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Big Law has a leadership problem and, given the ultra-competitive talent market and a vast expanse of untrodden ground as the industry emerges out of the pandemic, law firm leaders need to adapt, Scott Westfahl, a professor at Harvard Law School and the director of its executive education program, said Tuesday.

“I just think the talent market and the world of talent is changing dramatically. Organizations that take a strict, hardline, ’You have to be in the office every day,’ are going to attract a narrow band of people, and I don’t think they’re going to be able to scale and grow,” Westfahl said in a LegalWeek(year) 2021 webinar moderated by Gina Passarella, editor-in-chief of global legal brands, ALM, and Patrick Fuller, vice president, intelligence, ALM Intelligence, on Tuesday.

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Dylan Jackson

Dylan Jackson writes about the business of law and race. He can be reached at [email protected] or 305-347-6677. On Twitter @DylanBJackson

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