George Washington University Masters in Professional Studies (GWU– MPS) Law Firm Management Cohort

The Institute is pleased to launch the GWU – MPS Law Firm Management Cohort in recognition that the graduates of this highly esteemed program hold – and will continue to hold -- roles central to driving and delivering value for their respective law firms.

The George Washington College of Professional Studies created this Program in response to the need for highly skilled and adaptable leadership in law firms and companies providing services to law firms. This unique, flexible program provides law firm professionals with the business and leadership knowledge they need to succeed in the fast-growing law firm industry. Program faculty included professors from the George Washington School of Business, College of Professional Studies, and adjunct professors from the legal field including the Managing Partners and Executive Directors of a number of Am Law 100 firms.

Students have attended the Program from law firms of varying sizes located throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, including professional administrators from Simpson Thacher; Debevoise & Plimpton; McDermott Will & Emery; DLA Piper; Jones Day; Vinson and Elkins; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Patterson Belknap; Hogan Lovell; Weil Gotshal; and Skadden Arps to name but a few.

Cohort goals:

  1. Promote the value of the Program and its graduates to the legal community.
  2. Encourage GWU to eventually run the program again with better industry support.
  3. Encourage online and in-person networking of Program.
  4. Support career advancement of Program graduates.
  5. Hold educational calls or webinars of interest to Program graduates.

Next Cohort Call

Mar 17

GWU Cohort Call

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Apr 21

GWU Cohort Call

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May 19

GWU Cohort Call

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Jun 16

GWU Cohort Call

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See full schedule of upcoming calls here.  

 Members can also access a library of past calls here.

GWU Cohort Leadership

James R. Bailey

George Washington University

Hochberg Professorial Fellow of Leadership Development; Professor of Management

Amanda Brady

Legal Lean Sigma Institute LLC

Faculty, Senior Consultant - Strategic Talent and Business Process Improvement Advisor

John Ferko

Richards, Layton & Finger

Chief Operating Officer

Jason Santiago

Covington & Burling LLP

Director of Administration