We know that more law firms are doing away with traditional office designs and are moving toward open spaces that promote collaboration.

But what does the process look like? How do you get everyone in a law firm—where strong opinions abound—on board and rowing in the same direction?

Many firms are shedding the old model that bestows offices with ever-more square footage to lawyers as they climb the partnership ranks. Instead, some firms are shifting to uniform-sized offices for use when privacy is required and loosely structured workspaces for other times.

In this week’s Legal Speak episode, we talk with White & Case partner Jack Pace, an antitrust lawyer who spearheaded his firm’s redesign in its New York office, which was six years in the making. He shares what he learned in the process and how the new space better fits with changes in the practice of law.

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