Articles and White Papers

New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World

February 28, 2019

Professor Michele Destefano’s newest book is here!  Filled with chapters written by experts in the intersection of law, innovation, and technology, this book provides a global perspective on the diverse legal service delivery ecosystem that will be our future. It provides chapter upon chapter (reason upon reason) explaining why lawyers can and should increase their […]


Money on the Table

October 2, 2018

Heidi Gardner – Under pressure to develop deep expertise as a way to differentiate themselves in a crowded legal arena, many lawyers have focused more and more on a narrow aspect of the law—data privacy for financial institutions in the European Union, say, or public-private partnerships in the transportation sector.


A Hackathon to Promote Diversity in Law

July 12, 2018

In June 2018, Harvard Law School Executive Education hosted the Diversity Lab’s first Diversity in Law Hackathon. Read this Harvard Law Today article to learn about the organization, the event, and how HLS Executive Education content helped prepare teams of lawyers to tackle critical issues.


A New, Collaborative Model for Lawyer Professional Development

June 26, 2018

This new model for lawyer professional development — far better aligned to the present and future than the old, divided responsibility model — is offered as a starting point for a revolution in talent development.


Podcast Interview with Professor Scott Westfahl on the New Model of Professional Development

January 18, 2018

Scott Westfahl, HLS Professor and Faculty Director of Executive Education, speaks with Good2bSocial’s Tim Baran about the new model for developing lawyers – including the emergence of design thinking and creativity thinking principles, using networks for problem solving, and teaching law students to work in teams to promote innovation.


Podcast Interview with Dr. Heidi K. Gardner on Smart Collaboration

January 18, 2018

Collaboration will be more important tomorrow than it is today. During this Legal Marketing 2.0 podcast episode, Dr. Heidi K. Gardner, Distinguished Fellow at HLS Center on the Legal Profession, joins Good2bSocial’s CEO Guy Alvarez to discuss the research based benefits of smart collaboration in the legal industry.


Delegating Effectively to Develop and Motivate Others

December 7, 2017

In this article published in Law Practice Magazine, Professor Scott Westfahl and Anusia Gillespie discuss how delegating work within law firms satisfies both client and associate needs.


Industry-Focused Collaboration for Law Firms (LMA Podcast)

November 21, 2017

Legal marketers can help their firms implement industry sector strategies, but what does it take to be successful? In this episode, LMA President Jill Weber and Dr. Heidi Gardner discuss ways you can help your firms succeed with industry-focused collaboration.


Law Firms Must Transition To An Industry Sector Approach

November 2, 2017

In this article, author Heidi Gardner, distinguished fellow at the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, is interviewed by Anusia Gillespie on the necessity of a law firm’s transition to an industry sector approach, and the steps to get there.


Three Myths of Collaboration

October 11, 2017

View this Facebook Live session with Accelerated Leadership Program Chair and CLP Distinguished Fellow, Dr. Heidi Gardner. Watch here!