Managing Director - Strategy & Research
Steve has over 35 years of experience developing focused strategic insights resulting in upside growth for professional services firms and legal industry companies around the world. In addition to practicing law, he started and managed several privately owned legal industry publishing, education and consulting services businesses before joining The Thomson Corporation in 1992.
From 1992 to 2009, Steve held executive leadership positions within Thomson Professional Publishing (Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, Bancroft Whitney), Thomson Reuters (West Publishing, West Law School Publishing) and Thomson Consulting Services (Vice President, CMO Hildebrandt International, Baker Robbins and Thomson Litigation Consulting).
He is the founder and former Executive Director of the Thomson Professional Publishing Internet Incubator (1997 – 2001) and West LegalEdcenter (2001 -2005). Steve also served as Managing Director of the Legal Executive Briefings leading the design, production and day-to-day management of the annual events at Pebble Beach from 2006 to 2009.
Steve launched Daitch Consulting in 2009 and affiliated with Catapult Growth Partners in 2011. His services include developing client-focused strategies by aligning firms’ capabilities and capacities with client values and needs. In conjunction with Thomson Reuters Legal Division world-wide, Steve created the inaugural 2011 Asia Pacific Managing Partners Legal Executive Briefing in Hong Kong.
Steve’s recent projects include working with the management teams of AmLaw 250 firms to identify growth opportunities for specific practice groups and national offices and leading a mid-size West Coast law firm’s executive team to analyze their unique values and culture to drive competitive advantage while holding shareholders accountable for annual business plans. Working with legal industry services providers, he designs thought leader events for the senior management teams of largest law firms in US.
Steve is a member of the California State Bar. He earned his JD from the University of San Diego School of Law and his Master’s Degree in Law Firm Management from The George Washington University. He was awarded Yellow Belt designation from the Lean Legal Sigma organization and Certificates in Financial Planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania an in Leadership Development from the Center for Creative Leadership in North Carolina.