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Special Event: How Professionals and Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

March 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Harvard Law School Campus, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB

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Join Lecturer on Law and CLP Distinguished Fellow, Heidi K. Gardner, for the launch of her new book Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos. With case studies and real-world insights, Dr. Gardner delivers an authoritative case for the value of collaboration to today’s professionals, their firms and clients, and shows concretely how to achieve it.

About the Book:

In Smart Collaboration, Dr. Gardner shows that firms earn higher margins, inspire greater client loyalty, attract and retain the best talent, produce more innovative work, and gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across boundaries. Her empirical research demonstrates clearly and convincingly that collaboration is worth the investments needed to make it “smart.”

About the Event:

Dr. Gardner will present key themes from her book as well as the latest research findings that didn’t make it into this edition. A panel of experts will offer insights into the importance of cross-silo collaboration in their organizations. Panelists and Dr. Gardner will host a Q&A session.   Networking and cocktail reception to follow.

Featured Expert Panelists:

Jeff Carp, Chief Legal Officer of State Street Corp
Susan Gianinno, Chairman of Publicis Worldwide (NA)
Mandy DeFilippo, Chief Risk Officer (International) of Global Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley
Roger Meltzer, Global Co-Chairman, DLA Piper
Panel moderator: Reena Sengupta, Architect of the FT Innovative Lawyers reports

Copies of Smart Collaboration:
The first 100 people to register will receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Gardner’s book, Smart Collaboration.

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About the Author:
Heidi K. Gardner, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, a Lecturer on Law and Faculty Chair of the school’s Accelerated Leadership Program. Formerly, she was a professor at Harvard Business School and a McKinsey consultant.


March 28, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Center on the Legal Profession


Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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