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Legal Management Consulting

The Experience of Experience.

Our team has over 200 years of collective legal management experience. Whether it's helping your firm chart a course for success over a changing landscape, recruiting new partners, or completing due diligence for a combination, our team is at the ready. With the wherewithal, attitude, and service-mentality that you've come to expect from GLC, our team will help take you where you need to go. Our experience lies in working with law firm leadership, both as consultants and as senior-level and executive management positions with several of the nation's leading law firms. This ensures that we bring a comprehensive team of seasoned law firm professionals to every engagement. Click the link above to download the full brochure!


Bill Brennan

Bill Brennan has 35 years of experience in the legal profession including serving in executive roles for two Am Law 200 firms. His specialities include negotiating deal terms, mergers and valuing law firms. He has turned around several Am Law 200 firms that were in a fiscal crisis. His career began at Price Waterhouse and he spent over a decade as a principal with Altman Weil, Inc.

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S. Daniel Anderson

Dan Anderson retired from Dentons US LLP as of April 30, 2016, and is now working with the Firm on a consulting basis. Prior to retirement, Dan Anderson served as Chief Operating Officers of Dentons US LLP, and was responsible for guiding the administrative operations during the transition and integration following the merger with McKenna Long.

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Mary Ellen Dewinter

Mary Ellen has over 20 years of experience in the professional services industry including regional and global management positions in three Am Law 100 firms. Her diverse experience includes strategic planning, operations management, practice management, project management, marketing and business development. She also has a strong background leading complex processes and integration efforts through mergers & acquisitions.


Paul Kruse

Paul has over 35 years of experience working in professional service firms. He is currently a senior advisor to Steptoe & Johnson LLP, stepping down as Steptoe's COO after 18 years. Paul was responsible for all administrative, financial, operating and strategic planning activities at the firm. His earlier experience included senior positions at Arnold & Porter, Milbank Tweed and Price Waterhouse.


Nina Cunningham

Nina is the president of Quidlibet Research, LLC. She is a broadly-educated and innovative professional with excellent communication skills. She has more than 30 years of experience in results-oriented strategic management, business development, and management improvement services for law firms, new ventures, and small businesses with fees contingent upon cost reduction.

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Debra Baltzell

Debra Baltzell has more than 25 years of experience with regional professional service firms. Her positions have included firm-wide responsibility for the areas of finance, operations, human resources, benefits/compensation, strategic planning, succession planning, and acquisitions/dispositions.


Donna Corini

Donna Corini has over 20 years of legal marketing experience helping law firms achieve revenue, profit, and market share growth across highly complex and competitive markets. As the chief marketing officer for an Am Law 200 firm in Washington, DC, she was responsible for leading all firm-wide strategic marketing and business development efforts. Donna also served as a key strategic advisor to the firm's leadership focusing on metrics, accountability, and quality control.

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Barry Strauss

Barry Strauss is an accomplished leader and strategic planner with more than 40 years of experience positively impacting law firms' bottom lines. Barry served as the executive director of an Am Law 200 firm in Washington, DC as the right hand person to the firm's chairman and was involved in every aspect of the management and growth of the firm. He oversaw a lean organizational structure that drove an industry leading percentage to the partners of the firm and grew revenue and profitability every year.

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Heidi S. Hayden

Heidi S. Hayden, SHRM-SCP brings 30 years of progressive human resource leadership and experience building and developing innovative human resource programs and departments to her consulting work. She is an experienced c-suite executive that has worked in a variety of industries, both for-profit and not-for-profit.  Her background includes the position of Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) for prominent NYC based national and international law firms and Chief People Officer (CPO) of a nationally recognized not-for-profit cultural institution.  

Heidi served 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. She holds an M.S. Degree in Management and Human Resources. Heidi’s background includes 10 years as an adjunct professor teaching graduate level courses in leadership, management, and human resources.  She is certified as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

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