Insights from the Top Podcast | Season 1

October 2023

Featuring powerful, incisive commentary from today’s law firm leaders and our Executive Chairman David Teece, the Insights from the Top podcast series unpacks the foundations of law firm success as an organization, along with adaptation during one of the most transformative eras in workplace history. In this interview-style podcast, Dr. Teece sits down with some of law’s most influential managerial voices.

Episode 7

Dr. Teece speaks with Amy Stewart, founding partner of Stewart Law Group in Dallas. They talk about the hallmark of her firm—that you don’t have to sacrifice merit to get diversity—as well as how sports influenced her leadership style, the history of Stewart Law Group, and maintaining a strong firm culture.

Episode 6

Dr. Teece speaks with Betty Temple, the US chair and chief executive officer of Womble Bond Dickinson, a transatlantic law firm with a deep bench of more than a thousand attorneys based in the US and UK. They discuss how artificial intelligence is shaping the future of the legal industry, why face-to-face collaboration matters, and the importance of connecting business and legal perspectives as a trusted advisor to growing clients.

Episode 5

Dr. Teece speaks with Anthony Norton, a leading competition lawyer and cofounder of Nortons Inc. They discuss important trends in competition law in South Africa, the firm’s philosophy on pro bono work, and efforts to support constitutional democracy in South Africa.

Episode 4

Dr. Teece speaks with Matt Getz, a partner and highly experienced practitioner at Pallas Partners. They discuss Pallas’ expansion in New York, the changes the firm made in the midst of the pandemic, and the “why” behind its recent launch.

Episode 3

Dr. Teece speaks with James Libson, managing partner of Mishcon de Reya. They discuss Mishcon’s strategic direction and independence, agility in decision-making, and the past, present, and future of the firm.

Episode 2

Dr. Teece speaks with John Quinn, founder of the global litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. They discuss the firm’s specialized focus on litigation, retention and recent developments at the firm, and greater investment in future leaders within the industry.

Episode 1

Dr. Teece speaks with Bill Baldiga, a partner at and the former chief executive officer of the law firm Brown Rudnick. They discuss topics including competitive markets, disruptive solutions, and how creativity can impact culture.

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