About Us

About Us

David KinnearThanks for stopping by and for your interest in what we’re doing. Let me explain a little.

The legal industry is embarked upon a decade of truly unprecedented change. Sound and visionary leadership – in all its many aspects – will be critical. High Performance Counsel provides a sounding board – for the many voices and perspectives that comprise the industry both now and in our collective future. It also serves as a leader-board – bringing into the spotlight those individuals, organizations and solutions that are leading the way and framing our future.

High Performance Counsel is a place to find authentic leadership on a range of issues, including that of leadership itself in a changing industry, a digital workplace and a global economy. We bring forward a rich and diverse tapestry of excellence – the practical, the philosophical, the technical and the visionary – so our readership, our industry and its many ultimate clients and customers are better informed and better served. We grow and learn together.

In such a busy industry it is all too easy for voices to be lost and positions to be misunderstood. In the quest for change, much new wisdom displaces conventional wisdom yet, perhaps, the combined wisdom is a better outcome. We all gain through discussion – a common sharing of thoughts, ideas, fears, ideals and opportunities. We gain through great leadership.

I invite you to enjoy the interviews, articles and white papers shared here – and the news we track. And if you would like to highlight your work, your technology or that of your organization – then do get in touch.

High Performance Counsel is for you. Welcome!

yours,

 

David Kinnear

CEO & Chief Conversationalist

 

On #LegalMosaic: Mark Cohen Discusses “The Future Lawyer”

On #LegalMosaic: Mark Cohen Discusses “The Future Lawyer”

HPC Contributor and Advisory Board Member Mark Cohen opines on the future role of lawyers and the special role they still have to play in society. As the lawyers of the future recreate the legal marketplace, they must zealously defend the rule of law. Its defense will be their most important matter, a constant reminder of what it means to be a lawyer and why the profession is so important to preserving the freedoms so many take for granted.

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OLGA MACK & KATIA BLOOM: SERENA WILLIAMS AND STAR-POWERED BOARDS

OLGA MACK & KATIA BLOOM: SERENA WILLIAMS AND STAR-POWERED BOARDS

Some organizations shine while others struggle. Some navigate difficult points with greater ease than others and cultivate a more popular and appealing acceptance in the broader public space. The reasons for this may be many and varied. In this article, our Contributors Olga Mack and Katia Bloom look at the many benefits of star-powered Boards for today’s growing organization.

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DON’T BET AGAINST THIS GUY – UNLESS YOU ENJOY LOSING: STEVEN FRIEL, CEO OF WOODSFORD LITIGATION FUNDING, TAKES ON THE #BAKERSDOZEN

DON’T BET AGAINST THIS GUY – UNLESS YOU ENJOY LOSING: STEVEN FRIEL, CEO OF WOODSFORD LITIGATION FUNDING, TAKES ON THE #BAKERSDOZEN

When the story of law is written for the next decade, litigation funding will feature prominently as the broader role of finance quietly but surely redefines the legal industry. We think it’s a new defining element of what is to come and we cannot over-estimate its importance. So it is with great pleasure that we got speaking with Steven Friel, CEO of Woodsford Litigation Funding – one of the sharpest minds in legal finance today. He’s not someone to bet against – unless you like losing, of course. Clear, articulate and purposeful, he doesn’t waste words. If you’re grappling with what the future looks like, Steven’s insights are a great place to start. Here he takes on the infamous #BakersDozen.

#BakersDozen is a series of interviews with leading professionals in the fields of law, consulting, finance, tech, and more.

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Mplace CO-FOUNDER CALEB KING ON THE MODERN WORKFORCE, TECH AND MORE – IN THE INFAMOUS #BAKERSDOZEN

Mplace CO-FOUNDER CALEB KING ON THE MODERN WORKFORCE, TECH AND MORE – IN THE INFAMOUS #BAKERSDOZEN

The greatest challenge the industry faces is adjusting its business model to continue to deliver the high level of service that blue chip clients have come to expect, while engaging and retaining today’s millennial work force. On the forefront of change in workforce deployment, co-founder of Mplace, Caleb King tackes the issues of modern law and leadership – in the #BakersDozen.

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