Speakers: Casey Ryan

Event Type: CLE / CPD, Women's Initiative Network of Reed Smith (WINRS)

Location Name:
Reed Smith Centre, 225 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Start Date/Time:
21 July 2015
End Date/Time:
21 July 2015

Innovation Required: New Delivery and Design of Work Models for the Legal Profession

In partnership with PNC’s Office of the General Counsel’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, the Women’s Initiative Network of Reed Smith invites you to a discussion about the changing legal profession and innovations to help lawyers, law firms and legal departments thrive in 2015 and beyond.

Acclaimed author and legal industry expert Deborah Epstein Henry will present the seven key themes in her new co-authored book on innovative legal models: innovation, value, predictability and trust, flexibility, talent development, diversity and inclusion, and relationship building. Debbie will discuss how embracing these seven concepts drives improvements in the delivery of client services and the lives of lawyers and, thereby, contributes to increased profitability, productivity and satisfaction.

Following Debbie’s presentation, she will moderate a conversation with Greg Jordan, PNC’s General Counsel; Chip Carter, Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; and Casey Ryan, Global Head of Legal Personnel of Reed Smith.

The conversation among these key leaders will tackle how innovative new models can more effectively deliver legal education and services. Attendees will gain insights into how to navigate the dynamic legal practice environment and seize opportunities as the legal profession evolves.


William “Chip” Carter, Jr., Dean – University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Gregory B. Jordan, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs – PNC

Casey Ryan, Global Head of Legal Personnel and Partner, Labor & Employment Group – Reed Smith

Speaker and Moderator:

Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq. is an internationally recognized expert, consultant and public speaker on the future of the legal profession. Debbie’s first book, LAW & REORDER, was the #1 best-selling ABA Flagship Publishing book for 2011. Debbie is the founder of the consulting firm Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, and the co-founder and managing director of the secondment firm Bliss Lawyers.


Registration: 3:30 p.m.
Program: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

CLE: This program has been presumptively approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.

To register for this event, contact the event coordinator.