Principal, McKenna & Associates Inc. 

Patrick J. McKenna is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, strategist and seasoned advisor to the leaders of premier law firms.  He is widely credited with being one of the profession’s foremost authorities on practice group leadership and the author or co-author of eight books including international business bestseller First Among Equals: How To Manage A Group of Professionals with David Maister (Free Press) and most recently, The Changing of The Guard: Selecting Your Next Firm Leader, Second Edition (Ark Publishing).  He co-leads an annual program entitled: First 100 Days: MasterClass For The New Firm Leader.

Patrick is the subject of a Harvard Law case study entitled: Innovations in Legal Consulting; the recipient of an honorary fellowship from Leaders Excellence of Harvard Square; and co-founder and member of LIFT: Legal Institute for Forward Thinking – an international Think-Tank and coalition of recognized thought-leaders that meets to brainstorm, debate and analyze top issues and future trends impacting the legal industry with an objective of “raising the awareness of market disruption.”

He has worked with at least one of the top ten largest law firms in each of over a dozen different countries.