jimenez leans on the power of […]


Implementing Smart Collaboration Series: Part 3 – Identifying and Prioritizing Client Opportunities

October 28, 2020

In this white paper series, Harvard’s Center for the Legal Profession Distinguished Fellow and Executive Education Faculty Chair Heidi Gardner lays out a research-based, practical approach for law firms to turn their collaboration strategy into a living, breathing part of daily life.  Part 3 of this series discusses tech-enabled ways to analyze, identify and prioritize collaborative growth […]


Webinar: “Leading in a Crisis: How to Navigate Successfully to a New Normal”

August 5, 2020

Hear from Professors David Wilkins and Scott Westfahl about the ways COVID-19 is affecting the legal profession, the roles of lawyers, and the importance of leadership development. (Recorded June 25, 2020)


Leading in a Crisis: Anchor Your Decisions and Your Communications in Your Values

June 15, 2020

The better our institutions – including law firms and in-house legal departments — are able to identify and communicate what we stand for and why, the better we will serve ourselves, or organizations, our clients and our societies.


Why Your Firm Needs a Sector-Based Strategy—and How to Build One

January 9, 2020

Read the latest from Dr. Heidi Gardner and David Harvey on why a sector-based approach is the approach your clients need. Dr. Gardner is a distinguished scholar at the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, and faculty chair of the Accelerated Leadership Program and the Sector Leadership Master Class at HLS Executive Education.


Fostering an Innovative Culture: What Marketing Leaders Can Do

October 29, 2019

Learn about the 6 factors that drive innovation in this article by Faculty Director Professor Scott Westfahl.


Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies: The Rise, Transformation, and Significance of the New Corporate Legal Ecosystem in India, Brazil, and China

September 16, 2019

A report by the Center on the Legal Profession: Professor David Wilkins, David Trubek, and Bryon Fong.


LMA Podcast: Smart Collaboration: Generating Value and Establishing Trust with Dr. Heidi Gardner

September 12, 2019

Collaboration is becoming more and more necessary and important for law firm growth, but why? What exactly is smart collaboration, how can your firm implement it and what role do legal marketing professionals play to support it? In the latest episode of the LMA Podcast, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s Cynthia Voth, 2019 LMA President, speaks […]


JET-Powered Learning

August 22, 2019

Read about the innovative J.D coursework our faculty are involved with at Harvard Law School.


Taking the ‘Alternative’ out of Alternative Legal Service Providers: Remapping the Corporate Legal Ecosystem in the Age of Integrated Solutions

May 16, 2019

A chapter by Professor David Wilkins and Maria J. Estban Ferrer from “New Suits: Appetite for Distruption in the Legal World” eds. Michele Destefano and Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna.