Senior Director - Law Firm Strategy and M&A
John earned his JD at UCLA and began his career practicing law at a national firm. He has been a strategic advisor to law firms and organizations for nearly 15 years and is listed in Lawdragon’s 100 Legal Consultants You Need to Know.
John completed the top advanced degree program in the US that combines strategy and leadership development—Pepperdine University’s Master of Science in Organization Development. While there, John wrote his master’s thesis on culture clash in mergers. After helping to build McMorrowSavarese, the top law firm consulting practice in California, John opened the Los Angeles office for Hildebrandt International. At the time, Hildebrandt was the largest global consulting firm focused on law firms.
John understands the decision-making challenges within organizations of all sizes and offers his clients a highly developed expertise in group facilitation. In any consulting engagement, John helps firms put the most critical and challenging issues on the table and deal with them constructively.
John is adjunct faculty at the Justice Leadership Institute at the U.S. Department of Justice and is often a featured speaker and facilitator at retreats and industry events.