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A year after Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner was formed following a trans-Atlantic merger, leadership at the firm in 2019 turned to McKinsey & Co. to plot out a strategy for how to face the future.

But recognizing that a document, however well-researched, from a top-flight consultancy is worthless without securing buy-in from partners and other stakeholders, the firm also took measures to shake up its C-suite. BCLP tasked an existing partner with overseeing its reorganization, placing him in the new role of chief transformation officer, while bringing in a new chief operating officer from Baker McKenzie.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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