From appointing new senior leaders, to growing the ratio of attorneys to secretaries and installing new management software, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has been on a campaign to revamp several aspects of its administrative functions over the last year.

However, the transitions have proven rocky for the California-born Am Law 100 firm, which has faced difficulties in retaining secretaries as they become responsible for supporting more lawyers and in a troubled rollout of new software.