EAGAN, Minn. – Legendary investigative journalist and associate editor of The Washington Post, Bob Woodward, will deliver the keynote address at the 20th annual Law Firm Leaders Forum. Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute, a comprehensive resource for legal leaders and industry professionals, will host the annual forum Oct. 8-9, 2015, in New York.

Woodward will discuss leadership and the lessons he has learned from observing the political, economic and foreign policy issues that have shaped modern America. He joins a distinguished panel of law firm managing partners, academics and more who will explore the fundamental issues impacting the business and practice of law.

“We are proud to mark the 20th year of the Law Firm Leaders Forum with a great slate of topics and speakers that remind us why this is one of the industry’s preeminent legal networking events,” said Mike Abbott, vice president of Client Management and Global Thought Leadership for the Legal business of Thomson Reuters. “I am pleased that Bob Woodward and our notable panel of speakers will continue our tradition of offering insights into the most important trends changing the business of law.”

The forum will provide insight on the state of the legal profession and the ongoing challenges affecting leadership throughout the world’s largest law firms. Among the topics at this year’s event:

  • Restoring professionalism to the practice of law
  • Leading change, the meaning of client relationships in the 21st century
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity in the global law firm

“I congratulate Mike Abbott and the Legal Executive Institute team on 20 years of bringing the most important conversations to the fore at the Law Firm Leaders Forum,” said Charlotte Rushton, managing director of U.S. Large Law Firms for Thomson Reuters. “This year’s conference will bring together many of the most influential leaders in the legal market to learn and connect with others who are shaping large law.”

For more information, or to register for the event, visit Law Firm Leaders Leaders Forum page on legalexecutiveinstitute.com.


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