Fordham Law School Launches Structural Issues in Law Firm Management Program


Today, Fordham Law launches its first program in Structural Issues in Law Firm Management. The program, which is a partnership with the Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho, features a range of speakers, including lawyers in leadership positions and senior non-lawyer staff at leading law firms and companies in the U.S. and beyond.

“The program provides a unique opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of law firm management, which is critically important, especially in these disruptive times,” said Amadeu Ribeiro, co-director of the program and the partner in charge of the New York City office of Mattos Filho.

“We are enormously proud of this initiative,” said Dean Matthew Diller. “We are especially gratified to see so many of our graduates as speakers in the program, which demonstrates the impact Fordham lawyers have had on the profession more broadly.”

Fordham Law alumni participating in the program include Ramzi Aboutaam LL.M. ’16, Pfizer, Palmina M. Fava ’97, Vinson & Elkins, Kim Koopersmith ’84, Akin Gump, Joseph M. McLaughlin, Simpson Thacher ’88, Maria-Leticia Ossa Daza LL.M. ’09, Willkie Farr, Antonio N. Piccirillo ’95, Proskauer, Amadeu C. Ribeiro LL.M. ’17, Mattos Filho, and Scott V. Simpson ’82, Skadden.

The program is offered via Zoom for one-hour sessions two mornings per week through May 17. Topics include Alignment and Innovation, Goals and Strategies, Strategic Management and Planning, Compensation Systems, Clients, Competitive Landscape, Law Firm Structures and Governance, Organizational Pillars, The Future of the Law Firm, People, Finances, Branding and Marketing, Pro Bono Practice, Risk Management, and Law Firm Management: Client Perspectives, featuring top lawyers from IPG and Pfizer.

The program has attracted more than 160 participants from the U.S. and around the world, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Italy, Kuwait, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay.

Fordham Law School and Mattos Filho hope to make this program a regular feature. Recordings of sessions are also available for purchase. Information about the program and new program dates, when available, can be found on the program’s webpage.



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