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How are are law firm finance leaders handling the crisis?

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WHO'S WHO THIS MONTH

Mike Bailey
Mike Bailey
Managing director
Pinnacle

Comment:
Cash in the time of Covid-19
p11

Catherine Kemnitz, Axiom
Catherine Kemnitz
Global head of legal
Axiom

Opinion:
2020: legal hindsight
p9

Diane Gilhooley Eversheds
Diane Gilhooley
Global head of human resources and pensions
Eversheds Sutherland

Opinion:
Supportive acts
p10

Katie DeBord BCLP Cubed
Katie DeBord
Global chief innovation officer
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Profile:
Think inside the cube
p21

Tomy Williams Jomati
Tony Williams
Principal
Jomati Consultants

Feature:
Is finance fit for a crisis?
p14

Guy Adams Intapp
Guy Adams
General manager, leaders and professional solutions
Intapp

Spotlight:
Critical connections
p24

Gareth Thomas Intapp
Gareth Thomas
Practice group leader, marketing and BD
Intapp

Spotlight:
Critical connections
p24

Jason Haines A&O
Jason Haines
Global finance and operations director
Allen & Overy

Feature:
Is finance fit for a crisis?
p14

Mike Giles Fieldfisher
Mike Giles
Finance director
Fieldfisher

Feature:
Is finance fit for a crisis?
p14

Ali Fenwick
Dr Ali Fenwick
Behavioural scientist
Nyenrode Business University

Opinion:
Are you a productive or a panic worker?
p8

Adrian Avanzato Pinsent Masons
Adrian Avanzato
Head of pricing
Pinsent Masons

Feature:
Is finance fit for a crisis?
p14

David Carter, NRF
David Carter
Chief product officer
Norton Rose Fulbright

Feature:
Is finance fit for a crisis?
p14

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ISSUE IN BRIEF

Briefing June20 cover

Law firms appear to have managed the move of multiple teams to all-dispersed, all-screen-sharing remote working pretty well – but the challenges the novel coronavirus presents to their models and management certainly don’t end there. In midst of cashflow concerns and profitability pressure, what will any new normal we now begin to see mean for Briefing‘s other staple subjects – technology strategy of course; business development and client relationship management; pricing and project management; and the relatively fledgling innovation agenda?

IS FINANCE FIT FOR A CRISIS?

Firms’ finance functions have implemented much to improve in recent years, improving efficiency and profitability by addressing some long-term challenges. But a global pandemic has forced them to consider new perspectives and accelerate more flexible thinking, hears Josh Adcock

THINK INSIDE THE CUBE

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Innovation comes in many different shapes. The high-volume legal solutions team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner makes the case for cubed to Josh Adcock

A BRIGHTER OUTLOOK

Moving enterprise, matter and financial management to the cloud will accelerate now firms have shifted to remote working to handle the Covid-19 crisis. It’s a logical next step, not a leap into the unknown, says Jim Godman, senior director, software sales, at Thomson Reuters Legal Europe

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