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North America Innovative Lawyers 2017: Managing and Developing Talent - Law firms and legal service providers (2)

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Originality7
Leadership7
Impact7
Total innovation score21
CommentWorking with Gensler, the architectural firm, became one of the first US law firms to move to a totally open-plan environment with its New York Office. The result is a cost-effective and collaborative space.

North America Innovative Lawyers 2017: Managing and Developing Talent - Law firms and legal service providers

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Total innovation score24
CommentIn an attempt to tackle the failings of a pyramid model of training aimed towards achieving partnership positions, the firm altered its model to a more personalised approach. This allows lawyers to eschew promotion to partnership and incorporates secondments with clients and specialist training.